Keynotes

Experience keynote presentations that will start each day with a burst of inspiration. Keynote descriptions and presenter bios are below.

     Monday — Technology, Trends and the Catalytic Impacts on Law Firms
We are now on a continual march forward with technology integrating into humanity and into our organizations. Each new technology step forward is creating new types of connections: Web 1.0 connected organizations, Web 2.0 connected people, Web 3.0 connected devices and Web 4.0 will connect intelligences. Each of these connection phases creates opportunities and threats in the legal industry. The firms that optimize these connections earlier rather than later, and that become expert in blending humans and technology (Humalogy) in the most efficient ways, will have an extreme advantage. Scott Klososky will deliver thought-leading ideas and concepts for gaining technology mastery at an enterprise level. He will also focus on a few specific areas that can be used right away to connect you more tightly with clients, to find new clients and to facilitate White Collar Lean in the back office.

Speaker: Scott Klososky — Principal at Future Point of View, Enterprise Social Technology Expert and Startup Pioneer
     Tuesday — Law Firm 2020: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities
The next 10 years could see a dramatic rewriting of the law firm playbook as innovators and entrepreneurs break from the pack to change the rules of the game. In what promises to be a highly thought-provoking presentation, global futurist Rohit Talwar will highlight how law firms can leverage emerging technologies coupled with new paradigm thinking to transform everything from firm strategies and business models to the way tomorrow’s lawyer is recruited, developed and rewarded. Rohit will present the latest research findings, technology opportunities and case examples emerging from ILTA’s Legal Technology Future Horizons Project. ILTA’s Legal Technology Future Horizons Project is designed to examine how emerging technologies could impact the design and delivery of legal services over the next 10-15 years. The study is also exploring the resulting implications for how law firms need to evolve the management of the IT function to address an ever-quickening pace of technological change.
Speakers: Rohit Talwar — Fast Future Research Ltd. and Monica Bay — Editor-in-Chief for Law Technology News at ALM, An Integrated Media Company
     Wednesday — The Crucible Experience As a Catalyst for Leading 
As IT professionals in legal, we manage a variety of projects and initiatives in an increasingly challenging environment. To be successful, we need extraordinary communication skills and the ability to persuade and influence attorneys and clients, to build and lead teams, to get buy-in for initiatives and projects, and to manage difficult situations. Let’s not forget the balancing act is performed in a high-pressure environment and while trying to be innovative and strategic! In this unique keynote, we will participate in the crucible experience, hearing and sharing stories, and learning specific strategies for communicating effectively and leading teams, achieving results and influencing people.
Speaker: Chris DeSantis — Independent Consultant

Speaker Bios

Monica Bay
Monica has been Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News since 1998 and with ALM since 1985. Monica oversees LTN's print and Web operations, and she hosts the monthly podcast Law Technology Now. A frequent speaker, Monica has been quoted in numerous media, including "The New York Times" and Southwest Spirit magazine. Since 2004, the LTN team has won 50 awards for editorial excellence. Monica previously was based in San Francisco, where she was senior editor of ALM's "The Recorder" newspaper and "Counsel Connect." Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online. Monica is also a member of the California bar.
Chris DeSantis
Chris is an independent consultant specializing in the design and delivery of management and organization development interventions. He has 25 years of experience in training and development. Chris assists individuals or groups in identifying obstacles to effectiveness and works with them to create user-friendly solutions aligned with the company’s strategic initiatives. He has expertise in dealing with generational differences in the workplace, gender socialization at work, developing mentoring relationships, applying the principles of emotional intelligence to leading and building long-term relationships.
Scott Klososky
Scott, a former CEO of three successful technology startup companies and principal at technology consulting firm Future Point of View, specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world. Scott’s vision and ability to see trends in emerging technologies allow him to be a thought leader who applies his skills to help organizations thrive, leaders prosper and entire industries move forward. As a technology entrepreneur, he continually works in the trenches of building his own companies.
Rohit Talwar
Rohit is a global futurist, strategy advisor and award-winning speaker noted for his humor, inspirational style and provocative content. He advises global firms on how to survive, thrive and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. Rohit helps clients understand how mega trends, emerging developments, new business models, and disruptive technologies could impact society, business, industries and government. He specialises in emerging markets and sectors such as technology, science, media, aviation, travel and retail. He currently leads studies on the future science and technology landscape, human enhancement and the future of the meetings industry.
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