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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

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. This session will explain why we naturally resist change and how our brains respond to the unpredictable and unexpected. Helena will focus on five brain insights to help us understand how to get the best out of our brains and the brains of others during change. She will also focus on the role of the subconscious, the use and impact of technology on our brains and the science of persuasion when influencing others to help them cope with the world around us.

 

Speaker

  • Dr Helena Boschi Dr Helena Boschi, Psychologist, educator and author of Understanding Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Our Brain to Get the Best Out of Ourselves and Others
11:25 am

Networking break

11:55 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.

12:45 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 5-minute presentations running simultaneously in each session.  Each delegate can choose one of the two 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.

Two 10-minute technology presentations will run simultaneously, each followed by a 10-minute facilitated discussion amongst legal teams and vendors.

A1. Modern document management 

Presented by: Paul Walker, Head of EMEA Pre-Sales, iManage

Facilitated by: Emma Jelley, Senior Advisor, Fondia Oyj

 

B1. Advanced Data Analytics

Presented by: Chris Morgan Jones, Strategic Advisor, K2 Intelligence

Facilitated by: Vanessa French, General Counsel, UK & Europe, Serco

 

Speakers

2:00 pm

How legal tech products add value (session 2)

Three 10-minute technology presentations will run simultaneously, each followed by a 10-minute facilitated discussion amongst legal teams and vendors.

A2. Matter Management & E-Billing

An overview of the benefits of matter and spend management and how to ensure that you find the right vendor

Presented by: Michael Tal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Busy Lamp

Facilitated by: Emma Jelley, Senior Advisor, Fondia Oyj

 

 

B2.  Leveraging your O365 investment to deliver legal use cases

In-house teams are under pressure to increase productivity but are often not getting investment for niche legal solutions such as matter lifecycle management. With O365, you already have a powerful platform.  This session explores how to leverage your business’ existing investment in O365 to meet legal matter management use cases including:

- improved processes for interaction with the business

- matter-centric desktop for lawyers in Outlook and wider Office suite

- improved management information reporting

Presented by: Sheila Gormley, Director of Business Development, Repstor

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

C2. How legal operations professionals can impact litigation costs using technology

Find out how to use eDiscovery technology to automate processes, reduce data volumes and even use fixed price fees.

Presented by: Emma Young, Consultant, eDiscovery, Consilio

Facilitated by: Vanessa French, General Counsel, UK & Europe, Serco

 

Speakers

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 spend management software
Hear the experiences of two legal departments that had differing approaches to their e-billing implementation projects.
Anastasiya Hufen, Legal Counsel, Helaba
Iain MacDonald, formerly Legal Operations, Lloyds Banking Group

A4        From legal tech to reg tech:  using tech to stay on top of the shifting regulatory landscape
Thina E. Ytterhorn, Deputy Legal Director & Head of Group Legal, Region Europe & Africa, DNVGL

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       Digital transformation for your contract management function: an in-house counsel perspective
Iain will explore various contract management use cases, showing how the first steps to digital transformation are more achievable than commonly thought.  He’ll consider:
- the current state of contract management in a typical legal department
- the digital transformation strategy roadmap
- 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
Iain Larkins, formerly General Counsel, Mercedes Benz UK

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

  • Mo Zain Ajaz Global 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
  • Iain Larkins Director, and formerly General Counsel - Radius Law, and Mercedes Benz UK
  • Iain MacDonald formerly Legal Operations - Lloyds Banking 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
  • Thina E. Ytterhorn Deputy Legal Director & Head of Group Legal, Region Europe & Africa - DNVGL
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        Managing the BAU stack improvements vs the Innovation stream demands
Amir Mehdi, Director – Head of Legal & Head of Office Technology, Barclays

B2        Working with the IT department to enhance collaboration and to influence IT strategy
Simon Ferres, CIO Legal, Deutsche Bank

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        Modern Document Management and its benefits
Jean Simpson, Legal IT Manager, Sky

B5        Alternatives to e-billing
Faye Moran, Head of Legal Operations, Marks & Spencer

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

B7       What lawyers can learn from working with technology developers Lessons I’ve taken away from collaborating with engineers and coders on legal tech solutions
Ed Goold, Counsel and COO, Ohalo

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

B10      Collaborating with panel firms to tracking workflow and legal spending
Emma Jelley, Senior Advisor, Fondia Oyj

Speakers

  • Jean Simpson Legal IT Manager - Sky UK Ltd.
  • Mo Zain Ajaz Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence - National Grid
  • Simon Ferres CIO Legal - Deutsche Bank
  • Ed Goold Counsel and COO - Ohalo
  • Emmy Hackett General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer - SHL
  • Emma Jelley Senior Advisor - Fondia Oyj
  • Susan Manik Head of Supplier Performance, Legal - Standard Chartered
  • View full profile for Amir MehdiAmir Mehdi Director – Head of Legal & Head of Office Technology - Barclays
  • Faye Moran Head of Legal Operations - Marks & Spencer
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

Chairman

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

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

Chairman

  • Helen Clerkin Chief Operating Officer, Legal, Investigations & Corporate Secretariat - Standard Chartered Bank
10:05 am

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

Two in-house counsel will talk about legal problems they have faced and how they solved them with technology, by working together with their commercial teams.

Speakers

Chairman

10:55 am

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

We bring you 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.

Followed by joint Q&A

Speakers

  • Chris Fox Chief Legal Officer - Kambi
  • Anita Drew Group Legal – Head of Digital, IT and Commercial - Prudential
11:25 am

Networking break

11:55 am

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

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
12:25 pm

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

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 Head of Operations – Compliance, Legal and Governance - Schroders
  • Tim Skipper Founding Director - Totum Partners
1:35 pm

Networking lunch

 

We hope to see you at the event in February.

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