2016-2017 Meetings

2016-2017 Central Iowa Chapter Meetings

May 25, 2017 – Spring Seminar

RIM to IG: Expanding Your Focus

Looking to expand a traditional focus on records management into an information governance program? This session explores the steps to consider when taking your RIM program to the IG level, including: understating the differences and connections between a RIM Program and an IG Program, key stakeholders and governance structures, the role of the IG strategic plan, key projects, and change management for program development and improvement.

Speaker: Jason Stearns

Jason C. Stearns IGP CRM,Director, is a member of the Legal & Compliance Group at BlackRock. He is responsible for the global implementation of information governance standards and requirements.  Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Stearns worked at UBS as Director & Portfolio Manager, Group Information Governance and as Corporate Records Manager for New York Life Insurance Company. Jason has a BA from Binghamton University (SUNY) and a Masters in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon. He is also chair of the IGP Certification Board, responsible for administration of the IGP credential and guiding its future.

March 30, 2017Tour: University of Iowa Museum of Arts at the Iowa Memorial Union Gallery


Location: 125 N Madison Street, 3rd floor, Iowa City, IA 52246

Leader: Katherine Wilson, Associate Registrar, will be talking about the collections and how they are managed.

January 26, 2017 Metadata Management for Big Data

Big Data has rapidly become the talk of the town. Big Data is characterized differently from standard structured data, and metadata practices of the past are no longer sufficient. In this talk, we will explore emerging standards of metadata management as it applies to the diverse characteristics of Big Data. We will also explore some of the tools and practices for metadata management.

Speaker: Dr. Sree Nilakanta 

Program Director, Business Analytics at Iowa State University, has been a faculty and IT consultant for over twenty years.  His research focuses on corporate knowledge and information repositories, especially how organizations can effectively utilize vast stores of its history.  He teaches and consults on two related areas, data management (including data warehousing) and business process management.  Dr. Nilakanta’s recent research explores information and knowledge use by patients of chronic diseases, especially diabetes.  Encouraging behavior changes through knowledge management and persuasive strategies is a new research initiative.

December 8, 2016HIPAA Privacy and Security – The Basics, Enforcement Trends, and Evolving Issues

Speaker: Craig Sieverding

CRAIG SIEVERDING is Special Counsel at the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa where he practices exclusively in the area of health law.  Craig counsels health care providers on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues, government investigations, and contracting and reimbursement matters.  Craig is a frequent presenter on health care issues.  Craig earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from University of California – Berkeley.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Polk County Early Childhood Iowa and Des Moines Public Library Foundation.

October 27, 2016

“Archives in a Big Way”

Large organizations can generate huge volumes of information, some portion of which is bound to have permanent value. When it comes to processing these archives, even simple tasks are greatly complicated by the sheer size of large collections.  How can big projects be simplified and where do the archives fit among other information governing departments? By partnering with other departments and streamlining your processes, you’ll be ready to practice archives in a big way.

Speaker: Todd Gilliom, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Todd Gilliom speaks from personal observation with 17 years’ experience in archives and records. Stints at the National Park Service, the State of Missouri, the University of Missouri, and the National Archives provide tales from the ground floor of archival practice in big organizations. He now resides in St. Louis, Missouri and works for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He holds an MIS from the University of Texas at Austin