Complex information governance challenges require a comprehensive and complete approach to understanding an organization’s data profile through the lenses of compliance, privacy, and litigation. Data mapping is a critical component of this understanding. The practices, protocols, and processes around this vital component can make the difference between an organization’s comfort or concern regarding its data profile.
From Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to the recent flurry of legal tech consolidations, Mike Bryant, an industry veteran and partner at Knox Capital Holdings, and John Jacobs, a managing member of Marks Baughan Securities, share information, intelligence, and insight into the legal tech investment landscape during this 20-minute educational presentation and discussion as part of the 2021 Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) Europe conference on April 29, 2021.
Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for April 2021 and noted 266 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any April between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the fourth-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.
According to Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, “AI is a means, not an end. It has been around for decades but has reached new capacities fueled by computing power. This offers immense potential in areas as diverse as health, transport, energy, agriculture, tourism or cyber security. It also presents a number of risks. Today’s proposals aim to strengthen Europe’s position as a global hub of excellence in AI from the lab to the market, ensure that AI in Europe respects our values and rules, and harness the potential of AI for industrial use.”
According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, “With the addition of Sherpa, we are able to offer a unique combination of information governance capabilities to the market. Our feature-rich solution set, combined with deep subject matter expertise, sets us apart from any other information governance solution provider today.”
According to Jacob Hesse, VP of Product at CloudNine, “Discovery Portal is a substantial breakthrough which will have a direct, positive impact on our clients who move data between technologies. Our development team has done amazing work to increase the speed, accuracy, and performance of Discovery Portal and our products like CloudNine’s Explore, LAW, Concordance, and Review. Discovery Portal will create tremendous time and cost savings for our clients and partners.”
According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics’ CEO, “I’m proud of the team that has gotten Magnet Forensics to this important milestone. Our customers are seeing significant growth of cybercrime and digital evidence related to their investigations globally. The investment in Magnet Forensics, through the IPO, is ultimately an acknowledgement of the importance of these challenges and provides resources to tackle them more aggressively.”
In the spring of 2021, 60.0% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey respondents felt that business climate conditions will be better in six months. This is 10.0% higher than sentiment in the winter of 2021, where 50.0% of survey respondents felt that the business conditions would be better in six months. This is also the highest percentage of respondents who felt that business conditions would be better in six months since the initiation of the survey in the winter of 2016.
From a macro perspective, connecting the dots in eDiscovery is to simply draw logical inferences from connecting items of information to reveal something previously hidden or unknown. The provided non-comprehensive graphical depiction may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities regarding the discipline of eDiscovery.
When considering leaders for an organization’s marketing efforts, it is important to evaluate not only that leader’s understanding of digital marketing tactics, techniques, and tools, but it is also equally important to assess that leader’s ability to execute, not just talk, about digital marketing programs.