MEET THE SPEAKERS

Marcel Henri
Marcel Henri
Global Chief Information Officer, Dentons (FRA)
Vered Keisar
Vered Keisar
Vice President and General Counsel - Asia Pacific, ResMed
Tim Hartin
Tim Hartin
Group Company Secretary & COO, Compliance, Legal and Secretariat, Westpac
Dr Richard Dammery
Dr Richard Dammery
Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Woolworths
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Moving from Largest to Leading with Our Customer Strategy

Large global organisations with huge infrastructures and complex processes are usually about as agile as an oil tanker. But Dentons is different. By positioning itself closer to clients, they’re cultivating a culture of agility and responsiveness. This has been enabled by digital transformation, with one single operating platform throughout the firm; and a holistic focus on innovation, particularly around client facing projects and technology.

Hear how Dentons are partnering with clients, integrating processes within workflows and linking with key recovery solutions. Results are already being achieved. Communication is easier, response times have shortened and relationships have improved. This is enabling the retention and development of top end high value business.

The firm is now looking to install Innovation as a mindset. As a part of this Dentons are harnessing the power of a global ideation program which is accepted and respected.

Marcel is the Global CIO at the world’s largest law firm. During his 16 years at the firm he has played an integral role in advancing the firm’s technology, especially as Dentons rapidly expanded globally. Marcel’s aim is to implement the latest technology to position Dentons at the very forefront of the profound change confronted by the legal profession.

Cyber Threats to Modern Legal Businesses – Expert Panel

Hacking and breaches have become front of mind for most people in the legal profession following high-profile incidents in 2017 involving major law firms. Security is not a new issue but the implications for reputation and the sensitivity of data has increased pressure on all legal service providers to show they are taking steps to protect their clients.

The panel will explore how firms will cope as clients search for more flexibility with how they interact with their law firms, how advice is given and the options available across the market for legal service provision.

Panelists include:

  • Jamieson O’Reilly, Ethical Hacker, Founder & CEO, DVULN
  • Marcel Henri, Global CIO, Dentons
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Innovate Courageously – the Good, the Bad and the Messy of In-house Transformation

How do you save costs, increase efficiency and demonstrate your value as a lawyer by using technology?

How do you lead rather than follow when it comes to legal tech innovation?

ResMed is a world-leading connected health company with more than 4 million cloud-connected devices for daily remote patient monitoring. They employ 6000+ people and operate in 120 countries.

Vered will share tips from real experience in an on-going innovation journey, providing examples of what worked, what didn’t and how failure can bring you closer to success.

Hear how to create your legal tech roadmap - what does success look like and what can you do now to start automating? Why lawyers are afraid of creating self-service functions, and how do you overcome these fears? Learn useful ways of engaging with vendors and tips around what you need to teach your system to get the most out of artificial intelligence.

How to Overcome Cultural Barriers to Innovation and Change - Panel

The pace of change in the industry and enthusiasm for adoption is not usually as fast as it needs to be. Many organisations face resistance from users who are wary of the impact of change on their role or they remain unconvinced of the need for change. Risk tolerance is difficult to test and can be a major problem for a company wanting to innovate.

This discussion will explore how organisations are approaching willingness to change; and how they are driving innovation initiatives which need investment, resources and time.

Panelists include:

  • Vered Keisar, Vice President and General Counsel - Asia Pacific, ResMed
  • Marea Hickie, Senior Solicitor, Woolworths Group
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“CataLySt” – Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat Transformation Journey to Future Compatibility

How does a major bank’s in-house Compliance, Legal and Secretariat function keep up with the pace of change?  And how do leaders become positive drivers of this change?

Hear Tim, Nigel and Salam talk through Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat (CLS) Division and their CataLySt Program:

  • The culture shift towards innovative thinking
  • An array of tech experiments, including AI and NLP
  • Why this transformation is so important
  • How they have overcome obstacles
  • Scanning the digital market to sift through the enormous landscape of technology vendors
  • How Westpac have developed meaningful partnerships across the industry
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Achieving Legal Operations Excellence at Woolworths

The Woolworths philosophy is centred around the importance of embracing metrics and reporting as a way of life, “if you don’t measure it, you won’t manage it”. In line with this, Woolworths is creating one of the world’s leading legal operations practices. Richard will show you best practice examples and lessons learned on partnering with the business, managing legal costs and embracing technology.

