The future of ediscovery
Last week saw the 9th Annual Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit take place at London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. The ever important issues surrounding information governance and ediscovery were thrashed out by industry leaders over two days.
A wide ranging panel of speakers led the summit from judges to authors, directors to barristers, and lawyers to company presidents, from a wide range of leading corporate and legal organisations. Day one’s keynote panel included senior representatives from three regulatory bodies discussing current enforcement priorities and expectations- Allison C. Stanton from the US Department of Justice, John David Kuchta, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Keith Foggon of the Financial Conduct Authority. The increasingly important topic of information governance was discussed, argued and dissected throughout the majority of day one, split up by a series of afternoon breakout sessions.
Day two saw the attention shift to the world of ediscovery and current issues engulfing the industry. Technology visionary, Richard Susskind, kicked off the morning with an insight into how technology has redefined the in-house legal process, which led perfectly into Kroll Ontrack’s main stage appearance. Aiming to do things differently, Kroll Ontrack opted for a 15 minute power-play, exploring the past, present and future of ediscovery, specifically discussing the hot topic of predictive coding technology. Leon Major offered an insight into how ediscovery in Europe has changed over last five years, Katie Fitzgerald spoke about how predictive coding is making a massive impact in European legal practice, and Daniel Kavan predicted how ediscovery may be done very differently within the next few years, including ediscovery in the cloud, voice control and app access.
Throughout the event we had lots of interesting conversations, met many new people and reconnected with a few old friends. Kroll Ontrack’s return as one of the event’s sponsors aligned with our recent launch of www. ediscovery.com/eu our new website and a new suite of products including ediscovery.com Review, our new document review platform. Our (rather bright) electronic exhibition stand allowed delegates an insight into our recent developments and the chance to meet some of our experts.