Jo is a lawyer and computer scientist with extensive international experience in the application technology to law. Jo has also, over the last twenty years, held C-Suite roles in three legal technology companies she has founded. Other roles have included, Court of Appeal Registrar, Law Society CTO and Ministry of Justice CIO.
She has consulted to international law firms, courts and justice agencies including the Canadian Judicial Council, the Federal Court of Australia, the Queensland Courts, the Victorian Courts, the Ministry of Justice and Alberta Courts, Canada, the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Council of Chief Justices of Australia and New Zealand and the British Columbia Securities Commission.
Jo founded software company, EDT, in 2004 to develop litigation and investigation software. EDT now has an international client base of GLOBAL100 and magic circle law firms, fortune 20 corporations, government agencies, forensic experts and consulting service providers. The company is now focused on R&D in relation to emerging AI and Analytics technology.
Jo’s advisory paper regarding information governance in Canadian courts is available here. This was commissioned by the Canadian Judicial Council.
Jo is a member of the Data Law Information Governance Board of Advisors for the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. She is also an accomplished public speaker who presents regularly in the international justice technology arena and she was a finalist in the Australian Telstra business woman of the year awards.
Jo runs competitively in various international marathon events. Her personal best time is 3 hours.