Program Schedule.

Thursday 28th May 2020
Legal + Tech Stream
Law Firm Stream
In-House Counsel Stream
Friday 29th May 2020
Legal + Tech Stream
Law Firm Stream
In-House Counsel Stream
Legal + Tech Stream
Law Firm Stream
In-House Counsel Stream
Legal + Tech Stream
Law Firm Stream
In-House Counsel Stream
10:30
Welcome

Jodie Baker, ALTAJodie Baker

ALTA President

10:30
Welcome

Jodie Baker, ALTAJodie Baker

ALTA President

10:30
Welcome

Jodie Baker, ALTAJodie Baker

ALTA President

10:40 - 11:20
2020s: The Defining Decade for Legal Technology

Legal technology has experienced a massive growth spurt over the last ten years. We’ve gone from lawyers using iPhones, e-readers and (gasp) considering the Cloud, to innumerable Cloud-based applications, machine-learning and seemingly endless amounts of venture capital funding. As such the 2010s could be seen as the free-wheeling,  “anything goes” adolescence of legal technology. The 2020s however will be different. Buyers and investors are now more savvy and discerning; they are no longer easily lured by the newest shiny bauble. Mitch Kowalski will examine how far we’ve come and discuss the trends and behaviours that will dominate 2020’s as well as the impact of COVID-19 on legal technology, and explain how addressing them will define success in what is now a maturing legal technology industry.

Mitchell Kowalski.

Barrister and Solicitor (Canada)

10:40 - 11:20
2020s: The Defining Decade for Legal Technology

Legal technology has experienced a massive growth spurt over the last ten years. We’ve gone from lawyers using iPhones, e-readers and (gasp) considering the Cloud, to innumerable Cloud-based applications, machine-learning and seemingly endless amounts of venture capital funding. As such the 2010s could be seen as the free-wheeling,  “anything goes” adolescence of legal technology. The 2020s however will be different. Buyers and investors are now more savvy and discerning; they are no longer easily lured by the newest shiny bauble. Mitch Kowalski will examine how far we’ve come and discuss the trends and behaviours that will dominate 2020’s as well as the impact of COVID-19 on legal technology, and explain how addressing them will define success in what is now a maturing legal technology industry.

Mitchell Kowalski.

Barrister and Solicitor (Canada)

10:40 - 11:20
2020s: The Defining Decade for Legal Technology

Legal technology has experienced a massive growth spurt over the last ten years. We’ve gone from lawyers using iPhones, e-readers and (gasp) considering the Cloud, to innumerable Cloud-based applications, machine-learning and seemingly endless amounts of venture capital funding. As such the 2010s could be seen as the free-wheeling,  “anything goes” adolescence of legal technology. The 2020s however will be different. Buyers and investors are now more savvy and discerning; they are no longer easily lured by the newest shiny bauble. Mitch Kowalski will examine how far we’ve come and discuss the trends and behaviours that will dominate 2020’s as well as the impact of COVID-19 on legal technology, and explain how addressing them will define success in what is now a maturing legal technology industry.

Mitchell Kowalski.

Barrister and Solicitor (Canada)

11:30 - 11:50
Technology and You: How your personal experience influences your legal technology adoption

Prue explores the reasons for, challenges in, and benefits of implementing new technology, and associated change management issues from both professional and domestic perspectives.  Her underlying thesis is that technology is here to serve;  our role is to adapt, and breathe deeply!

Prue Griffin.

Legal Counsel (Litigation), Wesfarmers

11:30 - 11:50
The Startup Journey of a Law Tech Unicorn

With a story that dates back to the turn of the century, LegalZoom is one of the early LegalTech innovators. Chas Rampenthal joined the company in 2003, and will share his perspective, mapping out LegalZoom’s journey from start-up to scale-up and onward to a global success story, including the growing pains, major decision points and the pathway to success. A must-watch for all LegalTech innovators somewhere on this journey.

