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January’s Meeting

We all hope that a disaster will never strike

But if it does, best to be prepared

Please Join Us on

January 24, 2019

For a presentation on all things disaster recovery

with our very own

Brian Foote of Belfor Property Restoration

His presentation will being at 12:00 at

50 Artisan Means Way, Suite B

Reno, NV 89511

Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to sierranevadaarma@gmail.com

no later than January 17th.

Our Sierra Nevada Community

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This holiday season the Sierra Nevada Chapter of ARMA would like to give back to our community.  WE are sponsoring a local family through Advocates to End Domestic Violence.  We will be collecting gifts and food for our family.  Here’s what you need to do to help…
Follow the link http://www.PerfectPotluck.com/DRIV2432 and select what you would like to contribute.  Everything needs to be turned over to AEDV before our monthly meeting.
The drop off schedule is as follows:
From Now until December 17th you can drop off donations to Sara Martel or Heather Hahn at 100 North Stewart Street in Carson City, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.  Their offices are located on the lower level of the State Library and Archives building.  Then for those in the Reno/Sparks area, Heather will be accepting donations Thursday December 13th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Starbucks located in the Summit Mall across from LuLu Lemon.  The final drop off day will be December 17th at between 5:30pm and 6:00pm at the Union restaurant in Carson City.
If you have any questions please feel free to email or contact Heather or Sara.
Heather Hahn = 775-684-3420
Sara Martel = 775-684-3422 (Sara will be out office until December 12th)

December’s Meeting

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Join Us at 5:30 pm December 20, 2018 when we discuss

Predictive Policing Using A.I. Power of Analytics 

Presented by Ben Parker of Guavus

The meeting will be held at 5370 Kietzke Lane, Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511

Please RSVP to sierranevadaarma@gmail.com by November 5th

As video surveillance becomes truly ubiquitous we have an opportunity to make our communities even more safe.  Many of us have cameras in our homes and even our doorbells now have cameras.  Every business has cameras and many cities are monitored with them.  The challenge today is that most of these cameras rely on people to determine what is happening.  Soon, we will use AI to watch these videos and to identify threats.  Whether that threat is a person who is angry and behaving maliciously, or a car casing a neighborhood.  Analytics will be able to identify these behaviors and alert authorities before a crime is committed.  The implications for this are incredible!  It will change the way police protect us, it will empower the officers on patrol to identify known assailants returning to an area where they previously committed crimes, and so much more.  From a social perspective, does this technology reduce the stereotypical biasing in policing?  Does this create a big brother situation that reduces our right to privacy?   Is the benefit worth the risk?

 
About the Speaker:
Ben Parker is responsible for Guavus’ strategy & expansion into new markets, including Internet of Things (IoT) industry verticals. Prior to his tenure at Guavus he was the Director of Network Planning with Verizon, where he led a team responsible for long-term network planning for the Verizon Wireless network. His major projects include the development of Network Analytics, Elastic Cloud Networking, next-generation routing and switching architectures, and NAT solutions to address IPv4 completion. Mr. Parker and his team were also responsible for developing the designs for the Content Management and Distribution System, Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet Backhaul, Wireless IPv6, and transitioning the TDM MSCs and peering points to VoIP. In 1997, Benjamin joined Sprint and began his career as a Network Systems Specialist. He quickly earned promotions to more visible positions, which include Test Engineer, Principal Network Design Engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, and Sr. Manager of Technical Staff. Following his tenure at Sprint he held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Oakley Networks. In addition to Mr. Parker’s extensive professional experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College. His post-graduate training includes Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from UC Berkeley, and Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally he has authored or contributed to 75 patents all in the area of telecommunications.  

