Ruth Ward

Head of Knowledge & Collaboration Technologies

Allen & Overy

Ruth Ward is Head of Knowledge and Collaboration Technologies and a key member of A&O’s Legal Technology Group, driving the firm’s work in the rapidly evolving field of legaltech. A finance lawyer by background, Ruth moved into the KM area with Allen & Overy LLP in 2000. She headed the firm’s central knowledge team for a number of years before moving into IT and taking up her current role.

As one of the most respected voices in law firm KM, Ruth plays an active role outside the firm in legal and business networks. She regularly contributes to conferences and publications and chaired KM Legal in London in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Ruth is a founder member of the KM advisory group of the Society for Computers and Law and a member of the Managing Partner Forum’s Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Committee.

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