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Principal Above and Beyond KM

V. Mary Abraham is Academic Director of the Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. She teaches collaboration, facilitation, information and knowledge in the 21st-century economy, networks and social capital, innovation, and knowledge sharing.

A knowledge management practitioner and thought leader, she has also built an international consulting practice facilitating collaboration, strategic conversations, and interactive educational sessions for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Active in the legal industry since 1991, she practiced corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and helped lead its knowledge management efforts. In 2013, she co-founded Broadli Inc., a digital startup that created Broadli, the generosity app.

Her report, Optimizing Law Firm Support Functions (Ark Group, June 2014), provides guidance to law firm executives on how to transform administrative staff from cost centers to strategic partners of the firm. She also contributed a chapter to Smarter Innovation: Using Interactive Processes to Drive Better Business Results (Ark Group, June 2014) and a chapter to The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms (Ark Group, August 2016).

Ms. Abraham is a frequent speaker and writer on knowledge management, innovation, collaboration, and technology issues. Her blog,, continues to win commendations and readers in the legal community and other industries. She also contributes to Thomson Reuters’ Practice Innovations column.

CEO Cybersquire, LLC
Joseph advises clients in multiple commercial industries, including health care, legal, insurance and retail, on cyber risk mitigation and management. He facilitates cyber risk assessments and cyber breach exercises, focusing on incident response preparedness. Joseph also serves as a breach coach during cyber events, working as an internal crisis manager and liaison with outside counsel, insurance carriers and public relations firms to effectively terminate and remediate the breach incident while protecting brands and reputations. Joseph is also a member of Delta Risk's senior management team, which is responsible for overall business growth and strategy. In addition to his duties at Delta Risk, Joseph serves as President of the Midwest Cybersecurity Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaboration of individuals, businesses, government entities and professional firms advocating for more effective cybersecurity solutions.
Director, Information Governance Grant Thornton LLP
Elizabeth is accountable for implementing and administering an enterprise-wide information governance and content management strategy designed to manage the firm’s records and information assets, regardless of media, over their entire life cycle.  Elizabeth is a highly respected thought leader and experienced subject matter expert in information governance, including records management, data privacy, e-discovery, and data classification.  She has a proven track record of leadership and success in a variety of industries – consumer products (Kraft Foods), manufacturing (Ford Motor Company), and professional services (CSC and Grant Thornton).  She is skilled in establishing policies, processes, technology tools, and employee training and awareness to leverage and control information assets in a consistent manner.
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ILTA Futurist ILTA Associate Participant

John Alber serves as Futurist for the International Legal Technology Association and for the Institute for the Future of Law Practice. He writes, speaks and consults on the need to reshape the delivery of legal services to suit a future demanding excellence far beyond substantive legal skills.

John has served as a transportation industry CEO, as a practicing attorney and as a law firm leader. During his 16 year tenure as Bryan Cave’s Strategic Innovation Partner, that firm came to be recognized as one of the most innovative law firms in the world. While at Bryan Cave, he also served for 7 years on the firm's Operating Group (its management committee).

At Bryan Cave, John created one of the first practice economics consulting groups, one of the first client facing software development groups, and one of the first in-firm legal process outsourcing (LPO) organizations. The groups he created developed innovative web-based, client-centric applications that delivered legal advice to clients, managed complex workflows and even created pleadings automatically. They also developed client-facing knowledge management, project management, project estimation and business intelligence systems and highly technology- leveraged alternative staffing solutions for engagements of all types.

John is an Emeritus fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He has received a number of awards, both in the legal field and in information technology generally. Among other awards, he received ILTA's first ever Premiership Award, was named American Lawyer Media’s first ever ‘Champion of Technology', was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Law Technology News and recognized as one of the ‘Top 25 CTOs’ in the world by Infoworld. In addition, while under his leadership, Bryan Cave twice received recognition as a CIO Magazine ‘Top 100 Company' and was twice recognized as ILTA’s Most Innovative Firm.

