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Investment – Demystifying Emerging Technologies with Andy Daws, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer, Kim Technologies and Wendy Lawson, Senior Director, Member Services & Technology, IACCM.

Today’s demand for using technology to successfully manage CLM processes is clear.  And yet many hesitate to move forward even though its ability to save time and costs is well known. 

You think you can wait as well?  Research shows that most CM managers and legal professionals believe emerging technologies will not affect them for five years or more.  But facts show they are mistaken.  And once they do start using technologies, they will discover that about 18 to 24 months will elapse before they reap major business benefits from them. 

IACCM’s webinar presented by Wendy Lawson and Andy Daws titled   Futureproofing your Contract Lifecycle Management Investment – Demystifying Emerging Technologies explains reasons for the pushback, why you need to be prepared and know the competitive challenges you will face soon.  They spotlight the technologies and international competition that’s already ahead of most of us: 

  • CLM automation – what it is today
  • Effects of AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain
  • Why AI will be the main driver of productivity and economic growth for at least the next 20 years
  • What China’s trajectory looks like, why they are way ahead
  • How AI is affecting Legal processes
  • What is blockchain and why China prioritizes blockchain
  • How smart contracts are making a difference
  • CLM tools and features you will need in the future
  • Predictions for CLM’s future -- what should be our response?

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Related articles

  • Tim Cummins’ Commitment Matters blog article titled Defining the contracting lifecycle posted April 1, 2018. In it Tim explains what surrounds “the absence of an authoritative and over-arching view of the entire Contracting Lifecycle.” His article defines the contracting lifecycle and its major phases. 


Andy Daws, CCO Kim Technologies,

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Innovator and change agent with seventeen years’ experience in the legal industry worldwide, combining business, law and technology to create disruptive service offerings. Andy is a frequent speaker and writer, a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; guest lecturer at leading law and business schools; Entrepreneur Mentor for the University of Miami's LawWithoutWalls program; and Adjunct Member of the International Practice Committee, NYC Bar.

Wendy Lawson, IACCM’s Senior Director Member Services and Technology, 

Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 13.33.59is experienced in legal practice as a solicitor in the UK.  Her skills span many disciplines including business and technology, strategic planning, business development, innovative contract design, NLP and contract process automation, sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), law, training and public speaking. Wendy possesses dual UK and USA citizenship. Wendy believes leadership skills are fundamental to the contracts and commercial management community.

Kim Technologies’ AI platform is a new software generation enabling knowledgeable practitioners to automate their own processes, workflows, documents and dashboards in a few hours, without IT development required. Kim has been recognized as an AI Leader 2018 by The National Law Journal and as a Top 25 Machine Learning Company by CIO Applications Magazine.  As well, Kim has empowered several corporate customers to be recognized at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards in recent years.   

IACCM enables both public and private sector organizations and professionals to achieve world-class standards in their contracting and relationship management process and skills. With over 50,000 members across 166 countries and 17,065 corporations, IACCM is leading the way in responding to the demands of global networked markets.  Tim comments, “My goal is to improve the quality and integrity of global trading relationships achieved by providing business and government with the inspiration, confidence and know-how to think and act differently.”


Andy Daws, CCO Kim Technologies

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