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3 New Technology Positions Finding a Foothold in Modern Legal

Source |2017-06-27T00:20:51-07:00Jun 12th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Technology’s impact on the legal industry is spurring a growing market for new in-house Talent — and its not just in e-discovery or cybersecurity. At Legalweek West’s “New Roles in IT for Law Firms and Legal Departments,” speakers shed light on several new and less-noticed jobs currently blooming at law firms and legal departments -- innovation officers, data scientists, and Knowledge Management/ Client Solutions Project Analyst (the last one is so 2000 but always important).

Product managers for the digital world

Source |2017-06-26T18:47:01-07:00Jun 5th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Some good observations for legal operations professionals to consider as they wear their technology hat, including: “business users increasingly expect a better experience for enterprise software. The modern product manager needs to know the customer intimately. This means being obsessed with usage metrics and building customer empathy through online channels, one-on-one interviews, and shadowing exercises to observe, listen, and learn how people actually use and experience products.” More insights to extract

The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017

Source |2017-06-26T18:46:59-07:00Jun 5th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , |

Understand your people, your clients & customers. See The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017. Some takeaways: They are more comfortable with plain, straight-talking language from business leaders; respond to passionate opinions; and identify with leaders who appeal to anyone who might feel “left out” or isolated. While they recognize the value of technology, 51% feel that they will need to retrain at some point and 40% see automation as a threat to their jobs. Looking forward: while millennials see great potential in GenZ, but believe these younger employees will need a lot of support when they enter the workforce.

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

Source |2017-06-26T21:03:36-07:00Jun 1st, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of their lives. If the next generation is to use AI and big data effectively – if they’re to understand their inherent limitations, and build even better platforms and intelligent systems — we need to prepare them now. That will mean some adjustments in elementary education and some major, long-overdue upgrades in computer science instruction at the secondary level.

Owning Your Own Future

Source |2017-06-26T18:48:05-07:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , |

"If you think machines are smart today … wait a year. … The notion that we can go to college for four years and then spend that knowledge for the next 30 is over. If you want to be a lifelong employee anywhere today, you have to be a lifelong learner. And that means: More is now on you. And that means self-motivation to learn and keep learning becomes the most important life skill."

The Integrated Strategy Machine: Using AI to Create Advantage

Source |2017-06-26T18:50:24-07:00Apr 19th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , |

Topics like big data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence are at the forefront of the CEO agenda, a sign that companies see technology as a potential answer to many or even most of their challenges. But the use of technology, no matter how advanced, does not guarantee competitive advantage. For technology to advance business strategy, it must be embedded in what we call the “integrated strategy machine” — a collection of resources—both technological and human that act in concert to develop and execute business strategy.

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