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Thursday LTNY 2015 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday and Tuesday, LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. This is the last day to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and over 199 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.

While at the show, we will (also for the fifth year in a row!) be interviewing several industry thought leaders to see what they think are the significant trends for 2015 and, which of those are evident at LTNY. After the show, we will announce the series of thought leader interviews and identify when each will be published. Mark your calendars!

Perform a “find” on today’s LTNY conference schedule for “discovery” or “information governance” and you’ll get 33 hits. So, there is plenty to talk about! Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

10:30 – 11:45 AM:

Information Governance in the Now

According to the Information Governance Initiative’s Annual Report, Information Governance (IG) practitioners “are taking action on a wide variety of IG projects right now. On average, SMBs have four IG projects under way, and large organizations have six.” This session will explore where IG stands today as a concept, as a practice and as a market; uncovering the projects that are getting funding, the technologies that are enabling action and the governance structures that are getting the most attention.

At the end of this session you will have a clear picture of where the IG market really is so you can catch the wave and get started delivering value to your clients and organizations right now.

Speakers to include: Julie Colgan (Discussion Leader), Head of Information Governance Solutions, Nuix; James Arnold, Managing Director of Forensic Services, KPMG; Lauren Barnes, VP Records and Information Management, Credit Suisse; Jay Brudz, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Fred Pulzello, President, ARMA International.

Transforming Discovery Through Data Management

With data growing exponentially, legal counsel is struggling to control eDiscovery costs. However, they can now effectively find potentially relevant documents earlier in the process with greater accuracy than ever before.   By combining technology and analytical expertise, it is now possible to gather early stage legal intelligence to develop case strategy and limit that amount of data promoted to review.

Speakers to include: Dave Deppe, President, UnitedLex Corporation; Jacob J. Herstek, Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank USA, NA; Lynn S. Looby, Managing Counsel for Litigation, Regulatory & U.S. Operations, The Dow Chemical Company; Farrah Pepper, Executive Counsel – Discovery, General Electric Company.

12:15 – 1:30 PM:

The Convergence of Information Security and IG

Gartner analysts Ted Friedman and Tom Scholtz have forecast that “by 2017, 40% of Global 1000 organizations will have aligned their information management governance and information security governance programs.” However, this prediction raises a variety of questions about how and why such a convergence might occur.

Nuix engaged Ari Kaplan Advisors to interview Fortune 1000 IS leaders to answer some of these questions for a benchmarking report and, among other conclusions, found that organizations know they must adopt a new set of information security disciplines to protect high-value and high-risk data. IG professionals must also play a critical role in helping to identify where important data is stored, understanding what it’s worth and making sure it’s protected.

Information security disciplines are at the heart of a good information governance framework. And failing to implement a robust information governance framework can be costly if it fails to prevent a data breach or minimize its consequences.

Speakers to include: Ari Kaplan (Discussion Leader), Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors; Jim Kent, Global Head of Investigations & Cybersecurity, Nuix; Andre McGregor, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Alison North, Director, ARMA International Board of Directors, CEO, AN Information Ltd.; Amie Taal, Vice President, Security and Investigations Deutsche Bank.

Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy in an Era of ‘Big Data’ Monitoring

Corporations and governments are accelerating the collection and analysis of data about our personal and professional lives. The Internet of Things has not only enhanced consumer convenience, but also spawned a vast network of data collection mechanisms, such as smart phones, computer operating systems, websites, point-of-sale terminals, email accounts, social media postings, watches, automobile navigation systems and even asthma inhalers. One of the greatest challenges to an organization is balancing the benefits—such as product development, sales and marketing—of this data avalanche with the need to protect the privacy of its employees and customers.

In this session, panelists will review the myriad ways in which we are monitored and how that information is used, and share best practices in policy and security controls to protect employees and customers. The panelists will address the following:

  • How and why we are monitored — and how that information is used
  • Best practices in policy and security controls to protect employees and customers
  • Effective privacy, computer, BYOD and network usage policies
  • Reasonable expectations of privacy
  • The evolution of U.S. privacy laws and their effects on employees and consumers

Speakers to include: Jason R. Baron (Discussion Leader), Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Alan Friel, Partner, BakerHostetler; Julia Horwitz, Consumer Protection Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Heidi Wachs, Special Counsel, Jenner & Block; Sheryl Ann Yamuder, Senior Managing Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, MasterCard.

2:00 – 3:00 PM:

Information Governance 2020 and Beyond

Over the next decade, technological and economic changes will challenge businesses; new data consumers, types, sources and endpoints will require businesses to continually adapt their information governance and security policies or risk losing data integrity. But what does the future really hold for Information Governance (IG)?

This panel of IG visionaries will look into their crystal balls and deliver predictions about IG of the future, considering topics such as cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT).

This is a must-attend session that will get your creativity flowing and inspire you to embrace the future to deliver best-in-class governance to your organizations and clients.

Speakers to include: Julie Colgan (Discussion Leader), Head of Information Governance Solutions, Nuix; Barclay Blair, Founder and Executive Director, IG Initiative, Principal and Founder, ViaLumina LLC; Chris Dale, The eDisclosure Information Project; Leigh Isaacs, Director of Records and Information Governance, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, Advisory Board Member, IG Initiative.

In addition to these, there are other eDiscovery-related sessions today. For a complete description for all sessions today, click here.

eDiscoveryDaily will also be “tweeting” periodically throughout LTNY, so feel free to check out our updates at twitter.com/Cloud9Discovery.

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

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