NZRise wishes to invite you to a fireside chat with the State Services Commissioner and Head of State Services in New Zealand, Peter Hughes.

When: Thursday 31 October from 4pm to 5.15pm

Where: Datacom, Wellington (South Tower, 68 Jervois Quay,– report to reception on the 10th floor).

The government has proposed changes to the State Sector Act 1988, which will (among many other things) provide the mechanism to change the way ICT is led within government, and aim to have the new legislation in place by the middle of next year.

“Under the proposed changes, functional lead roles will be given more consistent mandates for leading across the system, and will be appointed based on functional experience and expertise, instead of needing to be a chief executive. More integrated services for New Zealanders are possible through functional leadership that focuses on system improvements across the State Sector, such as improved digital and data systems. They will also support improving inter-operability across the system in a way that benefits all agencies.  Functional leaders will be responsible to the appropriate Minister for their functions. They will be appointed by the Public Service Commissioner.”

Peter Hughes, current State Services Commissioner, will talk about the proposed changes and how they will impact on how government manages technology, answering questions from attendees.

You can read more about Peter Hughes in his SSC blog.

This event is free for NZRise members. We welcome others, and kindly request a koha to help cover costs. Why not join NZRise?

Register for the fireside chat with Peter Hughes here.

NZRise wishes to thank Datacom for sponsoring this event.

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