Welcome to InFORUM 2018

inForum 2018 | Invitation to attend

It is with much pleasure as the Chair of Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) that I invite you to join us at inForum – our premium annual event – being held in Hobart from 9-12 September, 2018.

inForum returns to beautiful Hobart after making its first appearance there 17 years ago in 2001.  Interestingly, in 2001, the Convention theme was Convergence 2001: Recordkeeping in a Digital Age.

At the time, the convention organisers were forward-thinking and very much aware that the digital age was imminent.  Although, I don’t think anyone could have predicted the massive explosion of data or information in digital form that is now being generated, used and consumed by countless people each minute of every day.

Who knew in 2001 just how reliant businesses and individuals would become to search and retrieve information on smart phones, laptops and many other devices?

Good governance and leadership is ever critical as we move forward in meeting the challenges before us.  As such, it is not surprising that the digital world is once again the focus at inForum 2018, given the issues that confront us in managing the huge volumes of information for the good of organisations, individuals and society.

inForum 2018 offers presentations aimed at varying levels of expertise ranging through tactical, operational and strategic.  We have sourced a variety of extremely interesting and informative speakers who will tackle the digital world from a range of different angles including a futuristic look into what is about to pounce on us as Records and Information experts.

There will be workshops for you to provide input into the review of recordkeeping qualifications being undertaken by the Federal Department of Education and Training and an update on the IT21 standards.

Of course, there is also the trade exhibition – with traditional and new vendors – where you’ll be able to learn more about updated products and services being provided by vendors in the information management industry.

We invite you to join us at the various social events on offer at inForum 2018 and take up the opportunity to dress up for our White on White Gala Awards Dinner.

I look forward to seeing you there.
Thomas Kaufhold   MRIM Life
RIMPA Chairman of the Board

inForum 2018 features two concurrent session streams incorporating presentations and workshops.  A full program is now available for download or alternatively you can access the speakers and topics via the streams listed on the right hand side of this screen.

Topic streams include:

Stream 1 : Absolutely Accessible
This stream is all about obtaining the right information in the right format, on any device, anywhere in the world and covers Enterprise Content Management (ECM), security, scanning, FOI, privacy, knowledge management, system implementations (incl. system specifications, tender evaluation, testing and roll-out), the Cloud, digitisation programs and solutions such as Office 365 and SharePoint.

Stream 2 : Strategic Sagacity
This stream covers Strategic and Operational planning, Information Governance, Compliance, managing Risk, meeting Critical Business Needs, writing policies and procedures, disaster planning and more.

Stream 3 : Becoming Better Leaders
This stream covers becoming a leader with a vision and being proactive not reactive. It includes improving leadership skills, motivating teams, networking skills, change management, performance management, multi-generational teams, project management and professional development.

Presentations are aimed at varying levels of expertise ranging through tactical, operational and strategic.

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