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As I finally come up for air after a whirlwind quarter, I realize that LTNY 2017 is around the corner and I have not even started booking briefings and social time. This is what happens when you go silent to get things done. I updated my LTNY tracking sheets and see that the consolidation trend continues to shrink the number of exhibitors and sponsors. Or maybe all the mid-tier providers have fled the high booth costs for lower cost suites in adjacent hotels? It will be interesting to see how many ‘mini events’ have sprung up this year to take advantage of eDiscovery’s largest gathering. The private customer panels run by Lighthouse last year reminded me of the early LTNY panels when I spoke as El Paso Corporation’s litigation support director. Much more transparent and down to earth compared to some of the sponsored panels I have moderated in recent years. I guess the small venue environment allows the panelists and audience to feel more intimate and comfortable.

As you can see below, the numbers of LTNY exhibitors and sponsors continue to shrink. I don’t think that affects the value of the event for attendees. The exhibit floor can be useful, but the real value for attendees are the panels and social events. We will be there trying to catch up on all the new product and service offerings, so throw me a note if you want to chat or do an actual briefing. Most of all, do your conference prep so that you have a solid schedule and get value for your time in NY.

Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a free 15 minute ‘Good Karma’ call. He solves problems and creates eDiscovery solutions for enterprise and law firm clients. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s Office 365/2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more.

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