Welcome to our free video series

We find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, a situation that has changed almost everything about the way we live and the way we do business. As our jobs, lifestyles and even our finances change, other, invisible changes are taking place, including some that we may not notice for some time – for example, what is the damage being done to our data?

Workforces have been sent home, in a hurry and with little time to prep. As a result, we can expect more data problems. We know that confidentiality will be affected, as people work from home on insecure networks. Integrity will be challenged as less oversight leads to more mistakes and malpractice. And availability will be impacted, as people work offline, or use unapproved systems to store or share information.

Over the series, Rachael consults a range of industry and government commentators, to uncover the issues businesses should look out for, and the ways to mitigate risks to data and compliance obligations arising from the pandemic and downturn.

The host

Rachael Greaves (CIP, CISA, CISM) is an industry expert in information and records compliance, control and security, with over 13 years’ experience with government. She will lead and facilitate our sessions.


Explore the sessions below by stream. Click on the link in each speaker’s tab to view on demand, or see details for the upcoming webinar:

Records Stream

Kate Fuelling is a Digital Excellence Consultant, and author of Digital By Design. With a background in records management, project management and process improvement, Kate works with small-medium sized organisations to help them get out of their own way when it comes to records, information and systems. Kate has some prescient insights on how pandemic disruption might affect the way we control records. 

Click here to watch the recording of Kate’s session online.

Anne Cornish, MRIM is the General Manager of Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA). As a records manager for nearly 40 years, Anne has a wealth of both knowledge and experience. We will be discussing how records compliance has been affected by disruption in the past, and what that might mean for our future. 

Click here to watch the recording of Anne’s session online.

Kylie Good is the Principal Appraisal Archivist at Queensland State Archives, and has been a senior advisor for over 13 years. She recently participated in an innovation sprint to reimagine the future of recordkeeping with the QUT Chair in Digital Economy. We will be discussing options for the whole of government approach to responding to the current disruption. 

Click here to watch the recording of Kylie’s session online.

Strategy Stream

Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association, a non-profit industry member body focused on accelerating adoption of RegTech solutions that solve the greatest regulatory and compliance challenges. She is one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence for 2019, and has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive. We will be discussing trends in regulatory technology as the market responds to the urgent need for automation and AI. 

Click here to watch the recording of Deborah’s session online.

Andrew Barr is Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, and also holds the portfolios of Treasurer, Minister for Social Inclusion and Equality, Minister for Tourism and Special Events, and Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment. We will be discussing the opportunities arising from the current disruption to grow our knowledge economy. 

Click here to watch the recording of Andrew’s session online.

Petr Adamek is the CEO of the Canberra Innovation Network. He is an innovation and entrepreneurship expert with over 25 years of international experience in building innovation ecosystems and helping companies grow. Petr is originally from the Czech Republic, where he established Regional Innovation Forum in 2008. From 2010 to 2015 Petr lived and worked in New Zealand, including managing a business incubator with its integrated coworking space.  Canberra Innovation Network delivers programs for entrepreneurs and operates a community focused coworking space in Canberra, Australia. We will be discussing the key information governance considerations that startups have to take as they rush to address the new ways of working.

Click here to watch the recording of Petr’s session online.

Dr. James Muecke, AM is an ophthalmologist and the 2020 Australian of the Year. He is an eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer, and Dr Muecke co-founded Sight For All, a social impact organisation which creates low-cost programs to fight blindness through research, education and infrastructure. We will be discussing the impact of the pandemic on global dietary health, and the importance of data to address the issue of sugar consumption and Type 2 diabetes. 

Click here to watch the recording of James’s session online.

Security Stream

Alasdair Gordon is CEO of Shearwater. He spent much of his career working in national security for the Australian Government, and was appointed in July 2019 to head a Government Review into vetting. He recently presented his Report to Government. We will be discussing the challenges posed by the pandemic for the security of that high-risk information that we have to collect, but can’t afford to compromise. 

Click here to watch the recording of Alasdair’s session online.

Brett Lovegrove retired as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008, and is today the Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) covering the UK and Australia;  Chairman of Paratum (Counter Terrorism Engineering); Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce; Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and sits on the London Board of Crimestoppers.  He is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. We will be discussing how crimefighting is being impacted by information decentralisation. 

Click here to watch the recording of Brett’s session online. 

Linda Cavanagh is the AustCyber National Network Lead, and Manager of the Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node. AustCyber is a growth network for Australian cyber companies, and coordinates collaboration between industry, government and research organisations. Linda had 22 years’ experience in the Police before moving into security policy and governance, and now into the innovation space. We will be discussing how Australian companies are innovating in the information security space in response to the pandemic.

Stand by for Linda’s video from May 12th.

