Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council
CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council) is a forum of over 3,500 legal, compliance, records and information management professionals. Established in 2004, it fills the critical practitioners’ gap between the EDRM and The Sedona Conference. Its charter is to create a forum in which executives can get the insight, interaction, and information they need to make good business decisions.
CGOC conducts primary research, has dedicated practice groups on challenging topics, and hosts meetings throughout the U.S. and Europe where practice leaders convene to discuss discovery, analytics, privacy and governance. Members gain insight from diverse industry perspectives and harness the collective experience of the breadth of practitioners required to solve today’s complex legal, IT and business challenges. Nearly a third of CGOC members attend events throughout the year, highlighting dedication to advancing their corporate practices and demonstrating the value of the in-person gatherings.
CGOC supporters include founding sponsor IBM Corporation.
CGOC events are distinguished by the depth of experience of member experts and the level and quality of conversation across the assembly.
Through working lunches and special interest groups, the CGOC provides a venue for small-group discussions and engagement on specific issues. Sessions are chaired by a team of subject matter experts to set the stage for active discussion on key topics; practice guidelines and recommendations typically result from these sessions.
Focused on high-level changes in the legal landscape or practice standards, executive sessions are generally one-day events with distinguished guest experts who provide a comprehensive overview of the topic.
The Summit is an international conference of CGOC members. Comprised of thought provoking presentations, break-out sessions on diverse topics, and memorable networking events, the Summit sets the tone for the coming year.
Bulletins and Newsletters
Through bulletins and newsletters, CGOC publishes the results of its working groups and executive events as well as alerts its constituency to important issues and advancements.
Articles, Whitepapers, Studies and Surveys
The CGOC members contibute to relevant and pressing topics by participating in surveys, contributing case studies and authoring whitepapers and articles. Their insight and resources such as the Information Economics Process Assessment Kit have helped many organizations benchmark and improve their information governance initiatives.