Technology Resource Panel

The mission of the Technology Resource Panel (formerly known as the RFP+ eDiscovery Vendor Panel) is to provide input to the Working Groups when they are working on an issue involving the use of technology or services provided by electronic discovery or electronic information governance service providers, and to help create tools and solutions that will benefit the entire marketplace. The Technology Resource Panel was formed in the belief that a well-informed marketplace, speaking in the same language, will ultimately lead to reduced transaction costs for all parties, higher quality, and greater predictability. The Technology Resource Panel consists of two halves: a "User Group," a sub-group of Working Group 1, whose members regularly negotiate and work with service providers; and a panel of service provider members, who have agreed to work with the User Group's output, and who provide input along the way. The Technology Resource Panel has published The Sedona Conference Glossary for E-Discovery and Electronic Information Management, including subsequent periodic versioned updates, and "Navigating the Vendor Selection Process", and has other projects in progress, including a mobile application for the Glossary and other publications of The Sedona Conference. The goal of these publications is to help users of eDiscovery service providers to develop business engagements in this area in a manner that allows for more effective communication between user and provider, enhanced by the ability to compare "apples to apples", and ultimately reduce transaction costs and create more predictable outcomes in this area. In addition, WG1 often calls upon the Technology Resource Panel to vet works in progress to ensure they are technologically accurate and neutral.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

The Technology Resource Panel is open to any interested entity that provides products or services in the areas of eDiscovery or information governance. Being on the Technology Resource Panel provides several benefits in addition to contributing to a worthy and important effort, including: (1) representing to your potential customer base that you are interested in competing on the basis of quality and cost; (2) representing to your potential customer base that you will enter into a business engagement in the manner recommended by the Panel, thus making their (and your) job easier; (3) a listing on the Technology Resource Panel page of our website (with a link to your own website); (4) the ability to send a representative to the annual meeting (generally held prior to and at the same location as the Working Group 1 midyear meeting each spring, no separate registration fee); (5) royalty-free reprint rights for the Panel's publications (excluding for CLE purposes) and the ability to post special “reprint” versions on your website; (6) a special logo used exclusively by Technology Resource Panel members; and (7) an exclusive opportunity to apply to be an exhibitor at our TSCI programs and certain other programs of The Sedona Conference.


Open Invitation to Join the Technology Resource Panel

If you are interested in joining, please send us an email to cweinlein@sedonaconference.org, or call at 602-258-4910.