Information Proficiency Announced as Finalist - Most Impactful Social Benefit - WAITTA 2017

The WAITTA INCITE Awards showcases ICT innovation and excellence across 10 awards - recognising individual achievement, product innovation and project excellence. The program provides opportunities to both the companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the industry to be recognised and celebrated.   On Friday the 16th of June WAITTA Awards were announced.

Information Proficiency made it through all the stages to become a finalist. The submission for the award was under Most Impactful Social Benefit and for a project at DFES capturing content from the field during emergency incidents and feeding it live to Records Manager and the control room. This category had 5 finalists including us. Unfortunately we did not win the final award but we are proud to have made it to the finals.

We would like to offer our congratulations to all winners, including Global Live who won this category. The Balconi Smart Torch was developed by Global Live, is a handheld two-way video conference system is primarily developed for remote telehealth care. The newly developed technology provides most remote and disadvantaged communities access to medical specialists globally, with connection over Satellite, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.

The video for our nomination is available below:

 

IMGF2016 WA Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) on winning the WA Innovation Award at the IMGF2016. We are especially proud because we were involved. See below for information about the project:

The Problem 

  • How do we capture critical information as quickly as possible?
  • Information is low on the priority list during a disaster but critical for assessment later
  • Critical information would continue to be lost or delayed
  • Full assessment of disasters would never be possible

The Solution

  • HPE Records Manager
  • Deployment to all units beyond the records and administration teams
  • A solid month of training for staff has recently been conducted 
  • 29 field scanners purchased to allow for immediate capture

The Outcome

  • Field staff can focus on the job at hand knowing the information they will require later is being captured
  • Our staff were craving the ability to be enabled in the field
  • Now we’re able to react faster during disasters and use information previously not available for post event analysis 
  • The 2016 / 17 fire season will be our ultimate test

Have a look at the presentation below:

DFES IMGF2016 Presentation - A Strategic Asset

 

Proficiency Group wins 2014 Kofax Award


Pictured left to right: Reynolds C. Bish- Chief Executive Officer, Kofax; Alex White – Technical Director, Sigma Data Solutions; Lisa Read White – Director, Sigma Data Solutions; and Howard Dratler - Executive Vice President, Field Operations, Kofax

The Proficiency Group has been named Kofax’s Asia Pacific Partner of the year at Transform 2014, Kofax's annual customer and partner conference, which drew a record 750 attendees from 32 countries.

The Proficiency Group provide ICT Services within the fields of Business Process Management and Information Governance. Trading under the name Sigma Data Solutions the organisation provides solutions to improve business process efficiency, improved customer service, reduce processing costs and achieve regulatory compliance.

 The winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges comprised of Kofax executives and independent industry experts Sandy Kemsley of Kemsley Design, an independent analyst and application architect specializing in business process management and the social enterprise, and David Tyler, Editor of the UK's document and content management publication entitled Document Manager.

"These winners truly embody the theme of Transform 2014," said Grant Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer at Kofax. "They‘ve taken Kofax products and solutions and deployed them in innovative ways to increase responsiveness to customers, provide a higher level of service, gain competitive advantage and better manage and grow their businesses. We applaud every winner for putting action behind their vision."

2012 J Eddis Linton Awards for excellence in RIM Information Proficiency Most Outstanding Individual

This category is aimed at those RIM Professionals Australasia members who have achieved excellence in records and information management & contributed highly to the profession. This award can be self nominated or nominated by an independent person or group.

WINNER: Stephen Clarke, NZ

About the winner:

Stephen has made a significant and unique contribution to the codification of best practice and in the innovation of new RIM standards that extends the boundaries of common practice at a global level.

Stephen has contributed to many standards that provide the international environment for digital recordkeeping, e.g. as a member of the Experts’ Review Group for MoReq2 and by contributing to ADRI and CAARA publications. Stephen is the first RIM professional to have achieved the outstanding distinction of leading the development and publication of four ISO RIM standards in the same financial year (2010-11). The ISO process favours the development of standards where they are considered to contain work that is both relevant and useful to the international community and is most definitely a measure of competency and value.

