Mark Tamminga is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office, providing strategic and practical advice in the areas of real estate law and recovery services, with a focus on mortgage remedies and creditors' rights. As Leader, Innovation Initiatives, Mark leads the firm's transformational process improvement and project management program. He pioneered the use of practice automation software tools for lawyers, having automated the firm’s Recovery Services practice and having designed and built a number of additional practice systems in the areas of debt collection, loan placement (which won a Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award in 2018), and civil litigation. In 2015, he was recognized as one of Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for his role in leading change initiatives at the firm. Mark is a regular presenter on the subject of automation in legal practice and has participated in numerous technology conferences in Canada and the US. He was a member of the planning board, and ultimately chaired, the American Bar Association's Annual Techshow legal technology conference. He is also a past Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management and has co-chaired two of its Futures Conferences.