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IRMS Conference - more keynotes and full programme unveiled

30 January 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Chapman
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The full programme for next year's IRMS Conference is now available - with more great keynotes added to the line-up.

Our theme for the 2020 Conference is "Information and Data: The Heart of Your Organisation" and our programme will cover the 4 essential elements of any data-driven business: Information, People, Technology and Regulation.

The programme consists of a huge range of thought-provoking presentations, interactive workshops and engaging panel sessions, including -

  • real-life case studies of using Office 365 or Google G-Suite
  • insights into using and managing artificial intelligence
  • the latest developments in privacy and data protection, and
  • a range of expert advice on embedding effective governance of information in your organisation.

More names have also been added to the keynote line-up which now includes:

Judith Ellis

Photo of Judith EllisJudith Ellis is the Chair of ISO TC 47 / SC 11 - the international committee responsible for producing and updating global standards for records management such as ISO 15489 and the ISO 30300 series. Judith is also Managing Director of Enterprise Knowledge Pty Ltd and has worked in the information and knowledge management field for over 30 years, throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific in consulting, recruitment, education and training. She has held various leadership positions with industry and professional groups and has led national and sector work on record keeping compliance.

Asking the question 'Why use international standards?', Judith Ellis will give an overview of the international standards landscape for records and explores the benefits of using them. She will discuss how they can be applied in workplaces of different countries, sectors, sizes and cultures; some of the challenges in managing records in an increasingly digital environment; and the emerging work in international standards development to address these issues.

The presentation will come just days after a week-long gathering of the overarching ISO international technical committee on information standards, so Judith will be able to give an insight into the very latest developments in this important and influential area.


Dawn Monaghan

Photo of Dawn MonaghanDawn Monaghan is the Head of Information Governance Policy at NHSX, the central unit responsible for driving a digital transformation of health and social care in England. Dawn is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the National Data Opt Out programme and the Director of the Data and IG workstream for EU Exit. She was previously Head of Data Sharing and Privacy for NHS England, and before that she spent over a decade working in policy and strategy at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

NHSX brings together teams from NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care to improve health and care by providing the technology and information they require. Dawn will talk about how her team is taking a collaborative approach to addressing common challenges relating to records management, data protection, information sharing and more in a large and high-profile organisation.


Phillipa Nazari

Photo of Phillipa NazariPhillipa Nazari is Assistant Director for Information Governance and the Data Protection Officer at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester. She is the strategic lead for supporting public service reform and devolution across the city region through best practice in information management. Now specialising in system wide transformational change, Phillipa has over 10 years' senior-level experience across the public sector and is passionate about driving better outcomes through unlocking the potential of data and information.


Jovian Smalley

Photo of Jovian SmalleyJovian Smalley is a Senior Information Governance Lead and Deputy Data Protection Officer at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Jovian's background is in information sharing and public service management, and he has led both the implementation of and regulatory engagement on compliance with the GDPR, having worked for public authorities and the Information Commissioner's Office.


Phillipa and Jovian will give an overview of the combined authority model of service delivery and an insight into how GMCA is putting information and data at the heart of its innovative approach to public service delivery and economic growth. They will also provide practical detail about some of their specific work in information sharing, as well as collaborative initiatives like the Digital DPIA project.

The cross-boundary joined-up approach is already being adopted elsewhere, including in London, and is likely to become more prevalent as a means of achieving economies of scale, with implications for the public, private and third sectors.

The above speakers join Calum Liddle (Facebook) and Ivana Bartoletti (Deloitte) in heading up a packed programme of activities over three knowledge-filled days at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel next to the NEC on Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th May 2020.

Don't miss out - book your place now at www.irmsconference.org.uk before places sell out. You can enjoy our all-inclusive package complete with 2 nights high-quality on-site accommodation with all meals and tickets to the Sunday Social and Monday Gala Dinner & Awards. Alternatively, 1-day places are also available.

We hope you will be there in Birmingham for *the* go-to event on the information management calendar.



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