Chas Rampenthal.

General Counsel, LegalZoom (USA)

11:30 - 11:50
Post Pandemic realities – How a hacker sees your firm

A good lawyer ‘knows when to hold ‘em, knows when to fold ‘em, knows when to walk away, knows when to run’.

Leave this 20 minute session aware of what cyber risks your online lawyering brings you and your clients, and:

  • Why don’t click on that link
  • Email isn’t designed to be secure
  • Conference calling
  • your duties

EJ Wise.

Principal, WiseLaw

12:00 - 12:30
Agile Legal Operations for Corporate Legal

How do you – an in-house legal team – operate in a high pressure environment, with a myriad of different demands for hundreds (or thousands!) of clients, achieving your deadlines and all-the-while retaining your sanity? More importantly, how do you do this when your team operates from 4 different time zones? Meet Xero, the in-house legal team who adopted ‘agile’ in 2019 as a means to stay on top of its rapid growth and widely dispersed team. Becky White will walk you through their journey and how they use ‘agile’ across the entire team to manage an ever-increasing set of demands.

 

Becky White.

GM, Intellectual Property, Xero

12:00 - 12:30
Threats and opportunities for law firms in the current environment

At some point later this year or early next we will move into a post-Corona world. This presentation will discuss likely positive and negative impacts from the pandemic on law firm culture, operations and financials. It will focus on things law firm leaders should be doing now to mitigate key threats and to realise opportunities.

Joel Barolsky.

MD, Barolsky Advisors

12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion – Scaling up your Legal Tech Company

You’ve got past the first post – and survived! How do you move from a tiny, agile start-up with 4 staff members and a handful of clients, to a global presence with a recognisable brand without the growing pains overwhelming you. Hear from two of Australia’s LegalTech success stories and the wise elder, Legal Zoom. Moderated by Jodie Baker.

Moderator

Jodie Baker, ALTA

Jodie Baker.

Founder & CEO, Xakia Technologies

 

Panelists

Stuart Clout.

Founder + CEO, thedocyard

 

Jim Delkousis.

Founder + CEO, PERSUIT

 

Chas Rampenthal.

General Counsel, LegalZoom (USA)

12:30 - 13:00
Love the one you’re with: Practical tips for maximising your efficiency using software you already own

We are in an interesting time.

The benefits of legal technologies have never been more apparent, but budgets are being slashed and discretionary expenditures forbidden.  With these options off the table, it’s time to rekindle your stale relationship with your business productivity software and start loving the tech you’ve already got!

Join Graeme and Eric for an action-packed  user tips that unleash the productivity potential of applications you are already using.

Eric ChinEric Chin.

Principal, Alpha Creates

 

Graeme Grovum.

Principal, Alpha Creates

12:30 - 13:00
Panel Discussion – Success & failures of business continuity during the pandemic

The “new normal” has required us to react and adapt at an unprecedented pace and scale.  This session will explore some successes and failures from experts who have moved an entire workforce online.  We will also outline what forms an effective Business Continuity strategy.

Moderator

Karen FinchKaren Finch.

CEO, Legally Yours

 

Panelist

Matthew Duncan.

Legal Operations Director, QIC

 

Beth Patterson.

Director, ESPconnect

 

Tim Dennis

IT Business Relationship Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills

12:30 - 13:00
Job keeper & cash flow boost – a deep dive into taxation and economic fiscal measures

Brett Young, tax barrister from State Chambers will be presenting on “JobKeeper & cash flow boost – a deep dive into taxation & economic fiscal measures” … listen to a case study involving Australian immigration lawyer Harry & what Federal Government stimulus measures his IT business & immigration law firm could access in the current economic uncertainty.​ Is Harry’s Rights business entitled to the cash flow boost? Do all of the employees of the business qualify for the fortnightly JobKeeper payments?”

Brett Young.

