Wednesday CGI 2023 Sessions

Wednesday CGI 2023 Sessions and Events: Legal Technology Trends

The CLOC Global Institute conference (CGI) continued yesterday with a full day of sessions and events! Here are the Wednesday CGI 2023 sessions and events to check out!

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s conference – CLOC 2023 – will be conducted May 15th through May 18th. It will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and is a fully in-person event this year. Here’s the detailed schedule for the conference (on which I generated a word cloud of topics a couple of weeks ago).

Don’t forget that IPRO will be sponsoring the Power Up Lounge today from 8am to 5pm at the Gauguin 2 Room in the Bellagio where you can Power Up at CLOC and “savor a piping hot cup of coffee, refreshing water, and delectable snacks while you power up your devices”.


Not only that, IPRO is hosting several “mini-presentations on a range of soft skills” for you to enjoy while you’re relaxing. I’m conducting two of them: 10 Reasons to Embrace Technology in Legal Operations at 8:30am and 10 eDiscovery Project Management Tips in 15 Minutes at 11:30am. Come join us!


With that in mind, here’s a list of the Wednesday CGI 2023 sessions and events of note you may want to check out, along with the location (all times PT):

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 


How to Citizen – Transforming The Story of Us (Tower Ballroom)

The word “citizen” is so much more than a noun we use to draw lines between people. Citizen is also a verb. Citizen isn’t what you are; it’s how you are. In this talk, Baratunde breaks down the four pillars of How to Citizen which are to participate, to invest in relationships, to understand power, and to value the collective as in working towards outcomes that benefit the many and not just the few. He will connect larger themes of transformation shifting our ideas of society including race relations and technological innovation. He’ll also include many jokes.

Speakers: Kurt Grasinger, Director, Legal Operations, Cox Enterprises, Inc.; Josh Kubicki, Professor & Dir. Legal Business Design Hub, Richmond School of Law; Farrah Pepper, Vice President of CLOC, and Chief Legal Innovation Counsel, Marsh McClennan; Baratunde Thurston.

11:40 PM – 12:10 PM

Solution Lab: Powered by AI: Understanding the Benefits of AI Across the Discovery Spectrum (Bellagio 1)

AI-powered solutions are now found seamlessly integrated into an array of legal technologies, including data privacy, compliance, cyber incident response (CIR), eDiscovery, and contract management. KLDiscovery discusses the growing adoption, practical use, and impact of AI solutions in various aspects of those compliance and discovery lifecycles.

Speaker: Eric Robinson, Vice President, Global Advisory Services & Strategic Client Solutions, KLDiscovery.

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Reinventing Your Role, Transforming Your Career, and Creating Opportunity in an Uncertain Market (Renoir)

Join legal industry analyst Ari Kaplan in a practical discussion about how to create career opportunities by showcasing your expertise, expanding your network, and leveraging technology to stand out in a rapidly changing market.

Speaker: Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors.

Solution Lab: 6 Foolproof Ways To Optimize Legal Workflows (Bellagio 7)

Legal teams who can locate and evaluate relevant information at the outset of a legal matter are ahead of the curve. These teams do so with a bullet-proof Early Case Assessment workflow. When done well, ECA is like a crystal ball that gives you a sneak peek into the future life of a case, allowing you to glean all the insight you need to formulate an effective strategy and reduce document review. Thereby, reducing legal spend.  Jeffrey Wolff, Director of Corporate Solutions at IPRO will discuss 6 foolproof ways your team can handle ECA more efficiently and effectively. See you there!

Speaker: Jeffrey Wolff, Director of Corporate Solutions, IPRO.

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Super Session: The New Era of Knowledge Management (Tower Ballroom)

In the battle to capture, organize, and surface company knowledge, it’s time to admit defeat. There’s too much information, spread across too many minds and systems, all of which grow and change faster than we can process.

But defeat does not mean failure. Thanks to AI we are approaching a new paradigm which will change the meaning of knowledge management for legal operators everywhere. In this session, we’ve assembled legal ops thinkers Mary O’Carroll, Jason Boehmig, Jason Kwon, Charlene Barone, and Christina Wojcik to discuss their predictions and strategies for this new era.

Speakers: Charlene Barone, Director of Legal Operations and Strategy, Orangetheory; Jason Boehmig, CEO, Ironclad; Jason Kwon, General Counsel, OpenAI; Mary O’Carroll, Chief Community Officer, Ironclad; Christina Wojcik, Director of Innovation and Technology, Citi Bank.

In addition to the Wednesday CGI 2023 sessions, there’s another exhibit hall networking reception and several other gatherings as well. But remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! 😉

So, what do you think? What Wednesday CGI 2023 sessions are you looking to attend? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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