Janders Dean Horizons Sydney 2016

27/28 July 2016 – Pier One, Sydney

About the Event

Janders Dean is pleased to announce yet another unparalleled conference aimed at the legal industry – one that clearly differentiates itself again from the “same-old-same-old” static and stale conferences that have plagued the industry in the past, one that actually inspires our delegates to apply new thinking to their roles and their firm, and one that is developed and planned not by a conference company with limited connections to the real world, but by our own team of expert global consultants and thought leaders who work day in and day out at the front lines of legal services transformation with our clients and emerging suppliers.

Our audience will again be a deliberate mix of private practice lawyers, in-house legal champions, senior knowledge and technology personnel, representatives from the emerging and evolving areas of legal pricing, process improvement, project management and service delivery enhancement. We believe that for an event such as this, the best knowledge sharing comes from a delegate community of job titles that has been “mixed up to fix up”.

We’re pleased to confirm that we have again assembled a unique speaking faculty to bring you lessons from the industry, from out-of-industry, and from the voice of clients. Representatives from a vast range of organisations will be presenting on the day and will share their experiences on a variety of successes and failures. Delegates will be allowed insights on emerging trends and issues, real successes and real failures, and be shown opportunities to transform the practice of law.

We look forward to welcoming you to this unique and coveted event, and to constantly striving towards the future horizon.


Alison Laird
DLA Piper Australia

Alison introduced Legal Project Management into DLA Piper’s Australian practice and supports Partners and Lawyers on scoping, resourcing, budgeting, monitoring and managing major matters using innovative tools, technologies and processes. She is also the firm’s key representative implementing international Service Delivery & Quality initiatives throughout Asia-Pac and is the national contact for DLA Piper’s Flexible Lawyer scheme partnering with AdventBalance/Lawyers on Demand.

Before returning to Australia and joining the Brisbane office, Alison was the International Director of (Strategy) Implementation in DLA Piper’s London office. Reporting to the Global Co-CEO, Alison’s role was to develop, drive and implement the firm’s strategy to achieve its vision of becoming the leading global business law firm. Working with partners and staff she translated the International strategy into tactical initiatives that could be executed and measured.

Prior to this role she was based in Dubai for five years as the Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s Middle East region. Alison has an MBA from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Valeska Bloch

Managing Associate – Allens

Valeska specialises in the procurement and development of large-scale ICT platforms and telecommunications projects, as well as new media and traditional media transactions. She also advises clients on big data management, data protection and privacy and cyber security breaches.  Valeska is a founding member of the Allens Accelerate startup and emerging companies practice and advises both startups and investors.

Her experience includes advising:

· Foxtel – on various transactional and regulatory matters including its investment into Ten Network Holdings and its joint venture with Seven to provide a subscription video on demand service (Presto Entertainment).
· Samsung – on transactions including application development and content licence arrangements for multi-platform apps, the establishment and termination of key content services and various regulatory and consumer matters.
· SWIFT – on its successful bid to design, build and operate the New Payments Platform infrastructure for fast low value payments in Australia.
· A number of leading Australian and multinational organisations and startups, on privacy and data security regulatory issues and breaches.
· Tripadvisor – on its acquisition of Dimmi, a restaurant booking platform.
· One of Reinventure’s (Westpac’s VC fund’s) startup companies.
· NSW Department of Finance Services – on the NSW Government’s data centre reform program which involved the construction of two new purpose built data centres and the provision of facilities management services.
· nbn – on various regulatory and corporate governance matters, including on facilities access arrangements for the roll-out of its wireless network.
· Sydney Trains – on its A$100 million outdoor advertising concession arrangements.
· Vodafone Hutchison Australia – on significant commercial telecoms and technology transactions, including outsourcing to a new whole-of-business IT managed services provider, aspects of its network business following its merger, the dissolution of the 3GIS joint venture, its dealer reorganisation and its data centre restructure.
Valeska was described by Australasian Lawyer in 2015 as ‘one of the country’s leading TMT lawyers’ and a ‘Woman to Watch’.

