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Jason R. Baron

Jason R. Baron

Of Counsel, Drinker, Biddle & Reath


Jason R. Baron serves as Of Counsel in the law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, in Washington, D.C., and is the Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative, a newly formed vendor-neutral industry consortium and think tank. As an internationally recognized speaker and author, over the past decade Mr. Baron has given presentations on preservation and access issues involving electronic records in over 300 forums, including throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as a keynote or invited speaker at conferences held in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and The Czech Republic. Immediately prior to his present position, Mr. Baron served for 13 years as the first Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration.  He also  formerly held the positions of trial attorney and senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, where during the 1990s he acted as lead counsel in landmark litigation involving the preservation of White House e-mail. He has served as Co-chair on the steering committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on electronic document retention and production, as an editor-in-chief on three Sedona commentaries, and as an editor on the 2013 Sedona Commentary on Information Governance.  Mr. Baron was a founding co-coordinator of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC Legal Track, a founding co-organizer of the “DESI” (Discovery of Electronically Stored Information) workshop series devoted to search issues, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Baron is also currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maryland, where he teaches e-discovery in the College of Information Studies.  In 2013, Mr. Baron was recognized as an e-discovery “trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, in its issue on the “Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.” He was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious international Emmett Leahy Award, recognizing his career contributions in the field of records and information management. He also received a Fed 100 award from Federal Computer Week in 2008 for his e-discovery related advocacy. Mr. Baron received degrees from Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law.  

D. Casey Flaherty

D. Casey Flaherty

Corporate Counsel, Kia Motors America, Inc. 


D. Casey Flaherty is corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, Inc. where he oversees dealer-related legal matters and electronic discovery. Before moving in-house, Casey served time in BigLaw where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation and electronic discovery. Based on what he witnessed in BigLaw, Casey developed a technology competency audit that he administers to his outside counsel. The audit is currently being automated so it can be offered free to other in-house counsel. Casey regularly writes and speaks about his audit, legal technology, electronic discovery, budgeting, and other topics. The opinions he expresses are his own and not those of Kia Motors America, Inc.

Jeffrey Ritter

Jeffrey Ritter

Professor of Law, Georgetown Univ.


Jeffrey Ritter is globally recognized as a pioneer in shaping the legal rules for electronic commerce.  In his career serving some of the world's largest companies at each new horizon of information technology, he has contributed to building the legal frameworks to enable persistent chasms between law and technology to be crossed with velocity and confidence. He worked extensively in the United Nations programmes to develop international trade practices, has testified to the United States Congress on the future of digital money, and has helped global Fortune 50 companies with complex information security, electronic signature, privacy, and cloud-based service offerings.  His forthcoming 2014 book, "Building Digital Trust", presents a new architecture for how to create wealth and govern our systems in a digital world.  He is currently developing and teaching new, innovative graduate school courses on information governance, cyberlaw, and policy at Georgetown University Law Center, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and The University of Oxford Department of Computer Science. More information about Jeffrey is available at www.jeffreyritter.com.

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

CEO, Fast Future Research


Rohit is the CEO of Fast Future Research and advises clients around the global on how to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing reality. He has worked, consulted and spoken to leadership audiences in over 60 countries on six continents.  His legal sector clients include Allen and Overy, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Simmons and Simmons, DLA Piper, Kennedy's and Wragge and Co.  Other clients include American Express, Astra Zeneca, Barclays, Citibank, Deloitte, E&Y, Emaar, Etisalat, GE, IBM, Intel, KPMG, McKinsey, Microsoft, Nokia, PwC, Pfizer, SAP, Siemens, the European Commission,  the OECD, international associations, and national and local government agencies, airports and tourism organisations in the USA, UK, China, India, Finland, Korea, Mauritius, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE.

 

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.

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.

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

Managing Director, INsig2


Goran Oparnica, B. Sc. in Computer science, is a managing director of INsig2, a leading European company in the field of digital evidence and digital forensic education. INsig2 has 10 years of experience in educating both lawyers and police investigators in different aspects of digital evidence and digital forensic investigations. Mr. Oparnica oversees a team that plans and develops content for different educational programs for lawyers as well as for digital forensic practitioners. Since its establishment in 2004, INsig2’s experts have trained students, both lawyers and investigators from more or less every European country. This makes INsig2 a unique company in the Europe. Mr. Oparnica holds the CPP designation by ASIS international and CISM designation by ISACA.

HH Judge Simon Brown QC

HH Judge Simon Brown QC

Specialist Mercantile Judge, UK


Simon is one of the few fully docketed judges in the UK and is adept at project management in case managing and then trying complex business cases, using modern technology. He is a former practising barrister, arbitrator and mediator specialising in contract, tort and insurance law. He regularly speaks at international conferences all over the World, been a keynote speaker on a number of occasions, has participated in high level forums at the Judicial Institute of London University, Legal Tech in New York, and e-working efficiency in London. Simon often participates in panels and e-converses with the leading US, Canadian, UK, Dutch, French, Swiss, German, New Zealand and Australian judges about electronic disclosure, e-filing and e-working; case & costs  management and all aspects of modern litigation. He pioneered Costs Budgeting in the Birmingham Mercantile Court Pilot scheme for Lord Justice Jackson in his radical Review of Civil Litigation. Costs Management has now been rolled out nationally in civil cases throughout England & Wales under the Civil Procedure Rules. 

