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  • Jeff Nischwitz

    President

    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

    Technology and Humanity: the next 10 years (and why the future is better than you may think) Humans and technology are increasingly intertwining: bots that understand natural language and can ‘learn’, intelligent digital assistants handling an…

  • 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…

  • Brandon Ransley

    UK Managing Partner

    Dentons

    Brandon Ransley is the UK Managing Partner of Dentons having been in the role since 1 December 2010.  As such, working closely with the CEO for the UK & Middle East offices he is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s strategy in the UK.  He is…

  • David Morley

    Chairman

    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…

  • Jane Bradbury

    Head of Knowledge & Information

    Slaughter & May

    Jane is responsible for the Knowledge & Information department at Slaughter and May and is part of the Business Services Leadership Team. The department includes both a central team and a team embedded in various fee earning parts of the business. Increasin…

  • Jay Connolly

    Global Chief Talent Officer

    Dentons

    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…

  • Tony Reid

    CTO, Financial Services Business Unit

    Hitachi

    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…

  • David Anderson

    Head of Corporate Services / Company Secretary

    St John's Buildings Ltd

    David joined St John’s Buildings (SJB) in 2008 after five years working at the Bar Council in roles including remuneration policy and as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Bar. His experience includes working on the Bar Council team responsible for the…

  • Iain Johnston

    Chief Operating Officer

    Hill Dickinson LLP

    Iain has enjoyed over 25 years in leading fast growing or rapidly changing people businesses. In a career spanning technology, marketing, and professional services firms, including 3 IPOs, Iain has been founder, CEO, Chairman and Non-Executive Director in a r…

  • Clare Kennedy

    Regional Chief Operating Officer for Western Europe (excl. UK and Germany)

    Linklaters

    A chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience within leading professional services organisations.  Clare has spent the last 17 years providing strategic, financial and commercial advice to the business through various roles within Linklaters.  Pr…

  • Steven Rowan

    Chief Financial Officer

    Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

    Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte) in London before moving initially to a small merchant bank where he acted as the FD’s financial projects resource. He followed that FD to Dentons and then spent the next 11 ye…

  • Edward Gordon-Hall

    Head of Finance

    Edwin Coe

    Having initially qualified as an accountant with Moores Rowland International, Edward Gordon-Hall moved into law in 1998 and has since held FD/CFO roles with Lewis Silkin and Olswang. In addition he was Practice Director at Kilburn & Strode, a firm of paten…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director & Head of Development

    DWF Ventures

    As Managing Director and Head of Development at DWF Ventures, Jonathan is responsible for generating new ideas, delivering R&D priorities and supporting early growth services. In a rapidly changing legal market his major focus is working with clients to d…

  • Sadie Baron

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Reed Smith

    With the firm fighting at its best, Reed Smith’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sadie Baron’s mission is to tell the world the Reed Smith story, and for those who know Sadie, know she won’t stop until she does. For Sadie, it’s using her 15-year…

  • Ian Connett

    Legal Director

    Collective

    Ian Connett, Esq. is currently the Legal Director of Collective, a major ad-tech company focusing on programmatic and data driven advertising. Prior to joining Collective, Ian served as the Corporate Counsel of Westcon Group, a $6B global technology di…

  • Karl Chapman

    CEO

    Riverview Law

    Karl is Chief Executive of Riverview Law and has a long pedigree in starting, growing and managing successful companies. After reading law at Birmingham University, Karl joined Guinness Mahon Investment Management (GMIM) in 1985. In 1987 he was Money Observer…

  • Kerry Westland

    Head of Innovation and Legal Technology

    Addleshaw Goddard

    Kerry is responsible for driving the use of technology and developing solutions to deliver a wide range of legal work across the Addleshaw Goddard. She set up and manages the Innovation and Legal Technology Team who focus solely on innovative ways of working and t…

  • Mike Osborne

    Executive Chairman

    Databarracks

    Mike Osborne has a 30 year career in IT & Risk most recently as the Managing Director of Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting at UK Company Daisy Group Ltd. During this time Mike was responsible for growing a fledgling Disaster Recovery company into one of…

