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Future Lawyer Summit 2017 (The Legal Business Innovation Conference)

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Main Stage Conference Programme- A day in the calendar of the modern law firm

9:00-9:45 Registration and Breakfast

9:45-9:55 Chair's Introduction

- Marie Elisabeth Bernard, European Director of Innovation at Dentons & Strategic Adviser at NexLaw Labs

9:55-10:05 Opening Keynote- Stepping into the future.

10:05-11:05 Board MeetingIs it all about operational efficiency?

  • Making an informed choice by using technology and business intelligence expertise to compare fixed price model vs. traditional pricing model

  • Identifying areas of operations suitable for outsourcing

  • Automate areas of the workflow to increase profitability

  • Measure the growing impact of non-lawyer companies offering legal services

  • Should our focus be on client satisfaction or client profitability?

Panel Participants:

- Ed Turner, Managing Partner at Taylor Vinters LLP

- Robert Marcus, Managing Partner at Jurit LLP

- Gordon Start, COO at Murgitroyd

- Ian Williamson, Director Tech Law at EY

- Jason Moyse, Co-Founder at LawMade/Elevate Services

11:05-11:45 Coffee & Tea Networking Session

11:45-12:45 Business Development & Marketing Forum -Measurables vs Intangibles.

  • Focus vs one-stop-shop

  • Tackling client dissatisfaction and increasing client retention

  • Measuring everything - applying technology to measure client engagement and maximise the chances of referrals from clients

  • Considering the role of online marketplaces

  • Getting the correct marketing and business development support in positioning your law practice in an increasingly competitive legal landscape

Panel Participants:

- John Kennedy, Chief Marketing Officer at Wildbore & Gibbons LLP

- Al Keve, Global Director of Business Development at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

- Claire Florey, Head of Communications at Kohen Rapoport Group

- Timo Karakashev, Managing Director at Cosmonauts

- Zeev Fisher, CEO at Pekama IP Community

12:45-13:00 Your Clients, Technology & You.

An engaging presentation investigating the underlying reasons why clients now demand and expect efficiency from law firms, whilst revealing solutions that enable law firms to achieve the ultimate goal of profitability.

- Barry Vickery, General Manager of Corporate Services at InfoTrack

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:10 Cyber Crime and the Future of Law- an Expert Opinion

- Ilia Kolochenko , CEO & Founder at High-Tech Bridge & Forbes Technology Council Representative

14:10-14:45 Cyber-Security, Data Risk, Training & Compliance Forum- Safeguarding systems and data, managing the risk.

  • Cyber incident response

  • Become GDPR compliant

  • Dealing with sensitive client data outside the EU directives

  • A world of walls - controlling access to documents and client data within the firm and outside of it

  • Alternative training practices

  • Safeguarding client's information through technology

Panel Participants:

- Charles Christian, Founding Editor at Legal IT Insider & Gonzo News

- Ilia Kolochenko , CEO & Founder at High-Tech Bridge

- Philip Ayton , Director at Sysero

14:45-15:00 The Pros and Cons of "Cloud" v's "On Premises" for legal technology.

Cloud services offer many advantages, from scalability, cost effectiveness, and complete access. But... does this mean that on premises IT infrastructure doesn't provide any advantages? Should you be putting everything in the cloud: email; matter management, document management; and even your telephone system? This talk will run through the pros and cons of cloud versus on premises IT infrastructure, considering security, data protection, operational costs, and performance.

- Richard Tucker, MD at PeerlessIT

15:00-16:00 Tech & Innovation Forum- Are we embracing tech and maximising return on investment? Are we innovating?

  • Cloud transformation

  • Increasing importance of IT & Technical experts in the modern-day law firm

  • An era of automation

  • Smart Contracts

  • Blockchain

Panel Participants:

- Ben Gardner, Data & Information Architect at Linklaters LLP

- Robert Lankester, Document Automation Manager at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

- Marie Elisabeth Bernard, European Director of Innovation at Dentons

- Peter Lee, CEO at Wavelength Law

- Nicholas Watson, Managing Director at Ruby Datum

16:00-16:15 Stand-Alone Presentation

16:15-17:00 Coffee & Tea Networking Session

17:00-18:00 A.I. - a lawyer's best friend?

  • How much impact has legal AI had so far on the legal market?

  • How soon before every law firm is using A.I. in some form?

  • Practical ways in which Legal A.I. will change how lawyers work.

  • Will Legal A.I. change the way that clients (large and small) make use of legal services?

  • A.I. and the challenge of the billable hour.

Panel Participants:

-Richard Tromans, Founder at TRomansConsulting + Editor at Artificial Lawyer

-Peter Wallqvist, CSO & Co-Founder at RAVN Systems

-Emily Foges, CEO at Luminance

-Chrissie Lightfoot, Co-Founder/Creator at Robot Lawyer LISA

18:00-18:15 Perceptions from “Tomorrow’s Lawyer - Closing Remarks

  • Legal technology and access to justice

  • Our perception of the legal technology marketplace

  • What lawyers of the future will do

  • The need to evolve legal education

  • The skills required of tomorrow’s lawyers

-Rebecca Agliolo, Commercial Director at LawBot

18:15-19:30 Sponsored Champagne Reception

19:30 Back to Present

What to Expect on the Day?

Main Stage:

Listen to 5 thought-provoking panel discussions and 5 stand-alone presentation by 28 thought leaders from UK and International law firms & handpicked legal innovators. Network with 150+ likeminded attendees looking beyond tomorrow in a fast changing legal landscape.

Innovation Stage:

Get the tools, insights and inspiration you need to take your legal practice into the future. Attend 3 carefully selected legal solution and product demonstrations, that can help your practice to become an efficient, organised, and adaptable business that is ready to embrace the opportunities that new technologies are opening.

Why Attend?

  • Harness technology to reach new levels of profitability

  • Manage your law practice in an era of digitisation

  • Find the latest strategies and best applications in dealing with change in an ever-evolving legal industry

  • Understand the future business of law

  • Networking with like-minded colleagues

Who Should Attend?

  • Managing, Senior & Junior Partners of Law Firms

  • Legal Business Transformation Executives

  • Associates of Law Firms

  • CEOs of Legal Tech Companies

  • Heads of IT

  • In-House Legal Innovation Officers

  • Senior Data & Information Architects

  • Legal Marketing & Business Development Specialists

  • Legal Innovators & Solution Providers

For full information on the Future Lawyer Summit 2017, please follow the link to the event's webpage.

If you are keen to speak, sponsor or exhibit, please send us an email on mission@cosmonauts.biz or call us on +44 (0) 2037152105

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