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Trent Livingston to Moderate the Legal Update on IoT for 2019 Panel

Technology is changing our lives in countless ways, from smart thermostats and smart watches to smart cities and energy grids. A wide variety of use cases are being enabled through smart devices called IoT or Internet of Things. As companies unlock the potential of IoT, the number of IoT devices is expected to exponentially grow to 20 billion by 2020. Managing data from IoT is a looming challenge for legal professionals. The Masters Conference panel entitled "Legal Update on IoT for 2019" will discuss these challenges both how they affect the practice of law and the operational challenges surrounding data governance. Mr. Trent Livingston, CEO of ESI Analyst (a Tidal Change Technologies, Inc. SaaS Solution) will moderate the panel, which includes Priya Keshav, CEO of Meru Data, Matt Acosta, Partner at Jackson Walker, and Shawn McBride, Chief Innovation Officer of McBride For Business, LLC.

The myriad of devices that generate data these days are only multiplying and this is a core topic to which our Partners are deeply involved. - Trent Livingston, CEO, ESI Analyst

Priya Keshav is the founder and CEO of Meru Data. She develops solutions for customers worldwide to simplify governance and management of enterprise data. Priya was previously the leader of KPMG’s Forensic Technology Services practice in the Southwest U.S. She has more than seventeen years of experience in information governance, cyber-crime response, security, privacy and forensics investigations. She has an MBA from the University of Florida and is a Chartered Accountant. Priya has guided clients on adoption of machine learning and advanced analytics for reviewing unstructured data from multiple sources. She helped clients to effectively utilize these technologies to gain better insight into their data and to identify fraud and misconduct. She is also a leading expert in formulating strategy and implementing global enterprise data management solutions in organizations.

Matt Acosta is an Intellectual Property litigator and advisor experienced in a variety of intellectual property matters. His litigation practice includes counseling clients at every stage of the trial process, including developing cost-effective litigation strategies, reducing the burdens of discovery, negotiating favorable settlements, and representing clients at trial.

Matt has litigated cases throughout the country, including in Illinois, Florida, Utah, Delaware, California, and Texas. Matt has also practiced before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and appeared before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation. Matt has served as counsel in over seven dozen patent litigation matters involving the internet, telecommunications, consumer electronics, biomedical, and software technology fields. He has also represented clients in an array of contract, breach of warranty, banking, insurance, and other complex commercial matters.

The Our Shawn McBride (aka R. Shawn McBride) is the Chief Innovation Officer of McBride For Business, LLC and the Managing Member of The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC. Shawn is an attorney licensed in 12 states and DC including Texas and a 3 CPA in 3 states including Texas. He is the host of the Future Done Righttm Show which can be found on YouTube and at www.futuredoneright.com. IoT, blockchain and the future of technology and society are some of the issues he covers on his show.

"It is an honor to be able to moderate such an interesting panel for The Masters Conference. IoT always makes for great thought-provoking conversation!" expressed Mr. Livingston. "The myriad of devices that generate data these days are only multiplying and this is a core topic to which our Partners are deeply involved."

The Masters Conference Legal Update on IoT for 2019 panel is scheduled to start at 8:45 AM on February 28th. The event is located at the offices of Jones Day, 2727 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX. More information about the event, as well as the full agenda can be found at https://themastersconference.com/event/dallas-tx/cle-event-dallas-masters-conference. The Masters Conference mission is to build a diverse legal learning environment by creating a safe symposium where the experts from various industries discuss current legal, technological and industry developments in multiple focused jurisdictions. Their one of a kind boutique educational forum is where a select group of speakers, vendors, and attendees convene to engage in a proactive collaboration on current challenges in the legal space. As a global legal conference, Masters Conference takes the lead to differentiate itself while consistently raising the bar as the most well-respected conference in the legal technology industry.

The ESI Analyst team is excited for their continued relationship with The Masters Conference into 2019 and beyond and look forward to seeing you in Dallas for the event! 

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