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.

Call for Presentations now open

The GOVIS 2015 committee invite submissions for presentations around the theme of Building Trust.
For more information on the call for presentations please click here.
Presentation outlines must be completed by February 20th, 2015 using the Call for Presentations form.

GOVIS 2015 - Save the Date!

The GOVIS 2014 conference with a theme of delivery@pace proved to be one of the most successful conferences held by GOVIS.  Building on this, the GOVIS 2015 Conference has now been confirmed for Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June, 2015 at Te Papa. 

Please mark these dates in your diary now!

The GOVIS 2015 conference theme is "Building Trust".  Current events are challenging how citizens and agencies view their relationships with each other.  What does trust mean for Information and Technology professionals within NZ government? How do trusted relationships develop?  How do government agencies work to build trust?  How is trust maintained?

We will be inviting speakers to provide their insights and practical experience for how trust "maps" across the government and industry space.  We'll be looking for presenters who can share experiences ranging from the soft skills required to build trust through defined practices and mechanisms they have used to nurture, manage and sustain trust.  Added dimensions to building trust are content and audience - trusted data, trusted information?  What experiences do we have of trust within teams, within agencies, across agencies or even in the international sphere?

In the true spirit of GOVIS we will be looking for shared stories of successful practice - and the lessons learned when the practice doesn't work so well.

Key dates:

 1 December 2014   Sponsorship opens 
 8 December 2014   Call for presentations opens
 20 February 2015   Call for presentations closes
 16 March 2015   Registration opens
 3 April 2015   Presentations selected
18-19 June 2015   GOVIS 2015 Conference

We encourage you to think about how you or your organisation will be able to contribute to the conference programme.

For more information on the conference check out GOVIS 2015

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Monday, February 2, 2015 12:00 PM

Venue: National Library, Seminar Rooms, entry on Aitken Street.

Light lunch is served at 12; presentation starts 12.15 and wraps up about 1.30pm.

Speakers: Ben Creet (NZ Internet Task Force), Rowan Smith (Government Information Services, DIA)

The NZ Internet Taskforce believes that it is time to apply Kiwi ingenuity to the challenge of maintaining New Zealanders' confidence in ICT systems security. They decided to create a set of guidelines that enable behind-the-scenes cooperation by experts that find security flaws and the owners responsible for the affected system. 

Ben will talk us though the new guidelines and Rowan will discuss what it means to apply them in DIA's website-management practice. There will be plenty of time for a Q and A session at the end. 

Please note: Attendance is restricted to employees of government agencies. 

Who should be there? Chief information officers, ICT security staff and managers, system administrators, agency risk managers and legal staff should all make themselves familiar with who-does-what in a process of coordinated disclosure. Don't miss this opportunity. 

RSVP to Ros at website@govis.org.nz by January 30th. For catering purposes please indicate if you have any special dietary preferences. Thanks!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Venue: Ministry of Primary Industries, come to reception on the ground floor Pastoral House. Entry on Lambton Quay or The Terrace.

Light lunch is served at 12; presentation starts 12.15. Wrap up by 1.30pm.

In 2014 MPI ran a pilot where Agile techniques were used for an internal policy project. What MPI and the participants learned from this experience may surprise you! Policy staff and managers, results teams and anyone keen to hear about what was learned, are warmly invited to come along to this free session.  

Speakers: Tushara Kodikara (MPI) and David Stephen (MOH, formerly MPI)

Please pass on this invite to your colleagues. Attendance is restricted to employees of government agencies and preference is given to agencies that are paid-up members of GOVIS. (Agency not a member? Here is how to join.)

RSVP to GOVIS at website@govis.org.nz by Monday Feb 16th  and include if you have any special dietary preferences. Thanks!

Save the Date! The Tuesday, March 17th lunchtime forum will be on beginning with Agile in your agency, co-hosted by Agile Connect and GOVIS. RSVPs will open in February. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Getting started with Agile in your agency: a lunchtime forum co-hosted by the Agile Connect Network and GOVIS.

Venue: MSD Large Auditorium, Bowen State Building, Bowen street. 

More details to come - RSVPs will open in February.

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