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7 Ways To Prepare Data In The Age Of Privacy and Information Governance

7 Ways To Prepare Data In The Age Of Privacy and Information Governance Content may still be king, but now the rights to some of it may belong to the people! In response to the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) and recent stateside efforts to enshrine data protection including the California Consumer Privacy Act… Read More

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UPCOMING PRIVACY WORKSHOP IN LA 7/31: Leveraging a GDPR Compliance Investment for CCPA / Privacy By Design

UPDATE: Presentation Slides Included Below   ARMA-GLA Summer Spotlight Workshop LEVERAGING A GDPR COMPLIANCE INVESTMENT FOR CCPA / PRIVACY BY DESIGN WORKSHOP Part I – Join European attorneys and privacy compliance experts from Brussels based law firm Ethikos to learn how to leverage GDPR compliance investments for California’s new Consumer Privacy Act. In this presentation they’ll review key… Read More

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Building the Bridge Between Strategy and Governance Aboard the IT Enterprise – An Interview with Kevin Gray of the City of Burbank

Building a Bridge Between Strategy and Governance Aboard the IT Enterprise – An Interview with Kevin Gray, CIO of the City of Burbank Eleventh in a series of in-depth interviews with innovators and leaders in the fields of Risk, Compliance and Information Governance across the globe. Kevin Gray is the Chief Information Officer for the… Read More

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Document Strategy Forum Next Week! My Session – Executing the Information Governance Strategy for the Post-Cloud World

At the very heart of all the buzz surrounding “big data and artificial intelligence (AI) lives a universal truth- Information is the critical asset of every organization. Information flows through people and applications at such a rapid pace that it demands effective management. Enterprises are flying blind if they don’t have an information management strategy. Read More

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Strengthening Protections and Embracing Connections – An Interview with Douglas C. Williams of Williams Data Management

Strengthening Protections and Embracing Connections – An Interview with Douglas C. Williams of Williams Data Management Tenth in a series of in-depth interviews with innovators and leaders in the fields of Risk, Compliance and Information Governance across the globe. Douglas C. Williams is CEO of Williams Data Management and Chairman of the Board for the… Read More

The Building Blocks of Information Governance

Information Governance (IG) is quite the buzzword these days, yet too many organizations still find themselves struggling with implementing a practical roadmap for success. Here’s a proven strategy and a few tips I picked up while developing board level IG programs for the Fortune 500. Walk Before You Run It’s true that your strategy needs… Read More

20 Years After Google: In Search of a Better Way to Search

From its inception the internet has always been about search…. searching for that answer, that perfect example, that one you love? But search has also changed the way we think about information, about primary sources and really about each other in wildly different ways that aren’t always, well….helpful. In the wrong data steward’s hands the… Read More

My Hope for ARMA International

My Hope for ARMA International For almost 65 years, ARMA International has provided an exceptional level of educational value, professional resources and guidance to members of the information management field and business community. Those efforts have aided organizations in recognizing the importance of RIM/IG practitioners’ unique skillsets and helped incorporate them into their IT and… Read More

Marketing The Moving Targets of Digital Transformations – An Interview with Dux Raymond Sy of AvePoint®

Marketing the Moving Targets of Digital Transformations – An Interview with Dux Raymond Sy of AvePoint Tenth in a series of in-depth interviews with innovators and leaders in the fields of Risk, Compliance and Information Governance across the globe. Dux Raymond Sy is the Chief Marketing Officer of Avepoint® and has successfully driven business and digital… Read More

Building a Framework to Sustain the Coming IoT Tsunami – An Interview with Priya Keshav of Meru Data

It is important for us to realize how our own lives are being altered by IoT every day. Our houses, cars, work and lives are many times more wired and internet connected than even one or two years ago. Locks, doorbell cameras, voice activated assistants, drones, auto pilot cars, smart devices – you name it, it is already happening today. As end-users we are uniquely positioned to appreciate why this data needs to be managed securely. It is critical for us to understand the volumes of data being generated and the regulatory drivers for managing the privacy and security of IoT data. Read More

Harnessing Analytical Insights and Illuminating the Physical Realm of Dark Data – An Interview with Markus Lindelow of Iron Mountain