Barrister, State Chambers

13:00 - 13:30
Match-Making Session

We personally introduce you to the innovative providers that can solve your business problems, improve your productivity and help you re-imagine legal service delivery through our unique MatchMaking service.

 

This will be with a small group of other delegates, allowing more networking and small group discussion.

13:00 - 13:30
Match-Making Session

We personally introduce you to the innovative providers that can solve your business problems, improve your productivity and help you re-imagine legal service delivery through our unique MatchMaking service.

 

This will be with a small group of other delegates, allowing more networking and small group discussion.

13:00 - 13:30
Match-Making Session

We personally introduce you to the innovative providers that can solve your business problems, improve your productivity and help you re-imagine legal service delivery through our unique MatchMaking service.

 

This will be with a small group of other delegates, allowing more networking and small group discussion.

13:30 - 14:30
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
13:30 - 14:30
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
13:30 - 14:30
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
10:30 - 10:55
Pitch Competition Finalist Presentations – Shining a light on early-stage LegalTech

ALTA and Lander & Rogers LawTech Hub powered by YBF Ventures are shining a light on early stage Australian legal technology start-ups to give them the best chance of bringing their ideas to the market.

 

Finalist will present their ideas and the winner will be announced by Simon Davidson in the final session of the conference!

 

Simon Davidson.

Partner, Lander & Rogers

10:30 - 10:55
Pitch Competition Finalist Presentations – Shining a light on early-stage LegalTech

ALTA and Lander & Rogers LawTech Hub powered by YBF Ventures are shining a light on early stage Australian legal technology start-ups to give them the best chance of bringing their ideas to the market.

 

Finalist will present their ideas and the winner will be announced by Simon Davidson in the final session of the conference!

 

Simon Davidson.

Partner, Lander & Rogers

10:30 - 10:55
Pitch Competition Finalist Presentations – Shining a light on early-stage LegalTech

ALTA and Lander & Rogers LawTech Hub powered by YBF Ventures are shining a light on early stage Australian legal technology start-ups to give them the best chance of bringing their ideas to the market.

 

Finalist will present their ideas and the winner will be announced by Simon Davidson in the final session of the conference!

 

Simon Davidson.

Partner, Lander & Rogers

11:00 - 11:50
Navigating legal tech landscape for corporate legal

Navigating today’s legal landscape can be an anxiety-inducing proposition.  Reading legal tech headlines leads legal ops professionals to believe that most departments are well on their way to implementing complex AI tools and automating every low-risk task possible.  But this hype is far from reality.  Step away from the hype and join us to hear from CLOC co-founder and in-house legal operations expert Stephanie Corey as she discusses the real issues most in-house teams in the U.S. are focused on and what they are actually adopting to help improve efficiency. In this talk, Stephanie will provide you with practical advice about which tech will help you today, how to properly assess your teams’ needs, and how to build a roadmap for the future.  You will walk away with practical advice as well as copies of the templates Stephanie uses with her in-house clients who range in size from very small to very large.

 

Co-founder & , General Partner, UpLevel Ops, LLC Co-founder, CLOC (USA)
11:00 - 11:50
Legal tech is not legal tech: the journey from entrepreneur to IBM Blockchain Ventures

Expand your definition of legal tech!  The most exciting innovations happening in the legal industry are often starting in places like fintech, insure-tech, HR tech and blockchain, and the savvy lawyers and technologists should be paying attention.  Jules will share insights and lessons learned from 15 years in the Silicon Valley and New York startup and VC worlds, including 8 years in legal tech, with actionable suggestions on how to stay ahead of the curve.

 

Jules Miller.

Co-Founder & Partner, IBM Blockchain Ventures (USA)
11:00 - 11:50
A practical approach to Legal Design – If you (just) build it, they will (not) come

This talk will focus on digital product strategy for both law firms and legal tech companies. We’ll discuss how to build the right thing for the right user to solve the right problem and a range of issues and strategic choices that need to be made along the way.