Dr Richard Dammery is Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to this, he was a senior corporate partner with law firm Minter Ellison Lawyers. Richard’s previous experience includes various senior legal counsel and general management roles, as well as working in private legal practice. He was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Coles Group Limited prior to its acquisition by Wesfarmers Limited.

Milos Kresojevic
Milos Kresojevic
Former Freshfields Global Innovation Architect and IBM Research Lab Professional (UK)
Verity White
Verity White
Legal Counsel & Automation Coach, Telstra
Nick Abrahams
Nick Abrahams
Partner & Global Technology & Innovation Practice Leader, Norton Rose Fulbright
Professor John Flood
Professor John Flood
Professor of Law and Society, Griffith University
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You’d Better be Ready for AI – Because it’s Here, and it’s Now!

Legal playing fields are being redrawn and there is a lot of talk about the future benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal industry. But how do you go about it? Is it about creating value for law firms or for clients, or even the wider society? How can you position AI as an AI portfolio? And where do you even start?

In this compelling session, Milos will show you how he successfully implemented an Innovation effort starting with a team of one and no budget. Starting with the simple mantra – "AI here and now" – he developed and deployed AI applications, 2 machine learning systems, 1 expert system and a portfolio of applications in less than two and a half years.

  • How to deploy and embed the mantra - AI here and now!
  • How to run a techy start-up within your firm
  • Overcoming the challenges that result from disrupting a traditional business model
  • AI enabled client services and value creation for clients and lawyers
  • The end to end portfolio: AI/ML – Symbolic AI – Smart Doc Generation – BPM
  • Savings of between 40 - 80 % (comparing to historical numbers)
Making Practical Progress with Artificial Intelligence: Interactive Panel

The promise of AI and Machine learning is to enable better decisions for the legal profession. The panel will assess to what extent legal providers need to understand the methodology and how data science works. That means acknowledging and understanding the data, how it’s collected, and the biases that may be present.

Panelists will share practical examples of AI being used and ways in which the future of legal practice is impacted by developments in the broader data-driven world.

Panelists include:

  • Anna Lozynski, General Counsel, L’Oréal
  • Milos Kresojevic – Former Freshfields Global Innovation Architect and IBM Research Lab Professional (UK)
  • Shaun Temby, Partner Maddocks
Increased Data Protection and GDPR is an Opportunity to Transform Your Knowledge Management Function

You don’t need to use Data Privacy as a pure Compliance or Risk Management exercise. In Europe and across the world, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a big challenge for Law Firms, Legal Functions and every organisation. But the most forward-thinking organisations are turning this threat into an even bigger opportunity.

Data Protection compliance offers a chance to take full advantage to innovate their Knowledge Management function and enable new legal services. Milos will share how to transform your Knowledge Management Function and create an AI-Based Client service.

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The Future Skills of a Legal Professional – The Digital Lawyer Panel

The role of the individual lawyer is changing. Skills which are now synonymous with the next generation of lawyers include project management and business awareness. However, there is a growing belief that digital literacy and an innovative mindset will be the key competences that characterise the lawyer of the future.

This panel will discuss the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, emerging legal leaders and the training and skills needed to equip lawyers in the future.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Ly, NSW President, The Legal Forecast & Technolegal, Gilbert + Tobin
  • Tom Dougherty, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Michael Hogan, General Counsel, Wormald
  • Verity White, Legal Counsel & Automatic Coach, Telstra
How to Take an Innovation Idea Through Testing to Business Case to Roll Out

Hear how the Telstra team have been getting innovation ideas over the typical roadblocks and through the roll-out stage. Verity will share how Telstra have developed a system of using metrics mindfully and user testing project management to engage and influence key stakeholders.

Hear how automation and other innovation tools have been embedded with current IT and data security requirements to deliver tangible and measurable returns on investment.

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Building the World’s First AI-Enabled Privacy Chatbot & Driving Practical Innovation in Law Firms

Nick Abrahams is the Global Head of Technology and Innovation for Norton Rose Fulbright, one of world’s largest law firms. Five years ago, while still a partner at NRF, he co-founded online legal disruptor, LawPath which now has over 50,000 customers. Late last year, he co-created for NRF the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot, Parker, on IBM Watson.

