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GOVIS is the network of technology and information professionals in NZ central government. On this site you can find out about our networking events coming up, this year's conference and also view our YouTube Channel or library of past presentations. If your agency is not a member, we invite you to join now.

GOVIS 2019 Save the Date!

 We are pleased to announce that next year’s GOVIS Conference has now been confirmed for Thursday 6 and Friday 7, June 2019 and will be held at TSB Auditorium (Shed 6).


Please mark these dates in your diary now!


The 2019 conference theme is “Kaitiakitanga-ā-Matihiko / Digital Stewardship”. 


In the public sector, we are the kaitiaki of our land, environment, resources and the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are here to protect and support them. That means that as guardians, we must think, plan, and manage with the future interests of all New Zealanders at heart.


Digital stewardship or Kaitiakitanga-ā-Matihiko is about identifying our future digital challenges, to extend digital inclusion, to build skilled, resilient and trusted teams and technologies, and to ensure the security and wellbeing of Aotearoa.  


We will be inviting speakers to share their experiences and kōrero, to help others learn how we can successfully contribute to strengthening Aotearoa New Zealand’s Kaitiakitanga-ā-Matihiko / Digital Stewardship role. As a little food for thought, spend some time considering some of the stewardship challenges:

  • Supporting and extending digital equity across the government ecosystem
  • Governing data access and opportunities to build new relationships
  • Building digital stewardship capability
  • Digital stewardship and the Treaty of Waitangi – what are the challenges and what are the opportunities?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 AM

GOVIS wishes to invite you to a special event!

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is proud to be hosting the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference in Wellington, 13-15 November 2018.

As web archiving practice enters its third decade – curating, preserving and making historic web content accessible to both researchers and the public – the IIPC Web Archiving Conference comes to Australasia for the first time. The Conference presents a programme of presentations, workshops, panels and posters that reflects both the mature achievements in web archiving over the past 20 years as well as the range of challenges for this critical task of accurately collecting and preserving our online culture and discourse.

For full details about the conference, keynote speakers, programme and to register visit the Web Archiving Conference website.

Truth, justice and the Internet – Free Public Event – Sponsored by GOVIS

If you cannot attend the conference in full then consider attending the FREE evening event "Truth, justice and the Internet" hosted by the National Library of New Zealand and InternetNZ and sponsored by GOVIS, being held on Tuesday 13 November 6-8 pm at the National Library.

More and more of our time is spent on the Internet and current debate around the globe is often focussed on the facts and fictions that people and communities are promulgating online.

An extraordinary international panel will explore integrity in the online world. We want to explore the impact of truth (and fiction) being posted online - for every part of the globe to see and be part of. Panel members are:

  • Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google (and known as the father of the Internet)
  • Jefferson Bailey: Director, Web Archiving, Internet Archive;
  • Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta: Senior Researcher, Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute, Auckland University of Technology
  • Wendy Seltzer: Strategy Lead and Counsel, World Wide Web Consortium

Tickets are limited and are going fast, so register now to secure your place.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM

Come along for an informal chat with one of the 'Fathers of the Internet'.

Vinton Cerf is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. In his early career, he worked for the the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency and was the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, and on the faculty of Stanford University. His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction.

We'll kick off the forum by asking Vint some questions about his career and what's happening to the Internet. Then we'll throw it open for Q&A with the audience.

This forum is bought to you by Google and GOVIS. As usual, a light lunch will be provided.

If registrations exceed capacity for the venue, people who work for GOVIS member agencies will be given priority for places.

To register, go to Eventbrite.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:30 PM

Interested in current and future trends in privacy? What about developments around the world? Come and hear from the UK Information Commissioner, international data protection and privacy commissioners, privacy researchers, and representatives from Google and Facebook at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's International Privacy Forum in Wellington.

Topics to be discussed include the GDPR six months after implementation; privacy developments in the Asia-Pacific region including China’s social credit system; and future privacy trends around the world, including the use and storage of genetic material, and lessons learned from the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

For more information and to register, go to the OPC website.

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