Last chance to register this week – if you are a New Zealand owned company working in the Digital Technology space this event is for you, a unique opportunity to collaboratively with NZ Government Procurement Leaders on the challenges and opportunities ahead with a goal to Growing a Sustainable Digital Sector with Smart Procurement.

Register Here.

Date: Thursday 13th June.

Where: Te Wharewaka o Poneke Function Centre, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Time: 8am – midday, morning tea supplied

You can read the findings of the last Procurement Event here – very insightful. The format will be to break into discussion groups with both public and private sector people. The findings will be written up and published immediately post event this year.


08:00 – Coffee and muffins

08:15 – Welcome: NZRise Co-Chair Victoria MacLennan

08:20 – Intro and scene setting: John Ivil, MBIE.

08:35 – 4 x 5 min Ignite presentations representing various views*:

  • MBIE nominated speaker
  • NZRise member company speaker
  • NZRise member company speaker
  • MBIE nominated speaker

09:00 – Break Out 1 – broken into groups on the following topics

Barriers and challenges: what’s currently working well and what are the challenges?

  • Best practice here and overseas
  • Challenges: capability, capacity, perception?
  • Full value chain
  • Partnerships and alliances
  • Current opportunities

09:45 – Report back: summaries from each working group

10:10 – Morning tea

10:40 – Keynote speech (NZRise) – Ben Hayman on the Government Digital Service UK Journey and Leveraging Local for Sustainability

10:55 – Break out 2 – broken into groups on the following topics

Solutions and future state

  • What can we adopt locally?
  • Driving change in the sector and government
  • What would success look like in 2022?

11:40 – Report back: summaries from each working group

Midday – Close and next steps: NZRise

  • Ignite session speakers to be updated as confirmed

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