ILTA Tuesday kicks-off with conference favorite Tom Koulopoulos (day 2 keynote) and 45 other sessions ranging from process automation to social CRM. While most have mapped out conference schedules and picked our 'go to' sessions, we asked some industry thought leaders what session they were looking forward to and would recommend. Here are a few of the responses...
Jeffrey Brandt - Editor, PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest
Recommends “A Preparatory Guide to BYOD”
It's no surprise that consumerization and BYOD have found their way into your business place, but have you prepared your infrastructure for the change? Learn how to properly prepare your technology to support BYOD and hear about the tools and strategies that can help you successfully manage everything. Hashtag #TECH5
Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm Location: Maryland B
Andy Adkins - Chief Information Officer, Steptoe &
Recommends "Lessons Learned from Time and Billing System Implementations"
Failure to adequately plan a time and billing system implementation typically leads to one thing: an unsuccessful project full of costly mistakes. A panel of experts will share their implementation stories and explain how to avoid the pitfalls they encountered. Hear how you can become the firm's financial hero! Hashtag #FMPG1
Tuesday 11:00-12:30pm Location: Maryland D
Andy: "To quote Carrie Underwood "some pages turned, some bridges burned, but there were lessons learned"... Well, you can move on from an ex-boyfriend Carrie, but it's not as easy with a multi-million dollar system implementation. I'm particularly interested in hearing Randy Steere's contribution ... I want his 'been there' T-shirt!"
Norm Thomas - Vice President of Business Development, Litera
Recommends "OneNote for All Your Notes: A Hands-On Session"
Microsoft OneNote provides a multipurpose digital canvas on which you can type or scribble text, create tables, insert media files and build spreadsheets. Unlike traditional word processing programs that work in a linear fashion, OneNote lets you start and pick back up wherever you choose, work on multiple ideas at once and collect all your random data in one organized, easy-to-access tool. In part one of this two part session, learn the basics about OneNote system navigation and adding information, view Notebook samples and create your own Notebook. Hashtag #HAND4
Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm Location: Annapolis 1,2,3
Debbie Foster - Partner, Affinity Consulting Group
Recommends "Collaborative Management of Legal Project Management"
How are law firms managing their LPM programs? During this roundtable, we’ll hear how three law firms successfully launched and implemented LPM efforts and what they learned along the way. Attendees will leave understanding how these firms balanced the needs of various internal constituents and achieved buy-in from attorneys. Learn how KM, marketing, finance and technology worked together to achieve common goals. We’ll also provide a sneak peek into what’s ahead for LPM. Hashtag #ORG6
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm Location: Nat'l Harbor 2
Jobst Elster - Head of Content, InsideLegal
Recommends "IT Metrics That Matter to Management"
Listen as C-level executives discuss IT metrics that are relevant to senior management. Learn which metrics can help you position IT to be perceived as partners with the business and which metrics help demonstrate IT’s potential value to the firm’s bottom line. Hashtag #ACT4
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm Location: Maryland C
JoAnna Forshee - CEO, InsideLegal
Recommends "A Look at Emerging Technologies"
Join our superstar experts for a discussion on what we can expect to see in the days ahead. We’ll predict the future of everything from LAN/WAN and cloud solutions to how e-discovery and tablets will change the landscape. Hashtag #ETPG6
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm Location: Woodrow Wilson B