The Year that Everything Changed
By Clare Chalkley, Vice President, Litigation Services at Integreon
A significant change in 2020 that I believe will have long-term impact is travel and where work needs to be done. For example, there really is no need to fly expensive forensic experts around the world to collect data. In most cases, data collection can be undertaken, or at least supervised, remotely and many companies have already been providing remote collection services for many years.
Personally, I look forward to the day that we can all interact in person again. How often have we lamented that our children spend too long in front of screens – phones, i-pads, PlayStation and the rest, and yet here we are, working on screen, communicating exclusively via technology, with little face to face interaction? I hope that 2021 will bring us all together again as an industry so that we can meet in person, tell our stories, and give ourselves a little pat on the back for getting through it all.