Shawnna Hoffman, Chief Technology Leader, Legal Strategy & Operations, Dell Technologies

Shawnna Hoffman

Chief Technology Leader, Legal Strategy & Operations, Dell Technologies

Ms. Hoffman serves as the Chief Technology Leader for Legal Strategy & Operations at Dell Technologies. Prior to Dell Technologies, she was the ServiceNow Technology Workflows Manager and Predictive AIOps Federal Lead. She also spent a decade at IBM in Digital Transformation & Strategy in positions including Co-Leader of the Global Watson AI Legal Practice. She is a sought-after Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Subject Matter Expert and has spoken at the United Nations at Blockchain for Impact (2018) and the UN Data Forum (2020 and 2021). In September 2018, she was appointed as Chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure Subcommittee for the 2018 - 2020 term. In October 2019, she testified in front of the CFTC on “Blockchain Privacy & Confidentiality.” In March 2019, she testified in front of the CFTC on “The Current State of Blockchain Adoption.” In June 2019, Congress submitted to the Congressional Record the paper she co-authored “Diversity in Blockchain’s Initial Review of Facebook’s Project Libra.” She has one published patent for Detecting Clusters and Relationships in Large Data Sets (20180096047) and one pending patent for Method and System for Pattern-based Home Network Configuration (END820160894). She also co-authored the book eDiscovery Plain & Simple (ISBN-13:97814394079), is the co-founder of Women in eDiscovery (Founded in 2007) and the Co-Founder of Diversity in Blockchain (Founded in 2017). In 2017, she was awarded the Certificate of Leader Development in National Security and Strategy by the U.S. Army War College.

As her give back to her local community in Orlando, Florida, Ms. Hoffman co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Hope Center of Osceola County which has helped over 70,000 homeless individuals since its inception. The Community Hope Center has received multiple awards and most recently, was presented with the Bob Allen Award from the Walt Disney Company and the Good Neighbor Award from Bank of America for the fight against homelessness. The Community Hope Center was an inspiration and featured in the Oscar-Nominated Movie, The Florida Project.