I have referred more than once to the webinar which Nuix organised just before LegalTech with the title The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance. I moderated it, and the panel comprised Craig Ball, Attorney and Forensic Technologist, Stephen Stewart, CTO for Nuix and David Cowen, Managing Director for The Cowen Group.
We ran it also as a session at LegalTech, and I did not really focus on the significance of the camera at the front of the audience. We were in fact being filmed, and the result is now on YouTube in four parts – the first is here, and the rest follow automatically.
I referred in opening to a comment made by one of the people who listened to the webinar, who thought that I should have let the speakers say everything they had to say about their subjects. Each of these panel members could comfortably fill an hour on his own and, as I pointed out, we had even less time for the panel session than we had had for the webinar. The only real challenge for a moderator running a panel of this calibre is to bring the session to a close on time and with all the slides covered; that occasionally requires a guillotine.
There was some overlap between the subjects which we covered and a dinner hosted by Nuix the previous evening. I wrote about that in a post called Innovation and informed risk-taking are an eDiscovery duty which defines part at least of my agenda for the coming year.
The short descriptions of each video are as follows:
Part 1 At LegalTech 2012, Chris Dale from the eDisclosure Information Project led a panel of experts including Craig Ball, Attorney and Forensic Technologist, Stephen Stewart, CTO for Nuix and David Cowen, Managing Director for The Cowen Group in a thought-leadership discussion on ‘The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance’.
In Part 2 of this video series, our expert panel discusses how companies can best manage their information and data retention policies in-house and for their clients.
In Part 3 of this video series, our expert panel reviews the movement from the reactive approach with eDiscovery to companies looking for repeatable processes, defensible deletion which put them in a proactive position.
In Part 4 of this video series, our expert panel recommends taking a step-by-step approach in the transition from eDiscovery to Information Governance. Be smart, target ROT (redundant, outdated, trivial) data and make the critical decisions to manage your data and take back control of your storage costs. You can also listen to some of the questions raised by LegalTech attendees to our panel.
This was fun to do and, I hope, useful and interesting to the audience. My thanks to Nuix for giving us the opportunity to talk about these subjects, which are likely to share equal billing with predictive coding and with privacy as the big topics of 2012.