RenewData Roadshow to Focus on Complexities and Rewards of Technology Assisted Review

Top Quote Titled "Understanding the Predictive Coding Blind Spot," the roadshows will address the intricacies and challenges of using artificial intelligence to conduct eDiscovery reviews. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 17, 2012 - RenewData, a full-service eDiscovery provider that offers the industry's broadest spectrum of review acceleration solutions, announced that it is kicking off a series of roadshows for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and its members. Titled "Understanding the Predictive Coding Blind Spot," the roadshows will address the intricacies and challenges of using artificial intelligence to conduct eDiscovery reviews.

    The roadshow is scheduled to begin in Birmingham, Ala., on July 17 with scheduled stops in Atlanta (July 18), Dallas (Aug. 7), Austin (Aug. 8) and Houston (Aug. 14).

    With data volumes increasing dramatically, technology has become the ideal tool to help organizations quickly and cost effectively analyze and interpret document collections. However, despite the clear benefits, many technology assisted review offerings have a hidden secret because they rely solely on artificial intelligence (as opposed to language-based reviews). Failing to address this "blind spot" can lead to under-inclusive results and potential risk or over-inclusive results and added time and cost.

    Speakers Joe Garber, vice president of analytics marketing, and Hope Swancy-Haslam, J.D., director of analytics market development at RenewData, will address:

    - How to break down the various forms of technology assisted review.
    - The pros and cons of each broad category within this segment of the market.
    - How to choose the right tool for each matter.
    - How most organizations train artificial intelligence-based engines.
    - Best practices for building better, more complete training sets.
    - Alternative processes for addressing this "blind spot."

    This educational session will balance business and technical issues, so it is equally appropriate for senior-level and litigation support staff. You do not have to be an ILTA member to attend.

    To register for the RenewData roadshows, visit

    About the Speakers

    Joe Garber, vice president of analytics marketing for RenewData, is responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives to help drive adoption and sales of RDC Analytics' content analytics services. Prior to RDC Analytics, he was director of market strategy for Autonomy (since acquired by HP), where he led field marketing, market analysis, and thought leadership programs across divisions for this public company.

    During his 18-year career, he has also served as a management consultant for IBM, led marketing and product management for a variety of successful technology startups, and served as a press secretary for a U.S. Senator.

    Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University, where he received the prestigious Park Leadership Fellow award for "demonstrated leadership and academic excellence."

    Hope Swancy-Haslam, J.D., director of analytics market development at RenewData, has more than a decade of experience in eDiscovery technology and legal education. She regularly hosts CLE presentations tackling subjects that range from eDiscovery basics to complex and in-depth examinations of the latest legal developments. At RenewData, she is responsible for educational outreach related to eDiscovery and language analytics.

    A published author and the former publisher of ALM's Texas Lawyer, she has supervised the development of many highly respected practice guides and treatises for attorneys. While at ALM's Texas Lawyer, she helped create Executive Lawyer (now In-house Counsel), a monthly supplement to the publication focused on general counsel. Her previous experience includes serving as director of electronic discovery services for a Dallas-based consulting firm, as a regional director at Merrill Corporation, and as the vice president of business development for Engenium Corporation.

    Hope received her B.A. in Communications from Baylor University in 1987 and graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in 1991.

    About RenewData
    RenewData is a full-service eDiscovery provider that helps corporations and law firms achieve significant time and cost savings, attain a high level of defensibility and reliability, and easily manage multiple projects for legal, regulatory and investigative matters. The company has a deep history building and applying advanced technology for eDiscovery, and has a particular expertise in review acceleration, delivering the industry's broadest spectrum of solutions to expedite analysis of large collections of data. Of particular note, RenewData's Language-Based Analytics offering uniquely accelerates review without relying on artificial intelligence, delivering dramatic savings with a high level of transparency and insight into reviewer decisions. For more information, visit or call 888.811.3789.

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