  • Matthew Newton

    Operations Director

    Oosha

    Matthew is Operations Director and co-founder of Oosha Ltd, a leading cloud desktop and managed IT service provider for the legal sector. Matthew regularly advises law firms on the most effective IT strategies to help them modernise, stay compliant and manag…

  • Chris Butlin

    Director - Professional Services CIM

    Pitney Bowes

    Chris Butlin is director of professional services for Customer Information Management at Pitney Bowes. Chris is responsible for setting the vision and plan for the CIM Professional Services organisation, executing an innovative and efficient approach to he…

  • Adam Stewart

    Director, Technical Services

    Introhive

    Adam has over 20 years’ experience helping professional services firms & Fortune 500 companies be more productive while generating more revenue. Adam currently leads marketing and sales enablement efforts at Introhive. Introhive’s Relations…

  • Graham Richardson

    Head of Consulting / Partner

    Eversheds

    Graham is the Head of Eversheds Sutherland Consulting which was launched in 2011. A qualified lawyer for over 20 years and a litigator by background, Graham has been a Partner with Eversheds Sutherland for more than 16 years and sits on the Eversheds Sutherland Se…

  • Sheila Gormley

    Director of Business Development

    Repstor

    Sheila has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, 15 of which have been working with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution companies, specialising in Legal and Regulated markets. A computing science graduate from the University of Ulster, She…

  • Barry Talbot

    Managing Director

    Informance

    Barry Talbot is the managing director of Informance – a Qlik Elite Solution Provider with extensive knowledge of the legal sector. His role is to deliver the Qlik platform to law firms who want to stay ahead of the competition and improve efficiency, produc…

  • Geoff Hornsby

    General Manager, EMEA

    iManage

    Geoff is the General Manager for iManage in EMEA. In this role he looks after all operations in EMEA including development, support, sales, partner management and marketing. Geoff was part of the original iManage team and has been with the company for 15 years. Pr…

  • Alan Browne

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    DocuSign

  • Fraser Mayfield

    Programme Director - EMEA

    Iridium Technology LLC

    Fraser Mayfield is a leading technologist with 15 years experience working in the global legal market, with a proven track record of bringing complex enterprise software to market. As Director of EMEA for Iridium Technology he works closely with the growing num…

  • Emily Foges

    CEO

    Luminance

    Emily has 20 years’ experience of growing and scaling up technology-led businesses. First as a management consultant, and then with Betfair, BT and Equifax, she built teams to drive acquisition strategy and then delivered the integration, including the dev…

  • Connor Kinnear

    CMO

    Passle

    Connor Kinnear is a marketer with over 15 years of experience, from blue chip companies to tech startups. Connor has worked and consulted with some of the biggest brands in the world, helping them to drive deeper engagement with their customers through social med…

  • Andy Tipton

    Mobile Product Manager

    Appurity

    Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the IT industry, with roles including product management, agile development IT, partner management and software sales. Andrew leads the product and development team. He helps customers develop their a…

  • Barry Vickery

    General Manager of Corporate Services

    InfoTrack

    Barry Vickery is the General Manager of Corporate Services and has over 20 years’ experience in providing innovative solutions to the corporate market in the UK and Australia. Barry joined the InfoTrack UK team in June 2016 and is responsible for the strategic…

  • Rachel Khiara

    Partner

    RSM

    Rachel Khiara is a Partner at RSM Legal LLP and head of the corporate and partnerships legal team. She advises on innovative and high-profile transactions in the regulated legal sector, and has a notable specialism in advising SRA regulated multi-disciplinary…

  • Ben Nicholson

    Director of Strategy

    sharedo by slicedbread

    Ben Nicholson is co-founder of slicedbread and is the Director of Strategy for the innovative case and matter management platform, sharedo. Ben has more than 20 years’ experience. Starting his career at PwC, Ben has been involved in a series of technology star…

