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Masters Conference 2016 – Washington DC

October 18, 2016

Litigation support professionals and attorneys have a new forum to gather the latest information on e-discovery, data protection, records management and more: The Masters Conference.

Masters Conference – Washington, DC

CloudNine Sponsored Panel: 10 Years Forward, 10 Years Back: Automation in eDiscovery

October 18th, 2016 – Keynote Panel – 12:00 PM

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This unique session highlights the progress of eDiscovery technologies during the last decade and looks forward through the lens of innovation to the next ten years data discovery. This information-packed session includes some of the world’s foremost authorities on eDiscovery who will be sharing their thoughts, considerations, and recommended best practices for the use of Technology-Assisted Review. The session format will allow each expert an opportunity to present followed by a short dialogue. Additionally, the conclusion of this expanded lunchtime session will recognize at a high-level the aggregate recommendations of this expert panel.

Panelist Biographical Information

  • Mary Mack (Moderator) – Executive Director, ACEDS

E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack leads the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) leads the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) as the executive director. Mary provides ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.

Mary is the author of  A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software.  Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1000 corporations and major law firms.  Mary is a member of the Illinois State Bar. She received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

  • George Socha – Managing Director, BDO Consulting

Co-founder of EDRM, George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Doug Austin – Vice President of Professional Services, CloudNine

Doug Austin is the Vice President of Professional Services for CloudNine.  At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients.  Overall, Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients.  Doug has managed projects in all phases of the EDRM eDiscovery life cycle.  Doug is also the editor of the CloudNine sponsored e-Discovery Daily blog, which has become a trusted resource for e-Discovery news and analysis and is an EDRM Education partner.  Since its inception in 2010, e-Discovery Daily has published over 1,350-lifetime posts regarding e-Discovery case law, trends and best practices, which has included case law for over 300 unique cases.

  • David Horrigan – E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director, kCura

David Horrigan is kCura’s e-discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School. David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

  • Bill Dimm – CEO, Hot Neuron

Bill Dimm is the founder and CEO of Hot Neuron LLC. He developed the algorithms for predictive coding, conceptual clustering, and near-dupe detection used in the company’s Clustify software. He is currently writing a book that is tentatively titled Predictive Coding: Theory & Practice. He has over two decades of experience in the development and application of sophisticated mathematical models to solve real-world problems in the fields of theoretical physics, mathematical finance, information retrieval, and e-discovery. He has a Ph.D. in theoretical elementary particle physics from Cornell University.

  • Bill Speros – Evidence Consulting Attorney, Speros & Associates, LLC

Bill Speros helps in-house counsel and their law firms employ effectively technologies and techniques to meet discovery-related obligations, increasingly serving as a “whispering” expert at meet-and-confer meetings and at evidence-related hearings.

Bill has served as an independent attorney-consultant since 1989 with this exception: for 4,000 hours Bill served as interim Director of Litigation Support and E-Discovery for the trustee administering bankruptcy proceedings in the largest Ponzi scheme in history, Bernie L. Madoff Investment Securities.



October 18, 2016


CloudNine is proud to serve as a presenting sponsor and panel host.


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