Markus Lindelow leads the IG and Content Classification Practice Group at Iron Mountain, the world’s largest information management company, where he’s been pioneering breakthrough analytic techniques for over decade. I interviewed him this November to discuss his thoughts on the evolution of metadata, content classification, AI, and how companies are using the new pillars of data science to break down their silos, help customers get lean and discover the hidden values in their big data sets. Read More

Book Review: Infonomics – How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information As An Asset For Competitive Advantage by Douglas B. Laney

Are CFO’s finally ready to heed the advice of their Chief Data Officer’s and begin adding information assets to the balance sheet? Read More

40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Reflections on the 40th Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Guest Post by Abby Moscatel It’s been about a week since Rafael and I returned from Europe, where we attended the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners at the European Parliment’s Hemicycle in Brussels, Belgium. The thought leaders posed… Read More

The Olympics of Privacy in Brussels!

Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life, the 40th Annual Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Two Americans walk into a EU Privacy Conference… Just a few weeks ago, a colleague reached out and reminded me “the Olympics of Privacy” were being held at the EU Parliament in Brussels in late October,… Read More

Navigating The Global Digital Economy – An Interview with April Dmytrenko, CRM, FAI

Navigating The Global Digital Economy – An Interview with April Dmytrenko, CRM, FAI Seventh in a series of in-depth interviews with innovators and leaders in the fields of Risk, Compliance and Information Governance across the globe. April Dmytrenko, CRM, FAI is a recognized thought leader in the field of information management, governance, compliance, and protection.… Read More

Congratulations to Manual Arts High Eleanor Moscatel Scholarship Winner Nicky Lopez!

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Recipient Nicky Lopez! This annual academic scholarship was established in honor of Eleanor Moscatel, a graduate of the Manual Arts High School Class of 1949. Her multifaceted and successful career, from Actress to Entrepreneur and Real Estate Maven spans seven decades and includes important cultural and social service contributions to both the… Read More

Using Blockchain for the Common Good – An Interview with Ashish Gadnis of BanQu

We realized that current models for getting people out of poverty have failed. Those models have failed because they look at the ability to help people out of poverty separate from enabling people in poverty to participate in the supply chain. Read More

Tapping Into Africa’s IG Potential – An Interview With Amb-Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole

Amb-Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole is the Chairman of the Board at the Institute of Information Management (IIM) based in Nigeria. Prior to leading the institute, he spent years in IT and cyber-security roles for Swedish firms and consulting for the Oil and Gas industry. Dr. Oyewole is both an accomplished Records and Information Management practitioner and a fierce advocate for the discipline. I sat down with him in July to ask him about his journey through the universe of information management, his thoughts about professional development and the emerging opportunities in Africa. Read More

Turning Collective Wisdom Into Strength – An Interview with Andrea Kalas of the Association of Moving Image Archivists

Andrea Kalas is a recent President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Prior to her role as SVP of Archives at Paramount Pictures she was Head of Preservation at the British Film Institute. She is an innovator and leader in best practices for the ever evolving universe of digital asset management. I had the opportunity to sit down with her in June to discuss bit loss, artificial intelligence and the benefits millennials are bringing to the profession Read More

Emerging From The Dense, Digital Fog – An Interview with Dr. Ulrich Kampffmeyer

Second in a series of interviews with leaders in the fields of Risk, Compliance and Information Governance across the globe.

Dr. Ulrich Kampffmeyer is the Managing Director of Project Consult in Hamburg, Germany and a renowned expert on digital transformations, business intelligence and privacy. I had the opportunity to sit down with him this May and discuss GDPR, digital transformations and a spectrum of cultural and other issues emerging from the dense, digital fog we seem to find ourselves in. Read More

3 Timeless Business Lessons from a Real Life Superwoman

My Mother is 86 and doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile. But if she ever did, her headline would read something like… “Former ingenue, entrepreneur, dreamer, and the rest is none of your damn business, honey.” But to those who’ve had the privilege to know her over the decades her mantra has always been, quite simply, to treat everybody with dignity. Here are 3 timeless business lessons she’s taught me to go along with that mantra. Read More

Digital Bondage and the Fallacy Of Work-Life Integration

Forget your elder’s sage advice on maintaining a good work-life balance. There’s a new, grossly misleading and patently absurd approach (promoted here by the time-strapped PhD’s at Berkeley Haas), and it’s spreading like wildfire throughout the business world. They call it… “Work-Life Integration!” Read More