Last week, Headshift hosted an “insight event” to showcase the report on social software for law firms written by Penny Edwards and Lee Bryant. I was honoured to be asked to present, along with Sam Dimond of Clifford Chance and Steve Perry of Freshfields.
Nick Holmes wrote a great summary of the event on his blog, Binary Law, and I intended to post the notes for my session here, but Penny has now done a really impressive job of transcribing our three presentations, together with Lee’s opening remarks. I am particularly impressed because she was listening into the event from Amsterdam, and I gather the sound quality was not particularly good.
Penny’s four posts on the Headshift blog are as follows:
- Overview, and summary of Lee’s presentation
- My presentation, “Relationship between online social networking, knowledge management and social computing initiatives in the firm“
- Steve Perry, “A portrait of the social intranet: the changing shape of business processes in the firm through the use of social tools“
- Sam Dimond, “What’s the shape of success? How do you get started with social tools? More about the adoption of blogs and wikis in Clifford Chance LLP“
As well as the presentations, we had some great questions from the audience and an opportunity for offline social networking. I only wish we could have had longer to discuss all the issues that people raised. Many thanks to Penny for putting the event together, and to Lars Plougmann for hosting it. (By the way, I think the term “insight event” is a really good one.)