22-24 September 2024, Warsaw

ICA – SBAConference

Business archives & resilience

About

Join us at the Business Archives & Resilience ICA SBA 2024 Conference to explore how business archives drive organizational resilience.

Meet global professionals and gain insight into leveraging historical records for strategic decision-making, risk management, and navigating today’s dynamic business landscape.

Speakers

Alexander Lukas Bieri

Alexander Lukas Bieri

Chair of ICA – Section on Business Archives

Basel, Swiss

Tracey Panek

Tracey Panek

Historian, chief of Archives. Levi Strauss & Co.

San Francisco, California, USA

Henning Morgen

Henning Morgen

Group Historian, A.P. Moller Group

Copenhagen, Denmark

Carol Quinn

Carol Quinn

Head of Archives, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Midleton, Ireland

Anders Sjöman

Anders Sjöman

Head of client projects and communication, The Centre for Business History

Stockholm, Sweden

Dawn Stewart

Dawn Stewart

Brand Archive Manager, The Macallan, The Edrington Group

Glasgow, UK

Andrea Hohmeyer

Andrea Hohmeyer

Evonik Industries AG

Germany

Radosław Milczarski

Radosław Milczarski

Expert in promoting the BGK history, BGK – Polish Development Bank

Warsaw, Poland

Anna Centro

Anna Cento

Museum Curator, Museum of the Coffee Espresso Machine of Cimbali Group

Milan, Italy

Manuel Tonolini

Manuel Tonolini

Director, Fondazione Dalmine

Dalmine, Italy

Sanghamitra Chatterjee

Sanghamitra Chatterjee

Founder, Past Perfect Heritage Management Agency

Mumbai, India

Bartłomiej Konopa

Bartłomiej Konopa

Archivist, State Archives Head Office

Warsaw, Poland

Francesca Mucchetti

Francesca Mucchetti

PhD student in Design and Technology, Collaborator of the historical archives of Riva (Ferretti Group)

Torino, Italy

Kenneth Atuma

Kenneth Atuma

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Library and Archives Studies, The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

Ewa Majdecka

Ewa Majdecka

Researcher and manager of digital products. Phd, The Center of Community Archives – Centrum Archiwów Społecznych

Warsaw, Poland

Tomasz Olejniczak

Associate Professor at Kozmiński University, studying business history and organization theory

Warsaw, Poland

Maimuna Janneh

Maimuna Janneh

Head of Current Records Directorate, National Records Service

Banjul, Gambia

Mariusz Jastrząb

PhD – historian and cultural expert, business coach

Warsaw, Poland

Debo Robin

Robin Debo

ETWIE (centre of expertise on technical, scientific and industrial heritage in Flanders, part of the Industrymuseum)

Gent, Belgium

Dagmara Rozkwitalska

Dagmara Rozkwitalska

Business Development Manager, Imperial Shipyard

Gdańsk, Poland

Katarzyna Pąk

Katarzyna Pąk

Head of Marketing & Communications, Ericsson Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Konrad Szuba

Konrad Szuba

Chief specialist, State Archives Head Office

Warsaw, Poland

Katya Corvino

Katya Corvino

Head of Heritage Lab, Heritage Lab, the museum – laboratory of Italgas Group

Torino, Italy

Lovisa Severin Kragerud

Lovisa Severin Kragerud

Archivist & Chief Storyteller, The Absolut Group Pernod Ricard

Stockholm, Sweden

Alexander Lukas Bieri

Alexander Lukas Bieri

Chair of ICA – Section on Business Archives

Basel, Swiss

Alexander Lukas Bieri (*1976) started working for Roche Group Holdings in 1994. In 2000 he was appointed to the position of Curator of The Roche Historical Collection and Archive, also assuming responsibility for the architectural heritage of Roche. Since 2014 he also is the publisher of Editiones Roche, Roche’s in-house publishing branch which produces books on themes ranging from science to history and art history. He also curates a variety of Roche in-house museums and is organising exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. In his capacity as a specialist for 20th century interior design, he is a member of ICOMOS Switzerland. Currently, he is chairman of the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives, member of the board of the German Business Archivist’s Association (VdW) and chairman of the working group on archives of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry of the VdW.

Tracey Panek

Tracey Panek

Historian, chief of Archives. Levi Strauss & Co.

