Randi Mayes, Executive Director of ILTA and Monica Bay, freelance journalist and Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, conducted video interviews of speakers, ILTA members and vendors during ILTACON 2015. These captivating interviews discuss innovative projects and strategies, important issues the ILTA membership will face in the next year, and provocative thoughts from some of ILTA’s thought leaders. Note: to view any videos in a separate window, click their respective titles.

Bob DuBois, ILTA President, shares the “often overlooked” benefits of networking with vendors at ILTACON, his views on the Cloud, and some of the biggest challenges of the legal industry.


John Alber, ILTA’s Futurist, and Randi Mayes discuss the parallels of maritime life and the legal profession, how they differ and what the profession must do to meet the challenges it faces now and in the future.


Betsi Roach, Executive Director of the Legal Marketing Association, shares highlights from the LMA conference including a keynote by Dan Pink and a pre-conference program on process improvemednt and project management.


Chris Boyd and Dean Leung, ILTA Knowledge Advisory team members, discuss the biggest challenges of the legal profession and the opportunities for change.


George Socha talks about the future of e-discovery and the role of technology as it matures (including The Internet of Things).


Leigh Isaacs discusses cybersecurity and information governance. She believes we must “take advantage of a crisis” to bring to the forefront the importance of keeping firms secure.


Mark Nizer and Randi Mayes distinguish between task-switching and multi-tasking using the example of juggling.


Recipients of the ILTA Distinguished Peer Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award, Lawton Penn and Jeff Sabado of Davis Wright Tremaine share how their firm has focused successfully on innovation across the firm.


Gary Kinder, creator of WordRake, tells Randi Mayes the tools he uses to write well. He reminds us that “good writing is good editing.”


Peter Qumsiyeh, recipient of the ILTA Distinguished Peer Young Professional Award, talks about his work in data analysis and his work to collaborate and innovate at Wilmer Hale




Michele Gossmeyer discusses her work with ILTA’s LegalSEC initiative, the formation of the General Counsel Roundtable to discuss security initiatives and developing a security threat sharing community, the Legal Sector-Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) modeled on the Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).


Matt Homann, CEO of Kendeo and Founder of Filament, warns us of a few key things that generally inhibit us from solving problems.


Alex Ponce de Leon, corporate counsel at Google, discusses the need for diversity in legal. Active in the E-Discovery Institute’s diversity initiatives, he argues law firms must better reflect the diverse law departments they represent. Law firms must get over the “churn and burn” philosophy, he says.


Alison Grounds, recipient of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award, speaks about her work as managing director of the firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Troutman Sanders eMerge, which focuses on providing legal and technology options to manage e-discovery.


Sir Ken Robinson shares many of his key concepts from his keynotes including the need to view organizations holistically.


David Cunningham of Winston & Strawn described his panel at ILTACON with legal departments and CIOs of law firms discussing metrics, efficiencies and opportunities.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Andy Peck of the Southern District of New York has witnessed a lack of understanding around the newer technologies for e-discovery by most attorneys.


Douglas Brush of Kraft Kennedy discusses the recent increased attention given to information security by legal technology.


Patrick Oot of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and the E-Discovery Institute (EDI) gave two sessions at ILTACON on e-discovery and using technology in discovery based on a study by EDI on predictive coding.


Microsoft’s Nishan DeSilva addresses workforce transformation and how technology is moving to the cloud. He gives a shout-out to Lucy Bassli, assistant general counsel, and her work with process transformation, and addresses the importance of bringing more women into technology.


Martin Metz, CIO of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, explains the most important issues he sees the legal technology field must face.


Rachelle Rennagel, eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Research and Information Services of White & Case, discusses successful career development by taking chances and pushing herself into new areas.


R.P. Smith, Manager of Practice Support at Jones Walker, discusses the specific concerns over cybersecurity shared by law departments and law firms.


Philip Favro, an e-discovery educator, shares how he teaches attorneys how to use technology assisted review, predictive coding and more. He sees in incremental motivation toward better technology competence.


Tim Corcoran, Principal at Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC, explains that developing technology solutions that benefit and enhance business practices creates better adoption of technology by attorneys.


Scott Christensen discusses “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg. Christensen, Chicago-based lead consultant at Olenick & Associates, and ILTA past president, discusses how the book is relevant for the legal profession as it faces “rapid change.


Sally Gonzalez discusses her career as a CIO or consultant for BigLaw firms, including Dentons; Norton Rose Fulbright; and others. “I’ve always thought I was a change agent,” says Gonzalez, who discusses some of the technology challenges of verein law firms.