A Recap of Legalweek Sessions and Ipro’s Happy Hour: Legal Technology and eDiscovery Trends

This week’s blog post for Ipro’s blog is all about a recap of the Legalweek sessions I attended this week.  As I reminded you last week, we’re doing Legalweek five times this year, which is why they added the “(year)” part this year.

I attended three sessions during the one-day March Legalweek event.  All three sessions were informative. Here is a notable tidbit (i.e., stat, comment, observation) from each session:

  • Collaboration Data in the Wild: Streamlining Early Case Assessment and eDiscovery for Slack, Teams, and Workplace Data: Zoom users jumped from 10 million in December 2019 to 200 million in March 2020
  • Leveraging Microsoft 365 in a Post-Schrems II World: In a press release back in November, Microsoft promised to “provide monetary compensation to these customers’ users if we disclose their data in response to a government request in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”.
  • Ethical Considerations in Ediscovery: Rules and Responsibilities: The standard for when work product protection and duty to preserve is applicable is the same – the anticipation of litigation.

Ipro Happy Hour

The day ended with the Ipro Virtual Celebration/Happy Hour, where we learned to make the “Ultraviolet” drink (1 1/2 oz. citron absolute Vodka, 1 oz. Blue Curacao, 1/2 oz. Grenadine, 1 oz lemon lime soda and garnish – lime, blackberries, or fruit of choice) and discussed the recent branding and developments at Ipro (including some information about upcoming product releases in a matter of weeks), and socialized with colleagues. 

According to Pierre Chamberland, Chief Innovation Officer at Ipro, the color of the new Ipro logo is “violet, not purple”, which is the first color visible to the naked eye–representing the ability to be able to see into your data as soon as possible–which reflects Ipro’s commitment to extending its capabilities far to the left side of the EDRM model. 

And, Ryan Joyce, Senior Vice President at Ipro (who’s been with the company for 18 years), briefly discussed some of the upcoming features and enhancements to the Ipro suite in the areas of analytics and AI, integrations to support the EDRM life cycle from beginning to end, and revamping the handling of messaging and collaboration apps, which (ironically) is where the day started!

So, what else did we learn at this week’s at Legalweek?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

So, what do you think?  Did you attending this week’s Legaltech(week)?  If so, what did you think?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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