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    British Legal Technology Forum 2017

    Presenter: Blockchain in The Legal Sector - Taking the Smart Approach

    The Old Billingsgate, London, England- 3/14/2017

     

    What is Happening Now for Law Firms in this Space?

    Where will Blockchain take off in the Legal Industry?

    What the Future May Look like with Blockchain?

     

    Learn more here.

    VALL 2016

    Cybersecurity Trends: The Threat, Impact and Awareness
    of Law Firm Security

    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA - 10/14/2016

     

    We are all aware of, and probably have experienced first-hand, the effects of an unwanted data breach. Maybe you were forced to change an online password, acquire a new credit card number or you lost important files corrupted by malware. At best, these incidences have been hassles. At worst, entire identities and fortunes can be compromised. Now, consider your law firm and its clients. What effects would a data breach have on the work-product, attorney/client privilege and financial stability of these organizations? The growing interest in cybersecurity comes as no surprise considering how much important information could be at risk. As legal professionals, we
    should all be aware of cybersecurity trends and their impacts on the legal industry. Learn more here.

     

    Speaker:
    Joseph Raczynski, Manager, Technical Client Management, Thomson Reuters

    ILTACON 2016

    Panel Discussion: Thomson Reuters Practice Technologies Update

    Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, MD - 8/30/2016

     

    With the number and variety of practice applications available from Thomson Reuters, it can prove challenging to keep track of them all and stay current with the latest versions and corresponding capabilities. To help, we will provide an inventory of current product offerings, highlighting the most significant enhancements available in recent releases. We will include a solid glimpse toward the Thomson Reuters development horizon, with discussions focused on application integration, data analytics and cognitive computing.  For more information click here.

     

    Moderator:
    Lance Odegard, Director, National Technology, Thomson Reuters

    Panelists:

    Joseph Raczynski, Manager, Technical Client Management - Eastern US, Thomson Reuters

    Andrew Murray, Manager, Technical Client Management - Western US, Thomson Reuters

    The 4th Annual Midwest Legal Executive Forum

    Panel Discussion: Forming the Phalanx: Lessons on Managing Talent and Fostering a Culture of Vigilance

    University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL - 5/11/2016

     

    Statistically speaking, data breaches originate far more often from internal—as opposed to external—sources. Whether through sheer human error or lackadaisical employee behavior, today’s corporate leadership faces the unenviable task of cultivating a culture of enterprise vigilance vis-à-vis data security standards and expectations. This panel offers essential guidance on talent management, training, and retention techniques in both private and publicly-held companies large and small. Register here.

     

    Moderator:
    Joseph Raczynski, Manager, Technical Client Management, Thomson Reuters

    Panelists:
    William Dixon, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg

    Paul Gupta, Partner, ReedSmith

    Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility

    Cybersecurity and You

    Securing Legal Information: Threat, Impact, and Awareness

    University of Maryland, Baltimore College - 4/8/2016

     

    This is a presentation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County around Cybersecurity trends and their impacts on the legal industry. I speak about the threats that law firms face. Why they are happening now and ways to mitigate these threats. Please register or see the day's agenda here.

     

    Video Recording of Event: click here

     

    EdTech DMV

    Panel Discussion on Technology Career Information for the Youth of Today

    LivingSocial, Washington, DC - 2/16/2016

     

    This is a discussion among various professional backgrounds and disciplines on education and deciphering the trajectory of our school's learning systems. Are we preparing our students for the next major shift of business and technology? What do students need to learn today to prepare for tomorrow? I speak from the of the large corporate perspective about the future of technology for all of us, both young and old. Learn more here.

  • The Blog

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  • Who Am I

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    Joseph Raczynski

    Technologist - Futurist

    My Predictions:

    • In 2025 your car insurer will incentivize you to NOT drive your car as driverless cars dominate
    • In 2035 it will be illegal for humans to drive
    • 2020 you will be receiving small packages via drone at your house
    • 2018 your new camera will be a self-aware drone
    • In 2025 there will be a world currency – Bitcoin or like cryptocurrency
    • 2020 Wireless power will illuminate lights and charge your devices without wires
    • 2025 Massive power companies will be almost unnecessary – sub stations will reign
    • 2025 Cable TV will not exist
    • 2030 A significant number of traditional colleges will no longer exist
    • 2025 Many of the AMLAW top 200 law firms will no longer exist

      

     

    All facets of technology are at the center of my life.  It propels the excitement of my learning every day.  An early adopter with all things Internet related, I now explore AI (computer learning), 3D Printing, mobile, security, cryptocurrency, and drone technology.  Exponential growth utilizing these technologies will continue to push our existence and how we interact with our surroundings.  I am an avid fan of these topics which you can read about in my blog.

     

    Born in Washington, DC, I grew up in Bethesda, MD and graduated from Providence College with a double major in Economics and Sociology. After undergrad I volunteered in Mexico for a year assisting grade school children.  I then worked at CoStar Group managing two successful teams of researchers and writers for the commercial real estate information provider. 

    Inspired by the previous startup, I founded wapUcom, LLP consulting with companies in web and wireless development. As a side project DC WiFi was created as a nonprofit to help create a web of open wireless WiFi access points across Washington and beyond and educate people about wireless security. 

    I have been with Thomson Reuters Legal since 2006 and currently manage a team of Technical Client Managers for both the Large Law and Government segments. We serve the top law firms in the world, customizing legal technology solutions to assist in integrating our products and services into their workflows. I also worked in the Fraud Prevention and Investigation (FP&I) division assisting companies use public and proprietary data to prevent fraud on individuals and businesses. I have recently completed my MS in eCommerce and MBA from the University of Maryland, UC.

     

  • The Latest Vlogs & Podcasts

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    Podcast on Blockchain from the British Legal Technology Forum 2017 

    What is going on with Legal and Blockchain

    Law Firm and Corporate Cybersecruity Presentation - UMB

    Cybersecurity Trends

    Learn more about the impacts of cybersecurity on law firms and corporations

    Samsung Virtual Reality Demo - NCAA Basketball - UNC v Villanova

    Demo of Three Apps

    Theta S Spherical Camera

    Demo and overview of what this new technology can do

    Krabi Thailand

    The Beaches and Islands of Thailand.

    Chiang Mai Thailand

    Visit to the Elephant Park, Zip Line and the Food of Northern Thailand.

    Cambodia Trip - Siem Reap

    Visit to many Wats (temples)

    Google Glass Complete Demo

    What's to come with wearables

    See all aspects of Google Glass and how it works.

    Google Glass Navigation Demo 

    What's to come with wearables

    See how Google Glass works on the road.  One of its best features is the navigation. 

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