Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 9.45am - 10.30an
It’s Time To Make Digital Technology A Tool, Not A Master
It’s easy to get distracted by all the cool hardware and software that we can use and make. For the last 10 years we’ve been exposed to countless pieces of incredibly shiny and fun technology. But as people working in and leading technology, it’s time that we think harder about our place. We need to seek to really understand the problems that need solving, how to create genuinely diverse, creative and happy teams, and we need to start valuing what we don’t know as much as what we do know.
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Lillian (@gracefullillian) is CEO and Founder of Figure.NZ, the first organisation globally to assert everyone can use data in their thinking, and to build the systems, software, relationships and trust to enable this. Figure.NZ provides a data publishing service to organisations with data, standardising it and making it truly usable for everyone regardless of skill level. Lillian is on the recently established Data Futures Partnership Working Group, on the Expert Advisory Panel of the Open Government Partnership, as well as on the board of NZ’s Centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini. Previously Lillian was at Academy Award-Winning Massive Software, and at think tank The New Zealand Institute