The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption
Great Location • Audacious Mission
SOLID San Francisco – Thursday, February 24 2022 – Friday, Febraury 25 2022
*Content Subject to Change
Registration, Check-in and Breakfast
Day 1 Session One:
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group
Kent Teague – Chairman and CEO, Lineal Services
The Big Picture
Looking into the future by looking back. Kent started his career with Microsoft in 1992 and has been through 30 years of the unknown. Where are the similarities of Microsoft in1992, eDiscovery in 2006 and what’s happening now and what’s happening next. A peek into the future.
Chris Beahn-Director, Legal & Global Affairs Operations- Splunk
Seat at the Table – How Legal is participating more in the business and what it mean for Budgets and our Careers
What to measure – Cost justification and story telling tips to get the funding you need for the projects you want.
Kiwi Camara – CEO, DISCO
Law in the Year 2027: A Tale of Two Teams
In-house and Law firm leaders alike are acknowledging that the Legal landscape is shifting, and the need to create better business outcomes is real. Despite this, there is still some hesitation to embrace new ways of getting work done. Maintaining the status quo is an easier path, and in many ways, seems like the less risky bet. In this talk, the Founder and CEO of DISCO, Kiwi Camara, discusses a tale of two teams: one that takes advantage of the latest technology, and the other that relies on maintaining the same course of action. What does 2027 look like for each?
Linda Drucker – Senior Vice President, Managing Senior Counsel – Bank of the West
How to Lead Talent in a Hybrid Work Environment
Day 1 Session Two:
Juanita Luna, Director of Legal Operations, PG&E
Succession planning and Mentorship.
Succession planning and Mentorship. The what and how of succession planning and its importance in accelerating the careers of those around you and yourself.
Danielle Benecke and Brian Kuhn – CoFounders – Baker McKenzie Machine Learning Practice
Law Firm Innovation In Action
The pace and cost of creating the NextGEN law Firm. Fail fast and succeed and keep clients engaged. Baker is using advanced analytics and augmented research platforms on a series of projects, exploring new ways to apply machine learning to transform the legal industry and address key societal problems.
Marc Zamsky, CEO – Cimplifi
The Simplification of Evolving Business Models
Analyzing your business data and spend used to be complicated – now it is easier.
Allison Silver – Head of Legal Operations at Zoom
The Power of Creating Meaningful Interactions in Today’s Hybrid Workplace.
George Tziahanas – Managing Director at Breakwater Solutions
Is a Merger Between Information Security and Data Governance Imminent?
Day 2 Session Three:
Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group
Kyle Kelly -Senior Technical Program Manager – eDiscovery, Coinbase
The Rise of Google Drive and Corporate Challenges
What are the top 5 issues forI hereby establish the inhouse legal team when dealing with Google Drive. The challenges and benefits of working with Google Drive.
Amy Cline – Associate General Counsel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas
Describe each of the ESG components, the importance of adopting an ESG mindset for your Career and your Company, and why it is important.
Anna Richards -Manager Legal Operations at Zendesk
The Career Journey and Evolving Role of Leaders of Legal Operations. Where and how do Legal Operations professionals start and what’s next?
Emily McIntosh – Forensic & Integrity Services Manager – EY
Legal Tech: the movement to bring technology in-house
There is an ongoing trend of companies buying added technology licenses from various vendors. As more technology moves in-house, there are many considerations that companies will need to address. Such considerations include:
- Are we fully articulating the Legal Tech ROI to the broader business
- How should we manage to work with disparate systems and integration ideas for a robust view of the business
- Are we considering a holistic technology approach? Are we appropriately connected with the compliance function for a “proactive” and “reactive” view of the business?
Mike Russsell – Head of Global Legal Operations – Expedia Group
How to solve the war for talent
Borrowing Talent from other departments.
What is SOLID?
SOLID is a TED-STYLE Talk summit focused on innovation and the business of law. Did you ever listen to a great SOLID Talk or panel and wish you had time to engage and brainstorm in real time on how to apply those ideas to your business? 14 speakers will give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law. They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.
Our talks are followed by facilitated table talks, sprint panels, and town hall discussions, whereby participants discuss what they know now that they did not know before the session started and how to apply these lessons to their own organizations. SOLID provides participants with maximum interaction with peers and colleagues in a round table, workshop environment to assess current challenges and design concrete solutions.
SOLID Fall 2020 Insights
Director of Litigation Support at MetLife
Partner – Knox Capital Holdings
Sr. Manager, Head of Global Legal Operations Expedia Group
Corporate Legal Executives & General Counsels
Law Firm Executives & Counsels
Technology Companies & Allied Professionals
Past Events Snaps
Reasons to Attend SOLID
Our day will be broken into four themed segments focused on innovation and disruption. We will focus on challenges and barriers, identify opportunities for meaningful change, and develop solutions for all market segments.
100 legal professionals and subject matter experts from law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics.
Purposefully moderated tables with curated participants from all market segments.
Participants will switch their tables 2 times throughout the day.
“Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights into innovative approaches that are driving real improvements for how corporations deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network. I would highly recommend it.”
VP Corporate Systems at MetLife
“If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!”
Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions
“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator. I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend. It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”
VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company
“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable. It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”