ARMA Europe Conference Speakers- 2015


This year’s conference boasts some of the most well-know and experienced speakers in the information governance realm. See for yourself who will be here and join them in attending this prestigious event!

Tony Allen is a records management/information governance professional with over 25 years of experience working in law firms. He is currently responsible for the endorsement and development of the RIM/IG program of a Large US law firm throughout its offices in London, Munich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing and coordinating the development of standards, processes, and business rules relating to legal and ethical issues associated to non-US territories. Allen is the current president of the ARMA UK chapter.

Elisabeth Bühlmann Herzog holds a series of French M.D.s in business history, records management, and historical asset preservation, as well as a Swiss certification in project management. She has 15 years of expertise in major international enterprises and industries where, in close connection with the business, she led projects on design and deployment of effective information management programmes. Bühlmann Herzog is regularly invited for academic and professional lectures and trainings. In 2014, she quit the corporate environment to join a service company specialized in retention schedule management.

Daniel Burgwinkel, Ph.D., has managed large programs in Switzerland for Novartis and Credit Suisse to introduce records management and compliance processes. He is co-author of book publications “Information Governance” and “Records Management,” two of the few publications in written in German for these research areas. Burgwinkel has a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen and a master degree in business engineering.

Tim Callister is a Senior Associate in PwC’s London based Forensic Technology Solutions practice who joined the firm as an Information Management Consultant from The National Archives (UK), where he led the development of principles and standards within UK Government to establish an information governance baseline for all government departments to work towards and be assessed against. As a recognised subject matter expert on the management of electronic information, Callister provides advice on support and adoption of specific solutions and their capability to adhere to information governance good practice.

Nicholas Carter regularly presents at customer and partner conferences all around the world as the ECM Head of Product Management and as a thought leader in the field of Enterprise Content Management, Document Management, and Record Management. With his extensive experience in public speaking, Carter is always praised for his presentations, style, and quality of content.

Jon Garde is a Senior Product Manager at RSD, an international leader in information governance. He is an expert in records management, information governance, and information technology and has been principal consultant, software and solution architect, project leader, market specialist, and educator in the field of information management for more than 25 years. Garde is the author of the MoReq2010 specification (“Modular Requirements for Records Systems”) and is a past chair of the DLM Forum (a not-for-profit foundation, founded by the European Commission, of national archives, public bodies, and private enterprises interested in information governance in Europe and beyond).

Juerg Hagmann, CIP, received his MA in Economic and Social History and Constitutional Law from the University of Berne (Switzerland) (1988). Since then he has worked as an archivist and librarian in different companies in the private sector, and for Novartis in Basel – first as a global archiving program manager and then as a global education and training manager for records management and information governance. Hagmann now owns and consults with Hagmann RIM Consulting based in Switzerland.

Richard Jeffrey-Cook is Head of Information and Records Management at In-Form Consult Ltd. and a fellow of the Information and Records Management Society with more than 20 years of experience implementing IT solutions and supplying information and records management consultancy to both public and private sector organisations. Jeffrey-Cook is a regular presenter at records management events in the UK and Europe and his articles have appeared in leading magazines. He authored version two of the Local Government Classification Scheme on behalf of the Information and Records Management Society and is a member of the DLM Forum MoReq Project Team.

Peter Kurilecz, IGP, CRM, CA, has over 20 years of experience in records and information management and is presently an information governance consultant and president elect of ARMA International. Prior to consulting, Kurilecz was a senior system architect for IBM. He is an experienced and recognized professional with proven success in the creation and implementation of organization-wide records management programs for blue chip organizations as well as for smaller profit and non-profit organizations.

James Lappin is a freelance records management consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field of records management. He is the author of the Thinking Records blog and has cofounded and presented on numerous podcast series. Lappin was named as one of the inaugural Fellows of the Information and Records Management Society and has worked as practitioner, consultant, and/or trainer for a great many countries and sectors. In 2015 he started a research project into the management of e-mail with the UK National Archives.

