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Welcome to ILTACON 2019!: eDiscovery Trends

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2019 (known as ILTACON) kicked off yesterday with several networking events, and begins in earnest today with the first day of sessions.  As always, eDiscovery Daily will once again be covering the show.  Over the next four days, we will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered.

CloudNine will be exhibiting again at booth #624 and we have several exciting new features and enhancements to showcase at this year’s show (that we announced last week here).

If you’re in the Orlando area, come check out the show at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – there are a number of sessions available and as many as 191 exhibitors providing information on their products and services.  Sessions of interest in the main conference tracks today include (all times ET):

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

Outsource the App, But You Can’t Outsource Your Responsibility: As cloud-based solutions gain momentum with both law firms and corporate law departments, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is becoming more prevalent for software delivery and licensing model, gone are the ways of heavy in-house IT development for software.  As the industry moves toward outsourcing these cloud-based, SaaS-based solutions, one can’t help but wonder who ultimately has the responsibility of making sure everything is “ok”?  With news of data breaches happening more often than we want to hear, who ultimately has responsibility for data privacy and security? Who is ultimately responsible for making sure data preservation and collection is conducted with the utmost quality and precision?  Lastly, are there advantages or disadvantages from both technology and process perspective that cloud-based and SaaS-based solution edges out the traditional install-on-our-server mentality?


  • Learn how the move of applications to the cloud changed collection and preservation

Speakers include: Tim Hood, Senior Advisor Redgrave LLP; Brent Holmes, eDiscovery Program Director & Head of Legal Technology Siemens Corporation; Canaan Himmelbaum, Global Director Consilio.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Smart Contracts; Disputes & Investigations Best Practices: As the viability and range of blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions become more evident, and as adoption ramps up, business and legal professionals should begin thinking about their potential uses, as well as how to effectively manage related disputes, investigations, and litigation. Providing definitions for innovations like blockchain, Smart Contracts and cryptocurrencies, this session will review past and present cases related to this emergent technology. Likewise, we’ll discuss current applications and their challenges and opportunities. From understanding the judicial system to dealing with discovery requests, we’ll explain investigative techniques and capabilities of cryptocurrencies and why this is not the normal investigation/discovery process.

Speakers include: Steven McNew, Senior Managing Director, Blockchain, Information Governance, Privacy & Security FTI Consulting.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM:

Pitch Your Litigation Support Challenges: Submit 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.  At least they’ll try.  Either way, it should be entertaining and informative.

Speakers include: Thomas Morrissey, Sr. Director – Legal Ops & eDiscovery Purdue Pharma L.P.; Stephen Dooley, Acting Director of Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Duane Lites, Director, Litigation Support Jackson Walker L.L.P.; Chris Haley, Director of Legal Technology Troutman Sanders LLP; Catherine McPherson, Litigation Management Consultant Bartlit Beck LLP.

And, of course, you don’t want to miss the Exhibit Hall Opening ReceptionA Whole New World of Possibilities-A Journey through Classic TV – from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET.  Come join us at booth #624 and see what Classic TV show we decided to commemorate!

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTACON 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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