BigHand, the market leading voice productivity vendor in the global legal and professional services sector will host its 6th annual User Conference at the (newly refurbished & recently reopened) St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London on Thursday 24th November 2011. BigHand’s integration with Dragon NaturallySpeaking will headline this year’s event; the technology has received high acclaim for its ‘game changing’ productivity benefits amongst legal firms during the past year including a growing number of firms ranked in the Top-100.

With many firms having already adopted Dragon speech recognition or incorporating it within their strategies for next year, the event will explore the impact of integrating BigHand digital dictation technology with Dragon speech recognition software and showcase innovative new technology being released later this year. BigHand is committed to delivering productivity enhancing technology for legal & professional services firms, and is the only developer to deliver such a comprehensive speech recognition showcase.

Conference sessions feature a keynote address from Peter MacKinnon, Senior Vice President & GM, Nuance Communications, independent analysis, customer panel debates and the opportunity for attendees to get their hands on the latest and greatest technology from BigHand. The 2011 User Conference is free to attend for both existing BigHand customers and any other legal or professional service firms wishing to look at how BigHand can help their businesses to get more done. The event is sponsored by premium partners Nuance Communications and Philips Speech Processing.

Rob Lancashire, Managing Director, UK Legal & Professional Services, BigHand, said: “The BigHand User Conference is the preeminent voice productivity event in the legal & professional services calendar and is a must attend for firms looking to increase their document production and streamline working practices. Over the past year we have invested significantly in the development of innovative server-side and client-side speech recognition tools including a unique pre-learning utility. As a result more and more firms are adopting Dragon speech recognition technology as an integral part of their armory and the benefits cited are tangible.

“Drawing on the experiences of our customers and high profile experts in the field, the 2011 User Conference will help shape legal technology strategy for the coming year. Speech recognition represents a significant opportunity for our customers and the content of this year’s event will be compelling for anyone involved in managing or delivering business process enhancement.’”

For further information or to register to attend the User Conference, contact Jo Greenway via email at jo.greenway@bighand.com or call +44 (0)20 7940 5946.