Daniel Brown's Professional Group Solutions (the people behind The KnowList) has devised a new event – called The KnowTec Forum – that provides a combination of Britain's Got Talent with a vendor legal IT presentation. The idea is a vendor gets 45 minutes time to pitch their product to a panel of legal IT directors. If it goes well, the vendor gets his foot in the door with a dozen major law firms – if it doesn't, well maybe time to start circulating that CV.

The KnowTech Forum gets its first outing on 1st July when CertiVox (see attachment + April issue Legal Technology Insider newsletter for company & product details) are pitching to this panel: Andrew Powell, CIO Nabarro; Tim Hyman, CIO Taylor Wessing; Jan Durant, IT Director Lewis Silkin; Robert Cohen, IT Director Speechly Bircham; Fran Evans, IT Director Berrymans Lace Mawer; Julie Berry, CIO Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; Linda Webster, Head of IT Wedlake Bell; Bruna Pellicci, IT Director Ashurst; Neil Davidson, Head of IT Farrer & Co; Donna Gildea, IT Director CMS Cameron McKenna; Janet Day, CIO Berwin Leighton Paisner; & Christel Aguila, IT Director Winckworth Sherwood.

Blog readers are welcome to suggest who are the Simon Cowells, Piers Morgans and Amanda Holdens of this panel.