Conducting Successful Information Audits

Venue: Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Aug 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Aug 17, 2007
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Identifying where information comes from, where it goes, how it is used and modified on its journey to the archives is the Holy Grail of information management.

Efficient management of information is key to the sustainability of robust business processes yet links between information assets and business objectives are rarely documented or even identified. This masterclass takes you through the journey from information audit to effective knowledge management.

Conducting a successful information audit is a more complex process than that related to financial, communication and employment audits. The absence of a single, widely-accepted methodology is a reflection of the wide variation in information requirements across and within organisations.

But where to start? How do you define which information assets are key to operational efficiency? Which assets should you audit? And most importantly, how actually do you conduct the audit and make information work for your organisation?

The development of a results-oriented and sustainable information audit process remains one of the greatest practical challenges facing information professionals today. This two-day discussion led masterclass presents a practical, project-managed approach to conducting a successful information audit drawing on the masterclass leader’s public and private sector experiences.

Maserclass leader: Dillon Dhanecha

Dillon Dhanecha has worked extensively with the UK police service gaining national recognition through the successful delivery of large programmes of change across functional, process and information boundaries.

He has worked with national and international experts to design a practical and scalable audit process for faultless compliance with statutory requirements such as the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations.

Following commercial success across Europe in the 1990’s internet boom, Dillon developed a model to capture information and use it in the strategic decision making process to gain competitive advantage. This model has been successfully demonstrated in organisations of all sizes, both domestic and international.

Widely regarded as an expert in the field of information and knowledge management, Dillon has chaired regional police working groups and has played a key advisory role to the national Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Information Compliance implementation team. This role extended to his involvement in the development of an information management code of practice for roll out across all 43 UK police forces following the Bichard Enquiry.

Dillon has recently harmonised his knowledge to develop a model of strategic change which delivers organisational efficiency through improved information management, process identification and people performance. Work soon to be published includes a study on the link between information flow, business process and sustainable operational improvement which is already being described as a must-read for all information professionals.