Skills of the modern corporate information professional

Wednesday 3 July, 16.10

Room 1.219

Recruiting knowledge and information professionals

Richard will talk about his experiences of recruiting knowledge and information professionals into his current and previous teams; what impresses (and what doesn’t).

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.


Speaking to employers

Simon will give a brief presentation of his experiences of speaking to employers followed by a panel discussion.

Simon Burton, Managing Director CB Resourcing

Simon is the President of SLA Europe as well as Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, the leading knowledge & information management recruitment business. Simon leads on senior research & analysis engagements as well as specialist searches with information providers and industry Analyst houses.Simon’s work with SLA Europe includes working with commercial partners as well as the 2019 Presidency. SLA Europe is the European Chapter of SLA the global information industry association .

 information industry association

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.