Executive Leadership Council

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AIIM's Leadership Sessions for professionals involved on the Executive Leadership Council membership level

The AIIM Executive Leadership Council brings together top thinkers, high performance practitioners and leaders in information management to discuss, define, and direct the Future of Information Management.  The Council itself is made up of AIIM solution provider and user companies at the Executive Council membership level. 

Annual summits create a shared space for dynamic conversations to determine the role of the content and information management industry in a new era of business which addresses Social, Mobile and Cloud computing. The AIIM Executive Leadership Council has two goals:

  1. Articulate the impact that these new technologies will have on the workplace
  2. Define specific use cases for how the technologies can transform organizations and ways of work.

The Executive Leadership Council has two delegations, the Americas and European.  Each delegation meets twice a year to addresses two key themes. Their findings are published as AIIM Trendscape reports which forecast the changes our industry will incur over the next 24 months and set priorities to take advantage of these changes.

"ELC is where thought leaders translate theory into reality, addressing the most complex issues that Information Technology faces today!” –Anthony Peleska, CIO, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

"The AIIM ELC brings together some of the finest minds across multiple industries for insightful discussion concerning real-world business problems.” Butch Reh, VP of Licensing and Marketing, ABBYY USA


Council Benefits

  • Connect with fellow industry luminaries and thought leaders to discuss and effect market trends
  • Identify market trends and opportunities ahead of the curve
  • Gain unlimited access to AIIM's premium content for your ENTIRE organization
  • Join an exclusive club of industry executives for personal and professional development



Invest in your organization with unlimited access for your entire company

  • Enterprise wide unlimited, on demand access to all of AIIM’s premium content
  • Access to industry benchmarking statistics library
  • Promotion on AIIM.org
  • Two seats on AIIM Executive Leadership Council, which gathers twice a year for think tank summits focused on the future of our industry

2015 Future of Information Management Summit Series


Collaborative Workspaces – making information work simpler, smarter, safer, and faster

Washington DC, June 2-3 for the Americas Council
London, June 25 for the European Council

The agility of our processes and the responsiveness and creativity of our people are at the core of what the Digital Workplace of the future is all about.  As such, we need better ways to connect people, information, and knowledge by moving from digital landfills, paper-centric processes, and outdated legacy systems. The workspaces of the future support, connect, and engage while maintaining security integrity and privacy of information assets.

Join us to explore, debate, and define:

  • How to best connect people, information, and knowledge in an era dominated by mobile, cloud, and Big Data
  • How to improve collaboration within the context of specific business processes
  • How to dynamically assemble technology building blocks to create process flows that cut across silos, departments, and firewalls.
  • How to win the paper wars
  • How to make compliance, security, and privacy transparent and inherent to the user
  • How to deal with consumer-grade file share applications like Dropbox and Shadow IT
  • How to identify key decision makers and document the ROI for collaborative workspaces 

Content Analytics – Transforming How Corporate Information is Identified, Captured, Governed, Analyzed, and Personalized

London, November 19 for the European Council
South Florida, December 10-11 for the Americas Council

Most enterprises apply a  paper -based paradigm to manage their digital environment.  But, the growing volume, variety, and velocity of information signal the certain death  of manual processes; they simply cannot scale. Analytics and semantic technologies allow us to automate how information is captured, analyzed, and governed. 

“It’s not an information overload problem, it’s filter failure” said bestselling author and AIIM12 speaker Clay Shirky. Content analytics is this new filter. The new central role of content management solutions will therefore be to: 1) Determine the human user’s current situation; 2) Understand precisely what the person wants; and 3) Use powerful analytical ability to make highly focused and insightful suggestions. Analyst Gartner support this view;  they expect that by 2016, content management will be personalized, with foldering and process customization according to individual needs.

Join us to explore, debate, and define:

  • How process applications will make knowledge workers aware of relevant people, information, and knowledge resources
  • How content management will become personalized to accommodate individual user roles and preferences
  • How records management can be automated using smart and semantic computing
  • How scanning and capture will be automated with entity extraction, classification, and summarization
  • How security and privacy can be managed based on the information, not the container or document class
  • The role of business analytics in the digital business
  • How to identify key decision makers and document the ROI from content analytics efforts


Thornton May


Thornton May

Executive Director, IT Leadership Counsel

Thornton May is Futurist, Executive Director and Dean of the IT Leadership Academy. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of Boards of Directors and "C" level executives in creating value with information technology has won him an unquestioned place on the short list of serious thinkers on this topic. May combines a scholar's patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic's capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling to the information technology management problems facing executive.

