Speakers

Abigail Huang

Abigail Huang

National Archives of Singapore, Singapore

Presenting: Strengthening the Management of Public Records in the Singapore: A Multi-Pronged Approach

Abigail is currently an archivist in the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), providing advisory services on and developing guidelines and compliance frameworks on proper records management. She is also involved in collection development, customer service and user profiling projects. Previously, Abigail managed the Archives Reading Room, and was the project leader for the Citizen Archivist Project, a website crowdsourcing the transcription and description of archival records. Before Abigail joined NAS, she was a public librarian. Abigail has a MIS and a CAS in Digital Archiving from the University of Texas in Austin.

Adelle Ford

Adelle Ford

Recordkeeping Innovation, New South Wales

Presenting: Are we digital transformers? How we can work together on digital transformation

Adelle Ford has worked in the information and records management sector since 1979, having been employed in various capacities by both public and private sector organisations, operating in legislatively complex business environments.  Adelle is an experienced industry consultant and project manager delivering quality strategic advice, consultancy and services.  Adelle has extensive experience in strategic reviews, development of information management frameworks, policy and procedures, business classification schemes, retention authorities, development and delivery of training courses and change management processes.  Adelle possesses a sound knowledge of a range of enterprise content management software products along with experience in system evaluation and assessment, specification of business requirements and identification of metadata requirements.  Adelle has also taught records management courses through Sydney Institute (TAFE).  Adelle is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Data Management.

Allegra Huxtable

Allegra Huxtable

LINC Tasmania, Tasmania

Presenting:What’s happening with Standards?

Allegra Huxtable is the Project Manager Digital Services Strategy at LINC Tasmania and a representative on the IT21 Standards committee.

Alyssa Blackburn

Alyssa Blackburn

AvePoint, Queensland

Presenting: Records Management Pilates stretching to the Cloud

Alyssa Blackburn is the Manager of Information Strategy at AvePoint, where she helps organisations achieve business value from their information. In her role, Alyssa provides records and information consulting services as well as system implementations, allowing customers to optimise the structure of their information to maximize business benefits while meeting data governance and compliance objectives.

With more than 15 years of experience in the information management industry, Alyssa has worked with both public and private sector organisations to deliver guidance for information management success in the digital age. She is responsible for the development of AvePoint’s information management solution, AvePoint Records and SaaS version AvePoint Cloud Records, she has been involved with implementing our records management solution with government agencies and commercial clients.

Alyssa is actively involved in the information management industry and has spoken at a number of events including InForum in Perth 2017, Australia. She has been published in the RIMPA IQ magazine and won the 2016 Article of the Year Award for the RIMPA IQ magazine for her article titled, “Why you need to think differently about information management.”

Annette Senior

Annette Senior

Recordkeeping Innovation, New South Wales

Presenting: Are we digital transformers? How we can work together on digital transformation

Annette Senior has a Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services) and has worked in information specialist roles since 2000.  She has delivered front line support services for Electronic Information Management systems and has extensive experience as a systems administrator and in system evaluation and assessment. Annette has experience in strategic reviews of records and information management frameworks and in the development of frameworks.  She has extensive experience in developing and maintaining recordkeeping policy, procedures, classification and disposal tools to support business objectives and the implementation of technology.  In addition to Annette’s technical understanding, she is a knowledgeable trainer, designing and delivering records and information management and system-based training for diverse audiences.  Annette’s’ experience in risk and compliance areas informs her approach to information and records management frameworks.

Anthony Woodward

Anthony Woodward

RecordPoint, New South Wales

Presenting: AI will change the world. Are your records ready?

Anthony Woodward is the CTO of RecordPoint. As one of the original founders, Anthony has a vast amount of experience in the ECM features of SharePoint and the Microsoft stack. He has worked with hundreds of organizations around the world delivering compliant records management solutions. Anthony is originally from Australia but is now based in Seattle overseeing global operations and product strategy & support.

Barbara Reed

Barbara Reed

Recordkeeping Innovation, New South Wales

Presenting:What’s happening with Standards?

Barbara Reed is a long time records, archives and information professional with consulting experience in all levels of Australian government, private sector and not-for-profits. Currently specialising in strategic advice, standards writing, digital archives and records. She has been widely published in academic and professional journals.

