Colleagues discuss business in office


4 January 2019

New Zealand is quickly establishing itself as a leader in the GovTech space. G2G Know-How hosted a GovTech symposium in Wellington, New Zealand, recently with an impressive turnout from the diplomatic community including 25 Embassies and High Commissions as well as New Zealand agencies and tech businesses.

Audience at NZTE GovTech event

The purpose of the symposium was to highlight the innovations New Zealand is making toward transforming government services through the use of digital technologies.

Discussion topics at the event included growing our digital export economy, supporting regional innovation, and the importance of government working effectively with the private sector.

Speaker at NZTE GovTech event

Among an impressive lineup of speakers was the Assistant Secretary from the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry, Mary-Jean Pacheco. Ms Pacheco presented the results of a recent G2G Know-How, NZTE and MFAT change programme supporting business registration and licensing systems. The programme was successfully delivered in the Philippines using New Zealand state-sector expertise.

Malcolm Millar, G2G Know-How Executive Director says, “Digital government initiatives have proven to be a game changer in New Zealand. Almost 60% of citizen / government transaction are now done digitally.  Such a high level of engagement underpins efficiency and transparency, making New Zealand’s public sector the most effective in the world.  Through New Zealand’s GovTech programmes, G2G Know-How is ready to share this experience with the rest of the world”.

Read our case study on supporting ease of doing business in the Philippines now.