November 4, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Registration & Welcome Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM | Opening Remarks

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM | Opening Keynote: The Amazing Future Begins With Us

We are the leaders of disruptive digital transformations where everyone is empowered to do their best work. We are also the difference between everyone soaring to new heights or having a robopocalypse forced upon them. In this keynote, Bill Jensen maps our relationship between tech, humanity,and leadership in the Era of Automation. And why creating value for your people will create the future of all law firms

Keynote Speaker: Bill Jensen, CEO - The Jensen Group

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Mapping The Future: Developing An Innovation Plan That Works For Your Firm

As innovation continues to be an important part of a CIO's role, we look to answer the all-important question, how do we approach Innovation? Join this session as we discuss what innovation means to law firms, explore the way firms are structuring their innovation teams to fit a specific strategy, and identify which best practices can be applied to support your firm's innovation goals.
Ali Shahidi, Chief Innovation & Client Solutions Officer - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Derek Lazzaro, Chief Information Officer - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Christopher Smith, Chief Knowledge Management and Innovation Officer - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM | Enhancing The Client Experience: Understanding How CIOs Can Become More Client Centric

Delivering services with a client centric approach can often provide your firm with a competitive advantage, but how exactly can CIO's better serve their external customers? Whether it's being involved in client meetings from the beginning or setting up specific client service teams, the goal for all CIO's is to drive impactful value while delivering on their projects. Join this session as our panelists discuss strategies they utilize to better connect with customer needs and provide an enhanced client experience.

Scott Winter, InterAction Director of Product Management - LexisNexis


Amol Bargaje, Global Director, IT Practice and Client Solutions - Mayer Brown LLP
David Cambria, Global Director of Legal Operations - Baker McKenzie
Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel-Legal, Business, Operations and Strategy - Microsoft Corporation

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | Networking Break

Roundtable 1

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable 1 - Growing Your Personal CIO Brand 

Roundtable Leader: Frank Ziller, CIO - Intelliteach
Roundtable 2

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable 2: Practical Use Cases for AI

Roundtable Leader: Eyal Iffergan, President & CEO - Hyperion Global Partners

Roundtable 3

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable 3: Improving Collaboration, Legal Service Delivery and Client Engagement

Based on Fliplet’s experience working with over 45 global firms, this session will discuss how firms improve client collaboration, service delivery and engagement.
Roundtable Leader: Ian Broom, CEO - Fliplet
Roundtable 4

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable 4: Boosting Productivity: Where to Focus Your Process Automation

Roundtable Leader: Amol Bargaje, Global Director, IT Practice and Client Solutions - Mayer Brown LLP

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM | Close of Conference Day One

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Casual Reception and Dinner

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November 5, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM | Opening Remarks

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM | Increasing Security, Productivity and Efficiency through Digital Rights Management

Increased threats are on the rise. The Information Technology dept. walks a “fine line” of securing the intellectual property of the firm’s clients while at the same time ensuring attorneys can collaborate internally and externally with ease. We will learn in this session how digital rights management enables the extended enterprise to collaborate more efficiently and securely with teams inside and outside your firm’s security posture.

Speaker: Faron Lyons, Enterprise Account Manager - Blackberry

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM | One to One Meetings

Meeting 1 : 10:15am - 10:35am
Meeting 2 : 10:35am - 10:55am
Meeting 3 : 10:55 - 11:15am

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM | The Evolving Role of CIOs: Making the Move from IT Leader to Business Leader

For many years, the traditional role of the CIO was to lead the IT department and focus on technology.  However, that is no longer the case and we’re seeing CIOs have to wear multiple hats and play a bigger role in supporting the firm’s business initiatives.  The ability to combine technical IT skills with business savviness is the goal but how do CIO’s make this move? This panel will explore how the role of a CIO has evolved, how to impact business initiatives and finding that balance between driving revenue and improving your technology platform. 
Maria Syms, President & COO - Bigfork Technologies, LLC
Marsha Stein, Chief Information Officer - Ropes & Gray
Andrea Markstrom, Chief Information Officer - Blank Rome
Gavin Gray, North America Regional Operating Officer - Baker & McKenzie

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | The Cloud Journey: Maximizing The Cloud & Improving the Hybrid Approach

As efficiency and greater accessibility continue to take priority, more and more law firms are increasing their cloud usage. Whether your pro cloud or still sitting on the fence, our experts will look at the risks and benefits of moving major enterprises to the cloud, explore how to enhance the hybrid approach and identify the end goal of the cloud journey
Michael Lucas, Chief Information Officer - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Amy Wegener, Chief Knowledge Officer - Paul Hastings 
Craig Dean, Chief Technology Officer - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
AJ Shankar, CEO & Co-Founder - Everlaw

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Leisure Activities

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Gala Dinner

November 6, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Networking Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM | Opening Remarks

10:05 AM - 11:00 AM | Sharing One Goal: Gaining Stakeholder Engagement

CIOs are tasked with delivering on disruptive and ambitious projects, and without the full support of stakeholders these projects are often executed unsuccessfully. Every stakeholder wants to know, “What’s in it for me?” So how can you frame your project to address their fears, values and needs? This panel will share tips and initiatives they have utilized to drive impactful value with attorneys, increase accountability and overcome workforce friction.
Eyal Iffergan, President & CEO - Hyperion Global Partners
Ed Empamano, Director of Customer Experience - Perkins Coie LLP
Patrick DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer - Ogletree Deakins
Susan Woodhouse, Senior Director Knowledge Management - Littler Mendeleson

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Measuring Success & Failure with the Use of Data Analytics

Data analytics has considerably increased in importance in recent times, as seen with the growth of the ‘Chief Data Analytics Officer’ role. As new technologies and operational changes increase competitive pressure, extracting the most out of your data and utilizing it effectively will be pivotal.  Join this session as we discover the key operational and delivery metrics CIO’s value, as well as leveraging data analytics to show reduced cost and increased profitability in your projects
Warren Agin, Senior Consultant, Data Solutions - Elevate Services
Andrew Cook, Director of Analytics - Ogletree Deakins
Aaron Crews,  Chief Data Analytics Officer - Littler Mendelson P.C. 
Christian ZustDirector of Client Technology - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
David Cunningham, Chief Information Officer - Winston & Strawn LLP

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM | Close of Conference