March 23, 2014

Announcing the Information Governance Initiative

Drinker Biddle is proud to be a charter sponsor of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance. The IGI will publish research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners complementary on its website at The initiative will also provide an online community designed to foster discussion and networking among practitioners.

IGI's Mission

The IGI believes information can be a positive transformative force in the world — improving business, government, and the lives of people in all walks of life. But it also believes that these benefits are not automatic, and in fact will only be the result of sustained, proactive efforts to understand and manage information in a better way. It believes that there is a need for like-minded people to come together and find this better way: A forum for ideas, facts, and techniques. An initiative that pushes the market forward and builds information literacy. That's why we’re proud to be a part of it.

The Face of IGI

The IGI is founded by Barclay T. Blair, serving as executive director, and Bennett B. Borden, serving as the initiative’s chair. In addition, Jason R. Baron serves as co-chair and Jay Brudz serves as its general counsel.

The IGI Advisory Board includes members drawn from the disciplines that own the facets of information governance, including information security, data science and analytics, eDiscovery, business management, IT management, compliance, business intelligence, records management, finance and audit, privacy, and risk management.

The IGI is also developing a Corporate Council comprised of practitioners working in information governance. Contact IGI if you are interested in participating in the Corporate Council.

How to Get Involved

To learn more about how you can get involved with the IGI community, click here. We also invite organizations interested in supporting the advancement of information governance to contact Barclay T. Blair at (646) 450-4468 or
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