Agenda

November 4, 2019

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


1:00 PM - 1:10 PM | Co - Chair’s Opening Remarks


1:10 PM - 2:00 PM | Opening Keynote


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.
 
Speakers:
Ali Shahidi, Chief Innovation & Client Solutions Officer - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Derek Lazzaro, Chief Information Officer - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Katie DeBord, Global Chief Innovation Officer - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Christopher Smith, Chief Knowledge Management and Innovation Officer - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM | Networking Break


3:30 PM - 4:15 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.
 
Speakers:
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


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


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


November 5, 2019

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


9:30 AM - 9:35 AM | Co - Chair’s Opening Remarks


9:35 AM - 10:35 AM | KEYNOTE - A Vision for the Future: What CIOs Can Expect In The Next 5 Years?

Join this panel discussion as leading CIO’s discuss upcoming challenges and share predictions for the future, as we look at topics that will dominate the minds of CIO’s for the foreseeable future. Whether it’s new business models, preparing for a digital future or how CIO’s will continue to provide added value to their firm.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | One to One Meetings

Meeting 1 : 10:45am - 11:00am
 
Meeting 2 : 11:00am - 11:15am
 
Meeting 3 : 11:15 - 11:30am

11:30 AM - 12:30 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. 
 
Speakers:
Andrew Gastwirth, Chief Information Officer - DLA Piper
Marsha Stein, Chief Information Officer - Ropes & Gray
Andrea Markstrom, Chief Information Officer - Blank Rome
Gavin Gray, North America Regional Operating Officer - Baker & McKenzie​​​​​​​

12:30 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
 
Speakers:
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

2:30 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

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM | Co - Chair’s Opening Remarks


10:05 AM - 10:45 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.
 
Speakers:
Rick Howell, Chief Information Officer - Perkins Coie LLP
Patrick DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer - Ogletree Deakins
Scott Rechtschaffen, Chief Knowledge Officer - Littler Mendelson P.C.
Gina Lynch, Director of Knowledge Services - Paul Weiss

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | 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
 
Speakers:
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

Mimosa, Bellini & Bloody Mary Brunch Roundtables

12:45 PM - 12:45 PM | Close of Conference