Technology strategy

The Blind Men & Big Data

This column is by our Senior Adviser, Doug Caddell: A few weeks ago I returned from the 37th annual ILTA education conference, which was held this year at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville. The Gaylord in Nashville is not my favorite venue.  It was cobbled together from the original Opryland Hotel when the Gaylord
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Articles, Business Models, Technology strategy

Change is neither good nor bad: It is

With this, his inaugural column, it is my great pleasure to introduce to our readers and clients Doug Caddell, who is formally joining Adam Smith, Esq. as a senior advisor (see the About Us page for more on Doug’s distinguished background). Doug brings over three decades of experience in strategy-focused technology leadership in our industry
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Articles, Knowledge Management, Leadership, Strategy, Technology strategy

“ReInvent Law:” Real or Memorex?

For years, there was a prominent, and ultimately iconic, billboard in Times Square advertising the Memorex brand of recording tape, displaying an image of a stoner being  blasted back in his chair by music coming from, presumably, a Memorex tape.  Since recording tape has gone the way of camera film, the billboard has long since
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Growth is Dead: Part 8-Now What?

If you’ve traveled this far in this series, you may be wondering what I think you actually ought to do. Recognizing that diagnosis is eaiser than prescription, the remaininig installments—starting with this one—will try to address that. One other caveat: Not all of what I’m going to suggest will be advisable, or even appliable, to all
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2012 Economics Nobel

On Monday the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded to Lloyd Shapley and Al Roth, for their work on market design and matching theory, which relate to how individuals and firms find and select one another in areas from school choice to jobs to organ donations to marriage itself. Dr. Shapley, 89,
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Articles, Just Plain Interesting, Law Schools, Recruiting, Technology strategy

E-Discovery: Foe or Friend?

E-discovery: Foe or friend? You’re invited to find out. This coming Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 pm Eastern, I’ll be moderating an hour-long webinar, “Everything you know about e-discovery that’s wrong.” Sponsored by our good friends at LexisNexis, it’s free and CLE-approved in New York, California and Illinois. Our three superbly qualified panelists, representing the
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Competence without comprehension

June 23 was the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, and I was delinquent not to have written about him closer to the date, but I was searching (excuses, excuses) for the appropriate BigLaw hook. Google took the occasion to honor him with one of their famous “Google doodles:”   Don’t recognize the name?  Well, you
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Three E-Discovery Panels at LegalTech/NY Moderated by Yours Truly

If you’ll be attending LegalTech here in New York at the end of this month, this is your chance to stop by and introduce yourself—and even to spend a couple of hours learning all about e-discovery. I’ll be moderating three hour-long panels: the afternoon of Tuesday 31 January from 1:00 pm to about 4:30 pm on
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“Software Is Eating the World”

A couple of weeks ago, Marc Andreessen wrote in The Wall Street Journal a provocative piece called “Why Software is Eating the World.”  Among the observations he makes are: My own theory is that we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take
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Online Panel on Hosted Lit Support: You’re Invited

This coming Tuesday, November 16, at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific, I will be moderating an hour-long “virtual panel” (think CNN or MSNBC on your desktop, with each of the panelists and yours truly appearing in their own window) on “Hosted Litigation Support–Buy or Build?” Registration is free and CLE credit is pending. Here’s the
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