Canceled – November’s Meeting

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Join Us at 5:30 pm December 13, 2018 when we discuss

Predictive Policing Using A.I. Power of Analytics 

Presented by Ben Parker of Guavus

The meeting will be held at 5370 Kietzke Lane, Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511

Please RSVP to sierranevadaarma@gmail.com by November 5th

As video surveillance becomes truly ubiquitous we have an opportunity to make our communities even more safe.  Many of us have cameras in our homes and even our doorbells now have cameras.  Every business has cameras and many cities are monitored with them.  The challenge today is that most of these cameras rely on people to determine what is happening.  Soon, we will use AI to watch these videos and to identify threats.  Whether that threat is a person who is angry and behaving maliciously, or a car casing a neighborhood.  Analytics will be able to identify these behaviors and alert authorities before a crime is committed.  The implications for this are incredible!  It will change the way police protect us, it will empower the officers on patrol to identify known assailants returning to an area where they previously committed crimes, and so much more.  From a social perspective, does this technology reduce the stereotypical biasing in policing?  Does this create a big brother situation that reduces our right to privacy?   Is the benefit worth the risk?

 
About the Speaker:
Ben Parker is responsible for Guavus’ strategy & expansion into new markets, including Internet of Things (IoT) industry verticals. Prior to his tenure at Guavus he was the Director of Network Planning with Verizon, where he led a team responsible for long-term network planning for the Verizon Wireless network. His major projects include the development of Network Analytics, Elastic Cloud Networking, next-generation routing and switching architectures, and NAT solutions to address IPv4 completion. Mr. Parker and his team were also responsible for developing the designs for the Content Management and Distribution System, Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet Backhaul, Wireless IPv6, and transitioning the TDM MSCs and peering points to VoIP. In 1997, Benjamin joined Sprint and began his career as a Network Systems Specialist. He quickly earned promotions to more visible positions, which include Test Engineer, Principal Network Design Engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, and Sr. Manager of Technical Staff. Following his tenure at Sprint he held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Oakley Networks. In addition to Mr. Parker’s extensive professional experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College. His post-graduate training includes Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from UC Berkeley, and Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally he has authored or contributed to 75 patents all in the area of telecommunications.  

Tour of the Nevada State Archives

IMG_7464On October 9th, the Nevada State Archives and Records department opened their doors to our ARMA chapter for a tour.  Liz from the Archives, showed everyone some wonderful pieces of Nevada history and how they are preserved.  Sara showed the group how the State stores inactive records and how the Records Center facilitates records retention for every agency within State government.  Heather took everyone through Imaging and Preservation Services digital and microfilming capabilities and the services provided to State and local governmental agencies.

 

 

Chris from Alpine County

It was very informative and interesting!  It was nice to get a look at the facility where we have been getting microfilm duplicated for a long while.  It was great to see the machines and processes for duplication, scanning and imaging, and to meet some of the folks who operate them.  A highlight here was the large format Zeutschel scanner.  The records storage area was also very interesting, especially in comparison with our interim storage – and we thought we were running out of space!  I believe the number of boxes was something like 80,000?  Wow!  The Archives was also very cool, and the WWI display, and the display room in general, was really nice to see and to know about the open public hours.  The space-saving electronic movable shelves were a highlight of both records storage and Archives.  In the Archives, highlights were the oldest piece from 1851, the glass plates in the wooden crate, and just an abundance of the cool old leather-bound ledger books.  We have some of those at our County Archives, but it was cool to see so many in such good shape.

Overall, a really great learning experience, and very much appreciated.  Thank you!

Joy and Diane from NV Energy

What an interesting meeting we had in Carson City touring the Nevada State Archives, Library and Public Records.  It’s was a pleasure viewing the old State Government documents that date back to the 1860s.  Each month the Archives displays a special presentation and it happened to be about World War I during our tour.  Much of the information can be found online, but it was fascinating to see many of the old mementoes.

We were able to see how they migrate records to different media – microfilm, microfiche in the Imaging & Processing lab.  They can convert this information to digital images as well.  Also, we viewed the secure Records Center Storage area where state governmental records are held and the archives vault that holds beautiful old books, photos and flags dating back to Territorial days!  The original State Constitution is also in the archives vault.

If you have time, come in and research their collections, or check out their digital collections online.  There are some fantastic photos and records of the Silver State.  This was an enjoyable time with the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.  Our thanks to Sara Martel and Heather Hahn for arranging this visit, and our tour guides Liz Moore (Archives), John Warren & Heather Hahn (Imaging & Processing Services) and Sara Martel (Records Center Storage).