- 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

Innovation in law takes more than technology implementation. It demands creativity, conversation, and collaboration. As our Master of Ceremony, Matthew Homann will keep the audience focused on the future while helping attendees engage not only with the speakers but with one another as well. In one word, Matthew will create the Lexperience! 

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. 


Geert Potjewijd Hanneke Dorsman Menno Weij Cornelius Grossmann


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. The panellists: Geert Potjewijd (Managing Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek), Hanneke Dorsman (General Counsel, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.), Menno Weij (Partner, SOLV) and Cornelius Grossmann (Global Law Leader, Ernst & Young).



Jordan Furlong


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.

    Formpipe Intelligo is the provider of Contentworker Document Management Suite for the legal market and other document and email intensive environments. Contentworker is based on MS SharePoint and includes Document Management, Email Management, Knowledge Management and Contract Management.

    The solutions can be used separately or integrated together. Contentworker’s web based interface makes it easy to deploy, update and administer, and the interface uniquely works from inside the native SharePoint interface, allowing users to take full advantage of all the available collaboration, social and calendaring tools therein.

    Formpipe Intelligo was founded in 1995, and today hundreds of customers rely on the solid expertise of Formpipe Intelligo’s solutions worldwide.


  2. iManage - Digital Transformation and the Workplace - how does this impact data security?

    Digital Transformation and the Workplace - how does this impact data security?

    Presenter: Stephen Murphy, Sales Director, iManage

    Law firms are undergoing a digital transformation that is forcing them to change the way they do business. As a result, the way work is being done has changed. Legal professionals are becoming increasingly mobile and are no longer confined to a single place or device. Collaboration, untethered mobility and rapid communication are becoming the cornerstone of productivity and client satisfaction. Can firms embrace this new way of working without compromising client security? This session will cover a year of innovation from iManage – Work 10, Share, Threat Manager, Security Policy Manager - all set to change the document and email management landscape while putting security and modern technology at the forefront of its innovation.

  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

19.00 - 21.00

Tuesday 9 May

Time Title Speaker
08:30 - 09:15

Registration & Light Breakfast

09:15 - 09:30

Opening Day 2

Welcome and Recap of day one, preview of day two with Master of Ceremonies Matthew Homann.

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 - (1) How Cognitive Search unlocks hidden knowledge to transform your organisation. (2) Take the next leap in information retrieval with RAVN.

    13.00 - 13.30: How Cognitive Search unlocks hidden knowledge to transform your organisation (Sebastiaan Bos, Operations Director at RAVN Systems)

    It’s vital that employees are not only able to find what they are looking for in the mountains of documents and other unstructured data that exists in the enterprise today, but also WHO they are looking for. Locating an expert in a particular area can often be more valuable than a static piece of information.

    Organisations need a new kind of Cognitive Search platform that will:

    • Effectively access your extensive knowledge base to retain competitive advantage and efficiency
    • Perpetually analyse existing data to determine who are the experts in particular areas
    • Ensure your professionals are kept at the forefront of their specialisms and current market trends
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory controls – e.g. GDPR

    RAVN Connect Enterprise achieves all of the above. Hear how this technology can transform your firm so their staff had the best information to hand when they need it the most.  

    13.40 - 14.10: Take the next leap in information retrieval with RAVN (Gareth Thomas, Sales Director at RAVN Systems)

    After the success of RAVN's AI platform, ACE, we are taking the next leap in information retrieval with a host of new AI powered products and services. Learn how RAVN Extract Direct, our latest self-service AI portal which allows clients to be firmly in control of automatically summarising, analysing and extracting key information from documents.

    RAVN will also be showcasing the new ACE for GDPR solution which uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically identify documents and other types of data in the business which is subject to GDPR. The system can retrieve, flag and classify this data. The solution can also expedite requests for information in a simple and efficient way as well as performing an analysis on contracts, agreements and other high value doucuments to ensure Privacy Policy clauses and other relevant obligations are met withing the regulatory environment.

    Explore how RAVN is moving into using AI to predict outcomes, in particular, the cost of legal matters and time card narrative classification. These solutions prove far more accurate and improve client satisfaction, a reduction in manual effort as well as improving cash flow.

  5. Luminance - (1) Disruptive technology and its implications for law firms. (2) How artificial intelligence can transform due diligence.

    13.00 - 13.30: Disruptive technology and its implications for law firms

    We have entered a new era, where high speed technological developments are driving global, cross-cultural and intergenerational changes to human behaviour and lifestyle at a staggering rate. Breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence are already transforming businesses and organisations, and we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. In highly cognitive fields such as accountancy and finance, cutting-edge AI is already being used to augment specialist human knowledge and judgment. Legal services globally are also seeing this fundamental shift and starting to embrace the technology revolution. 

    13.40 - 14.10: How artificial intelligence can transform due diligence

    Due diligence for M&A transactions can be a slow, inefficient and labour-intensive process. However, a new generation of technology has arrived and with it the power to optimise this low cognitive but high value task. Lawyers can focus their review on the most important aspects of a deal from day one. Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance, describes how the technology can be used to gain 50% time savings on contract review.

14.15 - 15.15

Chief Innovators Q&A

For this session, moderated by Matthew Homann, we have invited three leading practitioners who can each offer a distinctive perspective on innovation. One is based at a big law firm, one at a regional law firm and one is with an in-house legal department. They will each deliver a 10-minute presentation on innovation at their firm and will then be happy to take questions from the audience.

Our BigLaw representative is Marie Bernard, who is European Innovation Director at Dentons and Strategic Advisor at Nextlaw Labs. Knut-Magnar Aanestad, Head of Innovation at Nordic law firm Kluge, will provide the regional angle while Grégory Leboutte, Legal Director for the EMEA Counsel Enterprise Group at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, will discuss the in-house view of innovation.

Marie Bernard

Knut-Magnar Aanestad

Grégory Leboutte

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. 

Artificial Intelligence + Law - Hype, Reality, Economics and Plausible Opportunities (Daniel Katz)

Artificial intelligence and law is among the most discussed trends in the legal industry. Like the emergence of many other trends, the hype and reality have arguably become largely decoupled. In his talk, Professor Katz will highlight relevant trends in the industry, the schools of thoughts in the artificial intelligence research community, the set of use cases that have or can be plausibly developed in the near future and finally the rapidly changing economics of artificial intelligence. 


Jan Scholtes Steven ter Horst Richard Tromans Andrew Baker


Katie's 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