Jun 19-20, 2017 | London
The FT Innovative Lawyers Summit brings together the global community of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators to discuss how the profession can best meet the challenges it faces, both in terms of innovation and in its evolving role in business, government and society.
Elevate President John Croft spoke at the summit, as did Daniel Katz, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Elevate’s partner LexPredict (see the news release for full details regarding the partnership), and Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Tech, Chicago Kent College of Law.
8:00am – Opening Breakfast: “How To” Session 2 – Transformational Innovation: How Working With External Disruptors Can Change Your Legal Business
The theme of this year’s Summit is the drivers of innovation. One such driver is collaboration. Come and hear from in-house and private practice how working with external innovators has helped them dramatically improve the way they work. We will hear BT, HSBC, Morrison & Foerster and Osborne Clarke in conversation with their partners, Elevate, Riverview, Docusign and HighQ about how they tapped each other’s creativity to create transformative solutions for their businesses.
John Croft, President and Co-founder, Elevate Services talks to Chris Fowler, General Counsel TSO & UK Commercial, BT
Stuart Barr, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, HighQ talks to Dan Wright, Partner, UK, Osborne Clarke
Karl Chapman, Founder & CEO, Riverview Law talks to Hywel Evans, Co-General Counsel Global Banking & Markets, HSBC
Reggie Davis, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, DocuSign Inc, talks to Kristina Ehle, Partner, Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP
Derek Southall, Founder and Chief Executive, Hyperscale Group and Partner, Head of Innovation and Digital, Gowling WLG International Limited
11:30am – The Power of Human Difference
In the research for the FT Innovative Lawyers reports, diverse teams, both in the inherent and cognitive sense, are most likely to innovate. Academic research suggests there is a link between success and diversity. However the profession remains both inherently and cognitively un-diverse. Clients on the other hand want more holistic solutions to their problems. They are demanding their lawyers be more than technical advisers and increasingly want a more varied set of service lines. How is the profession responding?
John WH Denton AO, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Richard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons
Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Tech, Chicago Kent College of Law
Siobhan Moriarty, General Counsel, Diageo
Dawn Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, McAfee
Robert Armstrong, Chief Editorial Writer, Financial Times