Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023

Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023 Sessions: Information Governance Conferences

Last day of great sessions at this week’s ARMA InfoCon conference! Here are the Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023 sessions!

ARMA InfoCon is the premiere educational event for records management, information management, and information governance professionals to learn and share industry best practices. If you are responsible for managing or governing your company’s information assets, this is the “must attend” event every year for you!

ARMA InfoCon 2023 is being held this week – October 9-11 – at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan with three full days of educational sessions, not just on information governance, but data privacy, cybersecurity, and even eDiscovery! Today’s the last day! Here are notable Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023 sessions.


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Closing Keynote, ARMA State of the Association and Awards Presentation (Grand River Ballroom)

Closing Keynote: GenAI: Off the Record

Join us as we welcome Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies, Inc. for a powerful closing keynote address.


The emergence of generative AI has turned the spotlight towards unstructured, human-created data, such as files and electronic communications. Harnessing this data for AI and analytics is a top priority for every large company, promising to uncover a view into organizations like we’ve never seen before.

The only thing in the way is the sheer volume of data, the complexity of wrangling it, and the difficulty of implementing governance and privacy to ensure defensible data use. Fortunately, using principles founded in records and information management, companies can make leapfrog advancements towards harvesting the enterprise repository of corporate knowledge and deliver insights to better manage the human side of enterprises

ARMA State of the Association and Awards Presentation

Each year, ARMA International recognizes individuals, organizations, and chapters for outstanding achievement! We are pleased to invite you, as we present these prestigious awards and honor ARMA members who contributed to the industry and ARMA community in the past year. Join ARMA Chair, Margaret Hermesmeyer, and ARMA CEO, Nathan Hughes, for this awards presentation and update on the association, including updates on the past year and future initiatives.

Speakers: Margaret E Hermesmeyer; Nathan Hughes, CEO, ARMA International; Kon Leong, CEO, ZL Technologies, Inc.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The Current State of Data Security Laws and Regulations and What They Mean for InfoGov (250 BC)

Data security requirements in this country are fast-moving and ever-changing. The impact of evolving data security laws and regulations likewise has a deep impact upon information management. Join our panel of data security gurus for a discussion of the latest changes in the world of data security and how information management needs to adjust to comply and meet best practices.

Speakers: Laurie Carpenter, Director, Redgrave LLP; Ben Barnes, AmTrust.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

A Chat about AI – Real World Applications and Implications of Generative and Analytical AI Tools (140 FG)

A unique and informative presentation on both the theoretical and the existing, very real implications of GenAI, LLMs, and other powerful AI powered tools on information governance and e-discovery. The session will cover capabilities and potential applications in the information governance, eDiscovery, and legal fields, and will also provide first-hand feedback on potential misuse, risks, and implications. Matt Gardner and Henry Link, cutting edge humans interested in information governance and e-discovery, will serve as the moderators and co-panelists, guiding the discussion on how genAI, LLMs, and other AI powered tools can drastically change how we perform tasks such as document identification, categorization, review and summarization, as well as its limitations and ethical considerations. This presentation is a must-attend for information governance practitioners, eDiscovery gurus, tech savvy consultants, lawyers, and anyone else with an interest in the intersection of AI, information governance, and the law.

Speakers: Henry Link, Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance, Meta Platforms, Inc.; Matt Gardner.

Leveraging eDiscovery Tools for Information Governance and Records Management (142 ABC)

As corporations increasingly focus on efficiency, legal departments can create value by leveraging existing eDiscovery platforms and workflows to address challenges outside of the litigation context. By focusing the power of technology-assisted review and auto-classification tools toward their uncategorized and “dark” unstructured datasets, a corporation can create structure, identify and classify records, enable contracts and obligations management at scale, and make informed decisions regarding retention.

Speaker: Matthew Gasaway, Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance, Meta Platforms, Inc.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Possession Is Nine Tenths of The Law. Or Is It? Exploring The RIM Challenges of Outsourcing Your Data (250 BC)

More and more organizations outsource the management of their data but remain ultimately responsible for it. This session will focus on the data relationship between organizations and vendors. It takes a best practice approach to requirements, including retention, destruction, audits, and security. It will also look at requirements for what happens to the records at the end of the relationship.

Speaker: Laurie Carpenter, Director, Redgrave LLP.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

Speak the language of security: a primer for InfoGov, Legal, and Records Management professionals (140 ABC)

Security is a key concern for InfoGov and records management professionals in 2023, as the ARMA InfoCon agenda shows. This session will help you communicate and cooperate with security experts by using the common language of the NIST cybersecurity framework. You will learn about the main domains of security and how they relate to your work. We will also explore the specific areas where security depends on IG/RM and legal to achieve their objectives.

Speakers: Maryam Rahmani, Global Black Belt, Microsoft Security Solutions; Angel Sanchez-Fernandez, Senior Technical Specialist, Microsoft.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

To Hold or Not To Hold, That Is The Question. (250 BC)

Both under-preserving and over-preserving documents and information in response to a threatened or pending litigation or investigation can pose significant costs and risks to an organization. The concept of proportionality in litigation requires discovery to be proportional to the needs of the case and compels consideration of how important the information is, how difficult it will be to produce, and whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. This panel will explore current legal authority, best practices, and practical tips for proportionally and defensibly scoping preservation decisions and legal holds.

Speakers: Jeffrey Sharer, Founder and CEO, Sharer Law; Madelaine Lane, Deputy General Counsel, Warner.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Cross-Border Chaos: From GDPR to Privacy Shield 2.0, What In The World Is Going On With Transferring Personal Data Between Countries? (250 BC)

Organizations who have need to transfer or access personal data across borders have never had it this uncertain. Please join our distinguished panel as they discuss the latest developments with GDPR, DPOs, and the cross-border data transfer framework, all as it specifically impacts information governance.

Speakers: Jeffrey Sharer, Founder and CEO, Sharer Law; Michelle Kirk, Director IG, Chief Privacy Officer at Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Here’s the full agenda of sessions at ARMA InfoCon 2023. Enjoy the Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023 sessions!

So, what do you think? Which of the Wednesday ARMA InfoCon 2023 sessions are you attending? If you’re not sure, join our keynote! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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