Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler

CEO of 1871

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked tech incubator in the world.

Previous to 1871, Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience. From 2011 through September 2015, she served as associate dean of degree programs and dean of students.

Prior to Kellogg, she served as a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office where she led the firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations and Technology practice.

Ziegler holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received a B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University, where she graduated with distinction. She is also is a member of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Board of Directors and an advisor and investor in many young technology companies.

My Sessions

Keynote Address: The Future is Here

Grand Ballroom EF

Technology and innovation are drastically changing the way a number of industries operate, and that includes the legal industry. Many of these disruptive ideas are emerging from the startup ecosystem and have the potential to add significant value and impact for tomorrow’s leaders. I’m excited to arm the legal community with vital insights on how […]


EXPO Hall Break / Meet the Keynote Speaker


Located on the Purple Level, East Tower, the EXPO Hall contains over 100 vendors eager to network and share their newest product or service. ABA TECHSHOW provides light refreshments during the EXPO breaks.