Mgr. Jan Podaný

Mgr. Jan Podaný

Judge, Kladno District Court, CR


Jan Podaný graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. In 2003 he was appointed judge of the Kladno District Court. He specializes in civil law, including cases with a foreign element, and the enforcement of court decisions. Since 2012 he has been an external lecturer to the Czech Judicial Academy, the central institution for training judges and state prosecutors, where he teaches a course entitled “Electronic documents and their assessment in court practice“ together with RNDr. Jiri Peterka.

Hon. Judge Andrew J. Peck

Hon. Judge Andrew J. Peck

U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York


Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012- ). Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from 1978-1995. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News. Judge Peck's key e-discovery opinions: Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (Peck, M.J.) (predictive coding), aff'd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012); William A. Gross Constr. Assocs., Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 256 F.R.D. 134 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (Peck, M.J.) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (Peck, M.J.) (spoliation & adverse inference instruction), aff'd, 2007 WL 1518632 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2007); Anti-Monopoly, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 94 Civ. 2120, 1995 WL 649934 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 1995) (Peck, M.J.).

Judge Dory Reiling Ph.D. Mag.Iur.

Judge Dory Reiling Ph.D. Mag.Iur.

Senior Judge, Amsterdam District Court


Dory Reiling Ph.D. Mag.Iur. is a senior judge at the Amsterdam District Court. Apart from her court work, she is involved in the program to digitalize court procedures in the courts in the Netherlands. She was a senior judicial reform specialist at the World Bank and IT program manager for the Netherlands judiciary. She regularly lectures on court IT at universities, judicial academies and postgraduate schools and works as an IT adviser to judiciaries around the world. She is also a co-author of the World Bank Handbook on Justice Sector Assessments. She was the acting expert for the Consultative Council of European Judges (Council of Europe) Opinion 14 on information technologies and the courts. Her 2009 book Technology for Justice, How Information Technology can Support Judicial Reform, is widely available in print, on line and as an e-book. Her publications can be found on www.doryreiling.com and her tweets are on www.twitter.com/doryontour

HHJ John Tanzer

HHJ John Tanzer

Circuit Judge, South Eastern Circuit, UK



HHJ John Tanzer was born in London in 1949 and then lived in Bangkok, New York and Tokyo but went to school in England and then to Oxford and Sussex Universities. After which he read law and started his career as a barrister in 1975.  He was in chambers in Brighton and in London before becoming a Circuit judge in 2001.  HH J Tanzer now only sits hearing criminal cases (jury trials). He is heavily involved with IT. The two projects he is most closely concerned with are: (1) eJudiciary, which is an independent IT system for the judiciary accessible on any device which has an internet connection. It is based on Office365 from Microsoft and (2) eBundles which from his angle is not only filing data but how that data should be made accessible in the courtroom. He stresses this as a gap in available products.

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.

Johan ten Houten

Johan ten Houten

Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte


Johan is an expert on analytics, E-discovery, computer forensics and information security. Johan ten Houten has been involved in all areas of information security and information analytics since he attended the Technical University of Delft. He has a firm understanding of the concept, techniques and key issues of information security, information analysis, information processing, forensic investigations and E-discovery. He has worked at the Dutch Forensic Laboratory where he founded the Computer Forensics department. Johan has advised Intelligence and law enforcement agencies, banks and multinationals in the area of computer security and computer forensics. Since 2005 Johan is heading the Computer Forensics laboratory at Deloitte.

Raquel Tamez

Raquel Tamez

Acting General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, SourceAmerica


Raquel currently serves as Acting General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for SourceAmerica, a national nonprofit that creates job opportunities for persons with significant disabilities. Reporting directly to the CEO and the Board of Directors, Raquel's responsibilities include: designing, developing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring the ethics and compliance program. Prior to SourceAmerica, Raquel served as Deputy General Counsel of Litigation and e-Discovery at CSC, a global leader in next generation IT services and solutions. In her role at CSC, Raquel was responsible for the management of litigation; and she served as Global e-Discovery Counsel. Prior to joining CSC, Raquel was in private practice at a law firm in Dallas Texas, where she represented CSC as a client. After starting her legal career as Trial Attorney in the US Department of Labor Solicitor’s Office, she joined Mary Kay, Inc., an international cosmetics company. As in-house counsel, she handled all international employment matters for 35 subsidiaries as well as domestic-manufacturing labor and employment issues. She then served as VP and Corporate Counsel for Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a global BPO and IT outsourcing company based in Texas, where she managed all aspects of litigation and oversaw the development/implementation of the company’s worldwide compliance training program. Raquel is an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association-DC. She speaks fluent Spanish and has received national recognition as a recipient of the Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award bestowed by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Most recently, Raquel was featured in the “Leading Latinas” June 2013 issue of Hispanic Executive and was honored with the designation of “R-3 100: The Next Generation of General Counsel” in the August 2013 issue of Inside Counsel. Raquel has a certification in personal training and Pilates and is a devoted yoga practitioner, runner and road biker.

Dominic Regan

Dominic Regan

Professor, City Law School, UK


Dominic Regan is a Professor at City Law School, but in the real world delivers over 200 talks a year to practitioners on litigation and costs issues. He is a columnist for New Law Journal and now a regular contributor to Litigation Funding. He is the presentor in the most viewed dispute resolution webinar in the country, and advised Sir Rupert Jackson on budgeting and other litigation reforms.

JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM

JUDr. 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.

