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Richard Susskind OBE

Richard Susskind OBE

Richard Susskind


Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international law firms, in-house legal departments, and national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of legal service, with particular reference to the impact of information technology. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice. He holds professorships at Oxford University, UCL, Strathclyde University, and Gresham College. He has written over 100 columns for The Times and numerous books, including The Future of Law (1996), The End of Lawyers? and Tomorrow’s Lawyers (forthcoming, January 2013). His work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. In the mid-1980s, he wrote his doctorate in law and computers at Balliol College, Oxford.

JUDr. Pavel Zeman

JUDr. Pavel Zeman

Supreme Public Prosecutor, Czech Republic


JUDr. Pavel Zeman graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. As a prosecutor, he worked at the district and regional public prosecutor's office in Pilsen before being appointed to the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office in Brno. Since 2002, he worked as a prosecutor at the International Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office, and in 2004 he became the youngest representative of the Czech Republic at Eurojust in The Hague. In 2011, he was appointed the Supreme Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic.

Prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc. LL.M.

Prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc. LL.M.

Government Legislative Council, court expert, CR


Prof. Vladimír Smejkal, PhD. LL.M. is a university professor, an expert witness and an expert in the field of law and security of information systems and of the internet. In 1986 he was appointed by the minister of justice to the post of expert in the field of economics, cybernetics and computers. In 1995 he was appointed in the field of data security and copyright. Prof. Smejkal is also actively involved in legislation activities, for example the Act on Digital Signatures and the Act on Electronics, as well as the Act on the Authorized Conversion of Documents. From June 2004 he has been counselor of the Government Legislative Council of the Czech Republic (www.znalci.cz).

Chris Dale

Chris Dale

The e-Disclosure Information Project 


Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

George Rudoy

George Rudoy

Founder & CEO at Integrated Legal Technology, LLC


George I. Rudoy is a veteran of the Legal Technology & Services industry. His consultancy provides a variety of legal technology and services functions, including International and US E-Discovery, information governance, compliance and litigation readiness for the corporations, integration and consolidation of legal technology, and support services for law firms. George has excelled at assisting Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments with all aspects of applied legal technology, electronic discovery, compliance and retention of electronic records as well practice management. For his work in the Legal Support area, Mr. Rudoy was named the "Champion of Technology" by Law Technology News as well as the "Tech Star" and "Globally Recognized" by the United Kingdom Cititech magazine Global Tech Leaders Top 100. Mr. Rudoy is Chair of the ALM Law & Business's Legal Tech Educational Board, Author of the Electronic Data Discovery News and Analysis and serves on the Steering Committees of Law Technology News, Law.com and Litigation Support Today.

Charles Christian

Charles Christian

Legal Technology Insider


Charles Christian is a former barrister and Reuters correspondent turned independent commentator, journalist, newsletter publisher and keynote speaker who has been writing, speaking and advising on developments in law office technology and online legal services for over 30 years. He was described in one national magazine as “one of the top ten key individuals who act as movers and shakers in the legal IT world today.” In 1995 he formed his own business Legal Technology Insider to operate as independent provider of legal technology information. This publishes the Legal Technology Insider newsletter – described by Richard Susskind in The Times as “the invaluable monthly whose bright orange pages adorn the desks of most serious legal technologists."

Monique Altheim

Monique Altheim

Managing Partner, The Law Office of Monique Altheim


Monique Altheim, the managing partner of The Law Office of Monique Altheim, is a multilingual and multi-jurisdictional attorney, admitted to the New York Bar, as well as the Belgian Bar in the European Union. Ms. Altheim advises clients on international e-discovery, international data transfers, and counsels them on privacy/data protection and social media law. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in the US and the EU, and an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure. Monique Altheim runs a widely read blog, EDiscoveryMap.com  and recently developed her own mobile information sharing App for iPhone/iPad and Android. Ms. Altheim is a regular contributor to international conferences on privacy and ediscovery.

Browning E. Marean

Browning E. Marean

Senior Counsel, DLA Piper


Browning is Senior Counsel in DLA Piper’s San Diego office, and is one of the worldwide leaders of the firm's E-Discovery task force. He advises firm clients about best practices for the preservation of electronic data and meeting the other challenges of E-Discovery in a cost effective manner. He is co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He is a frequent and an internationally known teacher and lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, computer technology and legal ethics.

Nick Rich

Nick Rich

Lead Solutions Consultant, Epiq Systems


Nick Rich has 20 years of experience in delivering document and business process management solutions. At Epiq he advises corporate clients on implementing defensible processes for e-discovery. As Lead Solutions Consultant, he is responsible both for helping to create cost effective and repeatable workflows in specific matters, as well as setting up managed services to reduce ongoing litigation and investigative costs. He specialises in large multijurisdictional projects, and sees advanced technologies as a means to add rigour to the e-discovery process.

