Dame Diane Robertson
In episode nine departing City Missioner, Dame Diane Robertson, speaks about about growing data inequality. Chair of The NZ Data Futures Partnership, Dame Diane Robertson believes we must act now, to avoid a new era of inequality and lost opportunity. Robertson is best known for her transformational leadership of Auckland City Mission, a position she held for 22 years. As Chair of The NZ Data Futures Partnership (NZDFP), her focus is firmly on the digital health and wealth of Aotearoa. Robertson is deeply concerned that in the digital revolution, we are creating a whole new poverty trap, due to failing data governance. Appointed to NZDFP under the previous National-led coalition by Bill English, her role has continued under the Labour-led coalition government. Having spent the last few years working with boards and senior executives in all sectors, Robertson has a uniquely informed perspective on the state of our digital governance. In this episode of For Auckland, hosted in partnership with The Committee for Auckland, Robertson gives our private and public sector leadership a fail mark in adapting to the digital economy. She explains the double-sided jeopardy of inaction, new exposure to our most vulnerable people and missing out on the huge economic, social and environmental opportunities. The answer is treating our data as a strategic community asset.