2019 Speakers & Panellists

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE – CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

    President, Society for Computers & Law

    Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker and independent adviser to international professional firms, general counsel, judiciaries, and national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of legal service, with particular reference…

  • Pranav Mistry – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Head of Think Tank Team & Global Senior Vice President, Samsung

    Pranav Mistry is a renowned scientist and inventor. Pranav’s contribution to the fields such as Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality and Gestural Computing puts him in the elite list of pioneers and inventors that shape the future of digital world. Inv…

  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

    President

    techUK

    Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the chair of the Digital Leaders board. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s Infrastructure p…

  • Raj Samani

    Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow

    McAfee

    Raj Samani is a computer security expert working as the Chief Scientist, and McAfee Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee.  Raj has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases, and is special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)…

  • Lisa Sewell

    Managing Director

    Dentons UK & ME

    Lisa Sewell is Dentons’ Managing Director for the UK & Middle East and is responsible for leading the implementation of Dentons’ strategy across the region. She is also a member of the Firm’s UK & Middle East board. Lisa has over 20 yea…

  • Nick West

    Chief Technology Officer

    Mishcon de Reya and Director, MDR LAB

    Nick is Chief Technology Officer at Mishcon de Reya and Director of MDR LAB, a programme for tech start-ups in the legal space. Nick is one of the foremost experts in LegalTech and the application of AI to the legal market, having spent the majority of his career work…

  • Bjarne Tellmann

    General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

    Pearson

    Bjarne Philip Tellmann is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Pearson and a member of its Executive team. At Pearson, Bjarne leads a team of 170 people on six continents across the company’s legal, compliance, security and company secretary functions.…

  • 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…

  • Kate Tomlinson

    Innovation Director

    Norton Rose Fulbright

    Kate Tomlinson is Innovation Director, EMEA, at Norton Rose Fulbright. Kate was a member of the team who originally set up the NRF Newcastle Hub in 2015. Kate is responsible for a team based from the Newcastle Hub, who manage the firm’s technology driven innovat…

  • Razvan Cretu

    Head of IT

    CMS UK

    Razvan is Head of IT at CMS, a prestigious international law firm headquartered in London. He is responsible for leading the technology team whilst defining and implementing the future vision and IT strategy of the firm. With over 20 years IT experience, Razvan h…

  • Andrew McManus

    IT Director

    Eversheds Sutherland

    A CIO with a track history in a diverse range of industries including Construction, eCommerce, Live Events, Professional Services and Legal Services. Most recently as Global CIO, Andrew has led the continued development of the technology platform at Evershed…

  • Mabel Harvey

    IT Director

    Fieldfisher

    Mabel joined Fieldfisher more than 20 years ago as an IT manager, responsible for easing the change to desktop computers for every partner. She became IT director three years ago and now heads a team of around 40 technicians across the firm’s UK and internationa…

  • Charles Kerrigan

    Partner

    CMS

    Charles acts on credit finance matters within the TMT sectors. He acts for domestic and international lenders and for investors, funds and other institutions. He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of bank payments, artificial intelligence and blockc…

  • Ross McKean

    Partner

    DLA Piper

    Ross McKean is a partner in the London office of DLA Piper UK LLP and is the co-chair of the UK data protection practice.  Ross is recognised as a leading international technology lawyer and advises on information governance and compliance, information securit…

  • Dr. Jessica Barker

    Co-CEO & Co-Founder & Socio-Technical Lead

    Cygenta

    Dr Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity, has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50 in 2017.…

  • Matt Armstrong-Barnes

    Chief Technologist - Artificial Intelligence

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Matt is a chief technologist at HPE and has a passion for Artificial Intelligence, Systems Integration, & DevOps. As a strategic leader he works to drive innovative technical solutions across industries and technology trends. He has a diverse background a…

  • Shruti Ajitsaria

    Head of Fuse

    Allen & Overy

    Shruti is the Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space which opened in September 2017. Fuse’s philosophy is to identify legaltech, regtech and dealtech companies relevant to A&O lawyers and their clients and to find ways to start working…

