eDiscovery Leaders Live: Kevin Flynn

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live: Kevin Flynn


Kevin Flynn, Senior Director, Customer Solutions & Analytics at Morae, joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.

The leader of Morae’s Custom Solutions & Analytics team, Kevin is involved in all aspects of technology and data matters within the organization’s Managed Service and Delivery teams.

Kevin talks about advanced analytics, including what “advanced analytics” means, how he came to focus on that area, and what he and his team do.

Key Highlights

  • [02:04] What Kevin and his team mean by "advanced analytics".
  • [02:33] Kevin's involvement with advanced analytics and how he got there.
  • [03:20] A typical engagement. 
  • [04:40] His role vis-à-vis ESI protocols.
  • [06:46] A team effort.
  • [08:51] Figuring out who uses which advanced analytics tool and for what and how.
  • [10:37] The array of advanced analytics capabilities, from basic to advanced.
  • [11:42] The Brainspace "aha!" moment.
  • [12:47] Finding key documents that don't contain key words. 
  • [14:40] Unearthing unique data analytics use cases.
  • [16:21] How Morae got where it is on advanced analytics.
  • [18:10] The value of effective communication with clients and the importance of buy in.
  • [20:51] The "I don't understand it" barrier. 
  • [22:21] Training, internal, and external.
  • [23:46] The "just tell me what to do" challenge.
  • [25:18] His answer to the "How do I get to do what you do?" question. 

Key Quotes by Kevin

• “[I] devoted the last six years of my career focusing on advanced analytics – It really started with Brainspace – to the point where that is where I devote a good time of my day: working in these applications, training people, developing workflows, and really just trying to make sure the adoption rate continues in the industry.”

• “What we’ve set out to do here is ensure that everyone understands the applications that we’re using – what’s possible, what are the workflows, what are the decision points…. Our goal was to empower our project managers….”

• “Using the communications analysis in these applications allows you to visualize and see without digging too deep, but just starting to see, ‘Where is that traffic going back and forth?’, ‘Who is involved?’, layering concepts on top of that.”

• “As a group, we want to be known as the team that’s willing to try anything, throw anything in there.”


Connect with Kevin

Kevin Flynn on LinkedIn