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2018 World Technology Law Conference
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Data Protection Committee Meeting (open to all)

Senate Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Dispute Resolution Committee Meetings (open to all)

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

 

We will be joined by Gary Benton of Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center, who will be talking about the center’s work. 

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3:15pm to 4:15pm

E-Commerce Committee Meeting (open to all)

Parliament Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (open to all)

Senate Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Startup Committee Meeting (open to all)

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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4:30pm to 5:30pm

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting (open to all)

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee Meeting (open to all)

Parliament Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting (open to all)

Senate Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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5:30pm to 6:00pm

New Attendee Reception

Georgian Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

Georgian Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

9:00pm

Young Lawyers Reception

Rhein Haus Seattle

All lawyers are invited to continue networking at this informal reception happening after the welcome reception. Snacks and a cash bar will be provided and two bocce courts are reserved from 9:30- 10:30 pm. Transportation is not provided.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

8:45am to 9:00am

Welcome Address by the President

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

9:00am to 10:45am

Session 1: Global Challenges; Global Compliance

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

As businesses expand around the world, the challenges of complying with multiple jurisdictional laws and regulations are increasing.  This panel will discuss the legal ins and outs of creating and maintaining compliant global internet platforms, managing international corporate mergers and acquisitions and policies for digital success across the globe.

  • ModeratorPeter Ruby, Goodmans LLP
  • International Internet PlatformsPhilipp Schroeder-Ringe, HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte
  • International MergersPierre Kirch, Paul Hastings LLP 
  • Global Compliance and Integrity, Kristina Podnar, NativeTrust Consulting LLC

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11:30am to 1:00pm

Session 2A: Emerging Technology & Trends

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Emerging technology creates a host of new legal and compliance concerns for practitioners around the world.  This session will explore the legal issues arising from the increased use of wearables in the workplace, the use of sensor technology and high tech systems in agriculture and 4D printing technology.

  • Moderator: Diana McKenzie, Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn P.C.
  • Wearable TechnologyMatt Harris, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Precision AgricultureRoger Royse, Royse Law Firm
  • 4D Printing, Roland Mathys, Schellenberg Wittmer
  • The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now: UK Case StudyHamza Drabu, DAC Beachcroft LLP 
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Session 2B: Crypto Currency...How Blockchain has Changed our World

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The emergence of Blockchain has a created a host of complex questions for lawyers to wrestle with.  This session will deal with how lawyers can address these expanding legal challenges, the use of Blockchain in developing countries, and explore the interplay between cryptocurrency and insolvency.

  • ModeratorHelen Davenport, Gowling WLG
  • Blockchain and Bitcoin; Caio LimaOpice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados 
  • Blockchain in Developing Countries; Roberto Pinho; Quinn Emanuel
  • Future of Crypto and Blockchain Law and Industry StandardsRobbert Walstra
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1:00pm to 2:30pm

In-House Counsel Lunch, by invitation only

Garden Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

All In-House Counsel conference delegates are invited to attend this lunch. Please indicate your RSVP on your conference registration. If you are a speaker or did not see this option when you registered, please email memberservices@itechlaw.org and we will add it to your registration.

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Lunch

Metropole Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Included buffet lunch for all attendees

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2:30pm to 3:45pm

Intellectual Property Committee Workshop: Hell's Angels and Knitted Hats: Are Online Marketplaces Liable for IP Infringement?

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:30 pm - 3:05 pm and the second round from 3:10 pm - 3:45 pm.

  • Jeremy Morton, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • Heather Antoine, Antoine Law Group, A.P.C.
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Interactive Entertainment Committee Workshop: Social Media Advertising and Data Analytics

Senate Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:30 pm - 3:05 pm and the second round from 3:10 pm - 3:45 pm.

The workshop discusses the legal issues related to Social media advertising and data analytics in the context of marketing and advertising. The quote “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half” is credited to John Wanamaker and has taught generations of students about the risks of advertising over a century. Nowadays, technology may track consumers’ behavior and that phrase may not apply in a wide range of activities, mainly in the digital environment. The workshop features speakers from Europe and Brazil and covers legal and regulatory issues concerning advertising law in the social media (ranging from data protection/privacy, endorsement, liability, and law enforcement) from these jurisdictions.

