Digital 5 (D5)

New Zealand is hosting the 4th annual gathering of the world's most advanced digital nations in February 2018.

Digital 5 2018 brings the Digital 5 (D5) nations together to share best practices and key learnings, collaborate on common projects and help each other become even better digital governments faster and more efficiently.

The event, from 19 to 22 February, includes the Digital Nations 2030 conference, the Digital Government Showcase and the D5 Ministerial Summit.

Digital Nations 2030 conference

19–20 February, Auckland

Focusing on the future of digital, this conference brings together chief information officers, technology leaders, social innovators and future thinkers from business, non-profits and government.

The conference has 5 focus areas:

  • education and workforce
  • health
  • society
  • productive sectors
  • finance.

Digital Nations 2030 (external site link)

Digital Government Showcase

21 February, Wellington

This day-long event in The Beehive features the most innovative digital products and services created by government agencies and their partners.

It will be open to people attending the D5 Ministerial Summit, Ministers and staff from the public sector, giving them a chance to see how other agencies are using digital technologies that they could potentially use in their own work.

Information about the displays will be available on this page in February 2018.

D5 Ministerial Summit

21–22 February, Wellington

The D5 Ministerial Summit 2018 brings together government, non-government organisations and business to demonstrate the strength of what collaboration can achieve.

The summit will explore 4 key areas:

  • using big data for health
  • attracting and retaining digital talent
  • establishing digital identity
  • building citizen-driven collaboration.

The theme for the summit is ‘e kōre e taea e te whenu kotaki te whāriki te raranga’ — ‘one strand alone will not weave a tapestry’ — with a particular focus on digital rights.


Previous D5 events

2016 — South Korea

Theme: Leading digital innovation

Korea gears up for future cooperation on e-government – (external site link)

2015 — Estonia

Themes: Better procurement for public sector IT solutions, ensuring digital trust, user needs-based service design, and IT talent management in the public sector.

World-leading digital governments met in Tallinn – (external site link)

2014 — United Kingdom

Themes: Teaching children to code, open markets and connectivity.

D5 London 2014: leading digital governments –

Page last updated: 22/12/2017