The Eighth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference featured a bevy of successful panels and addresses. The conference focused on the practical and cutting-edge issues affecting the management of digital evidence. Leading industry experts, jurists, attorneys and technological professionals came together to discuss the exciting world of eDiscovery.
The conference featured stellar keynote speakers. Shawnna Hoffman-Childress opened the conference with the keynote on the Convergence of AI, Blockchain and the Law. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice, as well as an Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Client Partner and was certified as an IBM Thought Leader. She went into detail on recent AI and blockchain innovations and how they are changing the industry, as well as current trends in emerging technologies.
Maura Grossman, Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science, University of Waterloo, was featured in the 2016 February issue of The American Lawyer and the September 2016 Issue of the ABA Journal where she was recognized as a “Legal Rebel.” Grossman’s keynote address discussed the convergence of legal practice and AI. She provided an overview of legal AI products currently on the market and the benefits and challenges that legal professionals face as AI applications mature.
On the last day of the conference the Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas, discussed the role of eDiscovery in the demise of civil jury trials as the percentage of civil cases resolved by a jury trial at a historic low-just %1. Judge Rodriguez was then joined by other esteemed judges for a panel with a behind-the-bench perspective on eDiscovery practice.
The conference featured numerous other panels discussing important topics such as data privacy, blockchain, information governance, internet of things, AI, and much more. To check out past conferences and more on conference speakers please click here.