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Wednesday LTNY 2020 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted yesterday, Legaltech® New York (LTNY) is happening this week and, for the tenth(!) year in a row, eDiscovery Daily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions available and over 158 exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including our company, CloudNine at booth #3000 in America’s Hall 2.

In addition to that, yesterday and today, CloudNine is conducting its second annual NineForum Discovery Education Series where prominent and highly respected eDiscovery and litigation support experts will deliver 9 TED-style talks, 20 minutes each, covering important topics impacting the legal community.  We’ve got a great list of eDiscovery thought leaders lined up for NineForum again this year, so if you are at the show, come check it out.  The schedule for the topics and speakers, along with everything else CloudNine at Legaltech is available here.  We had five great sessions yesterday, and have four more today to check out!

Not only that, but today from 4pm to 6pm is the 4th annual Drinks with Doug (as in me!) and Mary (as in Mary Mack!), sponsored by EDRM, CloudNine and Compliance Discovery Solutions.  Believe it or not, you can still register here.  Once again, we have a ton of people who have already registered and, trust me, you don’t want to be left out.  We’re going to take over Ruth’s Chris Steak house.  Again.

There are several interesting sessions today related to eDiscovery, Information Governance, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.  Side note: ALM has set up the Legaltech site this year where you have to click “Learn More” for each session to get the full description of it – very annoying!  I’ve opened them all up, so you don’t have to.  :o)  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

9:00am – 10:00am:

Plenary Session – Blockchain and Emerging Technology Researcher Bettina Warburg

With a gift of clearly explaining complex—and confusing—technologies, Blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg educates executives in leveraging emergent technologies including AI, IoT, and others. Click here to view her TED talk on how blockchain will transform the economy.

Speaker: Bettina Warburg, Blockchain researcher, entrepreneur and educator, Co-founder, Animal Ventures, Tech on Politics.

11:00am – 12:00pm:

Mobile Data: Issues in Data Privacy and Data Protection

Mobile data has become arguably the most important source of information in litigation, investigations, and just about every form of data discovery—and data privacy and data protection are arguably the biggest challenges with mobile data. Have we lost the battles over data privacy and data protection with our data exposed for all to see? Is more evidence a bad thing? Join us for a lively conversation as leading authorities in legal forensics and mobile technology discuss and debate the vital mobile data issues of the day and discuss mobile protocol best practices.

Key takeaways:

  • Key privacy issues posed by mobile data
  • Best mobile practices from leading authorities in legal forensics & mobile technology
  • Business & discovery implications of mobile technologies

Speakers: David Horrigan – Relativity; Gail Gottehrer – Law Offices of Gail Gottehrer; Ed McAndrew – DLA Piper; Ines Rubio – BSI; Ruth Hauswirth – Cooley LLP; Shahaf Rozanski – Cellebrite, Inc.

Career Up! LegalOps for eDiscovery Professionals & Tech Wonky Attorneys

In this eye-opening session, we’ll identify emerging career opportunities and trends within the LegalOps job market. You’ll also learn the core skills & attributes on which hiring managers are keen.  Digging deeper we’ll examine how this new career track is reshaping law school curricula, as well as the state of certification programs and how they can help advance your career goals. Last, but not least, you’ll learn all about compensation ranges, per role & experience level.

Key takeaways:

  • Career statistics & trends in the LegalOps job market
  • Certifications & degrees that matter most
  • Salary guidelines
  • Business of law implications

Speakers: Olivia Gonzalez – Prudential; Tom Morrissey – Purdue Pharma LP; Richard Robinson – Toyota; Paige Edwards – Onit.

1:30pm – 2:30pm:

Your Career in Data Discovery, Data Privacy, and Data Protection

Legal careers are changing rapidly, and technology is a major force driving these professional opportunities. No longer are career paths siloed between law and technology—instead legal technologists in a variety of roles are changing what it means to be a legal professional—especially in data discovery, data privacy, and data protection. The wave that brought us the chief information officer a few years ago is now creating opportunities for new roles such as data privacy officer, chief information security officer, data science attorney, and chief transformation officer. In this session, we’ll examine these new career opportunities with perspectives from legal professionals and legal recruiters.

Key takeaways:

  • Career statistics & trends in data privacy and related fields
  • Certifications & degrees that matter most
  • Salary ranges for various positions
  • Business implications

Speakers: David Horrigan – Relativity; Jared Coseglia – TRU Staffing Partners; Ines Rubio – BSI; David Kilgore – Rackspace; Scott Milner – Morgan Lewis; Kelly Twigger – ESI Attorneys, E-Discovery Assistant.

Leveraging Technology for Information Governance and Data Privacy

It’s now routine for organizations to turn to technology to solve eDiscovery problems, but only recently have they started to consider how data analytics and other tools can improve their information governance and data privacy initiatives. This session will explore new applications of legal technology tools for identifying sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information, banking information, and healthcare records, and redacting, anonymizing or otherwise remediating that information.

Key takeaways:

  • Cutting-edge LegalTech tools that can classify data, build data maps, and lower data storage costs
  • Applications that manage content and contracts Practical suggestions for assessing which technology is right for your unique information governance challenges
  • The business implications

Speakers: Matthew Miller – Consilio; Jan Dormsjo – Bank of America; Joanne Lane – Merck; Marla Crawford – Goldman Sachs.

3:00pm – 4:00pm:

Data Privacy and Data Protection Update

With the possible exception of climate change, data privacy and data protection may be the most important issues facing society as we embark on a new decade. Join us for our annual examination of developments in data privacy and protection, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’ll look at mobile data, social media, and the Internet of Things, analyzing controversies from Amazon’s Alexa to Facebook. In addition, as we look ahead to the 2020 elections, we’ll examine the legal and technical aspects of alleged hacked elections, and what all these data privacy and protection challenges mean for you.

Key takeaways:

  • Briefing update on GDPR & CCPA
  • How do these data privacy laws impact social media & the IoT
  • Examining controversies involving Amazon’s Alexa & Facebook
  • A look ahead to the 2020 elections and its data privacy & protection challenges
  • Business of law implications

Speakers: Robert Brownstone – Fenwick & West LLP; David Horrigan – Relativity; Johnny Lee – Grant Thornton LLP; Debbie Reynolds – Debbie Reynolds Consulting LLP; Judge Andrew Peck – DLA Piper; Ryan O’Leary – IDC.

Using Analytics to Find the Signal in the Noise for Internal Investigations

Using Analytics to Find the Signal in the Noise for Internal Investigations So much information and so many questions: Today’s organizations need technology that can help them quickly sift through their data to find the answers to pressing internal issues. This session will use case studies to illustrate how various analytics can identify patterns in data, uncover hidden relationships between people and events, translate coded language, and organize disparate information into logical groups and concepts—helping investigators find the signal in the noise.

Key takeaways:

  • Matching the right tools and techniques to the particular investigation at hand
  • Addressing proactive uses of analytics to prioritize data collection efforts and audit document populations Identify training and monitoring priorities that can ward off impending problems
  • The business implications

Speakers: Allison Myers – Consilio; Richard Rauzi – Bank of America; John Koss – Mintz; Drew Pietro – Standard Chartered Bank; Danielle Panetta – Goodwin Procter.

In addition to these, there are other sessions today that may interest you.  For a complete description for all sessions today – and for the entire show, since they’re all on one page (even if you do have to click “Learn More” on each one to see them), click here.

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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