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IG Talk

Features interviews and insights from InfoGov Leaders, as well as IG news, events, standards and best practices.

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IG Leadership Series

IG Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Surdak

Robert Smallwood interviews IG and IT leader Chris Surdak.  

Laney's "Data Juice" Book is Out

Robert and Doug discuss his new 'Data Juice: 101 Stories of How Organizations Are Squeezing Value from Data Assets" book, which is a collection of short stories of use cases where new value has been found. The books has some unique features in the electronic version to make it easier to find cases relevant to your organization. 

IG Standards Update: Discussing ISO 24143 w/ ISO Convenor Noureddine Lamriri

Robert and ISO Convenor Noureddine Lamriri discuss the process of creating an ISO standard, how a new standard is agreed upon, how often is will be updated and other matters related to Information Governance and the new ISO 24143:2022 standard..

Crypto Wunderkind: An Interview with Ashton Addison of Crypto Coin Show

Blockchain & crypto pioneer Ashton Addison, Founder & Host of The Crypto Coin Show defines crypto, discusses its categorization as a commodity vs. security, crypto market swings, the intersection of data monetization and crypto, and Web3 secure portable logins that help preserve privacy.

Information Governance News Update

A discussion of the new ISO standard for IG, ISO 24143, the recently released "Role of M365 in IG" survey report, Microsoft fumbling IG with new branding, and the launch of the 2nd Annual Global Information Governance Survey by IG World magazine.

IG Leadership: A Conversation with Cheryl Strom of McDonald's Corp.

Robert Smallwood and Cheryl Strom discuss the impact of new and emerging privacy regulations on IG, her career path in Records & Information Management (RIM) and IG, and some challenges and opportunities along the way, including M365 implementation.

Data Governance Trends & Issues with Amazon's GREF's Global Data Governance Lead Dennis Kessler

Amazon's Dennis Kessler and Robert discuss changes in the data governance field, some emerging trends and common issues.

An Insider View of the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: Lessons Learned

Robert Smallwood, lead Information Governance consultant for an assessment at Colonial Pipeline in 2017-18, discusses the results of the assessment report and its recommendations, and lessons learned with cyber expert Baird Brueseke, Director of IG for eVisit Telehealth.

Leigh Isaacs, DLA Piper

In this conversation with Leigh Isaacs, CIGO, she provides insights on the changes in policy and approach for remote work, and other evolving IG Best Practices. And she reveals her secret passion!

Kevin Andresen, Sr Director of BD - Qualcomm

Kevin Andresen, Senior Director of Business Development for a segment in the Internet of Things (IoT) unit at Qualcomm, describes several common IG issues that occur when sharing documents remotely through Zoom (and other services), and a new solution. There are Privacy, Cybersecurity, Records Management, and eDiscovery issues created when sharing documents that must be downloaded, and a new approach has been developed, in Direct Office, that eliminates these issues.

Suzanne DiCicco of SEI Investments

Suzanne discusses the structure of the SEI IG program, how their Steering Committee operates and the unusual executive sponsor they have.

Douglas Laney

Today’s episode features Robert’s interview with Douglas Laney, Data and Analytics Innovation Fellow at West Monroe. Mr. Laney is also a thought leader, consultant, advisor, author, speaker, and instructor on data and analytics strategy topics. He is the originator of the field of Infonomics, and the author of the best-selling book, "Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information for Competitive Advantage. Doug will be a keynote speaker at InfoGov World Expo 2022."

Odia Kagan

Today’s episode features Robert’s interview with Odia Kagan, an entertaining and insightful thought leader in data privacy. Odia is Partner and Chair of GDPR Compliance and International Privacy at Fox Rothschild LLP. Odia will be a keynote speaker at InfoGov World Expo 2022.

Natausha Cruz Wilson

Today’s episode features Robert’s interview with an exceptional, vibrant, and brilliant leader in IG, Natausha Cruz Wilson. Natausha is the Director of Information Governance at Qualcomm. She has expertise in policy drafting, content management, program strategy, and end-user behavior modification. She is admitted to practice in California and New York. Natausha will also be a keynote speaker at InfoGov World Expo 2022.

