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What Will You Learn at the 2017 CIGO Summit?

Since bursting onto the scene in 2015, the CIGO Summit, held this year in Chicago May 10-11, has worked to define the playbook of this critically emerging and ever-evolving C-level officer, dubbed the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO), and how a person in this role plays a significant part in his/her company’s success.

As we move forward into the 2017 conference, we plan to take this event’s building momentum to new levels. There are many reasons to attend the 3rd annual CIGO conference, but the biggest is the acquisition of knowledge. Below are some of the speakers and the topics they will cover at this year’s summit.

1. Accounting for the Value of Information – Mark Milone – Boeing Company
Mark is the lead attorney advising Boeing’s Information & Analytics organization. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace and defense contractor.

A major theme for the 2017 CIGO Summit is information accounting: how do we calculate the value, risk, and cost of information, and how do we use that insight to drive responsible and informed business decisions about the fate of our information?

We are privileged to have Mark come to our CIGO Summit and share his story about:
• The approach he is developing to valuing information and determining information risk and cost
• What he has learned so far on his journey at the world’s largest aerospace and defense contractor
• The leadership lessons he has learned on his journey that you can use as you move forward as an information leader

2. Information Management & Governance – Roman Coleman – Options Clearing Corporation
Roman V. Coleman is an attorney who has led and consulted on numerous engagements to deliver compliant technical solutions for records management, litigation readiness, e-discovery, data governance, master data management and information compliance programs with leading publicly traded companies: Zurich, Coca-Cola, GE Capital, SunTrust Banks, and CenturyLink.

Mr. Coleman’s legal, business optimization, process improvement, change management, and technical expertise are uniquely valuable to organizations facing complex information management and corporate governance issues.

3. Data Ethics and the CIGO – Bennett B. Borden – Drinker Biddle & Reath
With great power comes great responsibility. Increasingly, information leaders have access to an incredible array of data and tools for extracting insight from that data. This creates a new frontier for information leaders faced with deciding not about whether a particular use of data is compliant or "legal" but rather, whether it is ethical. How can information leaders avoid crossing the "creepy line?" What kinds of insights are available and how should CIGO use those insights in a way that provides value to their customers and their organization? Bennett will lead us on a discussion of these critical issues and we will learn from the experiences from the information leaders in the room.

More Info?
These are just a few of the topics being covered at this year’s summit. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit http://cigosummit.com/program/.

Interested in coming? Register here.


Need a Reason to Attend the 2017 CIGO Summit? Well, Here Are Ten.

The CIGO Summit, held May 10-11 in Chicago, has defined the critical and emerging role of the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO). In our third annual event, we will continue to drive into the details of what it means to be an information leader.

    1. Your Peers
      Nowhere else can you find a gathering of the people like those who come to the CIGO Summit – both those who control millions in IG budget and lead large teams and those information leaders who are just beginning their journey. Information leaders from the world’s leading companies (e.g., Walmart, Pfizer and MasterCard) help make the CIGO Summit what it is.


    1. Groundbreaking
      Much like the evolution of the CIO as a standalone role in the 1980s, we believe the CIGO is beginning to do that today. Come be a part of helping modern businesses redefine how their organizational information is managed, governed and deployed.


    1. Help Define a New Path
      The role of the CIGO is still very much being written. We focus on the cutting edge of information governance by helping to refine the role of the CIGO and deploy more of these new age executives into the marketplace.


    1. Stay Ahead of Your Competitors
      Due to the ever-developing nature of this information governance revolution, many companies are simply not up to speed. We help provide insight to gain a significant advantage over your competitors in the area of information governance knowledge and best practices.


    1. The Experience
      “The single most important industry event I have yet attended; densely packed with immediately useable approaches, methodologies and best practices; staffed by passionate and supremely experienced SMEs – both within and extraneous to the discipline – providing a 360-degree view of the imminent CIGO revolution; overall a grand slam. A definite repeat for next year!” – Richard Kessler, Executive Director Information Lifecycle Governance, Group Information Security Office UBS


    1. We Get to the Point
      If there is one thing we hate, it’s wasted time. It’s a resource that simply can’t be replaced. CIGO is jam-packed with useful and actionable knowledge pertaining to information governance. All this is packed into 1.5 fast-paced days.


    1. The Experts
      This year’s CIGO Summit features speakers like: Mark Milone of The Boeing Company, Aaron Murphy of McCormick & Co., Roman Coleman of The Options Clearing Corporation, Ajay Asthana of Pretium Analytics, Bennett B. Borden of Drinker, Biddle & Reath as well as many more. For a complete list of speakers, click here.


