Annual Conference

The PRIA 2015 Annual Conference is scheduled for August 24-27, 2015, at The Brown Hotel* in Louisville, KY.

More than 140 PRIA members, industry leaders and guests are expected to travel to Louisville for three days of educational meetings and working sessions.  

Image result for jeffrey ritter digital information specialistJeffrey Ritter, a digital information expert, will deliver the keynote on Tuesday afternoon, August 25.  Ritter specializes in knowing how and why people trust digital information.  He helps organizations evaluate, build and improve their digital assets. 

A recognized pioneer in shaping the legal rules for cyberspace, Ritter has learned that whether digital information can be trusted is perhaps the essential challenge for a globally connected world.

He grew up in Columbus, OH, and attended The Ohio State University, majoring in Communications.  He was their first graduate awarded his B.A. and M.A degrees concurrently while earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He went on to earn a law degree from Duke University and began his legal career in 1979.

Originally trained as a corporate and securities lawyer, his clients, notably Victoria’s Secret and The Limited, required someone to manage the legal aspects of acquiring computers and software.  By the late 1980’s, he was consistently pulled to the front edge of innovation in electronic commerce.

As a lawyer and trusted advisor on technology implementation, Ritter worked with some of the most recognized corporations and institutions in the world— Chevron, The Limited, duPont, Wal-Mart, Disney Stores, Universal Postal Union, Deutsche Bank, Lord Abbett& Co., TD Ameritrade, PPG, Alcoa, Carnegie Mellon, MeadWestvaco and JP Morgan.

In doing so, he has navigated—and often led from the front on—the migration toward digital global business across a full array of technologies and services—EDI, electronic commerce, encryption, Internet access, digital signatures, privacy, outsourcing, digital records storage, records and information management and e-discovery.


*Please note that the PRIA room block at The Brown Hotel is sold out during the conference dates.  Overflow rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn, conveniently located just one block away from The Brown.  Click here to reserve your room now--rooms will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be booked by August 7!





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