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Monday, August 22
 

08:00

Registration

Monday August 22, 2016 08:00 - 08:45
Ground Floor Foyer

08:00

Collaboration Clinic
The team from Loomio are hosting a collaboration clinic on the ground floor of OS//OS. Loomio consultants will be on hand to help you work out great ways of using Loomio to build participatory team culture and tips and tricks for making better decisions together online.
Joining a collaboration clinic will be super helpful if you’re an existing Loomio user or interesting in getting started and want to embed collaborative culture into things like:


  • Managing a growing team or office.

  • Leading a project team across any kind of technology

  • Building a startup team.

  • Working on a board or advisory group.






  • Developing policy or working in civic engagement.



Monday August 22, 2016 08:00 - Tuesday August 23, 2016 17:00
Ground Floor Foyer

09:00

Welcome
Team
avatar for Silvia Zuur

Silvia Zuur

Event Director, EXP
After leading the successful first OS//OS in 2015 Silvia is back at the helm in 2016. She loves designing events that meaningfully connect people, inspire collaboration and ask big questions of the world.


Monday August 22, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
Auditorium

09:30

The open world
The power of 'thinking open' enables a fundamentally different operating model for our society, across technology, business and democracy.

Enspiral is one of many orgs that have started some small, humble experiments with 'open business' that point to the potential of something much bigger.

OS//OS is about creating a platform for learning - where the people doing things can share and learn together. In business, this means the open world can outcompete the closed world....


Speakers
avatar for Joshua Vial

Joshua Vial

Enspiral
Joshua is an entrepreneur and programmer with a passion for business, technology and social change. He has been running technology businesses for the last dozen years and launched Enspiral in 2010. In 2013 he co-founded Enspiral Dev Academy and is currently serving as a Catalyst of the Enspiral network while focusing on the launch of Enspiral Labs. Joshua is an active advisor and mentor in the early stage technology and social impact space and... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 09:30 - 09:45
Auditorium

09:45

How does 'open' make the world better? What does it mean for technology and society?
When technology becomes core infrastructure to our lives, the way its built and who owns it has a huge effect on how it gets used and how it fits into our lives. The powers of community, capital and the need to make profit can massively impact the direction of technology.

Learn from Evan Henshaw-Plath, research affiliate from MIT and part of the organisation who helped bring twitter into the world.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Henshaw-Plath

Evan Henshaw-Plath

Web Developer & Hacker
From 2004-06 Evan Henshaw-Plath was the first employee, lead developer and architect in building Odeo’s Ruby on Rails web application platform. Odeo is best known as the company which created Twitter so Evan is well-placed to tell the story of how – through learning from failures, pivoting to open innovation and experimentation – Twitter came to be. | | Evan joins OS//OS this year and brings a passion for new emerging start-ups... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 09:45 - 10:15
Auditorium

10:15

Team time
Team time is your time! This will be your team. Your crew. Your pod. This time will be hosted by an Enspiral Connector and will enable you to connect with a small group of people a couple of times during the conference. It is an opportunity to meet some people you may not normally have connected with. 

Monday August 22, 2016 10:15 - 10:30
Top floor promonade

10:30

Morning Tea
Monday August 22, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
Top floor promonade

11:00

Stories from the Future of Democracy
Stories from the Future of Democracy

Audrey will share stories of the dramatic transformations underway to upgrade democracy in Taiwan:


  • how they engaged thousands of citizens in bottom-up policy development to solve the Uber problem;

  • a digital media channel where young people are engaging directly with politicians;

  • and how virtual reality is shaping public policy


Speakers
avatar for Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang

g0v
Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 11:00 - 11:20
Auditorium

11:30

Open Business: Collaboration & Teamwork
What is the culture where bleeding edge innovation comes from? How do we create high functioning teams, where everyone participates fully and where collaboration works to create results we couldn't imagine before? 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield

Enspiral
Susan has lived/worked in 20 different countries and chose NZ as home in 2003. Most of her working life has been dedicated to leading teams in IT organizations – from startups to multinationals.  A catalyst, cultivator, convenor and curator, she helps individuals and organisations experiment with new ways of working and being, to actualise the workplace of the future.  These include Self Management, Agile beyond Tech... Read More →
avatar for Ken Everett

Ken Everett

N2Nhub
When I set out to start an Australia-wide business 25 years ago, I couldn’t afford to pay any salaries. So I started a ‘network’. To my great surprise, it grew beyond Australia and New Zealand to 30 countries and 300 people—none of whom were employees. Along the way, I learned that ‘openness, independence and community’ were the secrets of success. And the ‘networked organization’, proved to be... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Renouf Foyer #2

11:30

Open Democracy: Innovation & Open Thinking.
What are the big innovations happening in democracy and civic engagement right now? How is technology changing what is possible for people interacting with democratic institutions? What about the people who don't have internet access? And how can we apply these lessons in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Speakers
avatar for Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett

Loomio
Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism and DIY electronics. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management and collaborative governance.
avatar for Laura O'Connell Rapira

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 →
avatar for Max Rashbrooke

Max Rashbrooke

Author, Academic, Journalist
Max Rashbrooke is the author of Wealth and New Zealand, published by Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in November 2015. He edited the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, published in June 2013, also by BWB. He is a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. As a journalist, he has written for outlets in Britain and New Zealand including the Guardian, the National Business... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang

g0v
Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Auditorium

11:30

Open Technology: Open Tech Toolkit
As users of technology, what do we need to know about open technology? How does open technology work differently from closed technology? What is different about technology that is built on open principles?  How can open technology make our lives different and better? What does it mean for our businesses and our democracy to have technology that is built in the open? 

Speakers
avatar for Ele Munjeli

Ele Munjeli

DevOps Engineer, Prime 8 Consulting
Ele Munjeli has a computer science degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA. She got involved with electronic democracy through college research in software engineering for deliberative systems. After graduation she specialized as a DevOps Engineer, an emerging field for coding the creation and automation of cloud infrastructure. For the last four years, Ele has been speaking, coding, and consulting on infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Don Smith

Don Smith

Teacher, Enspiral Dev Academy
Don is a programmer and educator. Before moving to New Zealand 4 years ago, he published developer guidance from the Patterns & Practices team in Microsoft's Developer Division; one of the first teams to release source code under an open source license.Recently he helped launch Enspiral Dev Academy's Auckland campus and is now thrilled to spend his days bringing in new waves of developers who value learning about, creating and sharing open... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Renouf Foyer #1

12:30

Lunch
Monday August 22, 2016 12:30 - 13:15
Top floor promonade

13:15

OPEN?!?!?!?!
The fork in the road. Lets take the open path. 
What could the future look like if we had built our world and our organisations in a more open way?Imagine:

  • More transparency of information so more people could access the data, insights and strategies they need to make their work better. 



  • More methods and systems to collaborate across sectors, across organisations, across teams.



  • More participation from more people across all our organisations - more involvement in decisions.


What are the potential opportunities and challenges when we think open? How can we use 'open' to make the world more sustainable and beneficial for everyone?

Speakers
avatar for Pia Waugh

Pia Waugh

Pia Waugh is an open government and open data ninja, working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. She believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 13:15 - 13:30
Renouf Foyer Open

13:30

Polarities Cafe
A unique opportunity to extend your networks and meet collaborators across business, tech and government sectors.

Polarities Cafe session will give participants the chance to bump minds and explore the pros and cons of both Open and Closed approaches. The Cafe also aims to build connections and spark conversations which can lead into Open Space sessions later in the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Rye

Sam Rye

Horoeka & Social Laboratories
Sam Rye is currently exploring experience design in the context of communities such as Social Labs, which aim to tackle complex problems and challenges. He’s an Enspiral Member, and is working on a number of side projects to open source learnings, insights and tools from the last 10 years of his work.


