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Rodney Rogers Blue Lagoon [B Circle Frame]

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With more than 30 years in the technology services industry, Rodney Rogers is recognized as a successful serial entrepreneur and expert technologist, known for his leadership contributions in the realization of two back-to-back “unicorns” — startups that achieve billion-dollar valuations. Today, Rod operates as a founding partner of the Blue Lagoon Companies. Blue Lagoon, through its various entities, develops, advises and invests in disruptive technology start-ups and next-generation technology companies. Rod currently serves as Chairman of the Board for UnitedLex, Inc., as Chairman of the Board for Bestmile S.A., as Lead Board Director for Beep, Inc., and as a Board Director for Revenue Analytics, Inc.

Rod most recently led Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company trusted by organizations worldwide to run their mission-critical applications. He co-founded Virtustream in 2009 and was Chairman and CEO prior to its acquisition by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) in 2015 for $1.2 billion. Virtustream’s acquisition marked one of the largest private technology start-up exits globally in 2015, and in that acquisition year, Virtustream and Rod ranked 3rd on the Forbes list of “Best Cloud Computing Companies and Best CEOs To Work For”. After the EMC acquisition, Virtustream became one of EMC’s four Federation operating companies with Rod as CEO reporting directly to the CEO of ~$24 billion EMC. In 2016, Dell Technologies acquired EMC for $60+ billion in the largest acquisition in the technology industry’s history. Rod then led Virtustream through its second successful post-merger integration in as many years, and ultimately on to become one of Dell Technologies’ seven ingredient brands. From 2016 until the time he retired in 2018, within Dell Technologies, Rod served as the President of the Virtustream business, a member of both the Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions Group and Dell Services & Digital executive leadership teams, and as member of the Dell Technologies extended leadership team.

Prior to Virtustream, Rod was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Adjoined. From its inception in 2000 through its acquisition by Kanbay (NASDQ: KBAY) in 2006, Adjoined was known as one of the fastest growing US-based IT services companies in the industry, and its final cash/stock acquisition value of over $200m reflected a premium multiple for a private IT services start-up in the post 2000-era. After the acquisition in 2006, Rod went onto become COO and SEC Section-16 Officer of Kanbay, a 7,000 person global IT Services firm, reporting directly to the CEO. In 2007, Kanbay was acquired by Capgemini SE (CAP: EN Paris) for $1.2 billion. After the acquisition, Rod became Managing Director of Capgemini’s East US Business and served on Capgemini’s US Country Managing Board until he retired from Capgemini in 2008.

Prior to co-founding Adjoined in 2000, Rod started his career in 1988 at Andersen Consulting, known today as Accenture. Rod worked for the firm developing and implementing software technologies in the manufacturing and distribution industries. He was an early promote to manager in 1992, and was elected to a variety of firmwide leadership committees by the time he left in 1994 to work directly for one of his clients, Florida Crystals Corporation (FCC). FCC is one the largest producers of consumer and industrial sweeteners in the world, and, at just 28 years old, Rod was hired to run FCC’s Consumer Products Division as its General Manager, which he continued to do until he co-founded Adjoined in 2000. FCC has remained a customer of Rod’s for 25+ years— from Accenture, to Adjoined, through Kanbay, Capgemini, Virtustream, EMC and Dell Technologies.

Rod has been the recipient of numerous technology industry awards including being an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist twice, an American Business Awards CEO winner, and was recognized along with co-founder Kevin Reid as Intel Capital’s Entrepreneur/Exit of the Year in 2015. Rod currently holds US Department of Defense Secret Clearance, and is co-inventor of US Patent 8,799,920 B2: “Systems and Methods of Host-Aware Resource Management Involving Cluster-Based Resource Pools”. He is also an angel investor and advisor to a variety of technology startups and the co-founder and director of The Blue Lagoon Foundation, a non-profit charitable giving organization. Rod has been both the subject and author of a number of technology industry-related articles and publications: Rod's Wikipedia Page.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Florida and is the establisher of the Rodney & Judith Rogers Entrepreneurial Excellence Endowment for the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida.

Deckelman

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Bill Deckelman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of DXC Technology Company, a global provider of IT services with revenues of $23 billion. DXC was formed through the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of HPE in 2017 and is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia. Mr. Deckelman has global responsibility for DXC’s legal, compliance, contracts, and government relations organizations.

Mr. Deckelman joined CSC as Vice President and General Counsel in 2008. Prior to joining CSC he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, from 2000 through 2007. Mr. Deckelman began his legal career with Winstead, Sechrest & Minick, Dallas, Texas, in 1982 and subsequently was associated as in-house counsel with EDS and ACS. He opened the Austin, Texas office of Munsch Hardt in 1996 and was a partner with the firm until returning to ACS in 2000. Mr. Deckelman received his J.D., with Honors, in 1981 from the University of Arkansas School of Law where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review. In 2014 he received an L.L.M., with Distinction, in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center. He is currently enrolled in the executive L.L.M. program in International Business Law at LSE Law, the London School of Economics.

