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.