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Chris Dale

Chris Dale

Director, e-Disclosure Information Project


Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

 

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

Managing Director, INsig2


Goran Oparnica, B. Sc. in Computer science, is a managing director of INsig2, a leading European company in the field of digital evidence and digital forensic education. INsig2 has 10 years of experience in educating both lawyers and police investigators in different aspects of digital evidence and digital forensic investigations. Mr. Oparnica oversees a team that plans and develops content for different educational programs for lawyers as well as for digital forensic practitioners. Since its establishment in 2004, INsig2’s experts have trained students, both lawyers and investigators from more or less every European country. This makes INsig2 a unique company in the Europe. Mr. Oparnica holds the CPP designation by ASIS international and CISM designation by ISACA.

George Rudoy

George Rudoy

Director of Research & Information Services, Dentons


George I. Rudoy is a veteran of the Legal Technology & Services industry. Previously as a consultant, provided a variety of legal technology and services functions, including International and US E-Discovery, information governance, compliance and litigation readiness for the corporations, integration and consolidation of legal technology, and support services for law firms. George has excelled at assisting Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments with all aspects of applied legal technology, electronic discovery, compliance and retention of electronic records as well practice management. For his work in the Legal Support area, Mr. Rudoy was named the "Champion of Technology" by Law Technology News as well as the "Tech Star" and "Globally Recognized" by the United Kingdom Cititech magazine Global Tech Leaders Top 100. Mr. Rudoy is Chair of the ALM Law & Business's Legal Tech Educational Board, Author of the Electronic Data Discovery News and Analysis and serves on the Steering Committees of Law Technology News, Law. com and Litigation Support Today.

 

Liljana Selinšek

Liljana Selinšek

Criminal law expert, independent consultant


Liljana Selinšek is a criminal law expert, focused primarily on the fight against cybercrime, anti-corruption and economic crime. Liljana graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia). In postgraduate education she received her Master’s degree in the field of financial criminal law and after that she successfully defended her Doctoral thesis on economic criminal law. She has also passed the Slovenian State Bar Exam. Liljana served as the Assistant Professor for criminal law, criminal procedure law and economic criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor (Slovenia) till 2010. While working in the academic sphere  Liljana focused an important part of her research work on the fight against cybercrime (especially on legal aspects of digital forensics, electronic evidences and related questions). Liljana then worked in the office of the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia (i.e. Slovenian data protection authority), and in 2011 she took over the duties of Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) a  central anti-corruption authority in Republic of Slovenia). Whilst a member of the CPC’s panel Liljana was one of the decision makers in all matters of content that fell within the competence of the CPC. Liljana has written several books and more than 100 scientific and expert papers on the field of criminal law, including on questions related to electronic evidence. To see more about Liljana, you can visit her personal web-page: www.selinsek.eu.

 

 

Jeffrey Ritter

Jeffrey Ritter

Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Univ.


Jeffrey Ritter is globally recognized as a pioneer in shaping the legal rules for electronic commerce.  In his career serving some of the world's largest companies at each new horizon of information technology, he has contributed to building the legal frameworks to enable persistent chasms between law and technology to be crossed with velocity and confidence. He worked extensively in the United Nations programmes to develop international trade practices, has testified to the United States Congress on the future of digital money, and has helped global Fortune 50 companies with complex information security, electronic signature, privacy, and cloud-based service offerings.  His forthcoming 2014 book, "Building Digital Trust", presents a new architecture for how to create wealth and govern our systems in a digital world.  He is currently developing and teaching new, innovative graduate school courses on information governance, cyberlaw, and policy at Georgetown University Law Center, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and The University of Oxford Department of Computer Science.  More information about Jeffrey is available at www.jeffreyritter.com.

Monique Altheim

Monique Altheim

Managing Partner, The Law Office of Monique Altheim


Monique Altheim, the managing partner of The Law Office of Monique Altheim, is a multilingual and multi-jurisdictional attorney, admitted to the New York Bar, as well as the Belgian Bar in the European Union. Ms. Altheim advises clients on international e-discovery, international data transfers, and counsels them on privacy/data protection and social media law. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in the US and the EU, and an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure. Monique Altheim runs a widely read blog, EDiscoveryMap.com  and recently developed her own mobile information sharing App for iPhone/iPad and Android. Ms. Altheim is a regular contributor to international conferences on privacy and ediscovery.

Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

Counsel, Reed Smith LLP


Patrick Burke, Counsel at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s Records & E-Discovery Group, is a highly respected specialist in the electronic discovery, disclosure, and forensics industry. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Burke was Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software, Inc., a leading e-discovery and digital investigation software provider and the maker of EnCase. He previously practiced as a litigator with Linklaters. He is a frequent public speaker, a member of the Sedona Conference working group 6, and holds CIPP/Europe certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM

JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM

Partner, ROWAN LEGAL


Josef Donát is a leading specialist in the area of ICT law and intellectual property rights. Working on comprehensive IT outsourcing, cloud computing and information system delivery projects, Josef Donát has led teams involved for instance in complex due dilligence of a significant transportation infrastructure manufacturer/provider or a major project on IT infrastructure and application outsourcing in the Czech Republic. Josef is also a respected speaker at many highly-reputable Law and Technology conferences.

Dr. Radim Polčák

Dr. Radim Polčák

Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University


Radim Polčák is a legal theorist working at the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, where among other things, lectures at the Institute of Law and Technology. He specialises in the theory of law, law of modern information systems, Internet and cyberspace. He has also been leading the popular conference on cyberspace. In 2007 he published the book "Introduction to ICT Law", which was the first publication in Central Europe that discussed the legal issues surrounding information technologies.

Frederick Gyebi-Ababio

Frederick Gyebi-Ababio

Director, LawTech Europe Congress


Frederick is an expert in Information Security consulting and outsourcing. He has worked extensively for a number of large public and private sector organisations in Europe. Over the past 10 years, his roles have involved a mixture of Security Risk Management, Computer Forensics, Vulnerability Management, Information Governance, Compliance, Identity and Access Management, in addition to Data Protection and Privacy impacts on organisational Information Security. Frederick currently heads the operation and management of CEE's most extensive and inclusive conference on Forensics, eDiscovery, and Digital Investigations; LawTech Europe Congress.

 

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