ACEDS Benelux Chapter

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First eDiscovery community in the region

The ACEDS Benelux Chapter, is the first professional eDiscovery Community covering the region of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Benelux Chapter was founded in January 2018.

The Benelux chapter formation furthers ACEDS commitment to building a global community of eDiscovery specialists to exchange ideas, guidance, training and best practices. Like the U.S. chapters and the chapter in the U.K., the Benelux Chapter will promote eDiscovery competence and professional development.

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The Board Members

The chapter's Board of Directors consists of well-known eDiscovery specialists and legal professionals from both corporations and law firms, as well as experts from the field of technology and services.

  • Bart Bruin, Co-founder and Director of Integis;
  • Yasmina Ben Daoued, Litigation Support Specialist at Allen & Overy;
  • Marcel Westerhoud, Partner at Ebben;
  • Olivier Aelterman, Regional Director at Consilio;
  • Ruben Elkerboud, Partner at Stek;
  • Vincent de Bruijn, Senior Associate at NautaDutilh;
  • Robin Fiolet, Forensic Investigator at Loyens & Loeff;
  • Manon Bovens, Legal Counsel;
  • Johannes (Jan) Scholtes, CSO at ZyLAB;
  • Annelore van der Lint, Marketing Director at ZyLAB.

The organizational and logistical tasks for the ACEDS Benelux Chapter are in hands of Johannes (Jan) Scholtes and Annelore van der Lint from ZyLAB. As Chapter President and Vice President, they are the liaison with the ACEDS organization in the United States. In this position, they are also responsible for promotion and recruitment of members for the Benelux Chapter.

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News and Events

The ACEDS Benelux Chapter Board functions as a think tank and is responsible for programming the activities of the Benelux Chapter. They will use their expertise, experience and network for the educational agenda of the Benelux Chapter. By organizing regular online and physical meetings, the Board wants to offer a platform for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and experiences.

Upcoming ACEDS Benelux events:

May 24, 2019 - Online - One year after the GDPR

June 20, 2019 - Brussels - "How AI and Data Science Completely Changed the Handling of Regulatory Request"

June 27, 2019 - Amsterdam - "How AI and Data Science Completely Changed the Handling of Regulatory Request"

ACEDS Benelux News:

Sept. 17, 2018: "The first ten search queries of a regulatory agency: an ACEDS Benelux eDiscovery event

Aug. 28, 2018: "ACEDS Benelux Chapter organizes unique panel discussion on regulators search queries"

Feb. 8, 2018: "ACEDS Benelux Chapter presents AlphaGo"  

Feb. 1, 2018: "ACEDS Benelux Chapter introduces board members

Jan. 11, 2018: "ACEDS launches Benelux Chapter"

Jan. 10, 2018: "Why the launch of the ACEDS Benelux Chapter is good news


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