Netlaw Media are delighted to present the Keynote Speakers and Chairpersons for the European Legal Security Forum / London Law Expo 2017.

The Agendas are currently in production. Further speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks’.

  • Prof. Stephen Mayson

    Honorary Professor of Law

    University College London

    For more than 30 years, Professor Stephen Mayson has advised law firms around the world on issues of strategy, economics, ownership, and valuation. He has a particular interest in the reconfiguration of the legal world being driven by competition and the Legal S…

  • Jeff Nischwitz


    The Nischwitz Group

    From successful large law firm partner to founder of his own entrepreneurial law firm, Jeff Nischwitz successfully built a client base while practicing law and building a law firm. Jeff has “walked the walk” as a large firm partner, as a solo practitioner, an…

  • Gerd Leonhard

    Futurist & Keynote Speaker, Author, Future Strategist & CEO

    The Futures Agency

    Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future,
    ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors…

  • Ian Jeffery

    Chief Executive

    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ian Jeffery is the Chief Executive of Lewis Silkin LLP having previously been the Managing Partner.   He combines skills and experience as a specialist IP and technology lawyer with over a decade of senior management experience and an MBA from a London Business…

  • Janet Day

    Independent Consultant

    Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice look…

  • Jason Plant

    Head of Lawyer Technology

    DLA Piper

    Jason is Head of Lawyer Technology at DLA Piper. After starting his IT career in the utilities industry, Jason now has twenty years’ experience in Legal IT. He began the legal IT journey as a developer working on case management software for personal injury clai…

  • David Morley


    Elaghmore LLP

    Winning three successive leadership elections, David led Allen & Overy LLP 2003-16. During his leadership revenue close to doubled from £666m to £1.28bn (2005-15) with profits up 133% from £245m to £579m over the same period; including seven consecut…

  • Jay Connolly

    Global Chief Talent Officer


    Jay Connolly is the Global Chief Talent Officer for Dentons and responsible for the human resources, recruiting and learning/professional development functions, delivering best practices and ensuring consistent standards across all geographies. He advi…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Development Director


    Jonathan is responsible for Research & Development and Innovation at DWF. This increasingly means working with teams of lawyers and clients on the design of new legal services and the practical use of technology. A particular area of experience is working w…

  • Tony Reid

    CTO, Financial Services Business Unit


    Tony Reid has performed many different roles in his 25 year career with Hitachi from General Manager of the UK business to managing the integration of a South African acquisition. Reid is currently the CTO of Hitachi Data Systems Financial Services Business Unit…

  • Graham Cluley

    Security Analyst


    Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Vir…

  • Sir John Sawers

    Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service

    Sir John Sawers is the former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also known as MI6). During his tenure, he modernised the Service and led it through major changes in operations, technology, and public accountability. In presentations, Sawe…

  • FC


    Redacted Firm

    FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He started at a young age when computers were growing in popularity and the hacker scene was in its infancy. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls…

  • Peter Wright

    Solicitor & Managing Director


    Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cyber Security and Social Media Law. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creative a…