Day two: Thursday 12 June 2014
09.20 Chairman's opening remarks
Neil Cameron, managing director, Cameron Consulting
09.25 Interview: Outsourcing, insourcing, whatsourcing?
Whether it be outsourcing, de-outsourcing, nearshoring or relocation the options are endless when it comes to managing non-core business services. This interview will take a practical look at the practical considerations of outsourcing and will touch on some of the less well documented side effects associated with restructuring your non-core activities.
Nathan Hayes, IT director, Osborne Clarke
10.00 Interview: The Swiss Verein: Is It a Suitable Mechanism for Global Law Firms - e.g. Data Ownership, Fee Splitting etc.
Swiss verein structures are an increasingly popular option in the consolidating global legal profession. Flexibility and global expansion with acceptable levels of power concessions are an attractive proposition. But do such structures throw up an ethical or even legal impasse with regards to the handling of data and revenues? How does it all tie up in reality? This session will take a realistic perspective of the technology challenges faced when binding two or more law firms together.
Chairman: Neil Cameron, managing director, Cameron Consulting
Marcel Henri, chief information officer - Europe, Dentons
Simon Kosminsky, IT director, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
10.45 Networking break and refreshments
11.05 Panel debate: Responding to Major Market Shifts: From Information, to Insight, to Action
Client, competitive and internal pressures are forcing firms to change business models and practices. Key to this evolution is the acknowledged need to deliver new services, packaged in new ways, with new levels of efficiency - made even more challenging by the need to increase profitability concurrently. Charting a course that identifies the optimal strategies, attracts the right clients, and enables lawyers and operational teams to execute effectively is equally challenging. This panel will explore how innovations in information management are enabling firms to respond effectively with innovative approaches, rooted in analytics, that integrate strategy into the fabric of business process and service delivery.
Thad Jampol, chief technology officer, IntApp
11.50 Interactive focus groups
A: Are you brave enough to allow DropBox?
Person A: "Its leakier than a Swiss cheese rowboat"
Person B: "Well if we eliminated 100% of risk we will get 0% work done"
Person C: "So what's the alternative?"
Jan Durant, director of IT and operations, Lewis Silkin
B: Apple vs. Windows 8.1
C: Managing a global IT team
Tony Cordeiro, chief information officer, White & Case
15.00 Networking and free time
19.00 Networking reception
19.45 Gala dinner