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I decided to just get you my raw notes and impressions from the exhibit hall floor, formal briefings and shop talk.

First Impressions:

  • Orange continues to be the new black. Seems that everyone wants to imitate kCura
  • Automation is everywhere. Frequent flyer marketing terms include Simple, Efficient, Automated, Integrated.
  • What’s with all the empty booths? Kept seeing booths without reps.
  • Good size crowd of attendees, but serious reduction in the number of booths. The entire 3rd floor  is empty.
  • Briefing sessions alternated between the Sheraton and the London. Problem is that several elevators were out at the Sheraton…
  • How do I know it is Legal Tech time? It’s snowing!
  • Don’t do videos or even demos beyond screen shots at conference. Save them for post conference online meetings.


Briefing/Meeting/Social Notes:


  • Add automation platform
  • Full Cloud platform –
  • Self service – embedded FTP, no compression or restart. Process now or later. Simple web form
  • Streaming processing during upload.
  • Direct streaming to Relativity
    • Does this devalue IPRO ADD as a full platform?
  • HTML5 – mobile access. Dashboard, status statistics, live transcript synchronization
  • Review interface is still in alpha release stage
  • Visual Search, customized field facets
  • Media manager – more full functioned CoC. Can mount desktop forensic media.
  • Hot Neuron – Clustify – TAR 3.0 continuous improvement/batching
  • Training sampling driven by document cluster profile, not raw sampling


Cloud Nine

  • Self service automated cloud platform
    • Sound familiar?
  • Company has an 80/20 focus on technology over services
  • Automated Relativity ingestion
    • Sound familiar?
  • Enterprise data discover – direct from clients
    • On-premise index/search/collection through partner tool sets. Direct ingestion
  • Be a technology, not a commodity
  • Client driven processing straight to relativity. 100% automation
    • Seeing a trend?


Cullable – iDS Platinum

  • SaaS OCR service in open beta
  • $0.005/page flat rate
  • 4k pages/hour
  • Google Vision API based
  • Generates text files and load files
  • Load file includes confidence score on OCR quality
  • Page level warning and error log
  • <1% OCR errors/failures
  • Q2 will add PDF Conversion module


kCura-Relativity (red additions based on kCura feedback)

  • New thread visualization from CAAT
  • Focus on Relativity One as primary delivery vehicle for new features, followed by major on-prem releases
  • 2 Certified Relativity One channel partners out of 120 partners.
  • “We are not being bought by Microsoft!”
    • The market thinks you protest too much
  • Hybrid deployment integration – on premise processing/culling/ECA and review in cloud
  • O365 integration – primarily manual selection/collection of data sources. For E5 license clients, can pull search results for selective collection
  • Relativity on premise license requires a 3 year user based subscription. CAAT analytics licensed on user or volume capacity.
  • Relativity One license is also sold as a 3 year user based subscription, plus basically an activation fee and volume capacity data fees. Capacity is based on what is loaded for review, not what is processed, culled.
    • eDJ sees this as a potential conflict with channel partners, as they are addicted to billing based on global custodial collection size vs. actual review set size. 



iDiscovery Solutions

  • Not a formal briefing, but worth noting that iDS continues to expand upstream security and discovery capabilities.
  • The addition of security audit and consulting services differentiates iDS from traditional service providers


FTI Technology


Stay skeptical my friends!

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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