Earlier today, we presented for the first time at the Annual AALL (American Association of Law Librarians) Conference on the topic of Big Data. The session/presentation was part of the ILTA's AALL education track. The big data panel consisted of:
- Jobst Elster - Moderator - Head of Content & Legal Market Strategy, InsideLegal.com
- John D. Bowers - Assistant Director, Business Development, Fox Rothschild LLP
- Gina B. Lynch - National Director, Knowledge Services, Bingham McCutchen LLP
- Emily Rushing - Competitive Intelligence Manager, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Three objectives were set for the program:
- Provide an overview of big data and share tips and best practices for planning and executing a big data project including where to start and who to involve.
- Have attendees gain a deeper understanding of big data’s current and future role in the legal profession, and learn about specific legal big data scenarios that will broaden this understanding – and perhaps even inspire projects of their own.
- Provide a list of tools and resources (many that they already own) which can serve as big data “kick-starters.”
We really enjoyed our first visit to the AALL Conference and would like to thank our fabulous panel for their time and assistance in developing the program as well as ILTA/TJ for her assistance and work coordinating all the education as part of the technology/ILTA track.
For more Big Data information, visit InsideLegal's Big Data Resource Page.