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…

  • 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…

  • Larry Bridgesmith J.D. – LOUNGE STAGE CHAIR

    Adjunct Professor & Coordinator - Program on Law & Innovation, Vanderbilt Law School

    Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is an adjunct professor in legal project management and mediation at Vanderbilt University School of Law and coordinates its Program on Law and Innovation. He is CEO and co-founder of LegalAlignment LLC and a practicing lawyer in Nashvi…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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)…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director

    DWF Ventures

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

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Isabel Parker

    Chief Legal Innovation Officer

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Isabel trained as a lawyer at Freshfields and subsequently moved into law firm management, establishing the firm’s Global Legal Services’ Centre in 2014. She then moved to become the firm’s Chief Legal Innovation Officer and was listed as o…

  • Charles Kerrigan

    Partner, Banking & International Finance Team

    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…

  • 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…

  • Jennifer Baker

    Tech Policy Correspondent

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 working with both Law firms and IT suppliers but also carries out work for sectors outside of lega…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Kimberley Davies

    Head of Discovery

    Luminance

    Kimberley Davies has been with Luminance since its launch in September 2016, working with top tier clients around the globe. She recently set up Luminance’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, situated in Singapore. Kimberley is now Head of Discovery, overseeing L…

  • James Quinn

    Co-Founder and CEO

    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…

  • 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…

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