Past Events


October 2000
Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley Presented
 A Dialogue with the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit  

What we learned: The proper procedures used by law enforcement officers to detect and gather compute crime evidence and ways to safeguard data and systems. We were also updated on
New York State computer crime laws and the latest trends in computer and technology crime.  

April 2000
Capital Region ARMA  Tech Valley Chapter Presented
 Electronic Signatures & Records Act (ESRA):  Unleashing the Potential of Electronic Commerce


What we learned:  This presentation discussed ESRA's components, recent progress in implementing the act, and its likely impact on records and information managers in the public and private sector.  Program was presented by Alan S. Kowlowitz, a Program Technology Analyst with the New York State Office of Technology (OFT). He is a member of the Electronic Signatures and Records Act (ESRA) Team. ESRA provides that "signatures" made via electronic means will be legally binding just as hand-written signatures now are. The law also enhances and clarifies the authority of government to create and retain electronic records.

January 2000
Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley presented Leveraging Knowledge for a Competitive Advantage:
 A Practical Approach to Knowledge Management (KM) and the Role of the Records Manager


WHAT WE LEARNED:  Why KM is much more than document management or document imaging repackaged.  How to outline a step-by-step guide to implementing your own initiative.  Critical roles for records managers in content management.  Success factors and some of the pitfalls to avoid when undertaking your own project.  
 Presented by Stephen Goodfellow, President & CEO of Access Systems, Inc.

December 1999
Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley presented
Using Spatial Data for Business Advantage
Covered were these topics:  What is spatial data? Concepts, vocabulary and management issues relating to spatial data.  Internet and e-commerce applications of demographic information.  What is a Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it is used to address business needs.  And uses of spatial data to improve business processes, develop new markets, reduce risk, and manage assets. Program presented by MapInfo.
December 1, 1999 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free For ARMA/AIIM Members, $5 Non-Members

September 1999
Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley Chapter Presented
Privacy vs. Freedom of Information: A Conversation with Bob Freeman
Is there privacy on the Internet? Are data protection principles present in cyberspace? 
Presented by Bob Freeman, an attorney since 1976 and Executive Director of the
New York State Committee on Open Government

June 1999
 Capital Region ARMA – Tech Valley Chapter
 Data Warehousing Learn to Mine Your Own Business
 Presented by Doug Friedman of NCR Corporation
 Tuesday, June 22nd,
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 PM, Italian-American Center, 257 Washington Avenue Ext. – Albany, NY 12205
 Topics featured in our program:  What is Data Warehousing?  Differences between your current database & a data warehouse?  What is an Object Oriented Data Warehouse?  Data Warehousing and the role of the Records Manager?

May 1999
 Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley Chapter
 "A Tour of the Prudential Health Care’s Claims Processing Operation"
 Friday, May 7th, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
 15 Columbia Circle Albany, NY
 Prudential Health Care, which processes 100,000 medical insurance claims a week, offered an outstanding example of a large document-processing operation right here in the Capital region.

January 1999
Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley Chapter
 "Post New Year Get Together"
 Thursday, January 28th, 1999 4 PM - 6 PM, Calaway Grill, 661 Albany-Shaker Rd., (across from Desmond Hotel)
 The Officers and Board of Directors, cordially invited you to join them for a post holiday get together to celebrate the new year and a new beginning for the Capital Region ARMA Tech Valley Chapter.
 Special guest speaker for this event was:  Ms. Lyn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.