Leaving aside Australian conferences, this was my fourth AsiaPac event. Two years ago, I co-chaired a conference for LexisNexis in Singapore. Shortly after that, Jeffrey Teh and others from LexisNexis set up InnoXcell to bring business events to the region. I did conferences with them last year in both Hong Kong and Singapore and was pleased to be asked back to Hong Kong for this week’s conference.
Me: Day 1 of eDiscovery conference in HK ends – a good day. Two sessions down and one on costs to go tomorrow
Exterro: How has that conference being going? Any ground-breaking stuff happening?
Me: That is not what to expect here – slow attrition is the target rather than breaking new ground
Exterro: Well then how is the slow attrition going? [He doesn’t give up, this one]
Me: Steadily and in the right direction
eDiscoveryGroup: “Steadily and in the right direction?” What direction are they headed?
Me: If I’d known I would provoke an inquisition from all corners I’d have kept my trap shut. My report will follow.
So here is that report. “Steadily and in the right direction”, as used in my tweet, has its plain English meaning – nothing dramatic has happened in Hong Kong in e-Discovery terms since I was last here, but there is interest from a wider range of companies and lawyers provoked by much the same pressures as arise elsewhere. As with everywhere else, we need to move on from “What is native format?” to “How can I best reach my client’s objective?”. Read the rest of this entry »