This just in from Daniel Pollick, CIO and director of transformation at DLA Piper:

 

The news is beginning to seep out, so I thought it the right time to tell friends and colleagues in the industry and beyond.

I’m leaving DLA Piper on 23 March, after just over 23 years at the firm. It’s been quite a ride…..

As for what comes next, I have no idea. At the moment I feel almost delirious at the prospect of several months of doing not much at all. It will be the first time for more than 30 years that I have had more than 2 weeks off, I think.

I do have some plans, including:

· catching up on my MSc, on which I embarked so boldly and complacently a few months ago
· repaying some of the amazing support I have had from my wife over the years
· taking my dad on a cruise

After that, who knows? I may find myself unable to break free of the closed ecosystem that is the legal IT community, or perhaps I might see if I can do something completely different.

If you’d like to catch up, for a drink, a chat, or anything else, you can find me on LinkedIn, or via my mobile number below which will stay with me, or at my personal email address. [details withheld here]

Many thanks to you all for your friendship and collegiality over the years.

 

We have been aware of Daniel’s impending departure since just after our Legal Leaders IT Forum in Gleneagles, where Daniel gave a talk – without a doubt the highlight of the conference – on the ‘Not Petya’ global cyber incident that affected DLA along with many other corporates worldwide. We will bring you the highlights shortly of that talk, in which Daniel shared invaluable insights into the lessons learned.