MARCH 25, 2021

Virtual E-Discovery, Records and Information Management CONFERENCE




(All times ET)

8:25AM   Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Smoyer, DGI   Mike Smoyer, President, Digital Government Institute
8:30AM   Fully Electronic Government – What Choice Do We Have?

A look beyond the requirements of M-19-21 to specific tools, guidance, and strategies NARA is developing in 2021 to help agencies make the transition to fully electronic government.

Laurence Brewer NARA   Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer, U.S. Government
9:15AM   Top Challenges for FOIA Professionals Today

With the complexity and size of today’s cases, you have to ask yourself, “can your agency sustain the amount of FOIA requests projected in 2021?” It has never been more imperative to evaluate your FOIA process and technology, identify the areas that present challenges, and collaborate internally to bridge the gaps those challenges create. Join us as we dive deep into the challenges that FOIA continues to present year over year, and hear the advice respected FOIA professionals are giving to solve these challenges.

Brandon Balsley Iprotech   Brandon Balsley, Product Marketing Manager, IPRO
Kara Citarella PAE   Kara Citarella, FOIA Analyst and Scientific Program Manager, GAP Solutions, Inc., supporting NIAID, National Institutes of Health
Michael Sarich VHA   Michael Sarich, FOIA Director, Veterans Health Administration
10:00AM   Effective Records Management of Content Using Automation and AI
Susan Whitmire IBM   Susan Whitmire, Information Governance Specialist, IBM
10:30AM   Morning Break
10:45AM   Overview: Cognitive Technologies Report
Sharmila Bhatia NARA   Sharmila Bhatia, Electronic Records Format Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Markus Most NARA   Markus Most, Special Assistant, National Archives and Records Administration
11:15AM   Three Areas of Automation for Federal Records Management
Daniel Feith FEITH Systems & Software    Daniel Feith, Executive Vice President, Feith Systems and Software
11:45AM   RM Programs to Deliver Value to Improve Information Management and eDiscovery
Brian Chidester OpenText   Brian Chidester, Head of Global Industry Strategy, OpenText
Rebecca Conner AMTRAK   Rebecca Conner, Manager of Records and Information Management, Amtrak
Speaker Placeholder   Alan Groesbeck, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture
12:30PM   M-19-21 and Beyond
Melissa Carson, Iron Mountain   Melissa Carson, VP & General Manager, Iron Mountain Government Solutions
12:45PM   Lunch Break
1:00PM   Case Study:  Establishing a National Digitization Program
Paul Van Reed EPA   Paul Van Reed, Digitization Program Manager, Enterprise Records Management Division– East, Environmental Protection Agency
1:45PM   How to Make Federal Telework Work Beyond the Pandemic
Kris Barr Smarsh   Kris Barr, Account Executive, Enterprise Federal, Smarsh
2:00PM   Business Wins AND Better Governance: Finally, a Shared Destiny

Join ASG’s Governance Expert for this session, where we will delve into building compelling ROI models by turning our focus to automation and accuracy as a part of your Information Governance Modernization efforts. Agencies can now discover and manage sensitive information across their disparate environments (Microsoft, Shared Drives and Content Systems) and save big money for their organization in the process!   

Kevin Dowd ASG   Kevin Dowd, Strategic Content Specialist, ASG Technologies
2:15PM   Lessons Learned: COVID-19’s Impact on Local Government RM Programs
Joy Royes Montgomery County MD   Joy Royes, Chief Policy, Risk and Compliance Officer, Montgomery County
2:45PM   Conference Concludes

*Invited, pending approval