Chris Foley

Chris Foley

Foley Business Consulting, Victoria

Presenting:There’s an App for that: Recordkeeping in the Age of Web 3.0

Chris Foley has worked in many varied roles across Education and Information Management. He holds a mix of university and vocational qualifications in Information Management, Education, and Training. For the past nineteen years he has become a specialist implementer of ECM systems and IM initiatives. His work has taken him across both the Australian public and private sectors. He now owns and manages his own consulting firm (Foley Business Consulting) which specialises in ECM consulting, workflow automation design, and training delivery.

Christopher Colwell

Christopher Colwell

University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales

Presenting: Records are practices, not artefacts: an exploration of government records in the age of digital transition

Christopher Colwell is a Fellow, Life Member and former director of Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (a Chartered Secretary). With 30 years experience in the information disciplines, both in Australian and in the United Kingdom, he has implemented and managed records and information management programs in State and Commonwealth public sector agencies for over 20 years.

Chris holds an Associate Diploma of Arts (Library Practice), a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Studies), a Master of Arts (Information & Knowledge Management) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.  He is currently a doctoral candidate and Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Chris’ doctoral research focusses on the perceptions of records in Australian public sector agencies in this time of digital transition.  He is particularly interested in the socially constructed nature of records and the various influences on professionals’ constructions of records as part of their everyday practices in the digital age.

David Zemann

David Zemann

DocsCorp, New South Wales

Presenting: Protect against accidental information leaks

David Zemann is the Business Development and Channels Manager for DocsCorp (APAC). David has more than 15 years’ experience in providing technology solutions to document and practice management professionals. He enjoys the challenge of helping organisations simplify key document workflows with innovative tools that bring real value and time savings to their business. Finding out what inefficiencies a company experiences is the first and most crucial step to finding a solution.

Desi Lorand

Desi Lorand

e-Cloud Business Services

Presenting:AI – THE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’S Best Friend. From science fiction to BAU OPERATIONAL

Desi Lorand is a visionary and pioneer in New Zealand government and business circles specialising in the conversion of manual business document processing into automated processing. Desi’s focus has always been on People, Process and Technology (in that order) when providing cloud-based automated (robotic) business processing solutions to replace expensive, slow manual processing of business documents and transactions.
When people were talking about the creation of the “paperless office”, it was Desi who was envisioning the integration of records, image and document management with workflow to improve business efficiency. Desi Lorand is an acknowledged “thought leader” in the integration of “artificial intelligence” and machine learning into the automation of daily business process.

Guy Holmes

Guy Holmes

TapeArk, Western Australia

Presenting:Fire, destruction and negligence: how we are killing the world’s second largest collection of data

Over the past 19 years Guy has chased his passions wherever they led. In some cases, his passion led him to starting a company that imported wine accessories, and in another he founded a leading global data management company.
Truth be told, after starting five companies, from scratch, in various industry segments, it should be no secret why Guy is bald. On the personal side, Guy has also chased his passions. The net result of that being five children, a wife of 27 years, summiting various mountains, running marathons, and being a member of an expedition to the North Pole.
In most of Guy’s business ventures, magnetic tape storage was a key component to the business he was creating, and he spent a lot of time professing the merits of tape storage as the long-term storage medium of choice.
However, late one night in 2015, after 19 years, and having read over 5 million tapes, this all changed for Guy when he made a profound discovery. That discovery led Guy to found Tape Ark – a company driven to eliminate historical tape archives from the planet.
Guy has a degree in Physics, an MBA in Technology Management and maintains memberships with the ASEG, PESA & the AICD.

Jade Reed

Jade Reed

Redman Solutions, Queensland

Presenting:Aligning business outcomes and governance requirements – it doesn’t have to be a balancing act

Having started her career in local government records management, Jade has a deep knowledge of how to get the most out of information management systems. She is passionate about training and developing teams within local government to achieve outcomes that rarely waver from 100% satisfaction. In her consulting role at Redman Solutions, Jade gets to share her experience and she brings a proactive energy to every project and audience.