Radim Polčák

Radim Polčák

Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University


Radim Polčák is a legal theorist working at the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, where among other things, lectures at the Institute of Law and Technology. He specialises in the theory of law, law of modern information systems, Internet and cyberspace. He has also been leading the popular conference on cyberspace. In 2007 he published the book "Introduction to ICT Law", which was the first publication in Central Europe that discussed the legal issues surrounding information technologies

Andrew Haslam

Andrew Haslam

Consultant, Allvision


Andrew Haslam, from Allvision Computing (www.allvision.co.uk), is the UK's leading independent litigation support consultant, who since 1997 has provided specialist legal IT advice and Electronic Data Disclosure (EDD) strategy to the UK’s top law firms. Andrew started his professional career serving 12 years in the British Army where he acquired an IT degree and an abiding interest in how computing can help people work more efficiently. He then spent a decade delivering document management solutions to clients in the Military, Central Government and Pharmaceutical sectors. From early 2004, Andrew has been at the forefront of developments in EDD, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading consultants in this field, speaking at many conferences and authoring a series of white papers on EDD and Litigation Readiness. He has an on-going part time role as the manager of a Litigation Support team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, as well as providing practical and strategic EDD support to top 100 firms including; BLP, RPC, Bird & Bird, Geldards, Hugh James, SJ Berwin, Clyde & Co, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Thomas Eggar, Heath Buckeridge, Pinsent Masons and Curtis Davis Garrard.

William F. Hamilton

William F. Hamilton

Executive Director, Law School, University of Florida


Mr. Hamilton is the Executive Director of the International Center for Automated Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he also serves the Director of the University of Florida Law E-Discovery Project. Mr. Hamilton is also the Provost of Bryan University and the Dean of its electronic discovery degree and graduate certificate programs. Mr. Hamilton is a neutral, arbitrator and mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Trademark Association, and the American Arbitration Association. William Hamilton is a veteran trial attorney who handles complex business litigation in the areas of software and technology disputes, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets law), e-commerce, data security, telecommunications, trade regulation, unfair trade practices, and internal investigations. Mr. Hamilton serves as the National E-Discovery Partner for the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP.

JUDr. Martin Vychopeň

JUDr. Martin Vychopeň

Chairman, Czech Bar Association


Currently Mr. Vychopeň is the chairman of the Czech Bar Association (ČAK), member of ČAK delegation in the CCBE and an exam commissioner in the ČAK. He was born on July 28th 1966. He received his education from the Charles University Law School in Prague, where he is a member of the Scientific Board and where he externally teaches civil law. He currently works for the private law firm Camrda, Premus, Vychopeň, Vachoušek, Zeman and Partners, which is based in Benešov, Czech Republic.

Oliver McClintock

Oliver McClintock

Deputy Managing Director and Commercial Director, Opus 2


Oliver McClintock, a licensed litigator, leads the Opus 2 commercial strategy in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Opus 2, Oliver was a Legal Consultant in the Evidence and Disclosure Management team at KPMG. Prior to that, Oliver spent eight years at Allen & Overy LLP where he trained and qualified as a litigation lawyer, specialising in corporate, commercial and banking disputes. Oliver's unique dual background in the practice of law and the application of legal technology helps him to deliver the most effective legal services and tools to clients around the world. See more at: http://www.opus2.com/management-team

Oliver McClintock, a licensed litigator, leads the Opus 2 commercial strategy in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Opus 2, Oliver was a Legal Consultant in the Evidence and Disclosure Management team at KPMG. Prior to that, Oliver spent eight years at Allen & Overy LLP where he trained and qualified as a litigation lawyer, specialising in corporate, commercial and banking disputes. Oliver's unique dual background in the practice of law and the application of legal technology helps him to deliver the most effective legal services and tools to clients around the world. - See more at: http://www.opus2.com/management-team#sthash.Pernj0WY.dpuf
Ann Hemming

Ann Hemming

Director, ACH Legal Consultancy


Ann has over 30 years experience in Knowledge management and Learning and Development roles. She is a regular speaker and contributor to journals on KM ad L&D topics. Ann has very strong technology and project management skills and quite unique experience in both in-house roles and as a supplier of solutions. She has helped law firms and publishers develop effective strategies for growth and development and has a very practical commercial outlook, based on her experience of product development and sales as well as strategic consultancy. Some of Ann's specialities include Development and implementation of KM and L&D strategies, assisting firms develop strategic talent management and succession planning programs Project management of KM and L&D initiatives. She also advises publishers on product development and user adoption. Ann is involved in the development of effective SharePoint portals and KM solutions as well as the development of effective online learning strategies and delivery of in house and commercial webinar/e-learning. She develops e-learning products, advice on implementations of blended learning strategies.

