In 1978, Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, and Bruce Woolley wrote a catchy earworm…ahem…jingle that focused on “promotion of technology while worrying about its effects” and “concerns about mixed attitudes towards 20th-century inventions and machines for the media arts.” (Wikipedia)
Doesn’t this sound remarkably contemporary?
The song’s video went on to become “the first music video shown on MTV in the United States at 12:01am on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the United Kingdom on 1 March 2010.” (Wikipedia)
I really did intend to provide a recap of some ILTACON highlights as soon as I returned from Vegas. However, life intervened and I found myself on the road again. Therefore, I’ve decided to focus on some highlights that happened outside the formal ILTACON sessions but were captured by ILTACON TV. Thanks to the wonderful folks at ILTACON TV, I was able to have extended conversations with the conference’s keynote speakers: Pablos Holman, Brian Kuhn, and Shawnna Hoffman. All of the conversation ran overtime. However, we do have a bit of video to share with you now.
Below you’ll find my interviews of Pablos, Shawnna, and Brian. In addition, I’ve linked all the rest of my ILTACON blog posts so you have them in one place. Finally, I’m including a video of the infamous song that started this post. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be the original video but it certainly is enough to induce a bit of nostalgia among my more seasoned readers and, perhaps, introduce millennial readers to a classic.
IBM Watson Legal with Shawnna Hoffman and Brian Kuhn
A Roundup of my ILTACON 2017 blog posts
- Pablos Holman Keynote: Innovate or Die Trying
- Brian Kuhn & Shawnna Hoffman Keynote: Transforming the Business of Law with Cognitive Computing
- What Uber Can Teach Us About Feedback
- The Future of Search
- Innovative Law Department of the Year
- Beyond the Hype: Putting AI to Work at Liberty Mutual
- You’ve Created an Innovative Product/Service — Now What?
- KM Tools Lawyers Love
Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
There you have it. And I bet you won’t be able to stop humming the song. <Sorry!>
While these ILTACON videos may not kill a radio star, they certainly have lots of interesting information for you to chew on over the long weekend. Hopefully, their lessons will endure nearly as well as the one cheesy song that started this post.
Have a great long weekend!