Apart from a couple of webinars and the occasional lunchtime event in London, I am gratefully back at my desk for most of the time between now and mid-May. That is deliberate, and I need it, not just to keep abreast of new developments as they occur, but to round up past events and to spend some time thinking about the best ways of reaching new audiences.
The big events so far this year have been Legaltech in New York and Legaltech Hong Kong, both of which warrant a belated summary. We (my son William and I) took a lot of photographs and recorded several videos at both these events. You may have noticed some recent posts on this site which consist largely of photographs of last year’s events with a brief explanation of who was involved and what was covered. 2014 was a stupid year for travel which is why it has taken a while to get the photographs out.
The videos take even longer to do. We don’t just stick an iPhone in a supplier’s face and get them to bang on about their products, but try to capture some thoughtfulness from a range of people and present it properly. We are evolving different ways of presenting these.
Here, for example, is Alex Dunstan-Lee of Navigant asking eloquently why one would not use technology-assisted review / predictive coding:
Later, we began adding a wrapper, with pictures and logos. Here is Roe Frazer, CEO of Cicayda, talking about the use of technology which lawyers need to fight their cases:
More recently, I have started doing my own introduction to these videos. Here is Bill Belt of Deloitte talking about the work of Corporate Knowledge Strategies:
This is more enjoyable to do, or, at least, makes a pleasant change from, just writing more words. It does, however, take quite a long time to draft the outlines, shoot the introductions and tie the whole lot together. That is one of the coming tasks, and includes videos shot in Prague last Autumn.
There has not been much time for that recently. In the last couple of weeks I have written or partially-written three papers and a long article for a magazine aimed at corporate boardrooms. I have moderated a panel for Recommind on the use of predictive analytics and technology assisted review, and taken part in one for Nuix on the convergence of legal, IT, and the other disciplines within an organisation responsible for the management of information. I will write about these in due course.
Another change which is coming up shortly is the consolidation of my blogs, something I will write about separately.
I continue to update my news pages at RebelMouse/chrisdaleoxford which includes a lot of material which I come across day by day but which does not necessarily come through to the blog. The current version of the Rebelmouse eDiscovery page appears below; in other posts, the most recent Rebelmouse links appear down the right-hand side of the blog.
Last, but no means least, is Twitter, whence I derive much of what I know and where I push out a mixture of eDiscovery material, political things (mainly relating to justice), much curmudgeonly ranting (“You make me feel like a tolerant fellow” as one tweeter said recently), and things which interest me and which I hope will interest the 3,330 or so followers who are kind enough to stick with me.
With that much said about what I have been doing and am about to do, I had better go and get on with it.