  • Nick Pryor

    Regional Innovation Solutions Director - EMEA & Asia

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

    Nick practiced as a commercial litigator before moving into a blended tech, KM, and innovation role.  He now heads up BCLP’s Innovation team in EMEA, which is charged with challenging and reworking the firm’s service delivery methods through a blend of tec…

  • Gro Mette Moen

    Acting Director of Digital Policy

    The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC)

    Gro Mette Moen has for several years been the project manager in the Digilab projects of the Norwegian Consumer Council. In these projects, consumer rights such as balanced terms of service, privacy and cyber security measures in popular digital products are an…

  • Ian Gilbert

    Director of Legal Operations

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    Ian is the Legal Operations Director at Herbert Smith Freehills. He leads a global function of 60 people encompassing Legal Project Management, Pricing, Legal Process Design, Automation, Innovation & Technology and Efficiency activities with teams in H…

  • Jennifer Baker

    EU Policy Correspondent

    Tech Policy & Digital Rights

    Better known as Brusselsgeek, Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio and television for nearly 20 years, the last 8+ specialising in EU policy in the tech sector. She has worked across a wide range of media, from editing a national daily paper in Malta, to re…

  • Prof. Claire McGourlay

    Professor of Legal Education

    The University of Manchester

    Claire McGourlay is a Professor of Legal Education at The University of Manchester and a National and Principal Fellow of the HEA. She is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the School of Law and is also the Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre…

  • Peter Owen

    Founder / Director

    Lights-On Consulting Limited

    Peter is the Managing Director of Lights-On Consulting Limited, an independent IT and management consultancy practice. Lights-On specialises in the legal sector but also carries out work for sectors outside of legal thus maintaining a broader commercial vie…

  • Thereza Snyman

    Consultant

    Baskerville Drummond Consulting

    After a career as a lawyer specialising in Corporate and Commercial law, both in South Africa (where she was a partner of Webber Wenzel) and in the UK, Thereza’s interest in IT and the potential impact on the delivery of legal services led to a career-change and to…

  • Jonathan Townend

    Partner

    Eversheds Sutherland

    Jonathan is a Partner for Eversheds Sutherland. He specialises in management consultancy, legal managed services and technology solutions for the legal industry. Jonathan joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2004 and held senior positions in IT and business chan…

  • Samantha Steer

    Director Large Law Strategy

    Thomson Reuters

    After seven years as a solicitor in private practice, Samantha joined the world of legal information and software provision. Roles at Thomson Reuters have included product development/management and strategy, for online and software solutions. Samantha is…

  • Richard Tromans

    Founder

    Artificial Lawyer

    Richard Tromans is the founder of Tromans Consulting, which advises lawyers on strategy and innovation, including the adoption of legal AI and other transformative technology. He has spent over 19 years working in the legal sector. Richard also is the founder o…

  • Craig D’Abreo

    Vice President of Security Operations

    Masergy

    Craig oversees the Managed Security, Threat Intelligence and Security Professional Services departments at Masergy. He is responsible for Masergy’s proactive enterprise cybersecurity threat management and operations program. Craig holds a bache…

  • Chris Turk

    Vice President, EMEA

    Intapp

    Chris Turk is the regional leader and Vice President of Intapp EMEA. Chris joined Intapp in from Thomson Reuters in 2016 and is a tenured Legal Technology expert with more than 17 years working with law firms globally to help them improve customer experience, expa…

  • Luke Fensome

    Cyber Security Sales Consultant

    Oracle

    Luke has worked in Security for over 20 years and at Oracle for 14 years focusing on a number of areas within the field of Cyber Security. Luke specialises in articulating and demonstrating how security is used, both, to reduce risk as well as enable digital transfo…

