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What's on our radar for ILTACON 2018?

Posted by Samantha E. Whetstone on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

What's on our radar for ILTACON 2018?

by Samantha E. Whetstone / August 14, 2018

ILTACON is one of the biggest conferences we exhibit at each year. We've attended as silver sponsors for the past 5 years and will continue to keep that streak going in 2018. This event brings together all legal professionals for extensive networking opportunities and educational content to ensure the entire week adds value and education to attendees. "Drawing on the personal and collective strengths of law firm and law department professionals, ILTACON is the best place to learn what works, what doesn't and what’s next in legal technology. Topic experts deliver examples, inspiration and takeaways through a variety of session formats that can be applied to the challenges and opportunities you face within your team, your organization and the industry." 

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One of the most anticipated events is the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception. This event runs Monday night from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. They give it a different theme each year, and this year's event is "ILTA's Video Game HQ." Food, drinks, networking, and this year-- games! We look forward to showing off our booth, business intelligence products, and connecting with new and old clients, and friends. 

This isn't the only time ILTACON attendees have access to the vendors, the exhibit hall is open daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The conference even provides scheduled breaks for coffee and snacks in the vendor hall allowing for more networking, meetings, and time to share our expertise in the legal technology field. The schedule as follows:

Tuesday August 21
Snack Break- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Snack Break- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday August 22
Snack Break- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Snack Break- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday August 23
Breakfast- 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Snack Break- 10:00 am -11:00 am

Our team is present at the booth daily for our scheduled meetings with current clients and potential clients interested in learning more about law firm business intelligence.  We would love to meet with you at our booth in the exhibit hall. This year we will be located at #1015. Click below to see where we are on the map!

Find us at the show!

In addition to spending our time in the vendor hall, we like to attend a few sessions that seem most relevant to business intelligence. Below are a few we have our eye on, and will most likely attend.

Monday's keynote speaker, Lisa Bodell, will start off ILTACON with a great topic launching into a great week.

Winning innovators embrace change — do you?
"What holds you back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work."

This 4 part Data Analytics in law is provides various sessions each day and would really set your firm up for success with a legal specific business intelligence application:

Data Analytics in Law: A Primer (Data Analytics Series, Part 1 of 4)
August 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Data Analytics is emerging as a powerful tool for lawyers and legal organizations. Experts will talk through what data analytics is and how it can be applied to the practice of law. Hear about what's happening, what's possible, and how it can reward those who invest in this area.
Takeaways: Learn how data analytics can help law firms gain competitive advantages by providing insights and patterns extracted from internal and external data.  Learn about the basics of making this work in practice, from collection best practice and storage tools, to quantitative analysis and data visualization.

Building and Institutionalizing Data Analytics Capabilities within Legal (Data Analytics Series, Part 2 of 4)
August 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Standing up an analytics program or building capabilities with your law firm or corporate legal department can be challenging. Data analytics is relatively new to the legal industry--especially analytics that focuses on providing information about the practice of law itself. Legal organizations often have little structured practice-oriented data, and few have the conditioned behaviors and systems required to amass this data. Hear from legal organization leaders who have already ventured into these waters. They will share stories and best practice around points of focus, tools, data governance, and culture.

Data Analytics Bootcamp Blitz - Hands-on Exploration of the Tools of the Trade (Data Analytics Series, Part 3 of 4)
August 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and get your hands dirty with data in our Bootcamp Blitz for beginners. In our preset "laboratory," we will explore a fictitious data set, and look for trends and patterns using "R" (an open source statistical analysis program). In addition to pulling together some visuals based on the data, we'll fit a regression model to the data to explore the basics of predictive analytics. Time permitting, our team of experts will demonstrate the vectorization and clustering of legal documents. Bring your computer, make sure you have WiFi access, and we'll go through this bootcamp in step-by-step manner that will highlight tools and approaches used outside of our industry.

Advanced Data Analytics in Legal - Tales from Teams Tackling Big Ideas in Analytics - (Data Analytics Series Part 4 of 4)
August 23, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is cutting edge of data analytics in law? Come learn how organizations are using legal analytics to transform the business and practice of law with respect to matter outcome prediction, marketing, pricing, practice management, and document analysis. Hear from law firms champions and corporate legal innovators who have confronted some of the most progressive, most interesting ideas in legal data science.
Takeaways:  Learn how legal organizations are innovating their practice by leveraging legal analytics to transform the business and practice of law with respect to matter outcome prediction, marketing, pricing, practice management, and document analysis.

The team at BigSquare is excited for another year at ILTACON and is looking forward to connecting with other professionals in the industry! We will share more about the conference on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, be sure to follow along on the fun. Check back on our blog spot in a few weeks to see our recap of the event. If you are attending we hope to see you there!



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