Our Technology Sector hosted its Seventh Biannual Global Technology Summit with nearly 600 attendees, which was held virtually for the first time on April 27 and 28, 2021.
Launched in 2008, DLA Piper's award-winning Global Technology Summit is dedicated to providing insight and analysis into the emerging technology and legal trends affecting businesses today.
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Equity Group Investments
Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.
He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.
Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.
This webinar will feature a discussion with General Jim Mattis, Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group and Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Following 43 years in the Marine Corps, General Mattis served as US Secretary of Defense from 2017-2018, working to reorient defense strategy to face the rising challenges posed by emerging technologies and near-peer adversaries. General Mattis will share his insights on the importance of leadership during a time of crisis, global trends relevant to US tech companies, and challenges and opportunities for US tech leaders in 2021 and beyond.
The discussion will be moderated by Ari Levy. Mr. Levy is CNBC’s senior technology reporter in San Francisco. Prior to joining CNBC, he spent 11 years at Bloomberg News, starting with financial coverage in New York before moving to the Bay Area, where he wrote about venture capital, deals and dealmakers, technology startups and innovation. He has edited stories across the technology landscape and contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Nicolas Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic, will discuss “The wired future: Artificial intelligence, robotics, privacy, social media, truth, tech companies, and more.” . Nick was previously Editor in Chief of Wired, where he helped push the magazine to the forefront of technology reporting. He will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and robotics, privacy, security, and cyber-espionage; how the world’s dominant tech corporations will interact with their customers; and the media’s ongoing battle to uphold the truth.
Chief Executive Officer
This webinar will feature a discussion with DJ Patil, Head of Technology of Devoted Health. Dr. Patil has held a variety of roles in academia, industry and government, including Chief Data Scientist of the United States and Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation. He will discuss legal analytics, the impact of data usage on innovation, technology, and government, and where data analytics is going.
Head of Technology
Our panelists – Cynthia Bright, Deputy General Counsel and Head, Worldwide Litigation at HP; Jennifer Yokoyama, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, IP Group at Microsoft; and Keir Gumbs, Deputy Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Global Corporate, M&A and Securities at Uber Technologies – serve as in-house counsel for some of the technology sector’s leading companies. They will discuss how tech companies are advancing racial equality, their approaches to diversifying outside counsel work, and the road ahead.
Deputy General Counsel and Head, Worldwide Litigation
Vice President, Chief IP Counsel and Deputy General Counsel
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Corporate Secretary
"Great job pulling this together. Great keynote speakers and very engaged audiences. Strong turn-out, quality folks."
"I know how difficult these events are to pull off. This one was exceptional. Well done."
"The energy throughout the two days was really amazing, and the feedback has been awesome. Kudos for a superb job."
"I got a lot of good feedback from clients and attendees who appreciated both the depth of content and the chance to network with others interested in the same topics."
"I heard nothing but great praise for the program. One client stated, 'yesterday was an absolute privilege. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.'"
"The Tech Summit was a tremendous success. Vicky, you and your team really outdid yourselves."
"Info was great, would have liked an opportunity to attend all panels."
"I thought it was wonderful! The networking was top notch!"