Category Archives: People

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price discovery and ghosts

I am just about to dash out to do some ‘price discovery’ or price investigation of camera (aiming for an SLR) in the Zhongguancun shopping mall. Simply can’t resist posting the link to the Bloomberg Businessweek article – ‘Ghosts Scared Bear Stearns, Lehman to Death: Susan Antilla‘. Gosh! not ‘act of god’ but ghosts.. Ingenuous [...]

Behind the E-disclosure scenes

It has been unusually hot in (South) London. Not sunbathing and not complaining about the weather but a different kind of complaint. I was stranded for nearly one and half hour in a no power train yesterday and couldn’t help hearing several angry and frustrated mobile exchanges between couple of businessmen with the South East [...]

How to build bridges, start by building a raft?

I have been involved with countless IT software development projects whereby many stakeholders (including lawyers) tried to work as a team to deliver a system/software to meet various requirements. I said ‘tried’ instead of ‘must’ or ‘need’ or ‘should’. In my role as an IT manager or project manager, I will never say to my [...]

The Times They are A Changing – some secrets are out!

I was feeling nostalgic listening to Bob Dylan’s music and remembered my times in Zurich (back in the 1997/8) especially the stories and tales about the gold vaults underneath the streets of Zurich! I wish I can trace my friends and ex-colleagues in Zurich so that we can re-visit and re-craft the tales in the [...]

two worlds colliding

Yesterday I searched and located several groups in facebook. Being a spontaneous non-geeky fast typing person I launched and posted several messages to the groups. Damn easy to spot the difference between ‘e-Discovery’ and the ‘eDiscovery Facebook Group’. Not too easy to figure out which group to join, so I joined both & also another [...]

An insight into what could emerge from even a ‘spillover’ event ran loosely based on the Open Space Technology (OST).

The ‘spillover’ event is the BCS BarCamp5 Spillover held on Saturday 28th September at the BCS Office in London. I was notified of the BarCamp event just two days before the planned event. Before the actual day, it seems to be a momentous event for the BCS as reported in the BCS blog. Having attended [...]

Meltdown, Woes and Airport Spotting

The news of yesterday caught my attention. The ‘connectivity’ failure or ‘meltdown’ of the London Stock Exchange due to the weekend technical changes.  Mmm the meltdown did not concern me (not nowadays..) but it sure brought back memories of my programming days when I had to do coding and testing for trading platforms..Yeah sure was [...]

Go East

June gone, still July and August soon and the Beijing Olympics I wish I can go to the Beijing Olympics…oh well… Today, I heard over the radio (most likely BBC 3) advising visitors to the Beijing Olympic on what not to do?! One ‘not to do’ is ‘not to ask what they do’ (i.e. avoid [...]

‘How to’ collaborate with diverse stakeholders – an exploration

Given that most organisations have many policies and procedures covering various legal and compliance requirements and that there is already an industry process model, Electronic Discovery Reference Model, why do I still feel the need for a collaboration framework? Furthermore, there are technology vendors/suppliers providing various forensics and investigations related tools and software for ediscovery/disclosure. [...]

The Compliance, Security or Operability questions for E-Discovery

  Last week I went to the infosecurity Europe event in London as I was attracted by the keynotes titles and the interactive theatre. Besides returning home with three different caps/hats, one even has a battery attached to it (stress balls seems to be out of fashion for the security nerds and herd, which is [...]