Laura van Wyngaarden is an entrepreneur and expert in artificial intelligence and legal technology. She’s the COO of Diligen, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company transforming the way lawyers review contracts and a pioneer in the LegalTech space. Laura is passionate about the connection between technology and human work, seeking to identify and explore innovative ways to reduce time and improve the accuracy of human tasks.
Diligen helps lawyers review contracts faster and more efficiently. Diligen is used globally by clients that range from small teams to some of the largest law firms and corporate legal teams in North America. A key step in contract review is reviewing documents for key issues and producing contract summaries - a step that can take a team of lawyers weeks to complete. Using machine learning, Diligen makes this process dramatically faster and more efficient.
Laura is a frequent speaker about entrepreneurship and start-ups, business, artificial intelligence, legal tech, and the impact that AI and other technologies will have on the future of work. She has been featured in Precedent Magazine, Artificial Lawyer, Lawyer’s Daily, Analytics Insight, The National Law Journal, High Performance Counsel, Canadian Lawyer, CCCA Magazine and more. Laura has spoken at various industry events, including TechTO, Giant City Media AI & Law and North Western Law’s Beyond Our Borders.
Prior to founding Diligen, Laura was the Managing Director of Distility. Laura holds undergraduate and honors degrees from the University of Cape Town and a Masters from Oxford University. She tweets as @laurawyngaarden about legal technology, artificial intelligence and the future of work.