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IGI HOLDS VIRTUAL EVENT ON FORMING AND RUNNING AN IG STEERING COMMITTEE

On December 11, 2014, the IGI held the inaugural event in our IGI Virtual Events series, a Google Hangout titled Forming and Running an IG Steering Committee and sponsored by IGI Charter Supporter, RSD. Barclay T. Blair (IGI Executive Director and Founder) moderated the Hangout, which was structured as an interactive conversation among experts including:

• Richard Kessler, Executive Director, Head of Group Information Governance at UBS
• Bennett Borden, IGI Chair and Founder and Co-chair of the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker, Biddle and Reath, LLP
• Sue Gerrity, Information Governance Specialist at Luminate 360
• Ed Hallock, Director of Product Marketing at RSD

Members of the IGI Corporate Council, a select group of senior IG practitioners, participated in the event, which covered topics, including how to set up an IG steering committee, why one is needed, how an IG steering committee operates, common pitfalls, and much more. The event can be viewed at our community site resources section, here.

 

THE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE GROWS BY 100% IN 2015

I am proud to announce that we have grown by 100% since our launch just one year ago. We are humbled and honored that so many great organizations have decided to join us in promoting the practice of Information Governance. We all share the conviction that IG is the best chance that organizations have to truly get their information under control and to maximize its value. That’s why we created the Information Governance Initiative – and why we want you to be a part of it.

The IGI launched with a group of Charter Supporters that included Active Navigation, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Equivio, Fontis International, HP Autonomy, Iron Mountain, kCura, Nuix, OpenText, Recall, Recommind, RSD, ViaLumina, Xerox, and ZyLAB. Our Charter Supporters joined us when the IGI was nothing more than an idea and a promise, and we are pleased that each of them (minus one who was acquired by another) will continue to support us in 2015. Later in 2014 we were also joined by Viewpointe LLC.

Today we are honored to announce the new group of innovative companies that have joined the IGI. Joining us today are DTI, Duff & Phelps, EQD, Exterro, Huron Consulting Group, Kroll OnTrack, and Mindseye. We thank them all for their generous support.

Over the past year our dedicated staff has made great progress in furthering our mission. We published our 2014-2015 Annual Report, the first definitive look at the IG concept, market, and discipline. We talked to hundreds of IG practitioners across the globe. We held our very successful IG Boot Camp events. We spoke around the globe. We launched our online community. We broke bread with dozens of senior IG practitioners and heard about their concerns and successes. We built strong partnerships in big data, e-discovery and health information management. We created an incredible advisory board with representatives from the major facts of IG. We weighed in on important legislative developments. We published IG case studies and white papers. We had online hangouts and webinars. It was a busy year.

This year is going to be even busier, with even more of these activities planned. We will hold our first annual Chief Information Governance Officer Summit in Chicago May 20-21. We are holding Boot Camps and executive dinners across the country. We are launching our Task Force program where we will work with IG practitioners to create real, practical IG tools, starting with a model IG steering committee charter. We have other big announcements planned, so stay tuned.

This week will be a busy week for the IGI and our supporters. We are holding a NYC Boot Camp in partnership with Cardozo Law School. We are having our first anniversary cocktail reception. We are delivering a shorter version of our Boot Camp as part of the LTNY program, meeting with our Industry Committee, and speaking several times. We hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
Barclay

 

IGI RECOGNIZED BY THE COMMUNITY FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO IG

We are honored to be recognized by the information governance (IG) community for our contributions to the discipline. Recently, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) was identified among the top ten IG resources and organizations in a compilation assembled by Charter Supporter RSD. IGI was in good company, including some of our partners: AHIMA, ARMA International, ILTA, and MER.

IGI was also voted “finalist” in the Best Information Governance Resource category at the Information Governance Conference 2014. Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) won Best Information Governance Contributor, and his company, ViaLumina, was voted Best Information Governance Consultant.

We are grateful for these kudos from the IG community and look forward to contributing excellence to the discipline in years to come. Thank you!

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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.

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