ICA SBA 2019

ICA SBA Conference, San Francisco, September 17-18, 2019, “Business Archives & the Next Gold Rush”

Location: Levi Strauss & Co., 1155 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA unless otherwise indicated


The conference is over, but you can still view the recording.

  • 100+ Attendees on site from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA
  • 120+ around the globe joined the webcast from Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, UK, and USA. Special shout out to the 5 who watched from Barbados.

Monday, September 16

Due to unexpected construction delays at the HP Garage, the pre-conference visit has been cancelled. Instead, visit the Computer History Museum before or after your stay (anytime 9/14 to 9/22, closed M/T). CHM is in Mountain View near Google headquarters. We’ve arranged 50% off, just mention the conference, they’ll have the attendee list.

2:00-4:30 p.m.

ICA SBA Steering Committee Meeting

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Pre-conference happy hour at Homage, 88 Hardie Place, San Francisco
Compliments of Enwoven and Preservica, enjoy cocktails and appetizers while mingling with attendees. Homage provides a menu reflecting our local bounty of farms within the Bay Area. RSVP to Enwoven

Tuesday, September 17

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Check-in and light breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.


9:15-9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Designing to Zero, Paul Dillinger, Levi Strauss & Co. Head of Global Product Innovation

9:45-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:15 a.m.

Session 1: Future Trends: New Models in Technology Business Archives

  • Paula Jabloner, Center for Cisco Heritage @ the Computer History Museum, California, USA
  • Stephanie Waslohn, Center for Cisco Heritage @ the Computer History Museum, California, USA
  • Pennington Ahlstrand, Computer History Museum, California, USA
  • Michele Winn, Archives Consultant & Project Manager, California, USA

11:15-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: Gold Standards: Engaging Your Community

  • Barbara Rominski, San Francisco Opera, California, USA
  • Demelza van der Maas, Heineken Heritage Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Martha Lawrence, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Georgia, USA

12:30-1:30 p.m.


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Session 3: Operational Excellence Activity

  • Linda Edgerly, The Winthrop Group, New York, USA
  • Sarah Polirer, Cigna, Connecticut, USA
  • Tim Schantz, History Factory, Washington, DC, USA

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Session 4: Harnessing New Technology

  • Anne Hall, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California, USA
  • Cat Saleeby McDowell, GSK Heritage, North Carolina, USA
  • Fred Jakobs, BMW AG, Munich, Germany

3:30-3:50 p.m.

Refreshment break

3:50-4:45 p.m.

Session 5: Gold Standards: Positioning Your Archives

  • Anders Sjöman, Centre for Business History, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lovisa Severin Kragerud, The Absolut Company – Pernod Ricard, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Paul Lasewicz, McKinsey & Company, Florida, USA
  • Ted Ryan, Ford Motor Company, Michigan, USA

4:45-5:00 p.m.

Wrap up

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Evening at the Society of California Pioneers in the San Francisco Presidio
Arrive before 6:00 pm to stroll around the area and enjoy the views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge (self-guided walking tour Main Post Walk: 200 Years of History and Architecture). Sunset is at 7:14 pm, but civil twilight extends to 7:40 pm.

Share a taxi or Lyft/Uber. Also, the Downtown Route of the free shuttle Presidigo offers service between the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue and the Presidio.

The Society has graciously extended their exhibition, Her Side of the Story, just for us. This exhibition highlights the handwritten book by the members of The Association of Pioneer Women of California, which includes detailed accounts of their journeys to California and the ways in which these women created their new lives in the Wild West. We will have the opportunity to view these primary source documents, along with original artifacts from the collection, to gain a greater understanding of life as a woman in the 1850s.

Refreshment will be provided by Anchor Brewing. Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Anchor Steam Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice.

Wednesday, September 18

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Arrival and light breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.


9:15-9:45 a.m.

Keynote: The Future of Computing, Sandeep Gopisetty, Director of Enterprise AI, Systems & Solutions Research, and an IBM Research Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research – Almaden

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Session 6: Leveraging Data in Entertainment Archives

  • Sharon Dovas, moderator, Pixar Animation Studios, California, USA
  • Lauren Gaylord, Pixar Animation Studios, California, USA
  • Tim Mapp, Lucasfilm, California, USA
  • Sharon Mizota, Walt Disney Animation Research Library, California, USA
  • Nikki Nguyen, Walt Disney Archives, California, USA

10:45-11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Session 7: Mix It Up

  • Aubrey Carrier, Wells Fargo Corporate Archives, California, USA
  • Carol Quinn, Irish Distillers – Pernod Ricard, Dublin, Ireland
  • Emily Cottle, Vanguard, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Kiara King, The Ballast Trust, Glasgow, UK
  • Paul Grippaldi, Digital Revolution, California, USA
  • Scott Grimwood, SSM Health, Missouri, USA

12:20-1:20 p.m.


1:20-2:15 p.m.

Session 8: The Future Trends in Business Archives Panel Discussion

  • Franziska Eggimann, Georg Fischer Ltd and Iron Library Foundation, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Glynn Edwards, Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, ePADD, California, USA
  • Ryan Donegan, Heritage Werks, Georgia, USA

2:15-3:10 p.m.

Session 9: Gold Standards: Demonstrating Your Relevance

  • Natalie Lorenz, Swarovski, Wattens, Austria
  • Vrunda Pathare, Godrej Archives, Mumbai, India
  • Erin Narloch, Reebok Brand Archive, Massachusetts, USA

3:10-3:20 p.m.

Bon voyage and Wells Fargo Museum tour logistics

Visit Wells Fargo’s flagship Museum located at corporate headquarters in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, walking distance from the conference site at Levi Strauss & Co. Located at the site where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852, the museum tells the story of how Wells Fargo provided banking and express services.

3:30-4:10 p.m.

Wells Fargo Museum, first tour group

4:20-5:00 p.m.

Wells Fargo Museum, second tour group