Thornton May is the real deal. A daring intellectual in a business filled with fakes, Thornton encourages us--no he FORCES us--to sit up, pay attention and think hard about the real issues we face every day." Seth Godin, Author of Permission Marketing and Founder of Yoyodyne

*Statistic credited to IDC and their Digital Universe in 2020 study. 


Past Summits


Outcome of Summit VI: Content Management 2020: Thinking Beyond ECM

London, November 2014 European Council - Event Guide

Miami, December 2014 American Council - Event Guide

Outcome of Summit V: It's Not Information Governance, It's Information Opportunity

London, June 2014 European Council - Event Guide

Washington, DC, June 2014 American Council - Event Guide


Outcome of Summit IV: AIIM Trendscape: The New Mobile Reality

London, November 2013 European Council - Event Guide

Fort Lauderdale, December 2013 American Council - Event Guide

Outcome of Summit III: AIIM Trendscape: Content and the Cloud

London, June 2013 European Council - Event Guide

Chicago, June 2013 American Council - Event Guide 

Outcome of Summit II: The Big Data Balancing Act: Too much yin and not enough yang?

London, September 2012 European Council - Event Guide

Dallas, November 2012 American Council - Event Guide

Outcome of Summit I: C-Change: The Impact of Consumerization of IT

London, May 2012 European Council - Event Guide

Chicago, June 2012 American Council - Event Guide

Current Americas Council Company Members

Current European Council Company Members

Summit VIII: Content Analytics

European Executive Leadership Summit

Thursday, November 19, 2015, Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge, London

10:00am-10:15am Welcome and Overview Dave Jones, VP of European Operations, AIIM
10:15am-10:45am AIIM Trendscape: Content Analytics Atle Skjekkeland, Chief Evangelist, AIIM
10:45am-11:45am The Future of Content Analytics Thornton May, Futurist
11:45am-12:15pm From the Field Perspective Theo Priestley, Tech Strategist
12:15pm-12:30pm Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:00pm From the Field Perspective Jeremy Phillips, Co-Founder and COO, EditorEye
2:00pm-2:15pm Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
2:15pm-3:15pm Trendscape Roundtables Automation, Governance, and Insight - Facilitated by Thornton May, Futurist
3:15pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:00pm From the Field Perspective Hanns Kohler-Kruner, Research Vice President, Gartner
4:00pm-4:15pm Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
4:15pm-4:30pm Trendscape Summary Dave Jones, VP of European Opernatoins, AIIM
4:30pm-6:00pm Reception

Americas Executive Leadership Council Summit

Thursday, December 10, Westin Fort Lauderdale

3:00pm-3:15pm Welcome Atle Skjekkeland, Chief Evangelist, AIIM
3:15pm-3:45pm AIIM Trendscape: Content Analytics John Mancini, President, AIIM
3:45pm-4:45pm The Future of Content Analytics Thornton May, Futurist
4:45pm-5:00pm Break
5:00pm-5:45pm From the Field Perspective Jane Alexander, CIO, Cleveland Museum of Art
5:45pm-6:00pm Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
6:00pm-7:00pm Reception
7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner

Friday, December 11

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast
8:45am-9:00am Summary of Previous Days’ Highlights Thornton May, Futurist
9:00am-9:30am From the Field Perspective Pamela Click, Divisional CIO - CSEB Technology, TIAA-CREF
9:30am-9:45am Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
9:45am-10:15am From the Field Perspective Dennis Devlin, Co-Founder, CISO and CPO, SAVANTURE
10:15am-10:30am Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:00pm Trendscape Roundtables Automation, Governance, and Insight - Facilitated by Thornton May, Futurist
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm Vendor Panel Discussion ARRAY, Haystac, IBM, OpenText
2:00pm-2:30pm From the Field Perspective Russ Stalters, Director, Information & Data Management, BP
2:30pm-2:45pm Q&A Thornton May, Futurist
2:45pm-3:00pm Trendscape results John Mancini, President, AIIM

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Getting Involved

AIIM's Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is for companies committed to being thought leaders and innovators in our industry. Each participating organization may designate up to two executives for representation on the Leadership Council. These individuals should serve in a strategic role within the organization, and be available to attend both of the annual work sessions.

Questions regarding the sessions can be directed to Jessica Lombardo, Manager of Membership.


    *Discounts for smaller companies.