Thursday, 2 November 2017
These sessions are exclusive to Conference Pass holders.
TECH TALK STAGE
These sessions are available to all ticket holders.
8:15am – 8:45am
Main conference registration opens
8:45am – 9:00am
Welcome & opening remarks from the Chairman
Philip Argy – CEO, ArgyStar.com
9:00am – 10:00am
Rise of the machines: How will AI change the face of law?
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are rapidly changing the face of many industries. Just how influential will it be in the legal profession, and what issues could arise from AI implementation?
Cameron Abbott – Partner, K&L Gates
Jim Bulling – Partner, K&L Gates
9:45am – 10:15am
Tech talks registration opens
10:00am – 11:00am
Blockchain: What lies after the hype?
Will the disruptive potential of blockchain be the next ‘internet moment’, or is the technology being over-hyped? Explore the true capabilities of blockchain, and look beyond the hysteria:
Ken Saurajen – Partner, Clayton Utz
Peter Rugg – Senior Associate – Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Clayton Utz
10:15am – 10:20am
Opening remarks from the Tech Talk Chair
Tomoyuki Hachigo – Co-founder, sprintlaw
10:20am – 10:40am
Tech Talk 1: Leveraging technology for strategic firm growth
Law firms embracing technological disruption are poised to be strong market leaders. What strategies are best used to leverage technology for commercial advantage?
Nicholas Carr – Managing Director, Boab IT
10:40am – 11:00am
Tech Talk 2: Automated marketing systems in law firms – cutting through the BS
While many law firms have adopted some form of automation technology into their marketing tool kit, few are able to harness any real benefit to justify the cost. With a new approach, automated marketing can deliver law firms a significant strategic advantage, but you need to be prepared to embrace a new style of marketing.
Jonathan Roberts – Director, One Rabbit
Morning refreshment break
11:30am – 12:15pm
Smart contracts: Is Ethereum going to change the world?
Will an early understanding of smart contracts give law firms a significant competitive edge? Explore smart contract technology, and analyse the arguments it presents:
Annabel Griffin – Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
11:30am – 12:00pm
Tech Talk 3: Insider threats: A pre-emptive approach to protecting sensitive data
There’s a spy amongst us: not words you want uttered in your board room. Employees gone rogue are an increasing threat to the corporate world. Identify red-flag behavioural changes, and find out what measures can be taken to protect client-sensitive data from within.
Julian Claxton – Managing Director, Jayde Consulting
12:05pm – 12:25pm
Tech Talk 4: Technological trends in the legal profession
The Australian legal profession is undergoing rapid change, with a tidal wave of innovation washing through the legal market. Find out which trends are affecting lawyers and what professional bodies are doing to rise to the challenge.
David Hobley – Manager, Information Technology, GlobalX
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Corporate venture capital: Making the right investment choices for your firm
Making informed investment decisions is business critical. Fail to innovate and you could fail to survive – make the wrong choice, and it could have far-reaching repercussions. How should you assess new technology opportunities?
Mary Roberts – Legal Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telstra
12:30pm – 12:50pm
Tech Talk 5: Artificial intelligence and clients: A new way of working
Intelligent client-facing technology is increasingly being used by the legal profession to attract and retain clients. How does it work in practice and what are the traps to avoid?
Max Paterson – Principal and CEO, Settify
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Q+A: The collaboration between LegalVision and Gilbert + Tobin
Hear the coal-face story of this high-profile legal tech collaboration – get the inside scoop on the challenges and achievements they faced on the road to success, and have your questions about tech collaboration answered.
Lachlan McKnight – CEO, LegalVision
Sam Nickless – COO and Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
2:00pm – 2:20pm
Tech Talk 6: Cost-effective tech solutions for firms
Law firms that embrace innovative technology that integrates with practice management software and offsets the cost of managing files into a legitimate disbursement are guaranteed to reduce an overhead expense by 35% or more.
Fiona McLay – Special Counsel, Harris Freidman Lawyers
2:25pm – 2:45pm
Tech Talk 7: Improving process and efficiencies with technology
Learn from one of Australia’s most innovative companies about how your firm can stay agile and drive innovation in the digital age. Innovation is no longer just a buzzword in the legal industry; find out what actions your firm can take to make innovation a priority.
Scott Dunphy-Brown – Sales Program Manager, InfoTrack
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Critical data protection strategies and cybersecurity risks
With no tangible lock and key, the storage of privileged documents and client data in a digital system can come with understandable concerns. How can digital assets be secured, and what should be done in the event of a hack?
David Vaile – Executive Director, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
2:50pm – 3:10pm
Tech Talk 8: The digital age – A new way to find and brief barristers
With over 80 barrister chambers in Sydney it can be quite difficult and time consuming to find a barrister for a matter. Instead of ringing around chambers, a faster more efficient system is now possible using a world-first online digital solution. Explore:
Stephen Foley – Founder/Managing Director, CEO, TA Law
Afternoon refreshment break
3:45pm – 4:45pm
PANEL: Positive change leadership through technological transformation
The Magna Carta was the first legal disrupter, and the law has evolved continually ever since. Correctly managed, disruptive change can foster progress and innovation, but how do you sensitively sway the heel-diggers in order to future-proof your firm?
Andrew Cunningham – Partner, Consulting Soultions and Innovation Leader, MinterEllison
Danny Gilbert – Co-founder and Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Jarred Hardman – CEO and Founder, Crowd & Co.
Dominic Woolrych – CEO, LawPath
Justin Whealing – Partner – Legal Services Manager, Eaton Capital Partners