How New AI-based Analytics Ignites a Productivity Revolution in eDiscovery
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How New AI-based Analytics Ignites a Productivity Revolution in eDiscovery

When: Thursday, August 24th, 2017
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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*Part Two of a Two Part Series

Tools from the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science accelerate truth-finding missions along the typical dimensions: Who, When, Where, Why, What, How and How Much. Techniques like machine learning, clustering and information extraction have drastically increased the speed and improved the quality of the eDiscovery process.

In this second practical webinar, Johannes Scholtes will illustrate how these techniques help eDiscovery professionals to:

  • Understand better where your legal problems come from by analyzing your legal hold data;
  • Use analytics to apply more aggressive culling without being accused of data spoliations;
  • Better Early Case Assessment by advanced analytics resulting in better strategic planning and more negotiation power during settlements;
  • Real Review Accelerators using the latest techniques from AI to:
  • Find things even when you do not know what to look for, what key words to use or how to write them;
  • Find what is missing;
  • Find code words;
  • Increase your search precision and reduce your review cost related to large sets of non-relevant documents.
  • Boost recall, limit the unknown unknowns and minimize your risks.
  • Measure accurately what percentage of relevant documents you actually have found.
  • GDPR compliance by using analytics to implement auto-redaction and pseudomization.



Johannes C. Scholtes | Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer | ZyLAB 
Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is chairman and chief strategy officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes. Before joining ZyLAB, Scholtes was a lieutenant in the intelligence department of the Royal Dutch Navy. Scholtes holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. As of 2008, he holds the Extraordinary Chair in Text Mining from the Department of Knowledge Engineering at the University of Maastricht.

Paul Starrett | Attorney, Private Investigator | Starrett Consulting, Inc. 
Paul Starrett is a licensed attorney and private investigator specializing in high-profile investigations and information-governance consulting especially where electronic data is involved and where use of data science is key. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, an EnCase Certified Examiner and is the first and current chair of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. Last year, Paul completed a Master of Science degree in predictive analytics at Northwestern University where his curriculum focused on real-time, streaming data and his thesis focused in unstructured-data clustering and classification. He is an avid Python programmer and co-organizer of PyBay, San Francisco's largest Python conference. 

Paul's firm is a full-service investigations and consulting firm where they handle large, complex investigations as well as compliance and information-governance consulting. The firm has competitive advantages in use of data science tools for analysis of structured and unstructured data for use in investigations, audits and threat detection.  Paul's website is

Mary Mack | Executive Director | ACEDS
Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel annual conference, and others. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software. Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1,000 corporations and major law firms. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

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