Leading innovator, author, ‘mad scientist’ to open CTC 2021

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Leading innovator, author, ‘mad scientist’ to open CTC 2021

Have you registered for the premiere court technology conference – CTC 2021?

It’s not too late, and now we’ve given you another reason to attend with the announcement of the conference’s keynote speaker, Peter Warren Singer. Named one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators by Smithsonian Magazine, Singer has also been recognized as a notable influencer, global thinker and “mad scientist” by organizations including Defense News, Foreign Policy and the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.

A strategist and senior fellow at the think tank New America, he is an award-winning author who has written novels and non-fiction books about military privatization, robotics, the weaponization of social media, and cyberwar and cybersecurity.

Singer’s thought-provoking insights will set the stage for two days of learning, training and networking for court professionals at CTC 2021 in Columbus, Ohio, on September 28 and 29.

“Prepare to be wowed by Peter Singer,” said Jesse Rutledge, NCSC’s vice president for External Affairs. “His talk will delve into the web’s darkest corners but will also show us the light to help protect the courts from ransomware, disinformation and deep fakes.”

In addition to examining information and cybersecurity issues, this year’s conference will look back at the challenges posed by the pandemic and ahead to lessons learned.

“NCSC has spent most of the last year helping state courts innovate as a survival mechanism,” Rutledge said. “The education program at CTC 2021 will put a spotlight on what we can learn from our pandemic experiences.”

Read more about the conference’s three education tracks here. And don’t wait too long to sign up. Space is limited, so register today.

"Assessing Improvements in Access to Justice"

NCSC has released an evaluation and performance measures framework for online dispute resolution (ODR) programs. The framework employs a “balanced scorecard” approach to ensure that evaluation and performance measures take into account perspectives of important stakeholders, including courts, litigants, access-to-justice advocates and funders of ODR programs. All of the measures address the same underlying primary question: to what extent does the ODR program improve access to justice? The report is available here.