National, Regional and Global honors include:

  • ACC: Outstanding Chief Legal Officer (regional)
  • Corporate Counsel: Best Legal Department Finalist
  • Buying Legal: Legal Procurement Award

Mo Ahmad Headshot 1000x1000Mo Ahmad has been in the Source to Pay industry for almost 20 years working in a variety of global organisations in senior roles in Delivery, Customer Success, Business Development and Alliances. In his role as VP of Alliances at SAP Ariba, Mo manages the strategy, execution and management of the SAP Ariba Ecosystem and is helping Seal Software in their continued journey of providing excellence in the Contract Analytics space in conjunction with SAP.

 

David Aston SealDavid Ashton is Director of Customer Success for Seal Software. He joined Seal in January 2017, after 25 years of experience in hi-tech sales, marketing and customer success. His most recent position was as Chief Revenue and Technology Officer at JONCKERS, a software company based in Brussels. Prior to that, he was the VP Consulting Solutions for Maidenhead, UK-based SDL PLC, where he had responsibility for customer success of the company’s largest customers. Ashton is committed to creating a culture where each customer’s desired business outcome drives every interaction Seal has with them. Originally from Wales, David now lives with his family in Colorado.

Bob Baker Headshot 406x406Bob manages the team responsible for the SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass application extension partner channel. This includes the identification, recruitment and management of app extension partner, the management of application certification programs, the merchandising of partner applications, and the success of those partner applications at customers.

Bob has been with SAP for over 2 years, most of that time with SAP Ariba / SAP Fieldglass. He also served in similar roles in the SAP SMB ERP business.

Prior to SAP, Bob was with Microsoft, primarily in roles that have focused on the Microsoft Azure and Microsoft BI channel ecosystems, including the build out and launch of the first version of the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Bob lives near Seattle with his wife and three children, where they go camping as often as possible in the summer and go skiing in the winter.

Lisa Bloomberg HeadshotLisa Bloomberg is a Principal Director with Accenture’s Financial Services Group / Finance and Risk - North American Regulatory & Compliance practice and leads Accenture’s Legal Transformation practice. Over the course of her two-decade career, Lisa has provided legal and regulatory advice to financial institutions and in particular, asset managers, wealth managers and investment banks. She holds a JD from Tulane Law School and a BA in Economics and Spanish from Bucknell University.

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Florence is a Customer Success Manager at Seal. She is responsible for working with customers and helping them identify how they derive more value and benefits from using Seal within their organisations.

Florence has been working in content management software companies for most of her career, fulfilling many different roles. She is passionate about being her customers’ advocate, building a consultative and trusting relationship with them to deliver success.

Laurie Brasner 260x260Laurie Maroun Brasner is General Counsel of Seal Software. As General Counsel, Laurie is responsible for managing and overseeing all of Seal’s legal matters. Prior to becoming GC, Laurie was a Senior Director of Legal Services at Seal. Prior to joining Seal, Laurie was the lead contract management knowledge specialist with a multinational consulting group where she assisted clients in developing and implementing contract management solutions. She also served as in-house counsel to both DIRECTV Latin America, LLC and Société Générale, New York and was a corporate associate with Shearman & Sterling and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Laurie received her JD from Boston University School of Law and completed her undergraduate work at Barnard College of Columbia University.

Stuart Brock 260x260Stuart Brock is a Director at Seal Software where he helps lead Seal’s financial services programs. Stuart is a licensed attorney who practiced law at a top national firm for some 10 years before moving in-house at Bank of America. During his tenure with Bank of America, Stuart held various roles within the Legal, Compliance, and Procurement organizations where his responsibilities included the governance and management of third-party contracts including the maintenance and technology to support the Bank’s arsenal of contract templates for more than 60 countries around the globe.

Gloria Cantillo Verizon Business Group [Circle Frame]As a manager in the Operational Assurance team, Gloria plays a critical role in driving contract analytics across Verizon Business Group (VBG).  She led the initial onboarding and implementation of contract digitization for over a million contracts for Verizon Enterprise and is currently working to accelerate digitization and analytics across the business.  In addition to her contract analytics work, Gloria manages risk analysis, performance assurance and compliance activities throughout VBG.  

Previously, Gloria worked in the Verizon Corporate legal department where she was lead support for all complex litigation matters.

Gloria holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Caldwell University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Andy Champion Headshot 300x300SaaS leader Andy Champion is head of DocuSign's Enterprise Sales operation across the EMEA region. His devotion to customer success, plus two decades working within the digital revolution, supports the company's fast growth as a cloud technology leader and category creator, helping organisations digitally transform their system of agreement using the DocuSign Agreement Cloud.

