Among my video interviews from Legaltech, is one with Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT (see Ian Campbell talks about forthcoming developments at iCONECT) in which he hinted at a wide range of pending developments for iCONECT, both at the corporate level and in iCONECT’s XERA review platform.
Perhaps the most eye-catching development is the movement into healthcare with a partnership with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions.
As with everything else, healthcare is an area in which information grows at an enormous rate imposing both cost and risk burdens. The healthcare industry has long adopted electronic medical record systems which have, inevitably, come from different sources and at different stages in technology development.
There is a growing imperative to consolidate these discrete silos of legacy electronic medical records, to reduce the cost of preserving and accessing them, and to make them more readily available. The technology and related skills developed by iCONECT over its long experience in the discovery business makes the extension into healthcare an obvious one. There is a press release about this initiative here.
In addition, and as mentioned by Ian Campbell in my interview with him, iCONECT has considerably extended the multimedia review capabilities of iCONECT-XERA, adding tools to allow efficient review of video and audio recordings as a component of the eDiscovery review process. New sources of audio and video appear all the time – police body cameras, CCTV, surveillance, and dashcam material is increasingly turning up as evidence, and the task of reviewing it (to say nothing of storing it) is threatening to overwhelm those who need access to it. The new multimedia facilities in iCONECT-XERA allow users to post comments and attach them to specific timestamps in multimedia so that subsequent reviewers can go straight to the key points.
Lastly, for the moment, iCONECT has launched a network to bring trainers and consultants together to share skills and ideas, to optimise workflows, and to take advantage of the flexibility in XERA. The network is called iCONECT NetworX and there is more information about it here.
I will shortly be publishing a joint interview with Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, and Ian Campbell of iCONECT where they talk about yet another critical development, a further and closer relationship between Nuix and iCONECT and their technology.