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The Information Governance Conference 2017: Ready For Impact

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New Research Released - Information Strategy 2017

Information Strategy 2017
Information Strategy 2017
February 7, 2017 - Providence, RI: Information Coalition Research, Information Coalition's research division, announced today the release of their newest research publication, Information Strategy 2017: Our 15 Findings on the Current State of Information. The report brings together the latest data on corporate information strategy, the underlying focus on varying information disciplines, and the impact information strategy has on information workers.

The report makes several conclusions:

  • 40% of companies say they do not have a culture of compliance in their organization or have a weak culture of compliance
  • Employees, looking for empowerment and capabilities, continue to turn to unauthorized apps to ‘get work done’
  • Over half of respondents rate their organization’s information-related metrics as severely lacking
  • The majority of respondents believe their companies have the proper cultural values related to information
  • Nearly 2/3 believe their organizations' information architecture isn't effective
  • Most organizations are still struggling with making information findable for employees
  • Only 1 in 4 of our respondents say that their job title matches their duties
  • ...several other findings, available for Information Coalition Professional Members.

This research, the latest from the Information Coalition, spans a broad array of topics that encompass organizational information strategy. The research is downloadable for free by Professional Members, Corporate Supporters, and Vendor Sponsors; non-members may pay for the print or ebook version.

Copies of the research may be provided to media and/or research organizations upon request.

This research is supported by Information Coalition vendor sponsors: IBM, Adlib, Box, Optismo, Valora Technologies, GlassIG, iManage, William B. Meyer, Zia Consulting, and Seclore.

The research can be downloaded by members at http://infocoalition.com/resources/research/information-strategy-2017 or non-members can purchase the research at http://www.blurb.com/b/7780215-information-strategy-2017.

About the Information Coalition (IC):
The Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.

Contact
Information Coalition
Nick Inglis, 203-309-6639 ext. 700
nick.inglis(at)infocoalition.com

We Proudly Support Microsoft In Their Suit Against The U.S. Department of Justice

September 2, 2016 - Providence, RI: The Information Coalition was proud to join with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Google, Amazon, Apple, and many others in supporting Microsoft in their challenge to the United States Justice Department.

At stake are the ongoing invasions of privacy by the United States Government into various cloud providers, Microsoft included. Microsoft has sued the Justice Department in protest of forced gag order statutes. These gap orders pose a threat to the dominance of cloud providers based in the United States and to the information profession. As such, we were proud to sign onto the Amicus Brief from the United States Chamber of Commerce in representing the best interests of all companies in our profession and space, as well as the best interests of consumers of U.S. based technology.

The United States' government's insistence on accessing customer data and forcing technology companies silence is of grave concern from both privacy and commerce perspectives.

We echo Bradford L. Smith, president and chief legal officer for Microsoft when he asserts that people “should not lose their rights just because they are storing their information in the cloud.”

While we support the U.S. Government's efforts in thwarting cybercrime and terrorism, we believe that the government’s use of a provision of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 — which prevents Microsoft from notifying customers when their communications have been turned over to law enforcement - is both unconstitutional and potentially damaging the United States technology sector.

We are proud to stand with Microsoft in this case and continue our advocacy work on behalf of our profession through the generous support of our sponsors and underwriters.

Additional reading:
15 April, 2016: Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Barring It From Revealing Surveillance (New York Times)
03 September, 2016: Microsoft Challenge To Government Secrecy Wins Dozens Of Supporters (New York Times)

John Newton To Keynote At The Information Governance Conference 2016

Co-Founder, CTO, & Chairman of Alfresco Software and Co-Founder of Documentum To Keynote The Leading Conference on Information Governance

John NewtonAugust 23, 2016, Providence, RI - The Information Coalition, the driving force behind the Information Governance Conference is absolutely honored to announce the addition of John Newton, Co-Founder, CTO, and Chairman of Alfresco Software, as well as Co-Founder of Documentum, as a Keynote speaker at The Information Governance Conference 2016.

John Newton, a major figure in the enterprise information space, co-founded two of the most important companies and products in the information profession, Alfresco and Documentum. His experience in starting those companies and leading much of the direction of the profession for since he started Documentum in 1990.