Monday August 22, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Renouf Foyer Open

14:30

Afternoon Tea
Monday August 22, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Top floor promonade

14:30

DiversiTEA - brought to you by Flick
If you’re interested in discussing diversity or you’re keen to broaden your understanding of why diversity matters, come along to DiversiTEA, brought to you by Flick Electric Co. Enjoy a cosy cup or two of tea from the good folk at Ritual Tea Company as well as a slice of cake, while you tackle some key topics around diversity with a group of fellow OS//OS go-ers. There’s only 40 spaces and it’s a first-in-first served kinda thing, so be sure to make a bee-line for the cafe for DiversiTEA.

DiversiTEA is supported by Creative HQ. 

Sponsors

Monday August 22, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Ground Floor Foyer

15:15

Building high performance teams
What does it really take to build a culture of participation and high functioning collaboration? Learn from leading experts about the power of being open, building a culture of trust that enables teams to listen, collaborate and tackle difficult, innovative projects together.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield

Enspiral
Susan has lived/worked in 20 different countries and chose NZ as home in 2003. Most of her working life has been dedicated to leading teams in IT organizations – from startups to multinationals.  A catalyst, cultivator, convenor and curator, she helps individuals and organisations experiment with new ways of working and being, to actualise the workplace of the future.  These include Self Management, Agile beyond Tech... Read More →
avatar for Ken Everett

Ken Everett

N2Nhub
When I set out to start an Australia-wide business 25 years ago, I couldn’t afford to pay any salaries. So I started a ‘network’. To my great surprise, it grew beyond Australia and New Zealand to 30 countries and 300 people—none of whom were employees. Along the way, I learned that ‘openness, independence and community’ were the secrets of success. And the ‘networked organization’, proved to be... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Renouf Foyer #2

15:15

Consenting to surveillance in an era of Smart CCTV
This lecture style session will explore the notion of ‘surveillance by consent’. It will examine what it means to live in a surveillance society, with specific reference to CCTV and the recent emergence of ‘Smart’ CCTV, at the heart of which are new data processes and analytical techniques. The session will address questions about how we, the public, consent to our own surveillance, and how public policy can keep abreast of fast moving technological developments, including whether data generated by CCTV should be publically available.

Hear from Professor William Webster (Director, CRISP - Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) an international expert on the governance of CCTV and surveillance in everyday life. 

Speakers
avatar for William Webster

William Webster

Professor at University of Stirling
Professor C. William R. Webster is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Stirling. He is the 2016 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, based at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Webster is a Director of CRISP, a research centre dedicated to understanding the social impacts and consequences of technologically mediated surveillance. Professor Webster has research... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Auditorium

15:15

Data Commons Catalyst Project
How can a data commons change how we understand and use data in Aotearoa New Zealand, and help solve some of our pressing social and environmental challenges? In our private and public lives we generate valuable data every moment of the day. Learn how a commons based approach to open data can help us share and use data more effectively, and help to inform systems level decision making and empower citizens to take control of their own data.

Speakers
avatar for James Mansell

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 →
avatar for Billy Matheson

Billy Matheson

Enspiral
Billy is an Industrial Designer by training (B.Des Vic), and an Educator by profession (M.Ed, Massey). He is a social entrepreneur who brings a unique set of skills and perspectives to every project he gets involved with. He is a Director of the Enspiral Foundation and is on the board of a number of other companies and trusts. Billy is currently help lead the development of a Data Commons in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Lion Harbour #2

15:15

Don't take a gamble: How to open license your work for others to reuse
How do we make the most of copyright in an open, connected world? 

The components of making your work reusable by others is like a game of cards. You need to assemble a winning hand and play it to show others your intentions. In this workshop, you find out how to make the most of copyright in an open, connected world. It will cover the practical implications of how to best licence your work so more people can pick it up, learn from it, use it and innovate faster. Keitha and Cam will cover both Creative Commons and Open Source Software licensing covering everything from information, content, data and software. The session will guide you through how to best play your licensing cards and open up your work for a greater digital commons in New Zealand.

