|Archives||Hummingbird Announces Membership of Inaugural Legal CIO Advisory Board|
|Board will provide a forum for knowledge exchange, feedback and recommendations relating to strategic product priorities and services impacting law firms
Toronto, Ontario and LegalTech, New York – February 3, 2004 – Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), the world-leading developer of enterprise information management systems (EIMS), today introduced the members of its inaugural Legal CIO Advisory Board. The 24-member Board consists of a diverse group of Chief Information Officers who represent a broad cross section of Hummingbird legal customers globally.
The Hummingbird Legal CIO Advisory Board will provide a forum to address product strategy, share product plans, and gain valuable insights to make informed decisions about product development priorities. Board membership takes into account the diversity of Hummingbird legal customers in terms of geography, size and Hummingbird products deployed. Particular attention was paid to the importance of creating a balance between large, global law firms and specialized, regional firms.
“Our Legal CIO Advisory Board includes broad representation of our legal customers worldwide,” said Andrew Pery, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Hummingbird Ltd. “We value and appreciate the participation of this esteemed group of CIOs who will bring their invaluable knowledge and insights to help us advance our products and services.”
The CIOs forming the Board include members from law firms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific:
The Board will hold its first annual meeting in plenary session immediately following the Hummingbird Annual Worldwide Summit Conference in Florida, February 2004. Ron Friedmann, an attorney and domain expert in the legal market with extensive experience in technology, software business and knowledge management, will work in partnership with the Board members to develop a comprehensive and meaningful agenda for the meeting and will moderate the plenary session at Summit.
Primary areas to be addressed by the Board at the first meeting will include key technology and business drivers that impact the legal market, such as:
The Board will meet four times annually including a plenary session at Summit every year and three quarterly conference calls and briefings. Hummingbird executives will work with the Board to develop an annual report that will summarize all key activities, resolutions and recommendations to share with the legal community at large.
“Our intention is to provide a forum for knowledge exchange between the members of the Board, other firms, third party experts, and technology partners,” added Pery. “We want to make this a ‘forum for innovation’ where we do not just simply discuss existing product plans and road maps, but look at the longer run and see how we can plan more effectively for the needs of our legal customers as their practice and application requirements evolve.”
For more information about the Legal CIO Advisory Board, visit the Hummingbird website at: http://www.hummingbird.com/industry/legal
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