Speakers & Panelists

KARYN HARTY

KARYN HARTY

Partner

McCann FitzGerald

Karyn is a partner at McCann FitzGerald, specialising in complex commercial litigation, investigations and asset recovery. She leads McCann FitzGerald’s Data Investigation Group, which uses best in class technology to manage document review and analysis for large projects. Karyn led the first Irish application for court approval for the use of technology assisted review for inter party discovery and is experienced the use of predictive coding and analytics for investigations and litigation.

She is the author of the chapter on Discovery in the Law Society of Ireland’s Civil Litigation Manual and is a frequent commentator and speaker on e-discovery and strategic document management.


EDWARD SPENCER

EDWARD SPENCER

Associate

Taylor Wessing LLP

Edward is currently an Associate at Taylor Wessing LLP and sits in the Disputes & Investigations group in Taylor Wessing's London office. He advises clients on a wide range of disputes including general commercial, technology, corporate and shareholder disputes and regulatory investigations. His expertise also extends to all forms of alternate dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

He has a particular interest in the application of technology in legal proceedings, in particular to reduce costs, and played a pivotal role in securing judicial approval for the use of predictive coding in the English Courts in the Pyrrho Investments case.


VANJA LALIĆ

VANJA LALIĆ

Global Business Development Manager

INsig2

Vanja has recently joined the INsig2 Digital Forensics Department after an international career in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and in the United Arab Emirates. Before joining INsig2, she worked within the ICT sector in Dubai dealing with highly sophisticated registration solutions and data analytics software. Vanja speaks fluent English, intermediate German and basic Spanish and Turkish. She is currently working towards an MBA degree majoring in Technology management.


PAUL KUCERA

PAUL KUCERA

Communications Counsel

OKsystem - Babelnet

Paul has worked as a communication consultant in the corporate, NGO, and public sectors in Central and Eastern Europe for 25 years. Whilst his roots are from an era when B2B and B2C communication was an analog affair, he has closely watched the rise of the digital era and stewards companies and institutions in their reaching out to stakeholders via an increasingly larger number of channels which pose a significant hazard to data security with corresponding legal implications. Currently he works with OKsystem and its Babelnet secure communication platform.


ADI ELLIOTT

ADI ELLIOTT

VP of Market Planning

Epiq Systems

Adi leads the definition and communication of Epiq’s global eDiscovery strategy. He joined Epiq via the acquisition of Iris Data Services where he led the product management and marketing teams. Prior to Iris, Adi led kCura’s marketing and enterprise teams, guiding the creation and definition of the Relativity brand, as well as overseeing Relativity’s growth with law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Before joining kCura, he held a variety of product and marketing positions in the U.S. and Israel.

Adi has been a speaker on the topics of the business of eDiscovery, technology assisted review, and hiring and training top talent. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago.


SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

Digital Forensics Consultant

INsig2

Savina graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, where she obtained bachelor's and master's degree in Information and Communication Technology, Information Processing profile. She has the CAE certificate (Certificate in Advanced English), and speaks fluent Spanish and limited German and Russian. Savina works in INsig2 as a consultant in digital forensics department where she is primarily responsible for forensic training and client education and also for support during demanding and complicated investigations.

She has excellent knowledge in forensic tools and great experience with consulting in digital forensic investigations.  Currently, Savina is going through the education process in order to complete several professional certifications.


STEVEN WHITAKER

STEVEN WHITAKER

Former Senior Master

After being appointed a Master of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2002 Steven served as the Senior Master of the Senior Courts Queen’s Bench Division from October 2007 to February 2014. He also took on the ancient ceremonial role of the Queen’s Remembrancer. In his role of Senior Master, he was responsible in particular for case management of group and heavy multi-party litigation, and for foreign process. He served as the Central Authority for the Hague Convention and the EU Regulations on service and taking of evidence.

He served as a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee from 2002 to 2008, and chaired the working party of that committee which drafted Practice Direction 31B with respect to handling of e-disclosure and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire for use by parties to enhance practical understanding and foster cooperation in the electronic disclosure process. He also chaired the subcommittee that re-wrote the Civil Procedure Rule on service of process and documents. He was also a member of one of the judicial advisory groups advising the Secretary of State on the use of IT in the Civil and Family Courts. He was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003. He assisted Lord Justice Rupert Jackson in the development of the electronic disclosure aspects of the April 2013 Jackson Reforms. Senior Master Whitaker authored the seminal e-disclosure decision in Goodale & Ors v The Ministry of Justice & Ors [2009] EWHC B41 (QB) (05 November 2009), the first case in which the draft Electronic Documents Questionnaire was used by parties and expressed the importance of a staged approach toward electronic disclosure to avoid running up unnecessary and disproportionate costs, and explained how this can be done. In 2013 he authored the training materials on edisclosure for English High Court Judges. He was a General Editor of Sweet and Maxwell's "Civil Procedure" (The White Book) and Chief Advisory Editor of LexisNexis' "Atkins Court Forms" until his retirement from the bench. Senior Master Whitaker attended Churchill College Cambridge and the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple (1968-1975). He is a member of, and was a Bencher of, the Middle Temple (2010-2014).From 1975 to 2002 he was a Barrister specialising in landlord and tenant law and professional negligence. From 2002 to 2007 he served as a Master of the Supreme Court Queen’s Bench Division responsible for the specialist list for asbestos litigation. He is an international speaker on e-disclosure and case management of complex claims.