Nicole Bradick.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Theory and Principle (USA)

12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion – Commercialising Legal Technology for Law Firms

Legal tech is front of mind for firms and clients. Innovation has moved from a part time responsibility to a strategic imperative for firms to compete in the digital age. This session will explore strategies to commercialise your tech investment and drive client engagement, efficiency and revenue.

Moderator

Nicole Bradick.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Theory and Principle (USA)

 

Panelists

Simon Davidson.

Partner, Lander & Rogers

 

Michelle Mahoney.

Executive Director of Innovation, KWM

 

Stephen Foley

Stephen Foley.

CEO, TA Law

12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion – The Pillars of Startup Success

Building a startup is hard.  It requires much more than having a great idea.   Setting up company structures, digital marketing, pricing, client acquisition, customer success, and go-to-market strategies are all important factors to think through. This session will outline the key components of creating a successful startup business.

Moderator

Jules Miller.

Co-Founder & Partner, IBM Blockchain Ventures (USA)

 

Panelists

Paul EvansPaul Evans.

MD – Toro Digital

 

Ian Goddard.

Chief Executive Officer, Yarris

 

Jon Manning.

Founder & Chief Expert, Pricing Prophets

 

12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion – Strategic direction for Corporate Legal Departments using Technology

With increased regulatory reporting obligations and a growing demand on legal teams to deliver business outcomes, corporate legal departments are under more pressure than ever before. Technology adoption is essential to streamline the modern legal department, but where do you start? Legal tech is an increasingly moving object and IT teams are wanting you to leverage existing technology investment. This session will look at practical measures to prioritise technology initiatives that deliver strategic value.

Moderator

Stephanie Corey.

Co-founder & , General Partner, UpLevel Ops, LLC Co-founder, CLOC (USA)

 

Panelists

Emily Peters.

General Counsel, Aurecon

 

Richard Conway.

Deputy Group General Counsel, Coca-Cola Amatil

 

Becky White.

GM, Intellectual Property, Xero

12:30 - 13:00
NZ & Asia Global Legal Tech Report Launch

Join us for the launch of the 2020 NZ & Asia Legal Tech Report, the second and third report of the Global Legal Tech Report initiative led by ALTA and Alpha Creates.

The advancement in the engines that underpin the legal tech solutions in the market has greased the entrepreneurial wheels of lawyers and entrepreneurs. Presented by lead researcher, Eric Chin from Alpha Creates, this not-to-miss webinar will discuss the key findings of the NZ and Asia research as well as a consolidated snapshot of the Asia-Pacific market through the eyes of Legal Tech founders.

The session will shed a light on the how the different jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific regions are reporting on the following key findings:

  • What is the founder make-up of Legal Tech companies across Australia, NZ and Asia?
  • How do Legal Tech companies fair on gender diversity in the founding group?
  • What is the average team composition of Legal Tech companies that are now home to developers, designers, marketers, sales professionals and customer success professionals?
  • With artificial intelligence and blockchain getting a monopolistic coverage in legal media, what are the different underlying technologies that underpin the Lega Tech solutions across the Australian, NZ and Asian markets?
  • What is the revenue outlook for Legal Tech companies across Australia, NZ and Asia?
  • What is the cost outlook for Legal Tech companies across Australia, NZ and Asia?

 

Eric ChinEric Chin.

Principal, Alpha Creates

12:30 - 13:00
How to identify strategic goals for innovation projects

Time is a precious commodity. When in-house teams spend so much of their time putting out fires, carving out enough ‘bandwidth’ to be proactive and think about innovation can be a real challenge. Knowing where and how to focus your attention, being intentional in your analysis and razor sharp in your implementation are all key to a successful innovation program, but it starts with identifying your strategic goals.

Emily Peters.

General Counsel, Aurecon

12:30 - 13:00
ALTA/GlobalX Research for Law Firms

In this session Peter presents the results of the inaugural GlobalX + ALTA Research into how law firms are adapting in this unprecedented environment and exploring how they are leveraging legal technology to drive their business forward.