Hear how Nick achieved early traction in legal innovation within such a large law firm and the opportunities for short term gains for in-house, start-ups and established law forms alike.

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Blockchain, Automation and the Impact on Legal Service Delivery

Blockchain – distributed ledger technology – is seen as heralding what some call the internet of trust because it provides an immutable chain of authority that is difficult to hack. John is an expert on blockchain technology and its impact on the legal profession.

Using practical examples, John will demonstrate how professional services are being transformed in the 21st century. Is technology deskilling professionals? Or is the future a more complex process that involves deregulation, globalisation, organisational restructuring as well as technological innovations?

The Blockchain Panel

Hear how Blockchain impacts lawyers as the panel discuss the ethical and practical implications of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, IP issues and a potential decentralised economy. The discussion will cover legal and regulatory issues within the blockchain world, its effect on the current ethical ecosystem and the social fabric of the digital economy.

Panelists include:

  • Tae Royle, Head of Digital Legal Services, Ashurst
  • Professor John Flood, Professor of Law and Society, Griffith University
  • Andrew Vorster, Global Innovation Catalyst and Fintech Thought-Leader (UK)
Erika Ly
Erika Ly
NSW President, The Legal Forecast
Toby Walsh
Toby Walsh
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Sydney & Data61
Claire Bibby
Claire Bibby
Senior In-House Counsel and Non-Executive Director, (Marist 180, Australian Property Circles and UTS Law Advisory board)
Jamieson O'Reilly
Jamieson O'Reilly
Ethical Hacker, Founder & CEO, DVULN
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The Legal Forecast – How the New Breed of Lawyers are Changing the Game

How can early career lawyers help shape the profession and influence the innovation that is happening in practice? Can learning how to code and utilise technology help set graduate lawyers up for their future career?

Erika is the NSW President of The Legal Forecast, a not-for-profit run by early career lawyers and law students who are passionate about disruptive thinking and access to justice. Erika recently organised the successful inaugural Global Legal Hackathon in Sydney, the largest legal-technology event in the world involving law schools, law firms and in-house departments, legal technology companies and government service providers. Erika is the youngest individual and one of the few select candidates to have been chosen to participate in LawWithoutWalls, an award-winning course which trains future lawyers that will solve problems at the intersection of law, business and technology. She currently contracts as a Technolegal at Gilbert + Tobin, one of the few formalised technology-specific legal roles in Australia.

The Future Skills of a Legal Professional – The Digital Lawyer Panel

The role of the individual lawyer is changing. Skills which are now synonymous with the next generation of lawyers include project management and business awareness. However, there is a growing belief that digital literacy and an innovative mindset will be the key competences that characterise the lawyer of the future.

This panel will discuss the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, emerging legal leaders and the training and skills needed to equip lawyers in the future.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Ly, NSW President, The Legal Forecast & Technolegal, Gilbert + Tobin
  • Tom Dougherty, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Michael Hogan, General Counsel, Wormald
  • Verity White, Legal Counsel & Automatic Coach, Telstra
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The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think. The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds. But what can AI really do today? And what will remain science fiction for a long time to come?

Few are more qualified to discuss this technology than Toby Walsh. A regular on TV and Radio, he is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence. Named by the media as a "rock star" of the digital revolution and one of the most important digital innovators in Australia. Professor Walsh is the author of the books It's AliveAndroid Dreams and the soon to be published release Machines That Think.

In this keynote session Toby will discuss the practical ways his work around AI has improved processes and industry across a range of industry sectors, examining the impact for you into the future.

  • Why are we hearing so much about AI today?
  • What can it achieve? What is still a long way off?
  • What jobs are at risk? What jobs are not?

How is AI going to change the work you do in the next decade?

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How Risk-Averse Lawyers Can Learn to Embrace Technological Change

People who choose law as a profession tend to have certain personality traits that are highly atypical. These atypical traits aid us in being effective at the practice of law. Some of these traits include a high level of scepticism, a high level of abstract reasoning, and a strong sense of autonomy. But the most striking and consistent finding is that lawyers are low on psychological resilience. And sometimes we are thin-skinned and easily get defensive in the face of criticism, rejection or other setbacks.

