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Increasing transparency and engagement through improved data maturity, privacy and quality

16-18 March 2021  |  Intercontinental Wellington NZ  

The amount of data collected by government is higher than ever before. There are numerous promising opportunities to use advanced analytics and mine big data increasing business intelligence and improving the lives of citizens. Nevertheless, the corresponding investment in resources required to use data as an organisational asset means that it is not only often underutilised, but that strategic processes that ensure a high level of integrity, quality, and best practice governance are of paramount importance.

To leverage the full potential of data to increase transparency and increase citizen engagement, it will be essential that pragmatic approaches to data governance and management are developed with the aim of delivering tangible business outcomes. Privacy and security of data continues to be challenge, with the Privacy Act 2020 changing the way governments store and use data. Other pressing challenges include such as increasing data maturity and architecture, establishing data quality and integrity and creating a business case for data sharing and release.

The 3rd Annual NZ Government Data Summit will address the key challenges and trends affecting the government’s use of data and explore how it can best continue its ongoing digital government service development and leadership. Delegates will be provided with tools, strategies and case studies to develop best practice data governance strategies, use their data as a strategic asset and increase data literacy to maximise citizen centricity.

By attending this summit, you will learn how to: 

Improve data governance for enhanced, data-driven decision making

Increase data quality and integrity through data stewardship and improvement practices

Tackle the challenges to ethics, privacy and security of data 

Build the business case and address the impediments to increased data sharing and release

Hear from 30+ public sector data and analytics leaders

Jan Sheppard

Chief Data Officer

Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand - Wellington

Ott Velsberg

Government Chief Data Officer

Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication

Anil Arora

Chief Statistician

Statistics Canada

Kelly Jin

Chief Analytics Officer and Director, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics

City of New York

Anita Easton

Head of Data and Information

Oranga Tamariki

Steve Manners

Chief Information Officer

Tasman District Council

Manisha Joshi

Head of Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence

Environment Canterbury

Nick Valentine

Partner

DLA Piper

Stacey Young

Chief Information Officer

Marlborough District Council

Ali Khan

Head of Data and Information

Auckland District Health Board

Aileen Carlisle

Head of Transformation

Hastings District Council

Ganesh Selvaraj

Principal Data Scientist Advanced Analytics and AI Lead

Worksafe NZ

Amanda De Klerk

Manager Information Services

Health Promotion Agency

Dan Jenkins

Manager Analytics and Modelling

Ministry of Transport

Kayelle Drinkwater

General Manager Data Management and Analytics Branch

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Karen Blake

Head of Clinical Informatics

HealthAlliance

Simon Ross

Lead Data Steward

Ministry of Health

Agenda

8:00am

Registration opens

9:00am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Steve Manners
Chief Information Officer
Tasman District Council

Improving data governance for enhanced, data-driven decision making

9:10am

Increasing the reliability and reusability of data across an ecosystem 
• Challenging the traditional model data governance 
• Opening up access to ensure data is reusable by many organisational stakeholders 
• Improving reliability by consolidating and managing data collected from scattered sources 

Jan Sheppard
Chief Data Officer
Tertiary Education Commission

9:40am

Virtual presentation

International Keynote

Providing timelier, more detailed and qualitative data to decision makers during COVID-19 and beyond
• Driving innovation, trust and transparency in official statistics through leveraging new sources of data ethically and responsibly
• Implementing world leading methods to achieve enhanced privacy protection
• The importance of formal stakeholder engagements and partnerships in increasing reach and impact in an era of misinformation

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician
Statistics Canada

10:10am

Increasing internal data literacy and creating tools for access to data
• Improving internal data literacy so data is viewed as an asset rather than overhead
• Increasing employee’s ability to interpret data to embed evidence-based decision-making organisation wide
• Practical and user-friendly approaches to boost data capabilities

Kayelle Drinkwater
General Manager Data Management and Analytics Branch
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

10:40am

Morning refreshments

11:10am

Panel discussion: Assessing the value of data as an organisational asset
• Calculating the value of data and what the criteria involved should be
• Maximising the value of your organisational data
• Relating large amounts of data collected to its practical use 

Panellists:

