Agenda Day 1
8:00 am - 9:00 am WELCOME, REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKSRichard Tromans - Founder, Tromans Consulting, The Artificial Lawyer
9:15 am - 9:45 am HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE FUTURE OF AIChristina Blacklaws - Vice President, The Law Society of England and Wales
- Focus on how AI is changing the nature of cases we are dealing with as solicitors
- Assessing the significance of algorithms and AI on the principles of digital rights, digital identity and the criminal justice system.
- Reflections from the Law Society’s Public Policy Forum on algorithms and the justice system
Christina BlacklawsVice President
The Law Society of England and Wales
9:45 am - 10:15 am HOW IS AI REVOLUTIONISING THE LEGAL PROFESSIONEmily Foges - Chief Executive Officer, Luminance
- Luminance and the latest advances in machine learning
- How new-generation AI is giving lawyers back control
- A live demonstration of Luminance
- Luminance in action: case studies and quantifiable results
Emily FogesChief Executive Officer
10:15 am - 10:45 am MORNING BREAK & NETWORKING
10:45 am - 11:15 am FACTORS ALTERING TRADITIONAL BILLING MODELSKaryn Harty - Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
- Overview of the US picture where GCs are forcing change from the billable hour
- Alternative ways of measuring value
- Proposals for new pricing models in a world without the billable hour
11:15 am - 11:45 am INNOVATION CASE STUDY – PRACTICE INNOVATION AND AI AT WHITE & CASEAlicia Hardy - Director of Professional Support, London, White & Case
Monet Fauntleroy - Senior Practice Innovation Manager, White & Case LLP
- Where have been on our journey so far, what are the drivers for adopting legal AI and how is that changing?
- What are the challenges that we have and are facing and how are we addressing them?
- Where have we been successful and why do we think that is, and the opposite?
- What are we expecting to need to focus on over the next six to 12 months?
Alicia HardyDirector of Professional Support, London
White & Case
Monet FauntleroySenior Practice Innovation Manager
White & Case LLP
11:45 am - 12:30 pm SHIFTING THE FOCUS AWAY FROM TECHNOLOGY: ARE WE EVEN ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?Jon Jansen Alder - General Counsel, Simplyhealth
Tony Thiaray - Independent Legal Counsel, Formerly London City Airport
Paulina Jedwabska - Head of Information Governance and Departmental Records Officer, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
David Kemp - Formerly General Counsel, Asset and Wealth Management, Schroders
AI technologies, are unequivocally the latest trend set to revolutionise the way legal teams work, both in terms of the digital infrastructure as well as operationally. However, with such focus on technology itself, are we running before we can walk, and should we not start with process? After all, it’s difficult to be tech-enabled without it! In this panel session, we explore the opinions of a select range of GC’s, offering their views on where to start, what should we be asking, and how we can use AI tools to build value for the business. Such topics for debate include:
- What skills do we need to embrace innovation and technology?
- What should we be prioritising and what should we be expecting?
- How willing are we to embrace technology and rethink processes?
- Are we too risk averse, or do we need to take a leap of faith to progress?
- Do existing solutions answer the challenges, or are they creating more problems?
Jon Jansen AlderGeneral Counsel
Tony ThiarayIndependent Legal Counsel
Formerly London City Airport
Paulina JedwabskaHead of Information Governance and Departmental Records Officer
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
David KempFormerly General Counsel, Asset and Wealth Management
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm A.I. AND THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGED DOCUMENT REVIEWKelly Atherton - Director of Analytics and Managed Review, NightOwl Discovery
In the last decade, the integration of machine learning into the managed document review process has garnered much attention in the legal community given the time and cost efficiencies realized over a manual linear review. This session will focus on how technology has changed review workflows over time and examine where we are now with the technology, the benefits and limitations of integrating machine learning with managed document review, and our recommendations on best practices to integrate machine learning into your next managed document review project.
Kelly AthertonDirector of Analytics and Managed Review
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm COMBINED INTELLIGENCE: WHY AI + HUMANS ARE BETTER THAN EITHER ON THEIR OWNKevin Miller - Chief Executive Officer, LegalSifter
James Touzel - Partner, TLT LLP
While there is a lot of activity in legal AI, it is still in its infancy, the true potential likely to be felt in 2019. To date benefits are largely limited to document profiling –finding contracts where particular legal concepts are present or missing, and risk rating. The big leap forward will be when clients trust AI to advise on contracts. This goes to the heart of what lawyers do. This session will consider the potential of AI to provide legal advice on commercial contracts, the challenges and benefits, and how “combined intelligence” can be a solution
Kevin MillerChief Executive Officer
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm LEGAL AI: SETTING EXPECTATIONS & ENGAGING THE BOARDJonathan Patterson - Managing Director & Head of Development, DWF
- Getting the story straight on ROI
- Gaining buy-in at Board level and with senior sponsors
- Building momentum – little and often or big bang?
Jonathan PattersonManaging Director & Head of Development
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm FUTURE CHALLENGES DISCUSSION: WHAT DOES THE AI-ENABLED LEGAL SERVICE TEAM OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?Mr Jeffrey Brandt - Chief Information Officer and Editor, Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk
The changing legal landscape is driving innovation in legal service delivery and AI tools will be a big part of that. Just as eDiscovery has fundamentally transformed the way complex litigation support is performed, over the next decade, artificial intelligence will transform transactional and advisory practice teams. Traditional players will be reduced in number and shift their focus while new players (e.g., data scientists, linguists, and AI dev/ops specialists) will become critical participants. This session will use aspects of design thinking and apply those models to designing the AI-enabled legal service team of the future, helping ensure firms achieve a return on their AI investments.
Mr Jeffrey BrandtChief Information Officer and Editor
Jackson Kelly PLLC and Pinhawk
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK & NETWORKING
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm LAWYERS, THE FUTURE IS NOW! – CREATING SCALABILITY AND NEW MARKETS BY INNOVATION AND LEGAL TECHJeroen De Man - Advocaat, De Groote De Man
- SaaP, Service as a product, a must have in the legal business
- NPS and customer centricity are key in an evolving online legal market
- Creating scalability by building/investing in legal tools. A unified European -legal market opens opportunities for every European lawyer
- Small law firms need to consolidate. Mid-cap and big associations need to think as companies/entrepreneurs with a long term vision and means to invest in future technology
- “Automatization in a first phase to automate procedures that are easy to automate”
Jeroen De ManAdvocaat
De Groote De Man