Wednesday, 31 October 2018


These sessions are exclusive to Conference Pass holders.

8:30am – 9:00am

Main conference registration opens

9:00am – 9:05am

Welcome remarks from the Event Partner

9:05am – 9:15am

Opening remarks: Embracing the fourth industrial revolution: Where will technology take us?

Lyria Bennett Moses – Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney; Director, Allens Hub for Technology (Law & Innovation)

9:15am – 10:15am

Case study – Fuse: an innovation and collaboration space for legal, deal & reg tech

In September 2017, Allen & Overy launched Fuse to provide a venue for tech companies, Allen & Overy lawyers, technologists and clients to collaborate, develop and test legal regulatory and deal-related solutions. To date, thirteen tech companies have participated in Fuse. This case study will present how Fuse has been instrumental in:

  • Creating a “tech radar” to help educate about tech-enabled solutions for legal, transactional and regulatory challenges faced by firms and clients
  • Fostering engagement with technology among lawyers and clients – crystallising ideas that may already exist and prompting responses to the opportunities that technology presents

Jonathan Brayne – Partner, Allen & Overy


Morning refreshment break

10:45am – 11:30am

The ever evolving world of blockchain

As global companies begin to embrace blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency, lawyers must ensure they are up to date with the latest development:

  • Explore real life use cases of blockchain and smart contracts
  • How will law firms be leveraging blockchain and smart contract technology over the next five years?
  • Is blockchain cryptography reliable and secure, and how vulnerable is it to hacking?
  • Do smart contracts have questionable legal status? If they are unstoppable, what happens if a smart contract becomes void?
  • How do you determine liability when a smart contract dispute arises?

Michael Bacina – Partner, Piper Alderman

11:30am – 12:00pm

Event Partner address

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Leading law firms through disruptive change

Disruptive change is inevitable, and must be correctly managed to ensure a smooth transition to new ways of working. What are the tried and tested methods of effective change management?

  • Tried and tested change management strategies that actually work
  • How do you foster innovation amongst traditionalists?
  • Make a good business case: The art of internal sales
  • Overcome change fatigue and empower peers to embrace transformation

Campbell Fisher – Managing Partner, FCB Group


Networking lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Live hack: Daniel Weis, international hacking expert

As one of the world’s first Certified Ethical Hackers, Dan Weis break into corporate and government networks for a living. In a live demonstration, Weiss will show you how corporate systems are hacked and share insight into the common weaknesses of law firm networks.

Daniel Weis – Lead Penetration Tester & Security Specialist, Kiandra IT

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Cybersecurity: Risks and protection strategies for your firm

In a world where hacking, fraud and data breaches are critical business risks, how do you make sure your information is secure?

  • How can you maintain the integrity of privileged data?
  • Examine the risks of cyberespionage, cyberterrorism and ransomware attacks: What are they, and are you vulnerable?
  • Step-by-step guide to surviving a hack
  • What security measures do you need to have in place in order to protect your firm from cyber threats?

Priya George – CEO & Security Evangelist, NIMIS Cybersecurity


Afternoon refreshment break

3:45pm – 4:30pm

PANEL: Cutting edge developments in AI legal technology

Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the way we do business, and the legal profession is not immune. What are the latest cutting edge developments in AI legal technology, and how can you leverage them?

  • Can you simplify the e-discovery process with AI?
  • Will AI increase the profitability of law firms, or put jobs at risk?
  • What are the latest developments in interactive client-facing AI systems?
  • Can you really rely on AI to review contracts?


Adrian Cartland – Principal, Cartland Law; Creator, Aililra

Athol Birtley – CTO & Co-Founder, Settify

Caryn Sandler – Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer, Gilbert + Tobin


Networking drinks & Tech fest


Conference concludes