David Smythe is Principal for Financial Services in Information Governance and Digital Solutions at Iron Mountain. He brings over 20 years of financial industry experience having developed global information governance programs, eDiscovery, data protection and banking support functions. Prior positions involved strategic planning, program development and operations normalization for structured data preservation and eDiscovery. Related efforts included data retention, defensible disposition, data mapping, workflow automation and application decommissioning. Similarly, previous work efforts have yielded enhanced control and process efficiencies along with substantial cost reduction. Smythe’s information governance expertise encompasses data and document management, eDiscovery, records and information management and consulting with large financial, pharmaceutical, industrial and not for profit organizations. Common initiatives throughout his career have been development and implementation of information lifecycle management policies, procedures, technology and teams targeting high-impact initiatives, regulatory compliance (GDPR, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, SOX), operational excellence and cost reduction.