An impression of Lexpo'19, the legal innovation event, 8 & 9 April 2019 in Amsterdam.
Arup Das - ROI: Return on Innovation - While the term “innovation” has become a buzzword in the legal industry, it has also become an area that many firms have shifted their focus toward. In many ways, investing in innovative solutions will help drive the future of legal service delivery for law firms and legal departments in various functions such as contract management, e-discovery, alternative fees pricing and more. At large, any organization in any industry uses business intelligence to implement the best tools and practices that will improve their bottom line.
What sets law firms apart from other industries is the gap between understanding what their pain points are and creating an innovative solution that can be executed to optimize their efficiency and performance. Through creating a strategic plan for execution that is paired with innovation and business intelligence, firms will be able to understand where they have become inefficient and ultimately enable themselves to have a comparative advantage over their competition. In doing so, the legal community will be able to experience not only a return on their investment, but a return on innovation.
Brian Inkster: The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions - There is much hype about robots taking over the work of lawyers. In this talk Brian Inkster will guide you through The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Tech Predictions to debunk the hype and allow you to see the wood from the trees. Expect to hear tales of sensationalism by legal technology journalists, fake and failed robots, unimpressive legal chatbots, AI washing, Blockwashing and the reality of Moore’s law today. Blade Runner, which of course was set in 2019, will also feature.
Mitch Kowalski - The End of Scale as Competitive Advantage for Law Firms? - Over the past five years, a new global legal technology sector has exploded onto the scene, taking on great swathes of “lawyer work” and doing it better, faster and cheaper with technology alone or by a combination of people and technology. This is good news for consumers of legal services and - and bad news for lawyers. The 2020’s will be a decade in which job creation in the legal services sector will favour those who did not invest in a law school education. Focus is on tech to allow clients to do work, and on tech that allows people who didn’t go to law school to do higher value work. This will inevitably result in lawyers being to law firms what pilots are to airlines – a highly skilled and valuable piece of the puzzle, but not the entire puzzle.
Andy Miles - What I Don't Know About Cyber Security - How a Law Firm identifies and navigates the changing world of cyber & information security, where the land mines are…, guarding against futures and maybes…. And how do you navigate through this 4-dimensional sudoku puzzle? Andy Miles will deliver one of his high energy and fast-paced exclusive talks, prepare to be challenged - this is one not be missed.
Oz Benamram - The Uberization of law is coming. Are you ready for “Lawber”? As virtual marketplaces for legal services begin to take root, how can law firms future-proof themselves to compete in a world where expertise and pricing are transparent and easily compared by clients?
Drawing parallels to other industries that went through digital transformation, Oz will discuss what changes are expected to the way clients will buy legal services (the business of law) and what changes law firms will have to make to the way they work (the practice of law).