Creating Your Information Governance Strategy

September 2022 CollabTalk TweetJamAt the core of the modern workplace are communication and collaboration tools and platforms. Information governance is an incredibly important aspect of these systems, helping an organization to monitor and manage how information is being used, limiting the risks involved, ensuring compliance, and guiding users along the information lifecycle. For some organizations, this is a strictly defined framework that governs content and data from creation through archival or deletion. For others, it can be more ad hoc — which can result in the mishandling of intellectual property, or even a data breach. Maintaining strong information governance policies and procedures can reduce these risks and the costs associated them, but it can also increase productivity and make accessing your data more efficient.

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Tuesday, September 27th at 9am PDT (UTC -7), the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “Building an Information Governance Strategy from Scratch” to discuss the process of building an information governance strategy, sharing real-world experiences and tried-and-true frameworks. In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives on this important topic.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

As always, this month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by tyGraph and AvePoint. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (Twitter.com, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow-up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. What is Information Governance, and how does it differ from data governance?
  2. How can organizations get started with Information Governance?
  3. What are the core components of an Information Governance framework, and why use a framework?
  4. How does your organization measure the Information Governance process, and overall success?
  5. What are the biggest employee gaps experienced when enforcing Information Governance policies, and how did you overcome them?
  6. What are the key technologies that your organization uses to manage your Information Governance activities, and why are they needed?
  7. What are some real-world lessons learned and best practices for sustainable Information Governance?

Of course, there will be many side questions, side conversations, and wise-cracking shenanigans. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Suzanne George (@spgenie), Microsoft Regional Director, MCTS, and partner – modern workplace & experience leader at PwC
  • Simon Denton (@buildbod), M365 Apps & Services MVP, visiting professor at Birmingham City University, and business architect at Mott MacDonald
  • David Drever (@DavidMDrever), Office Apps & Services MVP, senior manager and enterprise architect at Protiviti
  • Martina Grom (@magrom), co-founder of atwork.at, Office 365 MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual SharePoint and Data Platform MVP, cto at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Emily Mancini (@EEmancini), Microsoft MVP, PnP team member, architect at Sympraxis Consulting
  • Tobiasz Koprowski (@KoprowskiT), Data Platform MVP, founder and consultant at Shadowland Consulting
  • David Patrick (@DavidEPatrick),  Office Apps & Services MVP, user group organizer, subject matter expert with DSA, Inc.
  • Kurt Kragh Sørensen (@KurtKragh),  intranet consultant and owner of IntraTeam.com
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Ed Senez (@edsenez), president at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Phil Worrell (@worrelpa), ICT engineer and business analyst at Swisscom
  • Javier Perez (@JMPerezP), enterprise architect at HANZO CORP
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), M365 Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • Paul Keijzers (@KbWorks), a Microsoft Teams and Office 365 specialist, and the founder of  KbWorks
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, #CollabTalk founder, brand alliance director at AvePoint

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to tyGraph and the entire AvePoint team for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back on October 25th with another CollabTalk TweetJam on the topic of “Why Do Some Companies Struggle With Moving To The Cloud?” so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.