Jethro ElvinJethro is Director of Solution Consulting EMEA at Seal Software where he assists customers in understanding how the Seal platform can add both tactical and strategic value to their organisations. Jethro has been at Seal for 5 years; prior to that he held positions in procurement technology companies Hubwoo and SAP-Ariba. Jethro brings a unique perspective to customers having also held roles leading advanced procurement & contracting technology selection, implementation, support and governance over the past 20 years at Sanofi Aventis, Argos Retail Group and most recently during the divestment transition of Direct Line Group Insurance from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Marie-Eve Fournier BNC [B Circle Frame]Marie-Eve is a Law School Graduate with over ten years of experience as a Sourcing professional. Since joining National Bank of Canada in 2005, she has worked in both IT and non IT Sourcing  as lead negotiator in Strategic Sourcing initiatives involving global suppliers and complex high valued contracts. In May 2018, Marie-Eve joined the Third Party Risk Management team as lead of a corporate transformation initiative of the Bank’s Supplier lifecycle Management, from Onboarding to Offboarding, which aims at rendering Third Party Risk management simple, efficient and relevant to all stakeholders and includes deployment of new technologies such as SEAL.

9Kevin Gidney co-founded Seal Software with Ulf Zetterberg, the Executive Vice-Chairman of Seal, in 2010. Kevin serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the company and is responsible for the technical direction of the company, including overseeing the R&D and engineering functions. Prior to Seal, Kevin held various senior technical positions within Legato, EMC, Kazeon, Iptor, and OpenText. His roles have included management, solutions architecture and technical pre-sales, with a background in electronics and computer engineering, applied to both software and hardware solutions.

David-GingellDavid joined Seal in February 2017 after 25 years of experience in hi-tech sales and marketing. His most recent position was as CMO of TeamViewer GmbH, the remote access and control software specialist. Prior to that role he was the VP Marketing for EMEA for major tech brands EMC, Adobe and NetApp over a ten-year period. Gingell was also an early employee of Documentum which was later acquired by EMC. He was a key player in the formation of the Enterprise Content Management market, and helped Documentum reach the number 1 vendor position prior to its acquisition. Early in his career, he held technical and sales roles at Ingres and Oracle. He holds an honors degree from the University of Wales and an MBA from Henley Business School, UK.

Kimberly Hartsfield HeadshotKimberly joined TractManager as Chief Data Officer in 2017. She is passionate about helping organizations make data-driven decisions. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience in both the payor and provider arenas, Kimberly is uniquely qualified to help health systems achieve operational and financial success by maximizing the value of their strategic data assets.

Prior to joining TractManager, Kimberly spent several years in value based payment consulting as a Senior Manager at ECG and as a Vice President at the Camden Group, working with clients to implement successfully managed risk in value based payment arrangements. She spent 20 years with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, serving most recently as Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence–Medical Informatics. She was responsible for designing and implementing the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative, a statewide, multi-payor bundled payment program that has generated significant savings while eliminating waste and improving the quality of care delivered to Arkansans. Before that, Kimberly was the Director of Provider Relations at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she created strategic and long-range plans for the management and further development of the participating provider network.

Kimberly has a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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As DocuSign’s Chief Product Officer, Ron leads the product and customer experience teams.

Ron has more than 20 years of product management experience in large and entrepreneurial ventures. He was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund, prior to serving as President at Boku, Inc. (LON:BOKU). Before Boku, Ron was VP, Product Management at AT&T Interactive, where he was responsible for new and existing advertising products. Ron served as VP, Product Management for Ingenio (Acquired: AT&T), and prior to that was Co-Founder CEO of The Digs Interactive (Acquired: iDrive). Ron began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse. Ron is an inventor on 67 issued patents and has over 100 filings.

Diane Homolak Headshot 1434x1434Diane Homolak is Vice President of Legal Technology in the Digital Contracting and Commercial Solutions group at UnitedLex.  She is responsible for identifying and assessing Legal technology tools, recommending technology solutions to optimize a client’s contracting processes, and leading client technology implementations in Legal transactions environments.  Prior to joining UnitedLex Diane was the Manager for Global Legal Innovation and Strategic Solutions at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise having achieved that position over a 32 year career at HP that included roles as Senior Transaction Attorney, Managing Counsel, and Manager for US Buy and Sell Side Contracting.  Diane served 6 years as the first woman to chair the Board of Directors at the International Association of Contracts and Commercial Management (IACCM).  She has her JD from Cleveland State and her MBA and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ohio University.  Diane also holds a certificate in Blockchain Strategy from the University of Oxford Said Business School along with Project Management Professional credentials from the Project Management Institute.