Valeska has a Master of Laws in IT, media and communications from UNSW. She is also co-editor of the Communications Law Bulletin and author of the Radiocommunications chapter and co-author of the Internet Law chapter (forthcoming) of Thomson Reuters’ Laws of Australia publication.

Valeska is a core member of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council and the firm’s Reconciliation Action Plan committee

MacDonnells Law

Melissa Sinopoli is the CEO and Founder of LawyerQuote, a digital start-up which is shaking up the legal industry. LawyerQuote is providing consumers and business with access to the right lawyer, at the right price, instantly.

Melissa is also the Commercial Practice Group Leader at MacDonnells Law, managing the Firm’s 45 person strong State-wide commercial team. She is the youngest female appointment to this position at MacDonnells Law in its 132 year history. Melissa’s area of practice is corporate law, specialising in corporate law advisory, including corporate reconstructions and shareholder disputes and mergers and acquisitions.

Melissa has previously been awarded the James Cook University Outstanding Early Career Alumnus 2013, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Regional Lawyer of the Year 2012 and was a Finalist in Australia-wide Future Star Award category, Women in Law Awards 2012 and a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Senior Associate of the year in 2015.

Melissa is also a Board Member of the national Australian Institute of Management Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.

Anthony Wright

Prinicpal – Lexvoco

Anthony is a Principal of lexvoco, and a senior corporate and commercial lawyer.

Prior to launching lexvoco, Anthony held General Manager, Head of Strategy and General Counsel positions at a number of leading global and ASX100 companies including Transpacific Industries Group Ltd and the PGA Tour.

Over the course of his career, Anthony has worked extensively in the industrials, oil and gas, sports, FMCG, retail, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, wine, property and technology sectors. He is an expert at legal process improvement and strategy, and at advising lawyers on simplification and improving client satisfaction.

Anthony has experience across varied practice areas including corporate/M&A (acted for buyer in $1.3B acquisition from private equity), competition and consumer (numerous clearances with the ACCC), intellectual property, general commercial contracts law, disputes and litigation, real estate, safety and environmental law.

Carolyn Evans
University of Melbourne

Dean of Law School and Harrison Moore Professor of Law –  The University of Melbourne

Professor Carolyn Evans has been Dean of the Melbourne Law School since 2011 and prior to that was Associate Dean (Research) for three years. Carolyn has degrees in Arts and Law from Melbourne University and a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford she held a stipendiary lectureship for two years before returning to Melbourne in 2000. She worked for a period as a lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron after graduating from Melbourne. She is currently the Honorary Secretary to the Victorian Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee and the Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans..

In 2010, Carolyn was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to allow her to travel as a Visiting Fellow at American and Emory Universities. Carolyn is the author or editor of six books on human rights and numerous articles and chapters. She is an internationally recognised expert on religious freedom and the relationship between law and religion and has spoken on these topics in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Greece, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Nepal and Australia.

Sam Fernando

Director Organisational development, Asia Pac Talent Pillar Lead – PWC

Samantha has more than 20 years experience in the corporate and consulting environments within the L&D, HR and OD fields. Some key achievements include, Design and implementation of a highly successful leadership and cultural transformation agenda for a top tier commercial law firm. Samantha was also the Co-creator of the Future of Work: People, Place, Technology Conference. She has extensive HR and L&D corporate experience through leadership roles at leading law firms including Clayton Utz, Minter Ellison, King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills. In addition, consulting to many industries including JP Morgan Singapore/Hong Kong, Myer, Dibbs Abbott Stillman, Mills Oakley, Varian, St. George Bank, Olex, Vision Australian and Department of Sustainability & Environment.

Samantha’s purpose is to help organisations, educational institutions and cross-industry collaborations to transform the paradigm of organisational life toward individual and collective enrichment and growth.

