ISKO UK afternoon event: Information - a risky business. Thursday 24th October 2013
ISKO UK's next afternoon event is entitled "Information - a risky business". It is being held once again at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS, from 13:30 to 18:00, followed by a networking session fuelled by wine and nibbles.
Information is critical to all businesses today, placing them at significant risk if it is not managed and organized in such a way that it can easily and quickly be found. Using case studies from the private and public sectors and some highly experienced practitioners in the field, this latest ISKO UK event examines the causes, threats and outcomes of poor information management which put organizations at risk, why this is relevant to knowledge organization and what mitigation measures can be put in place.
Yasmin Merali, Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, will open the first session by examining the complex nature of today’s information network, the shift in user behaviour and the impact on organizational resilience and robustness. Mark Merifield, Head of Information Management Services at The National Archives looks at the disconnect between our IT environment and business requirements and David Haynes, a highly experienced information manager and PhD student at City University, will draw on recent work within the charity sector to demonstrate some of the knowledge organization approaches used to address information risk in the context of overall organizational change.
In the second session, Roger Poole, currently Manager – Risk Consulting at KPMG LLP and with considerable experience of Global Records Management projects and programmes within the banking sector, describes some of the recent significant changes in approach to information risk within the Financial Services industry, a sector with a very high profile in the news in recent years. He is followed by Christina Somovilla and Aynsley Taylor, who will draw from their own experience at the Financial Ombudsman Service to examine some of the difficulties faced when trying to set policies appropriate to real business need, and to consider how organizing information properly is the best way to mitigate risk. Finally, Noeleen Schenk from Metataxis, a consultant with many years’ experience working with clients to ensure effective information management structures are in place, will explain how businesses can use the risk agenda to drive improvements to their information management – from the identification of their information assets, to their management and organization. The afternoon will end with wine and nibbles and an opportunity to discuss the afternoon event with speakers and colleagues.
You will find the programme and other details of the event, and can register until October 20th via the ISKO site www.iskouk.org/events/risk_October2013.htm. The event is *free* to ISKO members and to full-time students. The fee for non-members is just *£40*. All fees must be paid in advance - there is no provision for payment on arrival. Registration opens at *1.30* and we shall start promptly at 2 p.m. Please pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested.
ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Founded in 2007, our UK Chapter has been attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meeting series as well as its very successful biennial conferences (see slides and recordings at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm) Its third conference was held in July 2013 on the theme of "Knowledge organization - pushing the boundaries" (http://www.iskouk.org/conf2013/.)