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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.

Register Now!

 

 

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.

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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.

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!

 

 

From Ashley Madison to the eBay Hack: Cybersecurity Best Practices

Data breaches are on the rise. How can your organization avoid being the next headline? Join Barclay T. Blair, executive director of the IGI along with a panel of experts on this webinar discussion hosted by IGI Charter Supporter kCura and moderated by Dean Gonsowski. The panel also includes John Loveland, managing director at Consilio, a new IGI Supporter for 2016, and Judy Selby, partner at Baker Hostetler.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Tailored to IG professionals of all kinds (including attorney and information security professionals, our discussion will cover:

  • The connection between information governance and cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity threats are worth your attention and resources
  • How in-house counsel are playing an increasingly active role in cybersecurity strategy
  • What companies can do to mitigate the risk of a breach

Register to attend here. 

 

 
IGI Supporter Actiance Executive Briefing Series

Executive Briefing Roadshow: Information Governance for Employee Communications

The IGI is taking to the road with an Executive Briefing series hosted by our newest Supporter, Actiance. The series will focus on the various communication channels used by employees. It is no longer a world where email is the primary tool of choice. Actiance can attest to it as they hear it quite often. What are some of the stories they are hearing?

  • A major Financial Services firm is now allowing broker-dealers to communicate with prospects via LinkedIn—but they are prohibited to use InMail.
  • A medical device manufacturer now uses Skype for Business exclusively for internal communications in order to improve productivity.
  • An energy company uses SharePoint as a repository for communications related to energy trades—and must address specific FERC supervisory guidelines.
  • A regional bank allows federated communications with partners via IBM Sametime – but must restrict access to authorized individuals

What is common across all of these examples is that each new communication channel that is deployed touches a workflow or business process that can contain sensitive or high value content. The 2nd common denominator is that each example potentially collides with an existing regulation or internal business records class that entails a specific set of requirements for policy enforcement, storage, and accessibility for potential inquiry down the road. And for each, the specific regulatory guideline is consistent—that the content itself is deterministic, not the channel or tool that carries that communication. So, the rules that govern the use of email apply equally to unified communications, instant messaging, public social media, and voice. FINRA 3110 applies across the board. PHI is PHI where ever it may reside. 3, 5, or 7-year retention polices are driven by business value and potential risk, and not different if the communication happens to be restricted to 140 characters.

The implications of this massive shift don’t stop with regulations and governance. In fact, its impact has just begun to be felt in civil litigation, where the past 18 months have seen a significant increase in the court cases where the headline centered on the use (or mis-use) of non-email. The failure to preserve text messages. Or a Facebook post from a nurse of a patient in the operating room. Or a stockbroker who was sued for promoting a stock that her family had a controlling interest in. And, given new FRCP rules implemented in December that elevate the notion of taking “reasonable” steps to preserve ESI in the face of litigation, this frequency is only bound to increase.

So, how can organizations regain control over the ways that their employees are communicating? How can they address the uniqueness of Twitter, Skype for Business, Chatter, LinkedIn, and Jabber in their collection and preservation processes for eDiscovery? How can they extend the existing information governance discipline that applies to files, documents and emails to Tweets, Likes, and Shares?

To help tackle this topic, IGI executive team members Jason R. Baron and Barclay T. Blair will join Actiance at the upcoming Executive Briefing series. View the list of cities and dates below and register to join us.

  • April 5, 2016  in Dallas, TX
  • April 14, 2016 in Boston, MA
  • April 19, 2016 in Chicago, IL
  • May 17, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN
  • June 2, 2016 in Charlotte, NC
  • June 29, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
 
Preservica IGI Supporter Survey Preservation

Preservica Joins the IGI and Supports New IG Research

We are pleased to announce that Preservica has just joined the Information Governance Initiative as a Supporter. The IGI’s work is supported by leading providers of IG products and services who join us in our mission to promote the adoption of information governance as the best practice for protecting and monetizing data.

Preservica provides digital preservation software that helps its clients from around the world to ensure that their vital long-term and permanent digital records remain findable, useable and trustworthy into the future.

Research Initiative on the Preservation of Long-Term Digital Records and Information

In conjunction with joining the IGI, Preservica is supporting research into how organizations handle their long-term digital records and information. Please take a few minutes from your day to help us benchmark this important issue, by taking our short survey. This one is quick, we promise!

“I am delighted that Preservica has joined as a supporter of the IGI. An increasingly important facet of information governance is the ability of institutions to provide for long-term preservation of records and information of all kinds, in trustworthy formats. This is true both in the public and private sectors where soon there will be millions of records in electronic form, appraised as long-term and permanent under existing records schedules, all of which must be preserved and made accessible. I look forward to Preservica’s important contributions to the IGI,” shared Jason R. Baron, Co-Chair at the IGI.

"The importance of digital preservation is rapidly rising up the information governance agenda" says Jon Tilbury, CEO at Preservica. "We look forward to working with the IGI community to share and discuss the challenges of ensuring long-term and permanent digital records remain usable and accessible into the future."

A report summarizing the research results will be published in May and available for download through the IGI Community site. Please take the survey, today.