“John Newton is one of our industry’s most important voices,” says Information Coalition President, Nick Inglis, “I am absolutely honored that John Newton has chosen to cross the pond to share with our audience. In addition to founding two of the most influential products in our industry, Alfresco and Documentum, Newton has been a fierce advocate for Open Source software and standards, a perspective that our audience will appreciate. For over 25 years, John Newton has been at or near the epicenter of every major development of our profession. It is with great pleasure that we are able to host him for The Information Governance Conference 2016.”

Newton says of the opportunity, “It is always a great opportunity to speak to such an engaged community of strategic thinking information professionals. I’m honored to be joining the Information Governance Conference as a Keynote speaker this year.”

John Newton will be a Keynote Speaker at The Information Governance Conference 2016, October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

About

The Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at http://infocoalition.com

The Information Governance Conference is the premier event on Information Governance. Now in its’ third year, the event features the top minds in the profession helping to define and deliver best practices in driving information strategy in companies. The event is hailed as an innovative experience and will be held on October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Learn more at http://www.infogovcon.com

Alfresco Software provides modern enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco's open source technology enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process, Alfresco’s software manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA Tour, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s U.S. headquarters are in San Mateo, California and European headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK. Please visit us at http://www.alfresco.com.

Contact Information:

For The Information Coalition -

Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

For Alfresco Software -

Name: Danielle Cook, Global PR Manager, Alfresco Software​
Phone: 925-367-7593​
Email: danielle.cook@alfresco.com

Research Analyst Cheryl McKinnon To Keynote The Information Governance Conference 2016

Noted enterprise content strategy guru to keynote leading conference on Information Governance

Cheryl McKinnonJune 16, 2016, Providence, RI - The Information Coalition, the driving force behind the Information Governance Conference is thrilled to announce Cheryl McKinnon, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals at Forrester, as Keynote Speaker for The Information Governance Conference 2016.

Before joining Forrester, Cheryl ran an independent consulting firm, serving both private- and public-sector clients. Cheryl has served as vice president of marketing for industry association AIIM, was chief marketing officer of Nuxeo, and held senior management roles with OpenText and Hummingbird.

“Cheryl McKinnon is one of our profession’s most treasured thought leaders,” says Nick Inglis, President of the Information Coalition, “Her breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise allows her a vantage point that few others in our profession have. We are honored and thankful that she has agreed to come and share with our attendees.”

Cheryl McKinnon will be a Keynote Speaker at The Information Governance Conference 2016, October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

About

The Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at http://infocoalition.com

The Information Governance Conference is the premier event on Information Governance. Now in its’ third year, the event features the top minds in the profession helping to define and deliver best practices in driving information strategy in companies. The event is hailed as an innovative experience and will be held on October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Learn more at http://www.infogovcon.com

Contact Information:

Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

Laurence Hart To Keynote The Information Governance Conference 2016

Industry leader, blogger, and former AIIM CIO to Keynote Leading Conference on Information Governance

Laurence HartJune 15, 2016, Providence, RI - The Information Coalition, the driving force behind the Information Governance Conference is thrilled to announce the inclusion of Laurence Hart, the Director of Information Governance at IBC, a DBS Company, as a Keynote speaker at The Information Governance Conference 2016.

An alumnus of the event, Laurence Hart has garnered incredible reviews and presented some of the most useful content at The Information Governance Conference. His presentations were so beloved that the Information Coalition, the team behind the Information Governance Conference, has invited Hart to return, not just as a presenter but as a Keynote for the 2016 event.

“Laurence Hart is one of our industry’s most important and recognized leaders and it is an honor to feature his work and ideas on how to move our profession forward.” says Nick Inglis, President of the Information Coalition.

Laurence Hart says of the opportunity, “As always, I am excited to participate in this year’s Information Governance Conference. I can always count on engaging content and conversations from recognized industry leaders and hard-working practitioners. I am looking forward to helping to build a stronger community as we all work together to make information governance more successful.”

