by Shawn Gaines on October 14, 2016
Relativity Fest 2016 came to a close earlier this week and, just like every year, we all gained a lot of new Twitter followers who are going to immediately be disappointed when we go back to talking about kittens and politics exclusively.
But we’re also already filled with new ideas. Relativity Fest is an opportunity to bring the awesome e-discovery community together—a community filled with intelligent, friendly folks—and hear their stories about how they’ve made e-discovery better and faster.
Earlier this week on The Relativity Blog, we described a few ways we’re planning to fulfill our vision to simplify and accelerate how the world conducts e-discovery by bringing the process and community together. Today, we wanted to help with that second part, by bringing together stories a few members of the community shared during the show. They all joined Andrew Sieja, founder and CEO of kCura, on stage for the opening keynote that kicked off Relativity Fest.
Sylvie Stulic, legal operations and litigation manager at EA—the publisher of some of my favorite video games for console, PC, and mobile devices (I’m looking at you, Skate or Die!)—joined Andrew on stage to talk through how her team made early case assessment (ECA) dead simple.
Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr’s Caroline Pollard, manager of e-discovery services, runs a forward-thinking team. They leverage data visualizations to find smoking-gun documents, and use the integration between Relativity’s ECA functionality and document review workspaces to segregate custodians’ personal data from business data. Very cool.
Rebecca Schley, senior litigation project manager at Seyfarth Shaw, took time out of her busy schedule to record a video with us in New York, sharing how analytics has transformed her firm’s business—and how customer success and support teams enable that transformation.
Staci Trackey Meagher from Microsoft came on stage to talk through Microsoft’s commitment to the success of their customers’ customers, as well as the upcoming Microsoft Office 365® integration that will help e-discovery teams move e-discovery data more securely and efficiently. Plus, it’s pretty neat how closely our visions align for a more connected world of products and people working together.
Patrick Dennis, CEO of Guidance, talked with Andrew about the renewed relationship between our two companies and an integration between Relativity and EnCase eDiscovery. We hope connecting our respective users will accelerate e-discovery for a lot of folks.
Talk about great ideas: since becoming the first Relativity provider ever back in 2006, LDiscovery has a long-standing dedication to custom development that makes the most of their technology offerings. During the keynote, Chris Weiler and Taffi Schurz from the LDiscovery team dove into some inspiring examples.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Of course, we spent a good amount of time at Relativity Fest sharing more details about RelativityOne—our upcoming SaaS platform. As one of the first RelativityOne users, Mike Quartararo from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan offered his perspective on what Relativity in the cloud means for his team and his customers.
Though the conference may be over, we’re still hearing fascinating stories about how the community is simplifying and accelerating e-discovery. How are you doing it?
Shawn Gaines is director of marketing communications at kCura, where he guides content strategy, PR and analyst relations, social media, and brand messaging.