Introducing the Chief Information Governance Officer: A New Information Leader For A New Era

Introducing the Chief Information Governance Officer: A New Information Leader For A New Era An IGI CIGO Task Force Report

Our first Task Force was asked to build on this idea and to explore in more detail what the CIGO role would look like at an organization. With an eye toward creating a sample CIGO job description, the Task Force was asked to consider a number of questions, including:

  • What is the purpose of the CIGO role, and why do we need one?
  • What is its role within the organization?
  • How does it interact with other existing information-related functions and roles?
  • What are the CIGO’s responsibilities?
  • What characteristics and qualifications are needed for the CIGO role?

The Task Force’s work is and will continue to be an evolving process. For example, the group moved from just the creation of a sample job description to developing a model describing the CIGO’s role at varying levels of IG maturity. (A sample CIGO job description is also included at the end of this report.)

Further, we will build on the Task Force findings in months to come. For example, the findings of the CIGO Task Force already served as a foundation for the IGI’s first annual CIGO Summit in May 2015 and helped shape questions that were part of the survey for the IGI’s Annual Report 2015-2016.