Free Webinar: Blockchain and RIM, Managing Privacy with Auto-Classification, and Data Governance for Remote Workers via Western Michigan ARMA Chapter on April 22, 2021 from 11am-2pm Eastern

Blockchain and RIM: Dr. Pat Franks
Career BackgroundStarting out in Business Administration, she shifted her focus to incorporate emerging technologies in the 1980s. By the time she earned her Ph.D. in 2005, Dr. Franks became fully immersed in multiple internet technologies and functions including web design, marketing, library sciences, and archives and records management.She models the importance of consistent professional development and pursuit of certifications. Since 2005, Dr. Franks has added to her professional breadth Certified Archivist (CA), Information Governance Professional (IGP) and Certified Records Manager (CRM), Certified Information Governance Officer (CIGO), and ARMA International Fellow (FAI). She even recently earned a Blockchain certification and taught a course in Blockchain in archives and records management.
Managing Privacy with Auto-Classification: Sandra Serkes
Career BackgroundSandra (“Sandy”) Serkes is a dynamic leader with an extensive background spanning over 20 years in entrepreneurship, software marketing, product management and corporate strategy, particularly in information governance, predictive analytics, document data mining and processing, computer telephony and speech recognition.A graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT, Sandy is a frequent industry speaker and panelist. She serves on the boards of several technology and analytics start-ups and was named a 2006 “Woman to Watch” by Womens’ Business magazine. Since the fall of 2015, Sandy has served as Adjunct Professor to the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Knowledge Management Program, where she lectures on “Solving Information Governance & Knowledge Management Problems with Pattern-Recognition Technologies & Predictive Analytics.”
Data Governance for Remote Workers: Kris Araya
Career BackgroundKris Araya is a litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and risk management. Kris’s litigation experience includes insurance coverage disputes on behalf of insurers and insureds, business breakup and shareholder litigation, products liability defense, and banking and securities litigation.Kris routinely advises corporate clients, including manufacturers, banks and other financial institutions, on risk management issues involving indemnity, information management and document retention, and other best practices. Kris is known for being calm under pressure and is exceptionally dedicated to her clients.


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