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Christel Aguila

Head of IT, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood, LLP

Christel has overall responsibility for IT Strategy, IT Business Continuity, Information and Data Security, and the delivery of IT Services and systems to support a growing firm and its clients. As early as 2003, Christel has been engaged in legal design and development and was instrumental in implementing a number of innovative web-based, client-facing services that have led to legal technology awards.
Christel has been in legal tech for the last 20 years and was made a partner in 2011. Prior to to this, Christel worked in finance and the manufacturing sectors, and trained in IT in Japan after obtaining her engineering degree.

Stephen Allen

Global Head of Legal Service Delivery, Hogan Lovells

Stephen is a former lawyer who has devoted his career to delivering legal market change. Internationally recognized as a leading innovator, most recently by Legal Business, who named him the 2016 Legal Innovator of the Year, Stephen joined Hogan Lovells just over two years ago from another global firm. At that firm, he created the Service Delivery & Quality Function, and before that he led the legal market advisory practice at PwC. Today, he is focused on delivering quality, efficiency and innovation to our own legal service delivery, with a particular focus on legal project management, work allocation, legal process reengineering legal service centres, flexible resourcing, service insight and machine learning and cognitive processing.

James Batham

Partner & International Head of Innovation, Eversheds Sutherland

James is a Commercial Litigation Partner at Eversheds and acts regularly for blue chip clients, primarily from the retail sector, where the only constant is change and the directive is to adapt. He also leads the Innovation team, which has developed a specific way of adding value to what the firm’s clients.
Eversheds Sutherland has been described by the influential FT Innovative Lawyers report as a "perennial performer" in their awards. The firm has consistently been ranked in the top 5 firms for innovation across Europe since the inception of the project and took home the first award for the most innovative law firm in Europe in 2010.

Rob Booth

General Counsel & Company Secretary, The Crown Estate

A former City lawyer, Rob is the strategic lead for legal, knowledge, information security, privacy and governance at The Crown Estate. He is a vocal advocate for innovation, progress and change, and has been heavily involved in reshaping his organisation and function. Outside The Crown Estate, Rob supports a number of initiatives that seek to promote equality and diversity of thought, in both the property and legal sectors. Rob has also been recognised by the FT as one of the top young legal innovators in Europe and is the Legal 500’s current “Real Estate Individual of the Year.”

Richard Brent

Editor-in-Chief, Briefing

Richard has been the editor of Briefing since 2014, and he oversees all content that appears in the magazine and online. He was also the editor of monthly law firm management magazine Managing Partner from 2006 until 2010. He has interviewed numerous law firm and other business leaders over the years, and also written and edited on business topics for titles in a range of other sectors, including healthcare, administrative management, architecture and business travel. Briefing was relaunched in its current format in early 2016, and was shortlisted for launch/relaunch of the year at the Independent Publisher Awards.

Ian Broom

Founder & CEO, Fliplet

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working within UK, European and Global IT industries across a business sectors such as legal, retail, commercial banking, business to business & corporate. Throughout his career, Chris has adopted a collaborative approach to successful IT leadership, engaging with key business stakeholders, senior executives, vendors & third parties, delivering ‘fit for purpose’ Service solutions & business systems. He also has extensive experience in driving business change, business transformation, IT service transition, IT strategies, technology roadmaps, IT operations, outsourcing, business acquisition & integration.

Gina Buser

CEO & Co-Founder, Traveling Coaches

Gina Buser is the CEO and Co-Founder of Traveling Coaches, a talent development and change management consultancy headquartered in Dallas. Since 1995, Traveling Coaches has been a strategic partner to law firms, helping them develop security awareness strategies, build skills and competencies, increase performance, successfully implement change and influence behavior.
Gina is a frequent speaker at ILTACON, LegalSEC, Leadership Conferencess, LegalTech, and ALA and has received numerous honors and awards including Woman Business Owner of the Year from the National Association of Woman Business Owners; Thought Leader of the Year from the International Legal Technology Association; 40 under 40 and Women in Business from the Dallas Business Journal; and Infinitely Beyond from Convene. However, Gina isn’t all business, all the time.

Joe Cohen

Innovation Manager, Slaughter and May

Joe is involved with many aspects of keeping the firm at the cutting edge. This includes sourcing legal technology startups, client innovation conversations and new initiatives such as hackathons, design thinking workshops and running ideation challenges for the firm. Prior to this Joe was at Linklaters in a similar capacity and spent the earlier part of his career as a management consultant at Deloitte in both the UK and Argentina.

Rupert Collins-White

Director, Briefing

Rupert leads Briefing publications, research, reports and conference events, as well as everything Briefing's sister brand for smaller law firms, Legal Practice Management. He also gets his fingers into everything related to Legal Support Network.
Briefing and LPM serve the business information and networking needs of management leaders in the best law firms in the UK. Legal Support Network is a community for everyone in business services in legal, no matter what they do.

Tim Collinson

Information Security Manager, Bird & Bird

Tim has developed, implemented and maintained the Information Security Programme across Bird & Bird LLP, certifying the whole firm to ISO27001 within three years. This programme encompasses a wide range of activities, from risk management to security awareness; policy & process to internal audit. A significant part of his work is engaging with clients on their information security needs, contributing to pitches and managing on site client audits. Many of the programme development drivers are due to client demands and expectations, and these enable the firm to operate in an increasingly challenging world when it comes to cyber security.

Patrick Cousens

Senior Account Manager, PLMR

Patrick’s work includes providing political and media consultancy services to clients ranging form innovative start ups to FTSE 100 giants. As part of this, Patrick has advised clients on reputation management issues including large scale redress schemes, hostile media investigations and multi-million pound regulatory settlements. Patrick has recently been shortlisted as a Young Achiever at the Corp Comms Awards. He holds an MA with Distinction in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College London.

Simon Crumplin

CEO, Secrutiny Ltd.

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the cyber-security marketplace; having previously built, and successfully sold, two managed service security companies. Just over two years ago, he launched Secrutiny. An organisation that is focused on becoming customers ‘Trusted Advisor’ by introducing helping organisations focus cybersecurity efforts and resource on quantified, factual information rather than the wider industry view.

Karen Cummings

General Manager of Upland AccuRoute and Upland InterFAX

Karen Cummings drives the growth of AccuRoute and InterFax into new and expanding markets, strengthening its ability to deliver comprehensive document-driven solutions, both directly and through strategic partnerships. Previously, Cummings managed diverse groups as EVP of marketing at Metatomix and Sandy Bay Networks before launching Spinnaker Consulting Group, a consulting agency providing strategic marketing services. Karen has also held senior marketing positions at Advanced Visual Systems, Inc. (AVS), SystemSoft Corporation, and Intel Corporation.

Shawn Curran

Domain Architect of Legal Tools, Freshfields

Shawn began his career in IT support for a Scottish law firm called McGrigors before quickly rising up the ranks into a more senior engineering role. He then spent a year as Developer/Analyst working for Pinsent Masons following a merger. His next move was a relocation to London to test himself at one of the BigLaw giants, joining Latham & Watkins in their Global Services Office as an Enterprise Application Engineer. After 4 years at Latham, Shawn took on a the more recent challenge of working within the Global Strategy & Architecture group at Freshfields.
Shawn’s area of focus is working closely with lawyers to develop new legal products.

Chris Dale

e-Disclosure Consultant, E-Disclosure Information Project

Chris qualified as an English solicitor in 1980. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes an authoritative and objective website and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

Lucy Dillon

Chief Knowledge Officer, Reed Smith

Lucy is responsible for the delivery of the Reed Smith’s knowledge, innovation and information strategy. Her role is to deliver access to the relevant information and knowledge required to deliver exceptional client service. Lucy and her team also identify opportunities for the firm to collaborate with clients to help them deliver their own strategic goals. She was a UK commercial litigator by training, and practiced at Linklaters before moving to a knowledge management role, both at Linklaters and at Berwin Leighton Paisner in London. She joined Reed Smith in 2015 as the Global Chief Knowledge Officer.

Angela Dowd

Director of Practice Innovation, Burns & Levinson LLP

Angela joined Burns & Levinson in September of 1998 in Human Resources before moving into IT. She has been an active member of ILTA for many years and is currently in her third term as Vice President of the North Atlantic Region. She has spoken at the annual ILTA conference on technology, social media and policy topics as well as conferences for the Association of Legal Administrators, Legal Marketing Association and the Law Firm Alliance. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Communications with a concentration in scientific writing.

Lauren Edwards

Head of Business Solutions and Change, Gowling WLG UK

Lauren is a strategic planner who meets demanding targets and strategic objectives. Many change initiatives and projects at Gowling have been supported by Lauren and her team. She leverages her ability to build deep relationships across departments and her effective organisational and problem solving skills to support her firm’s strategy.
Lauren also works hard to make steering groups, user groups and project meetings engaging and effective, and has a keen interest in the development and mentoring of team members.
She supports her experience with formal qualifications such as Prince 2 Project Management, Agile Project Management and Managing Successful Programmes.

Brenda Ferraro

Third Party Evangelist & Senior Director of Networks, Prevalent Inc

Brenda has brought surmounted attention to Third Party Risk Governance by identifying the various risks through corporate vendors and an array of data-handling companies. Her passion is to provide her large-scale experience to corporations by way of a single solution ecosystem that breaks through the complexities of Third Party Risk Management. She is also a Shared Assessments Steering Committee Member and Agreed Upon Procedure (AUP) Chair, helping to drive global standardisation of policies and procedures across Third Party risk management.

Matt Finn

CISO, DLA Piper

Ben Gardner

Chief Scientific Officer, Wavelength

Ben is responsible for the application of technology to legal process. He specialises in developing data strategies that enable clients to exploit structured & unstructured information sources. His previous role was Data and Information Architect for a magic circle law firm where he drove innovation and adoption of technologies to enable advanced analytics and improved Information Discovery. Prior to joining Linklaters Ben worked in the area of Information and Knowledge Management for Pfizer R&D.

Jacqui Hatfield

Partner and Head of Fintech Regulatory in London, Orrick

Jacqui heads up the financial services regulatory team in London and is co-chair of the firm’s global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group. Jacqui has more than 20 years experience in providing international regulatory advice across the broad spectrum of the financial services regulated community. Her clients include asset managers, brokers, banks, fund managers, fund platforms, payment service providers, e-money issuers, Fintech companies, exchanges and corporate finance boutiques. She is particularly active in the Fintech space, with clients including peer to peer lending platforms, challenger banks, app payment providers, investment and property crowdfunding platforms, robo advisers and wealth management platforms, alternative investment fund managers and online broker dealers.

Dan Hauck

Vice President of Product & User Experience, NetDocuments

Dan is an attorney and former co-founder and CEO of ThreadKM, which was acquired by NetDocuments in November 2017. He is focused on developing solutions that improve productivity and client service in the legal profession. Dan also leads the product teams in planning, researching, designing, and developing the company's portfolio of cloud-based products, including document management and file syncing, intelligent predictive email filing, and real-time messaging.
Prior to working in technology, Dan practiced at Bryan Cave doing complex commercial litigation and antitrust counseling. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and has spoken at numerous events about legal technology including ILTACON, Lawtech, LexThink and others.

Joy Heath Rush

Interim CEO, ILTA

Joy was recently appointed as Interim CEO at ILTA to lead the organization and the professional staff, while serving members, business partners and key constituents. She has spent her entire career supporting lawyers and technologists in the practice of law, and has deep familiarity with the complexities ILTA member firms and organizations face. Her prior role was with Litéra Microsystems as VP of Client Development for 4 years, after spending 28 years in a variety of IT and management roles at the prestigious international law firm Sidley Austin LLP.
With more than 30 years of experience, Joy is passionate about applying technology to the business problems of law firms. In addition to her law firm and vendor roles, Joy has a long history of volunteering in the legal technology community, having served as board member and president of three different legal technology peer groups, including ILTA.

Ann Hemming

Implementation Consultant, LexisNexis

Ann has 30 years’ experience working for top tier law firms on KM and IT initiatives, including many process improvement and productivity initiatives. Ann has an MBA in law firm management and a strong background in providing practical strategic advice to law firms on both KM and IT strategies, helping firms develop and deliver award -winning improvements to their business through the use of technology. Ann helps LN customers develop and implement successful automation projects.

Ed Hodgson

Director, Seven Nine Ltd

Ed has spent nearly 30 years working with law firms, the last fifteen years advising on information security and business continuity programmes, with a particular focus on helping firms gain, retain and extend certification to ISO 27001.
His clients include magic circle, global and UK top 100 law firms. Other recent projects include certification for a startup providing a machine-intelligent security platform and for an NHS Special Health Authority.

