Nuix is participating in three sessions relating to information governance at LegalTech New York. I am a panel member for one of them.
The track theme is Information Governance today, tomorrow and beyond. The track and its three sessions are summarised here. They are Information governance in the now, The convergence of information security and IG and Information governance 2020 and beyond.
Ours is, I think, the last panel of the whole three-day event. Its agenda heading allows us to speculate about the future of a discipline – a wide-ranging set of disciplines, in fact – which together represent the only way we can hope to bring information under control over the next five years.
Smarter analytics develop apace, but the volumes of data, and the risk, costs and value in that data continues to outstrip technology development. It is not, of course, merely a matter of turning machines loose on the problem; we need processes and workflows, and for that we need people. Many of those will the dome-headed scientists; most, however, will be practical people, perhaps from other disciplines, capable of identifying achievable objectives and moving towards them aided by yet further technological developments.
My fellow panellists at this session are Leigh Isaacs, Director of Records and Information Governance at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, Barclay Blair, of The Information Governance Initiative and ViaLumina LLC, and Alison North of AN Information Ltd. The moderator is Julie Colgan, Head of Information Governance Solutions at Nuix.