San Francisco, California, USA

Tracey Panek is the Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. and Director of Archives at the company’s world headquarters in San Francisco. She manages the day-to-day workings of the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives as a key corporate asset, answering historical questions, assisting designers, brand managers, executives and other employees whose work requires historical materials in the Archives. She regularly hunts for unique vintage Levi’s® garments and other unusual Levi’s® items to add to the Archives.

Tracey is a contributor to Unzipped, the company’s blog, writing about company history, vintage Levi’s® garments, and behind-the-scenes work in the Archives. She narrates the video series From the Levi’s® Archives on YouTube and From the Levi’s® Archives on TikTok. Tracey is the media spokesperson for Levi Strauss & Co. heritage.

Henning Morgen

Henning Morgen

Group Historian, A.P. Moller Group

Copenhagen, Denmark

Henning Morgen is the Group Historian with the A.P. Moller Group and has responsibilities within archives management and history documentation and communication. Henning was employed by A.P. Moller in 1998 and is the author and contributor to several books and articles on the Maersk history, based on research in the A.P. Moller archives.

Carol Quinn

Carol Quinn

Head of Archives, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Midleton, Ireland

Based in the Distillers Cottage in Midleton, Carol cares for the historical archive of Irish Distillers. These include the records created by the firms of John Jameson & Son, John Power & Son and the Cork Distilleries Company and, after they merged in 1966, Irish Distillers itself, dating back to the eighteenth century.

Carol manages the physical housing and maintenance of the archives. The individual items, once cleaned and assessed, are transferred to one of 5 purpose-built strong rooms in the repository. The second facet of Carol’s job is to alert colleagues to the information in these records and how it may be relevant to the current business workings of the company. To this end she works with the various brand teams, Irish Distillers’ legal department and the brand homes, filling out the brand histories as she uncovers new material and answering queries as they arise.

Carol worked for 16 years as an Archivist for University College Cork, before joining Irish Distillers in 2012 and is a former Chairman of the Archives and Records Association, Ireland. She also served for two terms on the National Archives Advisory Council, the body which advises the relevant Minister on matters relating to the National Archives of Ireland. She has been active throughout her career in promoting the use of Archives in Ireland and is a passionate believe in the value of Corporate Archives in supporting the activities of commercial bodies.

Anders Sjöman

Anders Sjöman

Head of client projects and communication, The Centre for Business History

Stockholm, Sweden

Anders SJÖMAN is head of client projects and communication at the Centre for Business History in Stockholm. Prior, he was head of communication at Voddler and pr-consultant at Springtime (Stockholm), developed teaching cases at Harvard Business School’s European Research Center (Paris) and ran online language learning projects at EF Education (Boston). He holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS HISTORY IN STOCKHOLM helps Swedish companies take care of their historical material in professionally managed archive solutions, both physical and digital. The companies are also offered help in actively using their heritage as a strategic business asset – or history marketing. Through its research secretariat, the Centre also conducts independent research and initiates academic projects in interdisciplinary collaboration. Learn more at www.naringslivshistoria.se/en

Dawn Stewart

Dawn Stewart

Brand Archive Manager, The Macallan, The Edrington Group

Glasgow, UK

Since 2022, Dawn Stewart has worked within The Macallan Hertiage team, supporting the business in brand marketing through storytelling and content creation while ensuring the legacy of the business which has existed for 200 years.

She received her undergraduate Master of Arts in German and Russian from University of Glasgow in 2009. After graduation, Dawn volunteered at Glasgow Women’s Library where she got her first experience of working in archives. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Information Management and Preservation in 2011. At the same time, she continued volunteering in various archives including Glasgow Print Studio and the Ballast Trust, gaining a wealth of experience. In 2012, she became archivist for HarperCollins Publishers, overseeing the day to day running of the archive as well as undertaking internal and external outreach.

Andrea Hohmeyer

Andrea Hohmeyer

Evonik Industries AG

Germany

Dr. Andrea Hohmeyer studied German and History as well as Political Science at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, where she also received her doctorate.
In 1994, she joined the chemical company Degussa AG as a corporate archivist. Since 2001, she has headed the archive of the Group.
Andrea is responsible for the strategy of the Corporate Archives as well as the continuous expansion of this huge knowledge pool and its services for internal and external users. In addition, she is also operationally active.

Andrea is Deputy Chairwoman of the Association of Business Archivists (VdW e.V.) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Section Business Archivists in the International Council on Archives (ICA).

