Buxton is Statistics New Zealand’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO), having
previously spent 2 years as their Chief Technology Officer. He has a bold
vision, to drive his strategy delivering transformational Digital operations
and services for the agency and customers, unleashing data to make a real
His initiatives include improving service
delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating new
business models for service delivery including XaaS; promoting cloud based
solution opportunities to increase user empowerment; promoting cross government
federation and big data analytics; and leading strategic initiatives to
transform the technology department to be a centre for innovation, flexibility
and responsiveness to customer needs.
Previous roles have been in the UK and NZ Defence and intelligence communities
specialising in cryptography, information assurance and Signals Intelligence.
Prior to joining Statistics New Zealand, Chris was the Chief Information
Officer with the Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand’s
foreign intelligence agency. In this role he led the delivery of Big data
processing, analytic and visualisation capabilities, as well as national and
international digital federation and interoperability.
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