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Data and Digital
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Māori Data

Paua Interface data maturity assessment




"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.”

– Craig Jones, Deputy CE, Stats NZ | Tatauranga Aotearoa

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

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

"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."

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

                                                      What we do

IT consulting
Trusted and expert advice


Our firm specialises in a wide array of data and digital initiatives, leveraging extensive networks of expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions.


We invite you to initiate a dialogue with us to explore your requirements. It is highly probable that we have the capabilities to bring your vision to fruition.

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. Help you to surface and manage your financial, technical, or reputational risks and costs, so you can get your outcomes.

  5. Help you stay current and fit for purpose.

  6. Work hard to ensure your topmost decision-makers – your Board and senior leadership team – are along for the journey.

1. Strategies, transformation and roadmaps

Data and digital, IT, ISSP

2. Maturity assessments, audits, reviews, evaluations

Cyber Security Maturity Assessments

Data Maturity Assessments

ICT Maturity Assessments

Māori Data Maturity Assessments

3. Governance, policies and guardrails

AI policies and guardrails

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 that need solid design and management

Reports and analysis on any IT or data topic

5. Stakeholder engagement

Anyone you need to engage with, from your leaders, tech teams, and customers or communities – and we are also specialists in Iwi-Māori and community engagement with senior advisers with years of tikanga knowledge and experience, and te reo Māori.

Contact us now to find out more

​Research and data


Know your industry

Know your communities


1. Data and State of the Sector Reports


Here at Pāua Interface, we cover end-to-end – we 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.

Contact us now to find out more

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