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Iowa Chapter Meeting

  • 22 Aug 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Group Meetings in Des Moines and in Cedar Rapids and Remote GoToWebinar connection

Please join the Iowa Chapter of Women in eDiscovery on August 22 for "Validating Analytics with Magic and Dragons" presented by Julia Helmer, Susan Stone and Ryan Fuhrman. Ryan will be live in Des Moines. Julia and Susan will present remotely.

Presentation Overview:

Validating Analytics with Magic and Dragons

Real cases rarely have smoking guns. Each case is built on individual pieces of evidence that together create a story. In this session, Sarah Cole, Julia Helmer, and Susan Stone of Consilio will show you how to find those small pieces to answer big questions. But they’ll do it with a magical twist.

Come see the ins and outs of conceptual analytics used on popular fiction—Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Lord the Rings. After a brief overview of the analytics toolset, you’ll get down to business, walking step by step through how the Consilio team used analytics to find answers and validation to popular fan theories for these three series.

This session is an encore presentation of a Fest Favorite for the past two years at Relativity Fest.

Julia Helmer, JD. Julia is a Director in the Discovery Solutions group at Consilio with a decade of experience in the field. Julia creates process flows for the enterprise eDiscovery workflow from identification of relevant data sources, to creation of legal holds, to execution of ESI collections and productions. Julia consults clients in preferable collections, processing, review and production options to best meet their eDiscovery goals and conform to budgets and best practices. Julia specifically concentrates on introducing Technology Assisted Review and Analytics into eDiscovery workflows to streamline review, promote efficiency and save on costs. In recent years, Julia has also consulted on best processes and solutions for review of emerging ESI such as data from mobile devices.

Ryan Fuhrman is a Business Development professional with extensive experience in eDiscovery and surrounding services supporting law firms and corporations of various sizes for over 25 years. For matters necessitating defensible eDiscovery planning, effective search and sampling methodologies in addition to attorney review, he advises both corporate and law firm counsel by coordinating with teams comprised of consultant, project management and application experts via optimized workflows and software. Over the last two decades, Ryan has supported numerous national and international matters with complex ESI processes, large volumes of paper and complex coding parameters in addition to large, web-based review teams. To note, Ryan is a certified LAW PreDiscovery user and a certified Concordance trainer with several years of experience in operational leadership roles. Ryan received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Northern Iowa.

Susan Stone is the Senior Director at Consilio with seventeen years of experience in the field. Susan designs and consults on eDiscovery workflows for complex litigation and antitrust matters, incorporating analytics tools into all phases of the data discovery process, providing innovative, appropriate and cost-effective discovery management solutions. Susan has consulted with AmLaw 100 and Fortune 500 clients on strategies and workflows for collection, review and production of large-volume electronic discovery projects. She has extensive experience working with Relativity analytics; she provides consultation and manages analytics and predictive coding workflows using Relativity. She has successfully used technology assisted review (TAR) on dozens of matters to streamline projects and improve outcomes. Susan’s high level of knowledge and strong presentation skills have fueled her development as a mentor for project management and electronic data staff.

To RSVP, open the attached .ics file to add the event to your Outlook calendar and reply from there. This meeting is sponsored by Consilio. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by August 18 to attend in person at either the Des Moines or Cedar Rapids locations.

Group meetings will be held at the regular Des Moines and Cedar Rapids locations with a teleconference and GoToWebinar connection.

In Des Moines:

Davis Brown Law Firm

215 10th Street, Suite 1300

Des Moines

In Cedar Rapids:

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

115 Third Street S.E., Suite 1200

Conference Room 12A

Cedar Rapids

Teleconference line for the event is:

Conference Dial-in Number: (888) 528-0682

Participant Access Code: 52537

The GoToWebinar connection: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8052805969433059852


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