Asia Legal Inno’ Tech Forum will return to Singapore in 2019. The Forum brings together in-house counsel, private practice lawyers, legal entrepreneurs, innoavtion managers and other legal professionals for a day in Singapore to further the legal innovation and technology dialogue.
The forum has become a platform for legal professionals in Singapore and nearby ASEAN jurisdictions to address challenges they face with internal and external stakeholders when trying a different approach to work. The dialogue also consists of best practices in developing an innovation culture in the legal department, shifting dynamics of the relationship between in-house and private practice lawyers, legal tech solutions available to both and talks about future of legal profession.
Topics which in-house counsel and private practice lawyers are looking to discuss at the 2019 Asia Legal Inno’ Tech Forum are:
- Importance of creating a culture of innovation: Challenges and experience sharing with those who have done so.
- One size does NOT fit all: Differences in legal tech needs between large and small in-house legal departments.
- A GC’s journey towards creating an innovative and efficient legal department.
- Automation of legal work – what and how can in-house counsel implement automation today!
- Lowered budgets and increasing work – how to get more from less and what is the ‘more’.
- How the law firms are customising their services around the wide needs of in-house legal departments.
- How and why to use new model firms for in-house legal work.
- Legal technology procurement for in-house legal departments.
- Using Cloud-based services for legal work beyond document hosting.
- Leaps in e-Discovery technology in Asia with AI.
- Technology for Data Privacy and security.
- Cybercrime and legal – the connection and risk mitigation.
- Ground work for an in-house legal department aspiring to becomw a profit centre for their organisation – and staying that way.
The conversation around legal innovation and technology is ever evolving in Asia. The Forum will provide a great platform for both providers and buyers of legal services to address this evolution.
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Following the success of the inaugural Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in Hong Kong, and in Singapore in 2018, In-House Community will be hosting the Asia Legal Inno’Tech Fourm again in Singapore in 2019.
Singapore Legal Inno’ Tech Forum provides an opportunity to share and learn from those driving innovation and creating the technological solutions for the legal industry in Asia and beyond.
2018 Day Plan
09.30 – 10.00 - Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome Remarks
Welcome remark by Rahul Prakash, Publisher, In-House Community/Asian-mena Counsel
10.10 – 10.20 Opening Keynote - Kirsty Dougan, Axiom
Opening Keynote Speech by Kirsty Dougan, Managing Director Asia, Axiom.
10.20 – 11.20 Panel Discussion: What's driving the change in legal industry in Asia?
11.20 – 11.50 Networking Break
11.50 – 12.50 Collaborative Approach to Designing Legal Services.
An interactive session about design better legal services with a collaborative approach and the types of skills the t-shaped lawyers needs. The session will also address feedback on opportunities and issues when collaborating (from feedback of attendees on white boards in the foyer area). Presented by Alex Smith, Innovation Manager – Reed Smith; Guest panellists – Gerald Licnachan, Counsel – Reed Smith.
12.50 – 13.00 - Delivering the service that In-House Counsel desire: what the visionary legal provider strives for in terms of advice and project management
Presentation by Co-Director of In-House Community, Patrick Dransfield on the push and pull forces acting between in-house and external counsel looking to innovate.
13.00 – 14.00 - Lunch
Light Lunch with networking break.
14.00 – 14.30 - 'Will Law Firms become software companies — the implications for in-house lawyers'.
14.30 – 15.30 - Legal Technology Landscape in Asia
This panel discussion will discuss the landscape of legal technology in Singapore and rest of Asia. Where law firms and in-house legal departments stand on the usage of legal tech like AI, Case Management, eDiscovery etc. We will also discuss how legal technology is disrupting the industry, creating opportunities for in-house legal teams to do more with less, and how legal services providers are using technology to add-value to their service provide. Panelist are Gino Bello, FTI Consulting; Paul Neo, Singapore Academy of Law; Peter Connor, AlternativelyLegal; and moderated by Michael Lew of LegalComet.
15.30 onwards - Q&A, Closing Remarks with Prize Draw
About Legal Inno’ Tech Forum
The Legal industry is going through a rapid change and disruption. For the longest time, the legal profession seemed immune to change — particularly in Asia. But the long overdue modernisation of the industry is now proceeding apace, creating a host of challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of legal services. The Asia Legal Inno’ Tech Forum, Singapore 2018 will bring together legal decision makers, including our community of in-house counsel – to learn about these changes, how to embrace them and not to get left behind.
