Laurence Millar
for the Government and Openness Stream

Laurence Millar is an independent advisor in the use of ICT by governments, Editor at Large for FutureGov magazine, and Treasurer of 2020 Communications Trust.

During a career of more than 35 years, he has worked in the public and private sector, in the UK, USA, Asia and New Zealand. From 2004, he led the New Zealand e-government programme providing leadership in strategy and policy, establishing a foundation of shared infrastructure, and maintaining oversight of government ICT investment; he finished in the role of NZ Government CIO on 1 May 2009.

Laurence has written and spoken extensively about the importance of open government to strengthen trust between government and the people. He believes passionately in the power of open government data to support a more effective dialog between citizens, businesses, civil society (NGOs) and government.