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Wednesday 1st March

Guest are welcome to arrive at their leisure throughout the course of the day and as detailed below we will be providing two complimentary coaches from Edinburgh airport to Gleneagles at the following times:

14.00 – Coach One
16.00 – Coach Two

The rally point for each coach will be the Starbucks Coffee in the main terminal, one of the Legal IT Insider team will be at the airport and they will guide you to the bus at ten to the hour.

The dress code for the entire event is smart casual.

The event will formerly commence with a pre-dinner drinks reception at 18.30 followed by dinner and networking:

15.00 – Guest/Room Check-in
18.30 – Opening Drinks Reception and Networking
19.30 – Dinner
21.00 – Informal Networking

Thursday 2nd March

07.00 – 08.30 – Breakfast
08.30 – 09.00 – Pre-Conference Coffee

The legal sector is facing disruption from clients and from tech-led innovation and unless law firms have a strategy, that disruption will come from directions they previously could not imagine.

This conference will draw together clients to discuss how they are using technology to drive change; and high profile speakers from the likes of Microsoft to talk about the practical shape that innovation may take. Legal tech visionary and now AI-investor Mike Lynch will discuss how the sector has, is and will be disrupted, while senior professional services heads David Cullen-Jones and David Potts from Accenture will talk about examples of large scale disruption and innovation outside of legal and how corporates – including Accenture itself – are responding to the challenges. Last but by no means least, we will hear about advances in AI from the CTO of triple IBM Watson accredited company Volume Global, which is one of the few companies to have taken artificially intelligent applications to market and one of the only businesses to have resident robots -one of which will be in attendance at Gleneagles.

– 09.00 – 09.15 – Setting the Scene – Mike Rebeiro, Global Head of Technology and Innovation at Norton Rose Fulbright

Mike will talk about the challenges facing the profession from widespread disruption and the potential consequences for those who choose to ignore it.

– 09.15 – 10.00Hans Albers, Chief of Staff/Head of World Wide Legal Operations at Juniper Networks International B.V.

Juniper Networks’ legal team has put technology at the heart of an extensive transformation programme. Hans will set out his vision as to how the legal department will run and interact with external counsel going forward.

– 10.00 – 10.45Stéphanie Hamon, Head of Commercial Management, Managing Director at Barclays

For Barclays, the fact that its panel law firms provide excellent legal advice is a hygiene factor. In a new era for external legal services providers, the emphasis is now on innovation, legal process management and technological collaboration. However, Hamon will give us insight into how one or two old fashioned values still give firms the edge.

– 10.45 – 11.30Coffee Break and Networking

– 11.30 – 12.15David Cullen-Jones, Managing Director and David Potts, Director at Accenture

Accenture managing director David Cullen-Jones and director David Potts will talk about the impact of digital disruption on corporates that have seen their market cap drop as they lack the agility to move quickly to respond to market changes. They will also discuss how Accenture has disrupted itself, with analytics and insight at the heart of that transformation programme. Recent research by Accenture has shown that managing your people is key to all of this and Cullen-Jones and Potts will discuss these findings and how understanding and working with millennials is key.

– 12.15 – 13.45Lunch and Networking

– 13.45 – 14.30Mike Lynch, Founder of Invoke Capital and technology Entrepreneur

Lynch, a legal technology visionary and one of the biggest names in the software business, will give us an overview of how the sector is being disrupted and how that disruption will accelerate with the advent of AI and machine learning-based solutions. Lynch’s investment vehicle Invoke Capital is focussed on investing in disruptive technologies, including due diligence tool Luminance.

– 14.30 – 15.15Steven Grier, Country Manager (Scotland) at Microsoft

Grier, who is Country Manager for Microsoft in Scotland and a 17-year senior evangelist for Microsoft technology, will give an in-depth view of Microsoft’s current technology strategy and thinking around several innovation areas including cloud services like Office365 and Azure, where we’ll take a look at challenges and approaches to adoption, security, assurance and change management futures along with several other key technology areas including AI, accessibility, hardware futures  and mobility platforms. We will be asking delegates to send us their questions for Grier in advance of the session, to facilitate a Question Time session after his presentation.

– 15.15 – 16.00Benoit Alvarez, CTO at Volume Global

Three times IBM Watson accredited company Volume Global is working with the earliest adopters of artificial intelligence and believes that we will soon be naturally talking and interacting with technology.  As Volume’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Alvarez manages the UK Innovation Hub – a team of 40 people including data scientists, AI developers, UX developers, C#/ASP.NET developers and product owners that work for clients such as Dell, Virgin Media, HP Inc., HP enterprise, Plantronics, BP, Oracle and Bureau Veritas. He will talk about developments in AI, machine learning and virtual assistants, most of which have yet to impact on the legal sector but let’s face it, it’s just a matter of time.

16.00 – 16.30Champagne afternoon tea and Networking

16.30 – 18.00Quiz – Man against The Machine

The final session of the day is specifically designed to allow the sponsors to engage with the speakers and delegates in a very light hearted and enjoyable fashion. Without the sponsors support the event would not be commercially viable so all delegates and speakers are asked to fully engage in this session (naturally with the help of Champagne and cakes which will be served throughout this session). The final format of this session in keeping with last year’s event will be a guarded secret to make it truly enjoyable and rest assured it will not be death by powerpoint!
Following the conclusion of the day’s educational content there will be an interlude before the evenings dinner commences to allow guests to catch up on work, get some exercise or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Gleneagles

18.00 – 19.00Free time
19.00 – 19.45Pre-dinner drinks and Networking
19.45 – 21.15Dinner
21.15Informal Networking

Friday 3rd March

The conference closes after breakfast on Friday morning, although the majority of guest choose to stay for all or part of day to spend their free time enjoying the Gleneagles hotel and its world class leisure facilities. We recommend that if you want to take part in any of the activities available to you that you let one of the Legal IT Insider team know well in advance to avoid any disappointment.

On the Friday, there are also two complimentary return coaches from the hotel back to Edinburgh airport.

– 07.00 – 09.00 – Breakfast
– 09.30 – First coach from the hotel to Edinburgh airport
– 12.00 – All guests must vacate their rooms by 12.00
– 14.30 – Second coach from the hotel to Edinburgh airport

If you are a purchaser of IT within a law firm and would like to register to attend this event please click here



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