The need for businesses to be agile, innovative, and data-savvy to compete and thrive in the dynamic economic landscape is very clear. Digital transformation ranks high on corporate agendas but so do concerns around privacy, security and integration with legacy IT systems. In its seventh year, Baker McKenzie’s Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey captures major trends and attitudes through a global lens.

Explore the issues from all angles across legal, technology, and procurement roles, and from varying perspectives across a large cross-section of major industries.

Join Baker McKenzie and the Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis chapter for a panel discussion on the key findings of the Survey and forward-looking implications for Midwest-headquartered multinational companies.


  • Lora H. Wilson – Deputy General Counsel, CALERES
  • Adam Aft – Partner, Baker McKenzie Chicago
  • Kathyrn Strong – Partner, Baker McKenzie Chicago

About this event

Wednesday, October 27
12 pm – 1 pm Central

Virtual program co-hosted by Baker McKenzie and
the Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter


  • MO MCLE (1.2 hour) – provided by ACC St. Louis
  • IL and NY MCLE (1.0 hour) – provided by Baker McKenzie
  • MCLE for Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana – pending

Adam Aft helps global companies navigate the complex issues regarding intellectual property, data, and technology in product counseling, technology, and M&A transactions. He leads the Firm's North America Technology Transactions group and co-leads the group globally. Adam regularly advises a range of clients on transformational activities, including the intellectual property, data and data privacy, and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, new product and service initiatives, and new trends driving business such as platform development, data monetization, and artificial intelligence.


Kathryn R. Strong is a Corporate Partner in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. Kathryn advises clients on corporate transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions in a cross-border context. Kathryn advises clients in a wide range of product and service sectors on corporate and transactional matters, with emphasis on cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, internal corporate restructurings, tax-efficient transactions, and other strategic transactions.