We are pleased to have the following speakers present at this year’s symposium:


David Loukidelis | David Loukidelis QC Law Corporation | “The Duty to Document, Government Openness & Archives—How Can Governments Keep the Tail From Wagging the Dog?” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

David was British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1999-2010 and Registrar of Lobbyists from 2003-2010. As Information and Privacy Commissioner, David was responsible for enforcement of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act. In 2003, he established British Columbia’s Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists and in that role enforced the Lobbyists Registration Act.

David became British Columbia’s Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice in January of 2010 and in December 2012 was appointed to head the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board, Alberta’s independent civilian oversight authority for police disciplinary matters.

From 2013-2018, David also served as Commissioner Ad Hoc for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, providing independent oversight of their compliance with the Privacy Act (Canada) and Access to Information Act (Canada).

David continues to advise clients across Canada and abroad on privacy, access to information, lobbying, government ethics and other public law matters. His expertise in these areas dates back almost 30 years, soon after he started practising law in Vancouver in 1988.

David has taught privacy and freedom of information law for many years, having taught it in the law faculties of the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University. He has also taught the law of restitution at the University of British Columbia’s law faculty and environmental law at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.

David has graduate degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

David was appointed Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia in 2010.

Normand Charbonneau | Deputy Librarian and Archivist of Canada | “Preserving Inventiveness and Entrepreneurship in the Machinery of Modern Organizations” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Normand Charbonneau is Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operation Officer at Library and Archives Canada since April 2015. He was Québec provincial archivist from 2012 to 2015. He taught at the Université du Québec in Montréal, and at Université Laval in Quebec City. He was also actively involved in the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), the Association internationale des archivistes francophones (AIAF). He is presently Vice President at the International Council on archives (ICA).

Proscovia Svärd | Mid Sweden University | “People’s Awareness of the Swedish Freedom of Information Access Act and the Public Sector Information Directive—A Pilot Study” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Proscovia Svärd is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Mid Sweden University and she is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa. She was between 2016-2017 a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Post-graduate Studies, University of South Africa. She has worked as an Archivist at the Nordic Africa Research Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, Research Administrator for the Program on Post-Conflict Transition, the State and Civil Society, Project-Co-ordinator for a Nordic Documentation Project on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa (www.liberationafrica.se). She completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She has a Licentiate Degree in Computer and Systems Sciences, BA and MA in Archives and Information Science from Mid Sweden University, Sweden and a BSc in Media and Information Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include; enterprise content management, records management, information culture, e-government development, public sector information (PSI), long-term preservation of digital information, truth and reconciliation commissions and their documentation processes, the role of archives in enhancing accountability and transparency in government institutions, information access and the link to democracy and development.  She is the author of a recently published book by Elsevier entitled “Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development. Information about the book is available on the Internet.

Elvis Otobo | Caleb University | “Impact of Policy Matters in Archive Management in Nigeria” | Abstract

Amb. Otobo Elvis is the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos and former lead Consultant and CEO of Dorato Global Services Ltd, a consultancy firm combining archives, records and information management with leadership development.  Dorato is also the African representative of Onesystems Europe – computer applications software for archives and records management.

He is a coach, trainer, facilitator and public speaker who have delivered trainings within Nigeria and across Europe. He is a Trained Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge and Certified LPI Coach working with Leadership Practices Inventory. He is a fellow of the Unicarribean Business School and Nigeria’s First Business Archivist. He has designed courses in the field of archives, records and information management which have received international endorsement.  

Elvis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Benin; Master’s degree in Archives, Records and Information Management (MARIM) from the University of Ibadan. He is currently pursuing his PhD studies in records and information management at Babcock University.

He is a member of the International Council on Archives (ICA), ARMA International; International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Society of American Archivists (SAA), Society of Nigerian Archivists (SNA), PAC-NLA as well as  President – Records and Archives Management Professionals (RAMP).

He is an Editorial/Reviewers’ Board member of the Covenant Journal of Library and Information Science of Covenant University, Otta; Nigeria and member of the Planning Committee of the first international conference on innovation and knowledge management ICIKM, Babcock University, Ilishan, Nigeria.

