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Don’t Forget to Register for our Post-LTNY Webinar

Reminder: Join Us for a Live Discussion on Wednesday, February 8th AT 1PM EDT

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In our first webinar of 2017, IGI leaders will host a discussion with subject matter experts from IGI Charter Supporter OpenText

UPDATE: Our experts will also share most important IG and E-Discovery trends and developments they just saw and heard at the LegalTech conference in New York, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2017.

We will discuss:

  • New delivery models for e-discovery capabilities that support a comprehensive approach to IG.
  • Evaluating the relationship between ECM and e-discovery as we mature and build our IG programs.
  • Perspectives on what IG and e-discovery will look like in the near future.

Register Now!

Discussion Participants

 

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Bennett B. Borden

Chief Data Scientist and Chair, IG and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Founder and Chair, IGI

Bennett B. Borden  is a globally recognized authority on the legal, technological and policy implications of information. As Chief Data Scientist at DBR, Bennett is responsible for the firm’s data analytics strategy. He is founder and Chair of the Information Governance Initiative.

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Barclay T. Blair

Founder and Executive Director, IGI

Barclay T. Blair is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, software and hardware vendors, and government institutions, and is an author, speaker, and internationally recognized authority on information governance. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Information Governance Initiative.

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Hal Marcus

eDiscovery Attorney and Product Marketing Executive, OpenText

Hal Marcus works with the innovative team at Recommind, an OpenText company, to transform discovery through analytics. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Hal practiced as an intellectual property and antitrust litigator at an Am Law 100 Wall Street firm before embarking on a career in technology that now spans 20 years.

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Webinar Background

We predict that 2017 will be a landmark year, with our research showing an accelerating number of organizations transitioning from talking IG to doing IG. While early adopters have now moved past foundational and risk-focused IG activities, the much larger middle segment has to date spent most of their time writing policies, establishing steering committees, and evaluating their technology options. This vast middle segment is beginning to shift into execution mode, implementing their IG frameworks into their technology environment, appointing IG directors and other IG leaders, and tackling their first big IG projects.

Nowhere will this be more obvious than at the intersection of e-discovery and IG. Like enterprise IT itself, e-discovery is experiencing massive disruption as heavily litigated organizations evaluate the right mix of service providers, cloud infrastructure, and internal technology horsepower and expertise. Traditional e-discovery approaches like “pay by the GB” that were based on service bureau models are less relevant in a reality where e-discovery is managed on a continuum as just one of many IG activities. This evolution creates new challenges, but also creates exciting opportunities for IG leaders to leverage the same tools, policies, and governance structures across their IG activities, instead of inefficiently managing e-discovery as an exception with its own set of rules and technologies.

In 2016, OpenText—best known as a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software—acquired Recommind, a pioneer in the application of advanced analytics to find, review, and produce information in high-stakes e-discovery. The acquisition is an example of an IG provider “putting its money where its mouth is” in betting on a vision of truly integrated IG.

Join us on our first webinar of 2017, which will be a discussion between the leaders of IG and experts from OpenText following LTNY. This webinar will provide a valuable opportunity for the IG community to hear directly from OpenText about why they made the Recommind acquisition, what it means for customers of both organizations, and what it means for their vision of e-discovery and IG.

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Book Launch at LegalTech NY

Please join IGI Co-Chair Jason R. Baron and other e-discovery and information governance luminaries at our reception for the launch of Jason's new book, "Perspectives on Predictive Coding," published by the American Bar Association. There is no better guide to current thinking and practice on advanced technologies for finding and governing information than found here from leading judges, computer scientists, e-discovery lawyers and other practitioners. Jason is the lead editor, and is joined by a host of leading thinkers in this area. Check out editor Ralph Losey's detailed post about the book for more information.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Drinker Biddle, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, New York 10036-2714

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Contact Iwona Stepniak with any questions about this event.

 

Webinar – IG and E-Discovery in 2017: Moving from Concept to Execution

Join Us for a Live Discussion on Wednesday, February 8th AT 1PM EDT

Register Now!

