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ITechLaw's 50th Anniversary Celebration & Award

This year, the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) celebrates 50 years of being the leading global organization for legal professionals focused on the practice of technology and law. To mark this momentous occasion, ITechLaw will be honoring five (5) individuals who have made a global impact and an outstanding contribution to the fields of technology and law. ITechLaw will be awarding these five awards based on the geographic location of the individual: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, and Latin America. 

Nominations are due by Monday, 30 January 2023 - Nominate Today!

The first award was given to Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair of Microsoft, at the 2022 World Technology Law Conference held in San Francisco on 26 May 2022. Mr. Smith was selected as the first recipient of this global award based on his outstanding legal career as a technology lawyer and technology advocate while working at one of the largest technology companies in the world. Not only has Mr. Smith previously spoken at several ITechLaw conferences, but he has also been a great promoter of "Tech for Good" and "Responsible AI" principles, including by supporting ITechLaw's "Responsible AI" book published in 2019. 

The second award will be for Europe and presented at the 2022 European Conference, 19-21 October 2022 in Zürich, Switzerland. It will be awarded to someone who has made a global impact and an outstanding contribution to the fields of technology and law and who is based in Europe.

The third award will be for India and presented at the 2023 International India Conference, 18-20 January 2023 in Bengaluru, India. It will be awarded to someone who has made a global impact and an outstanding contribution to the fields of technology and law and who is based in India.

The fourth award will be for Asia-Pacific and presented at the 2023 International Asia-Pacific Conference, 8-10 March 2023 in Singapore. It will be awarded to someone who has made a global impact and an outstanding contribution to the fields of technology and law and who is based in Singapore.

ITechLaw encourages all its members to nominate individuals from Singapore who have made outstanding contributions to our community, technology, and law - members and non-members can be nominated.  

Award: Each award will include a sponsorship in the award winner’s name for a young or new professional to attend the next geographically equivalent ITechLaw conference, including a contribution to travel and accommodation costs. The award winner will be decided by the ITechLaw 50th Anniversary Committee from the nominations received and the committee will have absolute discretion in the decision-making.

Note: Past presidents of ITechLaw, current members of ITechLaw’s Executive Committee, and of the Board of Directors are not eligible for the award. Information and requests for nominations for the subsequent awards will also follow in due course.

Nominations must include a brief description as to why the particular individual is being put forward and supplemental evidence and background information, such as a CV or website link, about the individual.

We invite you to join us to celebrate ITechLaw's 50th Anniversary in person at our upcoming events

Nominations are due by Monday, 30 January 2023 - Nominate Today!

50th Anniversary Committee 

In honor of celebrating 50 years of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the ITechLaw 50th Anniversary Committee was established. The 50th Anniversary Committee is committed to honoring and celebrating the past 50 years of the association and to showcasing its future trajectory. We invite you to join us to celebrate ITechLaw's 50th Anniversary in-person at our upcoming events

  • Susan Barty, Past President 2016-2017, United Kingdom
  • John Beardwood, Past President 2012-2013, Fasken, Canada
  • Alex Blumrosen, Past President 2011-2012, Polaris Law, France
  • Carmen De la Cruz, Board Member, LEXcellence AG, Switzerland
  • Jenna Karadbil, Past President 2015-2016, Law Offices of Jenna F. Karadbil, United States
  • Gabriela Kennedy, ITechLaw Immediate Past President 2021-2022, Mayer Brown, Hong Kong
  • Michael Peeters, ITechLaw President, DAC Beachcroft LLP, United Kingdom
2023 International Asia-Pacific Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration