2018 Speakers & Panellists

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE


    Society for Computers and 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…

  • Dave Coplin

    Author, Alchemist, Catalyst, Founder and CEO

    The Envisioners

    With over 25 years in the technology industry (and through his former “day job” as “Chief Envisioning Officer” at Microsoft) he is at the forefront of conversations around how individuals and organisations can benefit from the transformational poten…

  • Ian Goldin


    Oxford University

    Professor Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges. He is the Director of t…

  • Kenneth Grady

    Adjunct Professor

    Michigan State University College of Law

    Ken Grady is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and a member of the LegalRnD Faculty. Ken speaks on various topics including innovation, the future of business and law, technology, and leadership. He is the editor and principal auth…

  • Rosemary Martin

    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Vodafone Group Services

    Rosemary Martin was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in March 2010. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc with the last five years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary…

  • Jeremy Barton

    General Counsel


    Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 50 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, and advises the Chairma…

  • Shawnna Hoffman

    Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader


    Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice driving global strategy and execution across clients, legal markets and internal groups. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in the capability of Consulting in 2015 and has a p…

  • Maaike de Bie

    General Counsel

    Royal Mail Group

    Maaike de Bie is the General Counsel of Royal Mail. She obtained her legal degrees in the Netherlands and Canada and is qualified to practise as a solicitor in both New York and the UK. Maaike started her career in private practice in New York moving to London 6 years l…

  • Chris White

    Global CIO

    Clyde & Co

    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…

  • Abby Ewen

    IT Director

    Berrymans Lace Mawer

    Abby has been IT Director at BLM for three 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 stra…

  • Sayid Hussein

    Head of Information Technology

    Dentons UK & ME Region

    Dentons are the world’s largest law firm, offering clients more services in more locations than any other legal services provider. 145 locations serving 60+ countries, Sayid has had a 17 year career in I.T and provides hands on leadership for the continue…

  • Prof. Katie Atkinson

    Head of Department of Computer Science

    University of Liverpool

    Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research is focused on the topic computational models of argument, with a particular emphasis on persuasive argumentation in…

  • Gary Gallen



    Gary Gallen is one of the UK’s leading corporate defence lawyers, with over 25 years’ experience. He is frequently engaged on highly sensitive and often public cases defending professionals facing criminal prosecution and regulatory investigation the l…

  • 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…

  • FC


    Redacted Firm

    FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He started at a young age when computers were growing in popularity and the hacker scene was in its infancy. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls…

  • Dr Ben Gardner

    Chief Scientific Officer


    Ben is Chief Scientific Officer at Wavelength where he is responsible for the application of technology to legal process. He specialises in developing data strategies that enable clients to exploit structured & unstructured information sources. His pre…

  • Maurice Cashman

    Director, Enterprise Architects, Principle Engineer

    McAfee (Intel Security)

    Mo Cashman is the Director of the Enterprise Architecture team at Intel Security. He has over 15 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing cyber security solutions for large government and enterprise customers globally. In his current role, M…

  • 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…

  • Tom Martin

    CEO and Founder


    Tom Martin is the CEO and Founder of LawDroid, a chatbot development and consulting company to the legal industry. He’s been hired to create bots for lawyers and law firms to automate law practices and improve profitability. In November 2016, Tom developed Law…

  • Barry Talbot

    Managing Director


    Barry Talbot is the managing director of Informance Limited – a Qlik Elite Solution Provider with over twelve years’ experience in the legal sector. He is responsible for delivering bespoke legal solutions, based on Qlik technology, to support all the busi…

  • Dave Palmer

    Director of Technology


    Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructur…

  • Irmantas Levanas

    Account Executive EMEA

    Irmantas Levanas is an Account Executive in Clio’s EMEA office. He spends every day talking to UK and European lawyers, understanding their pain points, and offering sound advice and solutions on how they can improve the efficiency of their practice. He h…


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