Description:

How can you use Data Governance to add value to the organization? Information Governance and Contract Intelligence offer multiple ways to not only reduce risk, but gain efficiencies. IG programs have largely gone from catch-all, ‘boil the ocean’ pursuits to a series of concrete, practical actions an organization can take to reduce data volumes, become more efficient and protect data ‘crown jewels’. Contracts, when organized and mined effectively, can reduce risk and actually create value for the organization. Attend this session to learn how to apply IG techniques and utilize your contract universe to gain efficiencies and reduce risk, including:

  • Understanding the principles that shape legal value and how to put them in place
  • Learning the elements of effective information and data governance – and how they interplay with contracts in the corporate data universe
  • How to use people, process and judiciously applied technology to find insight and value in your contracts

Speakers:

Stephen Allen
FRSA, Global Head of Legal Service Delivery, Hogan Lovells

A Legal Operations Specialist, Stephen’s focus at Hogan Lovells is on driving the quality, efficiency and innovation of legal service delivery, with a particular focus on legal project management, work allocation, legal process reengineering of legal service centerse, flexible resourcing, service insight and machine learning and cognitive processing. He collaborates with legal operations colleagues in-house to knowledge share and co-devleop solutions. Stephen is a former lawyer who has devoted to his career to delivering legal market change. He is an internationally recognized as a leading innovator, most recently by Legal Business, who named him the 2016 Legal Innovator of the Year and was one of the Fastcase50 in 2013.

Deana Uhl
Senior Director, FTI Technology

Deana Uhl is a Senior Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Houston. Ms. Uhl provides consulting to corporate clients, with a focus on designing, implementing and enabling change management for information governance, data privacy, data security and e-discovery programs. Ms. Uhl has particular expertise in advising oil and gas companies on the processes and technology to effectively address legal and regulatory matters and improve information quality and life cycle management to support operational excellence.

Ms. Uhl has more than two decades of experience building effective e-discovery and information governance teams across IT, legal and line management. Prior to joining FTI Technology, Ms. Uhl managed the information governance program at Marathon Oil Company, where she led the strategic development and execution of a holistic data management program that encompassed data privacy and security. This included developing a data governance strategy aligned with industry best practices, evaluating and recommending various process and technology solutions, collaborating with stakeholders throughout the organization, managing a dynamic team, and providing expert witness testimony on the results.

Karl Dorwart
Senior Director, FTI Technology

Karl Dorwart is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Dorwart has deep legal services industry experience in contract lifecycle management – helping organizations better find, understand and act upon contracts to meet regulatory requirements, reduce risk and recognize greater business and deal value. Mr. Dorwart previously led the North East Life Sciences practice for a market-leading alternative legal services provider where he helped clients gain valuable insights into the contracts implicated in large-scale transactions.

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