Dr. Jim Kent

Dr. Jim Kent

CEO EMEA, Nuix


Jim is a data forensics expert. Having provided expert witness testimony on many occasions, perhaps one of Jim’s most notable moments was in the Ashton Investments Ltd v OJSC Russian Aluminium (Rusal) case in 2006 where evidence from his forensic investigations proved to be crucial. Jim has also driven major multi jurisdictional matters on behalf of international clients and is currently used as an expert directed in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Prof. Johannes C. Scholtes

Prof. Johannes C. Scholtes

Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB


Prof. Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is chairman and chief strategy officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes, who was the company’s president and CEO from 1989 to 2009, shaped ZyLAB as an information management powerhouse in countries across the globe. His leadership and vision led to ZyLAB being selected for historic and high-profile engagements including the United Nations War Crime Tribunals, FBI-Enron investigations, and the United States White House Executive Office of the President. Before joining ZyLAB, Scholtes was a lieutenant in the intelligence department of the Royal Dutch Navy. Scholtes holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. As of 2008, he holds the Extraordinary Chair in Text Mining from the Department of Knowledge Engineering at the University of Maastricht. In January 2010, Scholtes joined the board of directors of the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM), the worldwide leading authority for standards and education in Enterprise Information Management.

 

Yuval Ben Moshe

Yuval Ben Moshe

Senior Forensics Technical Director, Cellebrite


Yuval Ben-Moshe, is a Senior Forensics Technical Director at Cellebrite, the world's leading provider of forensic solutions for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and portable GPS devices. In this role, Mr. Ben-Moshe is acting as a subject matter expert for the company and a central knowledge hub, assuring the company's tight and intimate connection with the forensics community of law enforcement agencies worldwide.  In addition, Mr. Ben-Moshe is Cellebrite's primary speaker and representative with the long list of professional forums and conferences, sharing the company's innovative breakthroughs with the community, around the world. Mr. Ben-Moshe has an accumulated experience of over 25 years, in which, prior to joining Cellebrite, he led many technological and business initiatives, with some of Israel's leading and innovative companies, mastering fields of cellular communication, cutting-edge software systems and security.

Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

Senior Director, Guidance Software


Patrick Burke is Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel for Guidance Software, Inc. where he works with corporate law departments to advise them with respect to the implementation of defensible in-house e-discovery processes.  He serves on the Sedona Conference® Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery & Disclosure, and speaks regularly on topics including e-discovery law and best practices, privacy, European data protection, digital evidence and cybersecurity.  He holds the CIPP/E certification  (“Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe”).  He is an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where he teaches the e-discovery class. Prior to joining Guidance, Patrick was a U.S. Associate in the commercial litigation department of Linklaters, the London-based Magic Circle law firm where, in addition to practicing as a litigator, he co-headed the firm’s e-discovery working group.

Ady Cassidy

Ady Cassidy

Systems Consultant, Nuix

 


Ady is a computer forensic investigator and eDiscovery consultant with more than 10 years of experience as a Computer Forensic Analyst, firstly with the Suffolk Police High Tech Crime Unit and then as a Managing Consultant with 7Safe, during which time he was responsible for managing the UK-based eDiscovery team deploying end-to-end forensic and eDiscovery services. Ady has managed large multi-jurisdictional discovery projects and has presented evidence in both criminal and civil courts.

 

Esther George, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA

Esther George, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA

Cybercrime Specialist, GPEN


Esther is a Senior Policy Adviser and prosecutor based at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) HQ Policy Directorate, London. Esther specialises in internet and computer enabled crime, digital evidence, intellectual property theft and data protection. In January 2002 Esther became the project manager for the CPS High-Tec Crime Project. Esther has advised prosecutors at all levels within HQ and Area CPS offices, police and other Government bodies. Esther presently acts as a consultant to other prosecutors in high-tec crime cases. She developed and designed the CPS national high-tec crime training course for prosecutors and as a result, the CPS presently has over 120 high-tec crime specialists. Esther speaks on high-tec crime issues at conferences and training sessions nationally and internationally. Esther initiated and is involved in the Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network (GPEN) which enables high-tec crime prosecutors around the world to learn and benefit from sharing information, experiences, and strategies with each other.

Nigel Murray

Nigel Murray

Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group


Nigel has been at the forefront of the litigation support and eDisclosure industry in the UK since 1991. He managed the first eDisclosure project to go before a UK court in the early 2000’s and has helped facilitate the development of the industry within the major law firms in the UK, mainland Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Huron, Nigel was founder and Managing Director of TRILANTIC, the first UK-based eDisclosure company. Some of his prominent work in Europe included advising a German bank on its strategy for the collection and processing of all documentation required for current and potential litigation. He also managed the collection and processing of several million paper documents for legal review for a Norwegian pharmaceutical company facing intellectual property litigation in the United States. Nigel is a frequent speaker at both public events around the world and training sessions within law firms and corporations.