  • Dirk Spacek, Walder Wyss AG
  • Daniel Pitanga, Siqueira Castro Advogados
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Workshop: ADA Compliance in a Digital Age

Parliament Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:30 pm - 3:05 pm and the second round from 3:10 pm - 3:45 pm.

  • Amanda Beane; Perkins Coie
  • Chris Anderson; Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
     
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4:05pm to 5:35pm

Session 3A: Data Based Business Models – Legal and Regulatory Governance

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

As data has grown to “big” data and become a business staple, the associated legal questions have also exploded. This panel will present perspectives from around the world around on data strategy, governance, ownership, and value along with the most current legal guidance.

  • Moderator: Clara-Ann Gordon, Niederer Kraft Frey
  • Data Sharing and Pooling – Practical Impacts, Emily Jones, Osborne Clark
  • Data Governance and Compliance, Lukas Morscher, Lenz & Staehelin
  • Is There a Need for "Data Ownership"?, Benoit Van Asbroeck, Bird & Bird
  • Big Data in Governance, Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal
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Session 3B: Playing Nice in Outer Space

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Space Law constitutes one of the hottest areas in which law and technology converge on a worldwide scale. With amazing developments in astrophysics and astronomy, the exponential expansion of the commercial space industry, and the cooperation among the international community in exploring space, the present represents a most exciting time to develop the law that will govern the use of technology to explore and democratize space. Listen and engage with a panel of Space Lawyers and Entrepreneurs on the current state of international and extraterrestrial law affecting the future and science of space exploration.

  • Moderator: Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Mudd Law
  • Jeanne Suchodolski​
  • Sean McClinton, SpaceToTravel
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7:00pm to 11:00pm

Gala Reception & Dinner

Museum of Pop Culture

The Gala is a hallmark of each conference and this year we will be at the Museum of Pop Culture, which is a leading-edge museum with its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, and it is dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. During the gala, guests can roam the museum with premier private access to the interactive Sound Lab to learn to play an instrument, Star Trek memorabilia, featured rock artists, and much more. In addition to fantastic networking, guests will enjoy cirque performances throughout the evening. You will not want to miss this exclusive event!

Black-tie recommended; ticketed event. Transportation to and from the event is provided.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00am to 9:00am

I-WIN Committee Breakfast Meeting

Garden Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

9:15am to 10:45am

Session 4: The Global Vendor Perspective: What Keeps In-House Counsel Up Two Nights

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The practice of technology law in-house requires both a traditional expertise regarding applicable laws and regulations and the ability to understand the benefits and blemishes of a company’s products and services. No company operates without exposure and an in-house counsel is the first line of defence in the in-house lawyer’s never-ending quest to mitigate risk while striking a good deal for both the company and the customer. This follow-up session to a similar panel held at our Chicago conference last year examines the legal and business risks that an information technology law specialist must address in a commercial setting on a daily basis. The overarching question is what legal issues keeps an information technology vendor awake at night and examines how these issues are put to bed. The panel of seasoned in-house information technology lawyers will discuss and exchange ideas on the day to day issues such as how to address the evolution of data protection law, indemnities and open liability as well as what is discussed with company executives; keeping commitments regarding product and services capabilities realistic, how to avoid disputes, the ability to implement on time and where a product and service will be in the future. We are pleased to provide you with a different set of in-house lawyers in order to get new perspectives and new angst.

  • Moderator: Eugene Weitz, Former General Counsel, SAI Global
  • Sharon Matsumura, Intuit
  • Eric Notkin, CGI
  • Azar Koulibaly, Microsoft

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11:15am to 12:45pm

Session 5A: Winning Strategies for IT Arbitrations

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Arbitration clauses in IT agreements offer an opportunity to win disputes by focusing in on the unique features of arbitration proceedings.  This panel will focus on the advantages of using arbitration and drill down on the various types of arbitration available and how to identify the best strategy for a particular dispute.  Come learn how to benefit from faster resolution and international enforcement through arbitration.

