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DIA Marketplace Briefing

17 November 2016: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

76/106 Manchester Street

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The NZ Government ICT Strategy refresh 2015 observed several 'game-changing' trends including the accelerated pace of disruptive change. Key initiatives identified in the ICT Strategy included the establishment of an "ICT Marketplace" that will enable government agencies to access a wider range of public cloud services under a common commercial construct while also improving the efficiency of typical procurement practices where security and commercial risk is managed in accordance with government and procurement security standards.

The ICT Marketplace has the potential to radically improve the way agencies procure capability that is aligned with the Government ICT Strategy and expose innovation.

The ICT Marketplace will enable:

  • Agencies to access innovative ICT services quickly
  • Greater competition and choice from innovative suppliers
  • Government to be treated as a single customer
  • Reduction in time and cost to procure, security accredit and deploy cloud services
  • Reduction in cost and duplication of effort and investment in the risk assessment of public cloud services

Two Proof of Concept Agile projects are currently being undertaken, engaging with a significant number of government agencies. At the conclusion of these Proof of Concepts we will engage with the market to procure the ICT Marketplace technology/capability

Presentation starts at 12:30pm. Note that lunch is not provided, however please feel free to bring your own.

About The Speaker

Ron Stuart, Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy, DIA.

Ron is a futurist, strategist and decision scientist with a history of providing outstanding results to both the private and public sectors in areas such as organizational and ecosystem design, ICT strategy and design, restructuring, workforce planning, outsourcing, change management, human capital management and supply chain management including strategic procurement and strategic sourcing.

Ron is also deeply involved in the development of advanced predictive analytics and decision science skills and techniques and in the development of B2B and B2C stakeholder tracking and analysis tools integrated with CRM.

Ron is regarded by his peers as visionary in terms of his design of ICT and resource marketplaces, people acquisition, deployment and performance management frameworks and methodologies. He has successfully designed and deployed strategic supplier relationship management frameworks to support the delivery of ICT cloud services frameworks.

In 2013 Ron was engaged to design and support the New Zealand Government ICT Supply Management capability.  As Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy he has been involved in the recent design and deployment of the New Zealand Government ICT strategy, supplier relationship management framework and the ICT public cloud marketplace.

As a senior management consultant Ron worked in both the Public and Private sectors on a wide variety of consulting assignments from 1997 until 2013 including the design and development of the New Zealand Government Strategic Procurement Reform programme in 2004 and subsequently acting as Principal Implementation Consultant for the initial 6 months of the Reform programme. In 2009 he was appointed as the independent chair of both the Strategic Procurement Reform Programme Cost Savings and the Procurement Development Technical Advisory Groups for the 2009-2010 periods. 


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Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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