Programme

Glenlegal 2019 – Staying Relevant

Conference Programme

Sunday 3rd March 2019

16.30 – 16.50 – Welcome & Comment – Caroline Hill – Editor in Chief – Legal IT Insider

16.50 – 17.20 – Opening Remarks – Staying Relevant – Mike Rebeiro – Senior Advisor and Head of Digital & Innovation – Macfarlanes and Rick Howell – CIO – Perkins Coie

17.20 – 17.50 – Keynote Talk – Legal Innovation Circa 2019 – Some Thoughts on the Current State of Affairs – Daniel Martin Katz – Professor of Law, Director of The Law Lab, Chicago Kent College of Law.

 

18.30 – 19.30 – Pre-Dinner Drinks and Meet your Peers – The Century Bar

19.30 – Dinner – The Ballroom

 

Monday 4th March 2019

8.00 – 9.00 – Breakfast – The Birnam Brasserie

9.00 – 9.30 – Talk – Unlocking the Potential of AI for English LawMari Sako – Professor of Management Studies – Oxford University

9.30 -9.50 – Talk – Who wants to be an Innovator? – Shawn Curran – Innovation Consultant – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

9.50 – 10.20 – Talk – More for less – Resourcing and RPABarry Roddick – Legal Operations Specialist – Eversheds and Mo Ajaz – Chief Operations Officer of Legal and GC – National Grid.

10.20 – 12.30 – Activities – sponsored by Fulcrum GT

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 – Panel Discussion – Managing the Supply Chain Risk

Managing the risk from third-party suppliers and across the whole supply chain is one of the biggest challenges for law firms today, in this case, technology alone isn’t the answer, a complex strategy must be formed but where do you start?

  1. Martin Smith – Chairman and Founder – SASIG – Facilitator
  2. Daniel Pollick – CIO – DWF
  3. Wil Rockall – Cyber Security Partner – Deloitte
  4. Nathan Hayes – IT Director – Osborne Clarke
  5. Sue Diver – Head of Information Security and Data Protection – Clark Willmott

 

14.45 – 15.00 – TalkUsing data analytics to manage litigation risk – Donny Surtani – Litigation Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills.

15.00 – 15.20 – Talk – Finding the right model for technology innovation: lessons learned at DWF Jonathan Patterson – Managing Director – DWF Ventures and Daniel Pollick – CIO – DWF

15.20 – 15.50 – Afternoon Coffee & Tea

15.50 – 16.10 – Talk – Shining a light on Shadow IT – Razvan Cretu – Head of IT – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

16.10 – 16.25 –Talk Innovation and IT – better together? Kerry Westland – Head of Innovation and Legal Technology – Addleshaw Goddard

16.25 – 17.10 Panel Discussion: The Future CIO – Staying Relevant

The CIO role appears to be changing rapidly, with an on-going debate on the remit of IT and its’ spin-off departments, Innovation, Legal Operations etc. How does the CIO stay relevant and motivated in the changing structure, are people being attracted into the associated areas because of a lack of opportunities within IT itself. How do you overcome the on-going collaboration challenges and create an exciting environment for everyone.

  1. Tony McKenna – Director of Information Technology -Gowlings – facilitator
  2. Douglas Caddell – Global Chief Information Officer – Mayer Brown
  3. Kerry Westland – Head of Innovation and Legal Technology – Addleshaw Goddard
  4. Jane Challoner – Head of Tech Innovation – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

 

17.15 – 17.45 – Keynote Talk: David Fisher, Chairman & Founder – The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

 

19.30 – Pre-Dinner Drinks and Meet your Peers – The Century Bar

20.00 – Gala Dinner with after dinner talk – Technology Investment – Hector Guinness – HG Capital TBC

 

Tuesday 5th March 2019

09.00 – 10.00Breakfast – The Birnam Brasserie

10.00 – 10.30Keynote Talk –The inside story to the launch of applied solutions. Bas Boris Visser – Global Head of Innovation and Business Change – Clifford Chance

10.30 – 10.45 – Talk – The Future of Human Behaviour, Technology, and Organizational Change – Eric Hunter – Director of Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Strategies – Bradford & Barthel

10.45 – 11.00 – Talk – Legal Operations – Ian Gilbert – Director of Legal Operations – Herbert Smith Freehills and Hayley Stallard – Director of Legal Operations and Innovation – Sky UK.

11.00 – 11.15 – Talk – AI Risk – Protecting your investment – Chris Holder – Partner – Bristows

11.15 – 11.35 – Talk – AI Winter: Data Summer – the importance of a data strategy – Alex Smith – Innovation Hub Manager – Reed Smith

11.35 – 12.00 – Morning Coffee & Tea – The Barony Room

12.00 – 13.15 – 2 x 40-minute breakout panel sessions (Choose 2 out of the 3 Options)

 

 

Option 1: The Drawing Room

Panel Discussion – Back to Basics – Understanding the data needs of your firm

Leaders from IT and other key functions of the firm (Innovation, Knowledge Management, Pricing) discuss how to decipher and deliver on the firm’s data needs. How does IT work with the firm’s key areas to meet their data requirements, how do you collaborate on a data strategy? What key data or information does the firm need and why? What are the challenges of delivering the right data to the firm?

  1. Richard Tomlinson – Global Director of Knowledge & Information Architecture – BCLP – Facilitator
  2. Phil Dobson – Programme Manager- Addleshaw Goddard
  3. Alex Smith – Innovation Hub Manager – Reed Smith
  4. Georgina Thorpe – Pricing Manager – Herbert Smith Freehills
  5. Stuart Whittle – Business Services & Innovation Director – Weightmans

 

Option 2: The Assembly Room

Panel Discussion – Cloud – Where Next?

Law Firms around the globe have moved or are moving to The Cloud, but what is next? This panel will discuss lessons learnt from their journey so far and where those lessons are leading them next.

  1. Andrew Powell – Director of IT – Macfarlanes – facilitator
  2. Jo Owen – Chief Innovation Officer – Cripps
  3. Christel Aguila – Partner – Head of IT – Winkworth Sherwood
  4. Maurice Tunney – Director of Technology & Innovation – Keystone Law

 

Option 3: Henry Hall

Panel Discussion – Making change happen

Without understanding how to implement real change, investment in technology can be wasted, with a lack of take-up and understanding of real business value. This panel will discuss their thoughts on how to make change happen, to help ensure all technology and innovation implementations are a success in the short and long term.

  1. Rachel Barnes – Head of Innovation & Legal Technology – Herbert Smith – Facilitator
  2. Chris Rowe – Programme Director – Leeds University
  3. Eric Hunter – Director of Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Strategies-  Bradford & Barthel, LLPSpherical Models, LLC
  4. Joanne Humber – Consultant – LTC4

 

13.15 – 13.30– Final Remarks & Close – Mike Rebeiro – Senior Advisor and Head of Digital & Innovation – Macfarlanes and Rick Howell – CIO – Perkins Coie and Caroline Hill – Editor in Chief – Legal IT Insider.

13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch – The Birnam Brasserie

14.30 – Transfer to Airport