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Introducing Our Panel
Matthew Dickinson - CEO – Linex Systems
Rebecca Gebhardt – Managing Director – Linex Systems
Steve Lastres - Director of Library & Knowledge
Management – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Dora Martinez - CKO – Sheppard Mullin
Peter Ozolin – CEO & Chairman - Manzama
What are they?
Traditional business uses
How have they been used?
What benefits and value can they bring?
Value Proposition of Alert
Provides a competitive advantage by making know-how easily accessible
Increases productivity: knowledge workers don’t waste time searching for
Improves organizational effectiveness by sharing relevant and targeted
Improves collaboration by fostering knowledge sharing across the organization
Speeds response time to clients
Reduces library staff time by automating the current awareness delivery
Alert Sources: Free and
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Google alerts & news
Thomson (Westlaw watch)
Types of Alerts/Services
Centrally Manage Feeds With
Create a central repository
Mash feeds together
Search within feeds
Add feeds directly to your alerts
Temporarily archive content from your feeds
Publish curated newsletters targeted to specific groups
to minimize “noise.”
Generate Content for Blogs &
What obstacles and surprises were encountered?
How do these solutions affect internal systems and
What, if any, adjustments to the original business
requirements were necessary?
What departments/individuals within the firm were involved?
How long did deployment take?
Now & Beyond
Awareness of role changes within law firm personnel
Each business need may be different
Simplicity for end users
Sensitivity to different user needs
What’s Next? – Use Cases
Growing usage for R&I
Integration with additional systems and platforms
Sharing tools with clients
Preparing for and keeping up with changing
Matthew Dickinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Gebhardt – email@example.com
Steven Lastres - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dora Martinez - DMartinez@sheppardmullin.com
Peter Ozolin - email@example.com