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Tuesday, August 23 • 16:15 - 17:00
How can being open shape our country?
Hon Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, will join us for a fireside chat hosted by James Mansell and Lillian Grace.

Learn how ‘thinking open’ can shape decisions at every level of government - from policy to budgeting, investment, and public engagement. Understand how we address the challenges and opportunities, as the power of being open in society grows with the use of data and technology. 

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Lillian Grace

| Lillian Grace is CEO and Founder of Figure.NZ, the first organisation globally to designate everyone as a user of data and to build the systems, software, language and trust required to deliver to this standard. Lillian is also on the recently established Data Futures Partnership Working Group, as well as on the board of the NZ Innovation Partnership and of Te Pūnaha Matatini, New Zealand’s Centre of Research Excellence developing... Read More →
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James Mansell

Te Punaha Matatini, Noos
James has been leading much of the thinking in government over how to better use data in safe ways to improve social outcomes. He has been providing advice to senior ministers and officials about how to better empower communities to solve some of New Zealand's more intractable challenges in education, child protection, social development.  As a member of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum he championed a principled approach to managing... Read More →

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Hon Bill English

Minister of Finance
Hon Bill English is the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance (roles he has held since  | 2008) and the Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation. He was first  | elected to Parliament in 1990 as MP for the Wallace electorate (later re-named Clutha- | Southland) and served as the local MP for 24 years until he became a list MP in 2014. | He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Otago University, followed by a... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 16:15 - 17:00