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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On-Demand Recording: The Right Focus: Getting IT Out of the Plumbing Business

Jeff Brandt_ RecordingThis is the Jackson Kelly story of how they successfully moved to rid their business of tasks that didn’t add value. Hear how they moved systems to the cloud, enabling them to concentrate on tasks that truly add ROI into the business and the practice of law.

Fill in the form below to listen to the Chief Information Officer of USA based Jackson Kelly, Jeff Brandt’s full presentation that he gave at Legal Innovation and Tech Fest 2017.

 

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On-Demand Recording: The Beauty of Innovation at L’Oréal

InnovationThe rapid rise of technology allows for huge potential for legal services; that is to deliver more with less for a growing number of stakeholders, with speed, and in an innovative fashion. L’Oréal’s legal team have tied this to the company’s strategic objectives, especially around 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. The team are embracing a value measurement tool as well as automation to enhance the delivery of its legal support to its stakeholders.

At Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 Anna Lozynski, ANZ General Counsel, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand, shared how L’Oréal has been able to achieve the above innovations. 

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The 4 Factors That Drive Real User Adoption

woman-801872_640Technology spending has increased year-over-year, yet much of the benefit doesn’t materialise. Both the lack of adoption and the limited use of applications and technology tools have marginalised implementation success. Importantly, this impacts the ability to get funding for future projects.

Dougless Cadell is the CIO and Global Leader of Innovation Projects at one of the largest law firms in the world. He is also an internationally recognised speaker and writer on law firm and law department technology, and its best use. At the Legal Innovation and Tech Fest in 2017 he spoke about the user adoption challenges that Mayer Brown faced, and he shared the practical things they did to change the user experience into a positive opportunity for driving adoption and generating real value from technology.

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On-Demand Recording: Gaining Value from Technology – A User Experience Journey

User Experience_Doug Cadell_ Legal Innovation & Tech Fest Technology spending has increased year-over-year, yet much of the benefit doesn’t materialise. Both the lack of adoption and the limited use of applications and technology tools have marginalised implementation success. Importantly, this impacts the ability to get funding for future projects.

Dougless Cadell is the CIO and Global Leader of Innovation Projects at one of the largest law firms in the world.  In this recording from his presentation at Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 he talks about the challenges that Mayer Brown faced, and shares the practical things they did (and that you can do!) to change the user experience into a positive opportunity for driving adoption and generating real value from technology.

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Why You Shouldn’t Make Important Decisions After Lunch

decision making_ Legal Innovation and Tech Fest When we talk about innovation we need to talk about decision making, because ultimately, throughout the innovation process you’re making important decisions. Certainly, when you’re thinking about which ideas to progress or which to leave behind, you want your decision making abilities to be at their most effective.

Ever wondered why, when on diet and faced with the decision of an apple or Tim Tam, it’s always harder to resist the biscuit in the afternoon than in the morning?  Well, it’s because of a little thing called decision fatigue – which is actually a massive area of research in cognitive science. And the problem is that it affects your more important decisions too.

At the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017, Dr Amantha Imber, Founder of Inventium and co-creator of the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies List, told us more about the concept of decision fatigue and gave us some helpful tools to consciously ensure better decision making processes.

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On-Demand Recording: Innovation Survivor: How to Outwit, Outthink and Outlast

Innovation

It is our ability to generate breakthrough solutions to business challenges that enables us to outthink, outsmart and outlast our competitors.

At Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2016, Dr Amantha Imber, Founder of Inventium and co-creator of the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies List, took the audience through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and intelligent thinking.

Her presentation was packed full of interesting anecdotes and practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking within organisations.

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5 Things Every Legal Professional Should Know About AI

Artificial Intelligence_Legal Innovation & Tech FestI have this ongoing, love-hate relationship with the portrayal of artificial intelligence for the law in the media. Almost without exception the articles are accompanied by a futuristic image, like a robot carrying a briefcase saying “Is this going to be the lawyer of the future?”. This leaves people either with a dystopian, scared vision of the future, or an overexcited sense of where the world is going. And it completely falls short of the reality.

The reality of AI in the legal industry is not going to be some sort of sci-fi looking robot. It’s going to be happening as part of the work our teams are doing each day and embedded in the software and hardware we use to do that work. Here’s a summary of some early observations about AI that I presented during Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 that are based on the experiences we have had in experimenting with and implementing elements of AI at Gilbert + Tobin.

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How Telstra’s Legal Team Saved 40,000 Hours

Telstra Legal Innovation WorkshopsIn 2016 Telstra Legal partnered with Herbert Smith Freehills to run a series of design thinking workshops and innovation sprints to tackle a set of productivity opportunities. This collaboration resulted in a saving of a staggering 40,000 lawyer hours and recognition by Financial Times of Telstra Legal as Asia Pac’s most innovative legal department for 2016.  In 2017 Telstra built further on this body of work and was recognised as an ACC Value Champion.  Telstra has also been shortlisted in two innovation categories in the up-coming International Legal Technology Association awards.

Mick Sheehy is General Counsel – Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy at Telstra. He revealed how they ran the forums and how they achieved this phenomenal time saving during Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017. Here’s a summary.

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On Demand Recording: Turning Innovative Ideas into Results – Why Collaboration is Critical to Success

Telstra Legal Innovation_Legal Innovation & Tech FestIn 2016 Telstra Legal were awarded the title of Most Innovative In-House Legal Department in Asia Pac by the Financial Times. In his presentation at Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 Mick Sheehy, General Counsel – Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy, shared the story of Telstra’s journey to innovative greatness.

It’s a story of willingness to change, to collaborate, to take action and to measure results.

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On-Demand Recording: Open Innovation – Creating a Strategy that Benefits Clients, the Firm and the Industry

CorrsChambersWestgarthPurchasing 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.

Download this On-Demand session from Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 to hear Graeme Grovum, a leader at Corrs, explain how combining internal legal expertise with complementary external knowledge to create new products, have benefited 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.

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