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4 keys to managing an information governance program

Publication: CIODIVE
Written by Aaron Bryant

Most organizations understand successful information governance (IG) depends on close coordination among stakeholders, including security, compliance, privacy, legal, records, IT and lines of business. Based on my experiences as a mid-level manager and an executive, I offer the following four management keys to successfully operationalizing and maturing an IG program.

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Four Ways Information Governance Can Protect M&A Value

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

While the world waits to see the potentially transformative impact of the CVS acquisition of Aetna (assuming it isn’t blocked), CVS’s CIO is likely thinking about the major data integration hurdles he will need to overcome to attain the value sought by the transaction. Many other companies will face these same challenges because M&A activity is now big business. Bain & Co. estimates M&A deals totaled $3.4 trillion globally in 2018, with about half those deals involving a company that obtained new capabilities or access to new markets from the acquired business. Based on my discussions with data and information experts from major enterprises, here are the top four ways information governance can help organizations meet the data integration challenges they will almost certainly encounter.

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IG Assessment Models: Use the right tool for the job

Publication: Information Governance World
Written by Robert Smallwood

Organizations are ramping up their Information Governance programs in today's risk and regulatory environment that increasingly emphasize the need to reduce information risks and costs while maximizing information value.

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What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Publication: TechCrunch
Written by Joel Wallenstorm

Real change will come when our leaders understand that data privacy and security can increase profitability and reliability. For example, the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council reports that an enterprise will spend as much as $50 million to protect 10 petabytes of data, and that $34.5 million of this is spent on protecting data that should be deleted. Serious efficiencies are waiting to be realized and serious cryptography can help.

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Data In, Insights Out

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Artificial intelligence could contribute multiple trillions to the global economy in the coming decade, but even while poor data quality becomes increasingly detrimental to businesses’ bottom line, AI is not yet being widely incorporated. Heidi Maher of CGOC discusses the widespread need for AI and machine learning.

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13 questions to ask to close the information governance gap

Publication: Health Data Management
Written by Heidi Maher

The answer is the piecemeal approach that most enterprises still take. Compliance, security, legal, records, IT and lines of business all set out their data requirements and are implementing solutions to meet them, but it’s difficult for executives to see the challenges across these functions. This lack of cross-functional coordination means enterprises remain saddled with siloed data sources, little management of data quality and lineage, few automate end-to-end data management processes, and inconsistent compliance with enterprise-wide requirements, such as the GDPR.

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The New Governance Pressures and How to Overcome Them

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

Despite increasing executive support for IG programs, however, adoption of IG remains slow, and a recent study CGOC conducted flagged a significant gap between the perception that IG teams are progressing and the reality that processes remain immature.

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CGOC Survey Shows Enterprises Still Face High Risk from Immature Information Governance Processes

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The CGOC reports results of its 2018 Information Governance Benchmark Survey. The study reveals that many organizations trust the current state of their information governance (IG) processes more than their IG process maturity warrants. This gap between perception and reality increases organizational risk and vulnerability. These and other insights in the IG Benchmark Survey report are a call to action for organizations to improve IG processes.

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Compliance And Legal Teams: It’s Time To Get Smart About Machine Learning

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Compliance and legal teams are struggling to keep pace with an ever-evolving regulatory and legal landscape. In this environment, knowing the rules of the road can be every bit as difficult as ensuring employees follow them, which in turn can create critical gaps in both rule tracking and employee monitoring that lead to waste, fraud, abuse and other practices that put a company at risk. CGOC Executive Director, Heidi Maher share's 5 ways organizations can benefit from machine learning.

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How the new California data privacy act could impact all organizations

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

A Q&A with Matthew Nelson faculty member of CGOC and a co-founding member and current annual meeting program chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Information Governance Committee. He is also a published author and nationally recognized speaker. Learn the impact of the newly amended California Consumer Privacy Act on businesses and how they should be approaching the evolving privacy landscape.

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