2019 Conference2018-10-12T14:40:01+00:00

At ctrl ALT del 2019, you will:

  •    Build and foster relationships with industry leaders, peers, and vendors
  •    Learn and identify innovative strategies and solutions to improve your firm/company’s workflow
  •    Problem-solve current legal industry challenges with peers and leaders
  •    Discover new cutting-edge technologies that can provide solutions to your firm/company’s specific needs
  •     Become a member of ALT (2019 membership included with conference fee!)

Scroll down to see the incredible agenda and speakers for ctrl ALT del 2019! Click here to download agenda.

We are extending a special discounted early registration of $1695 through Friday, November 30, 2018! The price is $1895 after November 30 (STILL A GREAT DEAL!). 

This price includes the three-night hotel accommodations, all food & beverages (open bar), important networking, “hot topic” educational design think sessions, and your 2019 membership fees to ALT! All you have to do is get to the beautiful Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona!

Click here to register!

We know that YOU understand the importance of attending our conference.

In case you find it useful, please see attached letter to help justify your attendance to your supervisor.

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Scottsdale in February!

Conference Agenda
Speaker Bios at end of Conference Agenda

Saturday, February 9, 2019

3:00pm – 6:00pm          Registration

6:00pm – 9:00pm          Welcome Reception & Dinner
6:00pm – 7:00pm          Welcome Reception
7:00pm – 8:00pm          Dinner w/Design Thinking Introduction
8:00pm – 9:00pm          After-Dinner Drinks

Sunday, February 10, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am           Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 12:30pm         New Legal Service Delivery – Session Block I
Until recently, almost all legal services have been delivered by law firms, or the law departments of businesses and organizations. That is not true anymore. Every day more and more work is being done by alternative legal service providers, overseas LPOs, and self-service models, all of which leverage technology to maximize productivity. This session block will focus on all the new opportunities clients have in buying new services—and the opportunities firms have in delivering them—as well as the technology backbone behind them.
8:00am – 8:45am           KEYNOTE
8:45am – 9:15am           ALT TALK
9:15am – 9:30am           AM Networking Break
9:30am – 11:30am         Legal Design Think sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm       Legal Design Think summaries

12:30pm – 1:30pm        Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 6:00pm          Artificial Intelligence – Session Block II
There has never been more noise in the legal marketplace about any technology as there is today about Artificial Intelligence. Every day we see more articles, press releases, conferences, webinars, and more about how “AI will impact the future of legal.” AI has the potential to change not only how legal work gets done, but also, through its value as a predictive mechanism, what legal work gets done. This session block is designed to help attendees better understand what AI is, what it can do in the context of the legal function, and how to leverage AI tools for your firm’s or department’s benefit.
1:30pm – 2:15pm          KEYNOTE
                                      Shawnna Hoffman, IBM Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader, Watson AI & Quantum Computing, Global CoC
                                      Richard Tromans, Founder, Tromans Consulting, Artificial Lawyer
2:15pm – 2:45pm          ALT TALK
                                      Robert Blacksberg, Principal, Blacksberg Associates
                                      Arup Das, Founder & CEO, Alphaserve Technologies
2:45pm – 3:00pm          PM Networking Break
3:00pm – 5:00pm          Legal Design Think sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm          Legal Design Think summaries

6:00pm – 7:30pm         Legal Lions’ Den
A panel of “Legal Lions” will consider pitches from Strategic Partners (legal tech vendors) seeking an “investment” of their time in the form of agreeing to an opportunity to learn more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to request an appointment. Strategic Partners will have 10 minutes to deliver their value proposition, and answer questions from the Lions, who are advised to hold nothing back. Audience members will get an entertaining look at what Strategic Partners have to offer and can watch as experts evaluate them in real time.
Participants: American LegalNet; Arup Das (Alphaserve Technologies)

7:30pm – 8:30pm         Networking Dinner

8:30pm – 9:30pm         Strategic Partner Round Robin
Attendees are evenly divided into groups and sent to vendor suites where they will sign in. After 15 minutes, they can go visit other vendor suites. Signed in attendees will be entered into drawing for airline tickets and weekend stay at Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Beer and wine provided.

