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Skytop Strategies: Executive Dialogue Series

IGI has partnered with Skytop Strategies on the upcoming Executive Dialogue Series entitled, "Governance: Building Company Resilience Capacity, on June 13th at Deloitte’s offices in New York. I am proud to be joining the conversation as a facilitator.

This is a full-day, interactive discussion group, limited to 35 senior level executives, designed to allow for a highly engaging exchange on the subject of corporate governance and building resilience through better practice.

Some of the others thought leaders for the program include:

  • Toshiba America, Inc., Timothy Fraser, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
  • TRUSTe, Hilary Wandall, General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer
  • Charter Communications, Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, Head of Corporate Security
  • AT&T, James Grudus, Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel
  • Nuveen, Matt DiGuiseppe, VP, Stewardship & Corporate Governance


Select agenda topics for the program include:

  • Why Boards Are Avoiding the Subject of Disruptive Threats
  • The Evolving Role of Risk Management: What Should Boards Want Included in their ERM Plan?
  • Corporate Governance: Does Good ESG Enhance Company Resilience?
  • Managing Regulators: How to Minimize Damage and Demonstrate Responsiveness


To learn more about Skytop Strategies' Executive Dialogue Series, click here.




Who Should Attend the 2017 CIGO Summit? Here’s our list…

Beginning with the inaugural CIGO Summit in 2015, IGI and its partners have worked hard to establish and define the playbook of information management, the role of a Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) and the mission critical role they play in the success of his/her company.

As we move closer and closer to the CIGO Summit in the windy city, we continue to work to ensure not only that the right information is being shared, but also that the right people are getting it at the right time.

So who should be attending the CIGO Summit? Below you will find examples of personnel that would likely benefit from attending this Summit.

  1. Legal leaders

A high performing CIGO must have a keen understanding of the compliance matters his/her company operates under to perform with excellence in this role. Because of this, general counsel and other legal leaders are ideal candidates for the Summit, as they will be working alongside, and sometimes overseeing, the CIGO should their organization adapt this newly created C-level position.

  1. Technology Executives

Much like legal leaders, technology executives work side-by-side and often as superiors and direct reports to an organization's CIGO. While a CIGO will not generally have an extensive background in technology, they must understand and be current with the changing technologies on the market that impact their company and their business. Learning this key role of a CIGO from the other side will prove invaluable in proper execution along this significant business intersection.

  1. Business Operation Heads

The final piece of the most clearly visible multi-discipline intersection of a CIGO’s job lies in business operations. Just like the CIGO must understand, if not have a full background in business operation, so too should leaders in this space have a keen sense of the perspective and viewpoint from which a CIGO is likely to come from.

  1. CEOs

The ideal direct report for a CIGO and ultimately the biggest decision maker in any organization. If your company is considering or is at least open to considering creating the position of CIGO, having the CEO there is a must. Not only will he/she need to know what this newly created executive does, but the CIGO may very well be a direct report to the CEO.

  1. CIOs

Alongside the CEO, the CIO may be the most important individual within a company to attend the CIGO Summit. Due to the close knit nature of their respective jobs, it’s vital CIOs and CIGOs understand the differences in responsibility and perspective between these seemingly similar positions. In many organizations the CIGO reports directly to the CIO, so that is yet another reason CIOs do themselves and their companies a great service by attending this summit.

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 click here. We look forward to seeing you!


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.


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. 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


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. 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.


9. 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.


10. 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!