Simon Hurst Headshot 500x500Simon is currently Head of Execution for the Barclays Global Lending Group.  His team partners with clients and relationship bankers to analyse lending opportunities and structure and negotiate loan transactions for Barclays’ corporate client base.   He has a keen interest in the potential of new technology to assist his team to efficiently execute lending activity.  Simon joined Barclays in 2004, and has worked in various different capacities around the lending business, before which he spent 6 years working with Allen & Overy’s banking practice. 

Ed Iuteri CapitalOne [B Circle Frame]Edward Iuteri is Senior Director and Associate General Counsel of Capital One working in the capital markets area, taking a lead role in Derivatives.

Mr. Iuteri joined Capital One in 2014. Prior to joining Capital One he served as a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at The Royal Bank of Scotland.  Previously, Mr. Iuteri practiced as a derivatives lawyer with Gen Re, Bear Stearns and Bankers Trust, and started his legal career at Reid & Priest, after serving as a Federal Clerk in the District of Connecticut.  Mr Iuteri received his J.D. in 1989 from NYU and graduated from Yale University, magna cum laude with distinction in economics in 1986.

Jason Jurgens HeadshotJason Jurgens is the leader of Jones Day's global, cross-disciplinary LIBOR transition team focused on advising financial institutions and corporate issuers as they evaluate the legal and regulatory risks arising from the financial market's expected transition to alternative reference rates and implement remediation plans. Jason has nearly 20 years of experience litigating civil matters and conducting regulatory investigations, principally involving the financial markets. He has worked on matters concerning residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), derivatives, commodity futures, options, and structured products. This experience includes some of the earliest and largest financial crisis cases, some of the most complex bankruptcies involving derivatives and structured finance arrangements, and some of the earliest swaps-related investigations conducted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) under Dodd-Frank.

Jason advises financial institutions, hedge funds, and issuers regarding their rights and obligations in connection with complex contractual arrangements that involve structured finance agreements, indentures, swaps, Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), and collateral management agreements. He counsels clients regarding risks inherent in contemplated transactions and how to minimize or avoid such risks when they exist. In addition, Jason conducts internal investigations for banks, swap dealers, corporations, clearinghouses and exchanges.

Jason is a member of the Law and Compliance Division of the Futures Industry Association (FIA). He also sits on the board of directors of the Columbia Law School Association and the Advisory Board of Legal Outreach.

Outside of the law, Jason serves as a director of the Mid-Hudson Valley Camp, which offers summer camp experiences to children with cancer, Down Syndrome, autism, and hearing impairments, as well as children from economically challenged communities.

Practices

Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation

Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Locations

New York

Education

Columbia University (J.D. 1999); New York University (B.A. with honors 1996)

Bar & Court Admissions

New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and District of Columbia Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Eastern District of Michigan

Pierre-Francois Kaltenbach 400x400Pierre-François Kaltenbach is a Senior Managing Director at Accenture Strategy and the lead of the Operations practice for Europe, Latin America, Africa and Middle East. His key areas of expertise are Sourcing and Operational excellence – topics on which he has authored many point of view articles, including specific pieces on cost modelling, low cost country sourcing, turn around programs, commodity risk management and most recently specifically relating to open innovation and Circular Economy.

Pierre-François graduated from ESCP Europe, IEP de Paris and holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is based in Paris.

new york ari kaplanAri Kaplan, an attorney and legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Thought Leader of the Year award. He is the author of Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (West Academic, 2nd Ed. 2016). Kaplan serves as the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports, has been the keynote speaker for events worldwide, and is the founder of the Lawcountability® business development software platform and iPhone app. He is currently teaching himself to code in python and is a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.

Allen Liu 260x260Allen manages emerging technologies (e.g., NLP, NLG, ML, etc..) for Verizon’s Corporate Systems Group. Allen is a results-driven trusted adviser adept at technical software delivery, business analysis and project management. His expertise is in business process management, methods, tools and implementation for telecommunication companies and global finance institutions.

Allen is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Prior to Verizon, Allen has over 11 years of consulting experience with leading management consulting firms.

Svetoslav MarinovSvetoslav is a Team Lead and Data Scientist at Seal Software. He joined the company in 2015 with a prior experience in the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His day-to-day activities at Seal include managing the team of 15+ Data Scientists, developing and improving the core ML parts of the Seal product, as well as doing research and keeping up-to-date with the latest state-of-the art methods in NLP.

Stuart McClymont JDX [square]

Stuart is a respected industry commentator with over 20 years of experience in investment banking operations & market infrastructure.

Stuart leads the Consulting Services division within JDX providing clients with a trusted partner capable of providing pragmatic solutions to complex and challenging business problems. JDX Consulting Services aligns the business strategy, technology strategy, and change management capabilities across JDX alongside the resource augmentation, remediation and managed services capabilities. 