Max Inglis

Co-Founder, Carbonex

Max’s career began in legal private practice at the pre-eminent law firms of Linklaters and then Clifford Chance where he worked on multi-billion pound transactions for private equity firms, financial institutions and FTSE 100 companies. He now works on supporting high-growth companies which have received funding from prestigious Angel or VC investors such as Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Goodwater Capital, Local Globe and Passion Capital. In addition, Max dedicates time to support and develop early stage ventures as an Entrepreneurship Expert at the University of Oxford and is a current member of Energy, Climate Change & Green Finance committee for The British Blockchain Association.
Max has been awarded an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Physical Geography and has continued his professional development with further courses from MIT and the University of Oxford.

Peter Impey

Societe Generale

Peter works with people, technology and law. His current ‘systems’ role in-house serves a global legal team at a large international investment bank. He creates and implements global solutions at a local scale. With a lawyer’s eye for detail and natural aptitude for problem solving he has a proven track record: his successful IT projects are revolutionising his legal department. He began his career with dot.com start-ups and boutique strategic management consultancy before changing path. Following qualification as a Solicitor at Dentons and now 11 years PQE he remains on the Roll of Solicitors while fully engaging his non-law experiences in a leadership role for legal operations and technology innovation. Aware that lawyers moved from the quill to the keyboard, he is determined to facilitate the next legal paradigm shift from documents to data.

Karen Jacks

IT Director, Bird & Bird

Karen leads the global technology team at Bird & Bird and has been a key player in the Firm providing the technology platforms to enable this rapid and diverse growth and support the strong tech & comms sector focus of the firm. Karen is a keen contributor to publications, articles, round table and panel discussions on legal IT and always seeking opportunities to exploit emerging technologies.

Abby Jackson

IT Development Manager, Horwich Family

Abby is an experienced Information Technology Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. She is a strong software development and management professional who completed Law LLB (Hons) from University of Central Lancashire.

Perminder Jagdev

Information Security Officer, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Jody Jansen

Head of Architecture & Innovation, Gowling WLG

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Jody has worked in Legal Technology for the past 20 years. He travels the world implementing innovative ways of working and a huge variety of new technology to improve the effectiveness of the business. At Gowling, he is responsible for leading a team of high caliber technologist addressing the firm’s technology, innovation, information management, information security and architectural requirements. He has also been involved in Blockchain since the early days and is staying up to date with the latest technology.

Chris Jekiel

Director of IT, Horwich Farrelly

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working within UK, European and Global IT industries across a business sectors such as legal, retail, commercial banking, business to business & corporate. Throughout his career, Chris has adopted a collaborative approach to successful IT leadership, engaging with key business stakeholders, senior executives, vendors & third parties, delivering ‘fit for purpose’ Service solutions & business systems. He also has extensive experience in driving business change, business transformation, IT service transition, IT strategies, technology roadmaps, IT operations, outsourcing, business acquisition & integration.

TJ Johnson

Practive Development Lead, Olenick

TJ focuses on the conception, development, and implementation of new service lines to augment Olenick’s offerings to legal organizations. TJ’s deep experience in legal technology helps deliver successful results. A familiar and well-respected figure within the legal technology industry, TJ spent the first 17 years of her career working in various capacities for law firms and legal departments. Most know her from her recent role as the Vice President, Conference and Events for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), where she has led the strategy development and execution of ILTA’s global portfolio of events. While at ILTA, TJ has been instrumental in growing ILTA’s featured annual conference as well as leading the establishment of other successful educational events.

Andrew Lilley

Product Director at LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions

Andy has over 20 years' solutions experience delivering technology across ERP, Corporate Payments and Financial Services and Legal sectors. Responsible for setting the strategic direction of the division's product portfolio, he oversees the successful delivery of solutions to ensure optimal return on investment for customers alongside business growth for Enterprise Solutions. Passionate about delivering superior user experience to customers, Andy drives collaboration across the sales and marketing, product and engineering teams to ensure that the customer remains at the heart of the business.

Jonathan Maas

Managing Director, The Maas Consulting Group - the home of the BONG!

He is a renowned paper and electronic discovery/disclosure veteran, with an unparalleled 35 years experience in the field: 29 years in international law firms and six years in international consultancies. Jonathan speaks and writes on the subject widely and has been involved in developing civil procedure in England & Wales to respond to the modern demands of litigating in the digital age.
Jonathan’s métier is acting as a verbal or written bridge between technical experts and lay people, whether it’s conveying complex technology concepts to a legal audience or explaining matters of detailed legal procedure to IT specialists. He has the ability to unite diverse teams to complete discovery exercises as cost- and time-effectively as possible. In this way he has delivered numerous successful projects for national and international businesses and local and central government.

