Te Rautaki Raraunga | Data Strategy

Waipapa Taumata Rau’s first data strategy – Te Rautaki Raraunga builds on aspirations in Taumata Teitei.

About our data strategy

Waipapa Taumata Rau’s first data strategy – Te Rautaki Raraunga builds on aspirations in Taumata Teitei. It ensures ethical data acquisition, structure, storage, utilisation of data assets, creating a high-trust culture, enhancing insights and data-informed decision support practising Māori data sovereignty and Te Ao Māori principles, providing and crafting mana-enhancing experiences.

Covering all data assets and artifacts across the institution, the data strategy warrants data is acquired, managed, governed, cared for and made available to those who need it through its life cycle across three strategic domains. These are education and student experience, research and innovation and institutional and administrative areas.

We envisage unleashing the benefits and power of data, realising the value propositions for the University to be utilising, enabled and driven by data. These can be achieved by enhanced policy framework, data governance practices, digital ethics, data culture, data literacy and clear roles and responsibilities.

At the centrepiece of the stage, we expect to enhance our data ecosystem, enriching and expanding its depth and breadth via ethical, sustainable acquisition and ingestion, allowing quality data models to be curated for analysis and discovery. We aim to provide a discoverable, searchable and accessible data catalogue and definitions to data consumers to explore and better understand the meaning, lineage, applicability, limitations and context for critical data elements.

We will invest and provide intelligent, innovative, relevant tools, applications and platforms to enable the institution to harvest insights to guide decision-making through advanced analytical, storytelling, visualisation and data science capabilities. It allows new metrics, algorithms, predictions, and collaborations to be formed. Improving the provision of data and insights based on roles and needs, lifting data maturity and improving data culture.

Strong advocation and education, sharing and mentorship of information products and techniques and partnership with key stakeholders are mandatory to the success of the data strategy. We will empower staff’s competencies by embedding relevant modules in their professional development plans – covering privacy, ethics, literacy and any relevant soft skills on data analytics and discovery. Clear data roles and responsibilities will provide clear boundaries and accountability in guiding data quality, classification, sharing, and access.

We look forward to working with stakeholders to bring our vision to life.