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    Practical Prerequisites Before RIM and IG Managers Bring In Technology

    January 15, 2020
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Kiewit Business Center Auditorium
    12720 I Street
    Omaha, NE 68137
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    Oh! but what about the prerequisites?  Before RIM and IG Managers start thinking about bringing in technology or tools, how much thought has been put to look into the prerequisites that are needed to fully utilize that technology or tool? In this session, I will go over several practical prerequisites that are so often missing. All the glare of the new tools and technologies blind us into thinking that it will make life so much easier. Yes, they will but are we even ready to absorb these tools into our organization? Do we even know how many things should be in order before we can even begin using them?

    Kedar Thakkar is a Principal Consultant within the Governance, Risk and Compliance practice of Ricoh Enterprise Consulting Services. Kedar joined the Ricoh team in 2017 as an industry-recognized records and information management practitioner with over 9+ years of experience in a variety of non-regulated and regulated industries. Additionally, he brings in about 10 years of IT experience at various levels within the organization and across various industries.

    Kedar specializes in developing robust information governance (IG) programs to identify, protect and leverage the information assets of organizations. His strong IT (development, administrative and architectural) skills brings a unique perspective to this field as we move into an era where majority of information is digital in nature.

    As a records and information governance practitioner in the Oil and Gas industry, Kedar has developed, implemented and promoted the growth of IG programs, record retention schedule administration and governance committees that sustain both departmental objectives and corporate initiatives. He has experience addressing IG compliance concerns throughout corporate transitions, including acquisitions, facility closures and information technology transformation.

    Areas of expertise include the creation and improvement of essential elements for comprehensive records and information governance programs including:

    	- Creating and sustaining IG Committees within organizations
    	- Strategic approach to IG encompassing all aspects of People, Process and Technology
    	- Proactive propagation of IG awareness throughout the organization
    	- Consolidation and Implementation of enterprise-wide IT systems related to IG

    Kedar has experience in working as an in-house practitioner as well as working as an independent consultant in the field of Information Governance. This allows him to understand and implement principles of IG from both perspectives.

    Kedar is both an IGP (Information Governance Professional) accredited from ARMA and a CIP (Certified Information Professional) accredited from AIIM. He has been asked to speak at various local and national level conferences organized by ARMA, Info-coalition, etc. to share his experiences in the field of Information Governance. In addition to this he continues to educate himself in the field of IG and develops new methodologies to implement IG within organizations. He publishes blogs and actively participates in various other forums to discuss IG related issues that organizations face in this current day and age.


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