Day two: Thursday 12 June 2014
09.20 Chairman's opening remarks
Neil Cameron, Managing Director, Neil Cameron Consulting Group (NCCG)
09.25 Interview: Outsourcing, insourcing, rightsourcing?
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 Best practice information governance - balancing risk and opportunity
Marketing professionals salivate at the opportunities that big data can provide, pulling key insights from huge stores of data to guide the business's most strategic decisions. However, big data may also equal big risk. It's a challenge to protect vast amounts of data from a great variety of sources and that may contain many unexpected privacy land-mines. If your enterprise wants big data benefits with minimum risk, then you need to start building your overall Information Governance plan now.
Chair: Matthew Ravden, chief strategy officer, Mimecast
Richard Elson, director of information services, Trowers & Hamlins
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: "Your partners cannot have personal printers" - so what next?
Clients who are from the banking sector or other highly regulated professions are increasingly making demands that are difficult to deliver on. As soon as one law firms accepts that partners cannot have personal printers in their home, the others have to fall into line or risk losing valuable clients.
C: Managing a global IT team
Tony Cordeiro, chief information officer, White & Case
13.50 Panel: Legal Project Management - regardless of the technology, how do you get your lawyers to use it?
Synopsis: No technology is worthwhile if it isn't adopted by the user base, but this challenge is particularly acute when it comes to Legal Project Management. Changing lawyer behaviour to treat a legal matter like a true project, with phases, tasks, activities, milestones, scope control, deadlines, etc. can be a monumental task. This panel will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities associated with technology change management in general, and specially with LPM.
Chair: Patrick Hurley, vice president, global implementation, Thomson Reuters
Janet Day, director of IT, Berwin Leighton Paisner
David Aird, IT director, DAC Beachcroft
Bruna Pellici, head of IT, Ashursts
14.35 Matter costing, pricing & management (LPM) - from fag packet to accurate analysis
15.10 End of conference day two
19.00 Networking reception
19.45 Gala dinner