At Relativity Fest 2018, I interviewed Relativity’s Jordan Domash about the then-nascent product Relativity Trace. Twelve months later, I interviewed him again at Relativity Fest 2019, asking him what had changed since we last met.
Jordan Domash said that much had happened in three areas: one was about customers; another was about the progress on the product; the third was to do with the team responsible for Relativity Trace.
As to customers, a big Dutch bank was now monitoring all its traders, in Europe and in Asia, looking particularly at high-risk people. Another major corporation in oil and gas was using Relativity Trace to monitor people for a range of compliance issues.
The product focus had been on scalability, making Relativity Trace fully functional for large enterprise clients.
The team had grown from a handful of people to a large group now fully dedicated to Relativity Trace, including marketing people.
I said that I had been speaking to FTI Consulting about their initiatives with Relativity Trace. I asked Jordan Domash about how Relativity and its partners worked together for clients.
Jordan Domash said that Relativity Trace had pre-built rules and lexicons. Many clients may, for example, have a need to watch out for market manipulation and collusion. The pre-built rules could be customised for a particular industry or company, and partners like FTI were needed to provide help with this.
I asked Jordan Domash if anything had taken him by surprise while taking to clients about implementing Relativity Trace. The main thing he had found, he said, was how similar were the various worlds in which Relativity was involved. Surveillance involved a mass of unstructured files from which investigators must seek out relevant documents with the aid of appropriate software tools. eDiscovery involved much the same – the teams may be different, but the skills were very similar.