“My role is to co-create and implement new possibilities in alignment with the vision of the organisation. I am known for stretching the boundaries of what is possible, in a collaborative way that develops and nurtures talent and enables excellence in performance and delivery of outcomes.”


Chief Executive –  MinterEllison

Mr Harrington is the Chief Executive of MinterEllison. He has a distinguished career in financial and professional services, with over 35 years of business and strategic leadership experience, in Australia and internationally.

Most recently, Mr Harrington was Managing Director of the fast-growing and innovative global investment bank, Moelis & Company. Prior to that, he was Global Managing Partner, Strategy & Transformation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was a member of the PwC Global Executive Leadership Team. From 2000 to 2008, Mr Harrington was Australian Senior Partner and Chief Executive of PwC, coming into the position not long after the merger of Price Waterhouse with Coopers & Lybrand, and oversaw the successful cultural integration and significant growth of the merged firm in Australia. At Coopers & Lybrand, Mr Harrington was Deputy Chairman of the Firm and National Managing Partner of Taxation Services.

Mr. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Senior Fellow of FINSIA, Chairman of The Australian Charities Fund and advisor to the Sydney University Medical School.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 in recognition of his charitable work.

David Rennick
Pinsent Masons Australia

Partner and Head –  Pinsent Masons Australia.

Prior to joining Pinsent Masons in March 2014, David was CEO of an Australian law firm where he was responsible for leadership, client and people strategies and management. David was a property partner for 19 years where his areas of practice included master planned community projects, property development, corporate real estate, institutional property, and retail centre developments and leasing.

With more than 25 years experience in the property industry David was engaged by developers, institutions and retailers not only as principal legal advisor but also on property and business strategy.

Since joining Pinsent Masons, David has been assisting in the shaping of Pinsent Masons’ strategy for Australia and building the team.


Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dan Katz – Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Dan is a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency-enhancing technologies to help create lawyers for today’s challenging legal job market. 

Both his scholarship and teaching integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Dan’s forward-thinking ideas helped to earn him acknowledgement among the Fastcase 50, an award which “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” 

He was also named to the American Bar Association Journal’s “Legal Rebels,” a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Dan teaches Civil Procedure, E-Discovery, and Entrepreneurial Lawyering at Chicago-Kent and spearheads new initiatives to teach law students how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in their future legal careers.

Lilian Dikmans
Law Advisor

General Counsel – Law Advisor

Jasna Bratic
Think Agile

Director and Principal Solicitor – Think Agile Pty Ltd

Jasna is a highly experienced commercial and intellectual property lawyer with 12 years’ collective experience working in-house and in top tier private practice. Jasna is the former General Counsel and Company Secretary of Lonely Planet Publications, one of the world’s most successful travel publishers that operates across print and digital platforms. She holds a masters in Intellectual Property Law from The University of Melbourne. Currently, Jasna is the Principal Lawyer at Think Agile Pty Ltd.

Jasna has worked on a broad range of commercial deals including large technology and multi platform IP licensing transactions, content acquisition, managing global trade mark and domain name portfolios, negotiating e-commerce arrangements, affiliate marketing arrangements, advertising contracts and IT outsourcing.

Jasna also has experience in entering foreign markets having dealt with the complex legal issues associated with setting up businesses in China and India.

Practice areas include intellectual property law, commercial law (including e-commerce), corporate law, marketing and consumer law, corporate governance and general regulatory compliance.

In 2013 Jasna was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Sheree Ip
Bitcoin Association of Australia

Blockchain Technology Consultant

Jane Hall
Seyfarth Shaw

Jane Hall – Partner – Seyfarth Shaw

Lonely Planet

Jaci Langford – Corporate Lawyer/ Company Secretary – Lonely Planet

Jaci has worked at Lonely Planet for the past two and a half years as a corporate lawyer. Prior to joining Lonely Planet, Jaci worked a corporate lawyer for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and as a solicitor for a firm focused on the sports and media sector. 

