Thank You for Attending Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017

370 legal professionals came together to celebrate the people, technology and innovations that are literally transforming the way law firms and in-house legal teams operate.

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In association with ACC Australia & in collaboration with ILTA

The world is changing. Businesses are more demanding. Fee models are evolving. New technologies are emerging. And the pressure is on for law firms and legal businesses to operate more efficiently and effectively. Technology is disrupting (and enabling) the practice of law, which is why we are hosting the Legal Innovation & Technology Festival.

Legal Innovation & Tech Fest is a collaboration between the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and The Eventful Group, and in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Australia). Legal Innovation & Tech Fest is unique because there are NO vendors speaking – all content is delivered exclusively by In House Counsel, Lawyers, CIOs and Innovation and Strategy leaders.

 

 

Thanks to our amazing speakers

 
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    Rein Graat

    General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, ING Bank N.V.
     
    Transforming the Innovation Opportunity into Legal Practice: the ING Journey

    ING’s in-house legal team are key contributors to the banks two important strategic pillars – “Innovation” and ‘’Digital First’’. To compliment the company’s cultural transformation, ING’s legal team team are utilising: Boot camps Agile Methodology Accelerators Hackathons Rein Graat will share how his team is using these tools and enablers to make innovation sticky at ING. He will specifically share real...

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  • Anna Lozynski Legal Innovation & Tech Fest

    Anna Lozynski

    ANZ General Counsel, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
     
    The Beauty of Innovation at L’Oréal

    The rapid rise of technology allows for huge potential for legal services; that is to deliver more with less for our growing number of stakeholders, with speed, and in an innovative fashion. Hear how L’Oréal’s legal team have tied this to the company’s strategic objectives, especially around Beauty for All and its ambition to digitally transform the beauty industry. By...

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    Dr Amantha Imber

    Founder of Inventium, Co-creator of the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies List
     
    Innovation Survivor

    It is our ability to generate breakthrough ideas to business challenges and opportunities that is what literally enables us to out-think, outsmart and outlast our competitors. Amantha will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and intelligent thinking. You will walk away with a set of practical tools that you can use...

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  • Doug Cadell

    Douglas D. Caddell

    Global Chief Information Officer, Mayer Brown LLP (USA)
     
    Data Driven Decision Making for the Legal Industry in 2017

    A panel discussion moderated by Brad Howarth.

     
  • Graeme Grovum

    Graeme Grovum

    Head of Innovation, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
     
    Open Innovation – Creating a Strategy that Benefits Clients, the Firm and the Industry

    Purchasing and adopting products from vendors who have not understood the exact business requirements can often frustrate successful implementation and uptake. Over the last decade Corrs Chambers Westgarth, faced with this issue, have transformed their business from that of a passive consumer of technology into a developer and vendor - through its Open Innovation approach. Graeme Grovum, a leader at...

    Read more >
     
  • Katie Richards

    Katie Richards

    CEO & Founder, Virtual Legal
     
    Pricing Roundtable Discussion

    There are many challenges and pragmatic solutions around developing agile, profitable and innovative pricing strategies. The growing momentum behind time recording as an agent of change, with improved data capture and sophisticated analytics, is affording firms hard evidence of the costs of service delivery.  How is your firm using data capture and analytics to serve as a springboard for competitive...

    Read more >
     
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    Mick Sheehy

    General Counsel - Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy, Telstra
     
    Leading/Mentoring the Next Generation Roundtable Discussion

    With all the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, developing a pipeline of emerging legal technology leaders, putting them on a track to leadership through mentoring and growing their leadership skills, is imperative.  We will discuss effective ways to identify and mentor future leaders, and ponder the place of critical thinking, emotional intelligence, feedback and empathy...

    Read more >
     
  • Fiona McLeod

    Fiona McLeod S.C.

    President, Law Council of Australia
     
    How Legal Technology is Adapting to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands

    Hear how consumer trends are being reflected in the way legal services are offered across the profession. The session will detail examples of changing technological innovations through adopting a number of different work practices, including: Integration of "enhanced intelligence" systems and other systems (for example "intelligent search" systems); The possible use of system such as "ROSS" (based on IBM's Watson)...

    Read more >
     
  • Sam N

    Sam Nickless

    Chief Operating Officer, Gilbert + Tobin
     
    Pricing Roundtable Discussion

    There are many challenges and pragmatic solutions around developing agile, profitable and innovative pricing strategies. The growing momentum behind time recording as an agent of change, with improved data capture and sophisticated analytics, is affording firms hard evidence of the costs of service delivery.  How is your firm using data capture and analytics to serve as a springboard for competitive...

