Keynotes

 Monday, August 18


The World of Disruptive Technologies and Abundance
Peter is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University (SU), the leading institution for the study of exponentially growing technologies. SU was founded with the support of Google, Autodesk, Genetech, Nokia, Cisco and NASA and is located in Silicon Valley. He is also the "New York Times" bestselling author of “ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think,” in which he lays out how we will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Peter talks passionately and provides insights on the impact of artificial intelligence, computational Systems, digital manufacturing/3-D printing, synthetic biology/bioinformatics digital medicine and robotics and nanomaterials. He talks about the societal transformation from “local and linear” to “global and exponential,” which is accelerating disruptive stress or disruptive opportunity, depending on your organization’s point of view. These technologies are also leading to the greatest epoch of wealth-creation ever, where new billion-dollar startups are coming out of seemingly nowhere at the same time that 50- and 100-year-old, billion-dollar companies are going out of business. Peter also introduces the idea that exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the "technophilanthropist" and the"rising billion" are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. He examines human need by category — water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom — and addresses how a range of powerful technologies such as synthetic biology, embedded networks and cloud computing, AI and robotics, biotechnology and medicine are transforming what was once scarce into something abundant.


 Tuesday, August 19

It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD Cyber World: Imagine What You Can Do About Cybersecurity and Risk Management
Hackers and state actors have turned the cyber world into an online battle zone where no one is safe without taking measures for protection. Rod Beckstrom will talk about his experience dealing the global cybersecurity scene — the MAD, MAD, MAD world (Nuclear MAD or Mutual Assured Destruction; Cyber MAD; and Internet MAD). He will extend the conversation to the additional MAD that applies to law firms, namely the MADness of managing competing and conflicting IT priorities, projects and systems within constrained budgets. This internal MADness can distract IT staff and make it difficult to deal with external cyber threats and manage the critical time-sensitive and precise legal operations that need to be conducted. In this interactive keynote, Rod will engage the audience in a discussion around concrete actions that can be taken by IT leadership to improve your firm’s security posture. He will introduce the World Economic Forum Principles for Cyber Resilience and extend a call to action — you can become a signatory if you wish. Rod will also engage the audience in an exercise on building resilience through support networks, specifically through your law firm peers and ILTA as a joint community for knowledge-sharing and incident response.


 Wednesday, August 20

Unleashing IT To Disrupt, Define and Differentiate Future Strategies
ILTA's Legal Technology Future Horizons study unveiled how technology would become central to future strategy and drive law firm transformation over the next decade. In this fast-paced and highly provocative session, study director and global futurist Rohit Talwar will draw on the report findings to describe the journey of reinvention law firms must embark on in the decade ahead. He will describe critical technologies shaping the agenda, outline emerging and as yet unseen opportunities and highlight the resulting imperatives for IT and law firm leaders.


 Thursday, August 21

Imagine, Create, and Celebrate the Future!
In these globally competitive times, resourcefulness and innovation are essential to survival in a law firm or legal department. This fast-paced, humorous call to action will show you and your organization how to become a victor — rather than a victim — of change. Learn to be driven not by circumstances and emotion, but by your values and purpose. Scott’s easy-to-use ideas will help build more team spirit, greater productivity, elevated team performance and a healthier, happier culture. The best solution to pressures in the workplace is — surprise! — through imagination, innovation and celebration. Imagine, Create, and Celebrate the Future will leave you feeling energized, inspired and more accountable to create a better future for yourselves and your organization.



About the Speakers:


Rod Beckstrom is a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on organizational leadership. He is the former President and CEO of ICANN, the founding Director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center and co-author of the best-selling book "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations." He is a frequent international media commentator and public speaker. Rod currently serves as an advisor to multinational companies, governments and international institutions, including serving as Chief Security Advisor to Samsung SSIC. He is Chairman of the Global Council on the Future of the Internet at the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum and is an Honorary Professor of International Law at China’s Beijing Normal University.

Peter Diamandis is the world’s foremost expert in incentivized innovation: the art of incentivizing smart and talented people within your company or those experts around the world to focus on solving your grand challenges. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies, government leaders, and captains of industry over the past 15 years. In 2010, Peter was the winner of The Economist’s “No Boundaries” award for “meta-innovation — driving innovation in the way people innovate.” He is also the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Innovation, the Heinlein Award, the Lindbergh Award, the Wired RAVE Award, the Neil Armstrong Award, and the World Technology Award. Peter is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

Scott Friedman, CSP and 2004-05 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought-after professional speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. Scott’s main areas of expertise are employee innovation, customer experience and using humor/celebration as a strategic tool. In addition to being the Chief Celebration Officer at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written “Celebrate- Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter - How to Engage Any Audience,” and “Using Humor For A Change.” He is also the co-author of four additional books. Scott now spends 30 percent of his time speaking throughout Asia.


Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, strategy advisor and award-winning speaker noted for his humor, inspirational style and provocative content. He advises global firms on how to survive, thrive and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. Rohit helps clients understand how mega trends, emerging developments, new business models and disruptive technologies could impact society, business, industries and government. He specializes in emerging markets and sectors such as technology, science, media, aviation, travel and retail. He currently leads studies on the future science and technology landscape, human enhancement and the future of the meetings industry.


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