Jan Sheppard
Chief Data Officer
Tertiary Education Commission

Stacey Young
Chief Information Officer
Marlborough District Council

Amanda De Klerk
Manager Information Services
Health Promotion Agency

12:00pm

Case Study: Leading future focused modelling and analytics at the Ministry of Transport
• The use of data analytics to support policy development
• Applying agent-based approach models as a response to crisis
• Examining modelling and prediction tools to predict future supply 

Dan Jenkins
Manager Analytics and Modelling
Ministry of Transport

Tackling the challenges to privacy and security of data

12:30pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30pm

Examining the impact of the Privacy Act 2020 on data use
• Demonstrating your ability to secure the data you collect
• Developing a privacy policy to ensure compliance and minimise the likelihood of reputational damage
• Setting out clear processes and managing complaints and investigations

Nick Valentine
Partner
DLA Piper

2:00pm

Developing a proactive approach towards cybersecurity and cyber fraud
• Reducing your risk of exposure to data loss or compromise due to fraud
• Moving to a preventative vs responsive approach towards data security
• Raising your organisational standards regarding data privacy and security

Stacey Young
Chief Information Officer
Marlborough District Council

2:30pm

Afternoon refreshments

3:00pm

International Keynote

Accelerating digital transformation in the light of COVID-19
• The benefits of the crisis to advance innovations like virtual personal assistant and improved access to open data
The role of interoperability services and digital state in combating COVID-19
• How Estonia has overcome the crisis through their base architecture and state services
•  The importance of data governance in supporting digital transformation – how Estonia approaches data governance and the lessons learned

Ott Velsberg
Government Chief Data Officer
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication

3:30pm

Addressing challenges to data sovereignty and security while moving to cloud storage
• Developing an approach to secure data privacy whilst moving data offshore
• Navigating challenges to data sovereignty in the applications of your data
• Transitioning to cloud-based storage to gain resource efficiencies

Amanda De Klerk
Manager Information Services
Health Promotion Agency

4:00pm

Closing remarks from the Chair and end of day one

8:00am

Registration opens

9:00am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Anita Easton
Head of Data and Information
Oranga Tamariki

Increasing data quality and integrity through data stewardship and improvement practices

9:10am

Strengthening analytics and AI using sophisticated knowledge models
• Driving artificial intelligence through knowledge models 
• Powering artificial intelligence using cognitive knowledge bases to support better decision
• Embedding human like knowledge into AI systems to generate pragmatic insights

Ganesh Selvaraj
Principal Data Scientist Advanced Analytics and AI Lead
Worksafe NZ

9:40am

International Keynote: 

An overview of best practices in data stewardship to ensure data quality 
• The oversight of best practices and policies regarding data quality – what works and what doesn’t
• Ensuring that business information stays current and up to date
• Monitoring data usage and optimising workflows and communications

Kelly Jin
Chief Analytics Officer and Director, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
City of New York

10:10am

Case study
Guiding the use and management of data at the Ministry of Health
• Developing a data and information strategy for health and disability
• Empowering consumers through quality data 
• Strategies to leverage data for improved decision-making and research

Karen Blake
Head of Clinical Informatics
HealthAlliance

Simon Ross
Lead Data Steward
Ministry of Health

10:40am

Morning refreshments

11:10am

Panel discussion: Addressing privacy and Māori Data Sovereignty whilst moving data offshore 

• Navigating data sovereignty during the process of offshore data storage
• Leveraging the cost, flexibility and scalability advantages of having data analytics offshore
• Utilising offshore analytics and data science capabilities whilst keeping information onshore

Panellists:

Amanda De Klerk
Manager Information Services
Health Promotion Agency

Dan Jenkins
Manager Analytics and Modelling
Ministry of Transport

Aileen Carlisle
Head of Transformation
Hastings District Council

12:00pm

Protecting data quality throughout the chain of custody through robust control mechanisms
• Creating processes to increase ongoing data improvement opportunities
• Maximising the ability of people close to the data to clean it
• Data profiling, cleansing and enhancement to ensure data quality management

Anita Easton
Head of Data and Information
Ministry for Children

12:30pm

Change and culture management as an integral part of refining data at the point of use
• Providing your organisation with context for increasing data access
• Developing tools that increase data accessibility to non-analysts
• Creating clarity around data standards and how data can remain fit for purpose