Rob MacAdam

Head of Legal Design, HighQ

Rob previously worked as a corporate M&A lawyer with some of the UK’s leading law firms, and he is passionate about the use of technology to optimise and transform the way legal services are delivered. Rob manages legal solution design at HighQ and is focused on creatively generating and developing legal practice and service delivery solutions using HighQ’s market-leading products and integrations. Before joining HighQ in 2017, Rob was Group Innovation Manager at Pinsent Masons and was part of their award-winning SmartDelivery team.

Stuart McKenzie

Vice President, EMEA for Mandiant, a FireEye company

Stuart’s skill set is a combination of both an understanding of business issues and cyber challenges. It has allowed him to work as an advisor to many of EMEA’s largest businesses in both a proactive and reactive cyber capacity. Prior to joining Mandiant in 2016, Stuart was an Investigator and head of practice for a major UK cyber consultancy. He also spent twelve years working in government in a range of cyber roles which culminated with the London 2012 Olympics.

Ben Mitchell

VP Global Commercial Operations, DocsCorp

He is primarily responsible for achieving the company’s growth objectives, and for leading the sales & marketing organisation worldwide.Ben has over 20 years’ experience in driving business performance and change in independent software vendors. Also involved in product strategy, Ben is adept at providing insight that aids the design of technology solutions that resolve complex business problems

Chris Nyland

Director, Gowling WLF (UK) LLP

Chris is a solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser, specialising in the application of all taxes relevant to the real estate sector. Aside from a stint at the UK Centre for Business Research at Cambridge's Judge Business School, he has spent his 15-year career working in "Big Law" and "Big Four" organisations on real estate, tax, or some combination of the two.To assist his legal practice, Chris writes web applications, such as ORVILLE stamp taxes tool, that he and his colleagues use to automate dealing with the trickier and more risk-fraught aspects of property taxes.

Sean O'Brien

Director, DVV Solutions

Sean has over 25 years experience of delivering managed services within IT security and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) within highly regulated industries. With a client base from sectors including legal, banking, insurance, and central and local government, Sean and DVV Solutions have developed a strong understanding of the diverse operational and regulatory requirements to deliver a reliable program of risk assurance and third party due diligence.
Sean is a practicing Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) and Shared Assessments Steering Committee Member, providing a Eurocentric perspective and strategic input into development of global standards for Third Party risk and regulatory compliance programs, including the GDPR Data Processor Risk Assessment Toolkit.

Erika Pagano

Director, LAWWITHOUTWALLS
Lecturer in Law, University of Miami
Guest Faculty, IE University

Erika is a lawyer, culture creator, innovator, and educator. Her mission is to explore and develop the future of the legal profession through communication, collaboration, and creativity. She is also a speaker, independent consultant, and facilitator to law firms and corporate legal departments, focusing on problem solving, culture creation, teaming, technology, and cross-border initiatives. When teaching, her courses focus on Innovation, Technology and the Law.

Chloe Parfitt

Digital Learning Manager, Burges Salmon LLP

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the cyber-security marketplace; having previously built, and successfully sold, two managed service security companies. Just over two years ago, he launched Secrutiny. An organisation that is focused on becoming customers ‘Trusted Advisor’ by introducing helping organisations focus cybersecurity efforts and resource on quantified, factual information rather than the wider industry view.

Nick Pryor

Regional Innovation Solutions Director - EMEA & Asia, BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP

Nick practiced as a commercial litigator for a number of years before moving into a KM and technology role. As Innovation Solutions Director for BCLP’s EMEA business, he is tasked with identifying and delivering strategic innovation projects, bringing together a combination of technology, people, and process. He has been twice ranked “Rising Star” in the Law Society Gazette Super Lawyers publication; and is a member of the Law Society’s LawTech Delivery Panel (CDR Taskforce).

Andrew Powell

Director of IT, Macfarlanes

Andrew is responsible for IT strategy, governance and implementation at Macfarlanes. He plans for their future and guides the organisation toward cost-effective enhancements, which will improve their client service and internal efficiency. A chartered fellow of the BCS with experience in the banking and dotcom sectors, Andrew is also a member of the firm's executive team and has spent the last 15 years leading legal technology departments.

Ian Raine

VP of Product Management, Secuirty and Information Governance, iManage

Ian has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, building information governance and records management software products for the enterprise. He is responsible for a suite of information governance products for professional service firms. Prior to joining iManage, as Senior Vice President of Engineering in HP Autonomy, Ian was responsible for global teams working on a portfolio of governance, document and records management products and led development, QA and Support activity for Meridio, an Enterprise Document and Records product company. Ian was previously Chief Technical Officer at Unibol.