 

Gerwin Naber

Gerwin Naber

Partner, Forensic Services, PwC


Gerwin Naber is a Partner within the Forensic Services practice for PwC in the Netherlands and is the Forensic Technology leader for PwC’s Forensic Technology practice on continental Europe. Gerwin provides technology and business advice to corporates and law firms in preventive or crisis situations, such as legislative e-Discovery and / or e-Investigations, such as fraud investigations and compliance assessments (e.g. Tax, FCPA, OFAC compliance). Gerwin is a certified auditor, holds a master in business economics, and has been working to effectively apply forensic technology expertise in the Forensic Services practice for over ten years. Gerwin has followed various trainings in forensic computing, e-discovery and forensic data analysis, and is guest lecturer at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Liviu Chirita

Liviu Chirita

Manager, Deloitte Forensic Services, CR 


Liviu is a Manager in the Fraud Strategy and Investigations practice as part of Deloitte Forensic Services. Liviu has more than 9 years’ of experience in Enterprise Fraud Risk Management roles in top organizations, members of international groups. He has in-depth knowledge of financial crime typologies, solutions, and detection models to prevent losses. He is an international lecturer in cybercrime, anticorruption and fraud management, member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners US (ACFE) and guest lecturer of the ACFE. Liviu has relevant expertise in cybercrime and anticorruption related projects implementation on EU funding (ISEC2010, Hercules II – Office de Lutte Antifraude). He is an expert in risk assessment in and he has experience in project and quality management assurance. In Deloitte, since 12/2013, he is involved in online and cards fraud analytics, anti-bribery and corruption due diligence, market manipulation and risk assessment projects. He is certified in fraud and corruption examination and governance, risk and compliance.

Lee Meyrick

Lee Meyrick

Director of Information Management, Nuix


Lee has 10 years experience of data discovery and compliance planning and implementation. Lee advises organisations on the use of discovery techniques for information retrieval in unstructured data, with a particular focus on the fields of FCPA and UK Bribery Act and in the discovery of 'risky data' for remediation. Lee has also provided training and consulting to others on Corporate Investigations and eDiscovery.

Daniel Bican

Daniel Bican

Executive Director, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY


Daniel Bican is Executive Director of EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services responsible for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Adriatics (Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia). He joined EY in 2011 and is based in the Prague office. Before joining EY Dan worked as an auditor and forensic auditor at Andersen and at Deloitte. He holds a master degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague and global forensic, audit and internal audit qualifications. Dan is leading international team of 35 forensic specialists dealing with investigations of suspected economic crime, its prevention, detection and design of preventive measures for corporate clients, public and government institutions. In 2012 Dan has also established a team of dedicated specialists focused on the forensic data analytics, business intelligence and eDiscovery services.

Esther George

Esther George

Cybercrime Consultant


Esther George is an independent cybercrime and digital evidence consultant; and the lead cybercrime consultant for the Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network (GPEN) which is part of the International Association of Prosecutors. Esther is also an Honorary Researcher at the University of Lancaster, Law School. From 2008 to April 2014 Esther was a Senior Policy Adviser and Senior Prosecutor based at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) HQ Policy Directorate, London. Esther specialises in internet and computer enabled crime, digital evidence and data protection. Esther has advised prosecutors at all levels within HQ and Area CPS offices, police and other Government bodies. Esther also acted as a consultant to other prosecutors in high-tec crime cases. From January 2002 to 2012 Esther was the project manager for the CPS High-Tec Crime Project. Esther developed and designed the CPS national high-tec crime training course for prosecutors as a result the CPS presently has over 200 high-tec crime specialist. Esther also designed an advanced prosecutor’s course and taught a course for caseworkers. Esther has also organized a number of conferences and seminars for CPS high-tec crime specialists. Esther speaks on high-tec crime issues at conferences and training sessions nationally and internationally. Esther has spoken at events in a number of countries including Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brussels, China, France, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and UAE.  Esther initiated and designed 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, resulting in enhanced international cooperation. Esther designed and was one of the tutors on GPEN’s first e-crime training seminar involving 16 Caribbean countries held in Bermuda in August 2009. In 2010 Esther received a Certificate of Merit from the International Association of Prosecutors for being the Architect of GPEN.

Liljana Selinšek

Liljana Selinšek

Criminal law expert, Independent consultant


Liljana Selinšek is a criminal law expert, focused primarily on the fight against cybercrime, anti-corruption and economic crime. Liljana graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia). In postgraduate education she received her Master’s degree in the field of financial criminal law and after that she successfully defended her Doctoral thesis on economic criminal law. She has also passed the Slovenian State Bar Exam. Liljana served as the Assistant Professor for criminal law, criminal procedure law and economic criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor (Slovenia) till 2010. While working in the academic sphere  Liljana focused an important part of her research work on the fight against cybercrime (especially on legal aspects of digital forensics, electronic evidences and related questions). Liljana then worked in the office of the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia (i.e. Slovenian data protection authority), and in 2011 she took over the duties of Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) a  central anti-corruption authority in Republic of Slovenia). Whilst a member of the CPC’s panel Liljana was one of the decision makers in all matters of content that fell within the competence of the CPC. Liljana has written several books and more than 100 scientific and expert papers on the field of criminal law, including on questions related to electronic evidence. To see more about Liljana, you can visit her personal web-page: www.selinsek.eu.

Tony Moss

Tony Moss

Head of Discovery/Investigations at British American Tobacco


Tony Moss has almost 20 years’ experience of delivering business change and performance improvement across a global corporate legal environment. Proven domain expert in all areas of discovery and discovery practices including, developing and implementing discovery/e-discovery strategies and best practice across a global litigation environment. His expertise extends to all elements of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) with particular focus on full lifecycle management and exploitation of the latest developments in technology including data analytics and technology assisted review (TAR).  Current responsibilities include the management of litigation driven law firm activity and large scale document discovery projects through a programme/project management governance structure, leveraging Legal Project Management (LPM) to increase efficiency and drive down external legal fees.  Previous achievements within the Group include the conception of a new business model for the management of the Groups global Intellectual Property portfolio and leading a joint venture with Ford Motor Company to design, develop and implement a new web based Intellectual Property Asset Management and Collaboration system.  Following successful implementation, he was instrumental in the spin out of the technology into a new commercial venture (Anaqua) with founding clients including Microsoft and Coca Cola. 

