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Here’s a Chance to Help Shape the Future of Information Governance – eDiscovery Trends

Back on Valentine’s Day, we discussed the launching of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance.  The IGI has been busy, with two of its co-chairs, Bennett B. Borden & Jason R. Baron, having written a recent report on predictive analytics for information governance.  Now, the IGI is inviting you to help shape the future of information governance by participating in the IGI’s 2014 Annual Survey.

As noted on their blog, one of the IGI’s major projects this year is their 2014 (and first!) IGI Annual Report, “which will strive to provide much-needed clarity on IG concepts, definitions, markets, and practices”. As part of their research for the report, IGI is conducting a survey of information governance professionals.

As they note on their blog, the survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete (it took me about 10-12 minutes).  The survey asks a number of questions related to your role in information governance and how your organization handles IG, as well as questions regarding the future of information governance.  A link to the survey is available here.

According to Barclay Blair, founder & executive director of IGI, the deadline for taking the survey is June 15, with the results expected to be published on August 4.  Barclay also noted that IGI will also be reporting out on a series of benchmarking interviews that they are conducting right now with working IG practitioners.  Sounds like plenty of information to come!

With information governance clearly identified as the most widely discussed topic at this year’s LegalTech New York show (reflected by our recent thought leader interview series), the efforts of IGI will bear watching.  If you’re an information governance professional and want to make your voice heard, this survey is your chance!

So, what do you think? How does your organization handle information governance? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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