About Seradigm

Seradigm was founded by Julian Carver and is the vehicle for his consulting work.

Julian has extensive experience in central and local government, the NZ science system, and the private sector. He has led information system strategic plan development for a range of organisations including Fulton Hogan Landcare Research, Environment Canterbury, Archives New Zealand, the Animal Health Board, and Landcorp Farming.

For the last eight years Julian has been heavily involved in cross agency data & information sharing strategies and shared services projects across CRIs, Universities, MSI (was MoRST/FRST), MfE, MFish, MAF, Department of Conservation, ERMA and Regional Councils. From 2004-2010 Julian advised the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology through their development of policy for environmental data management, and research data reuse. This included facilitation of a number of national workshops including ‘Research Data Matters’ in July 2010.

Julian is also involved in open government and open data initiatives, chairing conferences including Open Government (June 2010), Smart Government (March 2011), and Web Oriented Government (October 2011). Julian a spokesperson to government for Open NZ (an organisation representing the open data community). In 2011 he worked with the Data and Information Reuse Secretariat to develop New Zealand’s Declaration on Open and Transparent Government.

Julian is a venture partner in NZ Capital Strategies, a venture capital firm specialising in cleantech and Internet technology investments. He also chairs Auckland Uniservices ICT Investment Committee as a part of the Return on Science commercialisation programme.

From April 2011 – June 2012 Julian led the establishment of information services at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), as acting Chief Information Officer. He then went on to lead GIS, data, and digital communications for the Christchurch Central Development Unit, for the launch of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Julian completed his service at CERA on 28 September 2012.

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