At this annual conference we explore cutting-edge legal, business, and technology issues in cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence. New content for 2018 included self-learning machines, autonomous systems, and blockchain. We revisited the continued tension between national security and privacy; took a deep dive into global privacy and security; and in this year’s practicum, examined sophisticated solutions to challenging cloud contract issues across industries.
Welcome and Introduction to the Day
- Louisa Barash, Program Co-chair, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Fireside Chat: The State of the Industry
- Jill Ballo, Assistant General Counsel, Cloud + Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft
- Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Experiences & Management
Government Surveillance and Intrusion Issues
A status report on FISA, updates on FBI and DOJ efforts to crack encryption and the latest on the Microsoft case in the Supreme Court.
- David Kris, Moderator, Founding Partner, Culper Partners
- James Garland, Partner, Covington
- Todd Hinnen, Partner, Perkins Coie
Government in the Cloud
The cloud computing environment is rapidly evolving, and like the private sector, the government is aiming to reap the benefits of transitioning to the cloud. This panel will address significant developments in government cloud issues, as well as who may be affected. The panel will also focus on legal and regulatory considerations and risks unique to the government in the cloud space. We will cover both the current landscape in this area and expected developments.
- Brian Bennett, Moderator, VP, Legal & Government Affairs, F5 Networks
- Tom McAndrew, CEO, Coalfire
- Erin Nord Attorney, Cloud + Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft
What do lawyers need to know about blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and initial coin offerings? How are these new technologies and business practices going to change the way finance is conducted and how transactions are tracked and validated? These new technologies raise a multitude of issues of first impression, and legal and regulatory responses are just developing.
- Louisa Barash, Moderator, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Manya Kumar, Blockchain Strategic Advisor, New Alchemy
- Michael Nonaka, Partner, Covington
- Thomas Zakrzewski, Head of Architecture and Digital Design for Risk Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Autonomous Systems
AI in consumer and other products is the hot topic of 2018, and industry is both offering it as a standalone product and including it in other products and services. How are the biggest technology companies in the world grappling with the legal obligations of self-learning machines and autonomous systems? How are businesses thinking about the risks of acquiring and integrating AI products into their businesses? What regulatory efforts are being made to control or constrain development and offerings?
- Kurt Wimmer, Moderator, Partner, Covington
- Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, School of Law and Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Information School Faculty, Co-Director, Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington
- Brian Downing, Director, Engineering, Google
- Benjamin Glatstein, Assistant General Counsel, Cloud + Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft
- Bonnie MacNaughton, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
International Privacy: Doing Business Outside the U.S.
The European General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in May. What happens next outside of the EU? This expert panel will discuss what to expect in a “post-GDPR” world. Final China cybersecurity regulations are due out shortly, bearing on whether VPNs can be legally used, among other things. Will Japan get EU adequacy? And will South Korea take a run at it as well? We will discuss regulatory approaches in China, Japan, South Korea, and India, and what you need to know to do business in the global economy.
- Jill Ballo, Moderator, AGC, Cloud + Artificial Intelligence
- Robert Stankey, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Partner, Taylor Wessing
- Kurt Wimmer Partner, Covington
Social Media, Search, and Content Moderation: Current Challenges
We will look at constitutional and consumer protection issues, including new exceptions to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and other content moderation issues here and in the EU.
- Dan Waggoner, Moderator, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Ambika Doran, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Peter Stern, Manager, Product Policy, Facebook, Inc.
- Alan Waldbaum, Assistant General Counsel, Artificial Intelligence + Research, Microsoft
How do the largest cloud vendors in the world find balance in drafting and negotiating key clauses in cloud contracts? Where can parties on both sides of the table be flexible and where are the deal-breakers? We will discuss security and data usage/data breach clauses and other key contract provisions across several industries.
- Wendy Kearns, Moderator, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
- Krys Koper, Director, Legal, Client Contracting Group, Sap Concur, Concur Technologies, Inc.
- John Morrow, EVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel, and Secretary at Apptio