On Friday, 11th October, in London, Artificial Lawyer will be holding its first ever conference and you’re invited. The subject of the event will be the practical realities of legal innovation, involving people, process and technology.
Legal Innovators will be an opportunity to learn, to share, and to network with peers and fellow travellers on the legal innovation journey.
The conference marks in many ways a new stage in the development of the market. While new technology and what it can do is going to be a key part of the day, the main purpose is to get under the surface of how legal services delivery is changing – to hear about the practical realities of innovation, of leveraging at scale technology that alters and improves the way lawyers work, and what that actually looks like.
After all, tech on its own can’t do that much. It’s only when people, whether practising lawyers, or tech and innovation professionals, integrate this software into wider working patterns of the business – whether a law firm, ALSP, or inhouse legal function – that it becomes real and something that delivers value to all involved.
This is fundamentally what Legal Innovators is all about.
Legal Innovators, which has been organised in conjunction with this site’s good friends, Cosmonauts, is at heart designed to be an educational experience, plus a chance to meet other people just like you who are finding their way through this rapidly evolving area.
Welcome to the inaugural Legal Innovators event in London, 11 October.
On the day you will hear from an array of great speakers, ranging from people at major law firms, to regional and boutique firms as well, to General Counsel, and as you would expect, experts from some of the world’s leading legal tech companies. And you will be very welcome to ask them questions and join the discussion.
The keynote will be by Kerry Westland, Head of Innovation & Legal Technology, at Addleshaw Goddard. And then throughout the day there will be a series of panels and talks covering a wide range of innovation-related subjects.
Speakers will include – among many others!
- Shilpa Bhandarkar, Head of Innovation, Linklaters
- Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone
- Sean Thomas, Group General Counsel, AlphaSight
- Karyn Harty, Partner, McCann FitzGerald
- Jane Stewart, Head of Innovation, Slaughter and May
- Isabel Parker, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Freshfields
- Bas Boris Visser, Global Head of Innovation and Business Change, Clifford Chance
- Laura Bygrave, Innovation Lead, Deloitte Legal
- Alistair Wye, Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney, Latham & Watkins
- Monet Fauntleroy, Senior Manager, Transactional Practice Technology, White & Case
- James Touzel, Partner, Head of Digital, TLT
- Jonathan Patterson , Managing Director, DWF Ventures
- Richard West, Partner, Kennedys
- Nick West, Chief Strategy Officer, Mishcon de Reya
It should be a great day, full of useful and helpful insights that will be of value to you, whether you are the managing partner of a law firm, a partner looking to improve how your practice operates, the head of IT or an innovation director, or an inhouse lawyer who wants to understand better what law firms and tech companies really can do for you when it comes to innovation.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Richard Tromans, Founder and Editor, Artificial Lawyer – Chair, Legal Innovators