Past Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in Hong Kong
In recognition of the rapidly evolving landscape, In-House Community hosted its inaugural Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in association with Axiom in June 2017 in Hong Kong. Co-hosted by Blackberry and Navigant, the event brought together around 100 legal decision-makers and innovators to discuss these disruptive changes and share ideas on how to avoid being left behind. A highly interactive event, where many decision makers gave their point of view on various topics and shared from their experience, and many issues they face.
Matthew J. Kendrick, General Counsel, Daimler Greater China, Ltd
The inaugural Legal Inno’Tech meeting in Hong Kong was an excellent dialogue between legal and technical colleagues recognizing the changing world of professional services. Helpful products are surfacing in the market to allow for a real value add to forward thinking legal and compliance professionals.
Laurent Tam Nguyen, Regional Marketing & Communications Director, ZICO Holdings Ltd.
“In-House Community has always been my preferred conduit to general counsel. In terms of the quality of the management of the events, the quantity, engagement and seniority of the attendees (legal decision-makers especially), and hence value for money, the In-House Community platform cannot be beaten. Just as importantly, the In-House Community team is extremely efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with. I whole-heartedly recommend In- House Community.”
- GC’s/In-House Counsel 45%
- Law Firm Partners 40%
- Legal Entrepreneurs 10%
- Company Directors 5%
2018 Asia Legal Inno’Tech Forum Speakers
Innovation Manager - Reed SmithAlex Smith is Reed Smith’s first Innovation Manager leading the Innovation Hub programme. He heads up a physical and virtual programme of client-centric ideas-generation and rethinking of legal service design. Based in London, he manages activities in the Innovation Hub, Reed Smith’s unique space for co-creation with clients using service design and innovation techniques. He then looks at using this insight to generate new concepts for changes to delivery of legal services, new legal products, and delivery of more collaborative experiences leveraging Reed Smith’s legal and business services resources. Alex has two decades of experience interacting with lawyers in law firms and in-house teams to design new products and technologies, primarily as Innovation & New Product Lead at LexisNexis. As a user-centric design practitioner for more than 10 years, Alex has the client at the heart of everything he does. The Innovation Hub, since opening in October 2017, has welcomed collaborative design sessions with the in-house legal and innovation teams from many of Reed Smith’s key clients. The Hub looks at how teams work on legal matters, on process mapping, how technology (as well as people) can be pragmatically used, and how legal insight can be applied to emerging technology in the clients’ industries.
Executive Director, Head of Legal, Technology, IP and Corporate Functions, Asia Pacific at J.P. MorganChristian is the Head of Legal for Technology, Intellectual Property and Cyber in the Asia Pacific region, also responsible for legal coverage of material third party service providers (TPO) and Internal Affiliate (IAS) agreements across all functions and Lines of Business. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Christian held various legal and non-legal roles at Standard Chartered Bank, in London and Asia, from 1999 – 2011. More recently, he worked in private equity and private wealth funds before joining JP Morgan in Dec 2014. Based in Singapore since 2001, he has worked predominantly with and for financial services and investment organizations since 1995 (in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore). Christian’s legal areas of specialism include cyber, FinTech, e-commerce, technology and outsourcing as well as Intellectual Property asset management and brand licensing. Christian has a Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacology, is qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and has an MBA from Temple’s Fox School of Business (Philadelphia).
Head of Legal, Southeast Asia, Google Asia Pacific
Based in Singapore, her team and her support Google’s offices in Southeast Asia. Corrine’s focus includes advising on legal issues arising from the roll out of Google’s myriad of exciting products in these markets and seeking to influence the regulatory framework to promote an open and vibrant Internet.
Prior to joining Google, Corrine spent a year in the semiconductors industry at Globalfoundries and more than 6 years with Nokia as in-house counsel for Southeast Asia. Corrine was also part of the Information Technology & Communications Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie in Singapore with a short stint in Sydney. She also practised as an Intellectual Property litigator with Allen & Gledhill in Singapore.
Corrine is qualified as a barrister in the UK and is a member of Gray’s Inn. She is a member of the Singapore Bar and the New York Bar.
Senior Director - FTI ConsultingGino Bello is a Senior Director of FTI Consulting and leads the Technology segment in Singapore. A computer forensic expert and certified computer examiner, Mr. Bello specialises in forensic collection, analysis and expert reporting of digital evidence. Mr. Bello has over fourteen years of experience in Computer Forensics, Cyber, eDiscovery, and IT. Mr. Bello has led a broad range of matters including large-scale, cross-border disputes, high stakes investigations, arbitrations, and eDiscovery engagements in class actions and Royal Commissions. He assists in Cyber risk and incident response. Mr. Bello has led investigations into IP theft, information leakage, bribery and corruption, regulatory, and other employee-related misconduct.
