Just got in to Boca Raton, site of this year’s LawNet Annual Conference. It’s probably the most valuable IT conference focused exclusively on the legal profession: strong educational bent, every vendor that’s focused on the market is here, high attendance.
I’m speaking tomorrow at our SIG (LawNet members organize “special interest groups” around leading applications; there is a SIG devoted to InterAction) and then again on Thursday. Thursday’s topic is “Don’t Touch My Data: Getting Professionals to Buy Into CRM Systems.” Given that the audience is largely IT directors, I’ll be interested to see what the interest level is in a session that’s primarily focused on the “soft” issues related to long-term success (people, process, culture) and not the “hard issues” (technology, implementation, architecture).
Posts may be light over the next few days; these conferences tend to be 24×7 affairs.
For those of you that are wondering: yes, Boca is about the worst place to hold a conference in August. It was 88 degrees when we landed. At 11:30pm. (That this is marginally better than last year’s location – Palm Springs – is small consolation.)