John Machin

John Machin

Department of Finance, ACT

Presenting:Who understands what? Semantic ontologies for the Australian Government

John is the information architect for the Australian Government Records Interoperability Framework at the Australian Government Department of Finance. John’s experience with information sciences is diverse having previously worked at the National Archives of Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, where he contributed to archival and statistical information standards and was part of a multi-disciplinary research and development team working on innovative solutions to business problems – particularly through the use of semantic ontologies and other linked data methods. John has qualifications in information management (Curtin), history (ANU), and political studies and philosophy (Otago).

Jordana Borensztajn

Jordana Borensztajn

Victoria

Presenting:Marketing Matters . . . For the Record

Jordana Borensztajn is a social media strategist, creative content consultant, author, speaker and humourist.

Jordana’s experience includes being a News Corp Australia journalist, working as online music editor, content producer and social media manager at Nova Entertainment, writing a business-marketing book called Capture My Attention: How to Stand Out Online with Creative Content, performing two sold-out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, speaking at corporate conferences around the world, and running a schools program that explores online safety for students.

Jordana has been featured on Channel 10’s The Living Room, Nova 100, ABC Radio National, WIN News, Channel 31, and across the Herald Sun, mX, the Sunday Herald Sun, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Jordana’s book “Capture My Attention” is filled with hands-on strategies and techniques, plus workbook-style exercises, to help business owners, marketers and entrepreneurs build their personal and professional brands with captivating content.

Karen Dexter

Karen Dexter

National Archives of Australia, ACT

Presenting:Check-up PLUS

Karen Dexter is an Assistant Director, Commonwealth Information Management at the National Archives of Australia. A well-qualified and experience information professional with a background in training and professional development, Karen is passionate about empowering individuals to lead the digital transformation journey from wherever they are in the organisation.

Kate Fuelling

Kate Fuelling

Victoria

Presenting: Optimism is the new BlackThe Art of Leadership for Information Managers

Kate Fuelling is a Digital Excellence Consultant, Author and Optimist.

Her work involves helping organisations sort and declutter their information, processes and technology so they become more productive and more inspiring places to work.

Straightforward, decisive, and able to quickly identify illogical and inefficient ways of working, Kate has spent decades developing and implementing comprehensive solutions to solve organisational problems.

She thrives on disrupting the status quo, bringing irreverence to straightforward messages and loves nothing better than experimenting to find better answers.

Her personal motto is ‘Contribute more, don’t just create more’.

Katharine Stuart

Katharine Stuart

Department of Finance, ACT

Presenting:Who understands what? Semantic ontologies for the Australian Government

Katharine works for the Australian Department of Finance as the project lead for the Australian Government Records Interoperability Framework. This framework adopts linked data standards to create a semantically interoperable environment for government records. Katharine has previously worked at the National Archives of Australia where she contributed to the development of records management standards, policy and strategy. At the National Archives Katharine led the project team which delivered the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy. Prior to the National Archives, Katharine worked for the State Records Authority of New South Wales on the NSW digital strategy Future Proof. Katharine is a PhD candidate at the Universty of Canberra, undertaking research into digital government and the effects on records management.  Katharine has previous degrees from the University of Canberra and Macquarie University including a Master of Knowledge Management (Information Studies) and Master of Museum Management.

Lydia Loriente

Lydia Loriente

Presenting:Information Networking Session

Lydia Loriente works in recordkeeping governance at Monash University. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a Diploma of Languages (Italian), a Master of European and International Studies, and is in the final stages of completing a Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management at Monash University. Lydia is an advocate for new professionals and co-founded RIMPA Noobs for students and new professionals. Lydia has previously worked in sales, marketing and data management, as well as in corporate governance specialising in policy development and privacy compliance. Lydia has presented at conferences in Australia, South Korea and Mexico.

Maree Brennen

Maree Brennen

Main Roads WA, Western Australia

Presenting:Leading the way in becoming a better leader

Maree has worked in the Western Australian Public Service for 30 years, having worked in four agencies during this time. In 2006, Maree undertook to gain her Post Graduate Certificate in Information Services, with a specialisation in Records Management and Archives, completing this in 2007. Maree has used 4 RM/DM systems during this time as well as internal agency records specific systems. Maree has worked in all fields of Records and Information Management, and in the past 9 years specialising in Retention, Disposal and Archiving, and is currently the Team Leader of the Retention and Disposal Section at Main Roads.

