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How to Keep Your Mission-Critical Data Safe in a Cloud-Connected World

Webinar: How to Keep Your Mission-Critical Data Safe in a Cloud-Connected World

Today, businesses of all sizes are facing real challenges to cut costs, and streamline processes to operate more efficiently – and they’re looking for innovative ways to get the job done. To that end, cloud computing offers enterprises countless benefits, including the cost savings and flexibility they need to remain competitive.

But organizations are nevertheless concerned about the security, accessibility and management of sensitive corporate data, as well as the compliance and legal issues involved with moving their processes to the cloud. Still, the market for cloud computing is growing rapidly and as companies continue to grow the amount of content they store in the cloud, protecting their data in the cloud is more crucial than ever.

In the “eDiscovery and Information Governance in the Age of Cloud Computing” webinar hosted by the IGI and ZyLAB, Bennett Borden and Jan Scholtes will share best practices in the quickly evolving realm of eDiscovery and information governance in cloud computing environments. The webinar will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.

During the event, Scholtes and Borden will discuss the sometimes-volatile rules, legal precedents, as well as the technical and legal ramifications of storing data with third-party providers.

You can register for the “eDiscovery and Information Governance in the Age of Cloud Computing,” webinar below.

Bennett B. Borden
Bennett B. Borden
Co-Founder and Chair
Information Governance Initiative
Jan Scholtes, ZyLAB
Johannes C. Scholtes
Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer


Though she’s not really one to stay out of the news for that long, Hillary Clinton made headlines earlier this year—and not the good kind—when it was revealed she used a personal email account and private server to conduct government business as Secretary of State.

Per federal recordkeeping laws and regulations, emails sent by all top government officials are to be captured and retained permanently. In this light, Clinton’s actions were largely inconceivable, according to Jason R. Baron, co-chair of the IGI and counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath.

“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario—short of nuclear winter—where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” Jason said at the time.

Clinton’s actions raised many questions regarding the security of her communications, whether she used her personal account to send classified communications and whether the State Department would be able to meet FOIA obligations. But at the same time, her actions also shined a light on the importance of sustainable and reliable email archiving—particularly in regards to fulfilling legal obligations, as emails are usually the first thing requested in litigation.

To learn how to better secure your emails, please join Jason on Tuesday, June 30 at 1 p.m. EDT for a webinar called “e-Discovery Proof Your Email Archive.” He’ll be joined by Charter Supporter ZyLAB’s Mary Mack and Johannes Scholtes. Together, they’ll talk about how to configure email archives so as to make sure organizations are best positioned to easily locate emails in the event e-Discovery commences.

For more information or to register for the webinar, please click here.

A New Information Governance Leader


Joe Looby’s documentary, “The Decade of Discovery,” is continuing to make the rounds and may soon be screened at a venue near you.

The film details the quest of government attorney Jason R. Baron to find a better way to search White House e-mail. Baron is Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative and serves as Of Counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice.

The documentary also tells the story of the late Richard G. Braman, the founder of The Sedona Conference, and a teacher who took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier.

Together, Baron and Braman sparked a revolution. “The Decade of Discovery” charts their 10-year journey, ultimately revealing the surprising truth they uncovered.

The movie focuses on the growth and evolution of the e-discovery industry and follows computer scientists, e-discovery gurus and federal judges—true American heroes—who have advanced the tremendous progress made over the past decade in e-discovery practices.

“The Decade of Discovery” shines a light on the ever-changing world of law and technology. The film highlights the collaboration between judges, IT pros and lawyers aiming to solve the problem of how to manage the large volumes of data brought on by the electronic age that has led to the introduction of advanced analytics into the practice of law.

“The Decade of Discovery film screenings and events are as follows:

Thursday, February 19th: Jason will be speaking at the Monthly Luncheon Meeting of the Mile High Denver Chapter of ARMA International at the PPA Event Center. Learn more about the event here.

Thursday, February 19th: Free screening of the movie followed by a panel discussion featuring Jason, as well as The Hon. Craig Shaffer, and others, at the University of Denver, Davis Auditorium. This event is co-sponsored by the Mile High Denver ARMA chapter: 5 p.m. reception; 6 p.m. screening; 7 p.m. panel discussion. Registration is not required. Learn more about this event here.

Thursday, February 26th: Salmon Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. After the viewing, Jason and filmmaker Joe Looby will discuss the film with the audience. Learn more and register here.

Tuesday, March 3rd: Boston University School of Law. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jason (Jason.Baron@dbr.com) for an invitation.

Thursday, April 2nd: University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Learn more here.

Tuesday, April 7th: University of Maryland. Learn more here.

Wednesday, April 15th: Everett Dirksen Courthouse, Chicago. Learn more here.

Monday, April 20th: Paris, France. Screening co-sponsored by Charter Supporter NuixLearn more here.

Wednesday, April 22nd: Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam. Screening sponsored by Charter Supporter ZyLAB. Learn more and register here.

Thursday, April 23rd: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Learn more here.

Wednesday, April 29th: ARMA Chapter meeting, Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more here.

Tuesday, May 12th: Charlotte Street Hotel, London. Learn more here.

Wednesday, May 13th: Middlesex University, London. Learn more here.

Additional screenings and updated information can be found at 10th Mountain Films.



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.


What is IG?


During a ZyLAB webinar on August 12, 2014, Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) spoke with Mary Mack, Esq., Enterprise Technology Counsel of ZyLAB, about the Information Governance Initiative’s Annual Report 2014: Information Governance Goes to Work.

View the full webinar below.

The IGI Annual Report 2014 and related infographics are available for download now at www.iginitiative.com/community (registration required).

Join the IGI:

Not a member of the IGI Community? The IGI Community (Beta Version) is a place for practitioners from all facets of IG to come together and learn from each other. The IGI Community includes a public area where registered subscribers can access select IGI resources, and a private, by-invitation-only membership site for working IG practitioners. Join today.



While you may agree that information governance is important—from managing risks to maximizing the value of your information assets—it’s hard to know where to get started. If your entity is new to IG, how do you even begin to set up an effective IG program?

Join Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) and Mary Mack (Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB) for the webinar, Information Governance – The First Step, to get some practical guidance on getting started with your first IG project, including how to sell it to the appropriate stakeholders. This one-hour webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am PST/12:00 pm CST/1:00 pm EST. The program is approved for one hour of CA CLE credit. It is hosted by the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP) and is free to OLP members. To learn more and to register, click here. The webinar is the second in a two-part series on information governance by ZyLAB, an IGI Charter Supporter.

The first webinar in the series, Information Governance: Why Corporations Need It, held on May 8, 2014, discussed the Information Governance Initiative and why IG programs are important.


“The reality here is that the direst problems that we face and the great opportunities we have around information will not be solved or available to us without very senior level vision and support. While a lot of the pain is maybe felt down in the trenches of inattention to information. Certainly, there are well publicized and well known occasions where that pain very rapidly becomes something that engulfs the CEO as we just saw with Target with their leader stepping down over a data breach. And of course, we can open the paper probably on any day and see evidence of that. What we are kind of mystified by is how, despite all of these high profile instances, is how the management of information has yet to really take hold as a discipline that is owned from the top down,” remarked Barclay.

To listen to the entire webinar, click here.