  • Amitai Ratzon

    CEO

    Pcysys

    Amitai Ratzon brings Pcysys over 15 years of Enterprise Sales Leadership, having scaled Global sales teams at companies like SuperDerivatives, a market leader in Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management (NASDAQ: ICE)) and Earnix, a market leader in the field o…

  • Ben Taylor

    CEO

    Rainbird

    An authority on artificial intelligence – with an encyclopaedic knowledge of its past and present – Ben is passionate about solving complex challenges through the use of innovative technologies. Where some see problems, he sees solutions. Earlier in his c…

  • James Quinn

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Clarilis

    James is Clarilis’ CEO and an industry expert on the challenges faced in implementing new technologies, user adoption and procuring ROI. James co-founded Clarilis to bring an entirely new approach to document automation.  He is focused on delivering pract…

  • Henry Harrison

    Co-Founder and CTO

    Garrison

    Henry is a seasoned technology industry executive and serial entrepreneur, and is the brain behind the core technologies that power Garrison’s ultra-secure remote browser. In his current role, and in his previous role as Technical Director for Cyber Securi…

  • Ben Nicholson

    CEO

    sharedo

    Ben Nicholson is the co-founder and CEO for the adaptive case management platform shareDo. Having spent the majority of his career (a few dot-com bubbles aside!) working in the business process management space; Ben has worked across a variety of industries suc…

  • Emily Foges

    CEO

    Luminance

    Emily has 20 years’ experience of growing and scaling up technology-led businesses. First as a management consultant, and then with Betfair, BT and Equifax, she built teams to drive acquisition strategy and then delivered the integration, including the dev…

  • Duncan Richardson

    Sales Director for Developing Markets

    Oracle

    Duncan is sales director for the commercial sector in UK specializing in developing markets and helps business leaders leverage technology to deliver better outcomes for their organisations. Duncan has over 15 years’ experience in the technology sector, i…

  • Dan Wales

    Strategic Accounts Director

    BigHand

    After many years of leading finance systems teams, including managing numerous reporting and BI initiatives at large international law firms, Dan founded DW Reporting in 2013 to meet law firm’s complex BI, reporting and financial data management needs…

  • Karen Waldron

    Director of Product Development

    LexisNexis

    Karen Waldron is Director of Product Development at LexisNexis, leading the teams involved in the development of the company’s core online platforms. Karen has been with LexisNexis for 20 years and has nearly 25 years’ experience in the legal publishing in…

  • Duncan Feakes

    Director of Channels

    StarLeaf

    Duncan Feakes, StarLeaf, Director of Channels, is an experienced professional within the unified collaboration industry. With a career spanning over 24 years, Duncan’s contribution to the enterprise visual communications industry has been valued a…

  • Nicola Smith

    Sales Manager EMEA

    nQueue

    Nicola is responsible for the growth and revenue of nQueue products across Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Sales & Account Management for all firms in this area falls under her responsibility umbrella. Nicola is educated to Master’s degree level in La…

  • Ryan Cox

    General Manager of Major Accounts

    InfoTrack

    Ryan has worked within the search industry for a number of years and is highly knowledgeable about the needs of conveyancers and commercial property lawyers. He works with his sales team to ensure we always deliver exemplary customer service. Ryan works with onb…

  • Nick Thomson

    General Manager

    iManage

    Nick Thomson is General Manager for iManage RAVN, the leading Legal AI & Search engine. At iManage RAVN, Nick is responsible for global strategy,  operations and product development resulting in ongoing interactions and partnerships with many of the…

  • Eric-Jan van Alten

    EMEA Sales Director

    Aderant

    Eric is the Sales Director in EMEA for Aderant. Before joining Aderant in 2015, Eric was one of the owners of Aderant reseller and implementation partner Timesoft for 13 years. Eric is based in the Amsterdam office.…

  • Nick Francis

    EMEA Marketing Manager

    Clio

    Nick Francis leads growth marketing for Clio in the United Kingdom. Clio empowers law firms to be client centered and firm focused, the only cloud-case management software to be endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales and approved by the Law Society of Sco…

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