Speakers
avatar for Keitha Booth

Keitha Booth

Creative Commons
Keitha Booth is continuing to actively lead, advise and commentate on the New Zealand information scene. From 2008 to December 2015, Keitha led the NZ Open Government Information and Data Programme. She played a key role in developing government's current information policies, all of which promote open licensing as a fundamental principle. As an independent consultant Keitha has worked this year as Interim Public Lead, Creative Commons Aotearoa... Read More →
avatar for Cam Findlay

Cam Findlay

Open source advocate, socio-technologist & consultant
Cam has spent the better part of a decade in the technology industry with a passion for open source, social learning and communities as tacit knowledge stores. He has a cross-discipline background in web development, community management, Agile methodologies and business information systems. A foot in both the people and technical aspects of the industry!  Cam has worked for award winning organisations in online music education and open... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Renouf Foyer #1

15:15

Open, sharing cities
How can open principles help us build Sharing Cities? Learn from leading examples in Wellington and globally about democratizing access to space and urban resources in our cities. Understand how co-design and co-governance can be used by civic institutions meaningfully to collaborate with their citizens to steward Sharing Cities. 

Speakers
avatar for Helen Kirlew-Smith

Helen Kirlew-Smith

Event Producer, Letting Space
Helen Kirlew Smith is an experienced producer and event manager with a passion for the arts in communities and public space. She has worked as broker/manger for Letting Space's Urban Dream Brokerage since 2012 and co-producer on Letting Space's projects since 2013. Helen worked as Company Manager for Blast Theory in the UK for eight years, an internationally renowned company for creating ground-breaking new forms of performance and interactive... Read More →
avatar for Darren Sharp

Darren Sharp

Shareable & Social Surplus
Darren Sharp is a sharing economy strategist with a background in community engagement, research and consulting. As founder and Director of Social Surplus he leads strategy and facilitates capacity-building using strength-based approaches including asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry and human-centred design. He works with clients to design programs that amplify the strengths of people and communities through... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Lion Harbour #1

15:15

Stewardship & Ownership
Learning from technology: The challenges of governance and ownership in open technology projects and how this applies to managing teams / innovating in our organisations. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cormack

Chris Cormack

Koha Team, Catalyst IT
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe Christopher Cormack has a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics and Māori Studies. While working for Katipo Communications he was the lead developer of the original version of Koha, which went live at Horowhenua Library Trust on January 5, 2000. Since then he has served various roles in the community: Release manager, QA manager and Translation manager. Christopher works for Catalyst IT in Wellington and... Read More →
avatar for Alanna Krause

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!
avatar for Dominic Tarr

Dominic Tarr

Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Dominic works on applying to databases, the same sort of decentralized governance that has succeeded so well with open source. He has been published hundreds of small open source modules, lives on a sailboat and writes solar powered javascript, developing a the Secure Scuttlebutt project.


Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Frank Taplin Room

16:30

Open technology: from Google to the U.S Department of Homeland Security
From Google to the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Eric has worked to bring innovation and open technology systems to some of the world's largest and most complex organisations. Learn from his insights as a technologist being asked to help navigate some of the greatest challenges facing the public sector. From modernising our immigration system to bringing the best and brightest talent into government, Eric and his team are working to make the government work better for people.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hysen

Eric Hysen

U.S Department of Homeland Security
Eric moved from Google's Civic Innovation programme to be a founding member of the US Digital Services in The White House before taking his current role as the executive direction of Digital Services and the U.S Department of Homeland Security. He will share insights from working in open technology in some of the world's most complex environments.


Monday August 22, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
Auditorium

17:00

The constitution: Opening the conversation
We know that democracy is evolving. What can we do to use the tools and processes that we have to make democracy more accessible and more relevant in New Zealand? How might a constitution help to open more doors into democracy for more New Zealanders? 