Pavel Jankech

Pavel Jankech

PwC Czech Republic, Forensic Technology Solutions Group, CR


Pavel is a senior manager in the PwC Czech Republic Forensic Technology Solutions group. He has broad international professional experience in E-Discovery, IT Forensics, and Data Analytics. Pavel has supported many international clients with E-Discovery matters and forensic investigations not only in the Central European region but also across Europe as well as Africa, Asia, and North America.

Dr. Josef Donát, LLM

Dr. Josef Donát, LLM

Partner, ROWAN LEGAL


Josef Donát is a leading specialist in the area of ICT law and intellectual property rights. Working on comprehensive IT outsourcing, cloud computing and information system delivery projects, Josef Donát has led teams involved for instance in complex due dilligence of a significant transportation infrastructure manufacturer/provider or a major project on IT infrastructure and application outsourcing in the Czech Republic. Josef is also a respected speaker at many highly-reputable Law and Technology conferences.

Dr. Jörg Hladjk

Dr. Jörg Hladjk

Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP


Jörg Hladjk specialises in pan-European and German data protection compliance projects, in particular in strategies for international data transfers, including data transfer agreements, Binding Corporate Rules and Safe Harbor certification. He regularly advises clients on issues such as IT security and data breach notification, cloud computing, smart grids, RFID, electronic discovery, online-profiling, mobile commerce, identity management and general IT outsourcing matters. Jörg Hladjk also represents clients before the German data protection authorities. He has written and spoken extensively on data protection and IT compliance topics.

Zbynek Loebl

Zbynek Loebl

Founder and CEO, ODR Exchange, CR


Zbynek Loebl is founder and CEO of ODR Exchange (www.odrexchange.com), a start-up in global cross-border online dispute resolution (ODR). Zbynek managed in the past six years several international Internet projects related to ODR, including the development of ADR.EU, the sole ODR provider for .eu related disputes and also an UDRP-accredited ODR provider. Zbynek has been very active in UNCITRAL ODR Working Group and has moderated inter-sessional conference calls of UNCITRAL delegates and other interested parties for almost two years. Zbynek was also the main organizer of ODR Forum 2012, a major annual conference on ODR which was held in Prague on 27-29 June 2012 and which brought to one place almost 100 ODR experts from all over the world.

Dr. Otakar Schlossberger

Dr. Otakar Schlossberger

University of Finance and Administration, CR


Otakar Schlossberger is a Czech lawyer and economist focussing on banking. From 2003 - 2007 he served as the first Financial Arbiter of the Czech Republic. He studied Economics and Finance at the University of Economics and law at Charles´University. In 2007 he received a doctoral degree in Economic Policy and Administration. His aim is to enhance the prestige and confidence in the Czech banking system. Since 1997 Otakar has been teaching Banking at the Institute for Banking. From May 2010 he has been heading the Banking and insurance department of the University of Finance and Administration. Otakar aims to enlighten us on how e-discovery and litigation support applies to the banking and finance industry in the Czech Republic.

Chrissie Lightfoot

Chrissie Lightfoot

EntrepreneurLawyer Limited


Chrissie Lightfoot is CEO of EntrepreneurLawyer Limited, a UK based company specialising in helping lawyers and entrepreneurs of today become lawyers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, today. Chrissie is an inspirational woman entrepreneur, a solicitor (non-practising), advisor, consultant, regular international Keynote speaker, legal commentator and a writer; best noted for her groundbreaking book The Naked Lawyer: RIP to XXX – How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU!She advises globally on personal branding, sales, social media, social networking, marketing, business development and innovation. Clients include(d) Top 20 law firms in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, Baker Tilly, easyJet, PwC and more. She is a columnist for The Global Legal Post magazine / e-zine, designated blogger for the Law Society Gazette (‘In Business’ blog), Fresh Business Thinking e-zine and EnCountry (‘Entrepreneur Country’ blog). The (London) Times newspaper recently reported Chrissie as one of the Top Ten Best Legal Tweeters.

Dr. Rita Esen

Dr. Rita Esen

School of Computing, University of Northumbria


Rita is a Visiting Reader at Northumbria University, UK where she teaches Computer Forensic Investigations Law, Digital Evidence Handling and Corporate Computer Forensic Legalities She has been actively involved in E.U standardisation programmes through CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation in Brussels. Dr Esen chaired a CEN Working Group in E-Commerce standardisation and has written an Electronic Signature Guide for SMEs in Europe. She is also a member of CEN’s Digital Rights Management Forum and Data Protection Focus Group. Rita is an ISEB Certified Data Protection Practitioner and has published extensively in academic journals. She is a co-author of the book “Online Marketing: A Customer-Led Approach “ published by Oxford University Press and a contributing author to “Cybercrime and Security” to be published by Thomson Reuter this year. Rita has worked as a consultant for several international organisations including Steria UK and India, EuroCommerce in Brussels, Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest, ETIS in Brussels and the UK National  Health Service. Dr Esen trains internationally on Computer Forensic Investigations and EU Privacy Law and is an active participant of the European Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Focus Group.

