Sitting with the C-Suite: Ian Wilson of Servient

On July 21, I sat down with Ian Wilson, the founder and chief executive officer of Servient, via WebEx.  A former lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, Ian discussed a wide range of topics from the relationship of machine learning and searching, information governance implementation and what’s next on the horizon for Servient. 

Ian handled complex commercial litigation in private practice.  He founded technology-based company DiscSense in the early 1990s, which was later sold to West Publishing Company in 1998.  Ian then went on to found Servient in 2013. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Jay Leib of NexLP

On July 9, I sat down with Jay Leib, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NexLP, via WebEx. Jay and I covered a broad range of topics regarding the application of artificial intelligence to eDiscovery, information governance and compliance activities.

Jay Leib founded NexLP in 2013 after many years in legal technology. Jay held management roles at numerous companies including DocuLex, FTI Consulting, and Ernst & Young. Prior to founding NexLP, Jay was the Chief Strategy Officer for Relativity. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Chris Weiler of KLDiscovery

On July 8, I sat down with Chris Weiler, the CEO and Founder of KLDiscovery, via WebEx. Chris and I covered a broad range of topics, including the lessons he has learned providing technology and services to the legal industry, how he would suggest in-house counsel evaluate eDiscovery service providers, and the most likely new eDiscovery developments.

Chris Weiler’s ties to technology services in the legal industry date back to his founding of On-Site Sourcing in 1992 after his military service as a naval officer.  On-Site Sourcing provided services for litigation copying and digital printing. Chris then went on to found LDiscovery in the first quarter of 2005, which became KLDiscovery in 2016. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Dr. David Lewis of Brainspace

On July 2, I sat down with Dr. David Lewis, the Chief Data Scientist of Brainspace, via Webex. Dave and I covered a variety of topics dealing with the current application of machine learning to eDiscovery, ways to evaluate eDiscovery technology solutions, and what is likely to develop in the future of eDiscovery technology offerings.

Dr. David Lewis has over 30 years of data science experience, specifically with machine-learning and text classification. Dave holds numerous patents and joined Brainspace Corporation, an AppGate Company, in 2016. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Marc Zamsky of Compliance

On June 18, I sat down with Marc Zamsky, the Chief Operating Officer of Compliance, via WebEx. Marc and I covered many issues. In the segments below, the focus is on analytics, including the potential to (a) gain pre-processing control over eDiscovery collections, (b) provide proactive compliance and information governance intelligence, and (c) normalize business practices, including the lessons learned in the eDiscovery process.

Marc has been involved in the eDiscovery provider community since 1996. He joined Compliance in May 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Marc expanded the eDiscovery solutions offered by Compliance by, among other things, adding discovery processing and hosting capabilities and expanding the managed services platforms. He regularly participates in an eDiscovery podcast with Mary Mack, Chief Legal Technologist at EDRM, “Musings with Marc & Mary.” (more…)