Call for Speakers Now Open

Speaking at Empower will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas, as well as expand your professional network. Additionally, you will gain valuable product knowledge from our training classes.

Laserfiche will provide complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations for up to 3 nights for conference speakers.

Get more details and apply today to speak at Empower, February 11-14, 2020. 

Keynote Speakers

Chris Wacker


Chris Wacker is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of Laserfiche, an elite provider of enterprise software for automating business processes and enabling digital transformation.
As CEO, Wacker sets Laserfiche’s strategic vision and drives business growth. With 30 years of industry experience, Wacker has a unique perspective on connecting inspiration and information, technology’s capabilities and the human touch. He is committed to leading a customer-centric organization—ensuring that every single user has an exceptional, distinctive experience. His dedication to a customer-focused approach to business is inspired by the Laserfiche community and its passion for efficiency and transformation.
Chris has worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Hofstra University in New York and currently lives in Long Beach, California.

Karl Chan


Since joining Laserfiche in 1989, Karl Chan has been a driving force in the company’s software development. He held a variety of technology leadership roles before being named Chief Technology Officer in 2005 and President in 2014. In 2015, Karl received a CTO Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal for his creativity, leadership and vision in creating innovative technology solutions for Laserfiche and its customers.

Cosette Dwyer

Technical Product Manager

Cosette Dwyer is a Technical Product Manager focused on helping automate customer’s repetitive tasks. She is currently driving efforts on our new Robot Process Automation feature. She looks forward to sharing our plan for RPA and learning how it can help attendees with their processes. Come by the info center to say hello, learn more about RPA and Connector, and see our RPA demo.

Justin Pava

Principal Technical Product Manager

Justin Pava is the Principal Technical Product Manager at Laserfiche. In his role, he oversees the strategy for product development as well as the team that is responsible for launching key products and updates.

Pava has played an integral role within Laserfiche since joining the company in 2003. He was a member of the team that initiated Laserfiche’s Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 Records Management certification, which the software maintains today.

Since joining the Laserfiche team, Pava has shared his industry expertise at a number of training sessions, including acting as a keynote speaker at the Laserfiche Empower Conference. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Harvey Mudd College.

Yin Seo

Technical Product Manager

Yin is the technical product manager for the workflow team at Laserfiche.  Her day to day includes figuring out what brings the most value for the workflow product and making sure that vision is realized.  Outside of Laserfiche, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, yoga, baking, cooking, and playing with other people’s dogs.

Peter Wayman

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Wayman is responsible for Laserfiche operation, overseeing the data analytics team, customer relationship management, and asset management. Wayman joined Laserfiche in 1996 and has since held various leadership positions, including vice president of asset management and professional services.