Story image

Kiwi CIOs and Govt to strategise at tech summit

04 Feb 2016

NZTech is teaming up with the Government to host a tech summit that will look at key issues to improve service and delivery to consumers.

According to NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller, about 40% of all the money spent in New Zealand on ICT technology is spent by the government, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Muller says the government has recognised that in order to deliver better public services they need to use technology to transform the way they interact with people, organisations and across government.

“NZTech is bringing together the leaders and chief information officers across government to collaborate and share innovative ways they have partnered with the tech sector to help transform and deliver better to and for the public,” he explains.

“In a recognition of the importance of balancing the cost of technology deployment with the longer term financial benefits that transformation of government can bring, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will open the summit,” Muller says.

“Leaders from the New Zealand tech sector and the government will discuss and share success strategies for successful deployments of technology, of innovative uses of technology and of cross department collaboration to improve people’s experiences.”

Muller says underlying the government’s drive to deliver better public services are targets to reduce welfare dependency and crime, to support vulnerable children, boost employment and make it easier to interact with government.

Across all of these, technology is recognised as an enabler that will help the government to improve and transform, he says.

“To accelerate the transformation shared learning and collaboration is essential,” Muller explains.

“The savings across government and the society could be enormous. Since 2012, better use of technology has delivered a 16% reduction in the reported effort in dealing with government departments.”

Keynote presentations will include the chief executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, David Smol; Deputy Commissioner of Transformation at Inland Revenue, Greg James; and the Australian chief technology officer, John Sheridan.

Flashpoint announces new features on intelligence platform
The platform now features new dashboards and analytics, expanded datasets, chat services and communities, and industry alerting.
Hitachi Vantara to offer data protection as-a-service
Hitachi Vantara has introduced data protection and data storage offerings that embrace the as-a-service model and come as pre-engineered, fully managed services.
TIBCO aids in effort to boost Vietnam's data talent pool
Training will include ways to understand data analytics, and skills to support the country’s push towards digital transformation.
Tech leaders already seeing the impact of automation
“It is our strongly held belief that the prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how well our organisations embrace a digital future."
Snowflake & Anodot to offer AI-based anomaly detection
Customers will have access to Snowflake’s built-for-the-cloud data warehouse and can receive instant alerts and insights from Anodot for potential issues before they cost customers significant ROI.
ABS and Google Cloud partner to demonstrate the feasibility of AI-enabled corrosion detection
The project successfully demonstrated the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection.
Aerohive launches guide to cloud-managed network access control
NAC for Dummies teaches the key aspects of network access control within enterprise IT networks and how you can secure all devices on the network.
Sungard AS named DRaaS leader by Forrester
It was noted for its disaster-recovery-as-a-service solution’s ability to “serve client needs at all stages of their need for business continuity.”