Welcome to GOVIS

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 library of past presentations. If your agency is not a member, we invite you to join now.

GOVIS 2016 - Celebrating 25 Years

Thursday 16 - Friday 17 June 2016

2016 will see GOVIS turn 25 and this provides an opportunity to reflect on the constancy of change in the last quarter century and more specifically how disruptive new innovation can be.  You'll recall at this year's conference Kevin Noonan from OVUM challenged us around the continuum of change - what level of disruption is required for innovation to occur?  He shared the concept of "wiggly" government which is a move toward off-road innovation and taking legacy thinking out of system and process design.

Like many of you, the committee remembers a number of innovations that have caused disruption on their IT environment - whether it is the change in processor technology, the introduction of devices which have reduced in size over time or even the fear created by the potential disruption of Y2K.

The 2016 conference theme for GOVIS 2016 is 'Disruptive Innovation'.   As always, GOVIS 2016 will provide a platform to share your experiences with your colleagues across the government sector.   In case you need a little enticement, if your presentation is selected for the conference, you'll be invited to attend a free half day "How to be a Great Presenter" training session facilitated by Mindmeld Coaching and free attendance at the conference on the day of your presentation.

Call for Presentations

The call for presentations is now open and we invite you to submit a précis of your presentation by completing the Call for Presentations Form.  Submissions close on 12 February 2016.


GOVIS 2015 - Building Trust

On behalf of the GOVIS 2015 organising committee, we thank all delegates for their attendance, all presenters and keynotes for their contribution to the conference.  The event was a tremendous success and we have received a lot of positive feedback.  As presentations and video recordings become available these will be posted on the website as part of the conference programme.

The conference was opened by the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Peter Dunne, Maria Robertson, Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery and Operations from Internal Affairs and the Government Chief Privacy Officer, Russell Burnard where they shared their perspectives on Building Trust.

 Hon. Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs Maria Robertson, DCE, Department of Internal Affairs   Russell Burnard, Government Chief Privacy Officer


Philip Poole, the Chief Marketing Manager from Whittaker's not only shared a vast amount of chocolate with delegates but also showed there are strong links between brand, value and aligning that with vision.

Philip Poole, Whittaker's

We're now busy planning for GOVIS 2016 when GOVIS turns 25 - next year's conference is not to be missed!


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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:00 PM

The renewed Government ICT Strategy was approved by Cabinet in November 2015. What has changed and why? How is the GCIO approach to leading government ICT changing and what does this mean for agencies? Come along to our first lunchtime forum of 2016 to hear from two of the GCIO’s leading lights. Mike Smith (Manager All-of-Government Strategy, Planning and Investment) will talk about the strategy. Ashley Mudford (Principal Advisor Secretariat Lead) will talk about how the GCIO Partnership Framework is leading change.

Attendees will:

  • Learn more about the NZ Government ICT Strategy and the GCIOs approach to leading government ICT.
  • Understand how the GCIO can help their agency to deliver.
  • Learn about GOVIS and future GOVIS events they can attend.

Venue: Thorndon/Pipitea Rooms, Lower Ground Floor, National Library

Please RSVP to website@govis.org.nz with dietary preferences.

Preference is to GOVIS members first. Check here if your agency is a member.

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