Speakers
avatar for Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer has played a huge role in New Zealand’s public, legal landscape over the past with high impact roles too numerous to name. He is a former Minister for Justice, Minister for Environment, Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister, a President of the NZ law commission and NZ commissioner to the International Whaling Commission. | | His latest work is to champion more accessibility in democracy, pushing for a simple... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 17:00 - 17:15
Auditorium

17:15

Closing
Team
avatar for Silvia Zuur

Silvia Zuur

Event Director, EXP
After leading the successful first OS//OS in 2015 Silvia is back at the helm in 2016. She loves designing events that meaningfully connect people, inspire collaboration and ask big questions of the world.


Monday August 22, 2016 17:15 - 17:30
Auditorium

17:30

Drinks and networking
An open networking space (with a cash drinks bar) to connect and follow up those open conversations.

Monday August 22, 2016 17:30 - 19:00
Renouf Foyer Open
 
Tuesday, August 23
 

08:15

Registration
Tuesday August 23, 2016 08:15 - 08:45
Ground Floor Foyer

09:00

Welcome
Team
avatar for Silvia Zuur

Silvia Zuur

Event Director, EXP
After leading the successful first OS//OS in 2015 Silvia is back at the helm in 2016. She loves designing events that meaningfully connect people, inspire collaboration and ask big questions of the world.


Tuesday August 23, 2016 09:00 - 09:10
Auditorium

09:10

Innovation - the future is here
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of 'Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus'
Named one of the top ten "Most Influential Thinkers in the World" by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. He is a technology commentator for CNN, and a prominent advocate for open source solutions to social problems. As a media theorist, he is the originator of the terms "viral media”, "digital natives," and "social currency."  Douglas has written a dozen... Read More →


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

09:40

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
avatar for Don Christie

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.
avatar for Alanna Krause

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!
avatar for Liz MacPherson

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 →
avatar for Laura O'Connell Rapira

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
Auditorium

10:10

Team Time
Team time is your time! This will be your team. Your crew. Your pod. This time will be hosted by an Enspiral Connector and will enable you to connect with a small group of people a couple of times during the conference. It is an opportunity to meet some people you may not normally have connected with. 

Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:10 - 10:20
Top floor promonade

10:20

Morning Tea
Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:20 - 10:45
Top floor promonade

10:45

Open Media: Supporting journalism in an open society
In New Zealand (and globally) the landscape is changing fast. Tech giants and social media are eroding advertising revenue, editorial capacity is rapidly decreasing everywhere, public funding is tightening and journalism is feeling the pinch big time. A big question emerges....what do we need to do to support quality journalism in an open New Zealand society?

Hosts
avatar for Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott

ActionStation
Marianne Elliott is National Director for ActionStation - a movement to reignite participation in our democracy and restore 'people power' by building a community of active citizens, and facilitating collective social action for progressive change. Trained as a human rights lawyer, Marianne worked in Timor-Leste, the Gaza Strip and Afghanistan before returning to New Zealand. She believes in the power of open democracy to help solve the wicked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bernard Hickey

Bernard Hickey

Hive News
Bernard Hickey is the publisher of Hive News, which is a daily subscription news email service aimed at corporate and Government subscribers who want to understand the political economy in New Zealand.
avatar for Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings

MediaWorks
Mark Jennings is the former group head of news for MediaWorks. He played a key role in establishing a news service for TV3 when it became the first private television network in New Zealand.
avatar for Jan Rivers

Jan Rivers

Scoop Foundation
Jan Rivers is a librarian with an ICT background who worked on the original government portal as metadata manager and with the e-local government strategy as well as with government and local government library and information services.  For the last 4 years she has worked on public good issues– advocating for the benefits of well run, well-resourced public services and institutions and for a good quality democracy.    ... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 10:45 - 11:20
Auditorium

11:30

Drupal vs. The Nature of Bureaucracy
Why do so many web development projects go so wrong, and why is it so painful just to think about it?

