Alyssa Blackburn is the Information Strategy Lead at AvePoint, where she helps organisations achieve business value from their information and records.
With more than 15 years of experience in the information management industry, Alyssa has worked with both public and private sector organizations to deliver guidance for information management success in the digital age. She is responsible for the development of AvePoint’s information and records management solution, AvePoint Records and Cloud Records, and has been involved with implementing our records management solution with government agencies and commercial clients.
A passionate information management professional, Alyssa is actively involved in the industry and is an in-demand speaker at conferences and industry events worldwide. She frequently contributes to industry publications and recently won the 2016 award article of the year for the RIMPA IQ magazine for her article titled, “Why you need to think differently about information management”.
Australian Tax Office
Tasman is an Information Manager at the Australian Taxation Office. He leads a team of professionals writing internal policy and providing specialist advice to the ATO’s business areas, helping them use the ATO’s information principles to administer Australia’s tax and superannuation system.
Tasman is a Certified Information Professional with an MBA, BA (Political Science & History), Cert IV Small Business Management, and an employment history across the private, political, and public sectors. Since joining the ATO he has worked across the information services teams, including Records Management, the ATO Library, and the Information Management team. Tasman is interested in helping organisations align their information assets and corporate knowledge with their broader strategic goals.
NSW Department of Justice
The Open Government, Information and Privacy functional group is led by Director, Jodie Cobbin. Jodie Cobbin was appointed as the Director, Open Government, Information and Privacy in September 2016. Jodie is also a former NSW Police Force superintendent and served as a sworn police officer for over 28 years and as a police prosecutor for 17 years. She holds a Diploma of Law, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and Graduate Diploma in Applied Leadership.
Sheryl is a senior information management professional with a background in delivering Information Governance to organisations in both the private and government sectors. In 2010, the project she led was awarded the J Eddis Linton Award for excellence and innovation in records management (a RIMPA award). A further program Sheryl led was a finalist for the same award in 2014. She currently works across the NSW government and business sectors.
Sheryl holds qualifications in librarianship and records management, plus recently completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Her MBA thesis was on the journey from records management to information governance for organisations. In addition to regular conference presentations, for five years Sheryl was also a lecturer at RMIT University in records management and archives administration including creation of the online course for this program.
South Australian Government Financing Authority
Paul is an Associate Records and Information Management Professional who has embraced and adores the great profession of Knowledge Management.
He is passionate about inspiring individuals to respond positively to change and connecting organisational cultures with technologies that enhance and improve business processes. He’s got strategic ‘know how’ about spreading the word that information and knowledge are powerful assets that must be managed…..not just stored. Plus he really enjoys the human aspect and collaboration on projects and enjoys learning from the past, present and future.
A former Director / Board Member of RIMPA (Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia) for 6 years.
In September he was awarded (as a joint winner) RIMPA’s Industry Contribution Award for 2018. The industry contribution awards recognizes significant and long term contributions to the industry and to RIMPA
He is a Member of Adelaide KM – a group of likeminded Knowledge Management Professionals 2016 – present. Paul’s current role is Manager, Knowledge and Process Reform South Australian Government Financing Authority within the Department of Treasury and Finance.
Dr Rosemary Van Der Meer is a Knowledge Strategist and Project Manager who freelances in the Tertiary Education and Government sectors and does additional work as an Academic. Rosemary specialises in government/industry knowledge collaboration, technology methods in knowledge management, and project management. Rosemary has applied her skills in the tertiary education and private sector over the past 20 years within Australia, The Netherlands, and China.
Western NSW Local Health District
Tricia has over 30 years of experience in health and human services at both Commonwealth and State level, including clinical and senior management positions as well as an industry consultant with a global consulting firm. The focus of Tricia’s work over the last 10 years has been on performance measurement and evaluation, working with a diverse range of stakeholders to explore and understand their needs for data and information and looking at looking at new and innovative ways of using data and measuring outcomes to inform policy development and service improvement. As Director of the Western NSW Health Intelligence Unit (HIU) Tricia is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the HIU, a new shared Health information service for the peak health care organisations in Western NSW that supports a collaborative approach to health care planning, delivery and evaluation in the region.
National Health & Medical Research Council
Tony Krizan is Executive Director Corporate Operations & Information, CFO and CIO of the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC).
He has experience across a number of industries, featuring 27 years in the public sector across a broad range of policy, program and corporate roles in the Finance, Employment, Education & Training, Health & Ageing portfolios.
Murray Darling Basin Authority
Carla Tadich has worked in a variety of research and knowledge management roles within science based organisations. Currently with the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Carla is leading the development of a knowledge strategy to inform the organisations approach to knowledge acquisition. After graduating a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, Carla worked in science education and communication roles for a number of organisations, including teaching within Australia and overseas. These roles led to nearly ten years working in program management for an agricultural focussed Cooperative Research Centre coordinating research between government, universities and industry.
NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Selwyn is responsible for developing a knowledge management framework, setting up a knowledge repository and facilitating knowledge capture/ transfer for an on-going major organisational restructuring program for a branch in the NSW Government’s Department of Industry.
Seven West Media
Matthew has worked in the knowledge management field for 20 years. Over this time period, he has developed knowledge management strategies, implemented content management systems and facilitated communities, developed classroom and eLearning programs, developed and written marketing programs for corporations, government agencies and not for profits. Matthew has worked with systems such as Sharepoint, Yammer, Jive, Confluence and Lotus Notes.
Andrew Owen graduated from Macquarie University in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and Geology. Following various stints in the petroleum and mineral exploration industry, he joined the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR) in 1991. He continued with the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and Geoscience Australia (GA). In 2011 he undertook the role of GA Repository Manager, where he has overseen transformational change.
Maranoa Regional Council
Lorelle’s passion for managing information began while she was working in Document Control on a variety of construction projects for Bechtel, John Holland and Alstom Power. She then went on to wok as a Senior Advisor Information Management for Rio Tinto and is now in Local Government for Maranoa Regional Council, spanning eighteen years in total. Lorelle is committed to inspiring others in Information and Knowledge management governance, developing system administration, proactively supporting and promoting effective strategies through Vision, Values and Goals. She aims to develop organisational Culture through a greater understanding and awareness of Information management within any industry.
Country Fire Authority Victoria
Stuart is Program Manager, Knowledge Management for the Victorian Country Fire Authority.
Stuart’s focus is on building and managing expertise in organisations and the business systems they use. He has worked in Oil & Gas, Water and Sewer, Finance and Transport industries.
With a Master’s degree in Knowledge Management and many years in high-tech, high change environments, Stuart applies KM principles to digital transformation projects to help companies maintain their ability to communicate and innovate as they grow in size and structure.