Laurence Hart will be a Keynote Speaker at The Information Governance Conference 2016, October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

About

The Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at http://infocoalition.com

The Information Governance Conference is the premier event on Information Governance. Now in its’ third year, the event features the top minds in the profession helping to define and deliver best practices in driving information strategy in companies. The event is hailed as an innovative experience and will be held on October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Learn more at http://www.infogovcon.com

IBC, a DBS Company (IBC), is an innovative, entrepreneurial professional services firm providing the right solutions and qualified, talented people when companies need them. Headquartered in the Washington, DC area, IBC has a principal goal of empowering the individual, organization and, ultimately, the enterprise by providing project management, education and management consulting. IBC’s experienced IT and technical consultants are driven by sharing knowledge with the customer and delivering high-value business transformation services to the public sector and Fortune 2000 clients.
Learn more at http://www.ibcdbs.com

Contact Information:

Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

William B. Meyer, Inc. To Become Silver Sponsor of Information Governance Conference 2016

William B. Meyer

Providence, RI. (June 9, 2016) - Information Coalition, the premier resources group for Enterprise Information Professionals, announced Wednesday that Stratford, CT based William B. Meyer, Inc., has become an underwriter. As part of the new relationship, William B. Meyer will be a Silver Sponsor of The Information Governance Conference 2016, happening this year on October 11-12, 2016 in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

“William B. Meyer has been a leader in our industry since their founding in 1915. Providing information management services throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, William B. Meyer is one of the most widely respected regional vendors for records storage, imaging and workflow solutions and we’re honored to have their support,” said Information Coalition President, Nick Inglis.

“We are thrilled to support the efforts of the Information Coalition and are proud to become a Silver Sponsor of The Information Governance Conference 2016,” said Ted Kennedy, Vice President of Sales for William B. Meyer. “William B. Meyer has served this industry for over 100 years and we are proud to support what the Information Coalition is achieving while connecting to new customers in our area who are looking for a respected alternative to multinational offerings. We’ve been trusted for generations and are proud to continue to lead through our support of initiatives like the Information Coalition.”

For more information about William B. Meyer, visit WilliamBMeyer.com. For more information about the Information Coalition, visit InfoCoalition.com. For more information about the 2016 Information Governance Conference, visit InfoGovCon.com.

ABOUT

Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at infocoalition.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

D. Madrid to serve as The Information Coalition Advisory Board’s Information Body of Knowledge Chair

D. MadridProvidence, RI – June 8, 2016: We are excited to announce the expansion of the Information Coalition’s advisory board, as D. Madrid takes on the role of the Information Body of Knowledge (InfoBOK) Chair. Effective immediately, Madrid will be helping to define the new industry standard body of knowledge and help guide the eventual creation of a new industry certification.

Of her new board position, Madrid says: “This is a really exciting opportunity to be involved with something special on the ground floor. The efforts that the Information Coalition have undertaken to determine a defined body of knowledge for the information profession are based on community collaboration, and I believe that this is what will set this effort apart.”

The Information Coalition team is excited to welcome D. Madrid to help it to continue its’ ongoing growth since its founding at the beginning of 2016. Focused on advancing community-driven best practices in enterprise information, the Information Coalition was founded in response to specific requests, providing collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable information professionals to best reduce risk and increase the value of their information and processes.​

Nick Inglis, Information Coalition President, says of Madrid, “D. Madrid is a pragmatic leader and someone who can help us move our Information Body of Knowledge (InfoBOK) efforts forward. Our goal in proposing the InfoBOK was to engage the community to collaboratively create a defined body of knowledge, together, not as a top-down approach, but to connect and create a body of knowledge and eventual certification that is truly of and by the people. As the Information Body of Knowledge Chair for our new advisory board, D. Madrid brings a world of experience from her work at PG&E, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, and her involvement with other industry associations. D. was the obvious choice to help us guide this effort and provide insight to our team. We are honored by her acceptance and are looking forward to being able to provide more resources for the information profession due to her involvement.”

D. Madrid is the second member of the Information Coalition’s new advisory board with further announcements to come.

About

Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at http://infocoalition.com

Contact Information:

Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

Alexander Campbell to serve as The Information Coalition Advisory Board’s Business Partner Relations Chair

Alexander CampbellProvidence, RI – May 25, 2016: We are thrilled to announce the addition of Alexander Campbell to the Information Coalition’s growing advisory board, as the Business Partner Relations Chair. Effective immediately, Mr. Campbell will be helping to guide our effort to attract and retain the very best corporate sponsors. Alexander Campbell is the first member of the Information Coalition’s new advisory board with further announcements to come.

About
Information Coalition advances community-driven best practices in enterprise information. Founded in response to specific requests, we provide collaborative, hands-on, and specific resources to enable you to best reduce risk and increase the value of your information and processes.
Learn more at http://infocoalition.com

Contact Information:
Name: Rich Mesquita, VP, Operations, Information Coalition
Phone: 203-309-6639
Email: info@infocoalition.com

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