Exponential technologies have accelerated changes in every industry, particularly in the legal industry, bringing both tremendous challenges as well as great opportunities. It is important to understand how exponential technologies, including AI, blockchain and cloud computing augment and empower the legal industry. This seminar covers 1) top exponential technologies impacting the future of law, with a focus on AI/big data, blockchain and cloud computing, 2) how these exponential technologies have been leveraged by some of the most promising legal tech startups (with a focus on Silicon Valley) to accelerate growth in their respective businesses — both successes and failures, and 3) future opportunities for legal professionals and organizations.
About the Speaker:
Shuo Chen is a General Partner at IOVC (formerly Agile VC), a Lecturer at UC Berkeley and Faculty at Singularity University. In her venture role, Shuo has invested in companies now acquired by Goldman Sachs, Ford, Caterpillar, Binance and Dialpad. She has also helped 50+ startups (including those in legal tech) globalize and expand into new markets, providing software for clients including Amazon, Apple, Google, Mercedes-Benz, NASA and Unilever among others. Prior, Shuo worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking, where she worked with clients including Alibaba and Tencent, as well as represented the firm on the Board of Women in Finance. Before that, Shuo was at PwC, where she worked on Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola and LinkedIn’s $119 million acquisition of SlideShare. Shuo graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with a triple major (and 2 minors) in 3 years, and completed a Juris Doctor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where her work has been published in “The Political Economy of Financial Regulation” by Cambridge University Press.