The pace of technological change in the legal industry and enthusiasm for adoption of technology doesn’t always sit well with lawyers. This is because we are potentially wary of the impact of change on our role, or we are unconvinced of the need for change. “If it 'aint broke, don't fix it, right?”

We all know what it’s like to feel stretched like a rubber band, resulting in us often only having time to fill in gaps or find workarounds which offer temporary solutions without delivering actual business improvements.

Learn how to embrace technological change – as well as sell the dream to internal stakeholders!

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Hackers, We Come in Peace!

Lawyers, companies and hackers inherently do not get along well together. To make things worse, the lines between white, black and grey are very blurry. But one thing is certain, hackers are gonna hack.

For Legal firms and in-house counsels, the responsibility to deal with these external "hackers" has never been greater or more frequent. Learn how law firms and legal businesses around the world are stepping up to the plate and forging relationships never thought possible to protect and prevent their clients from getting hacked. You will also learn how it can all go terribly wrong.

  • How to work with hackers and how not to
  • What is "Responsible Disclosure"?
  • Don't bring a water pistol to a gun fight
  • The future of securing your digital assets
  • ISO 30111 & 29147, aka the legal teams’ 10 hack commandments

Jamie connects governments and companies with a vetted team of the world’s best white-hat hackers to continuously find, exploit and patch flaws that traditional security testing cannot.

Cyber Threats to Modern Legal Businesses – Expert Panel

Hacking and breaches have become front of mind for most people in the legal profession following high-profile incidents in 2017 involving major law firms. Security is not a new issue but the implications for reputation and the sensitivity of data has increased pressure on all legal service providers to show they are taking steps to protect their clients.

The panel will explore how firms will cope as clients search for more flexibility with how they interact with their law firms, how advice is given and the options available across the market for legal service provision.

Panelists include:

  • Jamieson O’Reilly, Ethical Hacker, Founder & CEO, DVULN
  • Marcel Henri, Global CIO, Dentons
Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan
General Counsel, Wormald
Anna Lozynski
Anna Lozynski
General Counsel, L’Oréal
Sheldon Renkema
Sheldon Renkema
General Manager - Legal Corporate Solicitors Office, Wesfarmers
Tom Dougherty
Tom Dougherty
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
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The Future Skills of a Legal Professional – The Digital Lawyer Panel

The role of the individual lawyer is changing. Skills which are now synonymous with the next generation of lawyers include project management and business awareness. However, there is a growing belief that digital literacy and an innovative mindset will be the key competences that characterise the lawyer of the future.

This panel will discuss the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, emerging legal leaders and the training and skills needed to equip lawyers in the future.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Ly, NSW President, The Legal Forecast & Technolegal, Gilbert + Tobin
  • Tom Dougherty, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Michael Hogan, General Counsel, Wormald
  • Verity White, Legal Counsel & Automatic Coach, Telstra
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Making Practical Progress with Artificial Intelligence: Interactive Panel

The promise of AI and Machine learning is to enable better decisions for the legal profession. The panel will assess to what extent legal providers need to understand the methodology and how data science works. That means acknowledging and understanding the data, how it’s collected, and the biases that may be present.

Panelists will share practical examples of AI being used and ways in which the future of legal practice is impacted by developments in the broader data-driven world.

Panelists include:

  • Anna Lozynski, General Counsel, L’Oréal
  • Milos Kresojevic – Former Freshfields Global Innovation Architect and IBM Research Lab Professional (UK)
  • Shaun Temby, Partner Maddocks
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Insights from Building a Self-Serve Confidentiality Agreement Tool for Business

One of the challenges in the Wesfarmers internal legal team is to reduce the volume of work that is of low value and low strategic significance. To help reach this objective, they have created an online self-service process for internal clients to create and sign confidentiality agreements.

After developing fit-for-purpose templates the team adapted expert systems to create a tool that, through the user answering questions, selects the appropriate template and guides internal users and the counterparty through the review, approval and signing process, without lawyers having to touch the agreement.

