The second day of LegalTech always seems more rushed and hectic than the first day. After the initial rush of seeing old friends and new technology, we get back to the reason we are here – to get up to speed on all the new advances.
Yesterday we reported the lack of vendor displays for some of the major players in the eDiscovery market. Susan Wortzman and Chuck Rothman met with many of these vendors in private, one on one meetings. It’s clear that the leaders are stable and all continue to look towards the future with bright eyes.
One trend we noted from our discussions today was that all eDiscovery vendors are looking to advance their continuous active learning offerings (TAR 2.0 in legal technology marketing speak). While Recommind is still the leader in this technology, by the end of the year, they should have some stiff competition from all of their competitors. This is good news for us, as it will give us more choice of review platform that can still deliver the best solutions for large document review. It will (hopefully) also spur the software developers to improve the TAR offerings into what (we shudder) will likely be called TAR 3.0.
Tomorrow is more meetings, then it’s back to good old Toronto and the real world.