In our first webinar of 2017, IGI leaders will host a discussion with subject matter experts from IGI Charter Supporter OpenText

UPDATE: Our experts will also share most important IG and E-Discovery trends and developments they just saw and heard at the LegalTech conference in New York, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2017.

We will discuss:

  • New delivery models for e-discovery capabilities that support a comprehensive approach to IG.
  • Evaluating the relationship between ECM and e-discovery as we mature and build our IG programs.
  • Perspectives on what IG and e-discovery will look like in the near future.

Register Now!

Discussion Participants

Bennett B. Borden Headshot

Bennett B. Borden

Chief Data Scientist and Chair, IG and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Founder and Chair, IGI

Bennett B. Borden  is a globally recognized authority on the legal, technological and policy implications of information. As Chief Data Scientist at DBR, Bennett is responsible for the firm’s data analytics strategy. He is founder and Chair of the Information Governance Initiative.

Barclay T Blair Headshot

Barclay T. Blair

Founder and Executive Director, IGI

Barclay T. Blair is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, software and hardware vendors, and government institutions, and is an author, speaker, and internationally recognized authority on information governance. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Information Governance Initiative.

20170113.hal.jpeg

Hal Marcus

eDiscovery Attorney and Product Marketing Executive, OpenText

Hal Marcus works with the innovative team at Recommind, an OpenText company, to transform discovery through analytics. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Hal practiced as an intellectual property and antitrust litigator at an Am Law 100 Wall Street firm before embarking on a career in technology that now spans 20 years.

Register Now!

Webinar Background

We predict that 2017 will be a landmark year, with our research showing an accelerating number of organizations transitioning from talking IG to doing IG. While early adopters have now moved past foundational and risk-focused IG activities, the much larger middle segment has to date spent most of their time writing policies, establishing steering committees, and evaluating their technology options. This vast middle segment is beginning to shift into execution mode, implementing their IG frameworks into their technology environment, appointing IG directors and other IG leaders, and tackling their first big IG projects.

Nowhere will this be more obvious than at the intersection of e-discovery and IG. Like enterprise IT itself, e-discovery is experiencing massive disruption as heavily litigated organizations evaluate the right mix of service providers, cloud infrastructure, and internal technology horsepower and expertise. Traditional e-discovery approaches like “pay by the GB” that were based on service bureau models are less relevant in a reality where e-discovery is managed on a continuum as just one of many IG activities. This evolution creates new challenges, but also creates exciting opportunities for IG leaders to leverage the same tools, policies, and governance structures across their IG activities, instead of inefficiently managing e-discovery as an exception with its own set of rules and technologies.

In 2016, OpenText—best known as a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software—acquired Recommind, a pioneer in the application of advanced analytics to find, review, and produce information in high-stakes e-discovery. The acquisition is an example of an IG provider “putting its money where its mouth is” in betting on a vision of truly integrated IG.

Join us on our first webinar of 2017, which will be a discussion between the leaders of IG and experts from OpenText following LTNY. This webinar will provide a valuable opportunity for the IG community to hear directly from OpenText about why they made the Recommind acquisition, what it means for customers of both organizations, and what it means for their vision of e-discovery and IG.

Register Now!

 

 

Taking Control of Your Messaging Environment: A Cross-Country IG Roadshow

We are excited to once again be working with IGI Supporter Actiance on a series of intimate IG and e-discovery themed events across the country. The first date is January 19th in Dallas, TX – register here. IGI founder Barclay T. Blair will be speaking in Dallas, as well as Atlanta on February 16th. You can find more information about these and other dates and locations here.

This is the third series of events we have done with Actiance across the country. And, through them all one thing has become crystal clear: although email governance continues to bedevil organizations, it is no longer their most serious IG challenge. While most have taken some kind of action to tame email (e.g., blanket short retention periods; record/non-record folders; role-based classification; eliminating PSTs; promulgating policies and training), only the most sophisticated are addressing the massive challenge of governing an messaging environment that is only expanding in complexity and risk. In part this has been because of a lack of options when it comes to purpose-built solutions for integrated messaging governance. Actiance has set out to change that, and at these events they are sharing compelling stories about customers who have successfully tackled this challenge.