Monday, February 11, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am           Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 12:30pm         Security and Privacy – Session Block III
Law firms and law departments often have access to their clients’ deepest and darkest secrets, such as privileged communications with executives, patent applications, upcoming merger activities, etc. Clients are demanding both better security from their law firms, and more transparency, as well, through security audits. This session block will focus on developing security strategies and leveraging technology to execute these strategies.
8:00am – 8:45am           KEYNOTE
8:45am – 9:15am           ALT TALK
9:15am – 9:30am           AM Networking Break
9:30am – 11:30am         Legal Design Think sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm       Legal Design Think summaries

12:30pm – 1:30pm        Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 6:00pm          Adoption and Change Management – Session Block IV
Nothing is more frustrating than going through the trouble of researching, selecting, and implementing a technology solution, only to have no one use it. However, change is difficult and lawyers are especially change averse. This session will focus on how legal technologists can maximize their impact by leveraging change management techniques and identifying the right tools to maximize user adoption.
1:30pm – 2:15pm          KEYNOTE
2:15pm – 2:45pm          ALT TALK
                                      American LegalNet
2:45pm – 3:00pm          PM Networking Break
3:00pm – 5:00pm          Legal Design Think sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm          Legal Design Think summaries

6:00pm – 7:30pm          Legal Lions’ Den

7:30pm – 8:30pm          Networking Dinner

8:30pm – 9:30pm          Strategic Partner Round Robin

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am           Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 11:00am         Overview and Next Steps

Speaker Bios

New Legal Service Delivery – Session Block I
KEYNOTE
ALT TALK

Artificial Intelligence – Session Block II
KEYNOTE
Shawnna Hoffman
, IBM Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader, Watson AI & Quantum Computing, Global CoC
Ms. Hoffman, along with her IBM Cognitive Legal team, build Watson based Artificial Intelligence solutions and Blockchain solutions for lawyers world-wide. Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice driving global strategy and execution across clients, legal markets and internal groups. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in the capability of Consulting in 2015 and has two patents pending. She co-authored the book “eDiscovery Plain & Simple”. She is the Co-Founder of Diversity in Blockchain founded at the MIT Legal Forum for AI & Blockchain in 2017. She is also the Co-Founder of the non-profit Women in eDiscovery which has grown to over 5,000 members since its founding in 2007.
Richard Tromans, Founder, Tromans Consulting, Artificial Lawyer
Richard Tromans is the founder of Tromans Consulting, which advises lawyers on strategy and innovation, including the adoption of legal AI and other ‘New Wave’ technology. He has spent over 19 years working in the legal sector. Richard also is the founder of the legal AI and new technology site, Artificial Lawyer, recently Awarded Top 20 Best AI Sites in the World, Top 25 Technology Blogs, ABA Journal Web 100 Best Law Blogs, and Top 10 LegalTech Sites by Thomson Reuters.
ALT TALK
Robert Blacksberg, Principal, Blacksberg Associates
Bob’s experience spans two decades of technology consulting and implementation, following a law practice in which he was a partner at two Philadelphia law firms. Bob is a certified NetDocuments consultant who has worked extensively on NetDocuments training and support projects. He also writes regularly on technology and the law, including the White Papers published for the 2018 ALT conference and posts on the Litera Microsystems blog and the Collaborista blog published by Intralinks. Bob served as Director, Practice and Project services at Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he led the adoption of the iManage document management system, SharePoint and Plumtree portal technologies and served as project manager for other key projects, including disaster recovery. Earlier Bob was Director, Practice Services, at TechLaw, leading consulting engagements and implementations of document management, Microsoft Office and document assembly tools at law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies across the United States. He practiced law at the firms Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman and Cohen and Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, concentrating in municipal and corporate finance. Bob earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School and A.B. at The University of Chicago.
Arup Das, Founder & CEO, Alphaserve Technologies
Arup Das is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New York-based Alphaserve Technologies, a Digital Transformation Advisory and Managed Services technology service provider to Legal, Financial, Healthcare and Global multi-nationals. Over his 20+ year career as an entrepreneur in the technology services industry, Mr. Das has founded three successful venture capital and private equity backed IT services companies serving global enterprise clients. He is a thought leader in the industry of digital transformation strategy and technologies and has domain expertise in asset management, legal & media industries, as well as deep technical knowledge in AI/ML, Automation, Web Development & DevOps, and Cloud & Cyber technologies. He holds an MBA from Cornell University with a concentration in Finance & Marketing. Additionally, he has a Masters from SUNY Stony Brook in Computer Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Analytics, Machine Learning | Artificial Intelligence from Villanova University.

Security and Privacy – Session Block III
KEYNOTE
ALT TALK

Adoption and Change Management – Session Block IV
KEYNOTE
ALT TALK
American LegalNet

 

Thank you to our 2019 Strategic Partners!