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ISKO UK afternoon event, 24 Oct 2013: "Information a risky business" - REMINDER

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  • Bob Bater
    Dear Colleagues, If you have not already registered, please don t forget to reserve your place at ISKO UK s next afternoon event, which addresses the risks of
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2013
      Dear Colleagues,

      If you have not already registered, please don't forget to reserve your place at ISKO UK's next afternoon event, which addresses the risks of poor information management - and how to combat them (or even, how to exploit them to get your boss on side!). The meeting starts at 14.00 on Thursday 24 October at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS, and concludes at 18.00, when you can stay on for networking, wine and nibbles.

      You will find the programme and other details at 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*.

      Now, here's an outline of the talks:

      Information is critical to all public sector bodies 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 b_ehaviour 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 *13:30* and we shall start promptly at 14:00. Please pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested.

      Regards,

      Bob Bater

      ISKO UK

      **Please accept our apologies for any cross posting**


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