Heidi Maher

Heidi Maher is an attorney and a legal technology specialist who has advised hundreds of organizations on information governance around data security, compliance and eDiscovery. She is the Executive Director of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC), a forum of over 3,800 legal, IT, records and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. For over a decade, CGOC has been advancing governance practices and driving thought leadership across the industry.

Previously, Heidi was a legal subject matter expert for a fortune 150 technology company, a felony prosecutor, a litigator, and an assistant state attorney general. She is Certified Information Privacy Manager.

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Artificial intelligence could contribute multiple trillions to the global economy in the coming decade, but even while poor data quality becomes increasingly detrimental to businesses’ bottom line, AI is not yet being widely incorporated. Heidi Maher of CGOC discusses the widespread need for AI and machine learning. According to a recent study by PWC, artificial intelligence (AI) could contribute up to $15.7...

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5 Ways Organizations Can Benefit from ML Heidi Maher, Executive Director of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOG), discusses the machine learning (ML) use cases for compliance and legal teams, plus key first steps for taking advantage of ML technology. Compliance and legal teams are struggling to keep pace with an ever-evolving regulatory and legal landscape – from constantly tracking employment...

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The May 2018 deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should have organizations scrambling to roll out GDPR-readiness programs. After all, the regulation applies to most organizations doing business in the EU, non-compliance can result in severe fines, and getting ready for compliance will likely take significant time and effort. However, according to a recent global CGOC survey of compliance officers only...

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The Information Governance Process Maturity Model (IGPMM), developed by the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) in 2012, has become a standard foundation for starting and revising enterprise information governance programs. The CGOC has now released a new version of the model to help organizations deal with today’s information realities.

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