 

The research findings will provide you and your firm with greater insights into how Australian firms are adapting to change, and how effective their actions have been.

Peter Maloney.

Director and Chief Executive Officer, GlobalX

13:00 - 13:30
Why do lawyers struggle with change?

As part of her Masters in Change, which focused heavily on systems psychodynamics, Andrea delivered a thesis which looked at the question ‘why is change so hard to deliver in law firms?’.  She will share with you her creative approach in researching this topic and, in this engaging session, will review her findings in the light of the dramatic shifts we’ve seen in COVID-19 times.  You will come away with new insight into what goes on under the surface in many legal businesses as well as with some new perspectives on approaching the new normal.

Andrea Foot.

Director, Leaf Logic

13:00 - 13:30
Panel Discussion: Leveraging panel law firm relationships in your transformation journey

Law firms are increasingly upskilling in technology and service design skills to enable a broad range of problems to be solved using Legal Tech. Corporate legal departments are challenged to do more for less. This session will explore how legal departments can leverage their law firm relationships to improve efficiency and maximise their investment in their panel firms

Panelists

Mark Tyndall. – Moderator

VP Markets & Growth APAC, Neota Logic

 

Katrina Gowans.

National Legal Transformation Lead, Origin Energy

 

Matthew McKenzie.

Senior Legal Counsel, BlueScope Steel

13:00 - 13:30
Panel Discussion – Raising Capital: From Angel to A Round and Beyond

Every start up needs a dream, plenty of elbow grease … and money. How do you find investors? Choose the right financial partners? Secure funding? Show that you have spent the investment wisely? And do that all over again? Hear from industry experts on raising money for start-ups – particularly technology start-ups, what you need to show, to whom and when.

Panelists

James Turner.

Managing Director, QTEC Systems

 

Ariane Barker.

CEO, Scale Investors

 

Jonathan LayJonathan Lay.

Vice President, Macquarie Venture Capital Group

13:30 - 14:00
Conference wrap up

After two days of amazing presentations from 41 local and international speakers across three streams and meeting our four partners plus 26 of Australia’s leading legal tech companies,  in this final session our stream MC’s and the ALTACON Committee Chair sums up the key take aways from the virtual ALTACON.

Melanie Ryan.

Head of Client Solutions, ALT (Asia & Australia), Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Peter Moran.

Prinicpal & Founder, Peer Legal

 

Warrick McLean.

Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Greig Lawyers

 

Julian Uebergang, ALTAJulian Uebergang.

ALTACON Committee Chair
13:30 - 14:00
Conference wrap up

After two days of amazing presentations from 41 local and international speakers across three streams and meeting our four partners plus 26 of Australia’s leading legal tech companies,  in this final session our stream MC’s and the ALTACON Committee Chair sums up the key take aways from the virtual ALTACON.

Melanie Ryan.

Head of Client Solutions, ALT (Asia & Australia), Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Peter Moran.

Prinicpal & Founder, Peer Legal

 

Warrick McLean.

Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Greig Lawyers

 

Julian Uebergang, ALTAJulian Uebergang.

ALTACON Committee Chair
13:30 - 14:00
Conference wrap up

After two days of amazing presentations from 41 local and international speakers across three streams and meeting our four partners plus 26 of Australia’s leading legal tech companies,  in this final session our stream MC’s and the ALTACON Committee Chair sums up the key take aways from the virtual ALTACON.

Melanie Ryan.

Head of Client Solutions, ALT (Asia & Australia), Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Peter Moran.

Prinicpal & Founder, Peer Legal

 

Warrick McLean.

Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Greig Lawyers

 

Julian Uebergang, ALTAJulian Uebergang.

ALTACON Committee Chair
14:00 - 15:00
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
14:00 - 15:00
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
14:00 - 15:00
Visit Virtual Legal Tech Expo
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