KILL THE COMPANY: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Winning innovators embrace change — do you?

What holds you back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work.

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell

the founder and CEO of futurethink

As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking at every event with high energy, humor, and audience engagement. Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on the topic of change, she serves as a global council member of the World Economic Forum; and has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and many others.

Lisa is an inspired speaker who has brought her message to over 30 countries and nearly 100,000 people each year. She has been rated as a top speaker at Google’s client events and is the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. Lisa has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and in Fast Company, The New York Times, and WIRED. She is a frequent contributor to strategy+businesss, Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Lisa is an advisor on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.

Monday Keynote sponsored by OneTrust.

Tuesday Keynote

Crossing Intersections - Dramatic Shifts in Legal Services

Facilitator: Jeff Schwarz, CEO at Concata LLC and Head of Legal Operations Innovation at Hinshaw & Culbertson


Daniel W. Linna Jr., Visiting Professor of Law at Northwestern Law; Affiliated Faculty at Stanford CodeX
John Elbasan, Chief Information Officer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
John Fernandez, Global Chief Innovation Officer at Dentons
Zabrina Jenkins, Managing Director at Starbucks

Description: This keynote panel will represent diverse perspectives, addressing questions related to the continuing evolution of legal services delivery:

  • the dynamic, conflicted, symbiotic ecosystems of law firms and their clients in developing new legal service delivery models
  • the interplay of skills development and changing job roles
  • discussions and insights into forces and challenges currently at play or on the horizon

Tuesday Keynote sponsored by LoopUp.

Wednesday Keynote

Leading Innovation - Stories of Perspective, Persistence and Patience

Moderator: Sean Hewens, Head of Legal Consulting practice at IDEO


Wendy Butler Curtis - Chief Innovation Officer and Chair eDiscovery & Information Governance Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Jon Grainger - CIO at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Alison Grounds - eDiscovery & Litigation Partner at Troutman Sanders LLP; Founder & Managing Director at Troutman Sanders eMerge
Scott Rechtschaffen – Chief Knowledge Officer at Littler Mendelson

Description: This keynote session will focus on the behavioral aspects of leading innovation in the legal environment, facilitated by a cross-industry expert in design and innovation. Included are stories of perseverance and the human moments that led to success, even with bumps and challenges along the way. Takeaways will include practical methods for advocating for change projects and first-hand stories of successes in accomplishing innovation in small or large ways.

Wednesday Keynote sponsored by Symphony.