LegalTech New York 2009 Update

I spent at least 10 hours walking the show floor and reviewing all of the “new technology” and refaced “old technology” at LegalTech New York this week.   And, my preliminary impression was that although attendance seemed to be down from last year, there we many more unemployed were roaming the floor in search of new opportunities than in previous year and the snow on Tuesday caused some to either cancel or delay their attendance, in general there seemed to be at least a modest buzz of enthusiasm for the industry in general and eDiscovery more specifically.

The technologies that “caught my eye” and therefore where I ended up spending the majority of my time fit into the following categories: (1) Early Case Assessment (ECA) solutions, (2) security, (3) cloud computing and Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) offerings, the new generation of search technologies (with de-duping, near de-duping and email threading); and case management.

Later this week, I will provide a more in-depth overview of what I saw and what I think.  However, my preliminary impression is that Early Case Assessment (ECA) solutions delivered via the Internet with aggressive consumption based pricing carried that day.  At least for anyone that is concerned about reducing the overall cost of eDiscovery.

About Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.