Futurist and author malcom gladwell to headline KEYNOTE panel AT LEGALTECH NEW YORK 2010

NEW YORK (January 11, 2010) – Futurist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, The Tipping Point) and New York Times medical columnist Dr. Lisa Sanders will headline a blue-ribbon keynote panel on “The New Convergence of Intelligence, Intuition and Information” on February 3 at ALM’s upcoming LegalTech New York 2010. The panel will also include Thomson Reuters Chief Strategy Officer David Craig. LegalTech New York, the nation’s largest and most prestigious legal technology conference and trade show, will take place February 1-3 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Complete conference information is available at www.legaltechshow.com.

The panel’s experts will discuss the role of advanced information systems in enabling and accelerating human decisions in high-risk decision-making environments, including law enforcement, health care and the sciences.

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of Ron Popeil won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of three books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000); Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005); and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) all of which were number-one New York Times bestsellers.

Lisa Sanders, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and a clinician educator in Yale’s Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Sanders writes the popular “Diagnosis” column, which appears monthly in The New York Times Magazine. Her column was the inspiration for the acclaimed Fox television show “House M.D.,” and she currently serves as technical advisor for the show.

David Craig, executive vice president and Chief Strategy Officer for Thomson Reuters, is responsible for corporate strategy across the company’s global business, as well as for innovation. He was jointly responsible for integration planning associated with The Thomson Corporation’s $17 billion Reuters acquisition. Craig previously was a partner at McKinsey, advising banks, technology and media companies on technology strategy. He has published several papers on technology and strategy, including IT as a Competitive Weapon and The M&A Approach to Outsourcing.

“We hope the panel will provide practical take-away advice on a very important question,” said Craig. “What should I do tomorrow to focus my resources on areas where faster decision-making and better information can make a difference?”

The day-three keynote is sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for professionals around the world, serving traders; healthcare, legal and law enforcement professionals; and other ecision makers in high-speed and high-risk environments. The keynote will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd in the West Grand Ballroom. This session is open to all attendees and has been approved for one complimentary CLE credit.

LegalTech New York 2009 attracted nearly 13,000 attendees and featured almost 300 exhibiting companies. The 2010 conference will offer more than 60 educational sessions for attendees on topics ranging from electronic discovery and knowledge management to emerging technologies. For a conference agenda, exhibitor list and other details, visit www.legaltechshow.com.

LegalTech is presented by ALM Events, a leading producer of educational and networking events for business leaders and professionals. Other ALM events include ALM Legal Conferences, Insight Information Conferences and the RealShare Conference series for commercial real estate professionals.

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM’s market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum. Headquartered in New York City, ALM was formed in 1997. For more information, visit www.alm.com.

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