SOURCE: DataCert

DataCert, Inc. - The global leader in legal operations management

December 10, 2009 05:30 ET

DataCert Annual Executive Advisory Board Meeting Recognised by Customers as Huge Success

Customers Learned About DataCert's Strategic Direction and Shared Best Practices With Industry Peers

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - DataCert, Inc., the leading global provider of legal operations management solutions, held its annual Executive Advisory Board meeting in November. Over the course of the two-day meeting, key customers were updated on DataCert's long-term strategic direction, provided input to product roadmaps, and shared ideas and best practices with their industry peers. Strategic customers representing a variety of industries attended the event.

"We are very fortunate to have such distinguished industry thought leaders as customers and active members of our Executive Advisory Board," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, DataCert. "DataCert follows a very market-driven product management approach to our business planning for new products and services and our success in the market place reflects the very valuable inputs of our Executive Advisory Board members. It was very gratifying to have these customers validate that we are headed in the right strategic direction with our next generation of solutions and we thank them all for their enthusiastic participation in the planning process."

"In hearing about DataCert's strategic business direction and solutions roadmap, it's clear that they have listened to our business needs and their new products will address the broader industry challenges as we enter 2010," stated Ron Denton, manager, legal business services, ConocoPhillips. "I feel confident that, in DataCert, we have a partner who will continue to provide the right strategic products and services to meet our changing business environment."

Richard Susskind, professor of law and noted legal technology industry author, delivered the keynote address at the dinner following the first day of the Executive Advisory Board meeting. Susskind spoke about the current pressures on in-house counsel, the evolution of legal services towards commoditisation, and ways in-house counsel can work with their legal vendors to best manage this commoditisation. Susskind will be speaking at additional DataCert customer roundtable events in 2010.

"It was such a privilege to have Mr. Susskind speak to our customers and share his experiences and thought leadership about the industry," said Tallman. "He offered some fascinating insights about the future of legal services that helped validate DataCert's long-term strategic business and product plans."

Membership on DataCert's Executive Advisory Board provides customers with enhanced opportunities to influence DataCert's business strategy and product and services direction. Seats on the Executive Advisory Board are awarded to customers who actively participate in DataCert's Customer Success Program. To learn more about this program and how your company can win a seat on the Executive Advisory Board, visit

About DataCert, Inc.

DataCert is the premier global provider of legal operations management solutions, including legal spend, intellectual property, and matter management software and services. Corporate legal departments trust DataCert solutions to manage, analyse, and optimise their legal operations. DataCert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries and its customers include 71 Fortune® 500 corporations, 53 Global Fortune® 500 corporations, and 100% of the AmLaw 200. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates

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