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Paua Interface virtual tech team




Paua Interface cybersecurity maturity assessment


Paua Interface ICT maturity assessment

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Data and Digital
Projects, Reports

Paua Interface Maori data maturity assessment

Māori Data

Paua Interface data maturity assessment


                                                      What we do for you

IT consulting
We partner with enterprise and government to build data and digital solutions that solve their biggest challenges.
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  • Over two decades of experience

  • 120 plus clients

  • 25 government clients

  • 30 Iwi and Māori clients

  • 12 NGOs

  • 160 plus projects

  • Several certifications and qualifications (see About)

  • Industry memberships (see About)

We're results-oriented. It's all about action and outcomes.


Get in touch.

How we will help you

Pāua Interface Ltd will:

  1. Provide independent advice on your IT and data strategies and projects.

  2. Take care of your complicated, challenging and high-risk projects.

  3. Assess your current state and help you identify your future state.

  4. Surface and manage your financial, technical, or reputational risks.

  5. Help you stay current and fit for purpose.

  6. Ensure your topmost decision-makers – your Board and senior leadership team – are along for the journey.

1. Strategies, transformation and roadmaps

Data and digital, ICT, ISSP, programme-level projects

2. Maturity assessments, audits, reviews, evaluations

AI Maturity Assessments

Cyber Security Maturity Assessments

Data Maturity Assessments

ICT Maturity Assessments

Māori Data Maturity Assessments

3. Governance, policies and guardrails

AI assessment, policies, guardrails and roadmaps

Cloud, data and jurisdiction

IT and data governance and policies

Māori data sovereignty models (a practical approach, from governance, policies, operations, and technical)

4. IT and data projects

Any IT projects needing solid design and management

Reports and analysis on any IT or data topic

5. Stakeholder engagement

Your leaders, tech teams, customers and communities.

We are also specialists in Iwi-Māori and community engagement with years of tikanga knowledge and experience, and te reo Māori.

​Research and data


Know your industry

Know your communities

Sit back, we'll do the work


1. Data and State of the Sector Reports


Here at Pāua Interface, we cover end-to-end state of the sector and data-driven reports. We do the heavy-lifting and design methodology, collect data, analyse, research, report and present.


Our State of the Sector reports can be applied to any sector – tech, energy, primary sector, manufacturing, education, health, and more.

2. Case studies, white papers, research & reports


We research, engage wth your stakeholders, and write case studies, white papers and reports to a professional level ready for publication.

3. Your data in your own online map


We build you an interactive, searchable, online map with your data, so your people, community and customers can know you and your sector, and can connect.

What do our clients say?


Craig Jones, Deputy CE, Stats NZ | Tatauranga Aotearoa

"I highly recommend Robyn and the Pāua Interface team for any data and digital strategy work. Robyn’s technical knowledge, strategic nous and relational skills are a rare mix. Add in te ao Māori capability and you’re looking at a unicorn.”

Stuart Bloomfield, Interim Chief Data and Digital, Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand

"I partnered with Robyn as the Data and Digital service within Health NZ Te Whatu Ora was forming. With her formidable intellect and grasp of complex system issues she helped identify gaps in our plans, and contributed to the design of one of the largest data and digital operating models in the country, the establishment of the National Data Platform and the National Data Governance Framework. I could trust and rely on her advice and felt reassured that we were building a service with equity for all at the forefront."

Peter Fletcher-Dobson, Chief Digital Officer Work-based learning, Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology

"Rob’s company Pāua Interface was brought in to support the Te Pūkenga digital strategy in 2022 from a Te Ao Māori perspective. Having Rob on the team was game changing. Her team brought a depth of insight into the challenges faced by Māori and Pacific peoples that was not there before.

Rob brings a powerful combination of deep experience of technology strategy and transformation that is anchored in delivering value to organisations and equity to underserved communities. Through wānanga and talanoa Rob and her team brought the authentic customer voice of underserved learner groups and their communities. Rob’s facilitation skills are excellent and she has an ability to effortlessly bring together diverse groups into a single purpose.

Crucially, this work was distilled by her team into a list of Groundtruths – actionable areas of focus that truly grounded what had been a technology-focused strategy into a plan focused on delivering equity.

Her thought leadership and the insights from her team essentially called for a rewrite of the strategy which Rob took on and turned around in an incredibly tight timeframe. Her work was world-class and transformational and working with her was an absolute pleasure. I would recommend Rob and Pāua Interface to any organisation working on digital transformation and particularly those looking to deliver equitable outcomes."

Dr. Mataroria Lyndon, Tend Health Ltd, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Board member Te Aka Whai Ora, Māori Health Authority

"Robyn's knowledge and expertise were instrumental in establishing a new data and digital function, specifically by championing the creation of Virtual ICT and data teams, facilitating data sharing, and establishing principles of Māori sovereignty for data, information, privacy, and security. Beyond technical expertise, Robyn is a skilled communicator, effectively sharing her knowledge in written reports, presentations, and hui at senior management and governance levels."

Simon Ross, Manager Data Governance, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

"It was useful and informative working with Robyn and her team. She has a great ability to bridge the worlds of Te Ao Māori, data, digital and the public service. She can make the theoretical practical. She can help organisations understand find innovative solutions to their challenges understanding and working with Māori data."

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