2017-2018 Programming

June 19, 2018 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

SpeakerReagan Coard, Records Analyst at SunTrust Bank

Topic: “State of the Chapter” 

Previous Meetings

September 19, 2017 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Sara Lockman, PMP, IGP, Senior Manager, EY

Topic: “How to Strengthen your Business case to obtain buy-in for an IG project”

Presentation slides available here.

October 10, 2017 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Gordon Brown, Program Manager, Electronic Records Management, Delta Air Lines

Topic:Don’t Fall Off the Records Management Waterfall: Use Your Agility to Thrive.”

Abstract: Learn how the Atlanta Housing Authority ditched waterfall project management in favor of Scrum, a more agile project management framework, to deliver SharePoint across the entire agency. You will receive a brief introduction to Scrum, learn what artifacts were used and how they can be adapted by other projects, and the lessons learned along the way.

Biography: Gordon Brown is currently the Program Manager, Electronic Records Management, Delta Air Lines after being the Manager, Records Services at the Atlanta Housing Authority, State Records Manager for the State of Alaska, and a Records Manager in Scotland for the Robert Gordon University and North Lanarkshire Council. He has transitioned from traditional paper-based records management to managing a team implementing electronic records management across an Agency using SharePoint. Gordon has an MPhil Digital Management & preservation from the University of Glasgow, and is a Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

November 2, 2017 – Information Governance Winter Summit: IG Program Strategy and the Role of Risk

SpeakerRobert Smallwood

Abstract: An in-depth discussion focused on best practices to properly assess the risks facing your organization and how those risks impact an IG program strategy, with featured speaker Robert Smallwood. For those who are currently studying for, or interested in pursuing, the IGP certification, the discussion will cover information relevant to that examination.

DateThursday, November 2

Location: Georgia Pacific Center

Time : 8:30a-2:30p

Biography: TBD 

Registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/jtq9dr/4W

Event Summary: http://www.cvent.com/d/jtq9dr

November 21, 2017 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Joshua Kitchens, Director, Archival Studies at Clayton State University

Topic: Advocacy and RIM

Abstract: While often in our jobs as records professionals, we maintain lightening focus on managing records and sometimes neglect help those we work with understand why we are doing what we are doing. Advocacy is a major aspect of the job of records professionals regardless of the field you work. This talk with delve into how to explain records practices to the general public, decision makers, and our allies. It will detail tactics and approaches that can be used to engage with and help them understand the role of records management.

Biography: Joshua Kitchens is the Director of the Clayton State Archival Studies program where he teaches a variety of archival courses including Archives and Technology, Appraisal, and Law and Archives. Josh previously served as an Archivists for Special Collections at the Georgia College Ina Dillard Russell Library. There he was responsible for digital collections, the library’s institutional repository known as the Knowledge Box and university archives. He holds a BA in history from Georgia College and a MA in Applied History from George Mason University, and a Masters of Archival Studies from Clayton State University.

Registration:  Online registration

December 19, 2017 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Reginald Chever, AVP, RIM and Business Continuity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Topic: What does the “C” Suite Need from their Records Manager

Abstract: The Executive responsible for Records and Information Management in your organization is on your side, even though it may not always feel that way. This topic explores the requirements your executive needs so they can properly support the RIM program. Find out what your executive needs to know so you can do your job!

Biography: TBD

January 16, 2018 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Ryan M. Zilm, Manager, Records and Info Gov., Andeavor Companies

Topic: Content Cleanup Carnival: Outlining Success for Your Organization

Abstract: This presentation will guide you through the steps taken to rollout a successful company cleanup event backed by executive leadership. From the concept to the carnival, come learn keys to success, see footage, game content and more! Cleaning up your organizational content has never been so much fun!!

Biography: Ryan M. Zilm, CRM, CIP, IGP, CEDS, has been an active contributor to the Information Management profession since 1998, currently leading the Records & Information Governance Program at Andeavor Companies, Inc. based in San Antonio, TX. He participated in the development of ARMA International’s Glossary of Terms, holds several professional certifications and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Administrative Leadership. Ryan has served in multiple capacities at the ARMA local chapter level across three states and is currently pursuing an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Texas San Antonio and is the current President-Elect for the ARMA International BOD.

