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Knowledge Management as a Competitive Advantage, “KM with Kim” ILTACON Wrap-up

Tuesday 13th Sep 2016

In discussions with firms at ILTACON 2016, one thing stands out in the world of knowledge management: in an era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, knowledge management can help firms gain a competitive advantage. In this post-ILTA wrap-up edition of “KM with Kim,” Kim Stein, national manager of knowledge management for Thomson Reuters, shares ...

Where is Knowledge Management Headed? KM with Kim, episode 3

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

Where is Knowledge Management headed?  How will AI and Big Data impact Knowledge Management? In this edition of “KM with Kim,” Kim Stein, national KM manager for Thomson Reuters explores the future of Knowledge Management. A white paper on “Knowledge Management Software Has Come of Age” can be downloaded here: [Audio clip: view full ...

ILTACON 2016 Session: Maximizing Efficiencies with Technology-Backed Workflows

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

At ILTACON 2016, Nancy Beauchemin from InOutsource; Roger Bonine from Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; and Abby Spilker from Miles & Stockbridge P.C. spoke about their experiences streamlining their workflow technology. Their session focused on using workflow software suites like Intapp to build brand new, technology-assisted workflows. The whole panel agreed that a significant ...

ILTACON 2016 Session: A.I. in Law –The State of Play in 2016

Wednesday 31st Aug 2016

During the ILTACON 2016 Session “AI in Law: The State of Play in 2016”, Michael Mills, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Neota Logic, gave compelling insight into the economics, significance and potential of AI in law firms. According to Mills, law firms have traditionally operated on a time-based billing model, simply scaling their work ...

ILTACON 2016 Session: New International Standard for Cloud Due Diligence

Wednesday 31st Aug 2016

The cloud is becoming increasingly ubiquitous at law firms. In fact, a recent ABA Technology Survey stated that 46 percent of cloudless firms will be transitioning in the next 6-12 months. In the session on the “New International Standard for Cloud Due Diligence,” Gregg Brown, senior director Technical Strategy, Computer Standards at Microsoft, and Patrick ...

Increasing KM User Engagement – KM with Kim, episode 2

Wednesday 31st Aug 2016

Knowledge Management, like any solution, is only as effective as an organization’s ability to get people to use it. In this episode of “KM with Kim”, Thomson Reuters national manager of knowledge management, Kim Stein discusses how firms can get the most out of the KM systems A white paper on “Knowledge Management Software Has ...

ILTACON 2016 Session: Empathetic Design In Legal – Redesigning Law for Clients

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

Among the themes that have emerged at this year’s ILTACON is the notion of “deconstruction” of the legal industry. It was a point Dan Katz, associate professor of Law at Chicago Kent College of Law, touched on in his keynote, particularly as a precursor of change in the space. After all, unleashing big data or ...

ILTACON 2016: AI, Smart Contracts, Blockchains & More

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

What are some of the disruptive technologies facing the legal industry?  Ron Friedman of Fireman & Co. led an ILTACON 2016 session on “When Will Blockchains and Smart Contracts Be Important in Legal?”  He and Eric Laughlin, managing director, Legal Managed Services, Thomson Reuters, sat down to discuss. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

ILTACON 2016 Session: How the Past Drives the Future with Predictive Analytics

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

Does the past drive the future? Why do you need predictive analytics? These are questions a passionate panel of experts sought to answer at the ILTACON 2016 session: “How the Past Drives the Future with Predictive Analytics.” Andy Peterson, Innovative Solutions Strategist at Davis Wright Tremaine; David Cunningham, CIO at Winston & Strawn; Mark Thorogood, ...

Finding ILTA: The “organic” growth of the International Legal Technology Association

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

By Monica Bay What is ILTA? Like IBM, not everyone knows what the acronym stands for. (IBM is the International Business Machines Corp., based in Armonk, N.Y.) You won’t find the answer if you assume you can find it at Or ILTA is easy to say and runs smoothly off the tongue—maybe that’s ...

ILTACON 2016: State of Legal Technology Innovation

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

Advances in legal technology — both the present and future — will be front and center at ILTACON 2016 this week. Charlotte Rushton, managing director, large and midsize law firms, and innovation leader for the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, discusses the state of innovation in the legal industry [Audio clip: view full post to ...

ILTACON 2016 Session: Machine Learning as a Service and the Future of AI and the Law

Monday 29th Aug 2016

Daniel Katz, associate professor of Law at Chicago Kent College of Law, opened his Day One ILTACON session by assuring attendees that the days of robot overlords are still a bit further off. “I’m not about robots replacing lawyers, I’m about placing robots where they aren’t now,” Katz remarked. Lawyers, technologists and futurists have long ...

ILTACON 2016: Growing Up With ILTA

Monday 29th Aug 2016

I am what’s known as a “lifer”… or an “old-timer … or any number of other descriptors usually said affectionately but with just the slightest hint of pejorative undertone. I’ve been around the legal tech community a long time, and am coming up on 24 years at Thomson Reuters Elite. However, I am a mere ...