Message from the Chair
ITPEC members (and potential members),
are excited about this year and the possibilities we have in this committee to
truly work together to build partnerships and resources. Our focus this year is
threefold and they all work together well.
three areas are:
(with other committees, with chapters, with outside resources, with new
(what do you need to help in your efforts? what can you share to help with
members (to serve you, to provide you resources, to build partnership)
Partnerships, we are talking about partnering with other committees, with
chapters, with outside resources, and with new initiatives such as an exciting
one we are kicking off this year on Public/Private Partnerships. If you are
interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us. If you work within
your chapter and would like to work on a programming idea, please let us know.
Any ideas you have are absolutely welcome.
Resources, we all need that extra bit of help now and then, right? We
would love to help build a library of resources that we all benefit from. This
could be contract clauses, checklists, process steps, forms - anything that
helps each other. Also, we can write - ACC Docket articles, eDocket articles,
short blog entries - anything. And you don't have to go at it alone. We will
support you and ensure that you are a success at this endeavor.
Engaging Members. We have over 6,000 members! You joined for a reason -
some to speak (if you want to speak on a legal quick hit or an annual program
panel, please let us know), some to write (see above - you can do this!), some
to learn (if there is a topic you need to learn about, let us know, we can
probably work something out to get you what you need), and some just to watch
(lots of chances to watch).
are in the hottest growing legal field there is right now. Together we are
you for letting me serve as your chair this year. I look forward to working
with each of you. Please flood my email box with 6,000 emails!
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Chair – K Royal
Vice Chair – Josh Torres
Secretary – Katia Bloom
Program Chair – Relani Belous
Program Chair, Annual Meeting – Harold Federow
Program Chair – Elizabeth Fouts
Program Chair – Sarah Sederstrom
Publications Co-Chair – Debbie Bromson, Robin Sheedy
Social Media Co-Chairs – Carol Brani, Kevin Murphy
Advocacy/Early Warning – Stuart Pomerantz
Big Data – Lisa Zolidis
Cloud Computing Co-Chairs – Carol Brani, Ken Corbett
Committee Liaison, Intellectual Property Committee – John
Immediate Past Chair – Kerry Childe
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Member Spotlight: Sarah Sederstrom
Get to know Sarah!
are amazing people. Sarah has been an active member of the ITPEC Committee for
several years. She is Senior Legal
Counsel at Wunderman, a digital agency with 175 offices in 60 countries. Here is a snapshot of a “day in the life” of
one of our dynamic members.
5:30 a.m -
Get up and ready for the day, work out a few days a week.
7:00 a.m - Review
voicemail and urgent emails from after business hours. Go over agenda for
day. Start working on any priorities.
8:00 a.m -
Negotiations with vendors and clients on contracts. Answer emails, review
a few documents for afternoon meetings. Redline a Business Associate Agreement
and Security Exhibit and send to my Information Security Officer. Weekly
meeting with Privacy Officer to review current compliance processes, potential
issues and new products.
12:00 p.m - Take dogs for 20 minute walk. Have lunch and review a legal hold
request I received today. Set up meeting with internal business and
outside counsel on hold.
1:00 p.m - Attend
negotiations on client contracts. Attend weekly executive meeting for the
Council on Security and Information Practices.
4:00 p.m - Review
employment contract redlines from new executive. Meet with one of my business
lines to review how annual audits from clients relating to Medicare are going.
5:30 p.m - Wrap up
the work day.
6:00 p.m - Take
virtual guitar lesson—trying to learn to play guitar. And trying to learn to
sing and play together…Been taking lessons for almost two years
7:00 p.m – Dinner
with my husband, chores and try to turn off devices—or at least trying not
check device more than once at night.
8:30 p.m – More
guitar practice! Read some fiction before bed.
11:00 p.m – Goodnight.
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A huge thank
you to our faithful, diligent sponsor, Field Fisher! We appreciate your support.
in participating in the ITPEC Committee?
Join us for our monthly Committee calls on the first Thursday of every
month at 6:00 CET/12:00 ET/11:00 CT/9:00 PT.
You can find out more information visit the ACC IT, Privacy and eCommerce Committee page.
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