Lideri inovatori din industria legaltech se reunesc în cadrul Strategic Technology Forum Europe 2019

În perioada 19-21 iunie, în Marbella (Spania) va avea loc Strategic Technology Forum Europe 2019, eveniment dedicat industriei legaltech si organizat de Legal Week.

Strategic Technology Forum Europe este un eveniment de elită care reuneste lideri din industria IT din cele mai respectate firme, clienți și furnizori de servicii juridice din intreaga lume. Participantii sunt invitati sa se alature antreprenorilor si top managerilor din industria IT, liderilor inovatori, expertilor din domeniul avocaturii de business din Europa și SUA, pentru a discuta modul în care firmele de avocatură se pot adapta si pot continua sa se dezvolte într-o lume juridică în continuă schimbare.

Printre speakerii care au confirmat participarea se numără David Aird, IT Director DAC Beachcroft, Belén Bautista Chief Operating Officer Latham & Watkins, Stephanie Hamon, Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Legal Barclays etc.

Programul Conferinței:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

12:30 PM – 1:50 PM | Welcome lunch

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM | Co-Chair’s opening remarks

Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM 
Stephanie Hamon, Former Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Barclays

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Opening keynote: An Economist’s View on the Current Geopolitical Landscape

A leading economist will take you through the latest global developments, and the impact that they will have on the legal and corporate world.

2:30 PM – 3:10 PM | The Future of Legal Service Delivery

This opening panel will examine whether the law firm and client should collaborate to redesign the legal service delivery process, as well as consider how legal service delivery will evolve in the future. As transformation happens, the law firm needs to work with the client to engineer and codify their delivery process in order to drive real results. But does the client know what they want? How can law firms use step changes in technology to enhance rather than distract the work of the lawyers and their support teams? Who is, and should be driving innovation & change, and what should the spectrum of legal service delivery look like?
  • Katie DeBord, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Nathan Hayes, IT Director, Osborne Clark
  • Jamie Whalebone, Head of Legal Service Delivery & Transformation, DWF
  • Chris Grant, Director, Head of Relationship Management, Barclays

3:10 PM – 3:50 PM | Showcasing Innovation to the Client: Giving Your Firm a Competitive Edge

Firms are increasingly investing internally in innovation and technology, improving efficiencies and saving money – yet this gets no visibility externally. How can leaders of innovation convince their firm to showcase their work to the client? Clients want to hear from those who are driving change, so what steps can you take to elevate your visibility and convince your firm that the disruption of the traditional firm model gives a competitive edge?
Andrew McManus, Global Chief Information Officer, Eversheds Sutherland
Darren Jones, Head of Service Excellence, Company Commercial, Eversheds Sutherland
Karen Jacks, IT Director, Bird & Bird

3:50 PM – 4:10 PM | Networking break

4:10 PM – 4:50 PM | Knowing who your Competition is: Adapting and Thriving in today’s Legal World

Who truly is the biggest threat to the law firm? Everyone is discussing the Big Four, but how disruptive are they in reality? What impact is legal process outsourcing having on firm’s work, and who is producing the most innovative solutions? What impact are M&A’s having on the legal landscape? This session will look at who is truly disrupting the legal industry – and who firms should watching to protect their business.
Derek Southall, Head of Innovation & Digital, Gowling WLG
David Halliwell, Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery, Pinsent Masons
Eric Hunter, Chief Technology Officer, Bradford & Barthel LLP

4:50 PM – 5:45 PM | Working Groups: Enhancing the Client experience and Understanding their needs

In the afternoon of day one, delegates will split into three working groups, which will be assigned at registration. These groups are designed to be informal, interactive workshop style sessions which will examine the topics and themes of the day in more detail.

5:45 PM – 5:50 PM | Close of Conference Day One

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Opening Night Drinks and Dinner

Thursday, June 20, 2019

9:15 AM – 9:25 AM | Co-Chair’s opening remarks

Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM
Stephanie Hamon, Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Barclays

9:25 AM – 10:05 AM | Opening keynote: Examining the Ethics of Technology and Artificial Intelligence

What are the risks and tensions involved with developing increasingly sophisticated algorithms and technology that can shape real people’s lives? What obligation do lawyers and technologists have, and what regulation is in place? What strategies should firms have to protect themselves?
Speaker: Professor Lilian Edwards, Chair of Law, Innovation and Society – Newcastle University

