Skills of the modern corporate information professional

Wednesday 3 July


Richard Gaston, Head of Knowledge & Research, Addleshaw Goddard

Richard is responsible for shaping and delivering the Firm’s KM Strategy for the benefit of both our clients and colleagues.  He is passionate believer in the power of collaboration to deliver transformational (and profitable) change through effective Knowledge Management, and in using a consultative approach to apply innovative KM approaches and tools to deliver value.  As a career knowledge and information professional, he has worked across the public and private sectors.


Simon Burton, CB Resourcing


Skills of the modern corporate information professional

This presentation will cover the changing nature of the skills required of the modern corporate information professional; the importance of aligning with business priorities; and the importance of horizon scanning, in order to stay relevant.

Sally Connor, Senior Analyst – EMEIA Financial Services, EY

Sally Connor is a senior analyst at EY, working on projects that inform strategic decisions for leadership and analysing the impact of trends in Financial Services. She has worked on projects around the future of Audit, benchmarking the finance function in banks, and sizing the market potential for the firm in Europe. Prior to joining EY, Sally launched and led a Knowledge team in a boutique consulting business and spent six years working in the M&A team at PwC, where she focused on international deal origination and business development. She is passionate about finding stories in data and the impact of her work has been diverse, producing analysis that has directly impacted large audit wins and helped construct arguments that have been used during regulatory conversations.

Chair: Alex Pooley, Chair – Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group

Alex is a Chartered Librarian who has been working in large, international law firms since 2008. Alex joined the Commercial Legal, and Scientific Information (CLSIG) committee in 2016, and became the Chair of CLSIG in March 2017.