This workshop will use the example of Drupal to explore how open source technology and philosophy can be therapeutic when set up against classic bureaucratic dysfunction, such as feature creep, design-by-committee, non-compiling approval loops and meaningless corporate-speak.

Our speakers will set the audience up with a heavy dose of irony before letting them loose in a free-form requirements gathering workshop which the speakers will attempt to build during the session as an example of rapid live Drupal development.

Attendees will definitely have fun, but should also leave with new ideas about what organisations and individuals within them can do to make their lives easier when dealing with technology projects which are headed south. 

Speakers
avatar for Rox Flame

Rox Flame

Xequals
An impassioned advocate of Drupal, agile methodologies and Open source, Rox Flame is an experienced Solutions Architect and Developer with Project management experience who has worked on 40+ Drupal websites in his career. Rox has been a business owner, co founder of Xequals for the last 6 years as a Solutions Ninja / Art director, and a co founder of Level up; Wellington's only game-dev specific co-working studio, situated right in the beating... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Xequals
Tom has a background in corporate comms teams as a technical project manager and digital channel manager, successfully prising various organisations away from closed-source CMSs which have driven them mostly insane. As a result of this trauma, he's decided that most technology problems are actually culture problems, and refuses to make a separation between the two. His favourite tool is Drupal because it's the fastest way to stop websites... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Lion Harbour #1

11:30

How to make better decisions with open data
Learn from case studies in this practical session on how to open your data. 

All the ins & outs of open data you need to know as a business owners, decision maker, policy and researcher. Do I have useful data that I could open up? What do I need to think about when I'm opening up data? How could I use open data to make better decisions?What challenges may you encounter? 

This facilitated discussion will take you through the easy steps to opening your data. Participants will discuss case studies such as Dragonfly Data and learn how to start open data projects in their own organizations. 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Abraham

Edward Abraham

Dragonfly
Edward is the founder and CEO of Dragonfly. He enjoys bringing evidence to the table, using information to make clear, principled decisions. Edward and the growing Dragonfly team have used their skills to solve problems for decision makers – helping governments make better policy, and industries become more sustainable and profitable. Edward has experience with a wide range of stakeholders, and believes in pragmatic approaches that add... Read More →
avatar for Hiria Te Rangi

Hiria Te Rangi

DoGood.nz
Hiria is a prolific doer with a driving need to give back and MAD love for tech. So when she realised that beta data.govt would end up using open source software to surface open govt data, to make finding data easier, quicker and nicer to use, she did the dance of joy and gave high-fives over the cubicle wall. Background wise, Hiria gets things built, usually because someone has said that a "thing" sucks really badly. She comes in to figure... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Frank Taplin Room

11:30

Translating technical possibility
What are the big, potential leaps ahead that open technology could create for our democracy and businesses? Learn from open source technical experts about the potential and challenges for technology to make real change in our voting systems, our democractic institutions, and our businesses. 

Speakers
avatar for Ele Munjeli

Ele Munjeli

DevOps Engineer, Prime 8 Consulting
Ele Munjeli has a computer science degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA. She got involved with electronic democracy through college research in software engineering for deliberative systems. After graduation she specialized as a DevOps Engineer, an emerging field for coding the creation and automation of cloud infrastructure. For the last four years, Ele has been speaking, coding, and consulting on infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Don Smith

Don Smith

Teacher, Enspiral Dev Academy
Don is a programmer and educator. Before moving to New Zealand 4 years ago, he published developer guidance from the Patterns & Practices team in Microsoft's Developer Division; one of the first teams to release source code under an open source license.Recently he helped launch Enspiral Dev Academy's Auckland campus and is now thrilled to spend his days bringing in new waves of developers who value learning about, creating and sharing open... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Lion Harbour #2

11:30

What do we need from the financial institutions of the future?
In an increasingly globalised and digital world, incumbent business and institutions are increasingly being outcompeted, disrupted and it some cases made redundant by emergent models and modes of exchange. During this workshop we’ll explore the rapid changes the financial sector is undergoing and the opportunities and challenges of the future.



