I am off at the end of the week for the third Lawtech Europe Congress. It is billed as covering electronic evidence, computer forensics, cyber security and legal technology and runs from Sunday evening until the middle of Tuesday.
The highlighted speakers include Jason Baron of Drinker Biddle and the Information Governance Initiative, Rohit Talwar of Fast Future Research, Jeffrey Ritter of Georgetown University and Casey Flaherty of Kia Motors and the Suffolk/Flaherty Legal Technology Audit.
I am there to do two panels. One is involves comparisons between jurisdictions, principally with regard to the use of technology in managing cases, both in court and in the back-office functions. My panel consists of HHJ Simon Brown QC and HHJ John Tanzer from the UK, Judge Dory Reiling from Amsterdam and Judge Podani from Czech Republic.
The other is about the containment of costs with a panel comprising HHJ Simon Brown QC again, Major Baisden of Iris Data Services, Patrick Hurley of Thomson Reuters Elite and Naj Bueno of Millnet.
The other big event of the conference is the European premiere of Joe Looby’s film The Decade of Discovery whose trailer you can find on the LTEC 2014 website. I am taking part in a panel discussion after the showing of the film which will be led by Jason Baron.
The speaker list includes too many well-known names to mention from a range of companies and firms, academic institutions and courts. Andrew Haslam of Allvision has helped pull it all together and has done a superb job of it.
My son William and I will be the in Prague for the weekend, hoping to catch interviews with some of the many eDiscovery players who will be in town. As always, I’m very much looking forward to it.