Sheldon leads the legal teams in Wesfarmers that support its Department Stores (Kmart and Target) and Industrial and Safety businesses. He also advises the Wesfarmers Corporate office on major corporate matters and has been involved in a number of significant corporate, equity capital markets and debt capital markets transactions whilst leading day-to-day legal support for a diverse range of Wesfarmers’ businesses.

He has an active interest in ensuring that the Wesfarmers legal team, and other in-house lawyers, are future ready and take advantage of the opportunities created by legal technology. Consistent with this theme, he is leading an internal team that is working to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Wesfarmers legal team by adopting new technologies and changes to work practices.

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The Future Skills of a Legal Professional – The Digital Lawyer Panel

The role of the individual lawyer is changing. Skills which are now synonymous with the next generation of lawyers include project management and business awareness. However, there is a growing belief that digital literacy and an innovative mindset will be the key competences that characterise the lawyer of the future.

This panel will discuss the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, emerging legal leaders and the training and skills needed to equip lawyers in the future.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Ly, NSW President, The Legal Forecast & Technolegal, Gilbert + Tobin
  • Tom Dougherty, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Michael Hogan, General Counsel, Wormald
  • Verity White, Legal Counsel & Automatic Coach, Telstra
Andrew Vorster
Andrew Vorster
Global Innovation Catalyst and Fintech Thought-Leader (UK)
Amy Hando
Amy Hando
Barrister, Victorian Bar, Former Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Croft
Stephen Van Dorp
Stephen Van Dorp
CFO & COO, Mullins Lawyers
Nigel Bond
Nigel Bond
General Counsel, Westpac Banking Corporation
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“Now What?” – Igniting Innovation Initiatives

You’re going to hear inspiring stories (and maybe a few warnings)  from around the industry – but then what? What are you going to DO with the information?

Many people think of innovation as “something that happens over there” and don’t consider themselves to be directly involved with changing the course of the future.

With over 30 years of leading innovation initiatives across a wide variety of industries, Andrew will use a colourful metaphor to outline the innovation ecosystem as he perceives it, with the aim of encouraging every audience member to play their part in moving the dial closer to a culture of “together, we are more innovative as an organisation”.

The Blockchain Panel

Hear how Blockchain impacts lawyers as the panel discuss the ethical and practical implications of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, IP issues and a potential decentralised economy. The discussion will cover legal and regulatory issues within the blockchain world, its effect on the current ethical ecosystem and the social fabric of the digital economy.

Panelists include:

  • Tae Royle, Head of Digital Legal Services, Ashurst
  • Professor John Flood, Professor of Law and Society, Griffith University
  • Andrew Vorster, Global Innovation Catalyst and Fintech Thought-Leader (UK)
“Turbulent Times” – Today’s Technologies and Trends Influencing Expectations

For most people, the current pace of change taking place around us is fantastical, frightening and a bit overwhelming all at the same time.

Andrew will explore the broader disruptive forces driving this unprecedented change and the impacts they have on society, industry and individuals. He will also share his fascinating research into his ongoing tracking of TIPS – Technologies, Innovations, Patents and Start-ups helping you to connect-the-dots and provide context for the concepts and discussions to follow.

With 30+ years’ experience leading innovation projects, most recently as VP of Technology Research at VISA, Andrew’s provocative style and strong opinions are designed to open your eyes to the broader landscape within which the future of technology will play out – and what you should be doing about it!

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eHearings and the Benefits of Technology in the Court

In the digital age, the volume of material before the court is growing and creating new document management challenges. Advances in technology have streamlined all aspects of the hearing process, while fostering the growth of intuitive and efficient work practices. The increasing trend in complex litigation involving a significant number of documents is making the discovery and hearing process costly and rife with delays. eHearings negate the need for paper documents in preparation and throughout the course of a hearing, leading to massive reductions in both cost and duration of a hearing.

Hear how Electronic hearings are not only effective for complex ‘mega’ litigation but for short trials as well and can reduce the time and cost of a trial or hearing by 30%.

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Achieving Operational Efficiency through Technology

With the changing generations and technology available, the law landscape has changed, meaning the law firms need to adapt the way they work to achieve success. A recurring issue that law firms are facing today is that not enough are being operated as a business, therefore many are not operationally efficient.

