Certified Document Control Professional | Document Control Consultant | Author | Trainer
A Certified Document Control Professional who has worked on million-dollar projects in almost all the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria spanning over 20 years. Her career has taken her on international assignments to work on large projects. She has a track record of delivering, creating, and implementing efficient document control practices in projects.
Ms. Kadiri’s passion for document control led her to establish her company Doc Masters Limited (the Document Control Experts) that specializes in providing document management solutions to organizations willing to maintain safety, reduce cost and protect their interests. Her company sets up systems and processes for managing document efficiently; provides Document Control Outsourcing, Consultancy and Training.
She is an author of a guidebook that gives clarity on document control – ‘Understanding Document Control – a short guidebook’. I am a Senior Professional Member of the International Institute of Information Management (IIM). She is also a Chartered Librarian in Nigeria. I volunteers in various associations and where I play active roles.
What attracted you to data management (document control & management) or IT, and why did you choose to pursue this career?
I studied Library science as a first degree in university. I started my career as a Librarian before I ventured into Document Control. It seemed like a natural fit and proven to be an excellent career choice.
What has been your greatest career accomplishment so far, and why has it been important to your career?
Setting up my own company has been my greatest accomplishment. My vision is to make the document control profession visible in Nigeria and make an impact with small and medium businesses, who contribute the most to the country’s GDP.
What are the two or three biggest challenges you face as a data management professional / CDO and how can we address them?
One of the biggest challenges is lack of awareness of the profession.
I would consider this challenge as an advantage as it pushes document controllers to create visibility in organizations, we work by educating the staff on our role and displaying the value we bring.
How do you see data management / the role of the CDO / IT changing in the next 2 – 3 years?
The coronavirus pandemic though a sad case, brought an advantage to the world of data and document management. People worked remotely and many businesses understood the value and importance of digitization and having documents available electronically for business continuity. I see a rapid growth in the space, with focus on cloud centralization of data and proper security protocols to prevent data theft.
Do you have any planned next steps for your career?
To raise awareness of data management in Nigeria. To conduct trainings and drive visibility in the space.
What is the single best piece of advice you have received in your data management / IT career so far? Why has it been so important to you?
“Don’t say it, write it!” has been my watch word throughout my career. I believe it encompasses everything we do as information management professionals.
Can you share something about yourself as a person that people wouldn’t know about you?
My greatest support system has been my husband Solomon, together with our three children.
I am also an aspiring natural hair stylist. I love everything about hair and looking at taking this passion a step further in future.
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