I wrote recently about the data hosting and review centre opened by NightOwl Discovery in Dublin. Nightowl has now appointed Simon Collins, formerly of EY in Dublin, as Director of Discovery, EU.
Along with his colleagues in the US, Simon Collins will be responsible for building and leading NightOwl’s managed discovery and review business in the EU. That business has two primary purposes – to support NightOwl’s multi-national clients who have operations and data requirements in the EU and to build a business to support the wider EU market.
I first met Simon Collins at an eDiscovery conference in Dublin a couple of years ago. We have kept in touch since, mainly through his role in developing the Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery in Ireland which I wrote about when it was published in early 2013, along with other initiatives to bring the subject on the agenda since then.
The eDiscovery Guide was also the main subject of a video interview which I did with Mr Justice Clarke in London in May.
We have another Dublin event coming up in on 14 November – the details are here. Simon Collins was the progenitor of the idea and NightOwl are among its sponsors. I will be there, and will write about it shortly.
Meanwhile, Simon’s appointment is good news for NightOwl, whose Dublin / EU initiative is an interesting one.