CFO & COO, Stephen Van Dorp takes us through the Mullin's journey of how the implementation of software has not only solved their business pain points but been instrumental to improving the way they work and positively impacted their law firm in other ways they didn't foresee.

Join us while we explore how technology in the business has been used effectively and put Mullins on the fast track towards achieving operational efficiency.

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“CataLySt” – Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat Transformation Journey to Future Compatibility

How does a major bank’s in-house Compliance, Legal and Secretariat function keep up with the pace of change?  And how do leaders become positive drivers of this change?

Hear Tim, Nigel and Salam talk through Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat (CLS) Division and their CataLySt Program:

  • The culture shift towards innovative thinking
  • An array of tech experiments, including AI and NLP
  • Why this transformation is so important
  • How they have overcome obstacles
  • Scanning the digital market to sift through the enormous landscape of technology vendors
  • How Westpac have developed meaningful partnerships across the industry
Jorden Lam
Jorden Lam
Company Secretary & General Counsel, HESTA Super Fund
Philippe Doyle Gray
Philippe Doyle Gray
Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers
Eric Chin
Eric Chin
Legal Tech Researcher and Consultant
Fiona McLay
Fiona McLay
Special Counsel – Litigation, Harris Freidman Lawyers
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Streamlining A Centralised Legal Risk Framework Using New Technologies

As organisations grow it can become increasingly harder for in-house legal teams to manage and have appropriate oversight on all commercial issues giving rise to legal risk. This session will be a case study on how HESTA is embracing technology to implement an end-to-end contract and vendor management process, resulting in operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Jorden will explain how her and her team:

  • Explored the options available
  • Mapped the process of how an organisation deals with vendors
  • Tackled the organisation and culture change issue – how to manage to ensure happy internal stakeholders that will embrace the new way of working
  • Approached project management and key risks they had to watch out for
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Balancing Cyber Security with Legal Innovation

People tend to think of the law as slow-moving, immutable, and disconnected from daily life coupled with lawyers having a reputation for being cautious and resistant to change. But in fact, when technology or sweeping changes are necessary to serve their clients better or simply make their work easier – lawyers can be progressive.

Philippe, one of Australia’s most prominent ‘paperless’ barristers operates a digital only courtroom and practice and is an avid advocate for technology innovation in legal practice. He will share practical examples of how the bar can work with all aspects of the legal profession to drive the sweeping changes that are necessary to serve clients better, improve access to justice, or simply make work easier.

These advancements clearly need to be balanced with issues raised in professional ethics and negligence related to cyber security minimum standards.

Hear how to gain a solid theoretical foundation based on the pillars of digital security: a framework for making defensible decisions. You will learn to acquire a new frame of reference, identify and overcome cultural obstacles to make better decisions about technology in legal practice.

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Exploring the Global Legal Tech Ecosystem Through Stanford Law’s CodeX Techindex

How do you know where to focus your efforts in legal technology? At CodeX, researchers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and technologists work side-by-side to advance the frontier of legal technology, bringing new levels of legal efficiency, transparency, and access to legal systems around the world. With access to exclusive and cutting-edge research, Eric will go beyond the buzz to explore the state of the global Legal Tech market by gauging size, funding and corporate activities across different jurisdictions and present his results of reviewing the Techindex and cross-referencing with Crunchbase and Index.co to track:

  • Who the most influential Legal Tech firms are
  • Where the Legal Tech firms are based
  • How much funding has been raised by those Legal Tech firms
  • Who is investing in Legal Tech
  • Which segments of the Legal Tech market has raised the most money
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Transforming Digital Archiving in Modern Legal Organisations

Hear how to streamline your organisation’s archiving systems and processes with cutting edge digital solutions. Fiona will share how her team have reduced the cost and risk of keeping files beyond their scheduled destruction date. The savings have been significant, with no ongoing costs of securely preserving closed matter files as a regular and expanding expenditure. You will learn how to easily manage data anytime, anywhere. Simply locate, retrieve and authorise destruction of files online.

