The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
took effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation is designed to
protect the privacy rights and freedoms of individuals residing
in the EU. However, the regulation is being deemed the new “gold
standard” for privacy protection globally. Under GDPR,
individuals have specific data subject rights relating to data
erasure/deletion and organizations have defined data retention
and destruction responsibilities. In this session, Lisa will
introduce attendees to GDPR and share how to facilitate a path
towards records/information management compliance under the
What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about
your trip to the zoo or aquarium? It’s likely the animal and
marine life you encountered—not the records behind the scenes.
But those institutions must show evidence of having modern
(preferably electronic) records management systems for managing
animal records, veterinary records, and other relevant
information. Guest speaker Josh Courteau will discuss the role
records play in managing a world’s worth of animal data and
describe the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) used
by more than 1,100 institutions in over 96 countries. Guest
speaker Matt Seguin will discuss research being conducted at Mote
Marine Laboratory and his role in maintaining accurate physical
and digital records of the animals in the collection.
Document and records management systems are awesome! That is,
once they are up and running… But it takes time and hard work to
get to that point. The benefits to a government’s or agency’s
records program can be immense and the end justifies the means.
Just how do you get there, though? Our speakers, Nathan Owens and
Pari Swift, will share their journey from the RFP to
implementation, to on-going maintenance of a system at a large
Every industry presents its own unique properties and challenges
in the management of physical and electronic records. In this
presentation, you will be introduced to the ever expanding and
important world of records management within the legal
environment of a law firm setting.
Continuous improvement is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. The practice, formalized by the popularity of Lean/Kaizen in manufacturing and business, is now being used by thousands of companies worldwide to identify savings and process improvement opportunities. Cunniffe of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical, vaccines and biotech company, will give an overview of Lean concepts and discuss the use of Lean events at Sanofi in the Information and Records Management department, as well as across functions, to improve internal processes.