February 2020 Meeting: Carol Brock Presenting "Documentary Evidence as Big Data - Creating the Structure to Organize Mammoth Amounts of Information"

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Ada County Highway District (ACHD) Auditorium, 3775 N. Adams Street, Garden City, ID 83724

Event Information: 

This is the story of how a large Federal agency is tackling its information management challenges. Litigation focused executive attention on the management of the Department’s information assets. With the spotlight on the Records and Information Management Program, resources became available along with the drive to digitize business practices and automate records capture. The traditional RIM program was reinvented to centralize records and information management control at the Department level with decentralized implementation of the program at the local level. This presentation will share the vision, structure, strategy, challenges, processes, and most importantly, our lessons learned. The numbers involved are staggering but the basic tenets of the strategy are relevant to organizations of any size.


Presenter: Carol Brock, CRM, Global Records and Information Manager, J. R. Simplot Company

Carol is a new arrival to the Treasure Valley, moving here from Northern Virginia last June and has 20+ years of Federal Records and Information Management experience as a contractor, consultant, and Federal employee. Carol popularized big-bucket/functional retention schedules in the Federal government. As Director of Information Assets, she received GAO’s Meritorious Service Award and the National Archives’ Archivist’s Outstanding Achievement in Records Management Award. Carol is a frequent speaker, author, and teacher on the topics of electronic records and digitized business processes.