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EDT to host New Zealand lunch forums

July 26th, 2013

EDT is holding a series of lunch forums next month in New Zealand. The forums are to discuss the impacts and opportunities presented by emerging technology trends and the likely ramifications of our new discovery rules

The purpose of this event is to canvass the views regarding the needs of New Zealand law firms and their clients. The sessions are also an opportunity to learn of emerging technology trends as well as an informal forum for invited guests to exchange perspectives and ideas with industry colleagues regarding future opportunities. Unlike many other industry events by software providers, the lunch forums are not a product demo or sales pitch, with the focus purely on thought leadership.

The lunch forums have been targeted at key stakeholders in the industry who have been exclusively invited to attend the event. The sessions will be a relaxed environment with lunch provided, along with some fine New Zealand wines.

To recognise the needs of the wider New Zealand market, EDT are holding the lunch forums in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This will allow the sessions to be focussed around the concerns and issues of interest in the respective locations.

I have been invited by EDT to assist them with the forums as a special guest on their lunch panel. Discussions will include –   

  • The impact of the recent changes to the discovery rules
  • The emerging technology trends
  • What are New Zealand clients looking for from providers?

EDTs commitment to the New Zealand market

EDT are committed to the New Zealand market and want to hear about the issues that are confronting litigators and those involved with legal technology. It is refreshing to see a firm like EDT invest in sessions like these and look to contribute to thought leadership in the New Zealand market.

Earlier this year we welcomed EDT (eDiscovery Tools) as one of the sponsors of the inaugural New Zealand eDiscovery Conference. EDT founder Jo Sherman also expertly chaired the leading Australian eDiscovery event hosted by Chilli IQ back in June in Sydney.

The importance of raising the awareness of electronic discovery is something that I continue to strive to do. These lunch forums should assist to raise the awareness of the New Zealand legal industry with the new issues and challenges, which will continue to evolve as the technology evolves further.

Busy time for EDT

It has been a busy time for EDT recently, as they have rebranded and have invested in a stronger presence in Asia-Pacific, to complement their growing work in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada and the US.

I look forward to reporting back following the lunch forums with some of the key discussion points.



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