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.


The GOVIS AGM was held in the Cabinet Room at the Backbencher in Molesworth St on August 27th.  The outcome of the GOVIS Committee Election was as follows:

Rebecca Schasching

John Russell-Hodge

Mick Crouch

Claire Benson

Committee Members
Andrew Black
Claire Mistry
Kay Jones
Mark Wierzbicki
Matt Mansell
Patrick Power
Philip Cade
Philadelphia Jackman
Roger Bradshaw

A special welcome to our new committee members Patrick Power, Kay Jones and Roger Bradshaw.


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, October 7, 2015 12:00 PM

Presentation by Bene Anderson, DIA. 10-15mins

Workshop facilitated by Cam Findlay, SilverStripe. 45-50mins

Sharing website code that power useful features helps Government to save time and money. Making things shared and open by default is part of the Government’s ICT action plan, working differently to transcend agency boundaries and deliver smarter, customer-centred services.

We’ll begin with a presentation by Bene Anderson (DIA) discussing recent guidance about code sharing on the Common Web Platform. Bene will cover approaches to sharing, copyright and licensing, and practicalities to consider (10-15 minutes).

This will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Cam Findlay (SilverStripe) using Lego to demonstrate the benefits of public sector employees participating in open source communities. These communities of practice are built up around technical expertise and are packed with valuable information ready to be tapped into by your organisation. The workshop will explore key principles of open source community participation and will conclude with a review of the workshop and practical next steps.

Date and Time: Wed 7 October 12 - 1.30 pm.

Venue: Ministry for Women, Qual IT House, Level 9, 22 The Terrace, Wellington

RSVP website@govis.org.nz with dietary needs by Monday 5 October 2015.

This free workshop is organised for GOVIS members - check the membership list to see if your agency is a member.

Contact us if you wish to attend but are not currently a member.

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