In my article about Ricoh’s sponsorship of the eDisclosure Information Project I mentioned in passing that I will be at the Technology in Practice event organised by Commonwealth Legal and Ricoh running from 8 to 10 November in Toronto.
The detailed programme for that event is now published. My main role is to moderate a discussion called TAR trends around the world with US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and Maura Grossman, Research Professor at University of Waterloo and one of the best-known luminaries on the technology and practice of technology-assisted review.
I have done several such panels with Judge Peck over the years. The discussion points for this session come from an event I led with Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack organised by Morgan Lewis in London recently. The opportunity to bring together both these experts is very pleasing.
The presentations are split into four main streams – eDiscovery and Beyond, Connecting to the Future, In the Trenches and Technology Showcase. It is invidious to pick out other sessions from this packed and interesting programme, but my eye falls on one headed Strategies for right-sizing your information governance framework with Eric Mandel of Ricoh USA and Mary Mack of ACEDS, on another Mary Mack session called Career strategies and eDiscovery, and on one called The GDPR Effect – Ripple or Tsunami on the likely effects of the GDPR and the practical implications for North America.
In addition, there are sessions led by people from Commonwealth Legal and from Ricoh on various aspects of managing data, for eDiscovery and for the increasing number of other purposes for which data must be collected, analysed and reviewed.
This promises to be an interesting event. There is more to come in the agenda and I am very much looking forward to attending.