General Counsel - Lazada GroupGladys Chun is the General Counsel of Lazada Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. As the GC, Gladys leads the Legal and Compliance department for Lazada Group and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters across all countries where Lazada has a local presence including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Russia. She supports the management by providing strategic guidance in commercial strategies and risk management across various business units including Lazada (B2C platform) and LEX (logistics business). Gladys started her career in corporate/commercial and tax practice before moving in-house into retail, franchising and now, technology.
Counsel - Reed SmithGerald is a corporate lawyer with Reed Smith, based in Singapore whose practice is focused on the frontier and emerging markets of Asia. He advises on a broad range of international securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and corporate restructuring transactions. He has extensive experience acting as international counsel for family offices, asset managers, investment groups and conglomerates on their public and private equity investments into the following industry sectors: metals and mining, oil and gas, power generation, infrastructure, commodities, hospitality, real estate, retail and aviation (including private aviation and aircraft).
Head of Asia, AxiomKirsty Dougan is the Managing Director of Asia for Axiom. For the past seven years, Kirsty has spear-headed the growth of the regional business in Asia, with primary responsibility for leading client development covering major F50 companies along with mid-sized financial, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and tech-companies. Kirsty was previously a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland prior to moving to Asia in 2004 and was Regional Counsel with Diageo based in Shanghai.
Michael is an avid legal technologist with over 17 years of consulting experiences in technology risk management, E-Discovery, digital forensics and recent years, cybersecurity. Upon graduating from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Masters in Information Systems, Michael started his career with a Barrister’s Chamber at Lincoln’s Inn, a leading law firm – Rajah & Tann and top advisory firms in Asia. Michael was previously a Director at Deloitte and has led their Southeast Asia Forensic Discovery team. He is a qualified digital forensics investigator who provides expert testimonies in both the courts of Singapore and Malaysia.
Following his interest in electronic discovery, he co-authored a book with the title of A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia. Michael is currently the Founder & CEO of LegalComet and the immediate Past President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (Singapore Chapter).
COO and CFO at the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)Paul oversees organisational capacity building to drive SAL’s mandate as the promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal sector. He is also the Executive Director of SAL Ventures – SAL’s subsidiary to support the growth of “Future Law” enterprises through initiatives like the Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP). Before joining SAL, Paul served as CEO of Next U, and as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group. An engineer by training, Paul began his career as a defence engineer in the Singapore Armed Forces, where he served 8 years in fulfillment of his scholarship bond. Paul graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering and was awarded the MIT Graduate Fellowship Award. He also has a Master of Engineering in Sensors and Smart Structures Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Paul is also an accredited mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute.
Co-Director of In-House Community
Patrick has over 22 years of experience working in the legal industry: firstly as a Publisher and later Asia Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and then as Marketing and Business Development Director for Asia for Shearman & Sterling and White & Case respectively. After spending 6 months advising a start-up on-line language learning site for children (Study-cat), Patrick joined InHouse Community as Publishing Director and Co-Director of the In-House Community™ in 2008 and continues in those roles. His publishing career began with Haymarket Publishing in 1987.
Patrick is a graduate of Leeds University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Far East Area Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).
Founder & CEO, AlternativelyLegalCurrently based in Sydney, Australia, for most of his career Peter Connor has lived abroad in Hong Kong, Switzerland, England and Silicon Valley, US, gaining experience on all sides of the legal industry: with one of the largest law firms in the world; in-house with prominent IT multinationals in a Chief Compliance role and in various regional General Counsel roles; and in a VP business role with a small tech-enabled compliance firm. He has acquired skills and knowledge in government affairs, compliance, employee learning and development (training), third party channel management, software product development, marketing, sales and support. Connor formed AlternativelyLegal to share his experiences, knowledge, skills – and some specific innovative products – to help in-house legal and compliance professionals throughout the world innovate, change and add value. He does this globally through his Everything But The Law™ training and consulting services and Change4Legal™ workshops for lawyers and his Trouble Traps® compliance videos and Alternative Compliance Solutions for corporate employees.
Publisher, In-House Community & Asian-mena Counsel
Rahul Prakash is publisher of Asian-mena Counsel (magazine for the in-house community) and www.inhousecommunity.com. He also assists in the business development of In-House Community events all across Asia, Middle-East and Africa. Over the last 4 years at In-House Community, Rahul has worked with numerous legal services providers, helping them showcase their expertise to in-house counsel.
Prior to working at In-House Community, Rahul was managing a mid-size B2C/B2B export company, developing the business over several countries. He’s a commerce graduate from Delhi University and holds a Diploma in IT/Computer Application, as well as a Certificate in Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics.
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