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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Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:30 PM

The GOVIS committee invites you to Christmas networking drinks and nibbles at the Rooftop Bar at Bethel Woods.   This provides an opportunity to network with peers, colleagues and our vendor community.  You'll get the chance to meet the new members of the committee and to hear a little about next year's GOVIS conference and plans for celebrating our 25th anniversayr.

And of course, to celebrate the festive season.  For catering purposes please RSVP by Friday November 27th to GOVIS

We look forward to seeing on December 3rd.

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