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D5 Forum

Today was an opportunity to support Dame Patsy's strategic focuses of creativity, innovation, leadership and diversity with a forum at Government House. The topic was diversity in the digital world, and the two guest speakers were Dr Siouxsie Wiles and Lisa Reihana.

Dr Wiles is a biologist who is interested in making science more accessible - and that includes making scientific findings more readily available on the internet. Lisa Reihana is an artist who works primarily in photography and video. Her renowned work, entitled Emissaries, is now touring various countries following its installation at the Venice Biennale.

The attendees at the Forum today included delegates to the D5 Summit in Wellington, which currently represents five nations with a strong focus on providing government services digitally: New Zealand, the UK, South Korea, Estonia and Israel.  

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