January Chapter Meeting

January Chapter Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018
11:30am – 12:00pm Registration / Welcome
12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation

951 SanDisk Dr.
Building 2
Milpitas, Ca. 95035


IT and InfoSec – Why Can’t We All Just Get Along!

There are many reasons why it’s hard for IT and InfoSec to get along together and this can impact the security of the organization.  You’ll hear an overview on why this is and some potential solutions.

Email – Do you care about your data?  Then be careful of email!

Email is such a ubiquitous tool and we’re used to sending everything through it, However, it’s neither secure nor particularly private.  Discussion will be about how to ensure what you’re sending is appropriately protected.

Guest Speaker:


Speaker Bio:

Laura brings over 20 years of combined Information Technology and Information Security experience. With a breadth of technical and leadership skills, Laura’s background includes diverse responsibility for establishing and directing security and compliance programs, overseeing risk management and advancing technology architecture in both retail, healthcare and financial sectors.

Recognized as a solution-oriented leader with an intense focus on business needs, Laura embraces a collaborative management approach to work across platforms to deliver IT security and compliance solutions that ensure the protection of information assets and technologies. Laura’s functional expertise extends to governance, risk and compliance, privacy data protection, information security audit, security awareness programs and enterprise policy and standards development.

Since early 2017, Laura has moved into a consulting role, working in several different industries for clients needing a wide-range of information security assistance

Member                              $25.00
Non-Member                    $30.00
Guest / Student                FREE!!

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December Chapter Meeting: Round Table Discussion: What Do RIM Professionals Really Want in a DMS/ECM?

** Please note earlier meeting date**

Does your organization have a Document Management System (DMS), or Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS)?     Do you love it? Do you hate it? Do you wish you knew what other RIM professionals are using and why?     Are you looking for a product and would like to discuss it with people who are using it now?     Would you like to tell the software programmers just what you would like to see in a system?

Mt Diablo and Silicon Valley Chapters are offering  a joint Round Table Meeting in December to discuss this very subject.     What are the Pros and Cons of the many systems currently being used by RIM professionals in the real world?     Who is using what and why?     Share your personal experiences with like-minded professionals in a welcoming and open space and discover how others have managed (or not) the same challenges.

Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 11:30a – 1:30pm

30955 Huntwood Avenue
Hayward, CA

Sponsored by: Ripcord

No Charge – Lunch will be provided

Please register at Eventbrite

October Chapter Meeting – NARA Tour!!

October Chapter Meeting – NARA Tour!!
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
11:30a – Lunch / Networking
12:00p – NARA Tour

1000 Commodore Dr.
San Bruno, Ca.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations. The NARA also transmits votes of the Electoral College to Congress.

The holdings of the National Archives at San Francisco include over 70,000 cubic feet of original records dating from the 1850s to the 1980s, with a limited number of records as recent as the early 2000s. These records were generated by the Federal courts and more than 100 Federal agency field offices in:

  • California (northern and central)
  • Nevada (except Clark County)
  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
    i.e. Marshall, Caroline and Northern Mariana Islands

The holdings are a primary resource for the study of Asian-Pacific immigration, environmental and natural history, naval and military activity in the Pacific, the American Indian experience, and many other aspects of United States history.

Join the ARMA Silicon Valley Chapter as they tour the National Archive and Records Administration NARA.

Hope to see you there!


Member                   $25.00
Non-Member       $30.00
Guest / Student   FREE!!

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September Chapter Kick-Off Meeting!

September Chapter Kick-Off Meeting!
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
11:30 – 12:00pm  Registration / Welcome
12:00 –  1:00pm    Roundtable

Roundtable Pizza
1220 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, Ca. 94085

Round Table Discussion at Round Table Pizza

Join us for lunch and a vibrant discussion on the ever-changing world of Records! Our meeting will will kick-off with our board:

  • Sharing our plans for the upcoming 2017-2018 chapter year
  • How to get the BEST out of your chapter membership
  • General Announcements

The roundtable will follow and will be an interactive and informal session that enables attendees to learn, discuss, exchange and network in a fun, relaxed environment.

Ever wanted to just “pick someone’s brain” about what they are doing with a problem you’ve been struggling to solve? This session will be comprised of a variety of topics including:

  • RIM best practices for handling M&As of two disparate companies or merging different departments within the same company
  • RIM best practices for tracking, retention and discovery of email 
  • How to incorporate the growing needs for discovery and retention of communication content mediums like IM, Jabber, Instagram, SnapChat, FB, LinkedIn, cell phone texting. 
  • How to create basic records retention schedule

Join us for this informal and lively opportunity to come face to face with your peers and discuss today’s developing issues and trends in Records Information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Member                  $25.00
Non-Member      $30.00
Guest/ Student   FREE!!

