Based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery, this non-comprehensive planning list highlighting selected eDiscovery-related events, conferences, and meetings may be beneficial for individuals and organizations in the eDiscovery ecosystem evaluating sponsorship, support, and attendance plans for 2022.
According to Andy Macdonald, CEO of Consilio, “Consilio’s acquisition of D4 and EQ is a significant advance in the breadth of our U.S. and International data operations. This acquisition milestone significantly bolsters Consilio’s document review, legal process outsourcing, and Cyber Incident Response resources and unlocks new growth and development opportunities from which our employees and multinational client base will benefit.”
According to the announcement, Armatus enables attorneys to maximize the benefits of their existing eDiscovery production and to collaborate with in-room and distributed litigation teams in new and powerful ways, including through the preparation of witnesses in advance of depositions. During the deposition itself, the deposing attorney as well as their in-room and remote team members can read and select real-time transcript content, auto-search eDiscovery production without having any experience with the eDiscovery platform itself, and instantly see relevant documents that help them craft questions.
In the fall of 2021, 67 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. 47.0% of respondents reported increasing Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). This is the highest percentage of respondents reporting MRR as increasing since the introduction of operational metric questions into the business confidence survey in the winter of 2019.
Past ways of moving along the business relationship continuum from stranger to acquaintance to trusted collaborator, employee, or partner that relied on rapport-building no longer remain as pre-COVID opportunities for socially serendipitous encounters such as after-work happy hours, coffee breaks at conferences, and intra-industry networking events have been greatly diminished. The cues that would be present in these face-to-face interactions are largely viewed as essential for establishing trust in deepening relationships and achieving professional goals such as concluding transactions. However, there may be some compensatory affordances for lack of face-to-face interactions such as trusted referrals, more ‘objective’ evaluations, and equalization of access for those in more peripheral geographic locations.
As highlighted in the September 28, 2021, blog post “Making the Second Request Process Both More Streamlined and More Rigorous During this Unprecedented Merger Wave” by the new director of the Bureau of Competition Holly Vedova, the FTC has been anticipating publishing a revision to the Model Second Request. The latest revision is now available for consideration and use by business, legal, and eDiscovery professionals involved in potential or actual Second Request investigations.
Since January 2016, 2,595 individual responses to twenty-four quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. These nonscientific quarterly surveys are designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the field of eDiscovery supporting cyber, data, and legal discovery tasks. 73 respondents shared their strongly optimistic opinions as part of the most recent survey.
According to Cellebrite CEO Yossi Carmil, “We are pleased to announce this acquisition, an important step in executing against our vision of building a leading end-to-end investigative Digital Intelligence platform. Open-source intelligence capabilities provide law enforcement agencies with critical tools to capitalize on those crucial early hours of an investigation. The team at Digital Clues has built up a strong reputation in this space and we look forward to welcoming them into the Cellebrite family.”
Validity in research basically establishes how correctly a particular approach measures something and how closely findings are to actual values or concepts being examined. It indicates whether findings from particular research can be trusted. Achieving validity is very important to ensure that findings from research can be correctly used and interpreted in such a way that stakeholders of the study are able to make informed appropriate decisions based on research findings. According to this new paper, research triangulation can significant support the quest of researchers to achieve validity and credibility in research efforts.
According to Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT, “Direct access to the source code enhances our ability to create innovative synergies which include artificial intelligence assisting companies to incorporate AI as a standard component of their eDiscovery workflow. At iCONECT we are always focused on looking over the horizon and this transaction is definitely a game-changer for the industry.”