We had heard great things about the Oslo Legal Tech Meetup, but until we saw last Wednesday’s packed event on top of Wikborg Rein‘s Oslo offices, we hadn’t realized how well things are going. It’s impressive.
The crowd was a healthy mix of legal professionals, tech people, startup folk, and much more. There were four presentations: one legal tech provider each from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, plus one Nordic organization – us, Nordic Legal Tech! Shoutout to Lexolve for organizing the event, and Green Counsel, Justify, and Digital AML for great talks.
The audience was really engaged. There were lots of good questions and lots of opinions, and when the formal portion of the event ended, people stayed to keep talking. And talk they did. Wikborg Rein were super hosts – and very patient. The last guests didn’t leave until after nine pm…
”Is the Legal Industry Approaching it’s Kodak Moment?” The timely title is especially appropriate for those of us who grew up with cameras that used film. The Kodak Moment in question is not the perfect snapshot that Kodak once made possible, but rather the company’s failure to see the potential of a technology they had invented. That failure put them out of business. (read more here)
The eighth Oslo Legal Tech Meetup was arranged by Lexolve by Lawbotics together with Quesnay. Superbly moderated by Ingunn Solheim, the debate featured good insight and analysis from a panel consisting of Anne Dingstad Vabø, Cathrine Moestue, Thomas Reppe Wetting, and Karl-Axel Bauer, with an introduction from Marius Koestler on what the Kodak Moment actually was and why it is relevant.
Around 150 participants were at Gyldendal House and more joined the live stream. The answer to the debate’s question: about half of the audience answered yes, we will see big changes in the next five years.