Ask the Expert: How AI will make YOU more valuable.
14th November 2019 Virtual Event Ask The Expert (ATE) Webinars
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As “Artificial Intelligence” has become a universal term of concern for many of us, is there an alternative reality which is of great benefit to each of us? As with most major technology and industrial innovations, changes in the workplace have generated similar concerns historically. That historical perspective offers great insights to contract managers and legal counsel faced with AI applications in their industry. When we view AI as “augmented intelligence” we can significantly enhance our value to our organizations. AI won't necessarily replace your function. Rather, depending on how you position yourself it will simply increase your value as a facilitator of AI.  AI can't operate in a vacuum so your profession is the key to enabling AI to work and we'd like to show you how starting with this session.

Thursday, November 14th

  • 8 am Seattle
  • 11 am New York / Caracas / Santo Domingo
  • 4 pm London / Lagos / Lisbon
  • 5 pm Paris / Cape Town
  • 6 pm Helsinki / Amman / Moscow / Doha
  • 7 pm Dubai
  • 8:30 pm Mumbai
  • 11 pm Perth / Singapore / Beijing

Our Experts: Larry Bridgesmith and Jay Deragon and Adel ELMessiry 

Larry Bridgesmith, Managing Partner, Accelerate InsiteBringing education and training at the level of the Internet through blockchain, smart contracts, artificial intelligence, cyber-currency, and interoperable technologies. Bringing DASH, the firstAI empowered LPM technology which features Interoperability with your preferred legal tech. A noted speaker and thought leader in legal innovation and educator of NewLaw students and practicing lawyers. With over 30 years in the practice of employment and labor law, the last segment of my career has been invested in the entrepreneurial fields of legal technology and efficiency management. This experience has led to an emphasis on legal services consultation and training in project and change management within law firms and legal departments. I provide managed services and technology support to clients in legal services. My areas of emphasis include legal project management, Lean implementation, Agile, negotiation, mediation, training, system design, intervention and consulting in dispute resolution and change management.




Jay Deragon, AI Strategist | Learning is a Privilege | Wisdom is the ResultI am an avid learner and purveyor of new knowledge. Disruptive technology fascinates me. I have been a Managing Director of a Fortune 500 Company, I have built and sold several businesses and have provided consulting services to firms large and small around the globe. I have always been known for getting the data and identifying the root causes of problems and 98% of the time it starts with an organization's culture. Changing the culture isn't easy but neither is leading. Leaders have to decide if they want improvement and if they do then they have to change how they lead. If it was easy everybody would be doing it.





Adel ELMessiry, Chier Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for the strategic business technology vision. He leads both product and development teams to deliver on the leadership’s vision, time and budget. Adel is a serial entrepreneur with two successful technology companies taken from inception to acquisition. He has proven executive experience with a solid track record that includes over 10 years at HealthStream and 7 years at InVivoLink and HealthTrust. Academically, he holds a PhD in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing from Computer Science at NCSU. He had has numerous publications addressing both AI and Blockchain in peer-reviewed, highly acclaimed conferences. He employs this solid foundation to serve the organization’s goals. 

Adel has seen applications from inception to sunset over more than two decades. He is well versed in IT governance and the full lifecycle as well as the challenges of keeping expenses to budget.
In all those years, he learned that as a leader he is only as good as his team. He enjoys understanding every team member and how they can be set to shine. He loves to strategically plant the seeds and nourish them to grow to achieve their potential. It is amazing what people can accomplish in the right environment.
Having the right mix is critical to company success. Those are not "Yes" men, rather those that believe in the organization’s mission so that they take ownership and achieve it.