Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Mikki Tomlinson. Published: 2012-04-30 07:39:18Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. I was pleased to participate in day one of iCONECT’s Global Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida last week.  The Summit, designed for iConect’s clients and partners, was well done and very educational.  The program consisted of sessions featuring iCONECT’s Xera product, as well as keynotes, presentations and panels on hot eDiscovery topics led by industry experts.

As one of the early (1999-ish) users of iCONECT, I am excited to see how the product has evolved over the years.  It is a challenge for early-to-market software to maintain the “latest and greatest” market perception that consumers are looking for.  iCONECT appears to be working diligently to stay fresh, relevant and focused on customer needs as is demonstrated by its launch of iPad review capabilities and an increasingly intuitive user interface.  Further, the iCONECT roadmap introduces advanced analytic capabilities.

iCONECT designed its Summit to include sessions on both its product and hot eDiscovery topics, providing bonus substantive education to participants.  Industry luminaries included: Chris Dale, who kicked-off day one with the thoughtful and thought provoking keynote presentation, Innovation and Informed Risk Taking are an eDiscovery Duty; Browning Marean, who did a superb job in his educational presentation on Meeting the Challenges of Litigation Hold and the Duty to Preserve; Steve Fleming, with his enlightening address on the topic of transcripts and exhibits, security and global access; Vivian Tero, with her analyst expertise in governance, risk, compliance and infrastructure (day two keynote speaker).  Additionally, I participated in a panel with Browning Marean, Chris Dale and Vivian Tero on The Future of Review moderated by eDiscovery and bow-tie guru Josh Gilliland.

Information governance (“IG”) was a recurring theme throughout day one of the Summit.  Chris Dale started the conversation in his keynote wherein he defined roles and emphasized shared responsibility.  We all (attorneys, IT, eDiscovery professionals, records, etc.) play a part that goes beyond the particulars of working a specific case.  He closed the keynote with a bang that included a slide featuring the famous poster shown here.  He left the audience with the question:  “What did YOU do in the eDiscovery war?”

Browning Marean continued the IG discussion with his insight on the risks and rewards of IG in relationship to legal hold and preservation.  The panelist discussion in the Future of Review roundtable that closed day one also naturally fell to IG.  Vivian Tero provided helpful statistics on data volumes, trends, and the current state of IG.

The iCONECT Global Summit was an event worth attending.  I look forward to continued discussions in the eDiscovery community on advanced analytics, product and process improvement, and IG.

eDiscoveryJournal Contributor-Mikki Tomlinson


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