Scheduled Program

  • 8:00

    Registration & networking

  • 8:50

    Keynotic Welcome Address

  • 8:55

    Chairman's opening remarks & Ice breaking session

  • 9:00

    Addressing the technological trends in the legal profession

    • How can technology enhance your innovation process?
    • How can you instill innovation into your business?
    • What tools are available today to help you get started?
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid

    Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE

  • 9:20

    How legal technologies can drive efficiency and assist with the development of knowledge management

    Mark Beer
    Mark Beer, OBE

    President, The International Association for Court Administration & Former Chief Executive and Registrar, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

  • 9:40

    Exclusive presentation

    Swiss Legaltech Association
    Senior Representative

    Alphaserve Technologies

  • 10:00

    Interactive panel session: Discussing the importance of investing in and adopting to advanced technologies to streamline processes and boost workflow efficiencies

    • Which new trends and technologies are impacting the legal profession?
    • What resources do you need in place to successfully execute your strategy?
    • What can you do to leverage the benefits of digital technology to stay relevant?
    • Why should you embrace and invest in new technologies?
    • How to improve legal technology adoption?
    • What are the common pitfalls that legal firms have come across when trying to implement technology in their day-to-day operations?
    • How to make the right new technology investment choices – Considering adaptable technologies and its implications

    Panelists

    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid

    Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE

    Mark Beer
    Mark Beer, OBE

    President, The International Association for Court Administration & Former Chief Executive and Registrar,
    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

    Swiss Legaltech Association
    Speaker Representative

    Alphaserve Technologies

  • 10:20

    Speed networking session

  • 10:40

    Morning networking break

  • 11:00

    Exclusive presentation: Presenting smart solution developed by Dubai Courts

    Abdulrahim Al Mudhareb
    Abdulrahim Al Mudhareb

    Director of Information Technology, Dubai Courts

  • 11:20

    How technology is changing the nature of work and altering the practice of law?

    Suzanna Kalendzhian
    Suzanna Kalendzhian

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Legal Advice Middle East

  • 11:40

    Document Automation: The Two Models – Law firm Vs In-House Legal

    • Document automation – a brief history
    • How does it look in the law firm vs in the corporate world?
    • Removing the corporate legal bottleneck
    • Empowering the business for document and contract creation
    • Taking control back, by pushing workload away
    Nick Cronjager
    Nick Cronjaeger

    Legal Solutions Consultant, MENA, Thomson Reuters

  • 12:00

    Reserved slot:
    Best practice case study: Providing an insight into Pinsent Masons contract and document automation ‘3-D mapping technology' and highlighting the importance of knowledge engineering to the firm’s core operation

    David Halliwell
    David Halliwell

    Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery, Pinsent Masons

  • 12:20

    Understanding the technological trends that’s shaping the legal industry of the future

    • Facing the tidal wave of innovation
    • Presenting the Legal technology trends and innovations in the Middle East
    • Adopting technology to your law firm – Advantages and challenges in the Middle East
    Paul Allen
    Paul Allen

    Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, DLA Piper

  • 12:40

    Understanding the various cost-effective technology solutions for legal firms in the Middle East

    • Controlling cost without sacrificing service excellence
    • Embracing tech solutions to solve client problems and save money
    Kerry Westland
    Kerry Westland

    Head of Innovation and Legal Technology, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

  • 13:00

    Interactive panel session: Discussing the cost-effective tech solutions for firms

    Panelists

    Nick Cronjager
    Nick Cronjaeger

    Legal Solutions Consultant, MENA, Thomson Reuters

    David Halliwell
    David Halliwell

    Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery, Pinsent Masons

    Kerry Westland
    Kerry Westland

    Head of Innovation and Legal Technology, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

    Paul Allen
    Paul Allen

    Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, DLA Piper

    Swiss Legaltech Association
    Senior Representative

    Swiss Legaltech Association (SLTA)

  • 13:20

    Prayer break and networking lunch

  • 14:20

    In-house counsel panel discussion: Buying and implementing LegalTech

    • How In-house lawyers are turning to tech to revolutionize the profession
    • Finding solutions to identify efficiencies, increase effectiveness, and grow value within the corporation
    • Embracing technology to be a successful in-house lawyer or general counsel

    Invited

    Moutaz Abdullat

    General Legal Counsel, Ferrero

    Philip Paul
    Philip Paul

    Assistant Vice President - Legal, UAE Exchange

    Crégor Janssen
    Crégor Janssen

    Vice President & Senior Legal Counsel, First Abu Dhabi bank (FAB)

    Ahmed Hafez
    Ahmed Hafez

    Cluster Legal Director Gulf, Iran, Near East, Egypt and Saudi, GSK

  • 14:40

    How smart contracts could give your firm a competitive edge?

    Reserved slot:

  • 15:00

    Virtual law firms vs Traditional law firms: How can traditional legal firms compete with technologically advanced virtual firms

    Reserved slot:

  • 15:20

    Understanding how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the face of law globally?

    • Why is AI relevant to law firms? And how is the technology reshaping the legal departments
    • Exploring the journey of AI in the legal industry – Where are we now and where are we headed to
    • How will AI change the way legal services are delivered in the future?

    Reserved slot:

  • 15:40

    Critical data protection strategies and cybersecurity risks – How safely are you communicating with your clients

    • How can technology help you to improve and secure your data?
    • What to consider when investing in new critical security systems?

    Reserved for Darktrace

  • 16:00

    Q & A session: What is required of the legal professionals from tomorrow?

  • 16:20

    Chairman's closing remarks

  • 16:25

    Coffee and handshakes

  • 17:00

    End of conference