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The 25th Year of Delivering Premier Electronic Records Management Education

Session 24: Becoming One of the Next Generation of Information Professionals, Realizing ‘The Great Opportunity’ and Avoiding Being Left Behind

Your employers aren’t sure what you do AND you’re not sure what they expect of you. Well, the truth is that business leaders expect guidance and expertise from RIM professionals related to data analytics, privacy and security, and strategic and innovative thinking. The role of the RIM professional is transforming rapidly from RIM to IMP (Information Management Professional).

This session will use insights from NEXTGEN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH to reveal:

  • The proficiencies that will be expected over the next 3-5 years,
  • Which capabilities and technical skills will be in greatest demand,
  • What are the primary expectations from business leaders of you in the coming years.

In addition, strategies for acquiring the right expertise, pursuing effective professional development, creating useful personal networks of important contacts, and establishing yourself as an important voice at the table will be explored.

Now, more than ever, the rate of disruptive transformation in the world of information management is increasing at unprecedented speed. A proactive approach to meeting the emerging needs of your business will help you avoid being left behind. Join this session to learn how.

Speaker: Sue Trombley

Sue Trombley, Managing Director of Thought Leadership at Iron Mountain, has more than 25 years of information governance consulting experience.  Prior to her current role, Trombley led Iron Mountain’s Consulting group responsible for business development, managing a team of subject matter experts, and running large engagements.  Trombley holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and recently was certified as an Information Government Professional.  She sits on the AIIM Board, the University of Texas at Austin of School of Information Advisory Council, and is VP of the Boston ARMA chapter.  She is a frequent speaker at association events.

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