Agenda

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:50 PM | Welcome lunch


1:50 PM - 2:00 PM | Co-Chairs' opening remarks

Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM 
Stephanie Hamon, 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 your through the latest global developments, and the impact that will have on the legal and corporate world.

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM | Redesigning Legal Service Delivery

This opening panel will examine whether the law firm and client should collaborate to redesign the legal service delivery process. 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 change 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? 
 

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

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM | Networking break


4:10 PM - 4:50 PM | An Ambassador for Change? Legal Practice Management & Matter Pricing

How can LPM be leveraged to drive effective pricing for the client that is still profitable for the firm? Who are these resource managers that are driving innovation and where should they fit within the firm? In order for LPM to work, you need matter pricing, so what resources and processes are needed to build a realistic price that leaves both the client and firm happy?
Nathan Hayes, Director of IT, Osborne Clarke

4:50 PM - 5:45 PM | Working Groups: Enhancing the Client experience and understand 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-Chairs' 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?

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


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 pool?

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?

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 below sessions:

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 firms, and lawyer’s success. What training and incentivising practices should be place and how can the culture of billable time be changed in order to encourage lawyers to train? 

B:     Do we really need another session on Artificial Intelligence? 
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 succeeded in making a real impact.  
 
C:     The future of integration 
The requirement’s law firms have for integrating their supply chain is increasingly complex. As third party organisations are united with the supplier, there becomes a web of data and information with no standards in place to protect it. This session will examine how process automation tools can standardise the integration process, and even be used to drive profitability.

2:10 PM - 5:00 PM | Close of day two and transition into 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-Chairs' opening remarks

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

10:00 AM - 10:40 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?

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM | 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?
Tony Cordeiro, Chief Information Officer, White & Case

11:20 AM - 12:00 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 to firms work, and who is producing the most innovative solution? What impact is 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.

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM | Co-Chairs' closing remarks

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

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