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VP Engineering Imanage LLC

Prior to the iManage acquisition, Jan was CTO and Co-Founder of RAVN Systems, and responsible for the product portfolio development and long-term technology vision for the company.

Currently, Jan is in charge as VP of AI Engineering of the iManage AI Excellence Centre’s development and research teams, and leads the design and engineering of the RAVN products.

Prior to RAVN, Jan has held commercial and technical roles with both major corporates and entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of unstructured information processing and supply chain optimisation.

Jan holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering - specialising in advanced computer architectures and a Master in Artificial Intelligence. Specific research covered the topics of large scale distributed computer systems, machine learning and computer vision.

Partner Perkins Coie

Geoffrey A. Vance is a partner in Perkins Coie’s Commercial Litigation practice and firmwide chair of the E-Discovery Services & Strategy practice, in which role he leads a team of attorneys and litigation support professionals in assisting clients in leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and strategies to improve the outcomes and reduce the cost and risk associated with the firm's legal services. Geoffrey is also the Managing Partner of the Shanghai office and Co-Chair of the firm's China Practice.

An active member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, Geoffrey has in-depth experience managing complex, high-volume discovery projects. Geoffrey has co-authored and updated the Discovery chapter of the Federal Civil Practice handbook, published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, since 2006. In addition, he co-authored a number of publications related to legal technology and frequently writes and speaks about how predictive coding and other sophisticated analytics tools can reduce risk and increase efficiencies and the likelihood of success in legal matters.

In addition to his leadership roles, Geoffrey is a seasoned trial attorney, having tried more than 20 litigation matters to conclusion. Geoffrey has litigation experience in food and consumer product liability cases around the country as well as high-profile trust and estate controversy matters in jurisdictions throughout the world. He served as national litigation counsel for a global provider of electric power system equipment and services and served as national multidistrict litigation counsel for one of the world’s largest foodservice companies, overseeing a large volume of consolidated cases filed across the United States.

Geoffrey is a military veteran whose active service in the U.S. Navy included time serving in the first Gulf War. Geoffrey is a national and local leader in Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, serving as the founding chair of the board of directors of its Chicagoland Chapter, and also served as the former president of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, the first and prominent pro bono civil legal aid provider in Chicago. Geoffrey is also on the membership committee of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Managing Director, Sky Analytics Consilio
Doug is an experienced financial management and business professional with over 25 years’ experience in senior financial and executive management roles. Most recently, Doug was President and Co-Founder of Sky Analytics before its acquisition by Huron Legal. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, heading up NASDAQ’s Global Corporate Services Division.
Vice President Product Sales & Marketing Unika.ai
Ramin is vice president and business leader for Neudesic’s products The Firm Directory experience management, and Pulse enterprise collaboration platform. He has an extensive background leading market-facing product initiatives for Microsoft Solutions and emerging knowledge management and collaboration technologies. Before joining Neudesic, Ramin served as Vice President at IntraLinks, leading strategy for ECM products for emerging vertical markets. Prior to that, during his six-year tenure with Microsoft, Ramin served as Industry Director in the Unified Communications product group leading market facing strategies for industry verticals.
Director of Records and Information Governance Morrison & Foerster LLP
Charlene is the Senior Firm Wide Records and Information Governance manager.  In this role, she oversees the Records program, retention, Information Governance, compliance, client and vendor audits.
Co-Founder & CEO Kira Systems
Noah is the CEO of Kira Systems, a leading AI contract analysis software company. Prior to co-founding Kira Systems, Noah practiced at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where he focused on private equity, M&A, and securities. Noah is an expert on contract analysis, legal technology, and artificial intelligence; has spoken at conferences including SXSW Interactive, ILTACON, and Collision; and has been honored as the 2018 FT Intelligent Business "Market Shaper" award winner, 2019 Canadian General Counsel Association Business Achievement award winner, and 2016 ILTA Innovative Thought Leader of the Year. Noah holds a J.D. from the NYU School of Law, an A.M. from Brown University, and a B.A. with honours from McGill University.
Chief Information Officer Day Pitney LLP
Kermit has over 25 years of experience in strategy, operations and project management, which he applies to all areas of the firm's IT, litigation support and library departments in four national offices. Prior to joining Stroock, Kermit worked at a top Am Law 100 firm in New York and was responsible for IT operations at two software companies, a major financial services firm and the NYC public schools.
VP of Strategy Imanage LLC

Peter started his career in the information retrieval industry as a research engineer at BT Research at the turn of the millennium. From there he went on to being part of delivering some of the largest and high profile Search and unstructured data processing systems in the world. He co-founded RAVN Systems in 2010 together with equally experienced scientists and engineers to build and deliver the next generation Applied AI systems.

In the past few years he has overseen a tectonic shift in perceptions regarding Applied AI systems and the level of trust clients and other stakeholders are starting to put into the technology. This shift is likely to have dramatic consequences within the legal and professional services industries. Seldom has the word “disruptive” been more apt when speculating the implications for how these industries operate and conduct their business.

In May 2017, RAVN Systems was acquired by iManage, the leading vendor of Work Product Management solutions in the legal space. This will make the consumption of RAVN's technologies a lot easier by law firms and professional services organizations.

