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ARMA Austin/San Antonio Annual Seminar 2015

  • Friday, February 20, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • City of San Marcos Activity Center – 501 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos, TX 78666

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ARMA Austin/San Antonio Annual Seminar

Friday, February 20, 2015, from 8:30-4:30pm
San Marcos Activity Center (501 East Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666)

It’s that time of year again.  Please join us for a full day of records management education and networking with your peers and vendor partners. 

We’ll start the day with two morning general sessions geared towards our entire membership whether you’re new to the industry or a 20-year veteran. 

In the afternoon two tracks will be provided; “Track 1” is designed for those getting started with their company’s RIM program, while “Track 2” may appeal to those who have support needs for an established program.  While we’ve organized multiple tracks, anyone if they prefer can attend one session from one track and a second from the other.  You will likely find valuable information from all offered afternoon sessions.

Great Sessions and Speakers!

8:30 - 9:00 Registration/Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 Morning General Session #1:

“2014 Industry Benchmarking Survey: Turning Insights into Action”

                Speaker – Sue Trombley, Managing Director, Consulting Services – Iron Mountain

We all like to see how our programs are performing as compared to others and as such, surveys like the 2013|2014 Information Governance (IG) Benchmark report are very popular with industry association audiences. RIM professionals need to interpret these survey findings in terms of what can be done to advocate change in our organizations which leads to a functional IG program.  This session will highlight many of the findings from the Report and address ways to “take action” immediately.

10:45 - 12:15 Morning General Session #2:

“Panel Discussion – “IT and Records Management Can This Marriage Be Saved?”

                Moderator – Sue Trombley, Managing Director, Consulting Services – Iron Mountain
                Panelists - Bob Guz (City of Austin), Mike Sturm (City of San Marcos), Eric Sedwick (Frost Bank)

This lively panel discussion will focus on the often difficult but extremely important relationship between members of the IT establishment and those from Records Management.  Especially with the explosion of electronic records as part of a company’s daily legal, compliance, and business activities, the need for Records Management personnel to work well and often with IT administrators is critical. 

Great Vendor Sponsor Support!

Access Sciences, Advanced Discovery, Balcones Resources, FacilityRX, Gimmal, IBM, Image API, Iron Mountain, MCCI, OpenText, Pacotech, Safesite, Southwest Solutions, Stars and TAB

(Vendor listing is tentative)

Afternoon Sessions

Track 1

1:15 - 2:45

“Presenting RIM to the Executive Team”

Speaker – Anna Stratton, Director –       Southwest Solutions Group

Whether your desire is to ask for a raise or an increase in your departmental budget, building a case to present to your executive team requires a systematic approach and an understanding of your audience.  This seminar is designed to prepare you for developing a business case by utilizing strategic tools. 


3:00 - 4:30

 “Managing Change to Drive RIM Program Success”

Speaker – Karen Strong, Managing Director Change Management Practice Lead - Gimmal

Change management addresses the ‘people side’ of change in order to realize the desired benefits from changes made to processes, systems/tools, job roles, and organizational structures that impact daily work behaviors.  According to research, without change management your chances of success can drop by 80%! 

Track 2

1:15 - 2:45

"Keeping everything: how much, how long, and, well, how?"

Speaker – Patricia Kay Galloway, Professor, Archival Enterprise and Digital Asset Management, School of Information, University of Texas - Austin

In this session, we’ll discuss the challenges and solutions for long-term digital preservation of records to meet regulatory and compliance requirements, take advantage of big data analytics opportunities, and to document our cultural legacy. 


3:00 - 4:30

 “Setting the Stage for Automatic Disposition”

                Speaker – Susan Cisco, Director - Gimmal

Technology has been available for some time to support and automate the disposition process.  Yet the 2013 | 2014 Information Governance Benchmarking Survey by Cohasset Associates, ARMA International, and AIIM confirms that only 9% of respondents have their content and document management solutions set up for automated disposition of records. This session, including recent case studies, will identify key barriers to automatic disposition and how to address them. 

Great Food, Friends, and Finds

Along with lots of RM learning, breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided to satisfy your appetites. 

For those professionals who need CRM and/or IGP credit hours, we’re working on pre-approval and expect to have approximately 5 hours available.

With the seminar being held on a Friday and so close to the outlet mall, some of you may even take the opportunity to do a little shopping and dining before heading back north or south on I35. 

Thank You, and We Look Forward to Seeing Many of You at the Seminar

To register and pay for the event, please go online to www.armasanantonio.org and click on Events/Calendar from our menu.  From there, you should see the area with a registration button and further instructions.

$99 Early Bird Rate – Any time before February 1, 2015 Online

$119 Standard Rate – February 1 thru February 20, 2015 Online or at the Door

For any questions, please contact Eric Sedwick, VP of Professional Development for ARMA San Antonio, at eric.sedwick@frostbank.com. 







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