Shawnna Hoffman

Co-Leader, IBM Watson Legal
Presentation Information
Convergence of AI, Blockchain & the Law

Ms. Hoffman-Childress serves as the Global Co-Leader for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice and is a member of the IBM Global Center of Competency. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in the capability of Consulting in 2015 and has two patents pending for Detecting Clusters and Relationships in Large Data Sets (END920160377US1) and Method and System for Pattern Based Home Network Configuration (END820160894). She also co-authored the book “eDiscovery Plain & Simple” (ISBN-13:97814394079) and is the Co-Founder of Women in eDiscovery.  In 2017, Ms. Hoffman-Childress became an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ledger and became a pioneering member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium and the MIT Legal Forum for AI & Blockchain.

As her give back to her local community, Ms. Hoffman-Childress co-founded and serves on the Board of the Community Hope Center of Osceola County which has helped over 23,000 homeless families since its inception.  The Community Hope Center has received multiple awards and most recently was presented with the Bob Allen Award from the Walt Disney Company and the Good Neighbor Award from Bank of America for the fight against homelessness.

Her specialties include: Cognitive, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Watson, Big Data & Analytics, Box, MobileFirst, Business Strategy, eDiscovery, Computer Forensics, Records Management, Information Governance, Defensible Disposal, Litigation Readiness, Brexit, Consulting, Negotiations, Sales, and Diversity in the Workplace.