Relativity Fest 2022 is being held this week and it kicks off this afternoon! Check out the Wednesday Relativity Fest sessions here!
Pricing is available here for either in-person or digital pass, with registration links for each option as well. The high-level agenda for the week is here and the complete detailed list of sessions is available here. Here are the notable Wednesday Relativity Fest sessions:
3:30 PM-4:15 PM
The Intersection of AI and IDB: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
When it comes to inclusion, diversity, and belonging, the neutral zone is quickly closing. We’ll discuss unconscious bias – how it shows up in corporations and how we can harness the power of AI to eliminate bias in the workplace. We’ll also dive into the value of diversity and how different perspectives lead to exponential possibilities.
Speakers: Kelly Friedman, Senior Counsel and National Leader, Beyond eDiscovery, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG); Natalie Franke, Account Executive – Strategic Partnerships for Relativity/Text IQ, Relativity / Text IQ; Danica Xiao, VP of Research, ML/NLP, Relativity; Sean Lynch.
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
The FTI-Relativity General Counsel Report
For the fourth year, Relativity has teamed up with our partners at FTI Consulting’s FTI Technology team to produce The General Counsel Report, a survey of chief legal officers discussing risks and challenges facing their organizations, what causes them to change outside law firms and legal service providers, how they’re using artificial intelligence, how they address inclusion and diversity in their organizations, and more. Join us for this session where the report’s principal investigator, Ari Kaplan, joins a panel discussion to give you a preview of the findings and what they mean for you and your organization. This session has been submitted for CLE accreditation.
Speakers: Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors; David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director, Relativity; Wendy King, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Celia Perez, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, FreightCar America.
4:45 PM-5:30 PM
Discovery and Compliance in the Metaverse
Corporate adoption of metaverse (e.g., other world, virtual reality, and augmented reality) powered by Web3 technologies (e.g., decentralized data management secured by blockchain) continues to increase. How can companies and their providers address the challenges that these new data types and presentations will create? In this session, we’ll discuss events that may call for discovery in the metaverse and the risks associated with that discovery – such as new types of ESI and collection methods, as well the need for advanced procedures and specifications downstream (all in a universe of jurisdictional ambiguity). Creative thinking encouraged!
Speakers: Jeff D. Karas, Attorney, Brown Rudnick LLP; Dan Jasnow, Attorney, ArentFox Schiff LLP; Frank Badalamenti, Partner, PwC; Eliana Torres, IP Associate Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP; Bryan Humphrey, Principal, PwC.
Beer and Basics: e-Discovery 101 and Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
Relativity Fest is back in Chicago, and that means Beer and Basics is back. In a relaxed atmosphere, this session provides educational content on basic questions you may have been afraid to ask. We’ll look at the fundamentals of artificial intelligence in e-discovery, and if you’ve been bewildered by blockchain or stumped by statistics in technology-assisted review, this is a session for you. As the name implies, there will be free beer and wine, as well as alcohol-free beverages.This session has been submitted for CLE accreditation.
Speakers: Tom O’Connor, Director, Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center; David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director, Relativity; Jigna Dalal, Discovery Consultant, Squire Patton Boggs; Professor Bill Hamilton, Senior Legal Skills Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law; Dave Lewis, Chief Scientific Officer, Redgrave Data.
Concept Search: Belonging
Great resignation? Great reshuffle? Great opportunity to re-evaluate the way employees experience the workplace. Today, jobs are no longer about just a paycheck. Belonging, purpose, and sense of community are driving forces behind how people select where to work. Organizations, including those across our industry, must be intentional about investing in and fostering programs and cultures where team members can show up as their whole selves. This panel discussion will evaluate the concept of belonging in organizations through various lenses to understand how culture and community can create value for employees, teams, and bottom lines. Throughout the session, we’ll explore the value of having your organization assessed to foster an inclusive culture; programs that embody belonging and foster community; and the ROI that belonging has on the employee experience.
Speakers: Betty Nguyen, Associate Sales Engineer, Relativity; Ana Ramirez, Sr. Specialist, Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging, Relativity; Jon Chan, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Hailey Choi, Vice President, Deloitte; Nathalie Hofman.
There’s also a Welcome Reception at 7pm!
I’m also excited to be a part of the Coffee Break: Red Carpet Relativity Fest Kick-off Presented by EDRM at 8:00 AM this Thursday, October 27th in Regency C, West Tower, Ballroom Level! I’ll be joining Mary Mack, CEO and Chief Legal Technologist at EDRM and Kaylee Walstad, Chief Strategy Officer at EDRM, Craig Ball, TX Trial Attorney, Forensics Expert, Special Master, Patricia Diaz Rodriguez of Ankura, David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director at Relativity and Monica Harris, Product Business Manager, Cellebrite Enterprise Solutions. We will be kicking off the first full day of Relativity Fest discussing favorite Fest memories and what we are most looking forward to doing at Fest. Come and share, wear your favorite Fest swag and join us for a lively conversation!
I’ll also be previewing notable educational sessions and networking events each of the three days, so look for that! My third in-person conference in three weeks! If that’s not a sign that in-person conferences are back, I’m not sure what is!
So, what do you think? Are you attending any of the Wednesday Relativity Fest sessions? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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