Stuart began his career with Merrill Lynch where he spent nine years working in derivative operations and went on to become European Head of Derivatives Operations. A move to Deutsche Bank then saw him running Market Initiatives across Investment Banking, Transaction Banking and Asset Management while in parallel establishing the Business Architecture function. Stuart also chaired several trade association steering committees and was Deutsche Bank’s board representative on a number of industry initiatives.

Today, Stuart is engaged in major initiatives that embrace new design principles and technologies to create and transform financial market infrastructure including CCPs, Trade Repositories and several other vital central market infrastructure services.

Stuart is often called upon as an industry panelist and media commentator, where his views have been widely reported in respected industry publications including: Risk, Global Capital, Global Banking & Finance Review, International Financing Review, Tabb Forum and Euromoney.

London Stephen Moore Rolls RoyceStephen Moore is a Cost PM for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace. He specialises in working with cross-functional high performance teams across the business to identify, develop, and deliver programmes that create accelerated profitable growth for Rolls-Royce. He is currently leading a marquee digital project (Destiny) for Rolls-Royce PLC, which is transforming the way supply chain analytics supports decision making and operational activity. 

He is passionate about developing elite performance environments for diverse teams to succeed, utilising the latest technologies to inform and support development of people and systems.  

His career has taken him from the world of elite professional sport, through finance and technology, and into the Aerospace industry. In his spare time he still enjoys commentating on cricket for the BBC, and definitely finds the game easier from behind the microphone.  

Hope Myers Qorvo [B Circle Frame]

Hope Myers joined Qorvo, Inc., a semiconductor company and industry leader in radio frequency technologies, in 2007 and is the Director of Global Contracts & U.S. Federal Contract Compliance.  She leads multiple teams responsible for all corporate contracting processes, contract negotiation for sales, procurement, and technology exchanges, CLM and analytics systems, and regulatory compliance. Hope is passionate about building a department with a seamless balance of experienced contracts professionals and cutting edge technology.  This drive to create efficiency and best in class processes allows Hope’s team to produce contracts that allow Qorvo remain “easy to do business with” and meet the corporate risk profiles.

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Mitch Myers is the Strategic Procurement Process & Digital Leader of Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He manages multiple teams during architectural design and implementation phases of complex global procurement systems including Ariba Contracts, Sourcing and Supplier Management. He is currently focused on rolling out Ariba Contracts through 62 countries at Takeda. In addition, Mitch has responsibilities as a Digital Leader, Mitch leads initiatives to adopt new technologies such as robot process automation, machine learning, and self-service chat bots. 


Prior to Takeda, Mitch worked at McKinsey & Company as a Source-To-Pay Expert Consultant and was also an Ariba Implementation Consultant. 

Mitch attended the Kellogg Executive M.B.A. program at Northwestern University. He also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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As the Chief Operating Officer, Scott focuses on orchestrating DocuSign’s vision, strategy, marketing and enablement efforts around the world.

Scott brings over 25 years of leadership experience and a proven track record of driving innovation, market adoption and hyper-growth to his role at DocuSign. Previously, he held a variety of senior management roles at Responsys alongside Dan Springer—including president of marketing and platform, chief marketing and sales officer, and CMO. Prior to joining Responsys, Scott held strategy, sales, marketing and product management roles at Topica, Spark Online, Accenture and Xerox. Mr. Olrich received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

John OMeliaJohn O’Melia succeeded Ulf Zetterberg as CEO of Seal Software in July 2019. Since joining the company in 2017 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, John led a world-class sales and service organization that achieved record success in license and services business. Prior to Seal, John served for more than 13 years at EMC culminating in running the WW Services and Customer Success organization at EMC’s Enterprise Content Division. The early part of John’s career was spent in consulting with PwC and IBM where he rose through the ranks to become a Partner. John is based at Seal’s HQ in Walnut Creek, CA. He holds an honors degree from Huddersfield University and is a lifelong Liverpool fan.

Tony Owens Headshot-1Tony is an international business attorney with legal experience from North America, Europe, and Asia. Tony is currently Legal Counsel at Nokia where he is the head of legal for Malaysia and Brunei. While responsible for all legal matters in his region, his primary focus is on negotiating complex commercial contracts worth up to 200 Million Euro in value. Tony is also currently the head of artificial intelligence, software robotics, and virtual reality for Nokia Legal. Tony has presented numerous lectures to universities and businesses on the intersection of law and artificial intelligence, including at the Imperial College Business School in London. Tony has managed over 30 mergers, liquidations, and corporate restructurings including the liquidation of Nokia’s handset division. He has managed two multibillion Euro financial transactions, written a treatise on independent contractor law, and won five litigations in American courts including two full jury trials which went to verdict. His legal hobby is space law where he has negotiated a satellite orbital incentive contract and is currently assisting with Nokia’s part in the first commercial moon landing scheduled for next year. Tony is also the two-time defending champion of the annual Nokia computer hacking competition, was previously a professional opera singer, and trained in SWAT tactics during his service with the Finnish Defense Force.

