STF to kick off next week in Marbella

Legal Week’s Strategic Technology Forum Europe 2019 in Marbella next week will bring together legal technology leaders from across the EMEA region as attendees gather to discuss the future of legal service delivery as well as topical subjects such as the ethics of AI.

The conference on 19-21 June 2019, chaired by Abby Ewen, IT Director, BLM, and Stephanie Hamon, former managing director, head of external engagement at Barclays, will bring together legal IT heads from across the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, France, Spain, Denmark, and the UAE, with Posse Herrera Ruiz also attending from Colombia.

Some of the key topics include:

The Future of Legal Service Delivery: Should the law firm and client collaborate to redesign the legal service delivery process? Does the client know what they want? Who is, and should be driving innovation & change?

Showcasing Innovation to the Client/Giving Your Firm a Competitive Edge: How can leaders of innovation convince their firm to showcase their work to the client?

How can you find the right people to work in your IT department? Chaired by Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill, a three-strong panel will ask ‘How should your current talent be developed and encouraged towards innovation?’
And, very on point given the Law Society’s recent report on the use of algorithms in the criminal justice system and its ongoing research, Professor Lilian Edwards chair of law, innovation and society at Newcastle University, will talk about the ethics of AI and the risks involved in developing increasingly sophisticated algorithms.

We also like the session on diversity and unconscious bias: ‘Challenging a huge issue in the legal tech industry’ (yes, it is huge), which is being led by Belen Bautista, office manager at Latham & Watkins in Spain and David Aird, IT Director at DAC Beachcroft.

Other speakers include Katie DeBord, global chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Karen Jacks, IT director at Bird & Bird. For the full list of speakers and to see the agenda in full click here.

If you want to attend there is still time to sign up, contact:

The full list of firms attending are:

United Kingdom – Berrymans Lace Mawer, Brodies, Bird & Bird, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Cripps, DAC Beachcroft, DWF, Eversheds Sutherland, Gowling WLG, Hill Dickinson, Howard Kennedy, Latham & Watkins, Maples & Calder, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Osborne Clarke, Penningtons Manches, Pinsent Masons, Royds Withy King, RPC & Shoosmiths;

Canada and the United States – Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Bradford & Barthel, Chapman & Cutler, Loeb & Loeb; White & Case;

Ireland – Arthur Cox;

Portugal – PLMJ Advogados;

Belgium – Claeys & Engels;

France – Baker McKenzie, CMS;

Spain – Clifford Chance, Cuatrecasas, Latham & Watkins, Roca Junyent, Uria Menendez;

Denmark – Bech-Bruun, Horten and KromannReumert, Plesner;

Colombia – Posse Herrera Ruiz;

United Arab Emirates – Al Tamimi & Company