Miller Lecture

Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice and is a member of the IBM Global Center of Competency. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in 2015 and has a patent for Detecting Clusters and Relationships in Large Data Sets (END920160377US1) and a 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, Ms. Hoffman-Childress became an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ledger and became a pioneering member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium and the MIT Legal Forum for AI & Blockchain. Recently, she spoke at the United Nations at the Blockchain for Impact Summit and GlobalMinded on the subject “Blockchain, Financial Fuel for Sustainable Development”. In 2018, she was appointed as Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure Subcommittee for the 2018 – 2020 term. In 2019, she was honored to be named Global Game Changer in the Women Leaders in Blockchain issue of The Introducer.


As her give back to her local community, Ms. Hoffman-Childress co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Hope Center of Osceola County which has helped over 27,000 homeless families 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 was featured in the Oscar-nominated movie, The Florida Project.