Speaker Spotlight: Atle Skjekkeland

We’re delighted that CEO of Infotechtion, Atle Skjekkeland, will be hosting a keynote session at the Microsoft IM Tech 365 Summit on the 15th May!

The Future of Information Management with Machine Learning and AI

Atle’s keynote will share examples of how early AI adopters have leveraged Microsoft and 3rd party software to automate information management, and a roadmap for how to start the journey.

Atle’s top tips ahead of his session 

  • Given the fast-paced nature of the technology industry, how do you stay adaptable and foster innovation in risk management and compliance strategies? 
    Always try to learn and keep an open mind. Read as much as you can and always ask questions. And when possible, try to play with new technologies like ChatGPT, Copilot, and Gemini.
  • In your experience, what are common challenges organisations face when automating information management, and how would you address them? 
    We have to free ourselves from the past to embrace the future. A common challenge is trying to use governance models from the paper era in the digital era with growing variety, volume, and velocity of data. Don’t hide behind ISO definitions and regulations but try instead to simplify what it means for your organisation. Mindsets also have to be changed from trying to install perfect IT solutions to continuous improvements. And the business case has to be about adding value, not just compliance. Start with experimentation leading to proof-of-concepts leading to piloting. Seeing is believing. 
  • What are your top tips for successful business in the AI world? 
    Act now to learn. Don’t delay taking action until you think AI is mature: it can already transform lots of information management use cases. Learn from the organisation to improve the organisation with automated information management. As example, if employees have in the past manually classified information in Microsoft 365, then use this insight to automate classification with sensitivity and retention/record labels. Also try to educate and empower employees to automate tasks they hate the most since you will not have the insights or resources to do it all. Employees know the problems, but they need to understand how this can be transformed, and then trained and supported along the way. 
  • What do you think are some of the most exciting developments for the future of Information Management? 
    Affordable large language models that can even be run on personal computers to classify, analyse, and summarise large amounts of information. Some of them are now able to come to conclusions and take action faster, better, and smarter than people. I therefore believe that we are at a cusp of a new era of information management, an era even more revolutionary than the past introduction of personal computers and the internet.