London Amy Reed ARM

Amy Reed is a Legal Engineer and Product Owner of the Contract Automation and Management team at Arm, a leading semiconductor design and IoT company. Working within an Agile framework, Amy is responsible for managing the delivery and embedding of technologies (including Seal) in the Legal Team. Previously Amy was a NY-qualified lawyer at a leading London law firm and has an MBA from Cambridge University - Judge Business School.

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As CEO of UnitedLex, Dan has a singular focus of empowering clients to achieve their own unique “art of the possible” in the field of law. As a former General Counsel and CFO of public and private equity-backed companies, Dan identified the unexplored opportunity to transform the legal industry. He saw the power of delivering holistic legal services through a revolutionary platform of technology, captive law firm, and consulting company delivery and inspired levels of training and professional development. Central to Dan’s vision is UnitedLex’s assumption of substantial risk in client relationships to guarantee performance and economic gain. This vision has fueled UnitedLex’s growth from a handful of employees in 2007 to a highly skilled international workforce of over 2,700 lawyers, engineers, consultants, and technologists today.

Before founding UnitedLex, Dan served as a managing director of Capgemini in the areas of supply chain and finance. Dan arrived at Capgemini when it acquired Nasdaq-listed company Kanbay and its subsidiary Adjoined Consulting, where he was CFO and General Counsel. Adjoined Consulting was a Columbia Capital-backed enterprise and disruptor in technology consulting and one of the most successful venture companies in the 2000s. Before that, Dan served as the General Counsel to SmartDisk Corporation, where he guided the start-up through early-stage structuring and execution of its IPO, one of the top performing IPOs in 1999. During Dan’s tenure, SmartDisk’s market capitalization exceeded $1 billion, and the company held significant market share in the data storage and digital lifestyle market sectors.

Dan previously worked at Ernst & Young, where he advised Fortune 500 corporations on audit and tax matters as a CPA, and Greenberg Traurig, where he led major multinational corporate M&A, IPO, and private capital raise transactions as a member of the corporate and securities department.

Ernst & Young named Dan its “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Technology and Business Services category for the U.S. Midwest Region. This honor symbolizes Dan’s demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, performance, and personal commitment to UnitedLex’s professionals, clients, and communities.

Dan earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting and his J.D. from Vanderbilt.

Mark Rollins 260x260Mark is Vice President, Product Management at Seal. Mark has over 20 years’ experience working as an Enterprise Solutions Architect for companies such as EMC, Bocada and Kazeon. Mark has been involved with Seal Software since its conception and is responsible for bringing software products to market, both as a product manager and as a solutions architect.

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Dan is a Director at Seal Software in the Analytics Production Group. Having worked in the legal consulting industry for 11 years, he has focused on data analytics and artificial intelligence to serve clients in the areas of due diligence, regulatory response, and private litigation. Prior to Seal, Dan was a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services department (formerly Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services) and the Director of Analytics at DiscoverReady, LLC. He holds a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is licensed to practice in the State of New York. Dan is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Adam Schwartz HeadshotAdam is a Director of Pre-Sales at Seal Software. Adam joined Seal in June 2015 after 20+ years of experience in hi-tech pre-sales and consulting. His most recent position was managing GRC Pre-Sales activities for Oracle, Inc. Prior to that role he held similar positions for major tech brands in the Content Management and Enterprise Risk and Internal Controls space; Stellent (Oracle), OpenPages (IBM), Vignette (OpenText) and Accenture. Over this period he worked with clients to identify best practices and structure both strategic and tactical solutions for a variety of Risk and Compliance needs. He was responsible for evaluating risk and compliance management opportunities with Fortune 1000 customers in order to help shape vision and determine the fit of various technical solutions with those initiatives. Adam started his Career with the United States Air Force as an Area Intelligence Specialist and Airborne Russian Cryptologic Linguist. He holds an honors degree from the Union College and an MBA from Union University Graduate Management Institute.

Lynn Sumlin Headshot 300x300Lynn Sumlin is a Director at Seal Software. Lynn works closely with Seal’s financial services clients. Prior to joining Seal, Lynn practiced law for over 20 years and was partner in banking practice of an international law firm. She concentrated her legal career in serving the financial services industry, including handling a wide variety of regulatory, commercial financial, securities and corporate transactions.

