But Wait... There's More - A Collection of ILTACON Recaps

By Joanne Kiley posted 08-28-2017 08:11


ILTACON hosted 1700 members and 2000+ exhibitors and consultants but many more of you continued to answer questions, solve problems and innovate in your offices. I have been absent from the blogosphere for a few weeks but continued to study your discussions and will return to sharing helpful ILTA content related to your discussions next week. Jump to the “Something Extra” section for highlights from recent initiatives for women in technology and leadership.

ILTACON 2017 Recap

Many bloggers and ILTA business partners have shared their highlights. The recordings for most sessions at ILTACON are now available. Review highlighted sessions, pick the sessions you want to review from the session search, scan the ILTACON Recordings (organized by day) for sessions of interest and learn! Don’t forget to check out the recording of the opening session and keynote by Pablos Holman (login required) and the Tuesday keynote with Brian Kuhn and Shawna Hoffman of Watson Legal. To help you choose where to begin your learning review these ILTACON Highlights.

Law Firm and Legal Department Collaboration: Data Driving Initiatives by Ricky Brooman offers a recap of ILTACON 2017 collaboration sessions.

Gathering of the Legal Techies: ILTACON Remains Vital in Bridging the Digital Divide from Bloomberg Big Law Business

Themes from ILTACON 2017 from Ari Kaplan Advisors

Artificial Intelligence at ILTACON 2017 (Part 1): Unsexy but Useful and Artificial Intelligence at ILTACON 2017 (part 2): Major Themes and Lessons Learned from Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

ILTACON 2017 – On the AI Strip in Vegas from Michael Mills of Neota Logic

ILTACON 2017: What Can Firms Learn from Uber? From Marie Bauer of Doxly

The Future of Legal Tech: ILTACON Recap from BigSquare

Legal IT Insider briefings: The ILTA Sessions: Tikit Talk forecasting Carpe, Integration with NetDocuments and Cloud Complexities and The ILTA Sessions: LexisNexis Talk Big Data

That’s a Wrap: Reflecting on ILTACON 2017 from Tom Brace of Kroll Discovery

Tim Golden and Deborah Panella also wrote a list of their must-attend sessions for those interested in data analytics and knowledge management. These can serve as a guide when selecting the recordings you want to hear.

This list is not comprehensive. Please share your favorite ILTACON 2017 recap in the comments section.

You will also want to review videos from the Peer Awards Shortlist nominees. Each provided a brief video sharing innovative and collaborative projects in their organizations. Be inspired by the Individual Awards Nominees, Organizational Awards Nominees and the Business Partner Nominees.

SOMETHING EXTRA – Women in Legal Technology Initiatives

The phrase “IT Guy” alone tells indicates the need for more women in technology. What about women in leadership? According to a 2015 New York Times article, 5.3% of the CEOs at S&P 1500 companies are named John while all women only represent 4.1% of the CEOs at S&P 1500 companies. Earlier this year the Center for American Progress reported on and compiled further statistics on the “Women’s Leadership Gap.” Several ILTAns want to change these statistics and make us just as likely to talk about the “IT Gal” and the female CEO. The ILTA affiliate group, Women Who Lead, held virtual roundtables after ILTACON 2016 culminating in an ILTA Road Show with stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and lastly at ILTACON (session recording available) talking about career growth. The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute joined the New York discussion and wrote about it in “ILTA Women Who Lead Lunch Panel: Building Relationships Throughout Your Legal Career.” Following the discussion at ILTACON, the 2017 Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award was presented to this year’s recipient, Kate Cain, Director of Market Intelligence & Operations at Sidley Austin LLP. At ILTACON 2017, the Women in eDiscovery and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists announced and celebrated the 2017 winner of the Pioneer in EDiscovery Award, Linda Sharp, Associate General Counsel at ZL Technologies. Congratulations to these women in legal technology!

As ILTA’s content curator, I’m always monitoring the discussion forums to discover what topics are top-of-mind among the members. Each week, I focus on a few areas that spark your interest, and I provide some curated resources to assist your own information-gathering on the topics. If there are specific topics you would like assistance exploring, please contact me at