Posted by ilta on December 15th, 2015
Description: Join us for this series of podcasts as we interview the "short-list" nominees for and the winner of ILTA's Technology Support Professional of the Year award, presented at ILTACON 2015. In this second session, we are pleased to have with us award winner Jennifer Cuenot from Shearman & Sterling.
ILTA's Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes ILTA peers who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations. Individual awards focus on individual ILTA law firm and law department members who demonstrate exceptional accomplishments and leadership within their organizations. The Technology Support Professional of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated superior service in providing attorney and staff support in roles that require specific technical proficiencies focused on training and support, technical or engineering disciplines, or any role that creates high touch-points for the actual implementation and support of the technology within their organization.
Pamela Hart manages Hunton & Williams's technology training and staff professional development programs across global locations. With over 15 years of experience educating lawyers and legal staff on the effective use of technology, she has initiated several successful programs such as IT coaching, skills assessment and online learning, resulting in dramatically improved legal team collaboration and client service. Pamela was the recipient of ILTA's Technology Support Professional of the Year award in 2014.
Jennifer Cuenot oversees the delivery of cost-effective training for Shearman & Sterling's partners, associates, practice group and administrative leadership, and management across 18 global locations. She conducted focus groups in three countries to understand technology needs and experiences, and subsequently established programs and practices to provide improved tools and access to technologies to drive performance and operational improvements. A highly collaborative leader, Jennifer works with the firm's administrative leadership, partners, attorneys and legal professionals to understand needs, and provides consultative advice to all departments to improve their training efforts. Jennifer's business conduct and commitment to excellence are apparent in all her interactions with diverse groups of professionals. She is skilled in gaining stakeholder buy-in for the adoption of new ideas, supporting her recommendations with feedback from constituents and data.