Job Title: Open Government Data Programme Leader
Company: Stats NZ
Paul Stone is the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme Leader. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT for a variety of organisations including Knight Frank (NZ) Limited, Ministry of Defence, Charities Commission, and was CIO at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Paul was responsible for delivering the New Zealand Charities Register as open data in 2011. He worked one day a week on secondment to the Open Government Data Programme for nearly three years, and has been full time on it for the last 3 years. The Programme now sits under the Government’s Chief Data Steward and CEO of Stats NZ.
This session will focus on the Open Government Data Programme – the intention of the government polices, purpose, goals and strategies. Highlighting the growing public data asset and a variety of real life examples of how open data has been reused in innovative ways.