Speaker Bio

Kate Kolich
Guest speaker

Kate Kolich

Assistant Governor/General Manager Information, Data and Analytics
Kate is Assistant Governor/General Manager Information, Data, and Analytics at Reserve Bank of New Zealand Te Pūtea Matua. Kate has had an extensive career in digital, data and technology leadership roles across the public and private sectors. Her experience includes almost 20 years in banking at the Bank of New Zealand where she held a number of data leadership roles. In her time at BNZ, Kate led many strategic data initiatives and teams across the bank. Prior to joining the RBNZ, Kate led the Evidence, Insights and Innovation team at EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) where her team focussed on identifying ways to use data to alleviate climate change. Prior to that, she was the Director of Data Systems and Analytics at the Social Wellbeing Agency. Kate is a recognised thought leader on digital and data innovation, and is active in promoting women in STEM through her volunteer work as a Global Women in Data Science Ambassador.
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Tuesday, 08 November, 2022 / 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM AEDT
CDO Exclusive Roundtable: Enabled by Data and Insight through Executive Data Leadership

Data and insight is an integral part of all good decision making. Enabling executive decision making through data leadership with a business outcome lens, by connecting data and insight with decision makers is important, but so is having a strong data culture throughout the whole organisation. Being enabled by data and insight is contingent on a data culture that has executive leadership and sponsorship, ensuring data and insight is fully integrated in all decision making. There are a number of key ingredients for this, including all participants’ involvement. In this talk Kate Kolich will share her inclusive approach to data leadership as an executive leadership team member, in her role as Assistant Governor/ General Manager of Information, Data, and Analytics at The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Te Pūtea Matua. This talk will provide a high level overview of how the RBNZ as custodian of financial and economic data, uses and produces data and insight to enable decision making. Kate will outline how the intersection of data practitioners, consumers and decision makers leads to data innovation and data driven decision making.

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