John Tredennick

John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Merlin Digital Magic. He spent his first twenty years as a partner and trial lawyer at a national law firm and his second twenty as the founder CEO of Catalyst, a leading e-discovery software company (recently sold to a large public company).

Episode 17: Do Portable Models (Brains) Actually Work in TAR?

A number of TAR vendors are offering what they call “portable models” for different types of cases. The claim is that the models are already trained on your topics and therefore can find relevant documents with minimal training. Do these work? At what cost or security risk? Join us as we talk about Tom and Dr. J’s latest research on the strengths and weaknesses of these portable brains.

Episode 16: Algorithms are Not Enough (with Herb Roitblat)

Join the TAR Talk gang on the EDRM porch as we welcome Professor Maura Grossman to TAR Talk. She and Professor Gordon Cormack are leading experts in Technology Assisted Review and Continuous Active Learning®.

The Canadian government and its Health Department asked Grossman and Cormack to apply their algorithm to medical research on Covid 19. Why? Because they couldn’t find helpful information effectively using keyword search.

Tune in to learn how AI for legal document review proved to be the ticket for medical research in the pandemic era.

Episode 15: Legal TAR algorithm helps Canadian Health Authorities Track Coronavirus Research

Join the TAR Talk gang on the EDRM porch as we welcome Professor Maura Grossman to TAR Talk. She and Professor Gordon Cormack are leading experts in Technology Assisted Review and Continuous Active Learning®.

The Canadian government and its Health Department asked Grossman and Cormack to apply their algorithm to medical research on Covid 19. Why? Because they couldn’t find helpful information effectively using keyword search.

Tune in to learn how AI for legal document review proved to be the ticket for medical research in the pandemic era.

Microsoft Launches New Website to Feature Its Open Source Projects

Microsoft Launches New Open Source Website Whenever I have been asked to talk about open source software, I would always compare Linux, the free, open source operating system used for most Internet servers, to Microsoft Windows, the operating system used by most business users. Linux represented the revolutionary new way to develop software. Windows represented …

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What is NewLaw?

NewLaw is about new technology fueling new and disruptive strategits. If you are a legal innovator, you may want to read the Merlin take on this important topic and see if you match up.

Merlin and Quointec release ARM Communications Advisor

Denver CO—Merlin Digital Magic and Quointec, a technology subsidiary of Actuate Law, jointly announced completion of the beta program of the ARM Communications Advisor and its general release to the FinTech market. The software was designed to help large-scale debt buyers manage accounts receivable collections in accordance with federal and state regulations.  The platform merges legal advice from …

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Unplugged: An interview with John Tredennick about life after Catalyst

Life After Catalyst Mary Mack,  the leader of EDRM,  interviews John Tredennick about  life after Catalyst. (ACEDs February 2019). Tune in for a fun broadcast. John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Merlin Digital Magic, Prior to forming Merlin, he was the Founder and CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems and earlier was a trial lawyer …

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Episode 13: Two Lawyers and a Data Scientist Walked into a Bar . . .

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are back on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Tune in for a fascinating discussion with a our guest Dr. Herb Roitblatt, one of the early pioneers of Technology Assisted Review and …

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Tredennick Featured in Creativity Article

Merlin CEO Tredennick Featured in Creativity Article Merlin Founder and Executive Director John Tredennick was featured in the March 13, 2020 edition of Law.com in an article called “Want to Excel in E-Discovery? Join a Band.” The article asked the question”Does creativity play a role in legal matters like e-discovery?” Tredennick, who is known for his creativity …

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