Radosław Milczarski

Radosław Milczarski

Expert in promoting the BGK history, BGK – Polish Development Bank

Warsaw, Poland

Expert in promoting the BGK – Polish Development Bank history, Ph.D. student on Kozminski Universtity. He receives a scholarship in the “Implementation PhD 2023” program. His dissertation focuses on strategic management of historical assets in long-living organizations. He is a co-author of a handbook for educators titled “History and Human Rights,” published by the Karta Centre Foundation. His academic background includes a Master’s in Law from Marie Sklodowska-Curie University, Lublin, as well as postgraduate studies in innovative economic policies at the University of Warsaw. In recognition of his work as a corporate historian, he was nominated in 2023 for the “BohaterOn” award.

Anna Centro

Anna Cento

Museum Curator, Museum of the Coffee Espresso Machine of Cimbali Group

Milan, Italy

Anna Cento is the Museum Curator for the corporate museum MUMAC, the Coffee Espresso Machine Museum of Cimbali Group. The key responsibility of her job is to manage and promote the heritage of the most important coffee espresso professional machine collection worldwide. The last main projects she gave her contribution in, were the creation of the book “SENSO ESPRESSO Coffee. Style. Emotions.”, an homage to the Italian culture and the espresso ritual and the MUMAC restyling project 2022 to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Cimbali Group and the 10th Anniversary of MUMAC.

Anna earned an MA in Economics and Museums and Exhibition Events Management and a Bachelor in Economics and Cultural Heritage Management from Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University in Milan.

Anna will discuss the MUMAC Digital Caveau project, focusing on the development of a corporate culture that views the archive not only as a repository of memory but also as a dynamic and vital tool for research and analysis. “As custodians of our business archives, it is imperative to prioritize their protection and accessibility, ensuring they remain invaluable resources for future generations to study and learn from”. The presentation will also highlight examples of how digitizing our historical heritage has led to a more Heritage Marketing-focused approach within the company, from creating gadgets and brochures linked to the brands to contributing to the launch of the new corporate identity logo rebranding.

Manuel Tonolini

Manuel Tonolini

Director, Fondazione Dalmine

Dalmine, Italy

Manuel Tonolini is Director at Fondazione Dalmine, where he promotes industrial heritage and cultural initiatives. With a background in project management and community engagement, he has been instrumental in advancing the foundation’s mission. His expertise in coordinating educational programs and public events has enriched the local cultural landscape. Manuel continues to foster a deeper appreciation of industrial history through innovative and impactful projects.

Info: www.linkedin.com/in/manueltonolini

Sanghamitra Chatterjee

Sanghamitra Chatterjee

Founder, Past Perfect Heritage Management Agency

Mumbai, India

Sanghamitra is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the field of business and corporate archiving. Driven by a passion to explore diverse historical narratives and recognizing the untapped potential of archiving in India, Sanghamitra took a bold step by founding Past Perfect Heritage Management in 2016. As the founder of this venture, she leads a dedicated team that collaborates with legacy companies and families. Past Perfect specializes in preserving archival assets, documenting heritage, and presenting histories in a captivating and engaging manner. Today Past Perfect’s clients include Bajaj, HCL Technologies, Transport Corporation of India, Pidilite Industries, Tata Trusts, Exide Industries etc.

Sanghamitra’s entrepreneurial spirit has propelled Past Perfect Heritage Management to new heights. The organization has worked with leading corporates and business houses, published commemorative books and has successfully curated two exhibitions, showcasing rare maps from the prestigious Asiatic Society of Bombay. Additionally, Sanghamitra and her team have played a crucial role in the realm of digital content creation, contributing as Archival Producers and Researchers to web-shows such as Jubilee (Amazon Prime), The Hunt for Veerappan and Railwaymen: The Untold Story of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy (Netflix).

Bartłomiej Konopa

Bartłomiej Konopa

Archivist, State Archives Head Office

Warsaw, Poland

Archivist, obtained a professional master’s degree in archival science and documentation management at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Currently, he works as a senior specialist in the Department of Archival Studies at the State Archives Head Office. His research interests include the phenomenon of Web archiving and source studies. He is the thematic editor of the scientific journal “Archiwista Polski”.

