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V. Mary Abraham
Principal
1235 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128 United States

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, AboveandBeyondKM.com, continues to win commendations and readers in the legal community and other industries. She also contributes to Thomson Reuters’ Practice Innovations column.

  • Team Member, ILTACON Planning Committee
  • Team Member, ILTACON Planning Committee
  • Speaker: ILTA ’09 - Annual Educational Conference, Blogs: A Discussion of Current Trends, Benefits an
  • Speaker: ILTA ’09 - Annual Educational Conference, Social Networking Policies and Legal Implications
  • Speaker: ILTA 2010 - Annual Educational Conference, A New View of the Automated Law Firm
  • Speaker: Charleston, WV Area Event, Charleston, WV Area Event
  • Speaker: ILTA 2012 - Annual Educational Conference, Community of Interest - Tweet Up
  • Speaker: ILTA 2012 - Annual Educational Conference, Forget the Wild Goose Chase ... Focus on High-Impact Projects
  • Speaker: ILTA 2012 - Annual Educational Conference, Overcoming Irrationality: Improve Decision-Making and Client Service with Strategic Uses of Data
  • Speaker: ILTA 2013 - Annual Educational Conference, Making the Technical Understandable for a Law Firm Audience
  • Speaker: ILTA 2013 - Annual Educational Conference, What Makes Law Firm Departments Great?
  • Speaker: ILTA 2014 - Annual Educational Conference, Linking Up with LinkedIn: A Focal Point for
  • Speaker: ILTA 2014 - Annual Educational Conference, Insights on Innovation
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Best Practices for Making Major Enterprise Technology Purchases: A Crowd-Sourcing Session
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Building Your Firm’s Innovation Engine: Part I
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Building Your Firm’s Innovation Engine: Part II
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, Design Thinking for Applications Development and Knowledge Management: An Interactive Workshop
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, A Field Guide for Agents of Change
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, Your Keynote Antidote: ILTACON’s Hard-Hitting News Show
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2017 Annual Educational Conference, Sustainable KM
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2018 Annual Educational Conference, Living in the Future: Using Scenario Planning to Think Strategically
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