The Guide’s Matt Knouff Talks eDiscovery Scale, Speed, and Creativity in Relativity Fest 2015 Keynote Presentation

This past October, kCura held Relativity Fest 2015, it’s sixth annual user conference. During the keynote address, ESI Survival Guide Founder and eDiscovery Counsel at CDS, Matt Knouff, discussed case studies that have raised the bar for use of the Relativity platform with Andrew Sejia, Founder and CEO of kCura.

CDS is the first eDiscovery provider to implement the end-to-end Relativity stack and, over the summer of 2015, CDS processed over 90TB of data and 221 million documents with the Relativity Processing engine. Matt’s portion of the keynote speech at Relativity Fest highlighted three recent cases where CDS was able to deliver impressive eDiscovery results with large data volumes and compressed timelines thanks to the tools provided by the Relativity platform.

Survival Tips for choosing a Relativity provider:

1. Every Relativity partner deploys the platform differently. Who is behind the scenes “pushing the buttons” and the hardware architecture on which the platform “sits” should be key considerations when working with a Relativity provider.
2. It is not how fast a provider can process documents that is important. They key metric is how fast a provider can get documents to a client for review.
3. Having an end-to-end solution, like the full Relativity stack, empowers project managers to have more robust conversations with clients about the entire eDiscovery lifecycle. Clients can generate actionable intelligence at the outset of a matter, gain strategic advantages at critical stages in the eDiscovery process, avoid late-stage problems and ensure the efficient use of resources throughout a project through the data-rich metrics and data set transparency that Relativity can provide before a single GB of data processing fee are incurred.

To read more, check out the blog entry on kCura’s site at