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PODCAST: WHAT DO LAWYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INFORMATION GOVERNANCE?

“[The IGI] is an exciting new development in the world of Information Governance, a term which has been around for a while, but is now catching fire.”

— Sharon Nelson, Ride the Lightning Blog

Jason R. Baron, Co-Chair of the IGI was recently a guest on the Legal Talk Network Digital Detectives podcast. On the podcast, Jason talks about the Information Governance Initiative and the role that lawyers play in IG. The podcast is hosted by Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek.

Take a listen to the podcast here:

 

WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

Bennett B. Borden, IGI Founder and Chair, and Jason R. Baron, IGI Co-Chair, will be moderating sessions and speaking at The Executive Conference on Information Governance: Collaborative Strategies for Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk, jointly sponsored by ARMA International and The Sedona Conference®. The event will be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, April 14-15, 2014, Amelia Island, Florida.

From The Sedona Conference® website:

For the first time, The Sedona Conference and ARMA International are joining forces to launch a nationwide Information Governance conference, bringing together corporate and government executives from Records Management, Information Technology, Legal, Compliance, Privacy, Security, and other key disciplines to develop practical, comprehensive, real-world solutions for managing corporate information in a digital world. Utilizing the Sedona-style dialogue methodology, an expert faculty will seek common understanding from different stakeholder groups to create a framework for maximizing the potential – and mitigating the risks - of fast-growing data collections in complex organizations. Among topics to be explored:

  • Who are the stakeholders who must be at the IG table?
  • What is the value proposition for IG?
  • How can different IG professionals work with - and not against - each other?
  • How do we reconcile conflicting legal, social, and organizational cultures?
  • How will rapidly changing government regulations affect your IG program?
  • How will current trends in technology help you build your IG infrastructure?
  • What will be the IG challenges of the future, and how will we met them?
  • And much more!

The program is designed to help experienced practitioners gain a deeper understanding of the complexities that can arise with advanced information governance issues.

For more information, see The Sedona Conference® website or the ARMA Internationalwebsite.

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WE CELEBRATED GLOBAL INFORMATION GOVERNANCE DAY, AND HERE ARE THE TWEETS TO PROVE IT

As mentioned yesterday, IGI Charter Supporter RSD hosted a Tweet Chat to commemorate Global Information Governance Day. It was a great success, with participation from a wide range of #InfoGov practitioners. Check out some of the tweets below.


 

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL INFORMATION GOVERNANCE DAY

Thursday February 20th, 2014 is the second annual Global Information Governance Day. #GIGD was established to raise awareness of information governance across the globe.  Success in information governance can only be achieved by challenging and changing the way we perceive information. This is why Global Information Day is useful: it will help to raise awareness of the critical importance of information governance. See the Wikipedia entry for more information.

IGI Charter Supporter RSD (@RSDig) is hosting a Twitter chat with information governance experts on February 20th, 2014 at 11 AM EST, using the hashtag #GIGD. So please join the tweet chat as we work together to put information governance on the map.

 
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IGI LAUNCH ROUNDUP

“The most interesting topic of discussion at LegalTech 2014 was not some new technology nor the proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but the launch of the Information Governance Initiative.”

— The E-Disclosure Information Project

The Information Governance Initiative officially launched on February 3rd, and we would like to thank everyone who participated and took notice. The week of the launch was amazing, with a lot of buzz generated at the LegalTech NY 2014 conference and online. Collectively our leadership team spoke more than a dozen times and participated in many additional events at LTNY (you can see a roundup here). Our website was busy as well, with more than 11,000 page views, 2300 visitors, 1600 views of our videos, and 250 people joining the IGI community.

So, the IGI is off to a great start. But, we need you to help us move information governance forward. Click here to join.

LAW TECHNOLOGY NEWS: ACTIVISTS LAUNCH INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

Barclay Blair and Bennet Borden launch a vendor-neutral consortium to advance information governance practices. Saying that the “information governance workforce is nascent—and management responsibility for IG is unclear or unassigned at most organizations,” three activists in the e-discovery circuit will launch a new organization on Feb. 3, the day before LegalTech New York kicks off.

FIERCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT: NEW GROUP WANTS TO DRAG INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INTO THE FUTURE

A new group formed recently called the Information Governance Initiative, and its goal is to reform and modernize information governance. According the organization's website, "The Information Governance Initiative is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance." One of the group's founders, information governance industry veteran Barclay Blair, told me information governance today is a disaster and his group aims to help organizations get their governance house in order. "Most organizations have very little idea what information they have, where it is or what it is--much less understanding whether it can help or hurt them," Blair told me.

LAUNCH OF THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

The most interesting topic of discussion at LegalTech 2014 was not some new technology nor the proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but the launch of the Information Governance Initiative. That is certainly not to dismiss the technology at LegalTech – Equivio launched Equivio Zoom for Information Governance in the same week as the IGI, and Recommind’s Axcelerate 5 made its appearance at LegalTech for example - but the technology is servant to the objectives, and information governance is increasingly seen as the objective which matters; that is why Equivio and Recommind are among the supporters of the IGI.

NEW INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM AND THINK TANK ON INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

The Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance (IG), will launch on February 3rd, 2014.

