If your information technology function is in a silo, you’re doing 21st century tech wrong. Increasingly, IT personnel—and especially the heads of IT—have increasingly been called upon to make business decisions in law firms. This means that not only must IT professionals learn the value of the data they hold, but the converse as well: the firm at large must learn the potential of what IT can provide. Bridging this gap has necessarily been a crucial topic among law firm leaders in recent years, and as we enter 2020, the conversation shows no signs of slowing down.

As part of the run-up to Legalweek 2020, Legaltech News is chatting with a number of speakers from this year’s sessions to know. Today’s Q&A is with Kermit Wallace, chief information officer of Day Pitney. His LegalCIO session “Reimagining IT as a Business Intelligence Asset” will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 3 p.m.