CIGO Summit


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As IT moved into the mainstream in the 1980s, we debated who should be in charge of information. The CIO emerged and dominated, but 30 years later most organizations seem to be rudderless. The most critical questions about our information assets go unanswered. A cursory glance at the news on any given day provides ample evidence of this.

We have had 30 years to solve this problem. We have not.

At the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), we believe that we need a new senior executive charged with owning and coordinating the solution to our complex and overlapping information challenges—an executive with the ability and authority to connect the dots between problems that are currently mostly dealt with in isolation. How does security connect to electronic discovery? How does retention connect to big data? How does information’s upside connect to its downside?

We call this role the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO). On May 21, 2015, we will hold the first summit to develop this role. And we need your help.

CIGO Summit

Our format is simple: We hear from an expert for 15 minutes, then we discuss for 30. We capture the insight in real-time, and you take it home with you. Rinse and repeat throughout the day, with lots of time to refresh you brain and drag yourself away from your smartphone long enough to introduce yourself to a stranger— a stranger trying to solve the same problems you are.

Our CIGO Summit is a different kind of event. No death by a thousand slides. No aimless panels. No five minute wrap up at the end of a 55-minute drone masquerading as an “interactive” session. No issue spotting. No preaching to the converted.

This day and a half event is May 20–May 21, 2015 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel.

We will be creating what we call a CIGO Playbook – a plan of action for senior executives aspiring to sit in the IG chair. Each of the day’s sessions will develop a chapter of this Playbook. After the event, the Playbook is yours. Here are the 7 Chapters of the CIGO Playbook:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  • Chapter 1: The CIGO Job Description – What is a CIGO anyway? How much does that person make? DoesCIGO Playbook he or she have any direct reports?
  • Chapter 2: Learning from History – The Evolution of the C-Level Role – How does the CIGO role compare to other C-level positions? What are the challenges of introducing a new role?
  • Chapter 3: CIGO Power – How Much and What Kind? – What kind of power should the CIGO have? What kind of leadership style is necessary for a CIGO to succeed?
  • Chapter 4: The CIGO Chair – Where Should it Be Parked? – Where should the CIGO report? What are the pros and cons of various relationships?
  • Chapter 5: Where Do CIGOs Come From? – What kinds of people make the best CIGOs? What do their résumés look like?
  • Chapter 6: The CIGO Elevator Pitch – Why is a CIGO actually needed? What’s the best approach to convince the CEO?
  • Chapter 7: The CIGO at Work – OK, we’ve found a great candidate—but what does that person actually do once he or she is hired? What are the limitations of the CIGO?

Platinum Supporter Iron Mountain[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Featured speakers include JoAnn Stonier, EVP, Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer at MasterCard; Vicki Lee Clewes, Vice President of Global Records and Information Management at McKesson Corporation; Holly Starling, Director of Information Governance at; Sebastien Gay, Lecturer at University of Chicago; and Jason R. Baron, Of Counsel at Drinker, Biddle and Reath, LLP and co-chair at IGI. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][imageeffect image=”2738″ target=”_self”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][imageeffect image=”2741″ target=”_self”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][imageeffect image=”2739″ target=”_self”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][imageeffect image=”2740″ target=”_self”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Registration for the event is $995, which includes one night of hotel accommodations, a full-day program, a cocktail reception and hosted dinners and lunches, among other things.

We want you there, and we are asking you to fill out a very brief application form. The intention of this process is not to be exclusionary or elitist, but rather to ensure that we fill the room with actual working IG practitioners from across the IG spectrum.[/vc_column_text][button type=”linkbutton” color=”blue-lite” align=”aligncenter” url=”” target=”_blank” title=”Request Invite”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]For more information, please visit the CIGO Summit website or email Maribel Rivera at[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]