10:05 AM – 10:50 AM | Diversity and Unconscious Bias: Challenging a huge issue in the Legal Tech Industry

Belen Bautista, Office Manager – Latham & Watkins Spain
David Aird, IT Director – DAC Beachcroft LLP

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM | Networking break

11:10 AM – 11:55 AM | Acquiring and Developing the Right Talent to Foster Innovation in your Firm

As technology and innovation becomes ever more imbedded into law firms, how can you find the right people to work in your IT department? Are you bringing in the right people to create investment, and build the best tools and systems? How should your current talent be developed and encouraged towards innovation, and how can you best attract the latest talent from the pool?
Eric Wood, Partner, Chapman & Cutler LLP
Marco Imperiale, Lawyer & Innovation OfficerLCA
Isabel Parker, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM | Quick-fire Session: Should all Lawyers be trained to Code?

In a quick fire closing session – 4 lawyers will have 5 minutes to argue for, or against whether it should be mandatory for all lawyers to now be able to code. What will you decide?
Andrew Dunkley, Head of Analytics, BLM
Tony McKenna, Director of Information Technology, Gowling WLG

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM | Lunch and Networking Break

1:15 PM – 2:10 PM | Interactive, round-table focus groups, please select one of the session below:

A:    Driving Adoption: Training and incentivising your lawyers 
Firms are investing in new technology, driving innovative solutions, but do client facing lawyers know how to use their own systems? Driving adoption is key to ensuring your firm’s, and lawyers’ success. What training and incentivising practices should be in place and how can the culture of billable time be changed in order to encourage lawyers to train?B:     Moving Past The Hype – Finding The ROI in AI
At this stage, you’ve all listened to sessions on AI, how it is an unstoppable driver of change that will shake up your services and unequivocally transform the law firm. But moving past the hype – what is the real value add for today’s firm? In reality, can an AI algorithm drive profitability and efficiency for your business? Hear case studies of where an AI tool has been implemented, used and successful in making a real impact.

C:    Enabling your firm and lawyers to embrace the modern workplace without fear
Many law firms have opted to modernise by investing further in their on premise estate doubling down on the security that this brings but additionally the constraints and restrictions inherent with legacy technologies.  In this session we aim to breakdown and address some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the use of cloud based services across the legal sector with real world practical examples of how you can confidently “Detect”, “Protect” and “Manage” your environments vulnerabilities to ensure your lawyers and customers have full confidence that only authorised persons have access to specific matters and associated documents; the flow of documents and data is controlled both within and outside of your organisation; data sovereignty considerations are fully understood and effectively implemented; all whilst enabling a more productive working experience for all concerned.

2:10 PM – 5:00 PM | Close of day two and transition to leisure activities

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM | Cocktail reception

7:45 PM – 9:30 PM | Gala dinner

Friday, June 21, 2019

9:55 AM – 10:00 AM | Co-Chair’s opening remarks

Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM
Stephanie Hamon, Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Barclays

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM | Influencing Your Firm: Analyzing The Psychology Behind Driving Change

Law firm leaders are continuously looking to improve and introduce new innovations but face an ongoing battle to receive the support and commitment required to really drive change. How can leaders overcome the strain of forcing team members to carry out tasks and answer the all-important question – What’s in it for me? This panel will consider the psychological components of driving change, whether it’s challenging those that ask ‘why do we need to change’ or understanding how to better gain the level of commitment required to execute successfully.

10:40 AM – 11:20 AM | Information Management: The Importance of having an enterprise data model

In a world where data and documents are key to a firm’s value and competitive edge, how do you handle the massive amount of information and data you have? This panel will examine the importance of having a master data management strategy and having an enterprise data model. What requirements do you need in order to monitor, extract and leverage the data you have?
Judy Mackenzie Stuart, Global Chief Knowledge Officer – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM | Mitigating a Reputational Crisis: How to Respond to a Cyber Attack

With the question now not if, but when an attack will happen, firms need to understand how to react to a cyber crisis. Delegates will be taken through a theoretical case study of an attack, and the steps taken in its aftermath to manage the crisis. Key topics include:
Strengthening your internal model to protect against a hack
Dealing with the aftermath and managing a crisis: what should be done to protect your company’s reputation?
Who should be contacted and how can you mitigate damage?

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM | Co-Chair’s closing remarks

Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM
Stephanie Hamon, Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Barclays

12:05 PM – 12:10 PM | Conference close


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