kCura has organised a London event since 2013. It has had various names since then, most recently the “Relativity Spring Roadshow”, but I was not the only one who always thought of it as Relativity Fest London in line with kCura’s major conference in Chicago every autumn.
In 2017, Relativity Fest London is actually what it is to be called. An article here on the kCura site explains the varying names and purposes of this event as it changed from being a product launch occasion into one of the largest eDiscovery / eDisclosure events in the UK.
I took part last year leading a panel on predictive coding developments in the UK. That grew into a multinational (US, Ireland and UK) panel at Relativity Fest proper in Chicago.
This year I am taking part in a panel which includes US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and former Senior Master Steven Whitaker at which we will consider the extent to which jurisdictions can learn from each other’s rules and practical experiences, including the use of technology. The moderator will be David Horrigan of kCura.
My other panel is called Issues in cross-border eDisclosure and data protection. Again, David Horrigan will moderate, and my fellow speakers are Meribeth Banaschik of EY, Audrey Byrne of McCann FitzGerald and Jonathan Maas of the Maas Consulting Group.
The opening and closing keynotes will, of course, be delivered by CEO Andrew Sieja, and there are sessions on technical matters such as analytics and dashboards and on other practical things such as the relationship between legal teams, technologists and service providers.
There will, as usual, be opportunities to see the latest Relativity enhancements and to discuss solutions with kCura staff and with other guests.
This year’s event, on 25th of April, is a full-blown day of education, technical demonstrations and networking opportunities. I thoroughly recommend it. You can register here.