Günter Degitz

Günter Degitz

Global Forensic and Dispute Services, Alvarez & Marsal


Günter Degitz is a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal in Global Forensic and Dispute Services (GFD). He is the leader of the practice in Germany and of Forensic Technology and Security Services in Europe. Currently, Mr. Degitz is responsible for the review management of a major international Cartel investigation in the Automotive sector, the data management for critical loan portfolio reviews in several leading European banks, compliance and data privacy investigations for FTSE/DAX/ATX firms and the Discovery Management in several UK high court, U.S. matters. He has experience in digital evidence recovery and eDisclosure cases and in fraud investigations (e.g. FCPA) for international clients. Before joining Alvarez & Marsal in 2009, Mr. Degitz held a number of international management positions and worked as partner in KPMG Forensic Germany, where he built the forensic technology practice and led the telecommunication sector in Europe. Mr. Degitz has significant client expertise in the data security privacy area. He has advised many clients on how to effectively improve their global compliance, audit and security organization. His deep consulting background has been key in the implementation of successful change and prevention programs. Mr. Degitz holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. As a German national he is fluent in German and English.

Kate Paslin

Kate Paslin

Assistant General Counsel, AccessData Group


Kate Paslin joined AccessData Group as Assistant General Counsel following its merger with Summation Litigation Technologies.  A former litigator, Kate supports numerous teams within AccessData to ensure a product offering that meets both the practical needs of the litigation community and regional legal requirements in electronic discovery.  From AccessData’s London office, Kate spearheads educational efforts and market outreach for the international legal community and supplements her internal role with frequent writing and presentations on the impact of electronic information on disclosure practices and the increasing sophistication of legal technologies. Prior to joining AccessData Group, Kate frequently used litigation software as a practicing attorney in both California and Texas.  Her litigation background includes maritime and admiralty work, securities litigation, corporate fraud and misrepresentation, anti-trust and environmental-toxic tort litigation.  Kate received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Elizabeth Howe OBE, LLB

Elizabeth Howe OBE, LLB

General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors


Elizabeth obtained a law degree from Exeter University, England in 1977 and admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature for England and Wales in 1980. Elizabeth has been a public Prosecutor since 1980, working mainly in London, becoming Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent, England in 1999. She was Chair of the Kent Local Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005 and was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Executive Board and the Office of Criminal Justice Reform Board. In 2007 she joined The International Association of Prosecutors [The IAP] as their General Counsel on secondment from the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales. In January 2008 Elizabeth was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her service to the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales and in 2011 received an award from the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law for advancing their aims. As general Counsel of the International Association of Prosecutors she was instrumental in setting up ‘GPEN’, the Global Prosecutors E Crime network which is available through the IAP website.

JUDr. Monika Forejtova, Ph.D.

JUDr. Monika Forejtova, Ph.D.

Attorney in law, FOREJTOVÁ & ČADRA


JUDr. Monika Forejtová, Ph.D. is a university lecturer, speaker, an attorney in law, practicing in her own legal office in Prague. Monika was a member of the board of the Czech Bar Association. She is an expert in the field of European and Czech constitutional law and she published books on discrimination and information law in practice. She is advising on developments in law office technology for commercial subjects. She was twice a moderator of the legal conference "Pravni prostor 2011" and   "Pravni prostor 2012 – law under the sign of changes".  

Ing. Miroslav Řihák

Ing. Miroslav Řihák

Co-ownwer and Chairman, ANECT


Ing. Miroslav Rihák is a co-owner and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANECT company.  He graduated from the University of Technology - Faculty of Electrical Engineering - in Brno where he had studied the Cybernetics Program. In his career he received prestigious awards: "The Entrepreneur of 2004" and "The Figure of Czech Information and Telecommunication Technologies of 2005". He actively participates in a number of local and international forums and conferences about IT and many other subjects. ANECT is a successful business partner in communication and information technologies for the Czech government, enterprises, finance sector and other markets. ANECT started to develop a patented, unique solution for authentication and identity proofing in cyberspace ALUCID(R). Thanks to this experience and knowledge, ANECT is a member of Thematic Network Single European Digital Identity Community – http://www.ssedic.eu/.

Oleg Davydov

Oleg Davydov

Co-Founder and CTO, Oxygen Software


Oleg graduated from Moscow State University, department of Applied Math & Cybernetics with a Master's degree in 1996. In the year 2000, together with Oleg Fedorov, Oleg Davydov founded the Oxygen Software Company. Oleg has been in the IT business for over 20 years and is experienced in team management, applied and system software design, as well as product management.

Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley

Vice President for Global Expansion, Thomson Reuters Elite


Patrick Hurley is Vice President, Global Expansion for Thomson Reuters Elite. He began his career as an administrator in a litigation law firm in California. He joined Elite in 1993 and has served various roles in Product Management, Development and Consulting. He spent 4 years as Director of Technology at Thomson Reuters in Switzerland, working on Elite’s 3E Practice Management System, and was most recently responsible for Elite’s operations in EMEA. He served as the Vice President of the LEDES Oversight Committee, has had various speaking engagements at conferences including the Law Firm CIO Forum, International Legal Technology Association Conference, and European Law Firm Market Seminar, and has authored numerous articles in publications such as Law Technology News and MSSMart.

