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2023 Austin ARMA Seminar

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

8:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

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2022 Austin ARMA Seminar:

Seminar Schedule

 Time  Session  Speaker
 8:00 - 8:15
 Welcome and Announcements
 Steven Williams
 8:15 - 9:00
 Intentional RIM- Gaining Buy-In for your Records Management Program  Deborah Robbins
 9:15 - 10:00
 Information Governance- A User’s Perspective  Christian Liipfert
 10:15 - 10:55
 Texas Cybersecurity Landscape – On Prem and Cloud Realms  Jeremy Wilson
 11:10 - 12:00
 Go from Good to Great, from Great to Exceptional! It’s All About the Soft Skills  John Spencer
 12:00 - 12:05
 Closing Comments
 Steven Williams

Session 1: Intentional RIM- Gaining Buy-In for your Records Management Program

Deborah Robbins, CRM, CIP, Research Data Manager at Arizona State University

Deborah’s goal for this session is to have attendees better understand how to get stakeholders involved in their processes and tools; gain an actual step-by-step method for improved compliance; and learn skills to develop IIM heroes in their organization. This story focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to buy-in. Emphasis in on people, rather than the process and the tools.

This presentation will include:

  • Understanding the importance of buy-in for a successful RIM program
  • The Three A’s of enhanced compliance
  • Developing an ongoing cadence with all aspects of Information Governance to insure sustainable compliance 
Deborah has over fifteen years of experience in the Records and Information Governance field, in city and county governments, legal, finance, education, utilities, and private sectors. She has been involved in two ARMA local leadership boards, and currently chairs the ICRM Mentoring Committee. Deborah has served as a speaker on topics such as data mapping, gaining compliance with RIM programs, professional growth, change management, and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Session 2: Information Governance- A User’s Perspective

Christian Liipfert, Counsel at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

How does one IG professional manage working remotely, taking account of Information Governance policies and procedures? Christian will look at IG from the user’s perspective, and suggest how the IG and Records and Information Management managers can help.

Christian has spoken and written extensively on information governance, e-discovery, knowledge management, antitrust and competition law, crisis management and emergency response, and the use of technology for compliance training and monitoring.  He was the Programme Director, Global Information & Records, and the Information Policy Director for BP, an international energy company with operations in more than 100 countries.  For the past several years, he has been working on information firewalls in connection with antitrust transactions in Canada and the US.

Session 3: Texas Cybersecurity Landscape – On Prem and Cloud Realms

Jeremy Wilson, Deputy CISO for Security Operations, State of Texas, Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Keeping up with cybersecurity threats can be overwhelming. How do you learn about the latest threats? How do you work with IT supporting best practices to protect your records and data? Jeremy will report on the latest DIR initiatives and how Records and IG Managers can speak the language and support your agency’s cybersecurity efforts.

Jeremy has over 23 years of security and leadership experience and over 7 years of service working for the State of Texas at Department of Information Resources and Department of Public Safety. He is establishing and overseeing the Texas centralized cybersecurity incident response team, which will be responsible for responding to incidents, establishing play books, coordinating cybersecurity exercises, and performing threat intelligence. Jeremy is a CISSP, CISM, CRISC, and Security+ Certified Information Technology Leader skilled in securing information systems to achieve information confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Session 4: Go from Good to Great, from Great to Exceptional! It’s All About the Soft Skills

John Spencer, U.S. Records & Information Management Service Delivery Leader, Ernst & Young

The focus of this presentation is to create awareness and offer some practical and straightforward guidance that will help you enhance the soft skills needed to have positive and productive work relationships. Also, these skills are necessary to help you communicate your ideas, strategies, and results more effectively to customers, peers, and management.

John is responsible for the management, strategy, special projects and daily operations across the U.S. He has more than 30 years of experience in customer service, people management, and building relationships and is a nationally recognized speaker on soft skills and emotional intelligence. He serves on the board for the Dallas/Fort-Worth National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) as the Co-Chair for Student Relations and is actively involved with Ernst & Young’s employee resource networks, supporting the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness business strategies.

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The Austin ARMA Chapter is chartered under ARMA International.  ARMA International is a not-for-profit association and the leading authority on managing records and information.  The Austin ARMA Chapter operates in the beautiful capital of Texas and the chapter is part of the Southwest Region of ARMA International.

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