The ITx 2018 Programme may change without notice
The conference will open with an opening address by Hon Clare Curran, Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, and Government Digital Services.
Minister of Communications
In October 2017 with the formation of the 52nd Parliament, Clare Curran was appointed Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Minister for Government Digital Services, Associate Minister for ACC and Associate Minister of State Services (Open Government).
Prior to this In November 2008 Clare was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin South. She is the second woman Labour MP in Dunedin and the first for the seat of Dunedin South.
Clare lived in Australia for 14 years working predominantly with unions and progressive organisations. Being a journalist she is a strong supporter of commercial-free, independent, publicly available media. She believes in strong local representation and campaigns for more openness and transparency in government. Clare ran her own communications business specialising on campaigns for environment and social justice issues in New Zealand and Australia as well as promoting Dunedin-based issues.