Ludek Novák

Ludek Novák

Independent security consultant


Ludek Novák graduated in 1991 at the Military academy in Brno, where he continued to work till 1994 as a lecturer focussing on computer security. From second half of 1999 year he worked as an information security expert in different positions on the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic. Since the summer of 1999 he applied his experience in managing information technology in the commercial sector. At the present time he working as an independent consultant and auditor with a focus on information risk management, information security management, and ICT management processes. Ludek Novák is qualified as CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), CRISC (Certificate in Risk and Information Systems Control). He is also a qualified lead auditor for  ISO/IEC 27001 (information security management system), ISO/IEC 20000 (IT service management), and ISO 22301 (business continuity management system). Ludek is a member of the AFCEA Cyber Security working group.

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).

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron Consulting Group


Neil Cameron is one of the leading law firm technology consultants. The Lawyer magazine said he was “named by many consultants as one of the best around”, and held to be “recognised as among the leading experts”.  Originally a barrister he worked for LexisNexis and Allen & Overy before joining KPMG Management Consulting in 1986. In 1994 he left KPMG to set up his own independent consultancy which now has a team of four legal IT professionals with a broad range of experience. Neil and his team have advised hundreds of law firms of various sizes throughout the globe about technology projects including IT strategies and reviews, and the procurement and implementation of all kinds of systems.  He writes regular articles and Blogs on his Web site, as well as for a range of legal journals; and for over 25 years has been a frequent speaker at International Bar Association and other conferences and seminars on legal technology issues.

Jo Sherman

Jo Sherman

Founder and CEO, EDT


Jo Sherman, Founder and CEO, established EDT over ten years ago with a mission to develop innovative litigation and investigation management software for the real world. Jo has degrees in law and computer science and extensive international experience in the application of technology to law. She has held managing director and CEO roles in various legal technology companies, and has been engaged as a court registrar, a technology strategist, a software architect and a law society CIO. Jo has also been engaged as a strategic technology advisor and consultant to many international law firms, courts and ministries of justice.

Miroslav Uricar

Miroslav Uricar

General Counsel, T-Mobile Czech Republic


Miroslav Uricar (born in 1974 in Ostrava) graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. He then worked as legal counsel in the corporate sector, e.g. at OKD a.s. Since 1999, he has been employed with T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s., where he currently holds the post of General Counsel. As such, he is responsible for the Legal, Regulatory, External Affairs, Business Security and Compliance units. He is also involved in international projects within the Deutsche Telekom AG Group. He specializes in administrative law and regulatory issues related to network industries, especially the electronic communications industry, as well as competition law and personal data protection. He is the chairman of the legislative committee of the Czech Association for Competition Law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Mobile Network Operators and a member of the Executive Council of UNICEF Czech Republic. In addition, he works as arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He has published in professional journals, is a member of the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal, and occasionally lectures at conferences and seminars.

Dušan Kožušník

Dušan Kožušník

Co-founder, Compelson Labs


Dušan 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. Dušan 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.

Michael Schulte

Michael Schulte

Channel Manager, kCura


Michael Schulte is an account and channel manager, based in kCura’s London office. He began his career in e-disclosure with kCura in 2009 as a member of the client services team, providing technical support to Relativity partners and clients. After learning about Relativity from the technical side, he moved to his current role on the sales and marketing team in 2011.  Michael specialises in supporting the business development efforts of kCura’s international network of channel partners.  Michael received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Stuart Whittle

Stuart Whittle

IS and Operations Director, Weightmans LLP


Stuart is a qualified lawyer by trade, having practiced law as a professional indemnity lawyer since 1995 and he has been a partner at Weightmans since 2002. During 2003, Stuart become involved in Weightmans’ IT, designing, developing and rolling out case management systems across Weightmans. In 2005 Stuart took on responsibility for Weightmans’ IT department and in 2010  was promoted to IS and Operations Director with responsibility for IT, HR, KM, Projects, Facilities, Risk and Marketing and since when he has been a member of Weightmans’ Board. Stuart regularly presents at events with special areas of interest being around BPR and helping lawyers to work smartly in an uncertain market where prices are being squeezed and the quality of the service that is delivered to the client needs to be continually improved. He is currently working on projects within Weightmans to enable his lawyers to demonstrate to their clients the value of Weightmans’ services. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Naj Bueno

Naj Bueno

Associate Director, Millnet


As Associate Director for Millnet, London, Naj Bueno is responsible for the management of International eDiscovery Business Development and is a Consultant throughout all fields of the Legal sector, covering all services from Data Forensics though to Hardcopy requirements. Ms. Bueno’s bespoke approach to business development, both on and off shore within the legal industry, has allowed her to gain a thorough understanding of the importance of document management workflow within all phases of a litigation process, permitting her to be regarded in the UK market as a unique figure head within the development of the E-discovery market. With over six years’ experience, her team work ethic to around-the-clock commitment in achieving active positive feedback from more than 200 law firms, has allowed Ms. Bueno to play a critical role in enabling a 55% growth spurt within Millnet’s e-discovery department in the year 2013. Her entrepreneurial edge has given her the ability to implement innovating and creative solutions, by analyzing client requirements to bring about a more efficient and cost effective workflow. Her remarkable people skills have helped her achieve solid relationships both internally and externally, facilitating a deeper communication and understanding between clients and colleagues. Speaking frequently about e-discovery topics, including the ability to deliver cost-effective and technology leveraged solutions, last year Ms. Bueno shared her considerable international experience with the Corporate EDiscovery Forum in New York City.

