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Season 1, Episode 2

Kate Simpson on intrepreneurship, and disrupting from within 

by | Mar 15, 2019 | Podcast, Season 1 | 0 comments

Kate Simpson is the National Director of Knowledge Management at the leading firm, Bennett Jones LLP.

In this episode we discuss everything from what knowledge management means to Kate, her approach to KM projects, and how one can become a intrepreneur & disrupt from within.



 Some of the items we cover in the episode include:

  • Kate’s move from being a consultant to law firms, to working in a law firm.
  • The concept of ikigai, and the venn diagram of Kate’s viewpoints
    1. people
    2. law
    3. tech
  • What does KM mean to Kate, and how she segments her projects into four buckets:
    1. Research & development (innovations)
    2. Precedents and playbook
    3. Training
    4. Practice innovation (process + pricing)
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrepreneurship at Bennett Jones
  • The importance of being curious and listening
  • Kate’s advice to embrace ambiguity, and taking calculated risks

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    Special guest: Kate Simpson

    Kate is responsible for developing the firm’s knowledge management strategy and initiatives, and leads a team of KM specialists in delivering practice tools and resources that leverage the firm’s intellectual capital.

    Prior to Bennett Jones, Kate was a consultant to many Canadian, UK and global law firms advising them in the design and implementation of useful, usable and engaging KM solutions that benefited both the lawyers and their clients.

    Connect with Kate on LinkedIn or Twitter.

    Host: abhijat saraswat

    Abhijat (“Ab”) Saraswat is a non-practicing Barrister, and holds a BSc. in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele.

    Ab is the host of the Fringe Legal podcast. In addition, Ab works as the Director of International Business at Litera Microsystems helping some of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with their technology needs. His work focuses on helping lawyers to create & deliver higher quality legal services, faster.


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