Day 3 is here! 🙂 The International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual conference ILTACON 2021 is being conducted this week and it is a hybrid event being conducted both in-person and virtual. And we have already had several interesting sessions on Monday and Tuesday, including those profiled here and here! Here are the ILTACON 2021 Wednesday sessions and happenings.
Each day at ILTACON 2021, eDiscovery Today will highlight notable sessions for the day – in most cases, those sessions will relate to eDiscovery, cybersecurity, data privacy, information governance or artificial intelligence (as well as a few other happenings during the week). Many sessions are available both in-person and virtually, but I will note when certain sessions are only available onsite for your consideration. All times PT.
ILTACON 2021 Wednesday Sessions and Happenings:
Litigation Support Roundtable (Onsite only)
Litigation support professionals face numerous challenges and continue to evolve at a rapid rate. This moderated roundtable discussion will address some of these issues, focusing on data privacy and billing eDiscovery services back to the client, and much more!
Speakers: David Horrigan – E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director, Relativity ODA LLC; Ryan O’Leary – Senior Research Analyst, IDC; Ceyda Tocsoy – Director, eDiscovery Services, Miller Thomson LLP
Data Literacy for your Company: A Critical Skill for the 21st Century
Data is everywhere. Why does data literacy matter? Towards optimal operation, firms need to ensure that personnel is competent and comfortable in understanding, analyzing and summarizing data so that it can be used accurately and beneficially. This session will review what data literacy is, why it is important, potential barriers to its effective application, how to build a data literacy plan and what key action items may be. Some resources will be reviewed for takeaways of key action items, planning and tools for learning.
Speaker: Tim Fox – Director Practice Intelligence & Analytics, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Wait, Aren’t They the Same Thing?! The Technology Assisted Review (TAR) v. Continuous Active Learning (CAL) Duel
Join our data scientist panel and legal experts for an informative and deep dive discussion into the realm of “Intelligence” in our industry and thoughts on which predictive solutions are best for different types of data situations. Listen and engage as we explore Technology Assisted Review (TAR), Continuous Active Learning (CAL), and other approaches to data sets used in the legal community.
Speakers: Lilith Bat-Leah – Director of Data Science and AI Strategy, Driven, Inc.; Jeremy Pickens – Principal Data Scientist, Open Text Inc.
And there’s another livestreamed comedy act at 6:15pm! Tonight, it’s Tom Simmons.
Those are the interesting ILTACON 2021 Wednesday sessions and happenings today. I’ll also be speaking at one session at ILTACON 2021 – Better Together? E-discovery with Teams and Other Collaboration Platforms on Thursday (August 26 at 11:00am PT): I’ll be moderating an excellent panel including Damon Goduto – Partner, Lineal Services; Rose Jones – Director of E-Discovery Project Management, King & Spalding LLP; Jack Thompson – Sr. Manager – eDiscovery & Legal Operations, Sanofi, Martin Tully – Partner, Redgrave LLC. We have a lot to cover about the trends, challenges, case law and solutions regarding collaboration apps! Even with 75 minutes, I’m not sure how we’ll get it all in with these terrific panelists!
Here is a session grid for the week.
So, what do you think? Are you attending any of the ILTACON 2021 Wednesday sessions? If you’re here in person, look me up! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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