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June Chapter Meeting

June Chapter Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2017
11:30am – 12:00pm – Registration
12:00pm –  1:00pm – Chapter Meeting

Western Digital
951 SanDisk Drive
Building 1
Milpitas, Ca. 95035

As our ARMA Silicon Valley Chapter year comes to an end next month, we want to hear from our members about what you would like to see in our future chapter meetings.   ARMA Silicon Valley is Your chapter and we would like to work together to provide information that is relevant to your day-to-day professional life.  What are some of the topics you would like to hear more about?

  • Records Management
  • Information Governance
  • Privacy
  • Europe’s New General Data Protection Regulations
  • Managing Electronic Records
  • Others ….

What pain points are you currently facing or anticipate in the near future?  Have you heard of a great speaker or read a fascinating article that you can share with us?  Let us know, we want your chapter meetings to be as informative as possible.

Please join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ Western Digital for a roundtable discussion on the topics above and more, before our new year kicks off in September.   We will also have our annual silent auction, chapter awards and board installation.  If you have an item to donate for the silent auction, please contact julie_butterfield@apple.com This is sure to be an agenda full of fun!

$25.00 Registration
$ 0.00 Guest

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Our event is graciously being hosted by:


May Chapter Meeting

May Chapter Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:30am – 12:00pm – Registration
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

940 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, Ca.
Big Sur Conference Room

Please note:

* Conference room on 2nd floor
* Receptionist will direct you to Conf. Room location

New AI Technologies with RipCord
  – Guest Speaker: Kim Lembo, VP Marketing and Co-founder Ripcord


Ripcord has patented and built robots — the boxy, room-filling kind, not the anthropomorphic ones you might be thinking of — that can sort and scan a box of paper and enter the contents into a searchable database in the cloud. “[Ripcord’s] machine can handle mixed content from the size of a business card to a legal sized sheet, and it can go from rice paper all the way up to the thickness of card stock without changing anything,” CEO Alex Fielding says. The Ripcord robot even removes the staples. You can give Ripcord a box full of HR forms, business cards, and shipping manifests, and it will not only know the difference between them, but it will scan them at over 600 dpi and will sort them into an Amazon-hosted cloud database within hours. (The paper is then shredded and recycled.) Ripcord will also provide customers with ways to hook all that data back into their existing enterprise software. Fielding estimates the company will be digitizing 2.5 million records a day by the end of 2017. (The Verge – March 23, 2017)

About the Speaker:

As VP of Marketing and co-founder of Ripcord, Kim is responsible for building the Ripcord brand, all go-to-market activities and company growth. Kim brings nearly 15 years of enterprise marketing and business development experience to Ripcord. Most recently, she ran partner marketing at Puppet and product marketing at Elastic. She has held both marketing and business development roles at NASA and was part of the NASA team that created OpenStack. Prior to NASA, she spent 3 years working in finance in China, most notably for Kingdom Holding Company. Early in her career, she was a Brookings Institute Fellow on Capitol Hill.


$25.00 Registration
$ 0.00  Guests

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April Chapter Meeting

April Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 2017

11:30am – 12:00pm – Register/Lunch
12noon – 1pm – Presentation

Robert Half Legal
10 Almaden Boulevard
Suite 900
San Jose, Ca. 95113

Parking Options:
– Bring change for street metered parking
– Pay for garage parking within the 10 Almaden Blvd building
– Pay to park in other nearby garage parking locations

Leveraging Legacy Content to Build RIM Capabilities
Brian Tuemmler, Information Governance Product Manager at Nuix


When trying to implement a records program through ECM, organizations often assume the new technology can replace the shared network drives. However, shared drives fulfill many functions that cannot (and should not) be done in SharePoint or any other ECM such as mocking up web sites, creating customer databases, developing or deploying software, archiving old materials, and sharing holiday party pictures. In the end, many organizations find that only around 5% of their content could appropriately be considered expired records. In addition, there is a wealth of information on shared drives that should be used to supplement traditional methods for planning, design and implementation of a records program.  In the presentation, we will explore how to examine existing shared drive content to help build strategic RIM plans, taxonomies, liaison structures and technology.