Dan Morland is a strategic communications expert, and is currently the regional manager for Project Associates in Africa. She has extensive experience in crisis communications across the world for government, political figures and large companies. Dan has a BA (Dean’s Honour List) in Political Science from McGill University, and holds an MSc in International Relations and Middle Eastern Foreign Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. We will be discussing strategic approaches to information as part of crisis communications, and how to identify which information should and should not be shared in a period of business disruption.

Click here to watch the recording of Dan’s session online.

Discovery Stream

Louise West has over 13 years’ experience working with large public sector departments including UK’s Home Office, MoJ, Police and Defence, as well as prime contractors including Serco, BAE Systems, Leidos and Babcock. We will be discussing the challenges seen in large agencies and companies in finding and understanding data, and how this is exacerbated by decentralised work. 

Click here to watch the recording of Louise’s session online.

Dr. Lukose is currently the Information Management Officer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of integrated digital repositories for the Court. This responsibility involves the execution of the IM Strategy that covers both administrative and judicial areas of the Court. We will be discussing digital culture in judicial areas, and how it is being affected by the disruption. 

Click here to watch the recording of Jones’s session online.

Dr Liz Ratnam currently holds a Future Engineering Research Leader (FERL) Fellowship from the Australian National University (ANU) and she joined the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at ANU as a research fellow and lecturer in 2018. Her research interests are in developing new paradigms to control distribution networks with a strong focus on creating a resilient carbon neutral power grid. We will be discussing what the pandemic means for energy and the environment, and how information can be used right now to take advantage of the disruption to move towards a carbon neutral grid. 

Click here to watch the recording of Liz’s session online.

Audit Stream

Colin Gniel is the Federal Director and head of the ACT Branch for Microsoft. He is  focused on the delivery of Enterprise solutions to the Public Sector, and has extensive experience in this space. We will be discussing the challenges government is likely to experience with the integrity of their records as they rapidly adopt technologies like Microsoft Teams, and what the solutions look like for maintaining effective audit control. 

Click here to watch the recording of Colin’s session online.

Peter Bertacco has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having been a trusted advisor and member of senior leadership teams within investment, retail & commercial banking and within funds and wealth management. We will be discussing banking remediation, and how its progress and practices have been affected by coronavirus. 

Click here to watch the recording of Peter’s session online.

Professor Lexing Xie leads the ANU Computational Media Lab, which focuses on computational problems for understanding online media and their interactions with and among humans. ANU School of Philosophy Professor Seth Lazar is the Project Lead for the Humanising Machine Intelligence project. This initiative addresses morality, law and politics of data and AI. We will be discussing the ethical implications of machine intelligence in the pandemic, and the kinds of evidentiary data that organisations should be capturing and analysing from their own AI initiatives.

Click here to watch the recording of Lexing and Seth’s session online

The full calendar

RECORDS     May 5th

SECURITY     May 7th

  SECURITY    May 12th

SECURITY    May 14th

        AUDIT     May 19th

STRATEGY    May 21st

RECORDS    May 26th

AUDIT    May 29th

STRATEGY    June 3rd

RECORDS    June 4th

AUDIT    June 9th

    STRATEGY    June 16th

SECURITY    June 18th

STRATEGY    June 23rd

DISCOVERY    June 23rd

DISCOVERY    June 25th

DISCOVERY    June 30th

11AM – Kate Fuelling: Accidentally Agile – how the disruption can trick us into better practices going forward

4PM – Brett Lovegrove: Crimefighting – how we can make sure decentralised information is still useful and usable

11AM – Linda Cavanagh: Innovators – how infosec ingenuity is speeding up, and how we can keep the momentum

11AM – Alasdair Gordon: To the four winds – high-risk data in a decentralised workforce

11AM – Professors Lexing Xie and Seth Lazar – Ethics in a crisis: contact tracing and other information risks

11AM – Dr. James Muecke: Public health data – what can we do to leverage new datasets emerging right now?

11AM – Anne Cornish: The more things change – previous disruptions and the lessons we can learn

10:30 AM – Peter Bertacco: Remediation and regulation – how will the pandemic affect banking audit and reform?

11AM – Andrew Barr: Knowledge economy: – how can we turn the crisis into an opportunity for growth?

11AM – Kylie Good: Leading from the front – how will lead agencies show the way for records control?

4PM – Colin Gniel: Integrity and control – how can we protect our important information right now?

11AM – Deborah Young: RegTech Trends – what is happening with automation and AI in response to COVID? 

4PM – Danielle Morland: Crisis communications – what information to share and what to protect in a disruption

11AM – Petr Adamek: Hastening slowly – what key information governance opportunistic startups need right now

4PM – Dr. Jones Lukose: Chaos in the courts – how will  increasingly chaotic data affect the judiciary?

4PM – Louise West: Data tsunami – how can we keep accuracy with so much data coming, so fast?

11AM – Dr. Elizabeth Ratnam: Using that data – how we can use emerging information to plan for the future