Jana Pattynova

Jana Pattynova

Partner, Pierstone


Jana is a partner at Pierstone – a top ranked law firm with commanding reputation in Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Jana is recognized as a leading TMT lawyer in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the past 15 years Jana has acted on some of the largest TMT projects and transactions in the region. She represents clients before the European Commission, the EU Courts, and at the national level. Jana’s broad experience includes advising governments, financial institutions as well as major software and content providers and mobile operators throughout the region. Jana has practiced in London, Paris and Bratislava and holds post-graduate degrees from the universities of London and Munich. International directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Who is Who of Telecom Regulatory Lawyers consistently rank Jana as a leading individual in TMT.

Peter Jankovský

Peter Jankovský

CTO and the member of the board, AXENTA


Peter Jankovský started his professional career with the GiTy company, where he was focused on the implementation and management of technical solutions related to information security, mainly the SIEM systems. Peter used this experience very well later on, as the CSO at PPF Banka, where he was responsible for security systems and processes associated with the impact of monetization. He gained an extensive auditing experience with the  Czech National Bank (ČNB), as well as experience in project leadership, corrective actions management, and best-practice standards and regulations implementation.
Peter began his new career with AXENTA in 2010, where he works in positions of CTO and the member of the board. Based on his strong experience with security monitoring systems, he is responsible for the implementation of projects, service operations, customer support, sharing the know-how, and providing a "lifeline" to the customers with extreme problems.

Nigel Murray

Nigel Murray

E-Disclosure Specialist


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. 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.

Marián Svetlík

Marián Svetlík

Principal Consultant, RAC


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.

Marie-Claire O\'Hara

Marie-Claire O'Hara

Barrister, Nabarro LLP


Marie-Claire O'Hara is an employed barrister and senior associate specialising in construction and engineering disputes in the London office of international law firm Nabarro LLP. She has practised for almost a decade and in that time has overseen several large scale and complex electronic disclosure processes both in the Court and in arbitration, including the Wembley Stadium litigation. Marie-Claire was part of the Working Group set up by the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA), the technology barristers association (TECBAR) and the Society for Computers and the Law to draft an electronic disclosure protocol for use by solicitors working on disputes in the Technology & Construction Courts ("TCC") in England and Wales. Marie-Claire has also spoken at several conferences and seminars on the subject of electronic disclosure and costs budgeting and regularly provides training to in-house legal teams in organisations including Transport for London and Arup. 

Yuri Gubanov

Yuri Gubanov

Founder and CEO, Belkasoft


Yuri Gubanov is a renowned computer forensics expert. He is a frequent speaker at industry-known conferences such as EuroForensics, CEIC, FT-Day, DE-Day, TechnoForensics, HTCIA and others. Yuri is the Founder and CEO of Belkasoft. Besides, Yuri is an author of f-interviews.com, a blog where he takes interviews with key persons in digital forensics and security domain.

Major Baisden

Major Baisden

President, Iris Data Services


Major Baisden is the founder and President of Iris Data Services. Under his leadership, Iris was named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest–growing private companies in America. Major is recognized as an industry expert in electronic discovery and litigation technologies, having worked in the industry for over 14 years. A highly sought-after speaker on electronic discovery best practice and discovery strategies, he has written several articles on the subject. Major also consults with law firms regarding internal eDiscovery practice management as it relates to the structure, efficiency, cost and billing practices of practice support departments.

Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley

Vice President, 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.

Richard Green

Richard Green

Technical Manager, International Register of Certificated Auditors


Richard Green, IRCA's Technical Manager is a Principal Auditor QMS:2008, a Chartered Quality Professional (CQI) and a Chartered IT Professional (British Computer Society). Having gained extensive experience in both the UK public and private sectors in a range of senior quality management, facilities management, contract management and IT service management positions, Richard joined the IRCA team in November 2012. With day to day responsibility for the design and development of IRCA's portfolio of training course criteria and associated examinations he is also currently leading a major project to introduce a new competency based grading structure for IRCA auditors. Richard is a current serving member of IST/33/-/1, the UK Committee responsible for the preparation, revision and amendment of British Standards relating to Information Security Management System standards and guidelines.

William Chapman

William Chapman

Barrister, 7BR


Before coming to the Bar William read economics at Cambridge and worked as an economics consultant in Boston MA. He wrote and sold a computer program (an application of game theory to the US wholesale electricity market) that funded his law studies. He now has a broad civil common law practice in personal injury, clinical negligence and historic sex abuse cases. For some years now he has attended court without papers relying almost exclusively on his iPad. He is enthusiastic about the potential use of everyday technology in the court room.

Sue Pasfield

Sue Pasfield

Founding Director, Capensys


Sue Pasfield is a Founding Director of Capensys.  She has enjoyed a career at the forefront of training methodologies for over 30 years with Control Data’s PLATO and ICL Fujitsu Training.  She and the Capensys team work with law firms both sides of the Atlantic on improving user adoption via a goal-based approach to make training relevant to how users work.  Capensys are the originators of LTC4™ the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition who used the goal-based approach to establish the industry standards.