Hosts
avatar for Damian Sligo-Green

Damian Sligo-Green

Enspiral
Damian Sligo-Green brings people, process and the bigger-picture together to help design (mostly software) solutions that meet real needs. With a professional background in financial services, digital and creative media and currently working in agile software design and development, Damian brings a combination of human-centered design, lean and agile methodologies to help forge collaborative and engaging solutions for a range of stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Guenther

Anna Guenther

Pledge Me
Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Since launching 4 years ago, over 1,000 creative, community and entrepreneurial projects have raised almost $10million through PledgeMe. Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. In her day job, she focusses on building the... Read More →
avatar for James Hartley

James Hartley

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
James is the Manager of the Financial Market Policy team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. His team is responsible for financial services regulation in New Zealand, including the recent large reforms of financial market regulation. These reforms included the regulation for the first time in New Zealand of equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. He has previously worked as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs... Read More →
avatar for Sam Ng

Sam Ng

Kiwibank
Sam Ng leads a startup tasked with re-inventing day to day banking. Supported by Kiwibank, the startup is imagining radical new ways to improve how we manage, use and get money so that Kiwis and New Zealand as a whole will benefit. Prior to his work at Kiwibank, Sam co-founded Optimal Experience (now part of PriceWaterHouseCoopers Digital) and Optimal Workshop, a provider of user experience software. He also has a second life in social... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Renouf Foyer #1

11:30

What stories are (not) Open? Tapu Data
What are the implications for open sharing? How does privacy work in an open world? Tapu data. How do we acknowlege wisdom and history in a world where everything is open and shared? 

This workshop will focus on how open doesn't necessitate public, open can be private too.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cormack

Chris Cormack

Koha Team, Catalyst IT
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe Christopher Cormack has a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics and Māori Studies. While working for Katipo Communications he was the lead developer of the original version of Koha, which went live at Horowhenua Library Trust on January 5, 2000. Since then he has served various roles in the community: Release manager, QA manager and Translation manager. Christopher works for Catalyst IT in Wellington and... Read More →
avatar for Nat Dudley

Nat Dudley

Figure.NZ
Nat is the Head of Design for Figure.NZ, where she spends her days helping us all to see New Zealand clearly by making open data findable and useable. She was formerly the Solutions and UX Lead for Vend, a retail SaaS platform. A user experience designer by trade, Nat advocates for an intersectional, inclusive approach to designing our future. | | In her (elusive) spare time, she works with conferences, events and companies to make NZ's tech... Read More →
avatar for Matt Muller

Matt Muller

Inflection
Matt Muller is Director of Trust & Identity at Inflection, a US-based company with a goal of building trust on the Internet so that people can connect with confidence online and in person. A Privacy by Design Ambassador and Certified Information Privacy Professional, Matt is passionate about digital advocacy, online privacy, and creating better mechanisms for individual control over personal information. He is a frequent visitor to New... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Auditorium

11:30

​Virtual Reality for Civic Deliberation
Imagine if we could walk around on the new Wellington Airport runway extension before deciding if it is a good idea for the City Council to fund it.
With Virtual Reality (VR), we can enter into an architect’s vision and interact with it in real time, making it enjoyable to participate — like watching and acting in a 3D IMAX movie.
In this "bleeding edge" session, Audrey will share the state of virtual reality (VR) for citizen engagement.

Join us to discuss how we can use The overview effect (participants becoming more attuned to each other and to the environment) to increase the quality of our deliberations.

Speakers
avatar for Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett

Loomio
Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism and DIY electronics. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management and collaborative governance.
avatar for Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang

g0v
Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Renouf Foyer #2

12:30

Lunch
Tuesday August 23, 2016 12:30 - 13:15
Top floor promonade

13:15

Engaging with government online
How can technology and innovation be leveraged for open engagement with government?

