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Evangelist Litera
Sherry has more than 30 years' experience in design, implementation and change management of content-authoring technologies. She has written and spoken widely to address the needs, goals and strategies of document-intensive businesses, and is an expert in Microsoft Office applications. She was recognized by ILTA as Innovative Consultant of the Year in 2014, and as Vendor Thought Leader in 2017. Sherry is a member of the Document Lifecycle Evangelist team at Litera Microsystems.
Chief Information Officer Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Director Of User Experience Milbank LLP
Robert has worked in the legal industry in a variety of roles for over 25 years, specializing in technology training and adoption for much of that time. As Director of IT Training at Orrick, Robert is responsible for the vision, strategy, planning, communication and execution of technology related training programs for lawyers and staff. Prior to joining Orrick, Robert worked as the Training Manager at Jones Day and as a training consultant. Robert also volunteers on the Certification Pod of LTC4.  Robert has a B.A. from Tufts University and J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
Associate Professor of Law Chicago-Kent College of Law
Dan is a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency-enhancing technologies to help prepare lawyers for today's challenging legal job market. His forward-thinking ideas helped earn him acknowledgement among the Fastcase 50, which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law." He was also named to the American Bar Association Journal's "Legal Rebels," a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Professor Katz teaches civil procedure, e-discovery and entrepreneurial lawyering at Chicago-Kent and spearheads new initiatives to teach law students how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in their future legal careers.
Co-Founder, President Everchron

Jeremiah Kelman is the Co-Founder and President of Everchron, a software company dedicated to transforming the way that litigators use technology.  Mr. Kelman was previously a litigator at Irell & Manella, where he handled a broad range of complex litigation matters.  As a litigator, Mr. Kelman gained extensive experience working on high stakes trials and arbitrations.   He has also served as a consultant on over 150 trials for a range of top tier firms.

CEO DocAuto, Inc.
David has over 25 years of experience in legal technology and is recognized as an expert on document management technology. David frequently authors articles and white papers on best practices and guidelines for matter-centric system design, the convergence of records management and document management, and email management. David is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a licensed attorney in Illinois.
Featured Sessions
Founder WordRake
Lawyer and New York Times bestselling author Gary Kinder has taught over 1,000 writing programs to law firms, corporations, universities, and government agencies. In 2012, Gary and his team of engineers created WordRake, the only software in the world that edits for clarity and brevity, giving professionals more confidence when writing to clients and colleagues. Backed by seven U.S. patents, WordRake was recently hailed as "Disruptive Innovation" by Harvard Law School. And LexisNexis® Pacific has chosen the WordRake editing software to include in its new Lexis® Draft Pro.
Vice President of North America Sales Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.
Chris is responsible for revenue generation and management of the sales team. He joined Seclore in 2014 as a U.S. director of eastern sales. Based in New York, Chris is a 20-year sales veteran of both enterprise and application software solutions. He previously worked at TIBCO software, supporting managed file transfer solutions, and was a sales manager at Attachmate, focused on emulation infrastructure software and security solutions for the mainframe.
SVP, Chief Securities Counsel Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Director, Applications Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Managing Director Ernst & Young
Peter Krakaur is senior legal operations executive with over 16 years of experience creating and executing innovative strategies that drive operational efficiencies in support of the business and practice of law. He has developed and led teams of lawyers and legal professional managing legal projects, pricing and billing, clients/outside counsel, change management, and technology initiatives. As the former Director of Legal Operations at SolarCity, he was responsible for the development and administration of processes and systems that supported the legal department and its collaboration with all company employees, law firms, and third-party legal providers. As former Chief Knowledge Officer for a global law firm, he directed the strategic direction of global knowledge management initiatives, leading the knowledge management, client risk and acceptance, and client collaboration teams. He also designed and led legal project management initiatives in support of the firm's pricing, matter budgeting and client service strategy. He is a nationally recognized public speaker on legal operations, legal project management, knowledge management, and technology strategy.
Chief Technology Officer Venable LLP
Chief Marketing Officer Winston & Strawn LLP
Chief Information Officer Hodgson Russ LLP
Vice President of Product Management Aderant
Emmanuel Kyrinis Aderant Vice President of Product Management Emmanuel (aka Manny) has more than 25 years tenure at Aderant and extensive product management and development expertise in the legal and financial industries. Responsible for the overall direction of the Aderant product portfolio, Manny has greatly expanded Aderant’s market offerings with numerous new products, including a new generation of business intelligence and legal process management solutions. As one of the original developers on the PCDocs and CMS Open solutions, he has an intimate knowledge of the Aderant product set and the unique needs required by the legal profession. Manny has also recently worked with a number of large clients in consulting for their business re-engineering programs.
Global Practice Lead and Vice President, Information Risk Management Aflac, Inc.
Tera is responsible for implementing the organization’s Information Governance Program.  She will be sponsoring a a cloud solution for stoage and automated management of information.  Tera holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and completed her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State Law School in December of 2010.  She is a Certified Records Manager and a certified Information Governance Professional.  Tera is passionate about Information Governance and the power of information within an organization.  Tera currently serves as President of ARMA International. Her tenure’s mission is to attract new generations of workers into the IG profession.
Global Director of Knowledge & Research Shearman & Sterling, LLP
Chief Information Officer 18th Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida

Josh Lazar is a CIO with more than 15 years of experience in information technology.  He is responsible for the management of circuit-wide court information technology policy and strategy assuring compliance with the information technology strategic plan for the judicial branch.  Additionally, he provides leadership in planning, developing, and implementing information technology projects.  Mr. Lazar received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Management of Information Systems from the University of Central Florida in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He is an Adjunct Instructor at UCF, educating students about technology for over a decade. He is a frequent speaker at several technology conferences discussing innovative technological solutions to improve how businesses serve their clients. Mr. Lazar proudly serves on the Advisory Board of Keep Orlando Beautiful and on the Executive Committee of the Society for Information Management of Central Florida.

And: He is an avid traveler, visiting just as many US states as countries. Total count so far is 25 for each. Before he became a jet setter, he was a child model, where you could find him in the pages of Caldor and Service Merchandise.

Director of Industry Relations Avvo
Dan Lear is a lawyer, blogger and legal industry gadfly. As a technology-focused business lawyer he advised companies from startups to the Fortune 100 and helped develop agreements and terms for early cloud services offerings – well before the notion of "the cloud" had entered the common cultural consciousness. Since his transition from tech lawyer to legal technologist Dan's been mentioned, featured, or published in The ABA Journal, Law Practice Today, Law Technology News, NWLawyer, Above the Law and other legal industry press. In 2015 he was named to the FastCase 50 – a group of entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers in the legal profession – and in 2014 Dan was honored with the Washington State Bar Association President's Award for his participation in and and advocacy of legal technology projects locally and nationally. Dan has spoken to a wide variety of legal audiences in a number of settings including at Georgetown University, Stanford University, ReInvent Law, and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Dan is currently the Director of Industry Relations for Avvo.
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