Time:  Networking – 6:00 PM, Dinner – 6:30 PM, Program – 7:30 PM

Location: Stonehouse Pasta & Pizza, 18701 N. Frederick Avenue, Rockville, MD 20879

Program: This presentation will provide an overview of the state-of the art research, best practices, and real-world examples of how the speed of innovation and technological change is significantly impacting policy and practice for information professionals.  Technologies that will be covered include social media, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and virtual reality.  The presentation will address both the challenges as well as opportunities of technological innovation and automation, and will conclude with thoughts on how RIM practitioners can leverage these technologies to  streamline business processes and create value-added efficiencies within their organizations.

Speaker:   Dr. Chad Doran is a Certified Records Manager with over 15 years of experience in the field of records and information management in the legal, research and development, and government sectors. Chad is currently the Enterprise Records and Information Manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD.  In this position, Chad is responsible for the governance and administration of the records and information management program for an organization of over 5,000 employees and over $1 billion in annual revenue.  Prior to that, Chad held the position of Chief Records Management Officer of the Arlington County Government, where he implemented the first ever County-wide records and information management program.  Chad began his career as a Records Specialist at K&L Gates, a law and lobbying firm in Washington DC in 2002.

Chad’s research focuses on the intersection between technology and policy in the federal, state and local government.  Chad’s background and experiences have led him to research a number of areas impacting information governance: social media; innovation; disruptive technologies;  artificial intelligence; cybersecurity; digital curation; information law and policy; information privacy; transparency and open data. 

Chad holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Information Management from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Maryland.  

Chad is the former President of the Greater Baltimore Maryland Chapter of ARMA International.  He currently serves on the board of the ARMA International Educational Foundation and is chair of the research committee.  

Holiday Food Collection: The chapter will be collecting non-perishable food items for donation to Manna Food Center. Your donations will help keep food pantries full for local residents during the upcoming holiday season.




House salad; choice of entree (meat lasagna, crab cake, chicken piccata, penne primavera); soft drinks, tea, coffee; cheesecake. A cash bar will be available.

Reservations Required: Please RSVP by 5:00 PM Monday, November 6, 2017, by responding to your on-line invitation or by visiting November Meeting Registration. No refunds for cancellations after Monday, November 6, 2017.

Cost: Online registration with credit card, $35 for ARMA members; $40 for non-members; and reduced rate for students with valid ID and applicable studies. For questions regarding registration and student rates, send message to the attention of Carol Agayoff at agayoffc@spectrumii.com. All registrations must be pre-paid. We cannot guarantee the availability of meals or seating for walk-ins. No credit cards will be taken at the door.

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