Most knowledge workers are using more than one form of digital messaging to do their jobs, and many are active in several different environments (whether they are provided or sanctioned by their employers or not). While purpose-build collaborative messaging systems like Slack, Yammer, Trello, Jabber and others present new challenges, so to do consumer-grade tools that are widely used at work, especially on mobile platforms. On top of that, an increasing number of applications provide native messaging capabilities, meaning that unexpected systems like stock trading platforms and industrial control systems may in fact contain messages that have serious value or risk, as well as legal and governance requirements.

We will discuss these issues and more at our events with Actiance. You will join an intimate group of your peers to explore these challenges and practical, available solutions to meet them. Participants in our prior two series have told us they received enormous value from attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Quantified Information Governance

How IG Supports Cybersecurity

Watch the recording of this webinar now
The live event was December 14th, 2016
11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

This week we are pleased to be working with IGI Supporter Guidance Software to bring you a year-end webinar on a topic that has consumed so many IG and cybersecurity professionals in 2016, i.e., how IG provides a framework and approach to information risk that is essential to cybersecurity.

Only a few years ago, a perimeter-based data breach was headline news. Today, the same type of breach is expected by most major corporations and government agencies. It’s clear that advanced perimeter security tools are not enough.

Many organizations are now augmenting their perimeter tools with data-centric security solutions. We see Chief Privacy Officers working closer than ever with CIGOs and CISOs to safeguard personally identifiable information, non-public information, and sensitive corporate data. But has this truly minimized the risks? What are some of the new approaches to a data-centric security model?

Join us to discuss:

  • The role of automation and technology within InfoGov and InfoSec
  • The importance of knowing where your sensitive data is located
  • How quantified information governance can provide new perspectives on risk
  • Emerging requirements for a proactive and reactive approach to data security

Presenters:

  • Barclay Blair, Founder and Executive Director, Information Governance Initiative
  • Paul Shomo, Sr. Technical Manager, Guidance Software

For a great background on these issues, check out Paul's most recent article in Dark Reading, "Why Marrying Infosec & Info Governance Boosts Security Capabilities."

Watch the recording of this webinar now
The live event was December 14th, 2016
11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

 

Take a Look Inside the IGI Annual Report 2015-16: Where Are Organizations Buying IG Services?

Have you taken the 2016-2017 IGI Annual Survey? Help us develop our next Annual Report by sharing your insights! Take the Survey today.

In our previous look inside last year’s IGI Annual Report 2015-2016, the industry’s most comprehensive research on information governance (IG) as a concept, profession, and market, we discussed predictions for IG spending in 2016. Today, we look at what technologies the community considers part of the IG market.

Organizations are buying IG services. Forty percent of practitioners reported that their organizations were purchasing IG services, today, and around the same amount reported that they planned to in 2016.

Software and hardware professional services groups were the most commonly identified source of IG services by practitioners now and in 2016, with boutique consulting firms specializing in IG coming in at a close second and law firms third. Just under half said that their organizations are not currently purchasing IG services. Why? Some may be filling their IG personnel needs through other means like direct hiring or internal promotions. Others, however, simply may not be at the optimal IG program maturity level to purchase IG.

IG products and services seem to go hand-in-hand. Indeed, nearly half of our IG provider respondents say that they provide both products and services. Only 14% say they sell products only. Organizations purchasing technology often need help implementing and configuring it, so it is not surprising that professional services groups at software and hardware providers led the way as the most commonly identified source for IG services.

The IGI has begun the process of developing the 2016-2017 IGI Annual Report, building upon the success of the last two years. As part of the research for our Report, we are conducting a survey of information governance professionals. Please participate in our survey to help us create a great resource for the IG Community. The results will be published in a comprehensive Annual Report which will include a variety of infographics and other tools we will freely provide to the IG Community under a Creative Commons license. These infographics have become part of many IG practitioners’ internal presentations, and the Annual Report has become the go-to reference guide for many in the industry. In the meantime, take a look insider last year’s report. All data you provide through this survey will be reported anonymously.