Jason Plant

Jason Plant

Applications Manager, DLA Piper


Jason is an Applications Manager at DLA Piper. Jason started his IT career within the utility industry as a developer before moving to legal. Seeing the challenge of IT in UK legal at the time, the “green field” development opportunities offered helped his decision to switch to legal IT in 1996. He began working on case management software for personal injury claims before moving into intranet development. Having then moved into project management he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from knowledge management, through intranet and extranet services to document management.  After a number of years in project management, Jason took on his current role of applications manager responsible for Knowledge Management, Digital Dictation and Document Management systems.

Nick Patience

Nick Patience

Director of product marketing and product strategy, Recommind


Nick is Recommind’s director of product marketing and product strategy. He leads a global team tasked with developing marketing strategy across Recommind’s products. Nick joined Recommind from The 451 Group, a technology industry analyst company he co-founded. He started and ran its information management practice and is known as a thought leader in areas such as e-Discovery, unstructured data management, enterprise search and text analytics.

Hannah Hagon

Hannah Hagon

Business Development Manager, Nikec Solutions


A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Hannah has been the Business Development Manager at Nikec Solutions since September 2011, having previously joined Copitrak as their Client Service and Training Manager.  Prior to this Hannah worked at Tikit PLC and has successfully run her own business as a training and e-learning consultant.  Hannah is now responsible for managing and promoting the Nikec Solutions brand and product suite.  “We are committed to evolving our product portfolio based on comments from our clients.  Our focus is social media monitoring and management; plus a solution that provides companies with the ability to view their documents in the paper paradigm as a virtual ring-binder on their desktop, laptop or tablet, in the office or on the move.”

Benton Armstrong

Benton Armstrong

Analytic and Forensic Technology Consulting, Deloitte


Mr. Armstrong is a principal in the Forensic & Dispute Services practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”) in San Francisco, where he provides technology and business advice to law firms and corporate clients in crisis situations, including litigation, fraud investigations, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Armstrong is the global Analytic & Forensic Technology (AFT) leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu member firms and their affiliates. He is also responsible for the regional Deloitte Discovery initiative, a continuum of services created to assist legal counsel in their efforts to efficiently manage the electronic discovery process as part of corporate litigation and fraud investigations. This includes the preservation, collection, analysis, and production of large volumes of electronic information including e-mail, transactional accounting data, and other data from workstations, servers, collaboration sites and other media. He also consults with corporate law departments regarding approaches to addressing e-discovery readiness, early case assessment, data retention, and records management issues.

Sean M. Scott

Sean M. Scott

Chief Information Officer, Litéra


As Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Litéra, Sean Scott oversees all research and development, and customer satisfaction operations at the company. Prior to joining Litéra, Scott was CIO at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice for 12 years, where he was responsible for providing leadership and management in the planning, selection and deployment of a wide range of information technology solutions. He has been a member of Litéra’s advisory board since 2003, having provided technology and roadmap guidance in that capacity. Also in 2003, Computerworld magazine named Scott as one of its 100 premier information technology leaders. He was the only CIO from an East Coast-based law firm to make the distinguished list that year. Prior to serving as CIO at Womble Carlyle, Sean served as Systems Engineering Manager for the firm from 1999 to 2000; and Help Desk/Technical Support Manager from 1997 to 1999. Before joining Womble Carlyle in 1997, Sean spent three years as an operations manager for a leather sales company, which marketed leather goods to the furniture and after-market auto industries.

Frank Boening

Frank Boening

VP of Sales and Marketing, CertiVox


Frank Boening’s career spans more than two decades of successful customer-centric sales and marketing organization building, including the globally highly successful start ups Remedy and Informatica which both IPO’d on NASDAQ. Most recently Frank ran Workshare’s EMEA business and accumulated extensive international experience with corporate legal departments and law firms, including the world’s largest and most profitable firms. At CertiVox Frank is driving his next start up, focused on Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, providing security services and components for the web 2.0 world. His renowned understanding of technology distribution models in the cloud and compliance and security aspects of XaaS is widely respected.

Derek Benton

Derek Benton

Director of International Operations, LexisNexis


Derek joined Reed Elsevier, parent of the LexisNexis Group in 1982, and Martindale-Hubbell in 1991 and has held sales, marketing and management positions based in the UK and Singapore.  These roles have put him in direct contact with bar associations, professional legal organisations and law firms of every size, worldwide. He has spoken on aspects of law firm marketing at international legal conferences (including ECLA, IBA, LexMundi and TerraLex) and has facilitated meetings with in-house lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.  More recently he has helped shape Martindale-Hubbell’s online services to meet the changing needs of the legal profession and users of legal services.

