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Advancing digital transformation for a secure, equitable digital future  

21-22 MAY 2025

The DigiGov Leaders Summit NZ unites the government IT community to strategise the next steps in shaping Aotearoa New Zealand as a thriving digital nation. With an 9-year legacy, this exclusive invitation-only event brings together all levels of government to explore the latest insights and technologies for enhancing digital initiatives to meet the increasing expectations of citizens. 

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For the past seven years, our IT events have fostered collaboration and the professional development of Aotearoa New Zealand’s IT public sector.


Building on this legacy, we unveiled GovTech Aotearoa in 2024 - a series of co-located events that address the key pillars of government IT: digital transformation and services, cyber security, and data analytics.

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Summit Advisory Board

Our expert Advisory Board ensures that our events remain industry relevant, and align with the latest trends and advancements both in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

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Bill Moses

Head of Corporate

Ministry of Regulation

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Suzie Tingley

Principal Digital Advisor

Department of Corrections

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Rachael Milicich

Deputy Chief Executive; Deputy Government Statistician Insights & Statistics

Stats NZ

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Xanthe Sulzberger

Head of Data Governance & Strategy

NZ Post 

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Kari Jones

Chief Data Officer

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

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Steve James

Head of Technology

Woolworths NZ

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Paul Natac

Chief Information Officer

Provident Insurance

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Eli Hirschauge

Head of Information Security

ANZ New Zealand

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Phil Ross

Chief Information Security Officer

Air New Zealand

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Kirti Desai

GM Digital, Data & Technology


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Tamāra Al-Salim

Head of Business Risk and Assurance; New Zealand Defence Force; Ambassador,

New Zealand Network for Women in Security

Past Speakers

Ott Velsberg

Government Chief Data Officer

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia

Jodi Russell

ICT Head of Operations and Infrastructure

Fire and Emergency NZ

Donna S Bennett

Chief Information Security Officer

U.S. Department of State

Steve James

General Manager of Technology

Woolworths NZ 

Quin Carver

Chief Information Officer

Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health New Zealand

Jo Batchelor

Head of Product Engineering

University of Auckland

Julie Watson

Chief Information Officer

WorkSafe New Zealand

Katie Brown

Chief Executive Officer; Founder and Director

Te Ao Matihiko; Te Hapori Matihiko

Who Attends?

Network and engage with Chiefs, Secretaries/Deputy Secretaries, Heads, Directors, General Managers across the public sector, with responsibilities including:  

  • Digital Transformation 

  • Digital Strategy 

  • Technology and Innovation 

  • Operations 

  • Customer Experience  

  • Continuous Operational Improvement 

  • Digital Solutions

  • Service Delivery 

  • Business Intelligence 

  • Business Transformation 

  • Corporate Services 

  • Digital Channels 

  • Agile Transformation 

  • Business Enablement 

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Register your Interest for 2025

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