The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has confirmed the international public speaker, author and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics – Ivana Bartoletti as the first keynote for its IRMS Conference 2020, which this takes place 17th – 19th May 2020, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and focuses on – Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation.

As the Head of Privacy and Data Protection at the professional services company – Gemserv – Ivana Bartoletti helps businesses with their privacy by design programmes, especially in relation to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology. Ivana is also an author and her book focusing on technology and ethics is soon to be published by Indigo Press. At the IRMS Conference 2020, Ivana will address privacy and ethics in the age of big data and algorithms, covering topics including data analytics, the regulatory landscape and artificial intelligence (AI) principles and guidelines, looking at how they can be translated into practice.

Chair of the IRMS, Scott Sammons, states: “The IRMS Conference is the annual event for information and records management professionals working in the UK public and private sectors. Ivana’s experience working for the NHS, Barclays, Sky and now Gemserv, coupled with her knowledge of the latest technologies that our members are grappling with will be invaluable, as we look at the applications, opportunities and challenges presented, particularly by machine learning and AI.”

Ivana leads the Women Leading in AI network which encourages women to shape the debate around the use and norms of AI and big data. Earlier this year, Ivana was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Cyber Security Awards 2019, in recognition of her growing reputation as an advocate of equality, privacy and ethics at the heart of tech and AI. “I am honoured to be invited to present at the IRMS Conference,” comments Ivana. “The theme of information and data being at the heart of the organisation could not be more pertinent for the year ahead.”

The IRMS Conference 2020 takes place 17th 19th May 2020 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Registration for IRMS Conference 2020 is open now: www.irmsconference.org.uk.