Beyond the Paper Trail: Alistair Maiden’s Quest for Contract Efficiency

In this episode of Contract Heroes, we had the opportunity to chat with the CEO and founder of SYKE, Alistair Maiden. Since 2016, Alistair and his team have been helping businesses solve legal problems and build efficiency into their contracts through the use of technology. Read on to learn more about Alistair’s journey toward developing […]

The Rise of AI in Contract Management: A Conversation with Kami Paulsen

Welcome back to another installment of Contract Heroes! We recorded this episode at the WorldCC Summit in Dallas where we had the opportunity to speak with the Managing Director at Deloitte, Kami Paulsen. Kami got her start in the CLM space 25 years ago and, throughout that time, she has helped organizations across a wide […]

Marrying Sales and CLM: The Benefits of a Strong Integration

The sales and legal teams each view contracts from a unique vantage point. One emphasizes revenue while the other seeks to mitigate risk. More often than not, these viewpoints wind up conflicting with each other. Whether the sales team becomes frustrated with the amount of time lawyers take to review contracts or the attorneys worry […]

5 Strategies to Bring Procurement and Legal Together

5 Strategies to Bring Procurement and Legal Together The intricate nature of contracts, regulatory landscapes, and business relationships necessitates a unified and collaborative approach between all corporate functions. Two functions that have particularly similar interests, however, are procurement and legal. Both departments involve themselves in the negotiation of commercial relationships through contract management and often […]

Taking the Tech Out of It: Contract Heroes with Trayce Marcelle

On this episode of Contract Heroes, we’re taking you back once again to the CLOC Global Institute Event in Las Vegas for another special guest interview with Trayce Marcelle. Trayce is the head of U.S. Legal Operations and Technology Consulting at LOD + SYKE. She has over 20 years of experience in legal operations management […]

Laying the Groundwork for CLM on Byte-Sized Law with guest Kami Paulsen

Byte-Sized Law, hosted by Siddarth Menon, is a podcast that explores the trends and challenges currently dominating the complex landscape of legal technology. In an episode earlier this summer, Siddarth spoke with Kami Paulsen, a published author and renowned CLM expert who has spent over 2 decades working in the space. Today, we will take […]

Turning CLM Setbacks Into Success with James Donald

In this exciting episode of Contract Heroes, we spoke with James Donald, the Deputy General Counsel at Accor. James is a lawyer by background who eventually found his way into the hospitality sector.  Throughout his time with Accor, he has learned their legal processes inside and out. Alongside his team, James tackles legal operations with […]

In Case You Missed It: CLM Simplified Academy

On March 10, Pepe and I headed over to NYC to attend the very first installation of CLM Simplified Academy. Organized by Legaltech Hub and InnoLaw Group, this one-of-a-kind event was designed to focus entirely on our favorite subject: CLM.  In the past decade, CLM has become somewhat of a buzzword in the legal tech […]

The Evolving Role of Contract Lifecycle Management with Alla Valente

In this exciting installment of Contract Heroes, we sat down with Alla Valente, the Senior Research Analyst at Forrester. Throughout our conversation, Alla dissected the common misconceptions surrounding Forrester Wave™ Reports and explained the best ways to use information from the reports to make informed decisions about CLM purchases. She also provided valuable insights that […]