Programme

Our 2019 programme is now available.

If you have an interesting story to tell and would like to join our speaker panel, please contact:
Sarah Katherine Bagshaw
07701 091 664
Sarahkatherine.bagshaw@alternativeevents.co.uk

To download a pdf version of the programme, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Day One Wednesday 13 February 2019

9:15 am

Registration and coffee

9:45 am

Welcome and chair’s opening remarks

Chairman

  • Helen Clerkin Chief Operating Officer, Legal, Investigations & Corporate Secretariat - Standard Chartered Bank
10:00 am

How we’ve made legal tech work in…

Three legal leaders will each present a short, fast-paced presentation looking at innovation and technology in their legal departments – particularly how they are taking their teams from analogue to digital and overcoming the challenges of getting lawyers and the business on board.

...the telecoms/communications sector
Chris Fowler, General Counsel BT Technology & Transformation, BT

… financial services
Jon Doyle, Chief of Staff – Legal, Barclays

…the technology sector
Paul Peake, Legal Director, StubHub International 

Followed by facilitated joint Q&A.

Speakers

  • Chris Fowler General Counsel BT Technology & Transformation - BT
  • Jon Doyle Chief of Staff – Legal - Barclays
  • Paul Peake Legal Director - StubHub International
10:40 am

Keynote plenary: the psychology of change and change management

Digital transformation is all about the perennial problem of persuading people to change their behaviour.  What got us to where we are now won’t take us into the future.  But change is risky and uncomfortable - and most people are resistant. How can we bring our reluctant firms and people along on our innovation journey?  How can we keep our people moving ahead with us?  How can we persuade our people to trust us and the changes we propose? How can we sell change as an exciting opportunity?  As a continuous journey rather than a fixed destination?

Speaker

11:20 am

Networking break

11:50 am

Derek Southall’s whirlwind tour of legal tech innovation in the past 12 months

Lawyer and digital expert Derek Southall returns with an update of his popular session on what’s new in legal tech over the past year and what you in corporate legal should be doing about it.  Derek will tell you everything you need to know about the latest in legal innovation – and the developing sub-sectors of “dispute-tech”, “commercial contract-tech”, “proptech” and more - all compacted into less than an hour. So, buckle up for a warp-speed journey through the legal tech landscape.

Speaker

  • Derek SouthallDerek Southall Founder and CEO, Hyperscale and Head of Innovation and Digital - Gowling WLG
12:40 pm

Lunch and networking

1:40 pm

How legal tech products add value (session 1)

Now that legal teams have a better understanding of what the available technologies are, we’ll help you get a better understanding of what they actually deliver.  Back by popular demand, these informal and interactive sessions are designed to provide education, not sales pitches.  By featuring a wide selection of vendors, we aim to provide delegates with a genuinely objective overview of technologies that are specifically relevant to in-house legal.

Each vendor will present a short educational presentation demonstrating the value added by a particular technology, covering:
- what it has achieved for client/s, including quantifiable efficiencies or savings
- how corporate legal can make a business case for investment

There will be three 5-minute presentations running simultaneously in each session.  Each delegate can choose one of the three presentations to attend in the first session and one of the three in the second session.  Each vendor presentation will be followed by a facilitated discussion, giving you the chance to react to the technology presentations and discuss them amongst your peers.

Three 5-minute technology presentations will run simultaneously, each followed by a 15-min facilitated discussion amongst legal teams and vendors.

A1. Contract management and AI

Presented by:

Facilitated by: Emma Jelley, formerly Head of UK & Ireland Regional Legal Team, Google

B1. Document Management

Presented by:

Facilitated by: Andrew Dey, Independent Legal Technology Advisor for Corporate Legal

C1. Workflow/ self-service tools

Presented by:

Facilitated by:

 

  • Emma Jelley formerly Head of UK & Ireland Regional Legal Team - Google
  • Andrew Dey Independent Legal Technology Advisor for Corporate Legal
2:00 pm

How legal tech products add value (session 2)

Three 5-minute technology presentations will run simultaneously, each followed by a 15-min facilitated discussion amongst legal teams and vendors.