When Jaci joined Lonely Planet, Agile was widely used across the business (including in the legal department) as a method of team and task management. The ability to visually prioritize matters, track progress and have visibility over each team member’s workload had an immediate, beneficial impact on her own productivity and team work. Straight away Jaci was an advocate of the Agile method. 


The legal team continues to explore Agile work practices at Lonely Planet and has incorporated digital software to allow the team to continue to use Agile together from different corners of the globe. The evolution has been a key element in the team delivering an outstanding service to Lonely Planet. 

Courtney Rickersey
Griffith University Law Student Association

Courtney is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She is a Graduate Entry student having already completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. She is an active member in her Law Student Association as Vice President of Activities and volunteering at the local Community Legal Centre.

She hopes that she can combine her understanding of what motivates individual’s’ behaviour with her passion for the law. Courtney was recently a student participant in Law Without Walls that saw her traveling to Madrid and Miami.

Along with her teammates from New York and Switzerland, she created a Project of Worth that focused on increasing access to justice via a social biographical app aimed at young defenders in New York. This project was the overall winning project amongst students from over 30 international law and business schools.

Erika Concetta Pagano
Kate Linton

Kate Linton is the Head of Design at ThoughtWorks Australia. She is a digital designer with over 20 years experience in visual communications, interaction design, user experience, prototyping, branding, information architecture, customer research and user testing.

At ThoughtWorks, Kate works with agile software delivery teams to design digital products and services that customers can use with ease. She takes an iterative approach to design, to delivery value incrementally to the end user. 

She is a mentor for young designers and trains teams in design thinking.

Ken Jagger

Ken Jagger, Co-Founder

AdventBalance / LOD (Lawyers On Demand)

In 2008, Ken Jagger, a partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) had a lightbulb moment.  He realised that lawyers and clients could work together in a more flexible and innovative way.  He created the secondment firm Balance Legal that same year which then merged with Advent Lawyers in 2012, creating the successful NewLaw firm AdventBalance. 

Following significant growth in Australia and Asia, AdventBalance has recently merged with LOD (Lawyers On Demand) in the UK, creating one of the world’s largest and fastest growing alternative legal services businesses.  The business now operates 7 offices across 4 countries and has a team of over 600 lawyers. 

With some further exciting ventures in the near future, Ken leads change in the industry, challenging traditional structures, supporting NewLaw models and continually looking for new ways to provide both clients and lawyers with better ways of working together.

Lisa Leong
Herbert Smith Freehills

Lisa Leong a.k.a the “Diminutive Disruptor”, is a former Technology Lawyer (Melbourne, London, New York) and ABC Breakfast Radio Presenter who, in her current role in Client-Centred Innovation, works closely with HSF Clients to face the challenges of the rapidly changing legal and business landscape. 

Drawing on her unique experiences and skill-set, combined with Design Thinking and Mindfulness, she brings a fresh approach to proactive client collaborations. 

Lisa sits on the Australian Board of international children’s charity, Radio Lollipop, and was previously on the ABC Advisory Council and Head of Business Development, Asia for HSF just after Freehills merged with Herbert Smith. 

Recent client work includes partnering with Telstra Legal on the award winning* innovation collaboration framework, which resulted in significant and quantifiable cost savings and productivity, using legal project management, design thinking and lean/agile approaches to experimentation and prototyping. *FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Award 2016 for “Most Innovative In-House Legal Team”. 

Priyanka Ashraf
Dowson Turco Lawyers

Priyanka Ashraf  Lawyer  Dowson Turco Lawyers

Priya is a lawyer by day and an entrepreneur at all other times. Internationally-bred and New South Wales-admitted, Priya cut her grad teeth on cross border litigation in emergent economies in Asia. She returned to Australia to join the growing movement in legal innovation and joined Dowson Turco Lawyers (DTL) as a junior litigator.