This workshop session is designed to explore how technology and innovation could change how New Zealanders engage with government, encouraging openness and transparency. 

Hosts
avatar for Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett

Loomio
Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism and DIY electronics. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management and collaborative governance.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Snively

Suzanne Snively

Transparency International New Zealand
Suzanne is the Chair of Transparency International New Zealand. This is a New Zealand-wide organisation with a vision for our country to build on its trusted integrity systems in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. She is a passionate advocate of opening up governance in society and is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for New Zealand’s involvement in the... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Renouf Foyer #1

13:15

Open session: Games & Start-up Showcase
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Lion Harbour #1

13:15

Open session: Open & Diversity
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Lion Harbour #2

13:15

Open session: Open & Local Government
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Frank Taplin

13:15

Open session: Wellbeing & Open
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Tuesday August 23, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
First floor right

14:15

Polarities Cafe Data Swarm
Help us enter data from yesteday's polarities cafe! We'll be transcribing post-its. Please bring you device. 

Hosts
avatar for Sam Rye

Sam Rye

Horoeka & Social Laboratories
Sam Rye is currently exploring experience design in the context of communities such as Social Labs, which aim to tackle complex problems and challenges. He’s an Enspiral Member, and is working on a number of side projects to open source learnings, insights and tools from the last 10 years of his work.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 14:45
Top floor promenade left

14:15

Open session: Doing Open
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
Lion Harbour #2

14:15

Open session: Open & Art, Journalism, AR
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
First floor right

14:15

Open session: Open & Governance
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
Frank Taplin

14:15

Open session: Opening Up
Whiteboard for more information

Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
Lion Harbour #1

14:15

Smart Cities
Smart Cities are a hot topic internationally, but what truly makes a city smart? Learn about the practical technology trials underway in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland to understand why New Zealand is a world leader in the implementation of Smart City technology.  

Speakers
avatar for Tim Packer

Tim Packer

NEC
Tim Packer has 30 years’ experience working in New Zealand and abroad across Telecommunications, ICT, Smart City and Precision Agriculture Technology.  His current role is the head of Smart City Solutions for NEC New Zealand.  Tim and his team are facilitating 'Safe' and 'Smart' city outcomes for New Zealand, supporting innovative global product developments and engaging in incubation projects with partner cities, here and... Read More →


Tuesday August 23, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
Renouf Foyer #1

15:15

Afternoon Tea
Tuesday August 23, 2016 15:15 - 16:00
Top floor promonade

16:00

The work and vision of an open world
So what's next... What is the work that is required to create an open world? What might be possible in that open world? How do we now need to collaborate on next steps? Hear from Lillian Grace (CEO of Figure.NZ) as she shares her vision for an open world and what is needed to create it. She will both share her work, how we need to work with people both in and outside government, and her vision for an Open New Zealand and the world...

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Grace

Lillian Grace

Figure.NZ
| 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 →


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

16:15

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. 

Hosts
avatar for Lillian Grace

Lillian Grace

Figure.NZ
| 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 →
avatar for James Mansell

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Hon Bill English

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
Auditorium

17:00

Closing
Team
avatar for Silvia Zuur

Silvia Zuur

Event Director, EXP
After leading the successful first OS//OS in 2015 Silvia is back at the helm in 2016. She loves designing events that meaningfully connect people, inspire collaboration and ask big questions of the world.


Tuesday August 23, 2016 17:00 - 17:30
Auditorium

17:30

After party and conversation hive
Join us for the after party and conversation hive. 

Keep chatting with your new OS//OS friends and set the foundation for more collaboration over food, drinks, music and dancing! 

Hosted by Enspiral Labs. 

Tuesday August 23, 2016 17:30 - Wednesday August 24, 2016 22:30
Lion Harbour #1