    1. The Depth
      As an interdisciplinary pursuit, there is so much to talk about in IG. Our fast-paced format allows us to cover a broad range of topics while drilling down on the ones that we believe are the most important for CIGOs in 2017, including information valuation, cybersecurity, and strategies for finding and building your IG team.


    1. The Location
      Every time we return to Chicago we are reminded what a beautiful city it truly is. And your fortieth floor conference space with floor-to-ceiling glass windows affords a view of that city that is second to none. CIGO Summit is easy to get to and in the heart of the action.


  1. The Trends
    There is no better way to keep pace with the legal, technological, political and economic trends that are affecting IG now and in the future than to sit together with the experts and your peers and hear what's on their minds.

Join us May 10-11, 2017 in Chicago for another fabulous, ideas-rich event with some of the best and brightest minds in IG. To learn more about this year’s CIGO Summit and to register, please follow the link below.



Support Our 2017 Research Into Governance Of Long-Term Digital Information


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We are pleased once again to be working with IGI Supporter Preservica to conduct research into the critical issue of long-term digital information. In 2016, with the generous support of Preservica, we conducted benchmark research in this area, finding that virtually every organization surveyed (98%) has digital records and information it must keep (or wants to keep) for longer than ten years, but very few (16%) have a viable approach.

In 2017 we are continuing our research in this area by conducting a short survey of information professionals that delves further into this critical issue, focusing on the specific external drivers (like laws and regulations), business processes, and risk and value-focused goals that inform organizational strategy on long-term records and information.

This survey will only be open for two weeks, so please take a few moments to complete it today. The survey is open to all IG practitioners (i.e., those people charged with doing some type of IG work at and for the organization at which they work - not for an external customer or client).

The results will be made available through a report freely available in our Community Site and we will also be reporting results at the 2017 MER Conference, and at our annual Chief Information Governance Officer Summit, happening May 10-11, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Don’t forget to register today.


We Are Less Than One Month Away from the 2017 CIGO Summit

It’s time for the Third Annual Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) Summit. The CIGO Summit is a by-invitation-only, executive event for senior leaders in cybersecurity, information management, law, privacy, data analytics, records management, compliance, and other IG-related disciplines.

The age of big data means organizations have more information under their control than ever before. Unlocking the true potential of your data starts with having a new kind of information leader: the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO). How exactly is a CIGO critical to their organization’s success? We’re asking you to help us answer that question.

Our roster of 2017 speakers for the CIGO Summit, happening May 10-11 in Chicago, will lend invaluable insight across the IG board. With participating experts from many different facets of Information Governance, we will be hearing from Mark Milone (Senior Counsel, The Boeing Company), Doug Meier (Director of Trust & Compliance, Pandora)Aaron Murphy (Information Governance Manager, McCormick & Co.), and Roman Coleman (Attorney, The Options Clearing Corporation) to name a few. To see the full list of speakers, click here. Join us May 10-11, 2017 in Chicago for another fabulous, idea-rich event with some of the best and brightest minds in IG.

We look forward to seeing you!


Support International Research Into IG at Public Authorities

The IGI is proud to support the work of institutions around the world doing research and and other work to promote our understanding and adoption of IG as a discipline and a profession.

One of those group is the InterPARES Trust, a multi-national, interdisciplinary research project exploring issues concerning digital records and data entrusted to the Internet. Our friend and colleague Vicki Lemieux (who has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of these issues) has asked us to let you know about a research project that could use your help.

Their research survey aims to capture perspectives on the nature of Information Governance in order to enhance their understanding of this developing domain.

In particular, they are focusing on those with IG experience within public authorities.

So if this is you, please take a few moments today and complete the survey. The survey has 15 optional questions and should take about 10 minutes. You can also save your work and come back to it later. The survey closes on April 3 at 4 pm PST.

The research is a partnership between the iSchools at UCL (Dr. Elizabeth Lomas, Dept. Information Studies) and University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Dr. Basma Makhlouf Shabou, Prof. Dept. Information Sciences, Geneva School of Business Administration HEG). For any questions or further information, please contact Prof. Dr. B. Makhlouf Shaboubasma (Principal researcher) (email: makhlouf-shabou@hesge.ch)  or Dr Elizabeth Lomas  (Co-investigator) (email: e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk).


E-Discovery and IG in 2017 and Beyond: The Recording of Our Online Discussion Now Available

We had a great online discussion this week with IGI Charter Supporter OpenText about trends in e-discovery and IG for 2017 and beyond. We also talked about the significance of their recent acquisition of Recommind and what it says about OpenText's product strategy and the market in general.

The video will be available here on our public site for a week, at which point it will move to the Resources section of our growing online community, where you can create a profile and interact with your IG peers. The slides from this online event will also be available there shortly.