A2.  Matter Management & E-Billing

Presented by: Busy Lamp

Facilitated by: Emma Jelley, formerly Head of UK & Ireland Regional Legal Team, Google

B2.  Document Assembly

Presented by:

Facilitated by: Andrew Dey, Independent Legal Technology Advisor for Corporate Legal

C2.  E-Discovery

Presented by: Consilio

Facilitated by:

  • Emma Jelley formerly Head of UK & Ireland Regional Legal Team - Google
  • Andrew Dey Independent Legal Technology Advisor for Corporate Legal
2:20 pm

Case Study Breakouts (A)

This series of facilitated round table discussions (A1 – A10) will focus on how other corporate legal departments deal with the challenges you face. These interactive and informal discussions follow Chatham House rules – giving you the freedom to speak your mind. Small groups allow everyone to participate and each group feeds back, giving all attendees access to the knowledge pool.  These brainstorming sessions will give insight into your peers’ challenges and provide solutions to your own.  Each session indicates the size of the facilitator’s legal team so that you can choose the discussions most relevant to your business.

There will be two 35-minute sessions.

A1        Building digital workflows – step by step
Mo Zain Ajaz, Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence, National Grid

A2       Finding, and working with, internal business partners to share tech investment
Amit Kotecha, Senior Legal Counsel, BMW Group UK

A3         Software implementation lessons: out of the box vs. customised
Hear the experiences of two legal departments that had differing approaches to their software project implementation.
Anastasiya Hufen, Legal Counsel, Helaba

A3        Building a business case for a legal tech project

A4        From legal tech to reg tech:  using tech to stay on top of the shifting regulatory landscape

A5        Getting better value from open source or commonplace tools
Fiona Morris, Lead Counsel & Managing Director, Strategic Contracting & New Business Models, Accenture
Anand Pandya, Legal Counsel (Commercial & Technology), Accenture

A6        From hype to execution; a GCs journey with legal technology
Phillip Norah, Head of Legal & Compliance, UK & Ireland, LafargeHolcim

A7        E-signatures in legal:  how we made the business case and demonstrated ROI

A8        Blockchain – what problems do we have that blockchain can solve?  What exactly can it do for our business?

A9        Using technology to manage panel firms
Rob Dinning, Director of Legal Function Co-Sourcing, EY Riverview Law and formerly General Counsel, Operations & Technology, Barclays

A10      Using non-legal tech tools in the legal department – adapting legal to the tech we have in the company
Which enterprise tools are safe bets for legal? Can we use these and then build legal processes around them?
Hayley Stallard, Director, Legal Operations & Innovation, Sky UK
Andrew Mowlam, Lead Technology Consultant, Sky UK

Speakers

  • Mohammed Zain Ajaz Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence - National Grid
  • Rob Dinning Director of Legal Function Co-Sourcing - EY Riverview Law and formerly General Counsel, Operations & Technology, Barclays
  • View full profile for Anastasiya HufenAnastasiya Hufen Legal Counsel - Helaba
  • Amit Kotecha Senior Legal Counsel - BMW Group
  • Fiona Morris Lead Counsel & Managing Director, Strategic Contracting & New Business Models - Accenture
  • View full profile for Andrew MowlamAndrew Mowlam Lead Technology Consultant - Sky UK
  • Phillip Norah Head of Legal & Compliance, UK & Ireland - LafargeHolcim
  • Anand Pandya Legal Counsel (Commercial & Technology) - Accenture
  • Hayley Stallard Director, Legal Operations & Innovation - Sky UK
3:35 pm

Networking break

4:00 pm

Case Study Breakouts (B)

This series of hosted round table discussions (B1 – B10) will focus on how other corporate legal departments deal with the challenges you face.  These interactive and informal discussions follow Chatham House rules – giving you the freedom to speak your mind.  Small groups allow everyone to participate and each group feeds back, giving all attendees access to the knowledge pool.  These brainstorming sessions will give insight into your peers’ challenges and provide solutions to your own.  Each session indicates the size of the facilitator’s legal team so that you can choose the discussions most relevant to your business.

There will be two 35-minute sessions.

