Data Futures regularly engages with New Zealanders to champion data innovation, explore challenges in the data system, and test new ideas. This includes running workshops, presenting at conferences, and meeting with sector groups like trade bodies. We want to hear about people's experiences and get feedback on our approach.

If you are involved in an organisation with an interest in data, or organising an event and are looking for speakers, please do get in touch.

Below is a summary of events the Partnership has organised or attended (this excludes meetings that we have with individuals):

 Data Futures Partnership - Engagements

  Event  Summary
29/9/2017 Meeting with Retirement Commissioner Dame Diane met with Diane Maxwell to discuss the value of data to improve the lives of New Zealanders
25/9/2017 Governance of Data workshop with Porirua City Council Data Futures facilitated a workshop with members of Porirua City Council and community organisations on the governance of data 
20/9/2017 Social licence discussion with Orion Health Dame Diane and Professor Rhema Vaithianathan explored social licence for data with Orion Health in Auckland
20/9/2017 Presentation to ERANZ Talking Heads forum Dame Diane presented to the Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand on social licence for data use
14/9/2017 Presentation at Research Association NZ 2017 conference Dame Diane was a keynote speaker on social licence for data at this year's conference hosted at Auckland University of Technology 
13/9/2017 Presentation on A Pathway to Social Licence to the Ministry of Justice  Dame Diane spoke with Ministry team members about building a social licence for trusted data use and governing data 
13/9/2017 Workshop with Stats NZ on Social Licence guidelines Workshop with Stats NZ team on answering the eight key questions New Zealanders think are most important to social licence for data
12/9/2017 Governance of data workshop with Precision Health in Auckland Dame Diane and the team facilitated a full day workshop exploring principles for the governance of data 
11/9/2017 Governance of data workshop with the insurance industry Full day workshop exploring governance of data aligned with organisational vision 
7/9/2017 Governance of data workshop with New Zealand Victim Support and NZ Police Exploring the principles for data governance 
7/9/2017 Meeting with the Institute of Directors  Discussion about the four pillars of governance and governing data https://www.iod.org.nz/(external link)
7/9/2017 Presentation to Business NZ Affiliated Industries Group Discussion about social licence for data use and what this means for good business practice
6/9/2017 Presentation to Business NZ Corporate Affairs meeting Talking about the value of data and engaging communities
24/8/2017 Meeting with Plunket & NZ College of Midwives  Discussion about potential future data sharing and creating trust and transparency 
21/8/2017 Meeting with Experian Discussion on building trust and transparency for data use in the commercial sector
21/8/2017 Panel discussion at the annual Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand conference  Discussion about inequality in New Zealand as it relates to our ongoing prosperity as a nation
9/8/2017 Presentation to the Department of Internal Affairs 25 public servants from diverse sectors were intrigued to hear the results of the engagement with New Zealanders social licence for data use
3/8/2017 Presenting at Pipfruit NZ Conference Dame Diane presented on creating value from data - what consumers expect and the value of consumer data  
2/8/2017 Meeting to discuss primary care data Discussion about the social licence to collect, use and share health care data with the CE of General Practice New Zealand
31/7/2017 Meeting with ASB Discussion with the ASB (bank) about data governance vs. management and the social licence for data collection, sharing and use
31/7/2017 Presentation to a Ministry of Health Governance Group  Talking about what Data Futures learned from New Zealanders about expectations for sharing personal health records www.ourdataourway.co.nz(external link)
27/7/2017 Presentation to an Australian Government delegation  Dame Diane spoke about the New Zealand approach to developing a social licence for data and the expectation of citizens for the collection and use of their data
26/7/2017 Asset Data & Insights Conference Dame Diane was part of a panel at the inaugural conference discussing the opportunities and risk associated with open data 
21/7/2017 Meeting with Insurance industry representatives Exploring social licence and data governance 
20/7/2017 Discussion with the Ministry of Transport on social licence for data  Exploring the draft social licence guidance and potential application and value to the Ministry
11/7/2017 Meeting with Te Puni Kokori on the development of social licence guidance for organisations Michelle Hippolite, CE and Dame Diane discussed the value of data for and about Maori
30/6/2017 Presentation to a Ministry of Education  Dame Diane met with Ministry of Education officials to discuss future data use initiatives and the role of social licence
29/6/2017 NZ Analytics Forum - conference on data driven social investment  Dame Diane, Lillian Grace and Professor Rhema Vaithianathan presented at the conference opened by Minister Amy Adams and hosted by Experian and AUT  
22/6/2017 Privacy Officers (Private Sector) businesses discussion on re-identification from anonymised data Hosted by Air New Zealand, John Whitehead lead a discussion exploring the risks and benefits of sharing data; governance and management requirements 
15/6/2017 Data Ethics and Governance workshop Lead by the University of Otago, Wellington, Data Futures Partnership along with academics and government representatives discussed the ethical governance of data 
15/6/2017 Meeting with the Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand Understanding the value of data from a retailers perspective 
13/6/2017 Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore  Dame Diane attended the Royal Society conference in Singapore(external link) and presented on the value of data to solve real world problems. A glimpse of Dame Diane is at 1:57 on the You Tube clip.
31/5/2017 Meeting with ConsumerNZ Dame Diane and Suzanne Chetwin discussed the value of data for the benefit of New Zealanders
30/5/2017 Social licence presentation to the public sector More than 30 public service attendees listened to John Whitehead talk about the expectations of New Zealanders when it comes to data use 
29/5/2017 Meeting with the Productivity Commission on the value of data Discussion on creating value from data while balancing the risk of potential harm to privacy from re-identification of anonymised data
17/5/2017 Social Licence (MSD) Presentation to colleagues at MSD on social licence for data use
12/5/2017 Privacy Week (Wellington)   Presentation - Driving Trusted Data Use(external link)
  SUNZ Conference (Wellington) Presentation - "Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should"
11/5/2017 Privacy Week (Auckland) Presentation - Driving Trusted Data Use(external link)
8/5/2017 U3A (Queenstown)  Presentation and discussion on data use
20/4/2017 Government Information Group Progress report
Feb 2017 Our Data Our Way 27 workshops across the country involving New Zealanders from all walks of life; exploring how people feel about their data being used and shared in different situations
15/12/2016 Information Group (Reference Group) Discussion with government data managers on barriers to data sharing in New Zealand
5/12/2016 Innovation Partnership Forum Presentation and discussion on key barriers to data sharing in New Zealand
29/11/2016 Tertiary Education Commission Presentation to the TEC on the work of Data Futures and engaging with the agency's data innovators
22/11/2016 4th Data Hui Led an interactive session designed to test data-use scenarios for our nationwide conversations
1/11/2016 Government Information Group (Wellington) Presentation on barriers in New Zealand's data ecosystem
29/10/2016 TEDx Christchurch

Dame Diane delivers a talk on how data could be used to tackle poverty(external link)

29/10/2016 Media appearance Dame Diane appears on TV3's The Nation to talk about data use in New Zealand
28/10/2016 International Census Forum (Wellington) Presentation to census teams from across the globe on social licence and data use
19/10/2016 Dame Sylvia Cartright lecture Dame Diane delivers this keynote lecture on her career and data use in New Zealand
10/10/2016 Business roundtable in Auckland organised by DFP A chaired discussion on how New Zealand could be extracting more value from data
6/10/2016 Workshop in Dunedin organised by DFP An interactive session for people from the local business community, NGOs and the public sector to consider social licence and data use.