Breakout 3: How to Leverage AI to Reengineer the Contracting Process

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:30

In this session, learn from experts in Contracting and AI on how to leverage AI to streamline the contracting process and mitigate contract risk. CLM is in its very early stages of adopting AI, yet every product claims to have it! What can AI really do for the contracting space, and what should companies look for when evaluating AI capabilities? In this session, learn from experts in Contracting and AI on how to leverage AI to streamline the contracting process and mitigate contract risk.

You will learn:

  • Where AI is being used in contracting
  • The AI features and functionality you should be evaluating in contracting tools
  • Current trends and adoption rates of AI in contracting tools
  • How to build a business case for AI in contracting

Lifecycle Phase: Initiation

Randy Lonsdale

Senior Legal Counsel (Construction)
LNG Canada Project

Randy Lonsdale is a Calgary-based Senior Legal Counsel (Construction) at the LNG Canada Project, a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction and export facility being constructed in British Columbia, Canada. The Project is owned by a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and KOGAS. It has been described by Canada’s Prime Minister as the “single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.” Randy headed the owners’ legal team in drafting and negotiating the Project’s main, multi-billion dollar (US), lump sum EPC contract, which is among the world’s largest ever for an energy infrastructure project in terms of contract spend. Before being seconded to the Project from Shell Canada, Randy primarily supported the engineering, construction and procurement contracting activities of several Shell-owned and invested, multi-billion dollar energy projects.  Prior to joining Shell in 2007, he practised as a commercial lawyer in leading firms in Calgary and Vancouver, and worked as a legal consultant in Saipan (CNMI.) Randy spent two years seconded to a leading law firm in Seoul, Korea, and also worked in Seoul for the Korean government advising its Seoul-Busan high speed rail construction project team. He speaks fluent Korean. Randy is a graduate of the University of Alberta (B.A. (Economics) 1984, and J.D. 1987), and was subsequently admitted to the Alberta and British Columbia Bars of Canada.

Amrita Joshi

App Orchid

Amrita’s global business experience in the technology industry spans a breadth of roles, from CEO to CMO to globalization consultant. Amrita has held several permanent and interim CMO positions in companies that focus on next generation technology products and services. Amrita is currently the CMO of App Orchid, an AI enterprise platform company that focuses on the Energy & Utilities, Insurance and Healthcare industries. Prior CMO roles include, Persistent Systems, Xoriant and several start-ups where she launched strategic marketing efforts.  Amrita has packaged and taken to market virtually hundreds of solutions in areas such as AI, Security, Big Data, Machine Learning Automation and Cloud. After having been in the global technology industry for a decade, Amrita founded Ahilia in 2007 with the goal of helping global technology companies create differentiated market identities, develop go–to-market strategies and establish effective marketing programs. Since then she helped expanded the company to focus on user experience and content based digital marketing. Amrita has built and managed global teams across the world including South & Central America, East Asia, South Asia and Europe. Amrita graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with BA in Business Economics and received her MBA with Honors from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Amy Fong

Vice President
Everest Group

Amy Fong is a Vice President in Everest Group's Strategic Outsourcing and Vendor Management practice. In this role, she advises enterprises on maximizing value from strategic provider relationships in outsourced services categories.

Amy has more than 20 years of experience in industry, consulting, and advising with a focus on procurement, supply chain and organizational effectiveness. She has authored numerous publications and speaks frequently on source to pay process improvement and managing complex supply chain partnerships. Prior to joining Everest Group, she was a Senior Advisor and Program Leader with The Hackett Group's Procurement Advisory Program. Previously she held various industry and consulting roles with Hewlett Packard, Sonoco Products Company, and Archstone Consulting. Amy holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS from Syracuse University.

Geoff Talbot

Chief Growth Officer

Geoff Talbot, Chief Growth Officer has 20+ years of sales, marketing and business development experience. Prior to joining SIG, Geoff spent 12 years with a technical staffing services consulting company where he led the business development, sales support and partner groups. Geoff has worked extensively with information technology, supply chain, procurement, human resources and business process executives within the financial services, retail, telecom, energy, government and software industries. Geoff's background includes technology consulting, outsourced staffing, contingent work force, vendor management systems (VMS), on and off-shore partner supplier programs, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), supplier diversity initiatives, managed service providers and print product, services and procurement. Geoff has a BSBA in marketing from California State University – Chico and has completed sales and leadership programs which include: Sandler Sales Training, Carew International, SLH Sales Systems, Rapport Leadership International and Landmark Leadership Worldwide. E

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