About the Speaker:

Since 1991, Brian has advised domestic and international clients in the areas of strategic and information planning projects with an emphasis on new technologies such as document management, Indexing and Categorization Management tools, imaging, and workflow. He is Nuix’s Information Governance Product Manager and his responsibilities include helping Information Governance practitioners and sponsors set up and manage enterprise governance programs through methodology, training, tools and software. Brian is Chapter President of the AIIM Golden Gate Chapter and is a member of AIIM’s Company of Fellows. Brian is a frequent speaker and presenter at ARMA, AIIM, MER, Masters Conference and other industry events.

Tickets / Registration:
 $25.00 Registration
 $  0.00 Guests
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January Chapter Meeting

FBI’s Perspective on Cyber Threats

January Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2017
11:45am – 12:00pm – Check-in | 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

Supervisory Special Agent Ryan Pardee will discuss the FBI’s perspective on the current cyber threats facing the United States, as well as some best practices for both individuals and companies conducting business online.

Speaker Bio
Ryan Pardee, holds degrees in Mechanical engineering and Spanish, as well as an MBA.  Ryan Pardee joined the FBI shortly after 9/11 to fulfill a lifelong dream of being a Special Agent. His initial assignment was at the field office in Washington DC, where he spent his first several years working violent crimes and investigating drug trafficking organizations. During that time, he also served on the office’s Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team collecting evidence in bodies of water all across the nation in support of FBI investigations. In 2008, he transferred to San Juan Puerto Rico, where he was assigned to a Counterterrorism squad. Ryan was also selected to serve on San Juan’s SWAT team. Ryan was promoted a short time later, in 2009, and returned to the DC area to serve as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterterrorism Division where he managed several Counterterrorism operations. In 2012, SSA Pardee was transferred to the newly reorganized Cyber Division to manage Cyber National Security investigations and later to manage international cyber operations. In 2014, Ryan was promoted to Field Supervisor in the Oakland office of the San Francisco Division, where he has supervised both an intelligence squad, and currently the San Francisco Cyber Fusion Cell.

San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
16th Floor | Room 1654
San Jose, Ca. 95113

Tickets / Registration:
$25.00 Registration
$ 0.00  Guest
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Event Parking:
Parking is accessed from 5th street (the parking garage is underground)  validation is provided for the attendees.

November 2016 Chapter Meeting


Civil Liberties on the Internet

November Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2016
11:45am – 12:00pm – Check-in12:00pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

Please join us for the Silicon Valley ARMA November chapter meeting and our very special guest, Shahid Buttar from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Shahid will provide an introduction to the EFF, a non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco. He’ll share some reflections on the 2013 Snowden revelations, the more recent controversy pitting Apple against the FBI to defend encryption, and reforms since then in Santa Clara county that help enhance transparency in the context of surveillance by local police. He’ll also facilitate an interactive discussion about the public dimensions of privacy, and the variety of rights that it, in turn, facilitates. Come learn more about threats to the Internet and freedom of thought, what EFF is doing to intervene, and how you can take action to help defend your rights online.

About the Speaker


Shahid leads EFF’s grassroots and student outreach efforts. He’s a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.

From 2009 to 2015, he led the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director. After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2003, where he grew immersed in the movement to stop the war in Iraq, Shahid worked for a decade in Washington, D.C. He first worked in private practice for a large California-based law firm, with public interest litigation projects advancing campaign finance reform, and marriage equality for same-sex couples as early as 2004, when LGBT rights remained politically marginal. From 2005 to 2008, he helped build a national progressive legal network and managed the communications team at the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy, and in 2008 and 2009 he founded the program to combat racial & religious profiling at Muslim Advocates.

951 SanDisk Drive
Bldg 2
Milpitas, Milpitas 95035
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Tickets / Registration:
$25.00 Registration
$  0.00  Guest
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Our Meeting is graciously hosted by:

October 2016


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November Chapter Meeting

Our November chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 11:30am.  Topic for the Nov. meeting will be Civil Liberties on the Internet with our Guest Speaker: Shahid Buttar from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Mark your calendar!  Details to follow

Holiday Toy Drive

Bring an new unwrapped toy to our November chapter meeting and help brighten the holiday season for local families.

Upcoming Events:

ARMA Golden Gate Chapter Meeting 10/21/2016
Risk & Reward: 5 Critical Questions Migrating to Office 365

ARMA Mt. Diablo Chapter Meeting 10/27/2016
Fall Kick-Off Meeting

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