    Read more >
     
  • Troy Swan

    Troy Swan

    General Counsel and Company Secretary, Staples
     
    Technology as a Tool to Raise your Organisation’s Legal IQ

    Troy Swan leads an award winning legal team that has used technology as a way to raise the Legal IQ of Staples and create a commercially savvy salesforce and organisation. As the General Counsel and Company Secretary of one of the largest e-commerce retailers in Australia he has embraced digital, and uses an array of digital tools to better enable...

    Read more >
     
  • Michael McQueen Legal Innovation & Tech Fest

    Michael McQueen

    Trend Forecaster and Business Strategist
     
    What if You Were Becoming Obsolete and Didn’t Even Know? Proven Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Game!

    We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption. Once-lucrative revenue models, like billable hours, are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no business is immune. In this...

    Read more >
     
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    Silvia Damiano

    Founder & CEO, About My Brain & Adjunct Director Neuro-Learning Programs, MGSM
     
    Developing a Resilient Brain

    How can we go from suboptimal to optimal performance despite increased stress levels all around us? What are some of the latest findings from neuroscience and related fields that can help us understand how to remain resilient but also be effective when negotiating, dealing with customers and leading our teams?

     
  • Gary Adler

    Gary Adler

    CIO, Minter Ellison
     
    Embracing True Cloud in Legal: From Years Of Hype To Practical Reality

    Whilst many of us now find ourselves debating the sexier topic of legal transformation, cloud-adoption is one of the key foundational layers which underpin these innovative and digital delivery outcomes we're all pursuing. After years of talking about cloud and skirting around the edges, law firms must overcome perceived barriers and start embracing the future IT service layer or risk...

    Read more >
     
  • Janet Verden

    Janet Verden

    Customer Experience Transformer
     
    Client Experience Transformation – Insights to Help Accelerate Your Own Journey

    How do you turn your organisation from customer experience laggards into market leaders? Janet Verden will explain how you can lead a significant transformation journey. With a proven record of creating an organisation with ‘’sky high’’ customer experience, Janet, who been a global transformation leader, will discuss and impart learnings to help you on your journey to delivering superior customer...

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  • Mick S

    "It's never been a more important time for the legal industry to focus on the opportunities technology and innovation open up in the face of disruption. A 'not to miss' event for anyone passionate about this space."

    Mick Sheehy - General Counsel, Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy, Telstra
     
  • lana-nadj-for-web

    "This was an outstanding event. I learned an enormous amount, met like-minded people and was inspired by insights from leading experts."

    Lana Nadj - Strategic Policy Lawyer, The Law Society of NSW
     
  • Hannah Wright - Resized

    "The 2016 event was amazing. It enabled me and the team to be involved with a community of legal innovators and technologists."

    Hannah Wright - Corporate Counsel, Legal and Governance, Energy Australia
     
  • Sam N Legal Innovation Tech Fest

    "What a great event. An enjoyable two days with stimulating content. I will definitely be attending next year!"

    Sam Nickless - COO, Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers
     
 
 

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Transforming the Innovation Opportunity into Legal Practice: the ING Journey

ING’s in-house legal team are key contributors to the banks two important strategic pillars – “Innovation” and ‘’Digital First’’. To compliment the company’s cultural transformation, ING’s legal team team are utilising:

  • Boot camps
  • Agile Methodology
  • Accelerators
  • Hackathons
Rein Graat will share how his team is using these tools and enablers to make innovation sticky at ING. He will specifically share real practical examples that include an Artificial Intelligence pilot scheme, document automation and the use of virtual teams.

The Beauty of Innovation at L’Oréal

The rapid rise of technology allows for huge potential for legal services; that is to deliver more with less for our growing number of stakeholders, with speed, and in an innovative fashion. Hear how L’Oréal’s legal team have tied this to the company’s strategic objectives, especially around Beauty for All and its ambition to digitally transform the beauty industry. By embracing technology the ANZ legal function has been enabled to “go digital” and partner with the business in a way that is both L’Oréal and beauty industry leading. Understand how the team are embracing a value measurement tool as well as automation to enhance the delivery of its legal support to its stakeholders.

Innovation Survivor

It is our ability to generate breakthrough ideas to business challenges and opportunities that is what literally enables us to out-think, outsmart and outlast our competitors. Amantha will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and intelligent thinking. You will walk away with a set of practical tools that you can use on your own and with your team to out-think the competition.

  • A set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking
  • The skills to literally out-think and outlast competitors
  • Tools that can easily be communicated to their teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively.

Open Innovation – Creating a Strategy that Benefits Clients, the Firm and the Industry

Purchasing and adopting products from vendors who have not understood the exact business requirements can often frustrate successful implementation and uptake. Over the last decade Corrs Chambers Westgarth, faced with this issue, have transformed their business from that of a passive consumer of technology into a developer and vendor - through its Open Innovation approach. Graeme Grovum, a leader at Corrs, will explain how combining internal legal expertise with complementary external knowledge to create new products, have benefitted clients, lawyers, as well as the broader legal community. Hear how Corrs’ solutions have reconciled the legal industry’s ‘requirement for certainty’ with the unavoidably fluid development process and added additional revenue streams for the firm.

