- please note the agenda can be subject to change -



Monday 8 May

Time Title Speaker
08:30 - 09:30

Registration & Light Breakfast

09:30 - 09:45

Opening Day 1

Master of ceremony Matt Homann will open Lexpo'17 and summarise what can be expected of the first day.

Matthew Homann

09:45 - 10:45

Keynote: Prosper in Flat Times: Sell More, Reduce Cost, Improve Service

Law firms now operate in a low or no-growth market. To prosper in these challenging conditions, they must sell more and keep clients. To do so, they must reduce costs, improve service, and understand clients and prospects. Key ingredients to this are marketing, delegation, rigorous work management, and legal technology, including AI. Learn how to build and mix these ingredients for long term success. 

Ron Friedmann

10:45 - 11:15 Break  
11.15 - 12.45

Theme Session: Legal Market Development


Law is a Buyer’s Market: Adapting your Law Firm to a Client-First World

Global changes in the legal services marketplace are shifting power irreversibly from sellers to buyers. World-renowned legal analyst Jordan Furlong will forecast extraordinary changes coming to the legal profession and will outline the strategic, technological, and operational adjustments that law firms must make in order to survive in, and come to dominate, the future legal market.

Jordan's presentation will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with panellists from leading legal organisations who will share their thoughts on the implications of Jordan's presentation for the European legal market. 

Confirmed panellists

  • Geert Potjewijd - Managing Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Hanneke Dorsman - General Counsel, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
  • Menno Weij - Partner at SOLV

Jordan Furlong


Geert Potjewijd

Hanneke Dorsman


Menno Weij

12.45 - 14.30

Midday Break - Lunch will be served for the complete duration of this break

Parallel Sponsor Sessions

Each sponsor will provide two similar sessions:

  1. Session 1 - 13:15 - 13:45
  2. Session 2 - 13:55 - 14:25

Sponsors providing sessions:

  1. Formpipe Intelligo - summary to follow.
  2. iManage - summary to follow.
  3. HighQ - summary to follow.
14.30 - 15.30

Keynote: Building the Exponential Law Firm

Unlocking the exponential growth opportunity presented by AI, emerging technologies and disruptive thinking

The legal sector is dipping it's toes in the water with AI and other emerging technologies. Global future thinker and legal sector futurist Rohit Talwar will explain how commercial and business sector law firms can tap into the 'once in a lifetime' market opportunity as these new technologies transform every industry within a Tn global economy.

Rohit Talwar

15.30 - 16.00


16.00 - 17.30

Theme Session: Nurturing a Culture of Legal Innovation


Innovation through Design Thinking (Adam Billing & Matthew Homann)

What do businesses like Apple, Proctor & Gamble, IBM, Pepsico, Google and many more of the worlds most consistently innovative companies have in common?

They all utilize a human-centered approach to innovation known as design thinking.

In this interactive double-act session, Adam, Matthew and the audience will explore how the process, tools and mindsets of design thinking can be adapted to create sustainable competitive advantage in the legal sector.  


Matthew Homann 

Adam Billing

17.30 - 17.40

Closing Remarks Day 1.

Matthew Homann

17.40 - 19.00

Drinks Reception

18.00 - 21.00

Law4ce Round Table: The future of Law Firms is Defined by Business Development

Lisa Hart Shepherd, Law4ce partners and invited guests will discuss the increasing importance of business development for law firms. 

This session is by invitation only


Tuesday 9 May

Time Title Speaker
08:30 - 09:15

Registration & Light Breakfast

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Day 2

Matt Homann will briefly summarise the highlights of day one and look forward to the themes of day 2: Legal Marketing & Business Development and Legal Artificial Intelligence.

Matthew Homann

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote 3

Title & summary to follow soon.

David B. Wilkins

10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11.00 - 12.30

Theme Session: Legal Marketing & Business Development


Building a stronger value proposition (Lisa Hart Shepherd)

Having asked 20,000 law firm clients over the last decade how their law firms need to improve, it is disappointing to see the exact same frustrations come up every year. Surely it must now be time for firms to step up and innovate to address these key break-down areas. This session will explore the areas where clients are disappointed and what best practice looks and feels like. It will then look at how firms can use marketing efforts to build a more stand-out differentiated brand by emphasising a stronger value proposition which better resonates with clients today – and aligns with the more modern needs of the younger demographic of clients. 


Building Your Law Firm’s Brand and Reputation Through Social Media (Kevin O'Keefe)

Business Development for lawyers and law firms has always centred on a strong word of mouth reputation and relationships. The internet has not changed this. Social media - whether blogging or using one of the popular social media networks - accelerates relationships and can strengthen reputations. Kevin will give an overview of what has changed in the social media landscape since the "hype days", he will show how social media can strengthen law firm marketing and business development initiatives and he will explain the secrets behind highly effective social media strategies.



Lisa Hart Shepherd





Kevin O'Keefe

12.30 - 14.15

Midday Break - Lunch will be served for the complete duration of this break

Parallel Sponsor Sessions

Each sponsor will provide two similar sessions:

  1. Session 1 - 13:00 - 13:30
  2. Session 2 - 13:40 - 14:10

Sponsors providing sessions:

  1. Legalsense - summary to follow.
  2. Armarium - summary to follow.
  3. Aderant - summary to follow.
  4. RAVN Systems - summary to follow.
  5. Luminance - summary to follow.
14.15 - 15.15

Chief Innovators Q&A

Summary to follow soon. 

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15.15 - 15.45


15.45 - 17.45

Theme Session: Legal Artificial Intelligence


How research in AI and Law is automating legal work (Katie Atkinson)

AI and cognitive computing has hit the headlines with success stories such IBM’s Watson defeating human world champions on the game show Jeopardy! and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo beating human experts at the notoriously difficult board game Go. This poses the question as to whether these technologies can be applied to solve problems in other domains. Looking at the legal domain, there is a whole community focused on developing AI solutions specifically for use in law. In this talk I will provide an overview of the variety of underlying research problems being tackled by the AI and Law academic community and how these are now starting to feed through into useable, fielded applications.


Katie and Daniel's presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The panellists: Prof. Dr. Ir. Jan Scholtes (University of Maastricht), Steven ter Horst (Houthoff Buruma), Richard Tromans (Artificial Lawyer) and Andrew Baker (Janders Dean).

Katie Atkinson



Daniel Katz

17.45 - 17.55

Closing Remarks Day 2.

Matthew Homann

17.55 - 19.00

Drinks Reception