Julian Tsisin 260x260Julian Tsisin is Vice President, Legal Technology and Operations, at Seal Software, where he leads alignment of product, market and technology strategy. Prior to Seal, Julian managed various Legal Technology initiatives at Google. As part of his role, he was responsible for developing, implementing and supporting technologies that improved efficiencies within Google’s Legal Department. Julian also worked in a similar capacity at the Walt Disney Co and as a software engineer for a large international law firm, Davis Polk. Julian is a Knowledge Advisor at International Legal Technology Association and a frequent speaker at various industry events, like CLOC, ILTA, and LegalTech. Julian holds MS in Computer Engineering and a JD.

Camille Headshot 300x300Camille is a Research Engineer at Seal Software and joined the company in 2015. As a member of the machine learning team, Camille focuses on NLP and has experience in ML infrastructure and software development. Camille is driven by the impact of cutting-edge AI technologies and he strives to take these big ideas and put them to use in the real world. He obtained his Master of Science in Physics from Imperial College London.

Susanne Vorberg Airbus [B Circle Frame]

The future starts today’ – this is driving Susanne Vorberg since many years in business. During numerous years Susanne has developed her eagerness to continuously grow in the world of Procurement – together with her Network of Suppliers and teams. Working in a multi-culture environment with Suppliers and teams all around the world she always could follow her passion to learn, experience and innovate. Her technical background in combination with a deep knowledge of economics and a continuous learning path throughout her working years were always driving her passion for new ways of working in Procurement. In 2016 she was asked to make Procurement digital and launch the digital journey for Airbus Procurement. A unique chance to join the Airbus digital community and prepare the future around technology, new ways of working and disrupting Procurement.  

Just recently in July 2019, she has been asked to join the Procurement Strategy team, strengthening the aspects of Digitalization and Transformation in the overall Procurement Vision and Strategy. 

Susanne holds a Master of Economic Engineering and twenty years of experience in Consulting, eCommerce and the Aerospace Sector. Her focus areas are: supply chain and procurement, lean and six sigma, design thinking, UX and since 2017 Coaching. She works in Airbus since 2001 in different functions. 

Jim Wagner 564x564Jim Wagner is the President of Seal Software. Jim is responsible for corporate strategy, marketing and strategic alliances. Jim joined Seal Software in July 2018 as part of the company’s acquisition of Apogee Legal, the company’s primary partner for the development of advanced analytic accelerators. Jim was the co-founder and managing director of Apogee Legal from January 2015 to the acquisition. Prior to Apogee, Jim served as a founder and principal at multiple highly successful legal technology organizations. Jim holds a JD from Duke Law School, where he frequently lectures and where he is an active member of the Duke Law technology community.

Jeff Ward HeadshotTraining Workshop Speaker

Jeff Ward is Director of the Duke Center on Law & Tech (DCLT), Associate Dean for Technology & Innovation, and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Duke Law, where he teaches courses at the intersection of law and emerging technologies such as Law & Policy Lab: Blockchain and Frontier A.I. & Robotics: Law & Ethics, offers the Duke Law Tech Lab pre-accelerator program for early stage legal tech companies, connects legal technology stakeholders from broad backgrounds through Duke Law By Design, and uses the tools of the law to help ensure that new technologies ultimately to empower and ennoble people and to expand access to quality legal services. 

Al WilliamsAs Chief Procurement Officer, Al Williams is responsible for Barclays’ overall procurement strategy focusing on maximizing the value of all goods and services purchased. Al is also responsible for overall performance across the Procurement Function, including Sourcing and Category Management, Purchase to Pay processes, Third Party Risk Management, Procurement Sustainability, Supplier Inclusion, Travel and Expense Management, and Market Data Management ensuring alignment with the company’s business strategy. Al drives key procurement-led initiatives and represents Barclays in the marketplace in areas related to supply chain and purchasing.

Prior to joining Barclays, Al held the position of Chief Procurement Officer and also had oversight for People Mobility for Accenture, as well as several other positions including Senior Director of Global Subcontractor Procurement, Senior Director of United States Procurement and as a Director in Accenture’s Finance organization.

Prior to Accenture, Al worked for Prudential in Chicago for two years and Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley) in Chicago and Tennessee for over eight years.

Al holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & Communications from East Tennessee State University. To advance inclusive supply chains, Al has been a member of the Board of Directors for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a member of the Executive Advisory Council for the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC), and has also been active in several volunteer roles.

Jerry Withers 260x260Training Workshop Speaker

Jerry Withers is a Senior Learning Consultant and Content Development Program Manager for Seal Software. Among the clients he has worked with at Seal are Aetna, Airbus, BNY Mellon, Dell, DocuSign, Nokia, Parker-Hannifin, Thomson-Reuters, and Salesforce. Mr. Withers is a veteran of the enterprise application industry with broad experience in entrepreneurship, data analysis, data management, software development, customer enablement, and program leadership for diverse businesses. Though his hair has grown gray, he is daily excited to apply innovative technology to solve real-world problems for people and organizations.

