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 and using technology in its widest sense to help law firms gain competitive advantage. This stems from his work experience and having degrees in both Computer Science and Law, being qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and obtaining an Executive MBA to develop better business insight.

Previous roles include 12 years as Head of Business Projects at Berwin Leighton Paisner and various business analyst roles at SJ Berwin and Lovell White Durrant. For David, IT should strike a balance between providing stable, reliable systems for the business and working on innovative solutions with the business. He recognises improvements in service can be found by working smarter with existing tools; introducing new solutions which are already available in the market; and looking to emerging technologies. David pursues this at work with WFW and also promotes it as a Director of LITIG and when speaking at or contributing to legal and technology events.

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