Cyril Miel, PMP, delivers presentations and organizes round tables on Record Management mainly in the EMEA region (OpenText events, DLM Forum, etc.). He also gives lectures on Project Management at the ICN Business School in France. Miel is recognized for delivering valuable presentations while engaging the audience in a professional manner.

Andrew Pope is the Data Decommissioning Governance Manager at LBIA (Lehman Brothers In Administration). He has worked in PwC’s Forensics practice for four years, and previously held Information Management positions for British Airways and The Royal Albert Hall. Pope’s degree is in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology, and he speaks very rusty Japanese.

Laura Rodewald holds a Bachelor in Legal Science (LLB) from Trinity College Dublin and a double Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Dublin City University and Reims Management School. She started her career working for a major consultancy where she specialised in talent and change management. In July 2009, Rodewald joined the Information Management Services division of the European Central Bank. She now leads the division’s Information Management Policy and Records Management team.

Steffen Schwalm works as Business Advisor for BearingPoint Management & Technology Consultant. He is an expert in the preservation of evidence and trust of electronic records, records management, secure electronic communication, and the organizational and technical integration of electronic signature and time stamp solution in record based electronic processes. Schwalm has 10 years of professional experience, participates in standardization groups, and (co-)authored four books and more than 25 articles for journals or proceedings. He frequently lectures at conferences, such as ARMA Europe 2014, Archiving, DACH-Security, and INFORMATIK.

Gavin Siggers leads the information governance team at PwC and has over 20 years of experience in records and information management, both as a practitioner and a consultant. He specialises in strategy and policy and has led many international clients through the development and implementation of global information governance programmes.

Liv Stordahl Borud, Principal Analyst Information Management, has worked with Statoil Global Business Services since 2007. Completing an MSc in information systems management in 2008, she has specialized within the field of information management (IM) focusing on content management, collaboration tools, and information architecture. She has been actively involved in implementing the corporate IM strategy and tools, and is currently responsible for driving the IM forum for experience transfer and knowledge exchange across the company.

Jeroen Strik began working for Iron Mountain in 2011 as Commercial Director for the Netherlands, responsible for the development and implementation of innovative information management solutions to serve over 2,000 customers. In November 2014, he became Managing Director of Iron Mountain Benelux, responsible for helping shape and deliver organisational strategy, overseeing operations, and growing Iron Mountain’s business in the region. Previously, Strik worked twelve years for Getronics PinkRoccade in a number of roles, including Business Unit Manager Infrastructure, Commercial Director Financial Sector, and Solution Director Migrations Services.

Melissa Suek, IGP, transitioned to leading the PwC-UK firm’s Information Governance Programme after six years in a client facing role. She brings diverse experience in the areas of information management, organisational change, and process analysis and improvement to make information governance concepts a reality in people’s day-to-day work. Suek has spoken extensively on topics related to the information governance and records management professions, and designed and delivered training on these subjects. Her experience includes the retail, manufacturing, energy, financial, healthcare, professional services, utility, and non-profit industries.

Marit Syvertsen, Information Management Specialist, has worked with Statoil International since the merger with Hydro’s oil and gas activities in 2007 in the information management and technology department. She has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, with the past three years including initiating and following up with information management improvement projects within DPI Norway, Brazil, Venezuela, Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, China, and UK.

Emily Witt started her professional career in the Deutsche Bundesbank following her studies of business administration. After one year of work experience in the European Commission’s DG Economics and Finance she joined the European Monetary Institute, which evolved into the European Central Bank (ECB), where she developed into the role of Head of the Organisational Planning Division and was responsible for business continuity, operational risk management, and organisational policies and analysis in the ECB and the ESCB. Since March 2009 she has led the ECB’s Information Management Services and is the chair of the ECB Advisory Group on Information Management and of the ESCB Network on Information Management.