Demystifying Information Governance with ISKO

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ISKO November Meet Up: The value of Information Governance

We had a great time at the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO) UK Meet Up on 08 November! It was fantastic to see so many of you!

Our very own Noeleen Schenk, Director here at Metataxis, took to the online Zoom stage to share her knowledge and experience – we hope you enjoyed her interactive session, “Demystifying Information Governance.”

Focussed on the value of Information Governance, Noeleen discussed the various definitions of Information Governance and how it can help organisations improve information management. She also revealed key elements of an Information Governance project, including defining roles and responsibilities, information architecture, infrastructure and lifecycle management.

She went on to share two successful projects delivered by Metataxis. The first case study presented how Information Governance work focused on roles and responsibilities, information architecture, and lifecycle management had helped a UK charity optimise the value of their data and meet regulatory requirements. The second success story showed how Information Governance work on roles and responsibilities, authorities, procedural frameworks, lifecycle management, and infrastructure was able to reduce information risk for a recognised UK regulator.

Key takeaways

Noeleen’s lively session confirmed that Information Governance encompasses all of an organisation’s information – it should not be confined to the governance of personal information only. There are core elements that make up an Information Governance project – but not all of them will be applicable and those that are, can be applied in proportion to the requirements and resources of the organisation.

Overall, she reassured the audience that there is no right or wrong way to approach Information Governance – the path to success is not to perceive it as just an IT lead activity. Although IT remains a critical stakeholder in any Information Governance project, there has to be has an information/data lead and buy-in from the entire organisation for ultimate success.

Watch Noeleen’s session in full here.

Take a look at some of our case studies and learn more about our Information Governance services.

Find out more about ISKO and upcoming events here.