Michael Bunting
Michael Bunting
Founder, Mindful Leader
Marea Hickie
Marea Hickie
Senior Solicitor, Woolworths Group
Salam Saffarini
Salam Saffarini
Head of Transformation Office, Comp, Legal & Sec, Westpac Banking Corporation
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
Principal, Deloitte Forensic | Risk Advisory
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Scalable Mental Health, Leadership and Performance Support for Lawyers Through Mindfulness and Technology

Some of Australia’s top companies including Salesforce, Hilton Hotels, Westpac Bank and Novartis are early adopters of mental health and performance technology using the fundamental techniques and practices of mindfulness.

Technology has put mindfulness in the hands of thousands of staff members, while creating communities and learning plans at the same time. We all know that mindfulness is now the world’s most researched area of psychology – because it WORKS – when it comes to mental health, performance and leadership.

Mindfulness is science and evidence-based and it’s an ESSENTIAL aspect of self-awareness training for lawyers, and mental health support for the broader business world.

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How to Overcome Cultural Barriers to Innovation and Change - Panel

The pace of change in the industry and enthusiasm for adoption is not usually as fast as it needs to be. Many organisations face resistance from users who are wary of the impact of change on their role or they remain unconvinced of the need for change. Risk tolerance is difficult to test and can be a major problem for a company wanting to innovate.

This discussion will explore how organisations are approaching willingness to change; and how they are driving innovation initiatives which need investment, resources and time.

Panelists include:

  • Vered Keisar, Vice President and General Counsel - Asia Pacific, ResMed
  • Marea Hickie, Senior Solicitor, Woolworths Group
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“CataLySt” – Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat Transformation Journey to Future Compatibility

How does a major bank’s in-house Compliance, Legal and Secretariat function keep up with the pace of change?  And how do leaders become positive drivers of this change?

Hear Tim, Nigel and Salam talk through Westpac’s Compliance, Legal and Secretariat (CLS) Division and their CataLySt Program:

  • The culture shift towards innovative thinking
  • An array of tech experiments, including AI and NLP
  • Why this transformation is so important
  • How they have overcome obstacles
  • Scanning the digital market to sift through the enormous landscape of technology vendors
  • How Westpac have developed meaningful partnerships across the industry
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How Embracing Technology Can Drive Innovation and Responsiveness

As corporations become more consumed by the data they produce and the burden of collecting, searching and identifying relevant documents during litigation and regulator enquiries, the need for a structured, centralised and defensible solution has never been greater.

Technology can assist in the delivery of customised solutions:

  • The data universe problem – interrogating unstructured and structured data
  • How technology can be used as a platform to interrogate datasets
  • The benefits of having a single source of truth
  • Moving away from traditional litigation based review tools
Neal Ross
Neal Ross
Director IT & Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia
Lyria Bennett Moses
Lyria Bennett Moses
Director - Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney
Brett Johnstone
Brett Johnstone
CIO, Maurice Blackburn
Tae Royle
Tae Royle
Head of Digital Legal Services, Ashurst
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Customer Centricity – What is it and How to Get Started

How customer centric is your business? And how well do you retain clients in an environment that has traditionally focused on productivity?

When you consider your KPIs set by your manager, or the KPIs you use to measure your team – are these measures of outputs, the things that are produced from activities? Successful customer centric organisations measure outcomes, the results of what is produced.

It should be no surprise that people get very good at doing the things that we measure them on. This can lead to an organisation where people are working hard and are doing things right, however they may not be doing the right things! Management struggle to understand why customer satisfaction levels and loyalty are not changing for the better even though KPIs are met.

In our ever more connected world clients have never had so much choice and access to information. Being customer centric is nothing new but with the rise of the prosumer and social media, people have no hesitation in telling their networks just how good or bad our organisations are to do business with.

For legal teams, excellent client service is not just a nice idea anymore. It’s a necessity.

Neal will share their journey toward becoming an out-side-in customer centric organisation including:

  • How we got started and who owns the customer experience
  • Silos and silo thinking – removing the walls
  • Process, how to stop the dumb stuff and evaluating business processes
  • Empowerment – get out of the way of your people
  • Training – yes there is training available!
  • Net Promoter Score
  • Technology
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Making Practical Progress with Artificial Intelligence: Interactive Panel

The promise of AI and Machine learning is to enable better decisions for the legal profession. The panel will assess to what extent legal providers need to understand the methodology and how data science works. That means acknowledging and understanding the data, how it’s collected, and the biases that may be present.

