Join Ngapera, the CEO of Figure.NZ as she shares her journey of using technology to help democratize NZ public data. During lockdown in 2020 her organisation launched Pataka Raraunga, the world's first Maori data hub.
She will share insights into Maori Data sovereignty, the benefits and gaps in helping open Maori data, and share tools and tips on how people in Tairawhiti can use publicly available Maori data to better serve their community and advocate for better resources.
Ngapera believes everybody should have access to good information, and that knowing how to find and use data is vital to solving our country’s biggest problems. Ngapera cares about everyone being able to take part in that, so we can collectively work towards a better future for Aotearoa.
Ngapera works closely with Māori business and education efforts across New Zealand. She currently holds board positions with the InZone Education Foundation, Hyundai’s Pinnacle Programme, and Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust, which connects indigenous business efforts from around the world.
Formerly the Global Director of the World Class New Zealand Network for Kea, Ngapera has also worked for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Health, University of Auckland, and Manukau Institute of Technology.