Bernadette Bulacan

Bernadette serves as Vice President, Lead Global Evangelist, at Icertis, the recognized leader for enterprise contract management. She is charged with sharing contract management best practices and innovations with corporate counsel and contracting professionals.

  • Making the Case for Company-wide CLM: A 5-Step Guide

    Making the Case for Company-wide CLM: A 5-Step Guide

    A major learning that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that cloud-based access to contract data is immensely valuable when addressing a crisis. But just how valuable that data is may depend...

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  • The 5 ‘Ds’ of Managing Contracts in a Post-COVID World

    The 5 ‘Ds’ of Managing Contracts in a Post-COVID World

    While I have been sheltering at home in the Seattle area (where Icertis is based), I’ve had the opportunity to connect virtually with many of our customers as they weather this global crisis....

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  • Contracting, Canines and TikTok: A Recap and Other Musings from the Meeting of the Minds

    Contracting, Canines and TikTok: A Recap and Other Musings from the Meeting of the Minds

    BERNADETTE: Thanks again, Craig, for taking the time out of your busy day to film the “Contracting Top Ten: Preparing for the (New) Future of Contracting” episode of Meeting of the Minds with me....

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  • Shrinking the Generational Tech Divide: Three Considerations as You Prepare for Legal Department Change

    Shrinking the Generational Tech Divide: Three Considerations as You Prepare for Legal Department Change

    I recently departed a family video conference call that included a multitude of generations: from my tech-averse, almost-80-year-old mother all the way to her ’tween Generation Z grandchildren....

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  • We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    I’ve been attending legal and contract conferences for more than two decades (if you count the greatest legal conference: law school), and I don’t think the following thought has ever crossed my...

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  • 5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    For many companies, a contract is seen as something to be signed, filed away, and forgotten about until something goes wrong. Yet when that something does go wrong, it is often a mad scramble to...

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  • What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, first and foremost on everyone’s mind is the wellbeing of those personally affected by the outbreak. But as the disease...

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  • State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    Last year, the Governor of Illinois signed into law the state’s Blockchain Technology Act. The act, which took effect on January 1, 2020, attempts to answer lingering questions over the legality...

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  • Enterprise Contract Management: At the Intersection of Trust, Compliance and Tech

    Enterprise Contract Management: At the Intersection of Trust, Compliance and Tech

    Looking back over my notes from 2019, some of the most interesting conversations I had with fellow legal minds was the growing momentum around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)...

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  • New Survey Reveals the Unrealized Value of Contract Management Software

    New Survey Reveals the Unrealized Value of Contract Management Software

    This year, the Legal Department Operations Survey, conducted in partnership with Above the Law, asked respondents to rate their maturity in various areas of operation, including Contract Lifecycle...

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  • A 3 Step Plan for Bringing Order (and Simplicity) to Your Contract Template Library  

    A 3 Step Plan for Bringing Order (and Simplicity) to Your Contract Template Library  

    When I speak to legal teams about their experiences deploying an enterprise contract management platform, one of the most commonly cited benefits is also one of the most basic: fewer contract...

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  • When Should Contract Managers Get Involved in Sourcing? The Earlier the Better

    When Should Contract Managers Get Involved in Sourcing? The Earlier the Better

    I was reviewing my notes from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting and the International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers (IACCM) Americas Conference, both held...

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  • What Does the Future Hold for Enterprise Contract Management? A Conversation with Forrester Research

    What Does the Future Hold for Enterprise Contract Management? A Conversation with Forrester Research

    A few weeks ago, Icertis hosted an in-depth conversation about Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) between Forrester Research’s Andrew Bartels, one of the leading analysts covering CLM, and our...

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  • Brexit Will Have a Massive Impact on Contracts. Is Your Company Ready?

    Brexit Will Have a Massive Impact on Contracts. Is Your Company Ready?

    Last week, Icertis released new research that suggests Global 2000 companies doing business in the European Union can expect to have 1 in 10 contracts impacted by Brexit. Given that the average...

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  • AERO: A Maturity Model for Managing Obligations in the Enterprise

    AERO: A Maturity Model for Managing Obligations in the Enterprise

    Managing the obligations enshrined in contracts is central to controlling risk in an organization. Obligations are legally binding commitments made by one party to another, and missing these...

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  • 5 Views of Enterprise Contract Management from the Corporate Legal Department

    5 Views of Enterprise Contract Management from the Corporate Legal Department

    Whether you are a Legal Operations professional or a Chief Legal Officer at your company, contracts undoubtedly play a role in your corporate counsel responsibilities. Maybe you’ve been tasked...

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  • Crawl, Walk, Run: A Roadmap to Understanding and Leveraging Contract Management Metrics

    Crawl, Walk, Run: A Roadmap to Understanding and Leveraging Contract Management Metrics

    A project manager at major pharmaceutical company was asked about what benefits her company is seeing from its enterprise-wide CLM platform. She responded that it was all about data.

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  • What Previous Legal Tech Trends Teach Us About Contract Management Software

    What Previous Legal Tech Trends Teach Us About Contract Management Software

    During my legal and legaltech career, I’ve witnessed firsthand a number of digital revolutions impacting legal departments.

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  • Exceeding Expectations: How One GC Used Contract Management Software to Become More than ‘Just a Lawyer’  

    Exceeding Expectations: How One GC Used Contract Management Software to Become More than ‘Just a Lawyer’  

    When Colin Flannery, the worldwide GC of Vertiv, joined me on stage at the 2019 CLOC Institute in Las Vegas this May, our objective was to share Vertiv’s contract management journey.

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  • The 5 Ws of Enterprise Contract Management for Legal Ops

    The 5 Ws of Enterprise Contract Management for Legal Ops

    For legal departments, contracts have long been the forgotten piece of a company’s digital transformation puzzle.

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