Our Data Sources as a Strategic National Asset

Aotearoa New Zealand has world-leading public data, so how do we realise the value of these data assets?

The Informatics for Social Services and Wellbeing Programme, Te Rourou Tātaritanga, and the Social Wellbeing Agency present an opportunity to listen and engage with internationally recognised authorities on linked administrative data.

In this symposium on 9 March 2023, we will host in-person presentations and discussions with leading experts in data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and privacy to discuss how innovative approaches could realise the value of our national data assets.


8:30 Registration opens Tea and Coffee
9:00 Opening Mihi Whakatau, Introduction and Scene-setting
9:30 Session 1 Keynotes and Q+A
10:50 Morning tea
11:20 Session 2 Short talks
Topic: "Realising the value of data for the public good"
12:20 Breakout 1 Open discussions
Topic: "What functions should an administrative data system have?"
1:00 Lunch
1:45 Session 3 Short talks
Topic: "Data systems that work for data users"
3:05 Breakout 2 Open discussions
Topic: "What are the current issues facing NZ’s data system?"
3:45 Afternoon tea
4:15 Panel Discussion
Topic: "What could the future look like?"
4:55 Closing remarks
5:00 Symposium ends