VINCE NEICHO

VINCE NEICHO

Litigation Support Senior Mgr

Allen & Overy LLP

Vince is a recognised expert in e-disclosure and document management. He heads up the Litigation Support team at Allen & Overy, where he has amassed 40 years’ experience. He is actively involved globally in advising clients on their disclosure obligations. He formed part of the Senior Master’s working party that drafted the Practice Direction on e-disclosure that forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules in England and Wales and he assisted Lord Justice Jackson on the disclosure elements of his costs reforms.


ANDREW RICE

ANDREW RICE

Cyber Security Strategist

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

Andrew is a dynamic information technology management professional offering over 25 years’ experience leading comprehensive Information Technology Security initiatives. He is a proven technology leader who excels as a pivotal business partner and provides critical training and leadership to the executive team.  Andrew has been responsible for the protection of critical information for defense, legal, governments, and global financial institutions.  He is a founding member of GCHQ's CLAS scheme and currently a mentor to the Cyber Security Partners at Hitachi Capital UK PLC.


CHRIS DALE

CHRIS DALE

Owner

The eDisclosure Information Project

Chris qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery.

He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.


ZENO GERADTS

ZENO GERADTS

Forensic Scientist

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Zeno is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ministry of Security and Justice, in the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces department within the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics. Currently he works with the Forensic Big Data Analysis team. In addition, he has been professor of forensic data science at the University of Amsterdam since September 2014. Zeno has also worked at the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist since 1991 and at the digital evidence department since 1997.

He is expert witness in image analysis and biometrics and works in the team Forensic Big Data Analysis. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of forensic images. At the AAFS he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008-2010 chairman of the section Digital Evidence and Multimedia, he was elected by the section as member of the Board of Directors of the AAFS from 2010-2013. He is elected as Vice President of the AAFS 2015-2016 and 2015-2016 as Treasurer. He is chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT working group. He published many papers in forensic journals and contributions to books and is active on casework as expert witness and projects in digital evidence. Since 2014 he is also appointed for 1 day a week as special chair forensic data sciences at the University of Amsterdam.


AMAR SINGH

AMAR SINGH

CEO

Cyber Management Alliance

Amar is an experienced cyber, information security, and data privacy practitioner and a Senior C Level Executive, a Global Chief Information Security Officer, and an Expert in Information Risk Management. In addition, he is a UK Government GCHQ Certified Trainer and creator of APMG & GCHQ Certified course CSPE (Cyber Security & Privacy Essentials), creator and trainer of a business focused Cyber Incident Planning & Response Course for middle to senior executives (CIPR) b, and mentor and trusted advisor to FTSE 100 Firms, Start-ups, and Incubator Funds.

Amar is a Board Member and Consultant for MBA in Cyber Security and Chair of the ISACA Security Advisory Group. Finally, he is an author, writer, industry speaker, and presenter.


LUKE SMITH

LUKE SMITH

Head of Antitrust Investigation Support

Freshfields

Luke works in the antitrust, competition and trade group (ACT), based in the Brussels office.  His role focuses on supporting the global ACT practice, helping clients prepare for Requests for Information (RFI) from European Commission, antitrust investigations and audit reviews.  Luke has been involved in over a dozen Phase II RFI’s and numerous multinational and national investigations.  Since 2004 he has been involved in eDiscovery, working at Linklaters, Lovells and Latham & Watkins before joining Freshfields in 2013.

Luke has gained vast experience handling matters using in-house and external software, and worked on projects with teams all over the world. He is one of only just a few eDiscovery experts located on continental Europe.


STÉPHANIE DE SMEDT

STÉPHANIE DE SMEDT

Attorney

LOYENS & LOEFF

Stéphanie is an IP/ICT lawyer and member of the Loyens & Loeff Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in Belgium. She specialises in e-commerce, intellectual property law and ICT law (including cybersecurity, privacy and data protection). She advises clients in these areas and represents them in litigation relating to such matters. Stéphanie has particular experience in drafting and revising privacy & cookies policies, data protection due diligence and audit work, filing data processing notifications with the Belgian Privacy Commission, and advising clients on data breach requirements, cybersecurity issues and various other compliance issues.

Stéphanie is a member of the Brussels Bar and of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She has also authored several publications on data protection and cybersecurity.


SOFIE DEPAUW

SOFIE DEPAUW

PhD Researcher

Ghent University

Sofie is a PhD researcher at the Institute of International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) of Ghent University. Her research focuses on European evidence law, more specifically the feasibility of minimum standards for criminal investigation measures to ensure admissibility of investigation results as evidence in court. In doing so, she amongst others investigates the burdens to overcome in creating minimum standards for digital forensics.


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