Wed 10 Apr 2019 AT 12:30 pm , Wellington

Managing New Zealand's Information into the Future

How do we keep pace managing information through a digital evolution? How do the Public Records Act, The Privacy Act and Official Information Act factor in our recordkeeping? How do we get to a place where information managed by the government for New Zealanders, can be accessed and used in new ways for the benefit of all New Zealanders?

Chief Archivist Richard Foy will share the vision driving Archives New Zealand's approach to managing information into the future.

About our Speaker:

Richard Foy was appointed Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand in April 2018.

Prior to this, Richard worked for over two years as the Director, Digital Strategy, Information and Knowledge Services at the Department of Internal Affairs. He worked closely with New Zealand’s National Library and National Archives to imagine their digital future and define a compelling strategy for growing into it.

Richard has a background in information, software systems, technology architecture, and digital strategy.

For 12 years he consulted on technology to business, then joined the public service to lead enterprise architecture at the Ministry of Social Development, before joining the Department of Internal Affairs to spearhead Better Public Services, Result 10 and RealMe, the NZ government's official digital authentication, identity and privacy solution.

Richard is one of New Zealand government's digerati, a design-savvy futurist recognised for promoting an optimistic vision of digital technology as transformational for New Zealand. Outside of work, he's obsessed with his children, Star Trek and science fiction, sometimes in that order.