  • ModeratorAlexander BlumrosenKAB avocats associés
  • Peter Brown, Peter Brown & Associates PLLC
  • Resolving IP and ICT disputes without court litigation: the WIPO experienceErik Wilbers, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • David McIlwaine, Pinsent Masons
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Session 5B: Digital Life and the Afterlife

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

With the explosion of social media, IOT and online data gathering, the question of how to manage your digital life and digital afterlife has emerged as a pressing legal concern for celebrities, corporations and those of us with an online presence.  Learn the legal implications of having a digital life (and afterlife) and how your identity and data can transcend borders as well as how professional codes of conduct affect social networking for lawyers.

  • Moderator: Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • Digital NecromancyJenna Karadbil, Law Office of Jenna F Karadbil, P.C.
  • Digital AfterlifeOscar Montezuma, Montezuma & Porto
  • Product Surveillance and Data ProtectionCarlo Piltz, Reusch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • Professional Codes of Conduct and Social NetworkingElisabeth Symons, Mann Symons LLP
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12:45pm to 2:00pm

Lunch

Metropole Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Included buffet lunch for all attendees

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2:15pm to 3:30pm

E-Commerce Committee Workshop: Legal Aspects of YouTube Commerce

Senate Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm and the second round from 2:55 pm - 3:30 pm.

YouTube is becoming increasingly popular. At the same time, the use of YouTube raises a number of legal issues. These concern not only liability issues but as well questions regarding advertisement and competition law. At the same time, YouTube introduced an own system of enforcing especially copyrights. This dispute resolution system created by YouTube can be used to claim copyrights. In this panel, we would like to introduces the different legal issues concerning the use of YouTube as well as the possible instruments for the users to solve these issues. The focus will be whether the current instruments provide the users of YouTube with effective tools to enforce their rights.

  • Bartosz Sujecki, Advocaat & Rechtsanwalt

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Technology Sourcing Committee Workshop: Contract for RPA (Robot Process Automation)

Congress Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm and the second round from 2:55 pm - 3:30 pm.

 

The workshop will commence with an overview of RPA – what it is and what it is not. This will be followed by a case study based on a client who intends to procure a RPA solution. The case study will require workshop participants to discuss some of the key considerations of the procurement strategy and what due diligence is required to be conducted prior to contracting for RPA. Then we will explore the various contracting approaches and how that drives the shape of the contract leading to discussing some of the key contractual issues to be addressed in the RPA contract. The implications if a traditional outsourcing contract is used as the base for the RPA contract will also be explored.

  • Sam De Silva, CMS
  • Hélène Deschamps Marquis, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes)

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Workshop: Move to the Cloud and Digital Transformation

Parliament Room, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm and the second round from 2:55 pm - 3:30 pm.

This interactive session provides guidance to technology lawyers on the current trends in move to the cloud and digital transformation, evaluate common contract issues and risks of moving to a cloud-based solution from supplier and customer perspectives, and highlight emerging digital transformation issues that technology lawyers can convert into value-add opportunities.

  • Marina Aronchik, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Nick Tsilas, Microsoft
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3:30pm to 5:20pm

Session 6: Cyber Vulnerabilities & Crime

Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel

In today’s world, businesses and individuals face the certain knowledge that electronic systems are not secure.  This panel will consider a broad range of issues influenced by the vulnerability of today’s data, including the protection of data in Russia, handling an online crisis, ransomware and protecting IP.

  • ModeratorAnne-Laure Villedieu, CMS
  • Data Protection in RussiaAlexander Baranchikov, Baranchikov IP & IT Attorneys
  • Online Crisis Management, Rodrigo Azevedo Pereira, Silveiro Advogados
  • Creativity and Exclusivity while protecting Intellectual PropertyEric Barton, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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6:00pm to 7:30pm

Closing Reception

Starbucks Roastery