Ryan O’Leary is a Senior Research Analyst in IDC's Legal, Risk, and Compliance research program. In this role, Mr. O’Leary leverages his legal experience to provide perspective on changes in laws, shifting regulation, and other market forces that affect technology decision making today. He also provides thought leadership that technology suppliers and technology buyers may use to develop effective strategy for the future. Mr. O’Leary’s core research coverage includes the evolution of eDiscovery and legal technology. Mr. O’Leary’s research also includes an emphasis on governance, risk management, and compliance solutions. Previously, Mr. O’Leary was an eDiscovery leader at General Electric’s eDiscovery center of excellence managing complex tort litigation. He also led GE’s global launch of an AI enabled contract management software solution. Prior to GE, Mr. O’Leary operated a private practice law firm.