Ivan Hemmans is a senior information technology manager at a global law firm. He works to demystify new and existing technologies for people at all levels. His approach is grounded in the practical use of technology, from an end-user's point of view, which often enables him to anticipate areas where the average person may find confusion.

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Ivan has extensive technology experience. He has worked with law firms for 16 years and computers for over two and a half decades. During his undergraduate studies at UCLA, where he earned a Cognitive Science degree, he acquired experience with more than a dozen programming languages. He is as comfortable discussing best practices for structuring Microsoft Excel spreadsheets as he is talking about the latest smartphone app. Of course, it doesn't take much to draw him into a lively conversation about WordPerfect 5.0 for DOS and the virtues of reveal codes. In fact, he might even start trying to persuade to you learn Markdown if you spend any time at all writing for the web. People who know him will agree that he has a passion for technology.

Ivan has traveled the world for more than a dozen years, explaining technology to groups of people, both large and small. He has conducted hundreds of educational seminars and spent thousands of hours sharing his ideas in front of different audiences. He knows that everyone has something to teach and is eager to learn how each person leverages the tech tools at their disposal to "get things done."

Ivan is based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the ABA TECHSHOW planning board. And, he is a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.