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Connected Ako: The Digital Strategy Refresh

We are thrilled to invite you to an exciting webinar in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, to showcase the launch of the highly anticipated digital strategy refresh, Connected Ako: Digital and Data for Learning

This one-hour event, specially tailored for EdTechNZ members, will showcase the transformative power of technology in education and provide insights into the future of digital learning.

The Ministry of Education will guide us through the Connected Ako strategy to unveil the comprehensive 10-year plan designed to shape the digital and data landscape of education in New Zealand. Discover how this strategy aims to empower learners and educators, enabling them to thrive and succeed in the digital world, both within and beyond the classroom.

There will also be an open floor to engage in a Q&A session, exploring the implications of the Connected Ako strategy for Kiwi EdTech. We hope this Q&A will provide a valuable opportunity for you to gain deeper insights, address your queries, and discover how your organisation can contribute to this transformative vision.

Don’t miss this extraordinary webinar that will shape the future of digital learning in New Zealand.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2023
  • Time: 12pm – 1pm
  • Location: Online
  • Event Type: Virtual
  • Cost: Free

Supported by:


Ministry of Education NZ


An experienced leader and senior manager with particular strengths in team building, developing learning organisation competencies, and organisational effectiveness. A strong focus on innovation, particularly in the use of ICT enriched environments. Proven ability to motivate people to produce excellent results. Extensive background and experience in education leadership and management. Extensive experience in implementing ICT in work and educational environments. Strong understanding of e-government implementation. Seeks to continue adding value to organisations in these areas.
John Goulter - Independent Contractor
I bring my experience of leadership, issues management, communications and Government engagement to organisations managing challenging environments and opportunities. I have a track record in senior management in the public and private sectors, including people leadership, business strategy, communications and engagement.
Alexandra Touchaud - Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor - Ministry of Education of New Zealand
20yrs experience in international communication (advocacy, media, branding, marketing, advertising/pr, digital, and fundraising) across public/private sectors (incl UN/NGO).
Alison Mackie - ED of multiple communities - Tech Alliance
Executive Director of BlockchainNZ, EdTechNZ, NZ IoT Alliance, and LocationTechNZ at the NZTech Alliance. Co-founder of the blockchain for utilities start-up MeterMe, member of the Young Directors Steering Group with the Institute of Directors, and board member of the i4 Institute.
Rhys Gardner - CEO - CoDriver Group Limited


Jul 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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