John is retired and currently living aboard the 50-foot trawler Barefoot Lady in southern and southeastern U.S. waters. He serves in a volunteer capacity as futurist for the International Legal Technology Association. For the 16 years prior, John served as Bryan Cave’s strategic innovation partner, and there created and oversaw three technology-enabled innovation groups: the client technology group, the practice economics group and the accelerated review team. The groups under his leadership developed innovative web-based, client-centric applications ranging from decision support systems that deliver legal advice over the web to sophisticated workflow management applications that go so far as to automatically create legal documents. They created client-facing knowledge management, project management, project estimation and business intelligence systems and leveraged technology for alternative staffing solutions for engagements of all types.