ILTACON is always a mammoth event and without careful planning, you can leave with more questions than you came with. If part of the reason you're attending is to find a new or improved legal tech product then you need to be extra prepared. Here are some steps you can take before, during, and after the event to make it easier to find your perfect product match.
Do your research
The first step in your find, try, buy process is to do your research. Do you know the market-leading providers of legal technology? Do they have solutions that support Windows 10 and Office 365? Do they integrate with your other applications and systems? What features are a must-have, and do they differ between products?
Knowing this will help you going into a demo, product session or even a general chat with the right vendor, ensuring you don’t lose time spent with a vendor that doesn’t have what you need.
Study the schedule
With more than 250 sessions packed into the four-day event, you’re going to need to be tough with your time. Search the list of educational sessions, networking events, and exhibiting vendors prior to your arrival. Download the ILTACON 2017 mobile app to access info on the go. Reach out to vendors you want to speak with and tee up times for one-on-one conversations or demonstrations.
See the solution in action
At ILTACON you have three ways to see how your chosen product works – attend a general session run by the vendor in their demo room, stop by their booth for a chat, or request a one-on-one demonstration tailored to your specific workflows.
Trial before you buy
So, you’ve found the right product at ILTACON and you’re sitting back at your desk. What next? Many vendors – including us – offer a free trial period so that you can put the product through its paces. If you’re going to be rolling out the product to many users talk to the vendor about running a pilot program with a small group first.
See you in Vegas!