Aileen Carlisle
Head of Transformation
Hasting District Council

1:00pm

Networking luncheon

Building the business case for and addressing the impediments to open data and data sharing

2:00pm

Local Government: Establishing a Data Strategy for 2030
• Engaging communities of interest
• Aligning agendas for outcomes and return on investment
• Data in 2030, its use, re-use and obstacles to success
• Addressing the impact of Digital Natives

Steve Manners
Chief Information Officer
Tasman District Council

2:30pm

Panel Discussion : Building the business case for departments to invest in increased data sharing and release
• Demonstrating the benefit of open data sharing for government 
• Obtaining executive buy-in for investment in increased open data
• Ensuring that appropriate and high-quality data is open

Ganesh Selvaraj
Principal Data Scientist Advanced Analytics and AI Lead
Worksafe NZ

Ali Khan
Head of Data and Information
Auckland District Health Board

Manisha Joshi
Head of enterprise data and BI
Environment Canterbury

3:20pm

Afternoon refreshments

3:50pm

Case Study: Improving practitioner decision making capabilities with data and analytics
• Creating new opportunities through advances in data and analytics
• Transforming services through digital transformation
• Changing the approaches to thinking about data and intelligence
• Increasing the reach and application of data
• Using modern cloud platforms and a new delivery model at Auckland DHB

Ali Khan
Head of Data and Information
Auckland District Health Board

4:20pm

Case Study: Tackling some of the biggest challenges to increased sharing of data at Environment Canterbury
• Navigating consent and privacy overlays whilst sharing data
• Addressing the risks involved with overlapping open data sets that result in identifiable data
•  Sharing data in the absence of legislation
• Utilising data sharing to improve service delivery and achieve customer-centricity

Manisha Joshi
Head of Enterprise data and Business Intelligence
Environment Canterbury

4:50pm

Closing remarks from the Chair and end of day two

9:00 – 12:00

Workshop A: Developing a data-driven company culture

The increased and improved use of data holds the potential to better satisfying customers, streamline operations and improve business strategy resulting in almost every department amassing excessive amounts of data. Yet most departments haven’t succeeded in developing a truly data-driven company culture and ensuring data-driven decision making at all levels is difficult.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with tools and strategies to tackle the cultural and mindset changes to create and sustain organisational change with data at its core. 

Attend this practical workshop to learn how to: 
• Set an example for data driven culture from the top
• Remove the boundaries between business and data scientists
• Increase data access to analysts and non-analysts
• Engage effectively with key data stakeholders

 

Aileen Carlisle
Head of Transformation
Hastings District Council

1:00 – 4:00

Workshop B: Increasing data quality through improved governance

The quality of data held by departments is one of the most critical and challenging aspects of leveraging data. Improved governance is a necessary part of ensuring that your data is of the highest quality, however, implementing data governance successfully in your organisation to achieve targeted outcomes requires a strategic approach and a well-designed governance framework. Siloed data, raw datasets, lack of communication and unclear accountability present themselves as obstacles to improved data management.

This interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to discuss and share strategies to siloed data, raw datasets, lack of communication and unclear accountability which present themselves as obstacles to improved data management.

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to: 
• Understand best practice data governance and strategy
• Develop a data governance framework to improve data quality
• Strategise with industry peers to learn from some of the best data governance approaches
• Link your data governance strategy with improved data quality

Jan Sheppard
Chief Information Officer
Tertiary Education Commission

Great quality of presentation and presenter, very timely topics, good networking opportunity.

Lisianne Hoch

Auckland Council Libraries

I really enjoyed the event, particularly the practical, pragmatic discussions and presentations.

Liana Bunting

MBIE

Great speakers who all spoke about their topics from a practical perspective made it easy to relate things back to what I am doing in my organisation. 

Emily Wilkinson

New Zealand Defence College

Great format, enjoyed the panel discussions and focus on achieving within a government sphere.

Christopher Negus

Christchurch City Council

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This conference is developed for executives from the public & private sector who are:

CEOs/Heads of/Directors/Managers of:

Data Privacy & Security

Corporate Services

Data Infrastructure

Data Management & Governance

Information Technology

Policy & Service Delivery

Digital Government 

Data & Analytics

Forecasting & Modelling

Information Management

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Intercontinental Wellington
2 Grey Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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