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ILTACON 2017 Preview: ECM Edition

Brian Podolsky

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How is it almost August already? Where did this summer go? These are questions I don’t have the answer to. I also have a number of questions about what we will see at ILTACON 2017, which will be held August 13-17 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. My takeaways from last year’s ILTACON included news about NetDocuments and Microsoft, the “New” iManage, alternative Document Management Systems, and emerging technologies.

At a high level, these are still the main areas I want to learn more about. How will NetDocuments, with its release of version 17.2, further its relationship with Microsoft? What’s the latest on iManage Cloud and the Work 10 platform? Has there been additional traction of SharePoint as a DMS, or other emerging products or technologies?

In addition to exploring the Exhibit Hall floor and getting the latest from my industry colleagues, I’ve reviewed the ILTACON educational session grid and selected a number of ECM-related sessions that I think will be very interesting.


11:00am – DMS Upgrades and Migrations: Look Before You Leap – Shameless self-plug. I’m leading this panel. Start off the week right. Find out what you need to know before changing your DMS.

1:00pm – Company Update – OpenText eDOCS – The latest from a major market player.

2:30pm – NetDocuments: The Trusted Cloud Platform for Legal – The latest from another major market player.

4:00pm – iManage: Enabling You to Transform How You Do Business – The latest from yet another major market player.

4:00pm – Collaboration: Improving the Client’s Experience – A focus on one of the most overlooked areas of legal operations.

4:00pm – The Future of Search in Law Firms – A focus on search and knowledge management.


11:00am – Deep Dive into Office 365 – For those wanted to get the most out of their Office 365.

1:30pm – Calling All Jedi Knights: A Small Firms Discussion Forum – A Star Wars themed title. Also, this will be valuable if you are with a small firm.

3:30pmSmall Projects With Big Impact – Quick wins for your firm.


9:00am – Everything You Need to Know About EU General Data Protection Regulation, but Were Afraid to Ask (Until Now) – Really long title, but really important if your firm does business in the EU.

11:00am – Document Comparison: Workshare Strikes Back – How can you possibly say no to another Star Wars themed title?

11:00am – 60 New Features in Office 2016/Office 365 You Didn’t Know Existed – Make a game out of it. See how many of these you actually didn’t know about.


11:15am – Collaborative Editing: Is 2017 the Year of the Co-Author in Legal? – I’ve seen a couple firms embrace this. See if this is possible with your DMS product, and the available benefits.

11:15am – Encryption Solutions: Safeguarding Your Firm’s Environment – This is more about hardware encryption than software/application encryption, but a good primer if you want to learn more about encryption technologies.

As you can see, Monday is rather packed. Especially 4pm Monday. If you can’t attend every session you want, remember that most sessions are recorded and can be viewed after you get home.

I’m looking forward to seeing many familiar faces in Las Vegas.  If you want to find me, I’ll be at the Kraft Kennedy Booth 601/603. Please take a look at everything Kraft Kennedy is doing at ILTACON 2017.