Francesca Mucchetti

Francesca Mucchetti

PhD student in Design and Technology, Collaborator of the historical archives of Riva (Ferretti Group)

Torino, Italy

PhD student in Design and Technology. People, systems, enviroments at the Politecnico di Torino and graduated in Graphics and Communication at the Accademia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia in Brescia in 2022. From 2021 to 2023 I worked for Riva nautical brand, managing and communicating the historical archives. My PhD course, which began in November 2023, is dedicated to the theme of business archives from the point of view of design. My research is in fact dedicated to the valorisation of the physical & digital documentary heritage of Ferretti Group’s historical archives, in particular the RIVA model.

Kenneth Atuma

Kenneth Atuma

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Library and Archives Studies, The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

Kenneth Atuma is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Library and Archives Studies at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. His is a Knowledge and Information Management Specialist, Scholar, and Consultant. His main area of specialization are Archives, Records Management, and Information Governance and Compliance. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. Kenneth holds a first-class bachelor’s honours degree in Library and Information Science from Imo State University, Nigeria, and earned an MSc. in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Kenneth has previously worked and taught in two higher institutions in Nigeria. He is currently contributing to the development of the MA programme in Library and Archives Studies at the University of Manchester where he teaches and assesses students in postgraduate courses which are Archives and Special Collection; Records and Information Management Practise; The Law, Information Governance and Compliance.

In 2024, he served as a peer review expert for the German based ACQUIN Accreditation Commission, participating in an international program accreditation procedure for Al-Farabi Kazakh University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Specifically, he contributed expertise to the accreditation evaluation process for the following programs: Digital Archiving and File Management (Bachelor’s degree), IT Archiving and Document Management (Master’s degree), and Library Information Systems (PhD).

Kenneth holds a position on the advisory board for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS) Reviews 2024-2025. Where he sits on the advisory review sub-group specializing in Librarianship, Information, Knowledge, Records, and Archives Management programmes.

He is particularly interested in research that talks about Archives and Records Management and Information Governance good practices can help to improve accountability, and transparency, promote good governance, and improve service delivery in both public sector organisations. He is also interested in research around Computational Archiving; Digital Preservation; Information Storage and Retrieval Systems; AI in Libraries; and Health Librarianship.

Ewa Majdecka

Ewa Majdecka

Researcher and manager of digital products. Phd, The Center of Community Archives – Centrum Archiwów Społecznych

Warsaw, Poland

PhD of social sciences, researcher and manager of digital products. At the Center of Community Archives, she manages the Digital Tools Development Department, which maintains and develops the Open Archiving System, including the Community Collections portal.

Tomasz Olejniczak

Associate Professor at Kozmiński University, studying business history and organization theory

Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Tomasz Olejniczak is an Associate Professor studying business history, organization theory and Japanese management. His teaching interests include research methods, business history and organization theory. Tomasz is an author of two books on Japanese management and his key publications include articles in Journal of Management History and European Journal of International Management. Tomasz is a graduate from University of Warsaw and University of Tokyo and a recipient of scholarships of Japanese Ministry of Education and Japan Foundation. He is currently working on theory of historical continuity and popularization of business history and business archives.

Maimuna Janneh

Maimuna Janneh

Head of Current Records Directorate, National Records Service

Banjul, Gambia

Maimuna Janneh is a proficient records and archives management professional working under the Gambia National Records Service (National Archives). She underwent her Master’s in Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archives and Records Management at the University of Botswana. Her Bachelor of Science degree was in Public Administration from the University of The Gambia. Maimuna obtained several certificates in Management Studies, Leadership, Records, Archives, and Information-related courses attended locally and internationally. Maimuna managed public records of various institutions in The Gambia Government before her current role as head of the Current Records directorate at the Gambia National Records Service Headquarters. Her duties include monitoring the Public Records Offices, training the Records Staff, establishing and upgrading Records Offices, and managing the centralized Keyword System in the Gambia’s public sector.

Mariusz Jastrząb

PhD – historian and cultural expert, business coach

Warsaw, Poland

Mariusz Jastrząb, Phd – historian and cultural expert, business coach. His academic interests include economic history, history of organisations and history of business. Lecturer at Collegium Civitas. From 2014 -2024 employee of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, where he organised and conducted training courses on multiculturalism and discrimination prevention for police officers, border guards and prison staff, librarians, guides and pilots of tourist groups, people working with the public in museums, as well as local administration officials. He also implemented a programme of workshops on Multiculturalism in the Economic World for students of economics.