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE GOES LIVE ON THE NET

Yesterday, the website for the Information Governance Initiative went live on the Net. Thanks to the head's up from my friend Jason Baron. The Information Governance Initiative is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance. It is dedicated to moving forward the adoption of Information Governance practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. The IGI publishes research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners that is freely available on its website. Later this year the IGI will be adding an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners.

MOBILE DISCOVERY, INFORMATION GOVERNANCE, THE CLOUD AND BYOC – THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF LTNY 2014

Information governance was big big big. The key point being made by most vendors was “predictive coding is just a class of technology. It is a tool. It can be applied across the board in information governance”. And the goal is obvious: apply these technologies and techniques to information governance in a continuous, day-to-day management of business information. This has certainly been the mantra of Barclay Blair who has a new Information Governance Initiative with a very strong group of industry leaders.

ACTIVE NAVIGATION BECOMES FOUNDING MEMBER OF NEW INFORMATION GOVERNANCE THINK TANK AND CONSORTIUM

Information Governance (IG) software company Active Navigation Inc. today announced that it is a founding charter sponsor of newly launched think tank the Information Governance Initiative (IGI).  Information governance addresses how organizations use and manage digital information. The IGI will publish research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners seeking to advance information governance on its website at www.IGInitiative.com. The research will be freely available and the group will also be adding an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners.

NUIX CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF THE MUCH-NEEDED INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

Everybody who works in eDiscovery, data storage, digital investigation, records management and related fields has one thing in common: we all lament the fact that the organizations we work for store too much information that we don’t need. We know that information holds unidentified business risks. We know it costs too much to store and costs even more when bad things happen. We also know there is significant value trapped in the content of all those human-generated documents and communications.

RECALL ANNOUNCES AFFILIATION WITH INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

Recall Holdings Limited, a global leader in transformational information management solutions, today announced its presence as a charter supporter of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance. The IGI was founded by recognized leaders in the field of Information Governance, and is supported by leading providers of Information Governance products and services.

RSD IS PROUD TO BE A CHARTER SUPPORTER OF THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE (IGI) TO ADVANCE THE ADOPTION OF INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

RSD, a leading provider of information governance solutions for the enterprise, today announced it is a Charter Supporter of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) to advance the adoption of information governance. IGI is a cross-disciplinary consortium of industry experts and vendors establishing a think tank focused on advancing IG practices across all vertical industries. The IGI will publish research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners as well as provide an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners of IG.

XEROX JOINS THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE AS FOUNDING MEMBER

Participation helps advance the adoption of information governance best practices and technologies. Xerox Litigation Services, the e-discovery division of Xerox (NYSE: XRX), today announced its membership in the Information Governance Initiative (IGI). Xerox was invited to join this organization as one of a select number of service providers.

ZYLAB PROUD TO BECOME SUPPORTER OF THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

ZyLAB today announces it is proud to become an active supporter of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI). The Information Governance Initiative is a vendor-neutral industry consortium dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance (IG) practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy, education, and peer-to-peer networking. The Initiative is founded based on an urgent need for clarity in the marketplace regarding the contours and implication of IG. The mission of the IGI is to sound the clarion call that current information management practices are unsustainable as IG capabilities have advanced more quickly than awareness of those capabilities amongst practitioners and purchasers.

ANNOUNCING THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE

Three years ago, I sat down in a conference room in Washington, D.C with some really smart people and we quickly realized that we shared a vision for a consortium and think tank devoted to advancing Information Governance. Each of us had seen the incredible value that better information governance could create for their respective clients, but had also witnessed the consequences of information failure first-hand. Without a way for IG practitioners to share their experience across disciplines, it seemed unlikely that the promise of information governance would be fulfilled. Today, thanks to the support of like-minded individuals and organizations, this vision has been realized.

12 ON 12: FAVORITE MOMENTS AT LEGALTECH NEW YORK

#4. Fashion Show: Jason R. Baron wrapping up a great panel discussion on information governance by putting on his new Information Governance Initiative T-shirt. IG is here to stay. — Judy Selby, partner at Baker & Hostetler, New York.

Jason in IG T-shirt
 

NEW ARTICLE BY JASON R. BARON: ESCAPE FROM THE ISLAND OF E-DISCOVERY

Jason R. Baron's new article "Escape from the Island of E-Discovery: It's time for technology-assisted review to escape from the island of electronic data discovery" has been published in Law Technology News. Click here to read the article.

Excerpt:

"The proposition I'd like to advance here is that lawyers should be aware of the real (and greater) secret revealed in all the recent research and scholarship leading up to Da Silva Moore , namely, that TAR-like methods have multiple uses beyond simply determining relevance or privilege for large data sets.

That is, if we have been paying close attention to the results of studies coming out of the Text Retrieval Conference ( TREC ) Legal Track and the Electronic Discovery Institute, we should have learned from our colleagues in computer and information science (who are familiar with analytics employing text mining and machine learning) that powerful techniques exist to better exploit data sets.

These techniques, which include TAR-like methods, in turn hold the potential to pay off in handsome dividends to our legal practice.

I am talking, of course, about analytical methods used in ways to optimize information governance."