Snap Shot: Curt Canfield
VITALS: Undergraduate: Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa., B.A., Summa cum laude, honors, 1976.
Photo by Richard E. Peck.
Location: The Church of the Transfiguration,
New York City
MILITARY: United States Marine Corps, 1970-'73. A sergeant at the ripe old age of 21.
CURRENT POST: Partner, Hildebrandt International, Inc. Managing director, Hildebrandt TechGroup (a new division of Hildebrandt. See page 1.)
BAR ACTIVITIES: Speaker at various domestic and international bar, user groups, LawNet and Association of Legal Administrators conferences and events.
OFFICE TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2000 with Outlook/Exchange, Project 2000, Visio 2000, Access 2000. Hummingbird's DOCS Open 3.7.2. Elite for Windows 2.80b.2. ZetaFax. Intuit's Expensable. Adobe Acrobat 4.0. RIM Blackberry. AT&T Global Network. Dell Latitude 8647 laptop computer.
FAVORITE GADGET: Sony MD Walkman MZ-R70 minidisc palm-size MP3 player, with direct PC connection for playing downloaded MP3 files.
HOME SYSTEM: Gateway PS-600x desktop with 633 processor, 128 RAM; Windows XP; Office XP; USB hub, Hewlett Packard PhotoSmart 1215 printer, H-P ScanJet 44100C, Sony DSC-P1 digital camera, external H-P 8200 CD-RW drive.
HOME ISP: Comcast (cable).
PAGER: None. I already carry the Dell Latitude, Blackberry and Nokia phone. I'm as wired as I want to be.
PDA: Adopted Blackberry, discarded Palm V.
FAVORITE SOFTWARE ON PDA: Outlook.
CELL PHONE: Nokia 6160 for domestic and a second 6160 for international.
FAVORITE NON-TECH MAGAZINES: American Heritage. Harvard Business Review.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: NBC Morning News. C.S.I.
LETTERMAN OR LENO? Letterman.
CARS: 1998 BMW Roadster Z3; 1999 Mercedes E320.
LAST BOOK READ: First World War, by John Keegan.
WATCH: I have three: Bucherer (for formal); Coach (for business casual), Swiss Army (for really casual. It glows!)
WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON? Alternating between "contractor" and "landscaper" at home. It is enormously relaxing and satisfying to work with my hands.
APPOINTMENT I NEVER MISS: With the chair of my firm Bradford Hildebrandt or my wife, who is the chair (and center) of my life.
MOST IMPORTANT LEGAL TECH TREND? Three: 1) XML; 2) well-designed portals; 3) increased computer literacy of lawyers.
YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TECH ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LAST 12 MONTHS? Two: First, designing a system strategy for a major international law firm. I saw it through successfully and left the client happy -- with immediate results of higher efficiency and better management capabilities. Second, developing a "Balanced Scorecard" for an AmLaw 100 firm's I.T. group.
FAVORITE URLS: Amazon.com. CNN.com. Gartner.com.
FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINE: Google.
LAST VACATION: Four Seasons, Maui. Thank you, American Express and Continental.
FREQUENT FLIER STATUS: Continental Platinum, 250,000+ miles.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Either lead, follow or get out of the way." --Anonymous (Sign on the desk of Ted Turner.)