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AI at ILTCON 2017 - Part 3

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Attendees packed the room for the the third and final session on artificial intelligence at ILTACON 2017, anxious to hear about real-world experiences.  The session’s panelists did not disappoint, sharing success stories and cautionary tales about implementing AI solutions in their law firms and legal departments. Moderator: Andrew Arruda , CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence Panelists: Anna Moca - Senior Manager of Strategic Projects at White & Case LLP Amy Monaghan - Practice Innovations Manager at Perkins Coie LLP Jonathan Talbot - Former Director at DLA Piper, now Director of IS Applications & Desktop ...
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The 4 Types of Blockchain Networks Explained One of the questions I commonly get asked is what is the difference between public and private blockchains. It is easy to see why people get confused as public and private blockchains have many similarities. Both are decentralized peer-to-peer networks, where each participant maintains a replica of a shared append-only ledger of digitally signed transactions. Both maintain the replicas in sync through a protocol referred to as consensus. Both provide certain guarantees on the immutability of the ledger, even when some participants are faulty or malicious. There are two other types of blockchain ...
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AI at ILTCON 2017 - Part 2

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While the first session in ILTACON’s AI series was about the big picture, session #2 focused on how firms and corporate legal departments are actually using AI technology today.  Five very quotable panelists shared their outlook and experiences about implementing AI. Moderator:  Andrew Arruda - CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence Ron Friedmann - Partner at Fireman & Co. Katie Debord - Chief Innovation Officer at Bryan Cave Steve Harmon - VP and Deputy General Counsel, Legal at Cisco Stephen Allen - Global Head of Legal Service Delivery at Hogan Lovells Neil Cameron - Partner at ...
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Insert Excel Worksheet into PowerPoint or Word You can insert an Excel Worksheet into PowerPoint (or Word), and keep the functionality of Excel there as well. Go to your Excel worksheet – and select the data you want in your PowerPoint slide. Remember, not too much otherwise your PowerPoint slide will be useless with too much information! Copy the information, and then go back to your PowerPoint slide. Press CTRL + V for Paste – but WAIT – before pasting, Choose the icon that says, “Embed (E)” and then press Enter. After adding your existing Excel file or worksheet it will be appearing something ...
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On January 24, 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its “ Draft NIST Interagency Report 8202 Blockchain Technology Overview ” which it announced as “Report on Blockchain Technology Aims to Go Beyond Hype.” The NIST’s report authors hope it will be useful to businesses that are trying to decide whether to use blockchain technology or not.  The draft report is intended to provide a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. Besides discussing its application for electronic currency, the report also discusses broader uses. The NIST wants to help the reader understand the technologies that comprise blockchain systems ...
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AI at ILTCON 2017 - Part 1

