The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Information Governance

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm EST

Introducing The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Information Governance. This 90-minute webinar for litigators, in-house counsel, judges, information management professionals, law faculty, and students will discuss an organization’s coordinated, inter-disciplinary approach to satisfying information compliance requirements and managing information risks while optimizing information value. Information Governance encompasses and reconciles the various legal and compliance requirements and risks addressed by different information-focused disciplines, such as records and information management (“RIM”), data privacy, information security, and e-discovery.

You will learn why Information Governance should involve a top-down, overarching framework, informed by the information requirements of all information stakeholders. This perspective will enable an organization to make decisions about information for the good of the overall organization and consistent with senior management’s strategic directions.

Topics that will be covered in the webinar include:

The Principles of Information Governance;
Why traditional, siloed approaches to managing information have prevented adequate consideration of information value, risk, and compliance for the organization as a whole;
How hard costs, soft costs, opportunity costs, and risk accumulate for organizations lacking adequate control of information;
The definition of Information Governance, its fundamental elements, and the resulting benefits to the organization; and
The crucial role of executive sponsorship and ongoing commitment.

The panel will take your questions by text and telephone during the program.

Moderated by Conor R. Crowley, founder of Crowley Law Office and Chair of the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1), the faculty also includes: Jason Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, DC, Cheryl Pederson of Cargill, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, and Wayne Matus of UBS AG, New York, NY.

This webinar is held in conjunction with the publication of The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Information Governance, a project of Working Group 1. Registrants will receive an advance copy of the Commentary before the webinar.