Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016 InfoGov Expert of the Year Award

I was honored at the 2016 Information Governance Conference to be named InfoGov Expert of the Year. This award is for "an Information Governance leader who has demonstrated leading expertise in 2016." Thank you so much to all who voted for me this year! Thank you also to Information Coalition and InfoGovCon.

This is my second industry award! My first was the AIIM Leadership Award earlier this year.

The 2016 Information Governance Conference was amazing! This is the conference's third year, but it was my first year to attend. I was a speaker, a debate moderator, a panel facilitator, and a panelist. There were so many amazing people and amazing speakers at this event.

Among the three professionals who won finalist awards for this were Richard Hogg and Rich Lauwers, two very knowledgeable Information Governance experts. You could even say they are "rich" with knowledge!

If you do anything with information management and governance, you should look into attending InfoGov17. I appreciate what this organization is doing to add to our industry and profession.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Business Case for Information Strategy and Architecture

Information Management is a meta discipline that combines strategy, architecture, technology, and governance to get the right information to the right people at the right times to do the right things in support of an organization’s mission, vision, and values. Information Management happens at the intersection of people, process, information, and technology.

Information Management is not universally understood the way project management is today. I aim to change that.

This presentation provides a simple framework for building a business case for Information Management with a focus on Strategy and Architecture.

I hope this helps other information professionals move the discipline of Information Management forward in their organizations. If this helps you, please like, comment, and share!

Monday, September 12, 2016

How to Work Beyond the Corporate Firewall Safely

Today's workforce is increasingly distributed, increasingly mobile, and increasingly expecting telework options. This equates to more people working beyond the corporate walls and beyond the corporate IT firewall. But how can organizations offer such flexibility without losing control of their information?

This is the subject of a guest post I authored for AIIM's Digital Landfill blog. That post is related to an AIIM Webinar I presented on 9/14 and the latest AIIM White Paper called Managing Content Beyond Corporate Walls (I didn't write the white paper, but you should still check it out!).

More Information:

Thanks to Sponsors

First, thanks to NEOSTEK for letting me represent the company by participating in the industry through things like this webinar. I'm also thankful that NEOSTEK is such a great company to work for.

I also want to thank ASG Technologies for sponsoring the AIIM Webinar and AIIM White Paper. AIIM International is a non-profit industry association and research group, and they rely on great sponsors like ASG Technologies to provide these resources to the industry for free.

Great sponsors and solid content contributors are good for the industry. I encourage companies and subject matter experts to look for ways you also can benefit the Information Management industry and profession.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Baltimore SharePoint User's Group Presentation

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the Baltimore SharePoint User's Group. I really enjoyed the interaction with these professionals.

Get the slides from my presentation on "Don't Make Me Think: Getting SharePoint to be Useful, Usable, and Used":