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Past Speakers

Donna S Bennett

Chief Information Security Officer

U.S. Department of State

Julie Watson

Chief Information Officer

WorkSafe New Zealand

Brian Ferris

Chief Data, Analytics & Technology Officer

Loyalty NZ

Richard Ashworth

GM All of Government Services Delivery

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs

Richard Jarrett

Director – Group Services

Auckland Council

Jo Batchelor

Head of Product Engineering

University of Auckland

Sharon Dilks

Director Te Au Reka Digital and Information

Ministry of Justice - New Zealand | Tāhū o te Ture

Malcom Mersham

Data and Information Lead

Trust Tairāwhiti

Nancy Ford

Programme Lead – GovTech Talent (Digital Graduate Programme for Public Sector)

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs

Andrew Kirker

Managing Director NZ & Hyperscale ANZ

CDC Data Centres NZ

Martin Willcox

VP of Industry and Analytics (International)


Dominic Chan

Chief Information Officer | Assistant Chief Executive, Product Management

GovTech Singapore

Marion Dowd

Chief Information Officer; Executive Board Member

Western Bay of Plenty District Council; ALGIM

Jonathan Wilkins

Chief Information Security Office

Ministry for Primary Industries

Wendy Hamilton

General Manager Data System Capability, Data System Leadership

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Jodi Russell

ICT Head of Operations and Infrastructure

Fire and Emergency NZ

Tamara Al Salim

Head of Business Risk Assurance; Ambassador

New Zealand Defence Force; New Zealand Network for Women in Security

San Chander

Director, Digital Identity


Shelley Campbell

Product Manager, Business Connect

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Paul Stone

Principal Advisor Information and Data Governance

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Richard Prowse

Cloud & Data Centre Specialist

CDC Data Centres NZ

Joshua Alcock

Principal Security Strategist


Ott Velsberg

Government Chief Data Officer

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia

Kari Jones

Chief Data Officer

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand; Expert Member, International Institute for Analytics

Bryan Ng

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Te Taurapa Tūhono New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)

Rachael Milicich

Deputy Government Statistician | Deputy Chief Executive – Insights and Statistics

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Kevin Glynn

GM Customer and Digital Experience

Auckland Transport

Jolene Armadoros

Head of Information Security

Public Trust

Emma MacDonald

Director | Establishment Director, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Katie Brown

Chief Executive Officer; Founder and Director

Te Ao Matihiko; Te Hapori Matihiko

Chhandak Bandopadhyaya

Principal Advisor – Digital Assurance and Compliance

Ministry of Education

Nick Olney

Industry Advisor Public Sector and Defence

SAP New Zealand Ltd

Klaus Mochalski



Quin Carver

Chief Information Officer

Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health New Zealand

Jan Sheppard

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

ESR – Science for Communities

Leigh Donoghue

Chief of Data & Digital

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Tāmati Shepherd-Wipiiti

Deputy Chief Executive, Transformation

Ministry of Social Development

Steve James

General Manager of Technology

Woolworths NZ 

Atilio Ranzuglia

Head of Data and AI

Palmerston North City Council

Peter Gavin

General Manager, Data & Analytics


Nancy Taneja

Group Manager - Security Capability and Partnerships

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Arsalan Ellahi

Principal Architect


Sarah Pōmare

Senior Account Executive

SAP New Zealand Ltd

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