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My Latest Podcast with Digital Detectives: eDiscovery Trends

I always try to find an easy topic to talk about on the Friday after Legaltech ends because I’m usually exhausted after running around all week (this week even more so, though the results were worth it as CloudNine had a fantastic Legaltech this year!), even with the near record cold that hit New York on the last day.  So, when the topic falls in your lap because of something you did a few days earlier, it’s like receiving a gift and that’s how I feel about finding out that my podcast with Digital Detectives is up and available!

As I mentioned last week (or did I?), I sat down with the hosts of the Digital Detectives podcast – Sharon Nelson and her husband John Simek of Sensei Enterprises and Sharon’s terrific blog Ride the Lightning (from which we’ve referenced numerous stories over the years).  The podcast is titled eDiscovery: Major Developments in 2018 and a Look Ahead and it’s available on their Digital Detectives page within the Legal Talk Network site.

Sharon and John covered a lot of topics with me, ranging from notable eDiscovery trends in 2018 to my thoughts about the most important eDiscovery case opinion from last year (spoiler alert: I picked one each for civil and criminal litigation) to talk about a couple of fun sanctions cases to trends regarding Technology Assisted Review.  We also discussed some of the biggest challenges facing lawyers today, the state of lawyer technology competence today, trends with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in eDiscovery and my predictions as to where eDiscovery is heading.

If you’ve got a little less than 28 minutes available, feel free to click on the link above and give it a listen!  Thanks to both Sharon and John for the invite – believe it or not, that was the 99th podcast they’ve done all time!  Their podcast series is excellent and they always have interesting guests (which is a lot to live up to!).  Hope you’ll find my podcast interview on par with the other excellent interviews they have done over the years – they did ask me back, so I must be doing something right.  ;o)

I mentioned that this year’s Legaltech was fantastic for CloudNine this year and it was in several ways.  We had some excellent meetings with a number of our clients and we were able to show them a lot of new enhancements and functionality within our LAW, Concordance, Explore and Review products (here’s a link to the press release if you want to see the highlights of what we had to show in New York this week).  We also had our third Drinks with Doug (as in me!) and Mary (as in Mary Mack!) happy hour this year that CloudNine sponsored again with ACEDS and Compliance Discovery Solutions.  The room was absolutely packed this year – to the point that many of us agreed that we’re going to need a bigger boat, er, venue for next year.

And, finally, it was a successful event because of our first ever NineForum eDiscovery educational series of 20 minutes TED-style talks at the booth!  Kudos to our Director of Marketing, Salana Yarger, for the idea!  I want to thank Kelly Twigger (who agreed to be the “guinea pig” by going first), Janice Jaco, Amy Sellars (who was so fired up she didn’t even need a microphone!), the always wonderful Craig Ball, Mike Quartararo (who is so smart, his middle and last initials spell “IQ”), Trent Livingston from ESI Analyst, Brandon Law from Oasis Discovery (who has a great last name for this business), the aforementioned Mary Mack and my “partner-in-crime” on our monthly webcasts, Tom O’Connor.  Tom and I are thinking of taking our comedy act to Vegas next – we’re that funny!  :o)

That’s enough for now (did I say I was REALLY tired?) – back to normal next week.

So, what do you think?  Did you attend Legaltech this week?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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