Helios HR’s annual Apollo Awards and Washington SmartCEO’s annual VOLTAGE Awards saw iDiscovery Solutions ("iDS"), an award-winning, global legal technology expert services firm, take home honors in late May.
On Wednesday, May 29, with nearly 500 Washington leaders in attendance at the McLean Hilton in Tyson’s Corner, Helios HR, a human capital management consulting and recruiting firm, announced 10 winners of the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards, which recognize employers for outstanding employee development and engagement programs. iDS, along with its president, Neal Lawson, captured the Opa Award, which is given to the company with the most unique program for employee development. In its seventh year, the Apollo Awards is the premier awards program for recognizing Washington-area employers who invest in innovative employee development, engagement and community impact initiatives.
When asked about what the award win meant to iDS, Neal Lawson commented, “We are extremely honored to win the Opa Award from Helios HR. Over the past several years, we have been committed to becoming the premier company to work for in the Washington, DC area and are providing our employees with personal and professional growth assistance that is second to none in the industry. We were excited to be recognized for our achievements and to be nominated alongside such other impressive organizations.”
On Thursday May 30, with more than 250 local C-level executives and guests in attendance at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, Washington SmartCEO and title sponsor Capitol Bay Group at Morgan Stanley announced the 2013 VOLTAGE Award winners. iDS, along with its CEO, Dan Regard, took home the Technology Implementer – Small Business Award. iDS’s fellow nominees were AiNET Corporation and Systems Integration & Development, Inc. The VOLTAGE Awards program celebrates the role that technology plays in the business community and the future impact the technology sector will have on economic growth. The 2013 VOLTAGE award finalists collectively generate more than $2.1 billion in annual revenue and employ over 8,900 individuals in the greater Washington, DC area.
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Daniel Regard, CEO and co-founder of iDiscovery Solutions, Inc., will be presenting a paper on Friday, June 14, in Rome, Italy for the DESI V Workshop on Standards for Using Predictive Coding, Machine Learning, and Other Advanced Search and Review Methods in E-Discovery. Mr. Regard’s position paper, co-authored by iDS director Tom Matzen, is entitled A Re-Examination of Blair & Maron (1985). Mr. Regard will be presenting the paper from 14:30-15:30 on June 14 as part of the 3rd Session.
Mr. Regard made his way to The Sedona Conference’s Fifth Annual International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection Laws, conducted June 19-20, 2013 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference leaders led spirited “Sedona-style” dialogues addressing actual dilemmas that arise when data protection laws conflict with U.S. preservation and discovery obligations. Breakouts explored those genuine predicaments and developed practical cutting-edge solutions.
“Participating in this invitation-only event is always exciting,” said Mr. Neal Lawson, president and co-founder of iDS. “We are honored to be a part of an initiative that focuses on the practical application of Sedona’s International Principles to real-world data protection challenges.”