 

Marián Svetlík

Marián Svetlík

Digital Forensics Forum


Marian Svetlik, 55, Slovakian, is recognised mainly as a digital forensic expert with a wide-ranging background in information security. He has 30 years of experience in IT, more than 15 years of experience in digital forensics and 10 years of experience in information security management, especially in disaster recovery and incident handling. Marian is a former police officer, a former head of the special computer-crime expertise police unit, and co-founder of ENFSI Forensic Information Technology Working Group. Marian is working as a principal consultant in Risk Analysis Consultants now; his main orientation is information security risks analysis and management. He has been involved in many projects in the financial and telecom sectors, as well as assisting lead industry companies in BS 7799 certification etc. He is the founder head of the first private Digital Forensic Institute in the Czech Republic. Marian has participated in many conferences, mainly in the digital forensics area, from Interpol training courses and ENFSI activities, to the Council of Europe Cyber-Crime committee, as well as the CTOSE project and ECCE conferences. He is a member of HTCIA and ACFE and an experienced trainer in digital forensics and information security. His last activity is the Digital Forensic Forum (DFF) Initiative. He is CEO of the Academy of Forensic Sciences. Marian lives near Prague, he speaks English, Russian, Czech and Slovak.

Tomas Mach

Tomas Mach

Anglo American University, Prague


Tomas Mach holds graduate degrees in law from the University of Cambridge (LL.M.) and Charles University in Prague (Ph.D.). He is partner in Tynska Chambers/ Advokatni kancelar Tynska in Prague, Czech Republic where he focuses on corporate Law and related litigation and arbitration. He also lectures law at the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic. 

 

Rob Lancashire

Rob Lancashire

COO, BigHand


As a qualified engineer Rob spent his early career in a range of technical commercial roles before founding nFlow, a startup legal software business, in 2000. At nFlow he was a key driver in the company’s reputation for innovation and customer service that saw the business grow to a turnover of nearly £2m and 17,000 users.  Rob joined BigHand in 2010 as Managing Director of the UK Legal & Professional Services business unit following his successful sale of nFlow to BigHand. In August 2011 Rob was appointed to the role of COO where his responsibilities have since included board level responsibility for the EMEA & APAC business units as well as BigHand’s Products, Development and Client Services teams. He has expansive knowledge of the markets BigHand serves particularly the Legal technology market and brings his ethos and skills in managing the business to deliver the very best products and services to existing and prospective customers alike. Rob was a core member of the management team led by CEO Jon Ardron who completed a secondary buyout of the business from Lloyds Bank Development Capital for £49m, backed by Bridgepoint Development Capital.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Market Director, Control Risks


Mike Brown is Market Director for Legal Technologies in Europe. An expert in e-discovery software and services, Mike works with organisations based in Europe or which have offices or significant assets in the region. Mike is responsible for assisting clients in all aspects of preparing for, and responding to, investigations and litigation. This entails the provision of expertise and services to address the complexity of managing data protection/privacy issues in different jurisdictions across Europe, particularly when dealing with US-based requests for data. Mike has a long and successful track record in the legal technologies industry, from both a law firm and service provider perspective. Mike’s experience crosses industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical, defence, infrastructure, energy, technology, automotive and telecommunications, as well as public inquiries. Projects include Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) investigations; EU competition investigations; and requests for data from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
JUDr. Martin Maisner, PhD.

JUDr. Martin Maisner, PhD.

Partner, ROWAN LEGAL


Martin Maisner is a partner at ROWAN LEGAL. He is a renowned expert in the area of ICT Law, Outsourcing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Cyber Security. He is the author of many publications and articles; gives presentations at many professional conferences in the Czech Republic and abroad. He regularly lectures at the University of Economics, Faculty of Law at Masaryk University and the Pan European University. He has acted as an arbitrator in a number of hearings before the Arbitration Court Attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Martin is an arbitrator of the Centre for Dispute Settlement for .eu domains. He has represented clients in arbitrations in Prague, Geneva, Zurich and London. Martin is a member of a global expert group of top arbitration specialists (MULTILAW Arbitration Team), the Czech Bar Association, the Slovak Bar Association, the International Bar Association, Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage, the London Court of International Arbitration and is also the vice president of CSSI (Czech Society for Systems Integrations).

Patricia de Bont, MSc

Patricia de Bont, MSc

Managing Director, European Consumer Centre


Patricia de Bont is director of the Dutch European Consumer Centre. In 1997 she graduated from Wageningen University in the Netherlands with a Master degree in Consumer science. She began her career as financial advisor/mediator in debt relief services, emergency care and social services. She joined the Dutch Clearing House at the Dutch Foundation for Consumer Complaints Boards in 2005, which merged with the ECC-Net in 2006. From that time on she is managing director of the Dutch European Consumer Centre, which is located at the head office of the Dutch Legal Service Counter. She has been active (as working group member and leader) in the 6 E-commerce reports, which the ECC-Net has published.

