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Tuesday, August 23 • 09:40 - 10:10
Action: How we...
Hear from four leading innovators who are dratistically changing the current paradigm and creating a more open world.

ActionStation: How we combine digital tools and people power to create a fairer, more democratic and sustainable Aotearoa 
Laura O'Connell Rapira, Director of Campaigns at ActionStation will be speaking about how the organisation has succeeded in achieving rapid growth to 130,000 active members working together for progressive political change in less than two years. Working with members from across the political spectrum on issues of human rights, economic fairness, transparent democracy and environmental protection, Laura will unpack the organisation's DNA, theory of change, successes and pitfalls. 

Catalysing Catalyst: How we built a global business on open source values and principles
Since 1997 Catalyst has been dedicated to using the world's best open source software to grow and build a sustainable business. Don Christie, Director and Founder of Catalyst, will share how he and others got here, their challenges and opportunities, and where he sees Catalyst and open source businesses going.

Loomio: Open Source Organisational Development
Who you are internally as a company has a big impact on the products and impact you put into the world. What if not just your code were open source, but the organisation behind it, too? Loomio is a tool for collaborative decision-making, enabling people to participate in decisions that affect them. Co-founder Alanna will talk about applying those same ideas to building the company itself, as worker-owned cooperative social enterprise: co-creating policies and processes with all staff, and releasing our handbook for anyone to use, fork, and adapt.

Stats NZ: From Jigglypuff to GDP - How Statistics New Zealand is making New Zealand’s most valuable data more accessible.
Liz MacPherson is passionate about unleashing the power of data to change lives by adding value to New Zealand’s most important data. She will discuss her role as a statutory independent Government Statistician and what Statistics New Zealand is doing to make data more accessible. 

Speakers
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Don Christie

Catalyst
Don is one of the founders of Catalyst and co-chair of NZRise. He has had over 25 years' experience in IT consulting and implementation. Don is a former President of the New Zealand Open Source Society and was on the Council of Internet New Zealand for two years. He manages Catalyst's global development strategy and key accounts and remains active on matters affecting the openness of the internet.
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Alanna Krause

Loomio
Alanna has a passion for Open Business meets Open Tech meets Open Collaboration. She loves innovating new tools and processes to help people work in radically transparent and participatory ways. Alanna is an anarchist management hacker, internet geek, feminist, and community builder - and can't wait to get amongst it with the OS//OS community!
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Liz MacPherson

Statistics NZ
Liz MacPherson is a public servant with 24 years experience, including a decade working at senior leadership level in the public sector. Liz was appointed to the role of Government Statistician and Chief Executive of Statistics NZ in August 2013. Prior to that, she held several senior roles over a 20-year period at the Department of Labour, the Ministry of Economic Development, and more recently the Ministry of Business, Innovation and... Read More →
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Laura O'Connell Rapira

ActionStation
| Laura O'Connell-Rapira is the Director of Campaigns at ActionStation - a community campaigning organisation representing over 140,000 members that combines digital tools and people power to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa. She is the Co-founder of RockEnrol - a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to building and activating political power for young people and is the Events Director at Our Place Events. Laura is passionate... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 09:40 - 10:10
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