Introducing the CIGO Certification

Robert discusses the purpose and approach to creating the new Certified Information Governance Officer (CIGO) certification.

Dr. Prashanth Southekal, a Conversation about Analytics

Robert interviews Dr. Prashanth Southekal about analytics and his new book on Best Practices in Analytics.

Doug Laney, Father of Infonomics

Robert talks with Doug Laney about infonomics, data monetization, and recognizing information as an asset.

IG & Infonomic$ Virtual Summit, April 23rd

IG World magazine co-founders Robert Smallwood & Baird Brueseke discuss the exciting new virtual IG Summit to be held in 3D Virtual Reality

Nicole Clark, CEO of Trellis Research

Trellis Research CEO Nicole Clark discusses trial preparation challenges, and the unique approach Trellis uses leveraging AI and Machine Learning to allow trial lawyers to gain a competitive advantage and improve outcomes.

Barry Moult, UK Privacy Expert

Barry Moult discusses GDPR and privacy compliance, also key principles organizations should consider in privacy program management.

Glen Day, NVISNx Founder & CEO

A conversation with NVISNx CEO Glen Day about information accountability, ROT cleanup, and data mapping for privacy compliance.

Susan Bennett, InfoGov ANZ

A conversation about IG in the mission of InfoGov ANZ, IG in the Australia/New Zealand region, and the confluence of privacy, RIM, and eDiscovery.

Stu Gross, C-Level IT

An update on what CCPA covers.  Stu and Robert discuss its requirements, amendments, penalties, and deadlines.

Chris Surdak, Gartner Executive Partner

A discussion with digital transformation and robotic process automation expert Chris Surdak from Gartner on the future of work. 

Baird Brueseke, creator of Cyber Lab as a Service (CLaaS)

An introduction to cybersecurty with expert Baird Brueseke; he discusses principles of cybersecurity and approaches to cybersecurity assessments.

Richard Hogg - Global IG Director at White & Case law firm

Robert talks with Richard about privacy regulations including GDPR & CCPA, privacy program drivers, and his transition from globetrotting GDPR evangelist at IBM to Global IG Director at White & Case law firm, one of the world's largest. RIchard also talks about how he got into the computer business, which was somewhat by accident! 

Dr. Patricia Franks of SJSU

Professor Patricia Franks chats with Robert Smallwood about the Master of Archives and Records Administration program. She gives a brief overview of the fully online master’s degree program; discusses career opportunities for individuals skilled in archives, records, and information governance; addresses industry trends; and talks about her research in the field. She also defines the alphabet soup of acronyms for the many credentials available for archives, records, and information governance professionals.

George Firican, CEO LightsOnData Consulting

George Firican discusses the importance of data governance, some common DG myths, and how to treat data as an asset.

Scott Taylor, CEO of MetaMeta Consulting

A conversation about the importance of "data stories" - not only the 'why' but the 'how' - and what role good master data management practices play in the digital transformation process.

Scott Burt, President of Integro

An interview with Integro President & Co-founder Scott Burt.

Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS

Robert talks with ACEDS President Mike Quartararo about e-discovery & IG, career development, and the ACEDS global network of chapters.

Randy Kahn, Information Thought Leader

An interview with Randy Kahn, Esq, author of the new book, "The Executive Guide to Navigating the Information Universe"

Neil Calvert, CEO of LINQ

Interview with LINQ Ltd CEO Neil Calvert about digital twin modeling, infonomics & more.

Andrew Ysasi, VP of Vital Records

A Conversation w/ with Andrew Ysasi about Records Management and the evolving IG market landscape.

IG Business Report

IG Talk, New money flows into IG market

Review of recent venture funding of firms in the IG market.

Standards Update

IG Talk, New Privacy Standard - ISO 27701

An overview of ISO 27701 standard, and how it relates to the ISO 27001 InfoSec Management System standard. Also, how ISO 27701 may help organizations comply with privacy regulations like the EU GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. 

Events Updates

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Overview of IG & Infonomics Summit Events Sponsored by IG World Magazine

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