Abhijat Saraswat

Director of International Business, Litera Microsystems

Abhijat (“Ab”) Saraswat is a Barrister (non-practicing), and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele, UK. Ab decided to jump from the practice of law to help his peers. He believes that lawyers should be able to focus on what matters, and not on widgets, document issues and the faff – things should just work.
He is the Director of International Business at Litera Microsystems helping some of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with their technology needs. His work focuses on helping lawyers to create & deliver higher quality legal services, faster.

Richard Tromans

Founder, Artificial Lawyer

Founder & Consultant, TromansConsulting

Richard Tromans is the founder of TromansConsulting, which advises lawyers on strategy and innovation, including the adoption of legal AI and other ’New Wave’ technology. He has spent over 18 years working in the legal sector focused on the UK and global legal markets.
Richard also is the founder of the global legal AI and new technology site, Artificial Lawyer, which was recently recognised as one of the top 50 information sites in the world on Artificial Intelligence.

Jamie Whalebone

Senior Manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jamie is a keen innovator, specialising in the development of legal tech and automating aspects of legal matter delivery. Jamie has a mixed skills background, legal and project management, with a hint of Lean Six Sigma. With a combination of lawyers and IT consultants in the family, Jamie set out to forge a path fusing these skills together. Having overseen Manchester’s Legal Services Centre management team for the past few years, he has experienced a variety of projects and has implemented delivery plans for some of the largest matters in recent years. Jamie is now leveraging this experience to build legal tech solutions and implement new ways of delivering client service.
Jamie is passionate about promoting the benefits legal tech can bring, to both lawyers and clients alike. He enjoys debating the state of the legal tech industry with anyone willing to listen, and feels the momentum around this topic is only growing in favour.

Peter Wallqvist

VP of Strategy iManage RAVN

Peter has been in the Information Retrieval industry his whole career and has experienced a tectonic shift in perceptions regarding Applied AI systems and the level of trust clients and other stakeholders are starting to put into the technology. This shift is likely to have dramatic consequences within the legal and professional services industries. Seldom has the word “disruptive” been more apt when speculating the implications for how these industries operate and conduct their business.

Louis Wihl

Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Louis Wihl works on the Commercial & Technology team where he advises on a range of transformational IT and business process outsourcing agreements, IT and commercial services contracts and both SaaS and traditional software licence models.
Louis has a particular interest in the use of advanced technologies. He has recently advised both providers and customers in relation to the licensing and implementation of artificial intelligence solutions.

Sally Willcock

Head of Knowledge and Information Sservices, Fieldfisher

Amongst other legal tech initiatives, Sally has led the implementation of the Fieldfisher's document automation project. Sally is a restructuring and dispute resolution lawyer by background and she moved into the professional support and KM area some 20 years ago.
Sally also has experience on the other side of the fence having also worked in house in a practice management/ operational support role for a large legal department. Sally is currently transitioning to a new role at Fieldfisher focusing on legal services delivery and business solutions.

Rebecca ("Bex") Wint

Legal Director, IDEO

Bex supports the global consultancy and IDEO Products business with a focus on the European practice, and data privacy. As designers of products, services and experiences from the first Apple Mouse, to the LA County voting system, to the Innova private school system in Peru, IDEO’s purpose is to create disproportionate positive impact through design. As a result, Bex has been exposed to design thinking in action in every facet of IDEO’s business including Legal Design + Innovation, and helps teams to design under legal parameters that allow creativity to thrive, while protecting the security of stakeholders from IDEO to clients to online users. Bex is interested in the intersection of creativity and law, and subscribes to a collaborative approach in finding legal solutions. Bex is a writer and long suffering fan of Liverpool FC in her spare time.

Andy Wishart

Global Head Drafting & Automation, Thomson Reuters

Andy has 15+ years of experience in legal technology and leads a team at Thomson Reuters that are responsible for a number of drafting and automation related products such as Contract Express, Drafting Assistant, West km, Solcara and Case Notebook. Andy joined Thomson Reuters in 2015 with the acquisition of Contract Express, where he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Andy is passionate about enhancing lawyer productivity through smart yet easy-to-use solutions. He is a graduate in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, where he also worked as a researcher and lecturer.