What is sente?

    Sente is a Japanese term from the boardgame Go.  If you have 'sente' then you have the initiative over your opponent.  You decide the course of play and your opponent has to respond and react to the moves you make.


    At Sente Advisors we're big fans of boardgames and the interactions they create between people. We're also fans of taking the initiative. We've been on the forefront of legal technology innovation in collaboration, automation, decision-making and technology integration. We know what works... and what doesn't.
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    Ryan McClead

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ryan has been an evangelist, advocate, consultant, and creative thinker in Legal Technology for more than 15 years. Most recently, Ryan was SVP at Neota Logic, an expert system platform focused on the legal industry. Prior to that he led global innovation initiatives at Norton Rose Fulbright. Ryan is a 2015 FastCase 50 recipient, a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, and one of the 'geeks' at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.  In past lives, Ryan has been a Knowledge Manager, a Systems Analyst, a Fashion Merchandiser, and a Theater Composer.

    Talk to Ryan about innovation strategy, change management, design thinking, or music.

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    Shashi Kara

    Chief Technologist

    As a former software engineer and lawyer, Shashi comes to Sente Advisors by way of Apple, Fragomen, the United Nations, and Neota Logic.  He has over 15 years of experience using technology to improve business decision making and advisory processes.


    Talk to Shashi if you want to nerd out about REST APIs, machine learning, data analytics, large-scale system architecture, or table-top roleplaying games.

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    Dan Pryor, Sente Advisors Principal and Chief Revenue Officer

    Dan Pryor

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Dan joins Sente Advisors with over 10 years of experience in law and technology. From a development background at JP Morgan, Dan moved to the Technology Research team at UK Magic Circle firm Slaughter & May where his focus was on client facing applications with a side role as the firm photographer. Dan then joined HighQ where he worked with clients worldwide implementing extranet applications and managing information security.

    Talk to Dan about your client-facing and internal collaboration projects, information security, platform integrations, or SCUBA diving.

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    Finn

    Chief Dog Officer

    Finn brings very little legal or technology experience to Sente Advisors, but makes up for it with boundless enthusiasm for biting our arms.


    Talk to Finn about biscuits, walks, belly rubs, or Star Wars.