Debo Robin

Robin Debo

ETWIE (centre of expertise on technical, scientific and industrial heritage in Flanders, part of the Industrymuseum)

Gent, Belgium

Robin works for the Centre on technical, scientific and industrial heritage in Flanders, Belgium. His job involves supporting and reaching out to businesses to take care of their ‘company heritage’. This includes but is not limited to the archives, objects (machines, equipment, packaging, products, …) and the intangible aspects (knowledge in hands and heads, but difficult to document). As a neutral party (organization has no own collection) he bridges the archival and museumsectors to link them up with businesses and their heritage, and vice versa. The aim: stimulate awareness for the intrinsic value of company heritage, instill a sense of responsibility that extends past the company for taking care of this material and aim at sharing this wonderful stuff with a broader audience.

Dagmara Rozkwitalska

Dagmara Rozkwitalska

Business Development Manager, Imperial Shipyard

Gdańsk, Poland

Dagmara Rozkwitalska started her professional career in 2002 in an international legal environment, where she gained transactional knowledge in the field of Real Estate and Tax. Since 2007 she is involved in the revitalization project of the post-shipyard area in Gdansk. Currently, she holds the position of Business Development Manager and is responsible for communication, promotional activities, placemaking activities, stakeholder management, and development.

Katarzyna Pąk

Katarzyna Pąk

Head of Marketing & Communications, Ericsson Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Historian, Communication/PR/IMC practitioner and expert. Experience in marketing and communication gained in the international companies: Coca-Cola Poland and the first  PR specialist at Sony Poland, as well as during scientific research among the Zapotecs. Katarzyna Pąk  conducted three-year studies in the field of cultural anthropology in Mexico.  Now over 20 years working at Polish and European structures of Ericsson MARCOM team. Initiator of the historic approach of brand building based on history. Speaker, writer and perpetrator of the book “Ericsson. 100 Years in Poland. Chronicle”

Konrad Szuba

Konrad Szuba

Chief specialist, State Archives Head Office

Warsaw, Poland

Konrad Szuba – chief specialist in the Department of Archival Studies, The State Archives Head Office. Currently leading project Dictionary of Archival Terminology. He is interested in the history of cities and the bourgeoisie, sacred space in the Middle Ages, and the early modern period.

Katya Corvino

Katya Corvino

Head of Heritage Lab, Heritage Lab, the museum – laboratory of Italgas Group

Torino, Italy

Head of Heritage Lab, the museum – laboratory of Italgas Group, Katya Corvino also held the position of Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. As Head of Local Government Relations, she represented Snam at the European Union in Brussels. With 30 years of experience in Eni, Snam, and then Italgas, she specialized in social sustainability and institutional relations.

Lovisa Severin Kragerud

Lovisa Severin Kragerud

Archivist & Chief Storyteller, The Absolut Group Pernod Ricard

Stockholm, Sweden

Lovisa Severin Kragerud, Archivist & Chief Storyteller at The Absolut Group (Pernod Ricard) since 2017. She is the first archivist the company has ever had and she works with the brands; Absolut Vodka, Kahlúa and Malibu. Creating and building up an archive organization was the main goal to start with; collecting bottles, documentation and doing research for all the three brands. Later lifting up the brands with History Marketing has become the priority. Her daily work together with the marketing teams contains of creating historical content for social media and spreading the legacy of the brands within the company but also worldwide.

Programme

Sunday 22nd september

  • 18:00

    Welcome cocktail party (only for ICA SBA members)

Monday 23rd September, Kozminski University

  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration

  • 09:00 – 10:40

    Session 1 Resilience & Sustainable development

  • 11:00 – 12:00

    Session 2 Bussines archives, corporate histories and anniversaries

  • 12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch

  • 13:00 – 14:20

    Session 3 Business archives, luxury, and heritage marketing

  • 15:30 – 16:50

    Session 4 Business archives, digital transformation, and AI

  • 17:00 – 18:20

    Session 5 Business archives, museums, and revitalizations

  • 19:00

    Gala Dinner

Tuesday 24th September

  • 09:00 – 12:00

    Workshop

  • 12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch

  • 13:00 – 16:00

    Workshop

Congress venue

Kozminski University

Jagiellońska Str. 59
03-310 Warsaw