Achieving Information Governance through a Transformative Cloud Migration

September 22, 2020



In the first episode of season five, co-hosts Bill Mariano and Rob Hellewell, introduce themselves and welcome listeners back for another season of Law & Candor, the podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution.

To kick things off, Bill and Rob begin with Sightings of Radical Brilliance, the part of the show where they discuss the latest news of noteworthy innovation and acts of sheer genius. In this first episode, they dive into a recent article written by the folks at Baker Botts LLP around Federal Expedited Review in Response to COVID-19 and what that means for the industry.

For the guest speaker segment of the show, Bill and Rob bring on John Holliday of Lighthouse to discuss transformative cloud migrations and how to ensure a successful outcome via the following questions:

  • How do cloud migrations provide an opportunity to transform processes and workflows within an organization? 
  • How does information architecture come into play?
  • What benefits can one achieve during a cloud migration?
  • What are best practices for a successful transformative cloud migration?

The episode wraps up with key takeaways. If you enjoyed the show, subscribe here, rate us on Apple and Stitcher, join in the conversation on Twitter, and discover more about our speakers and the show here.

Related Links

John Holliday

John brings over three decades of experience as an information architect and software engineer, specializing in Microsoft's cloud, data architecture, business intelligence, machine learning, process automation, and collaboration platforms, as well as modern mobile/web development platforms, such as Angular, React, and Node.

John has substantial experience developing Azure, SharePoint, M365, SQL, web, and desktop solutions to meet client-specific needs, including records management solution development and integrating third-party tools. John served as a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP for five years and has authored or co-authored several popular SharePoint development books.

John employs an academic approach to problem-solving, which helps him explore and solve complex problems with a unique perspective and depth. John's innovation and creativity have led him to develop numerous solutions in uncharted territory, including developing an Azure ML predictive analytics solution and microservices framework to provide on-demand, cloud-based support for optimized put-option trading. He has created an extensible widget framework for SharePoint to enable developers to build and deploy specialized web parts more easily, as well as a custom web-based data catalog with dashboards, KPIs, and configurable scorecards for on-demand analysis of enterprise data artifacts. He has also developed a prototype electronic document and records management solution for the United States Treasury.

In his spare time, John is the executive director of Works of Wonder International, an NGO committed to empowering individuals and communities to overcome the debilitating effects of trauma and stress through meditation. While John began working with individuals and communities to offer practical and effective techniques for trauma relief in the early 1990s, he founded Works of Wonder International with his wife, Alice, in 2002. Through Works of Wonder, John and Alice have studied and taught meditation extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Iraq, and India for almost 30 years. They live in Amelia Island, Florida.

Law and Candor

The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Paige Hunt explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology, including AI, is creating for eDiscovery, modern data, compliance, privacy, and information governance.