Information Governance (IG) can enable an organization to address information related initiatives on a holistic basis. This includes the establishment of a framework to coordinate amongst multiple related functions (e.g. RIM, Privacy, and Security) along with the establishment of principles and standards to guide enterprise activities.
Information related initiatives often don’t have a “single owner” in an organization but, rather, have multiple stakeholders.
This session will offer a practical case study about McCormick’s efforts to:
- Develop a recommendation to adopt IG;
- Secure buy-in, and;
- Implement key changes.
KEY ISSUES THIS SESSION WILL ADDRESS
This session will examine some key issues related to the adoption of Information Governance, including:
- Identifying business drivers to support a recommendation to adopt IG
- Developing a recommendation and securing buy-in (incl. executive buy-in)
- Getting started on an IG journey
- Establishing IG infrastructure (e.g. IG Executive Council)
- Looking for future IG opportunities
- Developing professional skills to succeed
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS SESSION
Attendees will learn practical considerations about how to consider the value of IG and approach adoption, and takeaway the following items:
- How to socialize IG and engage senior management
- Tactics for framing up key deliverables for initial IG formation efforts
- Considerations for engaging an external partner
- Processes for identifying IG related issues and opportunities
- How to develop a Corporate Policy to set forth enterprise IG objectives
- Approaches for establishing an IG Executive Council
- Ideas for expanding IG (what happens after formation)
- Strategies for developing non-technical skills (e.g. change management)
The concept of Information Governance (IG) may seem daunting. Adoption aims to provide ownership in certain areas where it may be lacking. It also aims to coordinate amongst various groups within an organization, which requires broad business understanding and reach. IG adoption is about breaking down “information silos.” And, IG is going to look different at different organizations. There is no “one-size-fits-all.” But, there is a path to get started, even with just one person having an “IG idea!” Join us for some IG inspiration and practical insights.
Speaker: Aaron Murphy