Law and technology conference 2017
 Friday, 13 October 2017  
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09:00 - 09:30Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:40Welcome and introduction
David Lee
09:40 - 10:20Opening Keynote: How is technology changing legal practice?
Marie Bernard, Europe Director of Innovation, Dentons
10:20 - 11:00How have other industries reacted to comparable technological change?
David Ferguson, CEO, Nucleus Financial
11:00 - 11:20Mid-morning tea and coffee break
11:20 - 12:00AI: What is it used for, what can it be used for and what will it change?
Dr. Catrina Denvir, Director, Legal Innovation Centre, Ulster University
Cloud computing: Improving services for lawyers and clients
John McKinlay, Partner, Head of UK Intellectual Property and Technology, DLA Piper
12:00 - 12:05Room transition
12:05 - 12:45Can big data aid legal decision making?
Emily Foges, CEO, Luminance
Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory, Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, University of Edinburgh
Providing legal advice to tech firms: What services are they looking for?
Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal Officer, Skyscanner
Sinead King, Barrister, The 36 Group
12:45 - 13:30Lunch and networking
13:30 - 14:10How can law firms generate insights from the data they hold?
Vasilis Tsolis, Co-founder, Cognitiv Plus
How are advances in legal technology changing the courts and improving access to justice?
Robin Somerville, Online Dispute Resolution Consultant, Mishcon de Reya
Craig McCorkindale, Director for Civil Courts Reform, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Wendy Betts, Director, eyeWitness to Atrocities
14:10 - 14:15Room transition
14:15 - 14:55How can the legal profession make use of blockchain technologies?
Sam Moore, Legal Technologist (qualified solicitor), Burness Paull LLP
Cybersecurity: Managing the risks posed by phishing and ransomware attacks
Dave Davison, Net Defence LTD.
14:55 - 15:10Afternoon tea and coffee break
15:10 - 15:50Collaborative opportunities: Working with universities and tech firms to utilise and develop legal technologies
Professor Bill Buchanan, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
Joshua Ryan-Saha, Skills Lead, Data Lab
15:50 - 16:30What challenges and opportunities will technological change pose to the legal profession and how should we react to them?
Siobhan Kahmann, Senior Associate, Covington & Burling LLP
Jack Diggle, VP, Global Head of Consulting, Elevate
16:30 - 16:40Closing remarks: What the Law Society of Scotland is doing to support the legal profession
John McKinlay, Partner, Head of UK Intellectual Property and Technology, DLA Piper