Thereza Snyman

Thereza Snyman

Head of IT, Kingsley Napley LLP


After a career as both lawyer and businesswoman, for the past 15 years Thereza has worked in Legal IT in a variety of roles, from “serving an apprenticeship” at the coalface of IT support, progressing to taking on responsibility for the operational aspects of the ITC function at a medium sized London law firm and for the last several years, overall responsibility for the strategic and operational direction of the ICT function at Kingsley Napley LLP, a prominent top 100 London law firm. With in-depth insight into the requirements of lawyers and their clients, she is a dedicated technologist, and sees IT not as remote function, divorced from the daily business of lawyering but as an “Intelligent Tool” whose overriding purpose is to support and facilitate the business of her internal and external clients.

Maggi Healey

Maggi Healey

Director and founder, The Review People


Maggi Healey is a Review Strategy Adviser in E Disclosure & Director and founder of The Review People, a consultancy supplying temporary review professionals in the UK and Europe. From her experience as the Instructing Solicitor in some of the largest cases in the UK, Maggi has built and developed a Review Strategy in disclosure to control costs, reduce risks and increase the tactical position of winning cases. "With many disclosures, review isn't thought about until after culling and processing. This is too late to control costs and reduce risks. Effective Disclosure uses a Review Strategy so you know where to start from, why, where you want to get to, what paths to follow and using the right technology and people to get you there."

Roe Frazer

Roe Frazer

Co-Founder and CEO of Cicayda LLC


Roe Frazer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cicayda llc, a venture-backed litigation and ediscovery technology and services company specializing in proprietary text analytics, review, early case assessment, legal hold, and professional managed services. Based in Nashville, Tennessee USA, Cicayda is one of the fastest growing ediscovery companies, and is focused on providing software and strategy that wins cases and enhances the lifestyle of the litigation professional. Roe is the former CEO of CaseLogistix, an award-winning and critically acclaimed ediscovery review software, now owned by Thomson Reuters. Before he entered the world of technology, Roe was one of the top trial lawyers in the USA, trying many complex tort and product liability cases. He is a frequent speaker and writer on technology matters, earning the distinction of a “Global Top 100 Legal Technology Thought Leader” by City Tech Magazine, London U.K. in 2006, plus being featured in the “President’s Corner” of Law & Technology News in 2007. Roe was selected as Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association in 1993. At Cumberland Law School  (Class of 1985) he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cumberland Law Review and Co-Captain of the National Moot Court team. He is a 1982 graduate of Wake Forest University. He moved his former company, CaseLogistix, to Nashville in 2006, and is a leader in the Nashville business community and active in the greater community for the common good.

Simon Tolson

Simon Tolson

Senior Partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP


Simon is a Solicitor, a Chartered Arbitrator and Adjudicator and has specialised in construction and engineering law and the disputes generated by the industry for most of his professional career. Simon is experienced in all main industry contracts and is a recognised authority on dispute resolution within the industry having prepared and conducted many cases at senior level for over 20 years, both in the Technology and Construction Court (including numerous major reported decisions) and before international arbitration tribunals. Simon is an accredited adjudicator with the TeCSA, RICS and CIC panels. 

Jack Bond

Jack Bond

Litigation Support Manager


Jack Bond has been working in litigation for almost 25 years, carries a wealth of experience and is a highly respected Litigation Support Manager within the City. He has been involved in eDisclosure since its inception and constantly keeps himself abreast of the latest technology. He has worked on a wide range of commercial disputes including group litigation, multi-jurisdictional and high value claims. Jack has been involved in a number of high profile claims including Royal Dutch/Shell, Michael Jackson v Abdulla Al Khalifa, VTB Capital, Fortum Power, R+V Versicherung, the Hillsborough disaster and the Piper Alpha Oil Rig disaster. He is a long standing member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology Group)

Niels Schweisshelm

Niels Schweisshelm

Security Consultant, Outpost24


Niels Schweisshelm studied Business IT & Management but always had a certain interest in technology. Figuring out how something works generally means figuring out how something breaks and this mind state led to a career in Information Security. He currently works for Outpost24 as a security consultant where most days are being spent pen testing and raising general security awareness. He was also a public speaker at the financial forum of West-Vlaanderen of May 2014.

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.

Damian Murphy

Damian Murphy

Barrister, Enterprise Chambers


Damian Murphy is a chancery barrister with Enterprise Chambers.  Previously he was a management consultant with Accenture. He is an acknowledged expert in the world of electronic disclosure and runs the popular website Almost Everyone’s Guide to e-Disclosure (www.edisclosurelaw.com). Damian has planned and managed the implementation of major e-disclosure exercises for blue chip clients.  He speaks regularly about e-disclosure including both to law firms and at industry-wide events.  His recent publications include articles in Counsel and The Barrister.

Miroslav Sirl

Miroslav Sirl

Independent Business Consultant


Miroslav graduated in Technical Cybernetics and Information Technologies. For about 15 years, Miroslav was the CEO and founder of a successful middle size company in the Czech and Slovak Republic.  Among the services his company offerred were solutions in the field of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). For the past 6 years Miroslav has been an independent business consultant in the field of management and long term archiving of electronic documents. He has been working externally for private and public organizations. Miroslav was also a  founding member of CNZ – "Czech Digital Preservation Society”. His publication activities have been in the field of eGovernment and the management of electronic documents. He has presented at conferences in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, USA, Canada, and Italy. He has participated in a number of EU activities as well as in major projects such as "National Digital Archive", "eJustice“, and "e-Delivery".

