Past Seminars

- Winter-Spring 2015 Education Session on Open Data

On February 27th, ARMA PEI and the UPEI Robertson Library were pleased to host a unique learning opportunity -- an Open Data Workshop with well-known Island IT developer and blogger Peter Rukavina Who Left the Lights On? : How a government-industry open data partnership is driving innovation in the delivery of electricity load and generation data to Islanders Can government and business learn to embrace the concept of open data? A cooperative project between the Province of PEI and Maritime Electric to release energy load and generation data in open format proves that sometimes, just maybe, yes! Participants at this workshop had an opportunity to look under the hood of projects focused on leveraging the open data provided by Maritime Electric, and learn how open data can best serve citizens looking to community-based build tools and projects. Thanks to Peter for a great presentation, and for making his slides Openly available here.

- Fall 2014 Seminar -- Data Security: Protecting Information in the Era of Big Data

*** Due to a winter storm forecast for November 27, the Seminar was rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 05 How secure is the information you deal with on a daily basis? Are cloud storage and cloud collaboration apps like Dropbox and Google Drive our friends or our foes? Is surveillant anxiety the new norm in the era of Big Data? The ARMA PEI Chapter was pleased to bring two great speakers to Charlottetown to help answer these important questions: - Travis Barlow is VP of Advanced Security Services with GoSecure Inc., founder of the Atlantic Security Conference, the Halifax Area Security Klatch, and Halifax Hack Labs, a local hackers’ club (all above board, of course). Travis is a self- proclaimed security junkie with no plans to rehabilitate any time soon. Check out his Twitter feed @Travis_R_Barlow. - David Iscove is a Business Lead / Subject-Matter Expert with Universal Music Group (UMG) in Los Angeles. David has worked in the audio, music, and digital asset management fields for such companies as UMG, EMI Music, and Activision Blizzard, and earns some serious street cred for his audio work on triple-A game titles like Guitar Hero and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

- Spring 2014 Education Session: Big Data

ARMA PEI Chapter hosted a half-day education seminar on Thursday, May 8th, from 9am to 12:30pm, at St. Peter's Cathedral Hall in Charlottetown. Big Data and Open Data are two concepts that are inextricably tied to daily life in the early 21st century, from the way we purchase goods to how we access information online. On May 8th, Mark Leggott, University Librarian at UPEI, and Paul Lewis, CTO at Hitachi Data Systems, spoke on the massive potential and implications of big and open data, discussing how these concepts impact you and your organization, and how to reconcile information security needs with the juggernaut of big and open data.

- Winter-Spring 2014 Lunch-and-Learn: Digitization of Records

More than 20 registrants were on hand for ARMA PEI's inaugural 2014 Lunch and Learn, presented on Friday, February 28th. Simon Lloyd, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the UPEI Robertson Library, gave an introductory overview of key considerations for organizations contemplating digitization (presentation slides available here). Donald Moses, Digitization Initiatives and Systems Librarian at the UPEI Library, then shared advice and lessons learned from the Library's successful digitization program (presentation slides available here). Juliana MacEwen, CEO of Precision Document Management, concluded the session with a discussion of the planning process for organizational digitization (presentation slides available here). Thanks to all who attended for their interest and positive feedback.

- Fall 2013 Seminar: Information Governance and Privacy in the New Media Age

Organizational compliance in the age of interactive and networkable technologies is more relevant than ever. Ensuring that your organization’s information assets are protected and properly managed requires a strong foundation of knowledge in information governance, legislation, and emergent technologies. On November 7th, 2013, ARMA PEI was pleased to host Internationally-recognized speakers Diane Carlisle and Rick Stirling, who shared their extensive knowledge on information governance, privacy implications, and electronic content management. Marina Fay, a local legislation and privacy expert, also spoke on PEI’s proposed health-specific privacy legislation. Seminar brochure is available here.

- Spring 2013 Seminar: Strategic Planning for Records and Information

ARMA Prince Edward Island Chapter was pleased to present a full-day seminar on Strategic Planning for Records and Information Management Professionals on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. Speaker Sheila Taylor, partner and CEO of Ergo Information Management Consulting, gave a well-received presentation. Seminar brochure is available here.

- Fall 2012 Seminar: Records as Evidence and e-Discovery

More than 40 RIM and legal professionals gathered at Holland College on November 22 for the ARMA PEI 2012 Fall Seminar, Records as Evidence and e-Discovery. We'd like to thank all who attended for a great day of learning and networking! A special thanks to our excellent speakers, Sheila Taylor (presentation slides here) and Kelly Friedman (presentation slides here).



- Spring 2012 Workshop: Electronic Recordkeeping for Microsoft Office 2010

ARMA Prince Edward Island Chapter was pleased to present a half-day seminar on “Electronic Recordkeeping for Microsoft Office 2010”. Mr. Bruce Miller, President of RIMtech Inc., provided an in-depth view of the recordkeeping capabilities and limitations of Microsoft Office 2010, and how to utilize those capabilities to realize electronic recordkeeping objectives. Bruce brings 20 years of experience developing electronic recordkeeping software to the table, and is widely regarded as the inventor of modern electronic recordkeeping software.

The event was held April 18, 2012, at the Holland College Centre for Applied Science and Technology, 300 Kent St., Charlottetown, PEI, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

- Fall 2011 Workshop: Records Management 2.0: Coming to Grips with Social Media, the Cloud, and Emergent Technologies.

The workshop was held Thursday, November 17, 2011, at the St. Peter's (Anglican) Cathedral Hall, Charlottetown, with ~50 RIM professionals in attendance. Presenters included: Mark Leggott, Chief Librarian, UPEI Robertson Library; John Morris, Web developer (; Howard Beattie, Educational Specialist (Technology), Holland College, and; Brenda Prowse, CRM, Prima Information Solutions. More information is available in the workshop brochure. Thanks to our Events coordinator, Debbie Gillespie, our speakers, and all who attended for a great day of learning and discussion.

- Fall 2009 Workshop

The workshop was held on October 15, 2009, at the St. Peter's (Anglican) Cathedral Hall, Charlottetown. The theme of the workshop was: "Disaster Preparedness and Recovery of Your Organization's Records". For more details, see the workshop brochure (Attachment below), or contact.