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The Exigent Mashup

October 2, 2019 - House of Blues Chicago

The Agenda

Where analytical thinking and creativity meet

Organized by the legal-industry rebels of Exigent, the day brings together creative minds, analytical thinkers and business impact experts to showcase how the combination of data, analytics, and imagination provide the perfect aggregator for growth.

Are you left or right-brained?

It doesn’t matter.

Like cronuts or Jimi Hendrix’s version of All Along the Watchtower, opening up to the uncharted territories of a different style can uncover treasures.

Breaking away from the sterile approach of the numbers-vs-creativity paradigm, this day-long ‘mashup’ will help you to embrace new perspectives on what is good for business.


Innovation Starts with Leadership

Natural talents and temperaments affect your company, your co-workers and your career much more than following project management guidelines to the letter.

Data-empowered leadership can use personalities and team brain types to move your organization forward with integrity and creativity. 



Would you ask the Magic-8 Ball?

Demystifying Analytics

If it’s a business question, probably not. But analytics can be as fun as playing oracle with 1950s toys. You can get robust insight that will lead you on the path to success. We will show you how analytics insights and innovation go hand in hand.

What you’ll learn: how to use analytics to give you answers to all your business questions.



Paradigm Shifts: Game Changers in Data-Driven Technologies

Interactive Session

Turn data landfills into business playgrounds

Promises and Pitfalls: The Practical Application of Predictive Analytics

We are in the midst of a data revolution. By 2020 over 1.5 MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. All of this data is rubbish unless it is applied properly. And why not have fun with it?

What you will learn: practical ways to leverage data and the power of predictive analytics to drive commercial value that has real impact on your bottom line.



On the menu

The Art of Analytics

Finding the right recipe to make your enterprise data come alive outside of the usual spreadsheets is hard. Knowing which questions to ask and which data is irrelevant to your needs is the key to drive strategy, innovation and cost savings. It takes skill and flair, as it is as much an art as it is science.

What you’ll learn: how to design a results-driven analytics program in business units that are not traditionally data-centric.

Playing Taboo with AI

Beyond the Buzzwords: Actual Applications of AI, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation in The Real World.

Forbidden words: ‘buzzword, hype, future.’ AI, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation are here now, in the real world. Organizations with an aversion to technological advancement will become obsolete, as will those who onboard new technology too frequently.

What you will learn: how to tell the unicorn from donkey in tech advancement and lessons learned from tech adoption failures.


The Legal Data Revolution

Do you feel like you are stuck in a silent movie whenever you try to get something across in the Boardroom? Your slides aren’t the problem. You’re missing sound. A voice. Digital transformation has reshaped all management roles and we are writing the script for the lead role now.

What you’ll learn: how to unleash the knowledge and power within the legal structure by turning words on paper into rich data that drives enterprise-wide optimization.


Lead Singers

Carl Adams, Exigent

John Albright, HUB International

Tanisha Chea, Krispy Kreme

Cindy Chin, NASA

Chip Delany, NexLP

Eric Eckhardt, Exigent

Jon Evans, Impact Networking

David Holme, Exigent, BrightMinds Capital Partners

Murat Kristal, Schulich School of Business

Dan Logan, BrightMinds Capital Partners

Laura Maechtlen, Seyfarth Shaw

Mona Mann, Schulich School of Business

Charles McCarragher, TD Bank

Scott Milner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Crystal Morrison, EverRise

Herman Schroeder, Rabobank

Nicola Stott, Exigent, BrightMinds Capital Partners

Peter Whorlow, Former Telstra

Need to get in the mood? Get inspired by our Mashup playlist.

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Join us for Music, Mingling, and Cocktails

Join us after the last session, and let’s continue the conversation. We would love to get to know you better.

Event sponsored by:

We have been able to cut down the processing time of agreements from 3 weeks to 3 days.

Kevin Lester

Head of Legal: South Africa, Anglo American

We have a true partnership with an established program and infrastructure that provides a state of the art service delivery model.

Russell B. Swapp

Co-Chair Global Mobility Practice, Seyfarth Shaw

We discovered that we needed to tear down the walls that exist and integrate external non-traditional providers {Exigent} into our service offerings.

Matthew Peters

National Innovation Leader, McCarthy Tétrault

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