Aleš Špidla

Aleš Špidla

Director, Security Policy Department, Min. of Labour and Social Affairs


Ing. Aleš Špidla studied technical cybernetics. He has been working in government since 2005, and in 2011 drafted the Czech Republic's cybersecurity strategy and worked on the legislative intent of the law on cybersecurity. Mr. Špidla currently works as a Director of the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. He is cofounder of the Academy of Forensic Sciences, a vicepresident of the Czech Institute of Information Security, and represents the Czech Republic in the Cyber Security Coordination Group.

 

Ing. Richard Michálek

Ing. Richard Michálek

Information Security Expert


Ing. Richard Michálek graduated at military university with specialization Automated command systems and radiolocation on VVTS Liptovský Mikuláš. From 1991 to 1994 he served in the Army of the Czech Republic. In the years 1995 - 2003 in the company Empire Ltd. holds the position System engineer, Project leader and Solution architect. He led consulting team of system engineers and manage projects with focus to the system integration, network and security solutions. Since 2003 holds position Information Security supervisor at Eurotel Prague Ltd. where with his team implemented functional ISMS which has been successfully certified according to international BS 7799-2 later ISO 27001 standard. Since 2007 he continued at Telefónica Czech Republic a.s. as manager of Information security department later at position Information Security and Business Continuity manger where expands established and regularly ISO 27001 certified Information Security Management System on Business Continuity Management System that successfully implement by BS 25999-2 later ISO 22301 standard for all company and became Head of BCM and strategic security projects. On this position he focused on areas of business continuity, crisis management and major security projects at Telefonica Group level. From 2014 works as an independent consultant specializing in advising on cyber and information security, business continuity, recovery planning and crisis management. Determining strategy and standardization of ISMS and BCMS according to ISO standards (27001, 22301), auditing and preparing company for certification. Testing and preparation of training programs for emergency preparedness of organization and its effective recovery to full operations.

Carl Barron

Carl Barron

Senior Solutions Consultant, Nuix


Carl has experience in digital investigations and eDiscovery. Before working for Nuix he was at First Advantage Litigation Consulting as a forensic technician. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Computer Forensics from Northumbria University. 

JUDr. Jiří Matzner

JUDr. Jiří Matzner

Legal Executive, Oracle Czech s.r.o.


Jiri Matzner is an executive of Oracle Czech. He is a IPR expert and partner at MATZNER et al. He is focused on ICT Law, Outsourcing, Licensing. He regularly gives presentations at academic and commercial platforms and lecture at the BIVS University. In addition to other activities, he has been actively participating in mini-team of experts cooperating with Ministry of Justice, Czech Republic, focusing on re-codification of civil code, specializing on lease relations and license agreements. He is a member of the Czech Bar Association. He was appointed an expert in the copyright area, listed in the register of experts maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague.

 

John Kapp

John Kapp

Manager, Shearman & Sterling


John L. Kapp is the Manager of Shearman & Sterling's Practice Support and E-Discovery group. Based in New York, he oversees technical and e-discovery services for the firm’s global litigation, antitrust, international arbitration and FCPA practices. Mr. Kapp supervises a team that manages all aspects of the e-discovery process, from preservation through production of data. He is also responsible for advising attorneys and clients on strategies for organizing and maintaining their data and helping them navigate the various global data protection statutes and directives. Mr. Kapp, who has worked in litigation support since 1997, has been with Shearman & Sterling for the past nine years. Prior to joining the firm, he headed the litigation support departments at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher and Darby & Darby.

Lubos Prajer

Lubos Prajer

Basic Marketing


From 1997 until now, Lubos Prajer held several sales positions. He managed a large number of complicated ICT projects and has been a specialist in customer solutions. Lubos' latest role was as a product manager, leading the marketing department. In his past roles Lubos worked for major companies providing ICT services in the Czech market. Since 2011, he has been intensively involved in the development and implementation of specific research covering the needs, views, and attitudes of the Czech and Slovak ICT markets. As a positive result to the research, Lubos currently possesses very interesting information about those markets. He will be sharing the results of the survey that he has compiled with delegates of ICT conferences.

Tomas Hulle

Tomas Hulle

Of Counsel, Co-Effort law firm


Tomas has been Of Counsel at Co-Effort law firm and lecturer at Institute of Economic Studies, Charles university. His main professional focus is dispute resolution and arbitration, intellectual property and technology law. Before coming to China, he worked for the top tier international law firms and was also in charge of business legal analysis at Economic Daily and The Economist in the Czech Republic. Tomas graduated from Faculty of Law, Masaryk University. Tomas has been participating as an expert group member at work for UNCITRAL in the area of ecommerce and online dispute resolution. He is also member of many international professional NGOs and cooperates with Institute of Law and Technology at Masaryk University. In the past, Tomas lectured at John Marshall Law School in the USA and many leading law schools in China, including for instance Peking university, East China University of Political Science and Law or University of Science and Technology of China. He is a co-author of several books and numerous academic or business/analytical articles.

Zuzana Duračinská

Zuzana Duračinská

Cyber Security Specialist, CSIRT.CZ


Zuzana Duračinská is a cyber security specialist in the National CSIRT.CZ team. A big part of her activities consists of topics related to cyber security. She started as an intern in a company registering .CZ domainsn and is currently dealing with cyber security incidents, educational activities, further development of CSIRT teams in the Czech republic and cyber exercises. She takes an active part in the national CSIRT team as well as in the internal CSIRT team of the domain name register CZ.NIC.

 

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