Posted by Adam Malanaphy, Project Coordinator at Glenmont Group
On February 24th, Judge Peck of the New York Magistrate announced the first public approval of predictive coding by the US court system. The decision to embrace predictive coding as a legitimate technique to be employed in the eDiscovery process will have a tremendous impact on the industry as a whole. This is truly groundbreaking news as the litigation technology industry is now making a major leap forward, aimed at putting the monotony of document review in the past. We will now see hosted document review become a far more competitive market amongst the top vendors in the eDiscovery competitive landscape. Companies like Recommind which have been at the cutting edge of implementing predictive coding into their list of developing technologies will likely see increased competition as their peers attempt to challenge their position as market leaders.
As it becomes apparent that predictive coding will grow and prosper one may be lead to ask; what does that mean for the job market? The answer is opportunity! We are going to see a spike in demand for specific skill sets associated with the pertinent technology. This means that eDiscovery organizations will be seeking software developers, project managers, and sales representatives. Being on the recruiting side of these recent developments here at the Glenmont Group, we have become inundated with requests for top talent within the predictive coding environment. Judge Peck’s ruling is creating outstanding opportunities in the eDiscovery space and will continue to keep our industry moving forward.