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AALL Spectrum / March/April 2020 / Volume 24, Number 4

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30 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG Q uestion: ie nnovation ficer titles in la firms ave ecome te latest positions to e added to the C-suite. Please describe your job role within your organiation and eplain o innovation actors in What advice do you have for law librarians/information professionals who aspire to a CINO role? The Chief Innovation Officer Role T he term "Innovation" may be considered a buzzword of sorts and defined in a myriad of ways within law firms and legal organizations. It can encompass large scale projects (what I term Innovation with a capital "I") as well as everyday simple tasks (innovation with a lowercase "i"). Most people think technology is the foundation of inno- vation, and while technology is often part of the process, it isn't always— sometimes innovation is simply looking at an existing process in a new light. Other factors are integral to innovation success: namely, understanding and analyzing the business and having strong, clear communication skills. To me, innovation is fairly simple at its core. Innovation is providing a solution to a business problem that an attorney or client had not thought of previously, hence creating value in the process. The current knowledge management team at Fox Rothschild, which includes research analysts, practice support admins, and technologists, • • • • CATHERINE MONTE CHIEF KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATION OFFICER Fox Rothschild LLP Philadelphia, PA cmonte@foxrothschild.com LEADERSHIP ASK A COLLEAGUE

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