Donna Payne, CEO of PayneGroup Inc., is a recognized expert in IT, with specialization in legal software and technology. She is the recipient of the International Legal Technology Association Vendor Thought Leader of the Year award (2013), the first-ever Lex Proficio award recipient for lifetime Achievement (American Bar Association) and Law Technology News magazine’s inaugural Consultant of the Year. Donna speaks on the subject of privacy concerns, metadata, STEM and leadership. She has keynoted at conferences, spoken to Congress, and presented for government and security agencies worldwide. Payne is an alumni member of the Women President’s Organization, and on the board of two non-profits. Payne is a founding member of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership committee. Before starting PayneGroup, Donna worked in government, telecom, Fortune 500 and even did a stint as a rock and roll singer.