I had the pleasure of participating in the fourth of the five 2012 Executive Counsel Institute (ECI) Corporate Exchange meetings last month in Houston. I have been attending the ECI meetings for a number of years now and never tire of them. While the agenda is the same for each of the five 2012 events, the flavor of conversation is always a bit different. Houston was no exception.
The round-table format makes for a conversational dialogue between moderators and attendees. The Houston meeting spawned discussions that ranged from theoretical to take-away practice points. Several thorny eDiscovery issues and seemingly unanswerable questions bubbled to the top throughout the one and a half day program. Here is my highlighted list of those topics:
• Is information governance truly achievable and, if so, how do you get there?
• Bring your own device and cloud trends are muddying the “possession, custody and control” waters.
• How do you effectively manage eDiscovery in small cases without busting the budget?
• Attorney competency in eDiscovery.
• Data in the EU.
• How do we as an industry better educate those outside of the “Sedona Bubble”?
While I cannot say that there was necessarily any resolution to these thorny issues, there certainly was a lively and helpful exchange. Interested in partaking in the discussion? Please join me at the next ECI Corporate Exchange event in Los Angeles on December 11-12, 2012.