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6 Reasons to Connect with Ironclad at CLOC

April 23, 2023 3 min read
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Two years ago, I stepped down as president of CLOC and joined Ironclad, a community-led organization that understands technology and process are powerful, but only when placed in service to people. The very existence of my role is a testament to that belief. As Chief Community Officer, I have a unique mandate: To create the world’s leading community focused on unlocking the value of digital contracts.

And this year’s CLOC Global Institute in Las Vegas is taking place right as we come head to head with the reckoning that rapidly evolving new technologies–namely generative AI–are bringing to the industry. So there’s no better time for our community to gather, discuss, and learn how to navigate these new waters and future-proof our businesses. 

You do NOT want to miss what we’ve got lined up with Ironclad. Here are six reasons to connect with Ironclad at CLOC.

1) Explore the next frontier of legal work: generative AI.

Virtually overnight, AI has moved from a peripherally interesting area of development to the next big thing in legal. Join me for a candid conversation on what generative AI can really do, and how it’s already changing the game in the industry. We’ll explore what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve and maximize the impact of what this new tech is bringing to legal.

Session details: Tuesday, May 16 | 2:40-3:10 p.m. | Raphael at Bellagio

2) Find knowledge management solutions that drive agility.

In the battle to capture, organize, and surface company knowledge, it’s time to admit defeat. There’s too much information, spread across too many minds and systems, all of which grow and change faster than we can process. But defeat does not mean failure. Thanks to AI, we are approaching a new paradigm which will change the meaning of knowledge management for legal operators everywhere. I’ll sit down with Ironclad CEO and co-founder Jason Boehmig and legal leaders from OpenAI, Orangetheory, and Citibank to discuss their predictions and strategies for how knowledge management will change. 

Session details: Wednesday, May 17 | 3:30-4:20 p.m. | Tower Ballroom at Bellagio

3) Adopt a resourceful mindset.

Every legal team has at some point faced resource constraints; the key to moving gracefully around them is to leverage your existing resources intelligently and look for creative solutions wherever you can. And in 2023, that means leaning on AI. So we’re hosting a demo session where the Houston Texans share how they built AI tech into their contract review and negotiation process to move faster. They’ll share how they drive efficiencies under constraint and how doing so has transformed their business. 

Session details: Thursday, May 18 | 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Bellagio 5

4) Embrace the power of Kintsugi. 

Also known as kintsukuroi, Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with gold. Like cracks in a vase, career setbacks –real or perceived–can provide profound learning opportunities and uncover new perspectives. In this session, Ironclad Head of Community Development (and TikTok legend), Alex Su joins Priya Lele, Director, Legal Operations at EY Law and co-founder at She Breaks the Law, to delve into how to recover from career setbacks and use them to rise to the top of your game.

Session details: Wednesday, May 17 | 11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Tower Ballroom at Bellagio

5) Celebrate CLOC after hours.

Join me and other Ironclad leaders at the party voted the “can’t miss” event of CLOC 2022. We’ll be spending time with the legal ops community to connect over food, new friends, and tunes from Ironclad’s resident DJ Thad. This is one event you don’t want to miss! RSVP now.

Event details: Wednesday, May 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Barbershop at the Cosmopolitan

6) Stop by our booth to step into the evolving world of legal ops. 

Take a break from the conference and connect with friends at the Ironclad booth #323. Don’t miss your chance to walk away with Ironclad swag that will literally grow on you, and a refreshing healthy beverage! Plus, you’ll get to: 

…and more!

As you can see, we’ve got a lot packed into those three short days, and I hope we get to connect. Be sure to follow Ironclad on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest. See you there!

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Mary Shen O’Carroll is Ironclad’s Chief Community Officer. Previously, she was the Director of Legal Operations at Google, as well as the President of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). In her early career, she served as the Profitability Manager for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and was an investment banker and strategic management consultant. Mary is also a passionate leader pushing forward disruptive technology and processes designed to change the future of the legal industry.