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How we are doing (October 2016 to March 2017)

The Government Chief Information Officer regularly reports on the progress of the Government’s ICT Strategy.

The latest update covers October 2016 to March 2017, and progress on the Integrated Programme of Work to drive digital transformation. It comprises a Cabinet paper and two dashboards (tabled 6 June 2017).

Progress and achievements 

  • The Government has delivered $107 million, exceeding the 2017 target of $100 million annual savings, by acting as a joined-up system. 
  • Work is on track to achieve the target for 70 percent of New Zealanders’ most common transactions with government being completed in a digital environment by the end of 2017.
  • The first integrated life event service went live with the release of SmartStart in December 2016, which has helped over 2000 new parents save time and money.
  • New Zealand is recognised as one of the most digitally-advanced governments in the world and will be hosting the next D5 conference in 2018.
  • A systematic approach for an all-of-government data ecosystem has allowed a more efficient and consolidated approach to investments in data.
  • The GovTech Talent graduate programme provides recent graduates with the opportunity to build digital skills while working at several participating agencies.
  • A 12-month programme of work to address barriers to the adoption of public cloud computing is nearly complete, with potential cost avoidance of up to $60 million achievable over six years.
  • Suppliers are currently being short-listed to develop a ‘one-stop-shop’ for New Zealand government agencies, making it quicker and cheaper to access a wider range of public cloud services.
  • Improvements in system-wide assurance capability continue with the establishment of the GCIO Assurance Services Panel, launch of the online tool for agencies to complete and submit their all-of-government self-assessment and reports online, and an agency and system-wide ICT supply chain information and risk analysis service.


ICT Functional Leadership progress report - Dashboard 1

Figure 1: ICT Strategy focus areas - An overview of the system change we are seeing


ICT Functional Leadership progress report - Dashboard 2

Figure 2: A summary of the status of initiatives within the dynamic Integrated Programme of Work


Key documents


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Page last updated: 12/06/2017