LegalTech, the annual gathering of legal technology enthusiasts, will take place in New York City this year between February 3rd and 5th. Susan Wortzman and Kate Manning from our office will be attending, meeting technology vendors and attending some of the more interesting seminars and presentations.
Based on the presentations listed on the LegalTech website, it looks like interest in e-discovery is taking a backseat to Information Governance which is the hot topic of the year. Only two of the eight seminar tracks address eDiscovery, down from four last year.
A trend we’ve seen for the past several years is continuing. The number of vendors exhibiting this year appears to be lower than last year. Some new faces are on the exhibitors list, as are some notable absences. Mergers in the e-discovery and information governance arena over the past year are certainly reflected in the vendor list.
There has been minimal innovation in the e-discovery arena over the past year. We don’t expect to see much more than maturing of existing e-discovery technologies demonstrated at the show. However, we do look forward to seeing some innovation in the IG sphere.
For those of you who aren’t planning on braving the New York weather and traffic, Wortzman and Manning will provide daily updates on this blog during the show.