The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption
Virtual Experience • Audacious Mission
SOLID Fall, Agenda – October 7-8, 2021
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Daily EST
*Content Subject to Change
Day 1 – October 7, 11:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group
Start Time: 11:00am
Christina Wojcik – Director of Legal Tech Innovation, Citi
Preparing The Lawyer of the Future
How do you prepare 1000 in-house lawyers for the legal department of the future…Including automation, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning? Christina shares how she started with five attorneys, pilot groups and town halls to grow her enthusiastic cohort to over 300.
Candi Smith, CEDS – Senior Technology and eDiscovery Specialist, Jabil
EDiscovery in the Cloud- Multiple Uses for eDiscovery Tools and Technology
As more and more eDiscovery moves to the cloud there is a significant cost savings and opportunities to utilize eDiscovery tools for multiple purposes. Investigations compliance and mitigating risk.
Rajan Gupta – Head of Global Technology – Legal and Compliance, Facebook
Bots – Automation – When is Enough Too Much
How many bots is your organization using? How much time do you spend being “automated” rather than interacting? There is a balance to be maintained for optimal efficiencies vs. optimal work environment.
Stephen Aaronson – Head of Legal IT, Takeda
The Art of the Possible – The Big Picture and Vision of the Future
Join Steve as he gives us his view of the Future of the Law Department, incorporating his experience leading digital innovation and achieving multi-million savings year-over-year in ever-changing environments. How can you define and deliver strategic roadmaps that align business and IT initiatives?
Amanda Fennell – Relativity ODA
The Top Three Security Threats Facing Your Company in 2022
While ransomware attacks will continue to be top-of-mind, what other cybersecurity threats should your firm prepare for in the coming year? Learn more about the changing threat landscape, along with the internal and external threats that might be targeting your firm, in this informative session with Relativity’s CSO and CIO, Amanda Fennell.
Break out Rooms
Start Time: 1:00pm
Josh Kreamer – Director of Ediscovery, AstraZeneca
eDiscovery is Cool Again
A plethora of new data sources is creating unique opportunities for eDiscovery professionals to elevate and accelerate their careers into information governance, compliance and investigations. How do you get a seat at this table or create the table if it doesn’t yet exist?
Aaron Van Nice – VP | Legal Operations – Legal | Compliance and Government Relations , ADM
Empower your PICs through Standardization and Efficiency
Conducting RFPs is a proven vendor selection technique to select the right vendor and save costs but is often cumbersome and time consuming to do even with dedicated resources. Creating a tool that standardizes the process, eliminates manual steps and has built in tracking for the Professional in Charge (PIC) is a game changer in how we select and engage Outside Counsel for our matters.
Jim Vint – Chief Revenue Officer, Breakwater
Data Lineage – Where Did It Come From, Where Did It Go
Understanding data at rest is only half of the story. What happens to your data while in motion? Data lineage provides a ‘way back machine’ for your organization, enabling you to reconstruct your business at any point in time, and allows you to understand the operational reality of your business in real time.
Amy Hinzmann – President, Compliance
Marie Kondo Your Contracts – Do They Spark Joy? Achieving Digital Maturity from eDiscovery to Contract Analytics.
Contract analytics and lifecycle management is an area ripe for digital transformation and is on the precipice of converging with eDiscovery. We’ll explore the AI and workflow philosophy behind this convergence, and we’ll discuss the relevant factors that will help convince your internal stakeholders to take the digital journey.
Break out Rooms
End of Day Wrap Up
Day 2 – October 8, 11:00am
Start Time: 11:00am
Mike Gottschall – Sr eDiscovery Program Manager, McKesson
The Impact of O 365 On Your Discovery Program
Mike has 20 years experience managing Legal Operations, Professional Services, and developing comprehensive eDiscovery solutions. Learn how he is working with the opportunities and challenges M365 presents, and what he is doing about them.
Sanjay Batra – Chief of Staff | Corporate External Legal Affairs | Global Sales Marketing and Operations, Microsoft
The Evolving Role of the Legal Chief of Staff – aka The COO
The Legal Chief of Staff is an evolving role that encompasses change management, strategy and planning, communications, business management, mapping resources to the business needs and prioritizing projects and talent. Sanjay Batra of Microsoft will offer his insights on what it takes to be a Legal Chief of Staff today and tomorrow.
Tal Samet, AGC
Lisa Ripley – Senior Director | eDiscovery & Information Governance, Oracle
Adaption and Adoption of New Legal Technology – A Fireside Chat
A Fireside Chat with two experts on change management. Join Tal and Lisa as they discuss how to support , cajole and convince your team to use new technology
Jeff Salling – Legal Innovation | eDiscovery Counsel | Adjunct Professor | Cross Border | Legal Technology | Data Privacy | Data Analytics
General Evolving Changes In The Industry?
A fireside chat with Jeffrey Salling on the forbidden urbanism change, analytics and new sources of data? What’s now and what’s next?
Break out Rooms
Start Time: 1:00pm
Joann Stoiner – Chief Data Officer, Mastercard
Data Sources and the Value of Date id changes for all organizations more rapidly than technology can respond. So how do we level up our troops to take the lead and keep us current.
Adam Rubinger – Executive Vice President, HaystackID
The Power of Partnership
A partnership is not built overnight; it takes time, trust, and all parties to work towards a common goal. In this talk, we will be discussing the key elements to a successful partnership and the mindset behind it.
Kevin Brinig – Co-founder and CEO, LitLingo
Fireside Chat with LitLingo CEO Kevin Brinig: From Silicon Valley to Silicon Hills
LitLingo’s CEO and Co-founder, Kevin Brinig, joins the folks at SOLID for a virtual chat about how his personal and professional journey gave rise to his latest mission: helping businesses communicate better. Listen in to hear how his unique perspective, molded by his upbringing in a family of attorneys and his transformative experiences as an early employee at Uber, allowed him to pivot from helping how the world travels to how businesses communicate in real-time.
End of Day Wrap Up
What is SOLID?
SOLID is a TED-STYLE Talk summit focused on innovation and the business of law. Did you ever listen to a great SOLID Talk or panel and wish you had time to engage and brainstorm in real time on how to apply those ideas to your business? 14 speakers will give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law. They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.
Our talks are followed by facilitated table talks, sprint panels, and town hall discussions, whereby participants discuss what they know now that they did not know before the session started and how to apply these lessons to their own organizations. SOLID provides participants with maximum interaction with peers and colleagues in a round table, workshop environment to assess current challenges and design concrete solutions.
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Reasons to Attend SOLID
Our day will be broken into four themed segments focused on innovation and disruption. We will focus on challenges and barriers, identify opportunities for meaningful change, and develop solutions for all market segments.
100 legal professionals and subject matter experts from law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics.
Purposefully moderated tables with curated participants from all market segments.
Participants will switch their tables 2 times throughout the day.
“Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights into innovative approaches that are driving real improvements for how corporations deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network. I would highly recommend it.”
VP Corporate Systems at MetLife
“If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!”
Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions
“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator. I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend. It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”
VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company
“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable. It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”