Pricing Roundtable Discussion

There are many challenges and pragmatic solutions around developing agile, profitable and innovative pricing strategies. The growing momentum behind time recording as an agent of change, with improved data capture and sophisticated analytics, is affording firms hard evidence of the costs of service delivery.  How is your firm using data capture and analytics to serve as a springboard for competitive pricing and intelligent resourcing? How are you embracing technology, culture and process (real-time costs monitoring) to drive this initiative? How are you using LPM and is it effective?  How do you get IT, finance, LPM, BD and fee earning professionals aligned on the criticality of understanding where costs, profits and value lie? Come with your questions, experience and insights to participate in what will be a lively discussion.

Leading/Mentoring the Next Generation Roundtable Discussion

With all the pressures facing legal organisations in the context of constant change, developing a pipeline of emerging legal technology leaders, putting them on a track to leadership through mentoring and growing their leadership skills, is imperative.  We will discuss effective ways to identify and mentor future leaders, and ponder the place of critical thinking, emotional intelligence, feedback and empathy in driving change, innovation and helping grow legal organisations.

How Legal Technology is Adapting to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands

Hear how consumer trends are being reflected in the way legal services are offered across the profession. The session will detail examples of changing technological innovations through adopting a number of different work practices, including:

  • Integration of "enhanced intelligence" systems and other systems (for example "intelligent search" systems);
  • The possible use of system such as "ROSS" (based on IBM's Watson) and other machine learning systems; and
  • Project management systems and workflow systems,
This is with the aim of not only improving the quality of legal work but also reflecting client demands for reduced costs.

Pricing Roundtable Discussion

There are many challenges and pragmatic solutions around developing agile, profitable and innovative pricing strategies. The growing momentum behind time recording as an agent of change, with improved data capture and sophisticated analytics, is affording firms hard evidence of the costs of service delivery.  How is your firm using data capture and analytics to serve as a springboard for competitive pricing and intelligent resourcing? How are you embracing technology, culture and process (real-time costs monitoring) to drive this initiative? How are you using LPM and is it effective?  How do you get IT, finance, LPM, BD and fee earning professionals aligned on the criticality of understanding where costs, profits and value lie? Come with your questions, experience and insights to participate in what will be a lively discussion.

Technology as a Tool to Raise your Organisation’s Legal IQ

Troy Swan leads an award winning legal team that has used technology as a way to raise the Legal IQ of Staples and create a commercially savvy salesforce and organisation. As the General Counsel and Company Secretary of one of the largest e-commerce retailers in Australia he has embraced digital, and uses an array of digital tools to better enable the Staples business teams and foster an entrepreneurial culture. Learn how this digital transformation has resulted in business wide cultural change, from risk aversion and avoidance to tolerance and management, which has contributed to the bottom line.

What if You Were Becoming Obsolete and Didn’t Even Know? Proven Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Game!

We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption. Once-lucrative revenue models, like billable hours, are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no business is immune. In this fast-paced and compelling keynote presentation, you will discover:

  • Why most businesses don’t realise they are becoming obsolete 'TIL IT’S ALMOST TOO LATE
  • The 4 MAJOR SHIFTS that are causing brands and industries to become irrelevant
  • PROVEN and PRACTICAL strategies for staying ahead of the curve and competition
You will leave this presentation with a game plan for successfully navigating change and emerge stronger and more relevant than ever. Michael is the special guest keynote for Legal Innovation and Technology Festival. He is an award-winning strategist and author of 5 bestselling books.

Embracing True Cloud in Legal: From Years Of Hype To Practical Reality

Whilst many of us now find ourselves debating the sexier topic of legal transformation, cloud-adoption is one of the key foundational layers which underpin these innovative and digital delivery outcomes we're all pursuing. After years of talking about cloud and skirting around the edges, law firms must overcome perceived barriers and start embracing the future IT service layer or risk being left behind, continuing to amass costly and inflexible technical debt. This presentation will discuss the most pragmatic way to overcome these barriers and make a strong start towards a long term, successful cloud journey.

Client Experience Transformation – Insights to Help Accelerate Your Own Journey

How do you turn your organisation from customer experience laggards into market leaders? Janet Verden will explain how you can lead a significant transformation journey. With a proven record of creating an organisation with ‘’sky high’’ customer experience, Janet, who been a global transformation leader, will discuss and impart learnings to help you on your journey to delivering superior customer experience. Organisations don’t change, it is their people who change their organisations.  Janet will therefore focus on how to bring your people on the journey, including,

  • Creating a vision and sticking to it
  • Establishing an agile culture
  • Building change capacity & capability
  • Ensuring communication & engagement are priorities
  • Establishing organisation-wide focus on customers