  • Steve Marshall

    Chief Operating Officer

    Risk-X

    Steve is a world class consultant and business executive that has focused on high profile projects for the government and leading commercial organisations. Steve specialises in business consulting, payments, compliance, breach clean-up, enterprise archi…

  • Richard Tucker

    Managing Director

    Peerless IT

    Richard started life as an Engineer in Australia’s telecommunications provider before progressing to the role of Telecommunications Manager for the city of Canberra, the capital of Australia, with responsibility for the telecommunications of 14,000 gov…

  • Irmantas Levanas

    Account Executive, EMEA

    Clio

    Irmantas Levanas is an Account Executive in Clio’s EMEA office. He spends every day talking to UK and European lawyers, understanding their pain points, and offering sound advice and solutions on how they can improve the efficiency of their practice. Irm…

  • Graham Cluley

    Security Analyst

    grahamcluley.com

    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

    CEO

    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…

  • Mo Cashman

    Principle Engineer

    McAfee

    Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As a Principle Engineer and at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals, helps drive company technical strategy and advises our largest global customers on cyber secu…

  • Amar Singh

    Founder, Cyber Management Alliance

    Chair, ISACA’s UK Security Advisory Group

    Amar Singh is an industry influencer and leader, founder of a not-for-profit organisation Give01Day.com and the Cyber Management Alliance and Chair of ISACA’s UK Security Advisory Group. Amar is engaged as a trusted business and cyber security advisor, men…

  • Peter Wright

    Solicitor & Managing Director

    DigitalLawUK

    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…

  • Sue Diver

    Head of Information Security & Data Protection

    Clarke Willmott

    Sue moved to the Legal Services arena when she joined Clarke Willmott in April 2016. Prior to that she spent most of her career within major financial services organisations creating holistic and cross functional  teams to provide strategic information secu…

  • Brennan Torregrossa

    Vice President & Associate General Counsel

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Brennan Torregrossa is Vice President and Associate General Counsel in GlaxoSmithKline’s litigation department. Brennan also serves as the Head of GSK’s Global External Legal Relations Team (GELRT). GELRT is a cross functional team devoted to secu…

  • Antonio Suarez-Martinez

    Assistant General Counsel

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Antonio Suarez-Martinez started his career as a trainee at DJ Freeman qualifying in 2002 and becoming a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Department at Edwards Wildman law firm in 2011 where he acted for Governments on public international, arbitral and ass…

  • Ian Hughes

    Analyst, Internet of Things

    451 Research Ltd

    Ian Hughes is an Internet of Things analyst at 451 Research, with over 28 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant. Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998, social media in 2004, and influential in virtual-wor…

  • NCSC Senior Speaker Representatives

    The NCSC is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online. The NCSC was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through tech…

  • Mark Leiser

    Lecturer in Law

    University of Leicester

    Mark Leiser is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester and has lectured Internet Governance, Intellectual Property, and Privacy/Crime/Security on the Masters Programme, and Intellectual Property, Company and Commercial Law to the undergraduates a…

  • Jenny Radcliffe

    Founder, Jenny Radcliffe

    Head of Social Engineering, Training & Consultancy

    Jenny Radcliffe is an expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception. She speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineer…

  • Joel Windels

    VP of Marketing

    Wandera

    Joel is VP Marketing at Wandera, one of the fastest-growing mobile security companies in the world. Wandera provides Enterprise Mobile Security and Data Management for hundreds of global businesses, including KPMG, Bloomberg and Deloitte. Prior to joining W…

  • Dave Mahon

    Chief Security Officer

    CenturyLink

    David (Dave) Mahon was appointed Chief Security Officer for CenturyLink, Inc. in April 2011. He is responsible for enterprise wide security strategy, information security, cyber defense, critical infrastructure protection, physical security, network fr…

  • Dave Palmer

    Director of Technology

    Darktrace

    Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure s…

  • Jon Gould

    IT Director

    Blake Morgan