A few minutes of fame

It has been a very exciting experience to star in this film together with my colleagues Birte Ellerbrock, Helmut Sauro and Chris Johnson – I really felt like a Hollywood star for a few minutes!  I also realise I have joined Kroll Ontrack at a turning point and that things happen very quickly here: first, a new data centre in Frankfurt, second, a new mobile ediscovery solution, what’s next?

I did not think it would be so challenging to learn the script off by heart and to then reproduce it in front of a fully-fledged camera crew. But probably the most unexpected was the reaction from my work colleagues after I had finished filming and was still wandering around the office with make-up on my face – that had been applied beforehand (during a 15 minute make-up session!) for the filming…reactions that words unfortunately cannot describe. Welcome to a day in the life of an ediscovery consultant!

Ein paar Minuten Ruhm

Es war eine sehr spannende Erfahrung in diesem Film gemeinsam mit meinen Kollegen Birte Ellerbrock, Helmut Sauro und  Chris Johnson mitwirken zu dürfen – Ich habe mich wirklich ein paar Minuten lang wie ein Hollywood-Star gefühlt! Mir ist auch klar, dass seit dem ich für Kroll Ontrack tätig bin, befindet sich alles an einem Wendepunkt und es passiert alles sehr schnell: zuerst ein neues Rechenzentrum in Frankfurt, nun eine neue mobile Ediscovery-Lösung, was kommt als Nächstes?!

Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass es so eine Herausforderung wäre den Text auswendig lernen und dann vor dem gesamten Filmteam sprechen zu müssen. Interessanterweise aber kamen die unerwarteten Reaktionen von meinen Kollegen erst nachdem das Drehen zu Ende war, als ich im Büro umherwanderte immer noch mit Make-up im Gesicht – vor dem Filmdreh hatte ich nämlich eine 15-minütige Make-up Session erdulden müssen…Reaktionen, die die Wörter leider nicht beschreiben können. Willkommen im Leben eines Ediscovery Beraters!

About Thomas Cavro Dupont

Thomas Cavro Dupont is a Discovery Services Consultant at Kroll Ontrack in the EMEA region and is based in Germany. He advises lawyers around Europe and their clients on how to effectively manage electronically stored documents in matters such as competition, litigation and internal or regulatory investigations. Before joining Kroll Ontrack in 2014, he worked as an Associate in leading international law firms in Brussels, Paris and Madrid advising clients on competition law issues. Thomas also worked as a Project Manager for a major ediscovery provider in London specialising in ediscovery projects in the antitrust and finance areas. Thomas, who is legally qualified in Spain and France, obtained his Law Degree from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and received an LL.M. in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in 2009. His native languages are Spanish and French and he is fluent in German and English.

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