The Association for Information Management
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Empowering the information community to stay ahead of the curve.
AKISS brings together leading, innovative speakers, delegates and a conference committee who have successfully led projects which have delivered significant value, into one interactive community.
A combination of case studies and active learning through discussions and workshops will deliver new knowledge and skills directly applicable to practitioners and researchers.
Challenge your existing practice and opinions together to develop new outcomes, future-proof and deliver greater value.
Return to your workplace with new practical ideas you can apply, and equipped to deliver enhanced value.
Chairing the conference will be Roly Keating, Chief Executive of The British Library on Day 1 and Loyita Worley, Senior Manager of EMEA Library Operations at Reed Smith on Day 2.
Originally Oliver Morley, Chief Executive of the UK National Archives had been due to chair Day Two of AKISS. However, Oliver has been appointed as Chief Executive of the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) which means he cannot now chair Day Two. Although we are very sorry Oliver cannot be with us, we are delighted for him in his new role, and wish him every success.
As his replacement, we have chosen somebody with considerable experience of senior hands-on management in the information field. Loyita is a very pragmatic can-do professional who, among other aptitudes, knows how to recruit and retain team members, commission new services, build and manage relationships with suppliers, develop, implement and revise strategy, understand customers, deliver value, manage change and not least, gain senior management buy-in. She is also very approachable and friendly, and will be a great asset to Day Two of AKISS.
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An introductory address will be made by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission who is responsible for overseeing the Digital Agenda in Europe.
AKISS delegates have an invaluable opportunity to network with international information, knowledge and records management professionals, to learn from your colleagues and to positively influence the direction of your organization and your organizational practices.
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Euan Semple: a world leading expert on social media.
Twelve years ago, while working in a senior position at the BBC, Euan was one of the first to introduce what have since become known as social media tools into a large, successful organization.
Mark Field: MP for the Cities of London and Westminster and member of the Intelligence and Security Committee.
In September 2010 Mark was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Intelligence & Security Committee which oversees the UK's intelligence and security services.
Kate Arnold: President-Elect of SLA (Special Libraries Association), a global organization of information professionals and their strategic partners.
Kate has over 25 years' experience of information and library work in the public sector and the media (BBC), most recently in the charity sector (Cancer Research UK and National Children's Bureau).
Richard Newton: winner of the Management Book of the Year 2013.
For the last 9 years Richard has run the consultancy Enixus, which helps organizations to improve their capabilities in project and change management. He is the author of 9 management books.
Naomi Korn: partner of Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy and an experienced IP Consultant.
Naomi is ASLIB’s copyright expert on its well respected training courses. She takes a keen interest in digital licensing, rights management and rights exploitation. Naomi is also ASLIB’s copyright expert on its well respected training courses.
Find out more about the speakers.
The conference is supported by a high-calibre conference committee from both practitioner and academic backgrounds who will be in attendance at the conference to network with the delegates. Find out more about the conference committee.
SLA is a Learning Partner of AKISS.