Global Senior Director, Customer Success Imanage LLC
Conscious Happy Business Leader, Founder Shift Your Vibe Programs for Women, Amazon Prime Mom, Hugger, Positive Energy Guru, Meditator
IT Manager Miller & Martin PLLC
Luther has been in information technology for the last 18 years with almost all of that spent in the legal vertical. He’s been with Miller & Martin PLLC since 1999 where he started as a desktop support technician and work his way up to being the firm’s current IT Manager. He has a vast knowledge of the firm’s inner workings as well as the applications that the firm uses. He likes to keep his knowledge current by staying in the mix of things going on at the firm and around the industry. When he’s not playing IT Manager, he’s being a dad to two teenage daughters and a husband to his wife of 23 years.
Director of Technology Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Berys Amor has worked in the legal sector for more than 25 years and has worked for a number of top ten law firms and managed a range of areas within technology, including service delivery, training, system administration and project management. Berys’ current role as Director of Technology at Corrs Chambers Westgarth involves collaborating with key business stakeholders to understand the business objectives and factors of success in the industry, and developing and implementing the IS strategy in line with the overall business strategy. Berys is also a Knowledge Advisor for the International Legal Technology Association and was selected for CIO Australia’s top 50 CIOs for 2016.
Associate Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.
Sarah Andrews focuses on knowledge management and practice innovation, collaborating with team members across Morgan Lewis’s global network to ensure they take full advantage of our resources. Sarah maps legal processes, creates productivity tools, and conducts training sessions that promote a culture of quality and consistency across matters.Sarah capitalizes on technology to leverage the advantages of our full-service law firm by connecting lawyers who have experience in specific substantive, client, and jurisdictional matters. She manages quality control and legal process management roles and directs training programs for the labor and employment associates. Sarah strategizes with colleagues to create research protocols for labor and employment counseling projects and mentors lawyers on the efficient management of these projects under fixed-fee and other alternative fee arrangements. Additionally, Sarah counsels employers in day-to-day labor and employment law matters, often advising on policies that promote litigation avoidance. Her particular focus is the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Fair Labor Standards Act, including family-friendly workplace policies such as lactation breaks. Sarah drafts employee handbooks and policies for clients that operate in more than one state or across the entire United States.
CEO Imanage LLC
As one of the co-founders of iManage and VP/General Manager of the ECM business at HP, Neil was responsible for thought leadership and product strategies that led to iManage’s market-leadership position. Today, he is CEO of iManage.
VP of Risk Management Practice Intapp
Pat focuses on helping law firms address issues related to client confidentiality, regulatory compliance and risk management. He has over 20 years of legal industry experience, including leadership positions with legal software, consulting and publishing organizations. Pat has presented at several law firm risk events internationally and contributes regularly to the Risk Roundtable program and Law Firm Risk Management Blog.
Vice President/GM, Concordance, CaseMap & Sanction at LexisNexis LexisNexis Concordance
Steve has overall profit and loss responsibility for the business, including product management and establishing go-to-market, pricing, product marketing, and customer support strategies for the suite of products. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Steve led the client support and professional services teams for TyMetrix. His responsibilities included managing revenue and retention for existing clients and leading the teams responsible for implementing, servicing and supporting new and existing clients. Steve has an MBA with a concentration in information technology and marketing from the University of Connecticut.
Co-Chair Georgetown University Law Center
Christina is an internationally recognized cyber attorney, thought leader and business executive available to lead/consult in the areas of cyber, privacy, ethics, collaboration, Internet governance, RIM, IoT, innovation, board service and diversity. She focuses her strategic consulting on cyber risk, ediscovery and information governance. In addition to being a Certified Records Manager, she taught “Information Policy” at the Masters level at The George Washington University. A community leader, she served on the Boards of MWC ARCS, the Fairfax Law Foundation, the Women's Alliance for Financial Education, ARMA NOVA, the Hellenic American Women's Council and the Women’s Bar Association of DC. She received her Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache from the Goethe Institut and studied advanced French conversation on scholarship at the Alliance Française in Paris, France. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (BS- Biology/ BA-Philosophy; Minors- Mathematics/French, University Honors) and received her JD from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.


Program Manager Microsoft Data Center Execution
Tami joined Microsoft in 2012, providing global operational support to the legal department at Microsoft. In her current role, she evangelizes Microsoft's Legal Productivity vertical, drives operational efficiencies, develops training and education material, and collaborates with external corporate counsel to benchmark our industry. Her focus is on external outreach and speaks at Industry and Trade events on how Microsoft’s Legal Operations utilizes people, process and tools (A day in the life of legal operations). Tami is a member of International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). She attended the University of Washington and has a BA in Speech Communications.
Managing Architect, Applications and Cloud Fish & Richardson P.C.
Jason Baker is a leader in the Legal Technology Solutions Department as Fish & Richardson P.C., currently serving as a Senior Manager and Applications Architect.  Jason is responsible for developing and configuring firm images, application and update packaging and deployment, and managing all deployment services.  In addition, Jason is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of the firm’s Cloud Infrastructure.
Account Executive Thomson Reuters
Nate Baker is the Global Account Executive for Panoramic, assisting large law firms across the world with improving their matter and business management. He started with Thomson Reuters in 2007 and has supported TR’s software initiatives through several channels in his career, including corporations, government entities, and law firms. He is a graduate of Trinity College and the University of Minnesota.
Global Director of Practice Support Norton Rose Fulbright
Florinda has tapped into her 20 years of experience in the legal profession to build the firm’s global practice support organization from seven to nearly 30 legal technologists by having a focus on strategic legal technology, client service and a consultative philosophy. A pioneer in electronic discovery services, Florinda assembled a group of technology and litigation specialists, developed standard protocols and procedures, and deployed a project management methodology to support Fulbright lawyers and its clients in complex electronic discovery.
ESI Special Master and Attorney Craig D. Ball, P.C.
Craig Ball hails from Texas but now happily calls New Orleans home.  A board certified trial attorney in Texas, Craig is an expert in digital forensics, emerging technologies, visual persuasion, electronic discovery, and trial tactics, limiting his practice to service as a court-appointed Special Master in Electronically-Stored Information and consultant in computer forensics and electronic discovery.  He has served as the Special Master or testifying expert in some of the most challenging and celebrated cases in the U.S. A founder of the Georgetown University Law Center E-Discovery Training Academy, Craig serves on the Academy's faculty and teaches Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. An energetic speaker at CLE programs for the bench and the bar throughout the world, Craig is the 2019 recipient of the Texas Bar's Cavin Award for Excellence in continuing legal education. Craig's articles frequently appear in the national media. For nine years, he wrote the award winning column on computer forensics and e-discovery for American Lawyer Media called "Ball in your Court," and still pens a popular blog of the same name at
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