February 20, 2018– Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Tiffany Dennis, Manager, Records & Information Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Topic: A ‘One & Done’ Approach to Mapping & Tackling Unstructured Records

Abstract:  The RIM Teamat the Atlanta Fed recently completed an enterprise-wide unstructured records enhancement initiative purposed to enhance the management of information on shared drives. This initiative was designed to help information owners prepare for future compliance requirements, internal audits of RIM practices, and future technology adoption. This presentation will showcase the methods used to: 1) set realistic and attainable goals for incremental unstructured records management, 2) create an enterprise-wide data map of unstructured records, 3) garner executive level support, and 4) solicit end-user adoption.   It will also highlight the value of mapping unstructured information and ways to report incremental success so that it resonates with information owners.  

Biography: Tiffany is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and has been a member of ARMA since 2013. She has worked in the field of records and information management for nearly 15 years and enjoys working with users to “bring order to chaos.” Tiffany currently manages the Records and Information Management Program for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. As part of the nation’s central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks, and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government. Tiffany earned a joint Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Sociology from Emory University and also studied Sociology at University College London. She has earned professional designation as a Certified Records Analyst and will sit for the CRM this spring. This past fall she became Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certified.

March 20, 2018 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Tom Barce, Kroll Discovery

Topic: Information Governance & eDiscovery Implications of Emerging & Future Communication Channels

Abstract: Email is not the only method of communication. In fact, the entire paradigm surrounding the definition of a document is eroding and transforming. There are alternative communication sources that more and more people are taking advantage, which may replace email and how we communicate in the next few years. Come join us to learn what the new platforms will be, what makes them different, which professions are using the latest collaboration platforms, and to what degree. We will discuss how prevalent these platforms will become in the next few years and what you should be prepared for in records management and ediscovery. This is a forward leaning session where we explore technology, retention, and discovery implications that will impact us for at least the next ten years!

Biography: Tom Barce is the Vice President of Thought Leadership for KLDiscovery. Tom brings over 20 years of experience in directing and managing information governance, electronic discovery, and litigation support initiatives. He is a frequent speaker and author, who delivers strategic vision, consultative services, and project management expertise. He has extensive experience in helping corporations and law firms manage their data-driven risks and objectives, by effectively leveraging their important information; responding to complex electronic discovery demands in numerous litigation, regulatory, and cyber matters; selecting and implementing strategic technology; leveraging analytics and predictive coding; coordinating discovery in multi-party litigation; evaluating and overseeing third party service providers; and conducting large and complex data migrations from disparate systems. He has assisted clients across a wide variety of industries both domestically and internationally, including communications, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and technology. 


April 17, 2018 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Jan Hodges (Delta Air Lines) & Linda Long (Southern Company)

Topic: “Big Buckets for Retention Scheduling”

Abstract: Big Buckets for Retention Scheduling are all the rage.  This presentation will discuss why you should do it and examples of who how to do it.

Biography: Linda Long, Records Manager at Southern Company

Jan Hodges, Program Manager – Corporate Records & Information Management at Delta Airlines

May 15, 2018 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Tod Chernikoff, CRM, IGP, CIP, Managing Consultant, IBM

Topic:” Conducting Large Scale Records Inventory: Applying Lessons Learned”

Abstract: What does it take to conduct a successful inventory of the records of an organization of over 7,000 full-time staff and contractors? This case study examines the process of conducting a records inventory using lessons learned and actual results from a large government office with limited resources. It explore the requirements, planning process, tools used, training and communications, and implementation of the various project stages so you can apply these good practices to your own organization.  

Biography: Tod Chernikoff, CRM, IGP, CIP, is a Managing Consultant with IBM Global Business Services. He has over twenty years of experience providing records and information management and information governance services to organizations and clients. He has served ARMA International in positions at the local, regional and international levels including as a member of the ARMA International Board of Directors. He received the ICRM’s 2014 Alan Andolsen Award in recognition of outstanding CRM Mentorship.

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