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Microsoft Execs to Deliver Keynote Presentation on Disruptive Technology At LegalTech West Coast on June 24-25 in Los Angeles

Microsoft Execs to Deliver Keynote Presentation on Disruptive Technology At LegalTech West Coast on June 24-25 in Los Angeles

NEW YORK – May 19, 2014 – Two senior executives from Microsoft Corp. will headline the faculty of guest speakers at the 2014 edition of LegalTech West Coast, the largest legal technology event on the West Coast. The annual gathering will take place this year on June 24-25 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The conference will kick-off on June 24th at 9 a.m. with a joint keynote presentation by Lisa Tanzi, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Application & Services Group and Business Solutions Group at Microsoft, and Nishan DeSilva, Senior Director of Business and Technology Strategy for Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) at Microsoft. Tanzi and DeSilva’s presentation, “Disruptive Technology: The Next Game-Changing Innovation,” is open to all attendees at LegalTech West Coast. The Day One keynote will discuss how legal professionals will use technology to transform their current business processes and embrace new ways of working by addressing key questions, such as:

* Where is technology going?
* What technology will you encounter in the next three to five years?
* How will small firms embrace and exploit technology?
* Where is innovation taking us?

The following day, June 25th, the keynote session will take the form of a unique panel discussion moderated by Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief of ALM’s Law Technology News. The session – “Navigating Today’s Cyber Environment: How Secure is Our Data?” – is also open to all attendees and is eligible for CLE Ethics credits. The panelists include:

  • Judy Selby, Partner and Co-Chair, Information Governance Team, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • John Tomaszewski, Senior Counsel, International Data Protection Practice Group, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • David Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Winston & Strawn
  • Ray Aghaian, Partner and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Practice, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Jason Ruger, Chief Security Officer, Motorola Mobility LLC

LegalTech West Coast 2014 features nine tracks of educational programming: Modernizing E-Discovery; Data and Analytics; Advanced IT; Exploiting The New Legal Ecosystem; Biz Dev for the Small Law Firm; Information Governance; Mobility and Security; Cost Control and Efficiency; and Investment/Fund Management Compliance. Conference attendees are eligible for up to 8.25 CLE credits, including 2.25 in Ethics credits.

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LegalTech West Coast is presented by ALM Events, a leading producer of educational and networking events for business leaders and professionals. Other ALM events include ALM Legal Conferences, Insight Information Conferences and the RealShare Conference series for commercial real estate professionals.


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