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There are few who would disagree that 2017 was the year of AI hype.  Everyone in the legal profession worried that they would be replaced by robots - or at least that’s what many news outlets would have us think.  Artificial intelligence (AI) was a hot topic at ILTACON 2017, with three “standing room only” sessions focusing on helping attendees understand the basics of the technology, its use cases, and best practices from firms that have already begun to deploy it. Each session was moderated by Andrew Arruda , CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence , and featured an array of industry experts.  The first session in the series featured Sam Whitman , KM ...
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Lightning-fast shortcuts for search Need to find someone's message really fast? Try these quick shortcuts:  Ctrl + E – your cursor automatically jumps to the Search box….  See the attached for more
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Hi, We're doing testing on Exchange and SQL pre and post patching. Has anyone already deployed patches to production Exchange and SQL environments and if you have would you mind sharing CPU results and any impact? Thanks, Mike
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Outlook > Take a Peek Take  Peek    Did you know that Outlook 2016 has a   Peek   feature? While viewing your email, hover over the   Calendar   category at the bottom of the Outlook window. The recent or relevant information for that category is displayed. Note that you can do more than peek. You can scroll down to see what is on your calendar for the next 5 to 6 days.   Dock the Peek Window To dock the peek window, hover over the category (e.g. Calendar, Tasks, etc.) at the bottom of the Outlook window. Click   Dock the peek   button    located in the upper right corner of the peek window. The panel for the selected category ...
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While the media has been focused on the skyrocketing value of Bitcoin and public trading features, the real transformative technology in my opinion is blockchain which is the infrastructure Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are built on. Taylor Gerring, one of the co-founders of the Ethereum Foundation which is the nonprofit that manages the administration and development of Ethereum, was recently interviewed on WTTW’s show Chicago Tonight . He is also an international blockchain consultant and speaker who runs the educational website Blockchain.wtf . The Q&A discussion begins with Taylor explaining what a blockchain is and when ...
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Any symbol in Word can have a shortcut key Inserting symbols like paragraph (∂), section (ß) or degree (∞) doesn’t have to involve digging through the Insert Symbols dialog box every time. Instead, make a shortcut key so you can insert the symbol without ever taking your hands off the keyboard. Any Symbol Can Have a Shortcut Key Normally, inserting symbols into your text in Microsoft Word takes several clicks: Insert tab, Symbol, More Symbols, and then scrolling through a seemingly endless list of characters  (unless you get lucky and see the symbol you’re looking for in the Recently Used Symbols list in the bottom half of the Symbols tab or on the Special ...
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Well, here we are again with the discovery of the largest security flaw ever facing the American public and for that matter the entire world.  Just when we think we have all our ducks in a row for ensuring our systems are compliant, the monkey wrench gets thrown into the engine and we sit here scratching our heads, or to be honest, freaking out on how to begin to understand the severity of this vulnerability.  Do we have a plan for remediation, what effect does this have on our compliance to our clients and customers, who are our cloud providers, what SaaS applications do we have?  The list goes on and on. With all the different types of hardware the Meltdown ...
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The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed executives from 203 organizations in the consumer industry – which includes both retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations – from 16 countries. Out of 203 organizations, 7 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale in 2018. A total of 18 percent “First Movers” are working with investing in blockchain now. First Movers see broad benefits from blockchain across six areas: Product safety and authenticity Supply chain optimization Finance Operational processes Promotional strategy management Customer engagement and co-creation Read the full ...
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By:  John  M. Attinger, Director – Security & Training at Capensys, and Steve Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MediaPro. Increasing Engagement in Your Security Awareness Program. Debate will and should continue about what role individuals and employees should play in the security effort. What is no longer a debate is that an individual’s decision making, when it comes to handling data, transferring information, and protecting devices, can have a major impact on an organization of any size. In today’s hyper-connected world there is an ongoing clash between personal and professional tasks – an individual’s digital life and their attention ...
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The subject or byline for this blog post is Self-Paced Learning vs. Classroom (ILT) Learning vs. Pre-Learning. The thinking here is that this will be some sage WWF (I’m old enough to remember it) style article pitting each of these delivery methods against each other thereby allowing whomever oversees learning and development at your firm to see a clear-cut winner and more effectively allocate budget dollars. Well, it brings me great joy to tell you there is no clear-cut winner for the Magic Learning and Development model or method to achieve your goals. It is more about building a toolkit or assembling a menu for your learners to select what works best for ...
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Excel  - Entering a hard return within a cell Did you know that you can enter a hard return within an Excel cell?  Here’s how:   Double-click the cell to edit the contents. Place the insertion point where you wish the hard return. Press Alt+Enter.   Submitted by Martin Flook, Bennett Jon
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Searching in Outlook 2016 and Outlook Online Improving search results in the Outlook Desktop application or in Outlook Online can be accomplished by utilizing the following Keywords: Additional Searching Tips A. Searching in Outlook is not case sensitive: Example: Subject:Captain America This will produce the same results as subject:captain america B. To search for an exact match of the words use double quotation marks (“.”) Example: To:“Donald Duck” will only return emails where Donald Duck appears in the To field To:Donald Duck will return emails where the To: line contains Donald, Duck and Donald Duck. C. To search by more than on ...
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As  last year’s catalog   of ILTA’s KM-related programming was well-received, let’s make it an annual event.  Think of it as ILTA KM’s holiday letter, without the stories about kids and travel. As you will see below, ILTA’s KM programming comes in a variety of formats, from articles and blog posts to webinars and ILTACON panels. If you need a refresher on these programming types, refer back to the explanation in last year’s post. My main observation from putting together the list below is that KM professionals have diverse interests. I focused on content that was targeted to or created by, KM professionals, and the resulting breadth of topics was noteworthy.  ...
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On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted in a 3-2 party-line vote to end net neutrality despite overwhelming bipartisan and public support for it. Net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast to distribute internet access fairly and equally to everyone, regardless of how much they pay or where they are located. Before we dive into how net neutrality could potentially impact blockchain, let's better understand what net neutrality actually is. The FCC voted on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which concerned the repeal of Title II protection for net neutrality. Title II was the only legal way in which companies could ...
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Power and Responsibility: What are you doing with your data?   “With great power comes great responsibility.” Although originally articulated by Voltaire, important figures ranging from Winston Churchill to Spiderman’s Uncle Ben have used this phrase. And never before has it been truer. With the ever increasing amount of data held in corporate repositories, the associated power—and responsibility—that comes with managing and controlling such information has never been greater. Most recently, we have seen the EU strike down Safe Harbor provisions and replace them with more stringent requirements under Privacy Shield. In the next few months, they ...
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