IAM 2015 Forum

IAM 2015 Forum

Information As A Service


Tuesday 26th May 2015


National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes


1pm – 7pm


National Archives of Australia Staff – Free
All other registrations – $15






13:00 – 13:45

Government information: Enabling the digital economy
Speaker: Lauren Banks, National Archives of Australia

Organisations need to be able to leverage digital information, not only to deliver efficient services and programmes but to foster innovation and modernise business processes. Recent e-government and digital economy initiatives including the establishment of the interim Digital Transformation Office demonstrate the importance of digital information for government service delivery, information reuse and citizen engagement in client service design.

This presentation will highlight how the work of the National Archives of Australia underpins the digital economy programme in the Australian Government and will outline current initiatives by the Archives to support this.

About: Lauren Banks

Lauren Banks is an Assistant Director in the Government Information Assurance and Policy Branch at the National Archives of Australia. Lauren works as part of the Strategic Initiatives & Policy team which provides leadership and support for information and records management capability across the Australian government by monitoring current and future issues and trends in records management, implementing strategic initiatives, and developing standards, policies and advice.
Prior to joining the National Archives, Lauren held positions in information services and library administration within both the Australian Government and public library sector. Lauren holds a Master of Library and Information Management and a Bachelor of Business (both from Charles Sturt University) and a Graduate Certificate in Information Services (Records & Archives) from Edith Cowan University.


13:45 – 14:30

Louise Edmonds, HIMMA

Louise Edmonds currently works with Calvary Health Care as Manager, Health Information Services responsible for the delivery of health information in Calvary Hospital Bruce. Her previous role with ACT Health in Data Governance focussed on data strategy, policy and standards, with particular interest in data quality and data management initiatives. Louise and her Data Governance team were proud recipients of the 2011 Data Quality Asia Pacific Award in recognition of ground breaking work in data quality framework development. This work has evolved further to provide source system evaluation and output ratings working collaboratively with clinical and administrative units in the organisation.

Louise has a Bachelor of Applied Science Health Information Management and Masters in Business Administration. She has worked with public sector Healthcare in Australia and New Zealand in health information services and data management and with corporate level informatics consulting and casemix and pricing policy. She has worked as project lead in information systems projects supporting applications development to systems implementation in hospitals and government agencies. She has extensive experience in bridging the gap between business and IT to support collaborative information solutions.

14:30 – 15:15

“FAIR Freedom of Access to Information and Resources”

Speaker: Sue McKerracher, ALIA 

In February 2015, ALIA launched FAIR, campaigning for a fair, open, democratic society where information belongs to everyone. So far, the platform has been used to challenge a proposed withdrawal of funding to the State Library of WA and to fundraise for school libraries devasted by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

Find out more about how FAIR has been developed to support advocacy for library and information services, to demonstrate the concept of ‘information as a service’, and to engage the active participation of some of the 10 million library users in Australia. https://fair.alia.org.au

 About: Sue McKerracher
Sue McKerracher joined ALIA in 2012. Before that she was director of the team that delivered the National Year of Reading 2012.  Between 2008 and 2012, she worked with state libraries, public library services, local councils, state government departments, several not-for-profits, a publishing house and a university.  Prior to coming to Australia in 2007, she was involved with the UK Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and the British Library. Sue started her career as a journalist and latterly worked in marketing.


15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30

“Big Data and new paradigms in data/information management and

Vladimir Videnovic, Former IIM National President

The importance of Data is nothing new.  From the very beginning, this millennium was characterised by business processes moving online and systems of record transitioning to the digital realm.  Organisations increasingly depend on their ability to realise potential of their Data, in order to transform it into valuable Information and derive actionable insights and make right decisions in a timely manner.

Big Data term is commonly used to describe phenomenon of large and/or complex datasets caused by the exponential growth and availability of data, which traditional data processing approaches cannot handle effectively.

Data becomes Big Data when its volume, velocity, variety, level of structure and/or complexity exceeds organisations’ abilities to understand, ingest, store, process and analyse it in an efficient way.  Big Data doesn’t only introduce new data sources, data types, data capture and storage mechanisms, but also new approaches to data analysis and realising its business value.

This session will discuss essential information governance principles, skills, techniques and capabilities that will enable your organisation to embark on a Big Data journey, allowing your organisation to acquire, understand, enrich, store, use and share Big Data, in order to produce information assets more efficiently and derive better decision.


16:30 – 17:15

Dave Williams, actKM Convenor

17:15 – 18:15

Information Governance Community of Practice

Facilitator: Dave Williams, actKM


18:15 – 18:45

Panel Discussion & Forum Close

Participating Organisations