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Legal Leaders IT Forum Gleneagles countdown – our fabulous speaker line-up!

With just a few days to go until our GlenLegal annual CIO conference at Gleneagles kicks off, here is our fabulous speaker line-up, many of whom will also help us lead workshops on the topics being discussed. Hashtag #GlenLegal & @GlenLegal.

With just a few days to go until our GlenLegal annual CIO conference at Gleneagles kicks off, here is our fabulous speaker line-up, many of whom will also help us lead workshops on the topics being discussed. Hashtag #GlenLegal & @GlenLegal.

Firstly, with huge thanks to our chairman and moderator Mark Whitley, founder of Trinity House Advisory and former COO of Norton Rose Fulbright







Giving our AI Keynote is none other than  Jie Zhang, Research Director, Gartner who will present a state of nation keynote on the shape of the AI landscape within legal.








On a panel discussing the practical application of AI – how is it being used in the legal sector and what, if anything has already been learned (no futuristic twaddle here):

Jo Sherman, CEO & Founder, EDT








Dene Rowe, Director of Product Development (Partner), Keoghs










Milos Kresojevic, Founder, AI Legal Labs







Jeevan D’Silva, General Counsel, T-Systems










Reflecting a huge demand from last year’s delegates is our Pricing Panel Discussionincluding asking how firms prioritise their IT expenditure, how they work smarter and how they demonstrate ROI. Our speakers are:

Mohammed Ajaz, Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence, National Grid










Adam Riley, Sales & Commercial Director, Accenture Strategy








Ian Gilbert, BD Director – Pricing, Strategic Research and Operations, Herbert Smith Freehills










Georgina Thorpe, Pricing Manager, Disputes, Herbert Smith Freehills








Michael van Leeuwen, Pricing Manager, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.










Adrian Avanzato, Head of Pricing, Pinsent Masons











Our Cybersecurity keynote is presented by Daniel Pollick, CIO and Director of Business Transformation, DLA Piper. Global law firm DLA Piper was among organisations across the world affected by a major cyber-attack in June 2017.  Daniel will describe how the firm responded and recovered, followed by a Q&A.








We have further invaluable Cybersecurity Q&A and Workshops and presentations by:

James Ratcliffe, UK Head of Operations, TowerWatch










Scott Cairns, Chief Technology Officer, T-Systems










Our Innovation Panel Discussionas with all other panels – comes in response to delegate demand, and we have challenged two of the brightest minds in the business to discuss what the IT department and the workplace of the future looks like and how technology can support wider innovation:

Derek Southall, Head of Innovation and Digital, Gowling WLG; Founder and CEO of Hyperscale Group










Chris White, Global CIO, Clyde & Co







And discussing process – which workflow solutions are being used to automate processes + how? And is document assembly and automation just part of the solution? We have none other than:

Sarah Barrett-Vane, Managing Director, SBV Consulting & former Director of Legal Operations, Royal Mail










Mike Polson, Director, Ashurst Advance










Barry Rodick, Product Owner, Eversheds Ignite










Engaging your people is a huge challenge, as is creating high performing teams. We’ll hear from those leading the way in using technology to achieve these aims:

Haig Tyler, Chief Information Officer, Herbert Smith Freehills










Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer, White & Case








Richard Tomlinson, Head of Knowledge Architecture and Systems, Berwin Leighton Paisner








Our much anticipated Big Four Panel Discussion will look not just at the threat from the Big Four but what law firms can learn from other professions in terms of applying AI, automation and better processes and discuss what the future competition and shape of the legal market will look like. Our speakers are:

Chaired by Caroline Hill, Editor-in-Chief, Legal IT Insider










Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG UK










Matthew Kellett, Partner, UK Financial Services Law Leader, EY









Implementing wholesale change is never easy. We’ll hear from speakers who have managed the roll out of ERPs LexisOne, Peppermint and SAP, followed by workshop discussions around wider change management challenges:

Mike Giles, Finance Director, Fieldfisher









Jon Gould, IT Director, Blake Morgan











Kim Curran, Global GPMS Consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright










And last but by very no means least, in our cloud panel discussion Microsoft will present its cloud strategy and roadmap for legal; Taylor Wessing, Seddons & NewSignature will offer insights on the ‘How Tos’ and early lessons learned from their experiences of moving to the cloud:

Matt O’Callaghan, Legal Sector Sales Lead, Microsoft









Dan Scarfe, Founder, NewSignature








Richard Skinner, Senior Enterprise Architect, Taylor Wessing








James Temple, IT Director, Seddons











And our fabulous sponsors (*without them this event would not happen) are: