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ILTACON 2019 Preview Edition: eDiscovery Trends

Hard to believe, but we’re less than a week away from ILTACON 2019, being held this year at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in sunny (and hot and humid) Orlando!  Yep, we were in NYC in winter for Legaltech and now we’ll be in Orlando in summer for ILTACON!  Maybe one year, we could flip that?  Just sayin’.  The conference kicks off with some networking activities on Sunday and starts in earnest with sessions Monday through Thursday.  As usual, some of those sessions look interesting (especially for litigation support professionals), so let’s take a look at some of the more promising sessions to attend next week.

The Exhibit Hall will also be open for four days, starting with the annual opening reception: A Whole New World of Possibilities-A Journey through Classic TV.  CloudNine will be exhibiting again at this year’s show at booth #624.  I don’t want to give away how we will commemorate the opening reception, except to say that we will be “boldly going” there.  :o)  We’ll also be showcasing several new developments with our products and should be announcing as soon as today what those will be.  If you are attending ILTACON this year and would like to schedule a meeting with us, it’s not too late to go to this page to request a demo and indicate that you want to meet at ILTACON 2019!

Notable sessions for this year’s conference:


Pitch Your Litigation Support Challenges, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET: This year’s show has plenty of good stuff for litigation support professionals and it starts with this session where you can “[s]ubmit your most difficult Litigation Support Challenges to our panel of experts and they’ll resolve them magically before your very eyes utilizing years of expertise and problem-solving skills.”  Or “[a]t least they’ll try.”  With experienced professionals like Thomas Morrissey, Stephen Dooley, Duane Lites, Chris Haley and Catherine McPherson, it should be an informative and entertaining session.


Data Privacy – Everyone’s Getting In On It – Privacy From Europe to California and Beyond, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET: There’s certainly no more timely topic than data privacy and this session plans to discuss what you have to do to prepare for the future, including what has been effective in the past.  So, if you’re concerned about data privacy, this would be a good session to check out.

Machine Learning and AI in Action (AI Series, Session 2), 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET: This session promises to “Demystify Machine Learning and AI by walking through a real-world example of a working model…from prototyping to production”.  If it really does that, then who wouldn’t want to check that out?


Litigation Support Day, 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM ET: Yep, that’s right – a whole day devoted to topics related to litigation support.  It’s ILTACON’s “new concept in educational programming”, featuring “a DAY of SPARK (Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable) talks by leaders in the industry”.  It’s organized by David Hasman of Bricker & Eckler, David Horrigan of Relativity, and Philip Weldon of Fried Frank and the day’s sessions will be moderated by David Horrigan.  The program will feature presentations on everything from cloud transformation to career development and job interview techniques and end with a keynote presentation by Justice Tanya Kennedy, New York State Supreme Court, New York County.  Check out the list of speakers for the day’s event:

Joy Heath Rush, Wendy L. King, Craig Carpenter, David Horrigan, Craig Ball, Dera J. Nevin, Jared Coseglia, David Greetham, Mary Mack, Patrick Joseph Burke, Chris Haley, Scott Milner, Nicole MacCallum, Sara Skeens, Steven Berrent, Ari Kaplan, David Bryant Isbell, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Robinson, Meagan Sauve, Antonia Karlan, Kelly Friedman, Bryant Lee, Tanya R. Kennedy, Marcin Wojtczak, Kenya Dixon, Rosemary Kuperberg, Amanda Fennell, Mike Gamson.

And me!  I will be discussing Legal trends with David and we will be discussing some of the most interesting and notable cases so far this year (around 9:30am).  For those who attend, I’m planning a special blog post to save you a lot of note taking.


10 Litigation Support Tips in 60 Minutes, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET: Sensing a theme yet?  Not only will they discuss several useful tips, they also promise to provide a handout of those tips in the session.

Choosing a Predictive Coding Approach – “Predictive Coding For Dummies”, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET: OK, I know, I’m in this one too (as moderator), but that’s not the only reason I’m recommending it.  For starters, it’s the only session geared specifically to predictive coding at this year’s conference.  Also, don’t be fooled by the “for Dummies” title, we plan to tailor the discussion to the experience level of the attendees and are planning to discuss some interesting aspects of using predictive coding, including how to make a case for it and how to get started.  With panelists like Doug Matthews (Partner Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP), Catherine A. Casey (Chief Innovation Officer DISCO) Lia Majid (CEO and Founder, Acorn Legal Solutions) and Julian Ackert (Managing Director iDiscovery Solutions, Inc.), you’d be a “dummy” to miss it!

I will provide a complete list of eDiscovery, litigation support, information governance and cybersecurity sessions during each day of the conference next week.  Stay tuned!

So, what do you think?  Do you plan to attend ILTACON this year?  As always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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