Mark Squirrell

Mark Squirrell

Victoria

Presenting:Learning through adversity

Mark Squirrell, aka Squiz, was awarded the coveted “Green Beret” whilst serving with the Australian Commando’s.  His tenure with the military provided him with the skills and confidence to succeed amongst adversity and turmoil. It was the perfect grounding for a career as an International Aid Worker.

Squiz escorted food convoys through the Gaza Strip, negotiated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamel Eelam (Tamil Tigers) and brokered deals with Somali Clansmen to ensure the safe delivery of United Nations food aid.  In doing so, he has mastered the challenges of performing under pressure, communicating effectively and implementing responsible leadership.  Squiz uses anecdotes and presents real time scenarios that demand lateral thinking to deliver relevant and practical tips for those working in today’s complex and fluid global market.

In addition to this, Squiz has taken the concept of being motivated at work to an all new high.  He was inspired by his organisation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the impoverished people that it feeds, to climb to the top of the world and help raise awareness of the global hunger crisis. After a gruelling six week ordeal, Squiz raised the WFP flag on the summit of Mount Everest. The inspiring and thrilling recount across glaciers and up exposed cliffs reveals the motivation, teamwork and adversity skills that facilitated his success.

Discover how individuals/teams survive and thrive when confronted with the obstacles and challenges of operating in the worlds most formidable frontlines (e.g. Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Gaza Strip) and whilst striving to conquer extreme outdoor pursuits (e.g. Everest, Special Forces, Adventure Racing).

May Robertson

May Robertson

University of Sydney, New South Wales

Presenting:What’s happening with Standards?

An Archivist by background, May is extremely passionate about Records Management and Recordkeeping, which can be illustrated by her 25 years plus experience in the field across various sectors of governments and industries. May is currently the Records Manager at the University of Sydney and is also a representative on the IT21 Standards committee.

Martijn Schroder

Martijn Schroder

VicRoads, VIC

Presenting: Action focused innovation

Martijn has worked in continuous improvement, transformation and business change for over 20 years. He is particularly known for his human based change management. Martijn has extensive experience across sectors and has assisted many organisations (Cap Gemini, Myer, Caltex, Leighton Contractors, Dept of Treasury and Finance and many others) with strategy, service based governance and sourcing, process improvement and general transformation. He applies innovative thinking and achieves out of the box solutions and improvements. Currently Martijn is program manager for a business transformation (BT) of VicRoads; Victoria’s Road Authority. Previously he assisted the City of Ballarat with BT and a digital strategy.

Michael LeBoydre

Michael LeBoydre

WyldLynx, Queensland

Presenting:Personal Information Security: I can steal your identity in 1 hour

Michael LeBoydre worked as a Detective at the Queensland Police Cyber Crime Unit from 2014 to July 2017 and participated in private and State Government incident response meetings and conducted investigations into hacking/extortion offences, insider threats and responded to hundreds of complaints submitted to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (‘ACORN’). Whilst at the Cyber Crime Unit, he partnered with international LEA’s, CERT Australia, AusCERT, IDCARE and QGCIO during investigations into cyber threats and scams targeting Queensland organisations. He has conducted presentations to Federal, State Government and private groups on cyber investigations and awareness.
Michael supported numerous individuals, SME’s and State Government agencies adversely affected by financial and cyber based offences. In July 2017 after 12 years of service, Michael left the QPS for the private sector where he continues to work towards raising our awareness to the risks of cybercrime styled offences.

Damian Martina

Damian Martina

Digital Marketing Specialist, Brolly

Presenting:The ugly truth about your social media engagement – archive or crash dive

Damian Martina has spent most of his adult life working in the cloud technology sector.

With experience encompassing large multinational organisations and local start ups, Damian now spearheads the Brolly sales and marketing team.

When asked ‘Why Brolly?”; Damian’s answer is that Brolly is an unique solution that addresses not only the need to archive social media, but more specifically, the need to archive social media in Australia.

“Social media is becoming more prevalent not only in the social aspects of our life, but ever more so in our working life. It has become the go-to place to get up-to-date, immediate information. It is what radio was in the 30’s and TV was in the 60’s, combined and multiplied by millions of creators of content. That’s exciting in anyone’s language.”

