Q & A with Tiana Van Dyk
As a continuation to our "What Makes Technology in Practice Unique" series, after our Q & A with Debbie Miller based in Toronto, we took things out West to get the perspective of Tiana Van Dyk based in Calgary...
Tiana Van Dyk | Manager, Litigation Support & Ediscovery, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Tiana originally joined us as a Technology in Practice speaker last year when she presented alongside George Socha to introduce the eDiscovery Self Assessment Test (eMSAT-1, www.edrm.net/resources/emsat1) and on the "Evolution of Legal Project Management" panel, and we are thrilled to have her join us once again in 2015.
When she's not speaking at Technology in Practice, Tiana works on implementing ediscovery as a business process while proactively managing discovery costs. She works closely with clients to implement information management technologies, while defining standard procedures around the collection, processing, and production of client data. Tiana expertly manages projects to configure technology solutions that are both scalable and cost effective, and she balances services, processes, and technology to meet the needs of every client. She leverages her broad talent and expertise to help clients realize a successful outcome at every stage in their projects.
Tiana is also an active contributor to EDRM, and most recently has started contributing regularly to this Technology in Practice blog.
Q1. What do you find most valuable about attending Technology in Practice?
"Sharing information and insight with a wide variety of peers in the Canadian market that I can directly relate to. The conference caters to the current trends and developments in Canada, and the discussions surround rules in our courts. The vendors that are present are engaged and knowledgeable, and offer insight regarding how their products fit your needs without overwhelming pressure."
Q2. What differentiates Technology in Practice from other conference in the industry?
"The sessions are well planned out and relevant. The conference finds ways to present the same key topics as other conferences, but focuses on practical approaches you can apply in your job instead of simply discussing the topic in general terms.
The biggest compliment I can give is that you leave most sessions with action items you can apply when you get back to the office. I also find the social media presence to be beneficial. Key talking points from sessions are posted, making it easy to find the important take-home points from a presentation. Social media also engages people who weren't present."
A special thank you to Tiana Van Dyk for her valuable insight, kind words and support over the past two years!
Registration is still open for Technology in Practice 2015. Don't miss the opportunity to attend this unique and educational event.