Truth or Dare: Can You Prove Compliance?

February 24, 2016 @ 10:30 pm – February 25, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Rivers Club
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St #411, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Deborah Karafinski
This month’s topic will be

Truth or Dare: Can You Prove Compliance?

Recent research shows that while 87 percent of organizations have formal RIM programs, only 8 percent measure compliance, and only a paltry 7 percent of total employees are engaged in these RIM systems. A framework of basic RIM risk controls (that is, anticipated activities based on policy) can help set expectations across your enterprise and provide a means by which you and your business units can evaluate performance and plan for remediation. Once measured, performance can be benchmarked against your business’s goals or even against the performance of other organizations. The old adage of “what gets measured is what gets done” holds especially true when considering the financial, legal and security risks of the explosive volumes of information being created each and every day across your enterprise. As a result, controlling and managing information has become more complex and requires more than a standard RIM staff to police compliance activities in accordance with the needs of your customers, regulators and shareholders. This session provides a blueprint for managing such a complicated web of information.

A companion Practical Guide to a RIM Risk and Controls Framework with a set of pre-defined controls and rankings will be made available for attendees.

Attendees will explore:

  • How to institutionalize a RIM “risk and controls framework” that includes timing, roles and responsibilities
  • How to assign ratings to performance
  • The value of benchmarking results

Chris Whitaker, PhD, MBA is a Senior Advisor in Iron Mountain’s Professional Services organization. He has been in Document Management/Records and Information Management for over 20 years working for companies such as Iron Mountain Consulting and Xerox Corporation. He has partnered with numerous global organizations to mitigate risk and reduce costs for managing information through the development and implementation of best practice RIM programs. His work in this area spans multiple industries, including Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail and Life Sciences. Chris holds an MBA from Mercer University in Atlanta and a PhD from Northcentral University. He is a current member of ARMA in the Virginia area. Chris can be reached at or 804-929-2127.

Dr. Chris Whitaker

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services, providing solutions for records management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit for more information.

Learn how to prove compliance with your records policies and processes.

We hope you will join us.

RSVP no later than Friday, February 20, at 12:00 p.m. to You can select dinner entree menu options in RSVP or payment option below for

  • Spice Rubbed Skirt Steak with Mushroom Demi-glace,
  • Chicken Parmesan”>Chicken Parmesan,
  • Pasta Primavera with Pesto Cream Sauce.

Member Cost: $35
Guest Cost: $35
Cash bar available

NOTE: You will be billed for the full dinner cost for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event.

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