Data Privacy and Governance: Recap of CGOC New York 2018

Data Privacy and Governance: Recap of CGOC New York 2018

After the 4th nor’easter of the year caused us to delay the March event, we were finally able to hold CGOC’s 12th Annual New York Regional Meeting in May. The New York attendees, not known to be timid about sharing their thoughts and asking meaningful questions, made it a full day of insightful discussions and networking.

During last year’s meeting, the concept of Unified Governance was introduced by in-house practitioners and experts as they explained how to make a business case for an ongoing and unified data management and information governance program.  That theme continued this year with panels on how data management teams should recognize that accurate, secure data cannot be used without proper governance. On the other side, information governance teams accept that their mission has expanded from proving regulatory compliance to enabling business units to extract value from information assets. We built on that foundation during our first session on using machine learning to achieve enterprise goals with a deep dive into real-life examples. Other sessions included:

  • An update on the cyber security landscape from former and current national cyber experts Cheryl Davis, formerly of the National Security Council, and James Brenneman of the U.S. Secret Service Cyber Division
  • How best to position the eDiscovery and InfoGov professional in your organization for the immediate future
  • Addressing the risk associated with non-standard data in the enterprise.

The attendees also took advantage of this forum to evaluate their own information management and governance challenges and brainstorm new practices to help them make better business decisions in 2018.

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to Gibson Dunn for hosting this event in their beautiful meeting space. Also, thank you to FTI Technology and IBM for their long-term support of the CGOC.