As an academic, he contributes to the body of knowledge as a part time lecturer at Caleb Business School, Magodo and Lascofed Training and Development Centre, Lagos respectively.

His awards include Fellow of the Unicarribean Business School; the 2015 New Professional award from the International Council on Archives and Ambassadorial award from the International Leadership Forum, 2018 and several commendation letters for his contributions to various committee and projects.

He is happily married to Bridget Otobo and the union is blessed with children.

Malcolm Todd | National Archives | “UK Approach to GDPR Concept ‘Archiving in the Public Interest'” | Presentation Slides

Malcolm Todd has worked at The National Archives for almost 20 years, as a digital records specialist, manager of aspects of TNA’s archives sector leadership role from 2011 and more recently as Head of Policy.

The policy brief manages the linkages from central archival policy outward to a broader information space.  The core responsibilities relate to the UK public records system, the archives sector more widely under the Historical Manuscripts Commission warrant and strategic leadership in England, the management of the Crown’s copyright, responsibilities for publishing statute law and the re-use of Public Sector Information.  He has led four sets of UK secondary legislation (including the implementation of a 20 year archival rule) and an EU negotiation on the re-use of PSI.

He is an alumnus of Oxford and Northumbria Universities, has collaborated with national and international standards bodies and research projects, co-chairing the policy group within the second phase of the InterPARES Project based at UBC. He has had peer-reviewed articles published by the Association Canadian of Archivists, Kluwer (Archival Science), Society of American Archivists, and the Marburger Archivschule.

John Roberts | Archives of Ontario | “Records, Archives, and Policy” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

John Roberts is the Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services since September 2015.

He has over twenty-five years of experience ranging from operational, policy and senior leadership roles to government information management and digital government initiatives, in both the New Zealand and Ontario public services.

His extensive knowledge of information management and privacy protection has contributed to his numerous achievements, which include: successfully creating and leading the policy design and implementation of new public recordkeeping legislation in New Zealand; supporting major organisational change in the New Zealand public sector; and leading strategic engagement with New Zealand state sector agencies to improve information and privacy management. Since arriving in Ontario he has overseen the development of the OPS Recordkeeping, Access and Privacy Transformation Strategy, the Archives of Ontario’s successful Ontario 150 commemoration program, and been part of multi-ministry leadership on enterprise data integration work.

His enthusiasm for archives and recordkeeping, and his passion for improving public service through customer-centred information management, began during a student internship position at Archives New Zealand while completing an MA in medieval German at Victoria University of Wellington.

John has also held leadership roles in a number of professional associations, has been active in international initiatives, and has published and presented internationally. He holds an MA from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Masters in Information Management and Systems from Monash University in Australia.

Lluís Casellas | City of Girona Archives, Spain | “Trustful e-Services in the Government-to-Government Context” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Lluís-Esteve CASELLAS is the Head of Department of Records Management and also the Data Protection Officer of the City Council of Girona. He is a collaborator of the InterPARES TRUST Project, of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), member of Expert Group on Appraisal of the International Council of Archives (ICA) and member of Ad Honorem Committee of RADI (Network of Ibero-American Diplomatic Archives).

He has been member of the National Commission of Catalonia on Records Access and Appraisal (CNAATD, 2001-2015), coordinator of its Working Group on Appraisal for the Municipal Records, and member of CTN50/SC1 of Spanish Agency of Normalisation (AENOR, 2006-2010). He have participated in university training mainly at the ESAGED (High School of Archives and Records Management, of Autonomous University of Barcelona), International University of Andalucía, propagation meetings, working groups and projects, such as Latin American Forum of Appraisal Records (FIED-ICA), or the Catalonia TEAM of InterPARES-3, and collaborated at MoReq2 revision and the Vital Records Project (ICA), among others.

He has published over one hundred works on those subjects and also on Archaeology and History, the last ones about Open Data, Appraisal, Transparency and Data Management from a Records Management point of view.

