Wednesday, 31 October 2018

These sessions are available to all ticket holders.

10:05am – 10:35am

Tech talks registration opens

10:35am – 10:45am

Welcome & opening remarks from the Tech Talk Chair

David Bushby – Managing Director, Lexoo Australia; Founder, Law Hackers

10:45am – 11:15am

Tech Talk 1: Understanding the financial and legal ramifications of a “Paperless” office. Don’t risk it!

Data is the life-blood of your firm, whether it be physical, digital or cloud based. If you lose control of your data, you could lose control of your firm.

  • How do you reliably process, preserve and access information without compromising its integrity?
  • How are leading firms harnessing and extracting information to improve productivity and make better business decisions?
  • Privacy: are you doing enough to protect your sensitive data from accidental and malicious threats?

Brendon Hill – Head of Solution Consultants (APAC), Nuix

David Saunders – Regional Manager, Fileman Cost Recovery

11:15am – 11:45pm

Tech Talk 2: Digital ecosystems for the future firm

In a world of ever-changing technology, are you up-to-date with the latest industry insights? Explore cutting-edge technology research and discuss the upcoming trends influencing the sector in this insightful session:

  • How is technology a key enabler to drive connectivity and efficiency in practice?
  • How can you leverage new technology to increase client experience?
  • How are cutting-edge firms investing in innovation?
  • What does the current legal tech ecosystem look like?

David Hobley – Chief Information Officer, GlobalX

11:45pm – 12:15pm

Tech Talk 3: 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. Find out how you can use innovation to:

  • Gain the advantages of being an early adopter
  • Implement better risk management practices
  • Improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Engage and motivate your employees
  • Drive new business to your firm

Darran Wilson – GM of Sales, InfoTrack

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Tech Talk 4: Innovative solutions for today’s legal firms

Today’s world is fast paced and needs tools to help ensure you get the most out of your day. This session will discuss leading-edge technological solutions for busy lawyers.

  • Time-saving tips and tricks
  • Managing your law firm to ensure it is efficient and flexible
  • The latest solutions that could be implemented at your firm

Brendan Smart – CEO, LEAP Legal Software


Networking lunch

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Tech Talk 5: Global trends: How is electronic evidence being handled?

In this insightful session we will examine global trends in the handling and storing of electronic evidence, in both litigation and investigation:

  • How far have we come from “traditional” linear review?
  • How will machine learning impact the balance between human review and AI review?
  • How has continuous active learning (CAL) augmented technology assisted review?
  • How has e-discovery contributed to the surge of cloud-stored evidence?

Daniel Kavan – Business Development Director, KLDiscovery

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Tech Talk 6: Can an ‘artificial human’ emulate empathy and intellect?

Creating a great client experience with an ‘artificial human’ is notoriously difficult, however research shows there are some key humanlike elements which can be leveraged to enhance engagement:

  • How are cutting-edge chatbots being used in the real world?
  • Is the relational virtual agent a game-changer?
  • The business case for virtual agents: Evidence-based, research-backed
  • Leveraging technology for your firm: How can you improve your client experience with virtual agents?

Matt Francis – Marketing & Solutions Manager, Clevertar

Tanya Newhouse – CEO, Clevertar

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?

Jeremy Levy – COO, Witz 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?


Athol Birtley – CTO & Co-Founder, Settify

Adrian Cartland – Principal, Cartland Law; Creator, Aililra


David Bushby – Managing Director, Lexoo Australia; Founder, Law Hackers


Tech Den & Networking drinks