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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.  

Jeffrey Ritter

Jeffrey Ritter

Adjunct 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.

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.

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

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.

Bas Sluijsmans

Bas Sluijsmans

Manager, Deloitte Forensics & Dispute Services

 


Bas is a manager in the Deloitte Analytics & Discovery practice and responsible for international Discovery projects out of the Discovery Center of Excellence in the Netherlands. Prior to working for Deloitte, Bas spent over 6 years working in (international) law enforcement and intelligence as well as several years at a Big 4 firm where he successfully established the Computer Forensics and Discovery services practice for Belgium and the Netherlands. Bas has over 11 years of experience in computer forensics, cyber incident response, discovery and investigations and is a (guest) lecturer as well as frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on these subjects.

 

Anton B. Sieber

Anton B. Sieber

Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte


Anton Sieber is a Forensic & Dispute Services Senior Manager with over 15 years of corporate finance experience. Prior to joining Deloitte, Anton worked for UBS. He was first working as a team and project leader in the e-banking development team. Then he changed to the Risk Control department and performed IT infrastructures reviews and assessments in UBS branches abroad. After implementing and running the forensic team in Zurich Switzerland, he moved to the US in order to build up the forensic capability there as well. After four years of great experience he moved back to Zurich and joined the newly introduced UBS e-discovery team in Zurich. Two years later he joined Deloitte Switzerland in January 2012 and lead several big scale e-discovery projects since.

Johan ten Houten

Johan ten Houten

Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte


Johan is a 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.

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

Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

Counsel, Reed Smith LLP


Patrick Burke, Counsel at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s Records & E-Discovery Group, is a highly respected specialist in the electronic discovery, disclosure, and forensics industry. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Burke was Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software, Inc., a leading e-discovery and digital investigation software provider and the maker of EnCase. He previously practiced as a litigator with Linklaters. He is a frequent public speaker, a member of the Sedona Conference working group 6, and holds CIPP/Europe certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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.

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.

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.

Lee Meyrick

Lee Meyrick

Senior Solutions Consultant, Nuix


Lee is an experienced eDiscovery professional, he assists users of Nuix software meet the challenges relating to discovery and ESI. Prior to joining Nuix, Lee worked for several years at PA Consulting heading up the eDiscovery team where he specialised in the fields of litigation and regulatory compliance. Lee has a technology background, designing and implementing enterprise messaging and network systems at a Microsoft Gold Certified Systems Integrator.

William F. Hamilton

William F. Hamilton

Executive Director, International Center for Automated Research


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.

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.

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.

Ady Cassidy

Ady Cassidy

Ady Cassidy, Nuix


Ady is a computer forensic investigator and eDiscovery consultant with more than 10 years experience as a Computer Forensic Analyst, firstly with the Suffolk Police High Tech Crime Unit 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 judicial discovery projects and has presented evidence in both criminal and civil court.

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.

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).

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.

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

General Manager, INsig2


From the start of his carrier, Goran Oparnica (B.Sc. in computer science) was interested in issues related to information security, both from consulting and technology perspectives. Since there is no such thing as absolute security, a logical step forward was an interest in digital forensics, both from technological and legal points of view. Since 2004 he has been the general manager of company INsig2 (Zagreb, Croatia), and is leading the company in Central and Eastern Europe in the field of digital forensics. Projects that INsig2 has carried out in the region include education of investigators, prosecutors, lawyers, court expert witnesses in the field of digital forensic methodology and tools, consulting in various aspects of digital forensics and implementation of different technological forensic solutions. Mr. Oparnica is a holder of a CPP certificate by ASIS internationaland CISM by ISACA.

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.

Zdeněk Kučera

Zdeněk Kučera

Attorney-at-law, Baker & McKenzie


Mr. Zdeněk Kučera is an attorney-at-law with Baker & McKenzie in Prague. His practice focuses primarily on dispute resolution, trade and commerce as well as information technology matters. In IT law, Mr. Kučera specifically focuses on electronic contracting, electronic documents, liability on the internet and questions of internet jurisdiction – and he regularly lectures on these topics both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Mr. Kučera is also responsible for the subjects "Law and Informatics" and "Law and Business" at the Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University, in Prague as well as he chairs the LAW FIT conference at that University. Mr. Kučera additionally advises the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and is a Randa Foundation Prize laureate.

 

Márton Illés

Márton Illés

Chief Technology Officer, BalaBit IT Security


Mr. Márton Illés is the Chief Technology Officer at BalaBit IT Security with experience coding in five languages and a passion for product design and user experience. He graduated with an M.Sc. in computer science and economy at Corvinus University, Budapest. Márton has been working at BalaBit for more than ten years. He started at the company as a security consultant. Later he moved into a challenging role and started to work on a new product as product manager. Mr. Illés was appointed as CTO last year to co-ordinate technology partnerships and product visions.

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.

Miroslav Uricar

Miroslav Uricar

General Counsel, T-Mobile


Miroslav Uricar graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. He is currently General Counsel of the Legal and Regulatory Department at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. Miroslav is also responsible for External Affairs and participates in international projects within the Deutsche Telekom Group. He specializes in administrative law and in regulatory issues of network industries, including aspects involving competition law. 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. Miroslav has published in professional journals, is a member of the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal, and occasionally lectures at conferences. He is also an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and a member of the Executive Commitee of UNICEF Czech Republic.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Tomas Hulle

Tomas Hulle

Director, Prague Program on International Transactions


Tomas has been serving as a visiting scholar at University of Science and Technology of China. His main professional focus is dispute resolution and arbitration, contracts, 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 Hospodárské noviny and Ekonom 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 closely cooperates with Institute of Law and Technology at Masaryk University. In the past, Tomas lectured shortly at John Marshall Law School in the USA and at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shandong University and Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in China. He is a co-author of several books and numerous academic or business/analytical articles.

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.

 

 

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