Hosted in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Clio Cloud Conference (ClioCon) is a two-day extravaganza of thought leadership, technology, inspirational speakers, music, fun, and food. With the “goal to pair exceptional content with a learning environment that will nurture your body, mind, and soul,” we can testify to the fact that this conference provided just that.
Throughout the conference vTestify hit the conference floor cultivating business leads, developing strategic partners with Legal Tech companies, making connections to legal publication sites, and sat in on a few enlightening education sessions.
The connections and insight into the latest advances in our field of Legal Tech were incredibly valuable. The Clio After Dark parties hosted at the Republic Warehouse and House of Blues were a real treat. With authentic NOLA food trucks, an excellent local DJ and band, real bonds were made with the Clio Cloud team.
Notable sessions included:
Data Driven Decision Making and Process – Our friend Mary Jeutten of Evolve Law (now Above the Law) and Sam Glover of Lawerist.com.
Clients. Cash. Compensation. These thought leaders de-mystified how to become a data driven firm to capture the inputs that will help you measure success and inform where you direct your attention.
Monday Closing Keynote – Colonal Chris Hadfield
Inspirational speech from the heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include receiving the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy, and has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He is the author of two internationally bestselling books, an Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and You Are Here.
Tuesday Opening Keynote – Haben Girma
Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities. Based in San Francisco, she travels the world working as a disability and inclusion consultant and public speaker. Haben combines her knowledge of law, sociology, and technology to teach clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Her insights help to expand our thinking, creating lasting, positive change among people and communities.
Tuesday Closing Keynote – Preet Bharara
Preet Bharara is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, nominated to the position on May 15, 2009 by President Barack Obama. Mr. Bharara’s nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and he was sworn in on August 13. During his tenure, Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times. His office’s case against SAC capital, for example, resulted in the largest fine ever paid in the history of insider trading prosecution and served as the inspiration for the television series Billions, currently airing on Showtime.