 

Nic Passmore

Nic Passmore

Knosys, Victoria

Presenting:Simplified Information Management with Intelligent KM

Nic is the Chief Technology Officer of Knosys. He has a strong technical background with experience in software development and design as well as experience designing and implementing highly technical infrastructure solutions.
Nic has worked across multiple industries including enterprise applications, telecommunications, transport and telematics, digital marketing and transformation and consumer software and hardware.

Paul Olenick

Paul Olenick

AvePoint, USA

Presenting:It’s Records Management – just not as we know it

Paul Olenick is Director of Product Strategy for AvePoint with more than 14 years of IT experience in areas such as business analysis, development, administration, architecture and solution and product design in Microsoft Office SharePoint and Office 365. He is a recognized Microsoft expert, having been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past six years, a Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional (V-TSP), and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCT). Paul has special interest and deep expertise in search and discovery, collaboration and public sector solutions. Paul has helped clients worldwide solve business problems by leveraging software solutions on the Microsoft stack, and shares his experiences with the greater community by blogging, contributing to books and speaking at conferences around the world.

PwC

PwC

PwC, Victoria

Presenting:What are the future skills needed in Information Management?

PwC’s Skills for Australia is engaged by, and working on behalf of, the Federal Department of Education and Training to put industry at the centre of Australia’s qualification and training system.

Our role is to engage with employers and students across Australia, conduct detailed industry research and collaborate with experts in the vocational education sector to determine what skills are needed in our industries and businesses, both now and in the future, to provide the right skills to match our job needs – helping us to stay at the forefront of global competitiveness and support continued economic prosperity.

Sidney Netshakhuma

Sidney Netshakhuma

University of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Presenting:Implementation of SharePoint as a records management systems: Case study of University of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Sidney Nkholedzeni Netshakhuma completed BA, BTECH ( Archival Studies), Post-Diploma Archival Studies, Master of Information Science, Post Diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies. PHD Information Science ( Incomplete). I have 12 years experience as Head of Records and Archives service in the public sector before I joined the University of Mpumalanga in 2015 as Deputy Director: Records and Archives. I served as advisory committee member for the centre of Applied Communication at University of South Africa  from 2015 – 2016.

Stuart McKinnon

Stuart McKinnon

SBS Bank, New Zealand

Presenting:Simplified Information Management with Intelligent KM

As Manager Simplification and Productivity, Stuart leads the mandate to Simplify banking for our customers and team. We actively hunt out areas of friction and support solutions to improve service and cost.

Stuart has spent 30 years in Banking, leading people, matching future needs of customers through innovation and implementation of cool ideas. 10 of those years have been focused on driving productivity and creating capacity in CBA and ASB by creating smarter processes to improve service, and lower operating costs in the Contact Centre, Digital space.

Stuart is a strategic thinker prepared to challenge the past and improve it. He is very interested in the on-going and ever-changing landscape where the front door of a business looks different each day, where distribution is now about connecting data and interaction more so than a conversation at “frontline”.

Susannah Tindall

Susannah Tindall

Monash University, Victoria

Presenting:Traditional vs. Digital – A millenials approach to recordkeeping

Susannah is a new graduate in Records Management. In 2014 Susannah completed a Bachelor of Arts at The Australian Catholic University, majoring in history. She returned to study in 2016, achieving a Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management at Monash University, specialising in archives and records.
Since finishing her Graduate Diploma, Susannah has completed two short-term contracts at The University of Melbourne, as well as gaining experience through volunteering at the Public Record Office of Victoria and the 2017 RIMPA Victorian State Seminar.
Susannah has been a Records Officer for Monash University since April 2017.

Toni Moate

Toni Moate

CSIRO, TAS

Presenting:Holding yourself to account

Toni Moate is CSIRO’s Director, National Collections and Marine Infrastructure (NCMI). In this role Toni is responsible for ensuring CSIRO’s biological collections and research ship are effectively positioned, managed and used to support science delivery in the national interest.
Toni has extensive experience in strategic, financial, project and stakeholder management. She was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in Australian marine and atmospheric science, as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List, and is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants. Toni was named 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Public Sector and Academia Award.

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