Stephen has been an active and enthusiastic champion of RIM and has taken a leadership role within the NZ RIM community by instituting initiatives such as the EDRMS Interest Group and serving as a representative on range of professional bodies such as the NZ National Digital Forum Board and Government Information Group.

J Eddis Linton Award Winners 2011

Named after J Eddis Linton, one of the founders of RIM Professionals Australasia, the J Eddis Linton Awards, celebrate his outstanding contribution to records management across three categories, individual group and student.

Information Proficiency Outstanding Individual Award

This category is sponsored by Information Proficiency and is aimed at those RIM Professionals Australasia members who have achieved excellence in records and information management & contributed highly to the profession. This award can be self nominated or nominated by an independent person or group.

Six nominations were received this year.

Having considered all of the nominations the judging committee came to the decision that every one of the nominees have influenced their workplaces and demonstrated a strong, long term commitment to the records and information management industry and the association. All of the nominees scored equally in this area.

It was not felt that any of the nominees had demonstrated an outstanding level of excellence in best practice or innovation (ie new thinking, inventiveness) and whilst they were all worthy of recognition for their ongoing commitment no one stood out against the others for their efforts.

Therefore to be fair to all nominees the Individual category will not be awarded this year.

J Eddis Linton Awards Presentations 2010

Named after J Eddis Linton, one of the founders of the RMAA, the J Eddis Linton Awards, celebrate his outstanding contribution to records management across three categories, individual group and student.

Information Proficiency – Outstanding Individual Award

This category is sponsored by Information Proficiency and is aimed at those RMAA members who have achieved excellence in records and information management & contributed highly to the profession. This award can be self nominated or nominated by an independent person or group.

Finalists

  • Keith Smithers – for his work in and promotion of records in NSW local government on behalf of the RMAA
  • Nancy Taia – for her work in and promotion of records in Queensland local government particularly at Logan City Council
  • Matt O’Mara – for his work in and promotion of records within NZ and internationally
  • Greg Navin – for his work in NSW local government including on the City of Ryde’s E-TRIM case management solution, and presentations on numerous records related topics

Winner – Matt O’Mara

Matt has over 20 years experience in information management. During this time Matt has made a considerable effort to share the knowledge and experience he has gained with colleagues. He has achieved this by presenting at numerous conferences (this includes presentations in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore) and talking to organisations about various information management endeavours.

During Matt’s career he has worked in all aspects of information management. Roles have included project managing EDRMS implementations through to managing corporate wide strategic information management programmes and leading business transformation.

Matt is also an adjunct faculty member at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand for the information and library studies courses and has been a guest lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington on the Master of Library and Information Studies course.

He has written a number of articles on information management, served on advisory bodies and has been approached by a number of organisations for his advice and guidance. Advisory groups have included representing local government on the Archives New Zealand Recordkeeping Metadata Standard Advisory Group and the user panel for the Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records (MoReq) International Specification.

Matt has made a substantial contribution to progressing information management within not just Wellington City Council but also nationally in his work on the board of the Association of Local Government Information Management Inc (ALGIM). He has also for the last three years organised a local government records symposium to share knowledge and information – this was the first forum specifically for local government information management of its kind in New Zealand and has proved highly successful. Matt has led the development of a web-based expert system providing information and knowledge management tools and subject matter expertise on behalf of ALGIM. This will be made available to local government entities in New Zealand and overseas.

Matt’s achievements in his current role at Wellington City Council have included substantially increasing staff engagement; pioneering the use of online learning to support the introduction of an EDRMS; transforming business processes through the innovative use of GIS; developing new services such as a training course run by our Corporate Library in online and database search strategies; being involved in running our leaders forum and improvements to the way they articulate their services to customers. Matt’s nomination demonstrated not only his passion for information management but his generosity in sharing knowledge.

The Linton Awards Committee chose Matt’s nomination because of his ongoing work and influences in records and information management both locally and in an international context.