What is the CIGO Summit?

It's time for our fourth annual CIGO Summit – the invitation-only executive event that promotes and debates the essential work of the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO).

Since our formation, the Information Governance Initiative has worked hard to raise the profile of the CIGO and promote the need for a senior information governance leader in the C-Suite. Our State of The Industry Report, Volume III, has shown that this work continues to bear fruit, and that there is an increasing number of organizations hiring for the CIGO position.

For those organizations that aren’t hiring CIGOs, the need to attend the CIGO Summit is even more crucial. With information governance increasingly under a spotlight – whether because of serious data breaches, weighty new legislation, such as the GDPR, or changing consumer perceptions – the need for C-Suite representation has never been stronger.

Our format is simple: we hear from an expert for 15 minutes, then we discuss for 30. Rinse and repeat throughout the day, with lots of time to refresh your brain and happily drag yourself away from your smartphone long enough to introduce yourself to a stranger — a stranger trying to solve the same problems that you are.

Who should attend the 2018 CIGO Summit?

The C-Suite Champion

The CIGO Summit is for any C-Suite leader who wants to know how they can lead their organization through these choppy waters toward good information governance that not only minimizes organizational risk, but becomes a positive source of competitive advantage.

The CIGO

Of course, all CIGOs can gain new insight from attending the CIGO Summit: network with your peers, share best practices, debate challenges and help us make the case for strong information governance throughout all industries.

The CEO

If the changing organizational climate has made it clear how much your organization needs to raise its game in terms of information governance, you'll greatly benefit from attending the 2018 CIGO Summit. Discover what it means to be a CIGO, speak with people who are already leading in information governance, and gain practical insights into what makes an effective CIGO. Our summit will give you everything you need to make the right recruitment choices and changes for your organization.

The CIO

Are you taking the lead in information governance for your organization? Or are you currently pushing for the creation of a new CIGO role? Perhaps you already work closely with a CIGO – or perhaps you have one reporting to you? Whatever stage you’re at within your organization, the CIGO Summit offers support and peer advice to help you advance information governance within your organization.

The Frustrated Leader

You’ve made the case for an information governance lead in your organization. The only problem is that the IG role has no teeth. Attend our summit and we can arm you with the arguments you need to take that important next step to C-Suite representation.

Business Operation Heads

The IGI’s research has exposed the multifaceted nature of the information governance role, which has more than 22 components. This means organizational heads have an essential contribution to make within the overall IG picture. Many of our sessions will look in detail at specific operational perspectives and how they can work with the CIGO to drive IG further up the organizational agenda. If your role touches on information governance – and let’s face it, whose doesn’t these days? – the CIGO Summit is for you.

The General Counsel and the Legal Team

Compliance is an essential aspect of good information governance. Legal leaders have an important role to play, both in making the case for the CIGO, and in supporting and overseeing their vital work.

Technology and Security Leaders

There is a growing acknowledgement of the importance of information security within the context of good information governance. Since the data we hold within our organizations today is almost exclusively electronic, technology is a vital aspect of information governance. At the CIGO Summit, we will look at the relationship between technology and information, ask where the lines of responsibility should be drawn, and explore essential technology and security considerations.

Proper information governance requires a strong leader, as well as the attention of everyone in the organization. The need to build consensus throughout businesses around good information governance practice means that the CIGO Summit leaders and attendees have the ability to educate and learn from all disciplines.

Join us May 9-10, 2018, in Chicago for another fabulous, idea-rich event with some of the best and brightest minds in IG.