Andrew Joint, commercial technology partner at Kemp Little, outlines the EU Parliament’s current discussions on giving robots special legal status, the highly complex issue of liability as AI becomes more autonomous, and how genuine legal discussion is not helped by science fiction.
The Nuix announcement on 11 January that Eddie Sheehy has resigned as CEO has been interpreted by the legal market as a clear sign that there has been a Nuix board fall out and a sour parting of ways.
Intapp has bolstered its senior technical team with the hire of Wathik Labidi as vice president of engineering. Labidi, who has held senior roles at Aruba Networks, Genesys and PayPal, is responsible for product engineering and for expanding the scope and capabilities of Intapp’s SaaS (software as a service) solutions.
NetDocuments has hired former Berwin Leighton Paisner senior applications specialist Mubashir Mian, who joins the Utah-headquartered company to lead professional services projects across the EMEA region.
Sourcing and analysing company and individual information from local and global jurisdictions often involves convoluted search processes and the manual drawing of organisational structures and relationships. To simplify the process, online search provider InfoTrack has launched a new service whereby clients have immediate access to a range of consolidated reports, which are illustrated using a new REVEAL data visualisation tool.
The legal IT jungle drums have been growing louder over the past week and we can confirm that Kaye Sycamore is indeed returning to Intapp from Peppermint Technology, which she joined less than a year ago.
In a white paper published exclusively by Legal IT Insider, Nick Ayton, a Jay Palter Fintech Influencer and number 21 on the Rise Blockchain News top 100 explores the implications of Blockchain technologies on law firms and the broader legal services market.
Microsoft last week unveiled several new security capabilities in Office 365 to help manage risk and ward off threats. You can read the details in full below plus we catch up on all the major legal IT news of the past week in brief.
HighQ has continued to build out its key management roles with the creation of a new chief marketing officer role, filled by the hire of David Roussain, most recently from digital media company AppNexus.
North West UK corporate and commercial law firm Brabners is said to be reaping the rewards of an ambitious technology training programme, aligned to the LTC4 core competency framework. LTC4 is the Legal Technology Core Competency Certification Coalition whose mission is to set the global standard for legal technology proficiency.
Undoubtedly one of the standout demos at Legaltech New York, CMS is adopting Brainspace’s machine-learning and data visualisation technology to accelerate its data analysis and review in litigation, arbitration and investigations.
Running alongside Legaltech New York last week (2 February) was White & Case’s private knowledge management session, which is turning out to be one of the hottest legal invites in town. Now in its 15th year, the gathering of some of the most respected global knowledge officers and CIOs in the business has grown from 50 to 80 attendees, with White & Case’s chief knowledge officer Oz Benamram observing, tongue in cheek, that as much as hope is not an adequate strategy for managing a law firm, nor does it keep an event under control.
Microsoft country manager (Scotland), Steven Grier, will be discussing Microsoft’s strategy and thinking around innovation and leading a delegate Q&A at Legal Leaders IT CIO Forum in Gleneagles on 2 March. He joins a fantastic senior speaker line-up from companies including Accenture, Barclays, Juniper Networks, Invoke Capital, Volume Global and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Grier, a 17-year senior evangelist for Microsoft technology, will give an in-depth view of Microsoft’s current technology strategy and thinking around several innovation areas including cloud services like Office365 and Azure, where we’ll take a look at challenges and approaches to adoption, security, assurance and change management futures along with several other key technology areas including AI, accessibility, hardware futures and mobility platforms. We will be asking delegates to send us their questions for Grier in advance of the session, to facilitate a Question Time session after his presentation.
US-based trade organisation the Buying Legal Council and Australian legaltech startup Lawcadia have announced a formal collaboration to promote legal procurement in the Asia-Pacific region and support professionals tasked with the buying of legal services.
Having danced with the market since its management buyout in 2015, iManage has at last announced the formal release of iManage Work 10 and enhanced iManage Cloud services, in what DLA Piper’s chief information officer Daniel Pollick tells Legal IT Insider is undoubtedly the most significant update to its document and email management application in over 10 years.