John Woods 260x260John Woods is co-head of the firm's global cybersecurity practice and a partner based in Washington, DC. His work conducting cybersecurity related and data intensive investigations has earned him rankings and recognition in Chambers Global and USA Guides.

Practice focus

Mr. Woods has focused his practice for over a decade on advising on cybersecurity related legal issues, conducting investigations into network intrusions, and representing clients in post incident regulatory proceedings and litigation. He has a particular focus on advising members of the financial sector with regard to the legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity risk management.

Representative clients, cases or matters

  • Serves as counsel to global payment processor with regard to attack against software supporting SWIFT transactions in Asian country.
  • Serves as board counsel to an insurance holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve Board with regard to cybersecurity related legal matters.
  • Directed privileged assessment of federally regulated bank utilizing the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
  • Served as counsel to US payment processor in network intrusion that resulted in utilization attack against back-end databases and resulting exploitation of pre-paid payment cards to withdraw $40 million global ATM network. Coordinated investigation with law enforcement in 13 jurisdictions through INTERPOL.
  • Served as counsel for a global payment processor in a cybersecurity incident that resulted in losses exceeding $9.5MM from the global ATM network. Coordinated Company response to the Federal Reserve Board, OCC and FDIC and in subsequent consumer privacy class action.
  • Conducted FFIEC mandated independent investigation for major financial services company on nature, scope and risk resulting from a network intrusion.
  • Served as lead counsel for Fortune 250 entity on global cybersecurity assessment. Directed and provided oversight to over 40 network security engineers and assessors from major global consultancy.
  • Acted as special counsel to major retailer and led investigation into network intrusion in which over 45 million credit cards were compromised.
  • Retained by Chairman of the Board of major transportation critical infrastructure provider to independently investigate management's oversight of cybersecurity related risks.
  • Advised major US telecommunications provider on compliance with FCC privacy related consent decree.
  • Served as counsel to leading global consultancy on development of information governance model.
  • Conducted an investigation for Fortune 100 energy company into possible involvement of employees in state sponsored attempts to steal intellectual property of another entity. Prosecutions associated with the investigation resulted in first criminal jury verdict under the Economic Espionage Act.

Publications, presentations and articles

  • "Whether Cyber-Incident Poses 'Material Risk' Needing SEC Disclosure Is Tough Question", BNA Privacy Law Watch, December 30, 2011
  • Chapter Author in the Thompson West Treatise entitled "E-Discovery for Corporate Counsel", authoring the chapter entitled "E-Discovery in Internal Investigations"

Professional affiliations

  • Ranked in Legal 500 - Cybercrime
  • Ranked in Litigation: E-Discovery, Chambers Global, 2012-2016
  • Mentioned in Band 1 Practice, Global Data Protection, Chambers Global, 2010 – 2011
  • Ranked in Nationwide Litigation: E-Discovery, Chambers USA, 2010 - 2016

Education and admission

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.) (1995)
  • Colby College (B.A. Government) (1990)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (1998)
  • Virginia~United States (1996)
  • New Hampshire~United States (1995)

Rebecca-yoder@docusign copy 2Rebecca Yoder is the Global Partner Solutions Director at DocuSign. Rebecca joined DocuSign in September 2018 as part of the SpringCM acquisition, where she had been Director of Legal Technology. Rebecca brings more than 20 years of corporate legal industry experience to the DocuSign team. In her role, Rebecca shares her expertise with prospects and clients in addition to infusing the legal industry focus and needs within the DocuSign organization, and managing relationships with key partners.

Prior to her current role, Rebecca was Accenture’s Director of Legal Technology and a Contract Manager. Rebecca was responsible for technology deployed to Accenture’s Legal professionals, as well as technology solutions deployed across Accenture on behalf of Legal (i.e. compliance tools). Rebecca worked closely with the internal IT department to deploy the full scope of the Legal IT blueprint, including Contract Management solutions like CLM, eBilling, Document Management, and Compliance solutions. As a Contract Manager for her first 10 years at Accenture, she was the catalyst for technology within the sell-side legal team.

Rebecca is a retired member of the Junior League of Denver where she built a Leadership Institute to support leadership development within the League. Rebecca is a graduate of William Smith College in Geneva, NY with a B.A. in Political Science. Rebecca resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and 5-year old daughter.

Ulf Zetterberg 684x684Ulf Zetterberg is the Executive Vice-Chairman of Seal Software. Ulf co-founded the company in 2010 and served as the CEO from inception until July 2019. Ulf has been instrumental in the creation of the Contract Discovery and Analytics market and is a recognized thought-leader in the space. During his tenure as CEO Ulf oversaw the rapid growth of Seal from start-up to being the leading provider. Prior to Seal, Ulf held senior executive roles with OpenText, Kazeon, EMC and ProAct. He has over 25 years of enterprise software and services experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He studied Economics at Stockholm University.