In the Spotlight: Patricia Whatley

Company: University of Dundee

Job Title: Director, Centre for Archive & Information Studies

What attracted you to the IRMS Conference event?

The University of Dundee is a vendor at IRMS18 and will be pleased to tell delegates about our professional Records and Information Management courses, which include Single Course Study on particular subjects, such as GDPR, diplomas and Masters degrees by distance learning.

Where do you see the Information Record Management industry heading over the next few years?

I see the profession moving towards a greater focus on electronic and digital management.

When you think about the industry, what keeps you awake at night?

Protection of data and how to manage large electronic datasets.

If you have been to the IRMS Conference event before, what was your highlight?

Meeting potential students and contributing, through our courses, to the development of the profession

What do you feel is the most pressing pain point of end-users in the industry for 2018?

Management of Digital and e-records and GDPR in the 'fake news' era

Who has helped shape your career, and how?

My former colleagues in Archive and Records Management Services and all our students

If a time machine could take you anywhere for one day, when/where would you go?

I would go forward 100 years to the US and find out if Trump's influence was a lasting one

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