Every year, kCura’s offices close between Christmas and New Year’s Day for a holiday break. And every year, we return from our week-long hiatus with one thing on our minds: Legaltech New York.

The conference is one of the biggest in the industry, and our team spends January getting ready to catch up with as many of our customers, partners, and industry friends as possible—from hosting hands-on labs in the Community Pavilion to treating attendees to a night (or two) on the town.

This year, Dean Gonsowski, our VP of business development, and David Horrigan, our legal content director, are attending LTNY as part of the kCura team for the very first time. We recently sat down with them to chat about their expectations for the conference, as well as what they each have planned for next week.

David: That’s a great group. I’ve had my eye on this trend as well. Ed McAndrew from Ballard Spahr—who served previously for many years as the cyber crime coordinator for the Department of Justice in Delaware—and I have spoken on security and cyber issues many times, and he has a great perspective on how mobile and social media in particular affect what we’re doing as legal professionals. I’m interested to hear what he has to say about The Law of Mobile, Social, and Emerging Technologies.