B1        Digital transformation for your contract management function: an in-house counsel perspective
- the current state of contract management at your organisation
- what is the digital transformation strategy roadmap for the next 12 months?
- the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in contract management
- the key contract management priorities and goals within in-house teams
- the main challenges and roadblocks faced in executing your strategy

B2        Working with the IT department to enhance collaboration and to influence IT strategy

B3        Managing Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) – can the process be made less painful?
Emmy Hackett, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer, SHL

B4        Getting triage/self-service right
Mike Naughton, Senior Manager, Legal Services Global Center of Excellence, Cisco Systems

B5        Alternatives to e-billing

B6        Applying document automation and assemblyin corporate legal
Mo Zain Ajaz, Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence, National Grid

B7        Making chatbots work in corporate legal

B8        Working with a partner to implement matter management and e-billing
Sue Manik, Head of Supplier Performance, Legal,Standard Chartered

B9        Using metrics to demonstrate the value of the legal team

B10      Collaborating with panel firms to tracking workflow and legal spending
Vincent Gautheron, Director of Legal & Compliance Services, Europe, Conduent

Speakers

  • Mohammed Zain Ajaz Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence - National Grid
  • Vincent Gautheron Director of Legal & Compliance Services, Europe - Conduent
  • Emma Hackett General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer - SHL
  • Mike Naughton Senior Manager, Legal Services Global Center of Excellence - Cisco
5:15 pm

Networking break

Take a quick breather and grab a drink before joining us for the final engaging session of the day.

5:30 pm

The Samoan Circle – an Alternative panel discussion: Why is (legal) technology implementation so often unsuccessful?

We’ll re-convene for an informal and interactive session using the “Samoan Circle” format.  Set up in the round, delegates will gather around a central circle to eavesdrop on a frank, facilitated, conversation which will initially be between four in-house leaders.  Audience members can join in the discussion by entering the “inner discussion circle” and sitting down.

We’ll start by asking why it’s so hard to implement legal technology projects.  Why are we failing to manage the change process? To understand the psychology of change and what will motivate our teams to change?

Other topics for discussion:

  • How can legal help/encourage the business to automate so legal services really add value?How can we convince the business to self-serve in the face of stiff resistance? Do our internal clients want a digital “front door” to legal services? Is it possible to change the model of how legal supports the business? And, can we meet the educational challenge?
  • How can corporate legal departments cut out inefficiency and overspending in the purchase of legal services? How can we improve our financial data management?

The working principles of the Samoan Circle are:

  1. Only those in the inner circle may speak, until prompted to retire
  2. You can enter the inner circle at any time if you want to join the discussion
  3. You must finish your point and leave the inner circle when prompted by the facilitator

The bar is open, Sli.do awaits your questions / comments and we hope you’ll join in the conversation.

Speakers

Facilitator

6:15 pm

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

7:30 pm

Drinks reception

8:00 pm

Dinner and entertainment followed by overnight stay

Day Two Thursday 14 February 2019

9:15 am

Registration and coffee and

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NEW for 2019: Product Demo Session
Book a time with one of our sponsors to receive a one-to-one product demonstration.

10:00 am

Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

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10:05 am

Keynote plenary panel: First identify the problem, THEN seek the solution

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Two pairs of in-house counsel and a commercial head from their business will talk about legal problems they have faced and how they solved them, together, with technology.

Chairman

10:50 am

In-house, up close: My favourite piece of legal tech

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We bring you three leaders representing different sizes of legal team, each to tell us about their favourite piece of legal technology, what they’ve done with it and what the outcome has been.

  • A multi-jurisdictional compliance tool built with standard (non-legal) tech
    Chris Fox, Chief Legal Officer, Kambi

Followed by joint Q&A

Speaker

11:35 am

Networking break

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12:05 pm

The rise of the in-house legal technology and operations team (1)

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From those who are doing it - corporate legal departments with a dedicated legal tech and ops team will explain why they’ve chosen this path and how they’ve made it work.

Speakers

  • Karina Messaoudi Global Legal COO - Societe Generale
  • Amy McConnell Head of Enterprise Legal Operations & Central Contracting, Group Enterprise Legal - Vodafone
12:30 pm

The rise of the in-house legal technology and operations team (2)

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Is the legal ops role a fad, or here to stay?  What kind of skills are needed?  Have lawyers who move into ops been co-opted into a role or made a conscious decision to leave legal work behind?  Is it realistic for lawyers to return to purely legal work and how can lawyers stay marketable?  What is the perspective of non-lawyers moving into legal operations?  Do legal ops roles have a long-term place in one organisation after the immediate book of change has been delivered?

Speakers

  • Karina Messaoudi Global Legal COO - Societe Generale
  • Amy McConnell Head of Enterprise Legal Operations & Central Contracting, Group Enterprise Legal - Vodafone
  • Fiona Robb formerly Head of Operations Compliance, Legal and Governance - Schroders
1:35 pm

Networking lunch

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