I am brimming with pride right now. On November 27, 2023, the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) debuted a new version of the Certified Information Professional (CIP) credential. On November 27, I also found out that I had earned my CIP!
In early October 2023, AIIM partnered with the AIIM Florida Chapter to host the AIIM Solutions Showcase & Strategy Summit in Tampa, Florida. This new event concept highlighted a local chapter and community while creating greater accessibility to AIIM's leadership and strategy. This terrific event was well attended and featured some great education. It emphasized the importance of knowledge sharing and relationship building in a community of practice. Here are my top takeaways from the event.
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In the U.S., President Joe Biden’s administration issued an executive order on artificial intelligence, which “establishes new standards for AI security.” The Executive Order issued on October 30, 2023 directs several actions designed to “protect Americans from the potential risks of AI systems.”
Governments around the world have started the arduous process of developing regulations and standards for artificial intelligence. In June 2023, AIIM formally responded to a request for comment from the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on AI accountability. According to the NTIA website, more than 1,400 responses were submitted. Information management is not an insular profession and it's most successful in an organization when it's focused outward on the needs of stakeholders and business outcomes. As such, AIIM's leadership strongly believes that we must take a strong, active stance on how AI tools use and produce information. AIIM believes it's vital that regulators develop flexible and practical guardrails for how information is treated during AI development and use. Guardrails will empower innovation, boost adoption, and ensure accountability.
Research Indicates Digital Transformation Has Stalled After we received the survey responses for the AIIM 2023 State of the Intelligent Information Management Industry Report, I spoke to the report’s authors, Dave Jones and Theresa Resek, about a concerning statistic. Enterprise digital transformation (DT) efforts have stalled. Dave later wrote in the report “over 65% of organizations have achieved significant successes with DT, but that still leaves at least a third who have not.”
In honor of Pride Month in June, I wanted to share some thoughts about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the information management industry.