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How Has COVID19 Accelerated Digital Transformation?

Webinar Series: Part 1

The digital transformations that were well under way for companies, governments, and education institutions all over the world before COVID-19 have been forced to adapt and accelerate those programs. In the first of two webinars, join our panel of Technology, Operations, and Strategy experts to learn about the opportunities and risks presented by digital transformation in the COVID-19 era.


Vanessa Liu

Vice President, SAP.iO

Vanessa is the Vice President of SAP.iO, the early stage venture arm of SAP which invests in and accelerates startups in enterprise technology. She oversees SAP.iO’s North American Foundries which helps startups integrate with SAP solutions, collaborate with SAP customers, and become part of SAP’s ecosystem of partners delivering the intelligent enterprise. Before SAP, Vanessa was the Chief Operating Officer at Trigger Media Group, a digital media incubator. In her role, she co-founded, incubated and oversaw business operations and strategic initiatives of Trigger’s portfolio companies: InsideHook and Fevo.

Daniel Michalek

Sr. Manager, Legal Operations at Veritas Technologies LLC

Daniel advises the general counsel on operational strategy of the legal department and leads initiatives that oversee financial management, law firm and legal vendor management, tools and technology and learning and training. When he’s not busy enforcing the department’s billing guidelines or researching a new legal technology, Daniel can be found in the kitchen – he is an avid baker who designs beautiful decorated sugar cookies using various edible mediums.

Ken D. Kumayama

Partner, IP & Technology; Cybersecurity & Privacy, Skadden

Ken concentrates his practice on IP transactional matters and privacy. He represents clients in technology and commercial transactions relating to the ownership, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, including IP monetization strategies, development and license agreements, co-development agreements, pharmaceutical collaboration agreements, patent and other technology license agreements, trademark and copyright license agreements, and patent and other intellectual property asset sales and acquisitions. He also counsels clients in a broad range of industries on privacy-related matters.


Sam Wiley

Director, IP & Business Intelligence Solutions, VALUENEX

Sam uses proprietary machine learning and predictive analytics technology to help companies make better innovation, financing, marketing, and strategic decisions, with a special focus on visualizing complicated technical data. Prior to VALUENEX, Sam was with CPA Global and Innography, working with clients to apply IP Intelligence to solve business problems as well as help companies deploy IP technology and best practices to align their IP operations with their business strategy.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Webinar:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PDT)

Zoom Webinar
Presented in cooperation with US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University (

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