Jenny Bunn | University College London | “Defining Lines: Evolution of the Archive Collection Policy in the UK Context” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Jenny Bunn is a Lecturer at University College London (UCL). Having worked as an archivist in a variety of institutions including the Royal Bank of Scotland and The National Archives, she now acts as the Programme Director for UCL’s MA in Archives and Records Management. Both her research and teaching is concerned with shaping her profession’s response to and engagement with technology. She is a past Editor of Archives and Records and the current Chair of the Archives and Records Association’s Section for Archives and Technology.

Sebastien Soyez | National Archives of Belgium | “Policies: The Missing Link. How to feel the gap between Regulations/Standards & Guidelines/Best practices?” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Education Specialized Master in Information & Communication Sciences & Technologies (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2000) Master Degree in History and a Teaching Qualification Degree (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1998).

Function(s) From 1999-2000 & since 2006: archivist / record manager (Digital Curation Adviser) at the State Archives Belgium (Digital Preservation & Access Unit) From 2000-2006: manager & administrator of research programmes at the Belgium Science Policy Office

Tasks Intern (State Archives): Manager of the Records Management Strategy & Policy ; Supervisor of the Digital Transfer & Archiving of federal public archives

Extern (Public services): Control the proper management and preservation of digital documents produced by the public authorities (directives and recommendations, audits, trainings sessions for civil servants) Acting as an advisory body for the organization of records management within public institutions under the legal supervision.

Promotor of several research projects (national & international): HECTOR = analysing the digital transition (www.hector-project.be) PROMISE = strategy & policy of the Belgian Web Archiving https://www.kbr.be/en/promise- project), Collaborator of the InterPARES project “I-Trust” (University of British Columbia, Canada),

Coordinator of the teaching degree in Digital Information Management (www.docsafe.info) Country manager-Belgium for the Archival Portal Europe (www.archivesportaleurope.net)

Camille Callison | University of Manitoba | “Honouring Indigenous Voices and Relationship—Indigenized Archival Praxis” | Presentation Slides

Camille Callison, Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan of the Tahltan Nation, is the Learning & Organizational Development Librarian and a PhD student (Anthropology) at the University of Manitoba. Camille is Past Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee and a Copyright Committee member of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB). She chaired the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee and is an Indigenous Partner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce. Camille is a member of IFLA Indigenous Matters Section Standing Committee and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Memory of the World Committee and Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information.

Basma Makhlouf Shabou | Haute École de Gestion, Geneva, Switzerland | “Information Governance Policy for Corporate Information Assets: From Conception to Implementation” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Dr. Basma Makhlouf Shabou has been Professor of Archival Science at the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG) of University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HEG, HES SO) since September 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Studies and a Postgraduate degree in Records Management followed by a doctoral research that she conducted at the University of Montreal (EBSI-UdeM). She is also involved in several international organizations, such as the PIAF and the CIA. She is active as researcher in several international research projects and groups (InterPARES, RIC, GREGI, GIRA, etc.). Her research, lectures and publications focus on archival appraisal, information quality measurement, access and accessibility to public data, and the issue of information governance. She is also interested in research data management and is responsible for the training, consulting and teaching for DLCM project.

Gustavo Castaner | European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels, Belgium | “Information Management Strategy at the EEAS, Promoting Information Governance Within an International Organization” | Abstract | Presentation Slides

Gustavo Castaner is a Catalan professional archivist and records manager. He currently works as Head of Information  and Document Management Sector at the European External Action Service (Brussels). Previous positions include Archivist at the National Archives of Catalonia (Sant Cugat del Valles-Barcelona), Head of Information Section at the General Administration Archives (Alcala de Henares-Madrid), Technical Director at the Intermediate Military Archives of Barcelona, Archivist at the Historical Archives of the European Commission (Brussels), Information Management Officer at the Archives and Records Management Section of the United Nations (New York), Archivist at the International Monetary Fund (Washington), Document Management Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Brussels) and Administrator at the Records Management and Central Archives unit of the Council of the European Union (Brussels). He has also been a lecturer on archives and information management at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is specially interested in archives of international organizations (http://goinginternationalinarchives.blogspot.be/), collection outreach, archival education and the use of archives to promote accountability and the defense of Human Rights. He is an active member of a number of archival professional associations, notably Archivists Without Borders. He is the Chair of the Section of International Organizations of the International Council on Archives since 2016.