Panelists will share practical examples of AI being used and ways in which the future of legal practice is impacted by developments in the broader data-driven world.

Panelists include:

  • Anna Lozynski, General Counsel, L’Oréal
  • Milos Kresojevic – Former Freshfields Global Innovation Architect and IBM Research Lab Professional (UK)
  • Shaun Temby, Partner Maddocks
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Overcoming Challenges in Cyber-Security and Reaching Cyber Resilience in the Legal Sector

Hacking and breaches have become front of mind for many people in the legal profession following high-profile incidents in 2017 involving major law firms. With the introduction of mandatory reporting in Australia, and General Data Protection Regulation in the EU, the risk and consequence of malicious activity or data loss (intentional and unintentional should now be treated far more seriously by law firms and legal counsel.

Maurice Blackburn, Australia’s leading social justice law firm, takes cyber security extremely seriously and works to ensure the privacy of individuals, its clients and its matters are protected by process, technology, and its staff.

Brett Johnstone, Maurice Blackburn’s Chief Information Officer, will walk through the approach the firm has taken over the past three years to ensure its security is appropriate, as well as the important ongoing education and awareness program for all staff.

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The Blockchain Panel

Hear how Blockchain impacts lawyers as the panel discuss the ethical and practical implications of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, IP issues and a potential decentralised economy. The discussion will cover legal and regulatory issues within the blockchain world, its effect on the current ethical ecosystem and the social fabric of the digital economy.

Panelists include:

  • Tae Royle, Head of Digital Legal Services, Ashurst
  • Professor John Flood, Professor of Law and Society, Griffith University
  • Andrew Vorster, Global Innovation Catalyst and Fintech Thought-Leader (UK)
Shaun Temby
Shaun Temby
Partner, Maddocks
Kevin Janks
Kevin Janks
Co-Founder | Chief Meditation Officer, Centred Meditation
Fiona Weston
Fiona Weston
Founder of ‘Your Health Coach’ - Yoga, Pilates & Meditation Instructor and Health Coach
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Making Practical Progress with Artificial Intelligence: Interactive Panel

The promise of AI and Machine learning is to enable better decisions for the legal profession. The panel will assess to what extent legal providers need to understand the methodology and how data science works. That means acknowledging and understanding the data, how it’s collected, and the biases that may be present.

Panelists will share practical examples of AI being used and ways in which the future of legal practice is impacted by developments in the broader data-driven world.

Panelists include:

  • Anna Lozynski, General Counsel, L’Oréal
  • Milos Kresojevic – Former Freshfields Global Innovation Architect and IBM Research Lab Professional (UK)
  • Shaun Temby, Partner Maddocks
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Meditation in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

If you are interested in finding out about or improving your meditation practise, this relaxed session will be ideal for you.

Whilst at the core of every business lies the intention to positively affect people’s lives, there is a systematic failure of this purpose at the most basic, internal level (of employee). Stress alone is costing Australian business over $10b annually. Not to mention the detrimental effects of disengagement, poor culture and ineffective leadership. Having delivered successful programs to Australia’s leading businesses, Centred Meditation takes an evidence-based, integrative approach to addressing this problem.

  • Identify the problem and the impact on the workplace (5 mins)
  • Address meditation and mindfulness as a solution, using personal examples (5 mins)
  • Instruct how to meditate - basic overview (5 mins)
  • Guide participants through a meditation (20 – 25 mins)
  • Teach a simple breathing exercise to use in times of pressure/stress (5 mins)
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Join the Yoga Flow

An energising morning yoga practice can work as a natural stimulant to set you up for a productive day.

This class is designed for 'every body’ so let’s wake up and do something positive for your body! Come practise this morning yoga flow to get the juices flowing! Energise your body and mind, stimulating the nervous system, releasing tension and boosting circulation to alleviate sluggishness in the brain and body.

You’ll see how it sets the tone for the day ahead. Get your workout in early, connect to your breath, be mindful and find what feels good. Workout attire is preferable, showers in the gym are available. Other equipment is not required. LIMITED places available – to book your place simply email ian.collier@theeventfulgroup.com

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Date
4 - 5 June, 2018

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