Sr. Project Manager
Mike has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures and holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the web. During the first dotcom boom, Mike launched the technology publishing group internet.com in Australia, which became the leading local technology news and events platform in the country. He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers. During this period, he was recognized as one of Australia’s “top 30 entrepreneurs under 30.” After his experiences in the web space, Mike spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation, where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions. While in Hong Kong and inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in China and India, Mike founded his latest venture, Tomorrow — an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior. As a global nomad and consumer trend scout, Mike does live research in the trenches with big corporations and entrepreneurs all over the world, bringing a truly global perspective to every event.
Director of Litigation and eDiscovery Services Holland & Knight LLP
Joan Washburn is the Director of Litigation and eDiscovery Services for Holland & Knight LLP.  Her primary responsibilities include leading the firm’s efforts with respect to developing and implementing strategies and new technology for the management of complex controversy matters with specific emphasis on e-discovery, managed document review, risk and case management, including defined strategies for the management of “big data,” and using that technology to add value to the firm and its clients.  Joan speaks frequently on topics related to eDiscovery and case management.  She leads a team of professionals who, through a comprehensive career development path and mentoring, are highly-effective agents of change within H&K.
Director of Security Ops and Engineering Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Phil manages the firm's security practice and leads incident response efforts. His background includes offensive practices, such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and defensive security, including host-based forensics, malware analysis and security architecture design. Phil has previously served in a variety of businesses, including as a member of Fortune 500 security teams. Prior to becoming a security geek, Phil earned a bachelor's degree in economic crime investigation from Utica College of Syracuse University. As a part of his ongoing effort to continue his learning, Phil currently holds CISSP, GPEN, GCFE, GCFA and GREM certifications. 
Chief Information Security Officer Blank Rome LLP
Robert Weaver is the Chief Information Security Officer at Blank Rome. Robert has 26 years experience in the IT field with 18 years dedicated to security.  Robert has extensive experience developing and managing enterprise security risk management programs in regulated industries, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals.  In his current role, Robert provides strategic information security risk program leadership to the Firm as well as managing the tactical implementation of security.
Robert holds a degree in computer science and an MBA, as well as CISSP and ISSMP professional certifications from ISC2, and is also an adjunct professor at Immaculata University. 
Visiting Lecturer The University of Law
Ben Weinberger is a Legal Operations Director with Nextlaw (Dentons), based in London. He is a licensed lawyer and technologist with a broad and diverse background in legal operations. He has held top leadership roles at two Am Law 200 firms, a top 40 UK law firm, and the U.S.'s largest municipal law office. Ben also has consulted on projects for several multinational organizations including The Walt Disney Company and Chevron. He previously practiced law in Chicago. Ben is a regular contributor to several publications and speaks on such topics as Information Governance and Emerging Technologies and Transformational Trends in Legal, including the application of Artificial Intelligence.
Global Head of Legal Technology Goldman Sachs Company

Jordan Weinstein is the Global Head of Legal Technology at Goldman Sachs. Jordan has over 15 years of experience working in technology in the legal industry. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Jordan was the Director of Technology and Business Intelligence at Stroock& Stroock & Lavan. Jordan is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and holds multiple certifications focusing on technology, cyber security and project management.

E-Discovery & Practice Technology Manager Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Senior Consultant Fireman & Company

Eileen partners with law firm stakeholders and learning professionals to develop strategies that maximize user adoption of technology and security awareness-related business initiatives. She specializes in modern learning approaches, communication strategies, and driving legal professionals towards behavioral change. With over 20 years as a technical consultant, learning advocate, and change practitioner, Eileen knows what truly drives adoption and engagement.

 

Eileen is a 2018 finalist and winner of the 2016 ILTA Distinguished Peer Award for Innovative Consultant of the Year. She has had multiple articles published in Peer-to-Peer and Legal Management Magazine and is a speaker for industry professional organizations including PLTG, MLTTG, and Training Magazine Network. Eileen is the Springboard Consulting product lead, member of the OnGuard Consulting team and co-creator of Traveling Coaches’ Certified Legal Trainer Program. She was elected by her peers as the Traveling Coaches Innovator of the Year for 2016 and 2017.

Chief Information Officer Dentons
Assistant Director Information Governance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.
Johan assists Litigation Practice Groups in finding and implementing technological solutions. He has facilitated the creation of custom databases, extranets and custom tools to improve internal administrative processes. Johan looks at problems from a design based perspective with the focus on the end user. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, Johan strives to come up with new and innovative solutions to improve and enhance products, experiences, and processes.
Founder and Director Panoram Digital Limited
Greg oversees Epiq’s e-discovery business in Europe and Asia. He has an extensive background in legal support services and has degrees in law and business. Greg’s unique combination of business, legal and technology skills provide the vision and leadership required to deliver superior client satisfaction. Greg began his legal career as a solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney, Australia. He founded Diskcovery in 1992, a legal support services firm in Australia. Greg also served as a director at Ringtail Solutions and was responsible for the development and onsite introduction of the Ringtail suite of software into major Australian law firms, investment banks and corporations.
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