Day 2 and Post TECHSHOW Thoughts

TECHSHOW 2016  seemed to pass by in an almost blur.  It was quick and fun!  So what were some activities for Day 2 and the final day of the conference you ask.  Well for starters, there were still plenty of opportunities to meet new attendees – there seemed a good number from what I could surmise – and to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances.

While working as a volunteer at the show’s Concierge Booth, I learned that many new attendees were at this year’s event, and that the show’s app for the iPad was not listed as an iPad -only app, and iPad users needed to look for the app differently in the Apple App Store.  Also, there were only a few slots left for people to sign up for Taste of TECHSHOW – a dutch treat event created around general legal technology topics and hosted by a related vendor and current year ABA TECHSHOW speakers.

After the Concierge Booth, the first femaleTECHSHOW keynoter, Cindy Cohn, kept the audience intrigued with her tales of data privacy and security.  I bumped into her before her presentation, and it was a nice way to start TECHSHOW and its apparent theme of data security.

I selected dinner hosted by Heidi Alexander, who is a Practice Management Advisor  from Massachusetts.  The dinner was sponsored by CosmoLex, a great practice management system available in the cloud.  Even though we were at dinner to discuss practice management systems, the focus of much of the conversation had to do with Heidi’s new initiative on Women in Technology with the Legal Technology Resource Center.  There were no specific details that Heidi could immediately share, but I can assure you we will watch out for programming along these lines soon.

The final session on which I served as moderator was well executed and offered up the best in apps for iOS and Android developers, and a lot of laughs and oohs and aahs, too!

Overall, TECHSHOW 2016 packed a lot of powerful information on cyber risk and data security sorely needed for practitioners in this new normal where a lot of work happens online!

– Natalie

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