Chief Information Officer
Large corporate law firm
Chris Smith is a strategic catalyst. He has a unique talent for understanding real information needs and delivering solutions that are complete, simple, and cost effective. His specialty is making knowledge management work in the real world. He works with the business leaders to solve problems, identify opportunities, shape creative solutions and guide plans to add value. Success Highlights - Conceptualized and delivered a comprehensive world-class intranet/knowledge management platform. - Created the first enterprise data warehouse at a major law firm. - Delivered large-scale technology projects ahead of schedule. - Digitized lawyer performance evaluations, tripling the amount of feedback associates receive annually. - Digitized lawyer time capture a decade before commercial alternatives were available. - Digitized legal closing binders resulting in a 95% reduction in print and CD production costs. - Automated document security making it easier for lawyers to maintain good security practices. - Built a cohesive team of professionals that work with both the legal and technical staff to serve the entire business. - Conceptualized and delivered easy to use apps for business development professionals to respond to RFP’s ten times faster than the competition. - Moved computing to the cloud reducing costs, improving reliability and improving security.