Member Spotlight: Elana Fate

By BOSHIA SMITH posted 03-11-2020 10:49


Elana FateElana is a Document Management Analyst MISO.  Please introduce yourself if you have not had a chance to meet Elana, reach out to Elana here!

Elana Fate       
Document Management Analyst
Company: MISO

Where do you live? Carmel, Indiana

How long have you worked in information management? 2.5 years

What does your work entail?

I am the Records Manager and keep and revise the Retention Schedule.  I also process the annual reviews of the company’s policies and procedures. 

How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work? 

We recently started a data governance initiative and for the first time, the company has an interest in data management and disposition.

What has been the biggest success in your career in information management?

Acting as the Records expert for the company and discussing data protection as the company decreases its data footprint.  Helping our company utilize data as a strategic asset while eliminating unnecessary cost and risk.  

What’s your current biggest work challenge?

Trying to convince the decision-makers to go back and create the foundational work that will make the changes they are excited for possible.

What does Intelligent Information Management mean to you?

A deliberate approach to managing the entire world of information.  Breaking down silos and creating trust in the data, access to the data, and insight from the data.

What are the top 3 things you are looking to get from your AIIM membership? 

I enjoy the community, particularly the WIIM group. I love the conference because I see the universalities of the challenges we face as information professionals.  The on-demand training has helped me focus and solutions when problems arise at work.

What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in the year 2020?

Really maturing my work function and bring some order to the information chaos.

What is your end goal and how do you think we can help you achieve it?

Keep teaching and I’ll keep learning.  I believe in continuous improvement and AIIM keeps me informed of the challenges and solutions others are implementing.