Stage Overviews


The’ Masergy’ Main Stage Led by Prof. Richard Susskind, will explore the current legal technological landscape and the impact that disruptive technology is starting to have on the sector. In addition, the stage will evaluate the risks and management challenges ahead for the profession in terms of current roles, risks that are coming around the corner due to the technological boom and how the profession will develop in the future.

The Main Stage will evaluate the individual’s relationship with technology, whilst evaluating the trials of managing firms that are pushing innovation boundaries. The 2018 agenda will look at the economic and technological landscape, and how management are engaging the work force; whilst continuing to deliver more effective processes and meeting the demands for the new era of the customer centric approach.


The ‘Microsoft’ Lounge Stage – Led by Andrew Haslam, eDisclosure Project Manager of Squire Patton Boggs (UK), will explore current information governance, data and firm security, including the impact that emerging technologies is having in the evolution of the legal risk landscape.

The sessions will explore how firms are currently driving firm innovation whilst managing legacy It and the challenges this presents in terms of agility. The Lounge Stage will dissect the security issues that firms are increasingly facing and explore how management within both private practice and In House teams are adapting to disruptive technologies and the leadership needed to drive a competitive advantage in the current market.


The ‘Aderant’ Innovation Stage – Led by Peter Wright, Managing Director, DigitalLawUK, will explore current systems, processes and solutions available for the profession, whilst looking at the new technology for the future lawyer.

The sessions will investigate new applications including new smart apps, which are paving the way for client innovation and streamlined service, whilst also highlighting the ease in each systems can be exploited. In addition, the 2018 event will explore how technology, firm innovation and users need to work together systematically to drive the firms of the future.


The ‘Luminance’ Future-Tech Stage Led by Larry Bridgesmith J.D. Adjunct Professor & Coordinator – Program on Law & Innovation, Vanderbilt Law School, will look at future technologies and systems, which are advancing legal services.

The sessions will explore the future of intelligent systems, analyse the advancements of predictive coding and review the benefits of ‘unstructured’ data analytics. The FutureTech Stage will shed light on the next generation of law and AI Chabot’s and highlight what is being achieved for the legal community of tomorrow.


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