Advisory Panel

This event is produced by Netlaw Media in association with an Advisory Panel consisting of the following experts.

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director

    DWF Ventures

    Jonathan is known for innovation in the business of law with particular expertise in research & development and design. As the Managing Director for DWF Ventures, he is responsible for the development of new ideas, the delivery of R&D services and suppo…

  • Andrew Haslam – FUTURE-TECH STAGE CHAIR

    UK eDisclosure Project Manager

    Squire Patton Boggs

    Andrew joined the London office in 2016 as UK eDisclosure Project Manager, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent consultant. He supports the Litigation and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Working closely with the Practice Grou…

  • Peter Wright – INNOVATION STAGE CHAIR

    Managing Director

    DigitalLawUK

    Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Social Media Law. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creat…

  • Marcel Henri

    Global CIO

    Dentons

    Marcel Henri is the Global Chief Information Officer for Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. During his 16 years with the firm he has played an integral role in advancing the firm’s technology, especially as Dentons has rapidly expanded its glob…

  • Janet Day

    Consultant

    Janet Day Ltd

    Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice look…

  • Kenneth Grady

    Adjunct Professor

    Michigan State University College of Law

    Ken Grady is an Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow at Michigan State University College of Law. Ken speaks on various topics including innovation, the future of business and law, technology, and leadership. He is the editor and principal author of The Algo…

  • Abby Ewen

    IT Director

    Berrymans Lace Mawer

    Abby has been IT Director at BLM for five years following 10 years at Simmons & Simmons where she was Director of Business Transformation. Prior to that she spent 10 years at Withers. Abby is responsible for aligning technology change across the firm in a strat…

  • Chris White

    CIO

    HFW

    Chris started his career in Financial Services holding senior IT positions at NPI Asset Management, Schroders, Henderson Investors and Cogent Investment Operations. He joined Law Firm Ashurst as CIO in 2002. Since leaving in 2009 he has undertaken the role of I…

  • Bruna Pellicci

    CTO

    Linklaters

    Bruna Pellicci is the former Global IT Director at Ashurst. She has 30 years’ experience of working in IT across sectors including law and pathology. She has spent much of her time leading and transforming the IT capability of major organisations. Bruna sp…

  • Steve Sumner

    Director of IT

    Taylor Vinters

    Steve Sumner is the IT Director at Taylor Vinters, an international law firm, supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. With a practice that is global, operating from innovation…

  • Mo Cashman

    Principle Engineer

    McAfee

    Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As a Principal Engineer at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals, helps drive company technical strategy and advises our largest global customers and service prov…

  • David Robinson

    Head of Global IT Security

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    David Robinson MBE is the Head of Global IT Security for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, who advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. David leads the delivery and strategy f…

  • David Wood

    IT Director

    Watson Farley & Williams

    David is currently Global IT Director at Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), a Top 30 international law firm with 14 offices across 11 jurisdictions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the legal industry with a focus on providing excellent client service…

  • Sayid Hussein

    Head of Global Systems Management

    Walkers Global

    Sayid Hussein is Walker’s Head of Global Systems Management. Operating from Walkers’ Cayman Islands office, Sayid has ultimate responsibility for the management of Walkers’ international IT network, which serves a staff of over 800 in te…