 

Lewis Shand Smith

Lewis Shand Smith

Ombudsman Services, Chief Executive


From 2002 to 2007, Lewis was the Crown appointed Scottish Public Services Deputy Ombudsman and a member of the Executive Board at the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman. He is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and has served congregations in Motherwell, Shetland and Dumfries and was a canon of St Andrew's Cathedral Aberdeen. Lewis was a member of the Shetland Islands Council from 1990-1999 and Convener/Leader from 1994-1999.  He is a former Vice-President of COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) and represented the UK on the European Committee of the Regions.  He was on the Executive of the Constitutional Convention and a member of the Highlands and Islands Convention. Lewis was Chair of the Management Committee of Shetland College, served on the UHI Steering Group, was a Director of UHI Ltd
and has been a board member or trustee for a number of organisations including Scottish Homes and Dumfries and Galloway College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Lewis joined Ombudsman Services as Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive in 2009.

Dusan Kozusnik

Dusan Kozusnik

Co-Founder, Compelson Labs


Dusan co-founded Compelson Labs in 1991 while finishing his studies in computer science at Czech Technical University in Prague and has been a chief architect of software and hardware products since then. With his team, he created such software and hardware based products as PC security systems for advanced data and antivirus protection, encryption products used in banks, password management products and smart-card products for world brands. Since 1996 his effort has been concentrated on cell-phones. Dusan designed the unique software system called MOBILedit, allowing further development of such products as phone management software, phone-copy solution, and a forensic tool for investigators, which set a global  standard. He is leading the company while still working in research and development.

Duncan Gardiner

Duncan Gardiner

Director of Forensic Services, Epiq


Duncan is a highly skilled investigator specialising in the examination of technology. His experience spans all aspects of criminal and civil sectors. He has experience in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia, with his last 5 years dedicated to jurisdictions within the UK and Europe. Duncan began his investigative career as a front line police officer serving 10 years for the New Zealand Police. While in the Police, Duncan moved into Computer Forensic investigations with the NZ Police Electronic Crime Laboratory. From there, he moved to the civil sector with a highly regarded accountancy firm in Sydney Australia. In 2005 Duncan relocated to London where he has since worked closely with organizations like the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) and the SFO (Serious Fraud Office). In May 2006 Duncan took up the role as Operations Manager (now titled Director of Digital Forensics) for a private London firm DGI (Data Genetics international), his role there was to manage the growth of one of the UK’s premiere digital forensic teams.

 

Simon Elven

Simon Elven

Head of CRM and Managed Services, Tikit


Simon Elven, Head of CRM and Managed Services, was a of the founder member of Tikit and has been influential in the development of the company so that it is now recognised as one of the leading providers of IT products and services to the legal sector for the last 15 years. Much of Simon’s early work was with document management systems and his focus has progressively shifted over the last 8 years to CRM systems and their application for business development. More recently Simon has been utilising the experience gained from over 20 years providing software and services to the legal industry to drive forward Tikit’s Outsourced and Managed Services offerings. His knowledge and expertise are increasingly sought after by legal firms and industry commentators alike, as the necessity for legal firms to increase the efficiency of their IT infrastructure and, more importantly, tie IT directly to the business goals of the firm. He is a sought after conference speaker across Europe, North America and the United Kingdom

 

Jan Balatka

Jan Balatka

Senior Manager, Deloitte Forensics


Jan Balatka is senior manager in Deloitte Forensics. He is leading the analytic and forensic laboratory for Central Europe and his experience is in IT services with focus on data analytics (fraud prevention and detection, tax evasion analytics etc.), electronic data discovery (litigation support and content optimization) and continuous controls monitoring. Jan has an international experience, working in various countries, especially in Switzerland and Canada. Jan is also leading the research and development activities as part of the analytics center of excellence of Deloitte CE. 

Julia Salasky

Julia Salasky

Associate Legal Officer, UNCITRAL


Julia Salasky is the Associate Legal Officer for the Online Dispute Resolution Working Group (Working Group III) and Arbitration Working Group (Working Group II) of the United Nations International Trade Law Division (UNCITRAL Secretariat). At UNCITRAL, Julia works on issues relating to all aspects of online dispute resolution, including all elements of the UNCITRAL draft procedural rules and the legal implications of a global online dispute resolution system, in addition to working on areas relating to arbitration. UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations in the field of international trade law. Julia formerly worked for several years in London as a lawyer in private practice for the commercial litigation and international arbitration group of a leading international law firm, and has also worked at the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and Oxford University, her masters degree from the London School of Economics, and her law degree in London.  

Martin Riedel

Martin Riedel

Partner, Ernst & Young


Martin Riedel is a Partner in the Assurance practice, focusing on Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services. He is in charge of the required technical infrastructure for the Central European Zone. Martin Joined Ernst & Young in 2011 and is based in their Frankfurt office. Some of Martin's competencies are in Business process analysis and optimization, Forensic data analysis – structured & unstructured data, and Fraud detection and mitigation. He supported an antitrust case that included the development of preparation and mitigation measures. In all his projects, Martin always considers global, regional, country as well as company specific data privacy guidelines, rules and regulations, specifically related to employee and business partner data. He is a German native and is fluent in English.

Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon

Head of Information and Evidence, International Criminal Court


Mark Dillon is the Head of Information and Evidence at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He joined the Court in 2005 and among his responsibilities are managing all of the evidence collected during investigations and preparing  the evidence for disclosure and presentation in the ICC’s eCourt. Prior to joining the ICC, he worked at Kroll Ontrack, in London, where he was assigned exclusively to a small number of major clients. He spent three years working on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Northern Ireland, managing the electronic evidence and two years in charge of digitizing evidence and presenting it during hearings at the Harold Shipman Inquiry in England. Along with his research partner, Dr Philipp Amann, Mark is involved in a number of projects in the area of forensic and electronic evidence. Mark is a member of a working group for the design of the ICC’s new permanent premises, which will include two purpose built, state of the art, electronic court rooms.

 

David Kemp

David Kemp

Executive Director Legal Policy, Autonomy


David is a strategic analyst, working with the "Senior Corporate Professionals" in multi-nationals, financial institutions, government departments and law firms. Such professionals work as Trusted Advisors to the Corporate Board as heads of Legal, Compliance, Risk, Audit and Information, for example. His role is to assist in identifying the key strategic opportunities and challenges that affect such organisations in terms of Business Process Management, Corporate Governance and advancement of the business through enhanced client relationship and asset management. By original profession, an Oxford University graduate lawyer. David has worked as external counsel, and for 10 years as a political risk insurance broker responsible in his company for the Nordic Region. Then in 1990 he joined ABN AMRO Bank as a Corporate Banker, setting up first a Structured Trade Finance Team, then a Financial Institutions Relationship management business, and an Asset Securitisation team benefitting from the arrival of the Euro. In 2001, he became the Legal & Compliance Manager at ABN AMRO - providing a business platform for some 600 lawyers and 800 compliance officers in 53 countries. During this time, he was closely involved in creating new practices in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Management, Knowledge Management and Records Management - forming industry-wide groupings for bench-marking in each case.

Stanislav Beránek

Stanislav Beránek

Transparency International Czech Republic


 

Stanislav Beránek has worked at Transparency International Czech Republic since April 2007. From January 2010 untill now, he has been a project manager for TIC looking at cases relating to the judiciary, public prosecution, and the police. Other areas of his work cover organized crime, political corruption, and the protection of whistleblowers. Since March 2012, Stanislav has been a member of the Czech Society of Criminology. His speaking experience is extensive and has edited and authored a number of publications on the Czech justice system, issues of governance, independence and transparency.

 

Eric Hunter

Eric Hunter

Director, Bradford & Barthel, LLP


Eric Hunter is the Director of Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Strategies at Bradford & Barthel, LLP. Over the past two years, Eric has integrated a Google-driven social media knowledge and collaboration environment within the firm and is constantly looking to leverage innovation solutions to enhance client service interaction while driving business optimization solutions internally. Eric speaks and writes on competitive strategy and collaborative cloud solutions globally and is the recipient of ILTA’s 2010 ‘Knowledge Management Champion’ Distinguished Peer and ILTA’s 2010 ‘Innovative Member’ awards. 

Dr. Hans Henseler

Dr. Hans Henseler

Partner Fox IT


Hans Henseler is partner at Fox IT and is in charge of services, training and product development for Forensic IT, E-Discovery and Incident Response. Since 2009 he is a part-time E-Discovery research professor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Hans received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and holds a Ph.D. on Artificial Neural Networks from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. In 1992 he founded the department of forensic computer science at the Netherlands Forensic science Institute (NFI) and in 1996 he was vice chairmen of the International Organisation on Computer Evidence (IOCE). From 2000-2006 he was Chief Technology Officer at ZyLAB and responsible for the development, testing and support of ZyLAB's E-Discovery software suite. From 2006-2010 Hans was director of Forensic Technology Solutions at PwC and was leading the PwC Eurofirms Forensic Technology Solutions practice. He managed large scale multi-national  E-Discovery projects including data collection, email review and financial data analysis. 

JUDr. Bc. Libor Kyncl

JUDr. Bc. Libor Kyncl

Assistant professor, Masaryk University, Faculty of Law


JUDr. Bc. Libor Kyncl, Ph.D. is the assistant professor at the Department of Financial Law and Economy at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law. He deals with issues of financial law, public finance, eFinance, eGovernment and public sector information in the Czech Republic including related issues resulting from European Union law. He co-authored monographs, he is an author of chapters in monographs and he also presented his papers on numerous international conferences and organized various seminars and  workshops regarding eGovernment, eFinance and financial services, for example symposion "Know Your Customer" (Prague, May 2012,  http://kyc.law.muni.cz). He has significant academic experience in public finance and in public budgets, in financial market and in the ICT aspects of public finance and financial market.

 

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