DTL is the pre-eminent generalist law firm primarily representing the gay and lesbian community as well as all minority groups. DTL prides itself on being an early adopter and evangelist of innovation in legal methodology and is not afraid to rock the boat in disrupting the established model or the wider legal system.
Priya is a lawyer by day and an entrepreneur at all other times. Internationally-bred and New South Wales-admitted, Priya cut her grad teeth on cross border litigation in emergent economies in Asia. She returned to Australia to join the growing movement in legal innovation and joined Dowson Turco Lawyers (DTL) as a junior litigator.

DTL is the pre-eminent generalist law firm primarily representing the gay and lesbian community as well as all minority groups. DTL prides itself on being an early adopter and evangelist of innovation in legal methodology and is not afraid to rock the boat in disrupting the established model or the wider legal system.

Claire Wivell Plater
The Fold Legal
Sam Nickless
Linklaters LLP

Born in the analogue world, raised in the digital often referred to as a Gen Y / Millennial. Saran Kaur is a Document Automation Consultant at Linklaters LLP, since 2014.

Since joining, she has led the strategic engagement and implementation of document automation within the firm. Delivering global training, her role involves working with all practice areas and business services functions globally, driving forward user adoption and engagement.

Prior to joining Linklaters, Saran spent 2 years at Pinsent Masons as a Legal Knowledge Engineer. Before this she graduated from Nottingham Law School after completing the Legal Practice Course whilst working part-time in an IT Support role, creating the perfect blend for a career in Legal Tech.

Saran is passionate about all aspects of knowledge and information management, and in particular data analytics.

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Horia Slușanschi
Westpac New Zealand Limited

Horia’s mission is to evolve lean and agile enterprise ecosystems by promoting awareness of the intimate interplay of business with technology. His firm commitment to the relentless pursuit of excellence and balance in his personal, professional, social and spiritual roles supports his mission.

Horia is trained as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, holds a PhD in Computer Science and serves as an Agile coach, mentor and instructor helping numerous organisations to transform their thinking, organisational and action habits to achieve better outcomes, with improved satisfaction for everyone involved.

Being passionate about continuous improvement, Horia also regularly volunteers part of his time to various professional organisations, in various capacities – organiser, speaker, facilitator, contributor.

Horia is also an avid practitioner of the gentle yet fierce art of Aikido, a mad skier, and finds great joy in delighting people with luxurious photography.

Adrien Grady
Gilbert + Tobin
Clare Harris
Gilbert + Tobin

Clare Harris
Gilbert + Tobin

Sapna Mantena_web
BT Advice & Private Wealth

Sapna Mantena

BT Advice & Private Wealth

Sarah Brown_web
BT Advice & Private Wealth

Sarah Brown
BT Advice & Private Wealth

Justine Woodford

Justine has been Allens’ Head of Knowledge since September 2006, having previously worked as the knowledge management lawyer role for superannuation, funds management and financial services.

As Head of Knowledge (and in conjunction with the Chief Knowledge Officer, Rachel O’Connor), Justine is responsible for setting the knowledge management agenda for Allens and has directed and been responsible for the implementation of many of Allens’ knowledge initiatives and achievements. One of her current projects is implementing document automation.

Justine has a unique perspective on knowledge services, having worked in a number of roles in the legal industry, including:

lawyer and senior associate – practising in a range of areas, including insolvency, M&A, superannuation, trusts and tax at Allens Arthur Robinson (predecessor firm of Allens);

as a client – as compliance officer/legal counsel at Potter Warburg/Swiss Bank (predecessor to UBS) for three years; and

as a regulator – while on secondment to the Victorian Corporate Affairs Office (a State predecessor to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission).

Justine’s skills have helped the knowledge services team provide a focused and valued service to Allens’ internal and external clients and have helped the team meet the many challenges faced in a knowledge support role.


This exclusive thought leadership event will be hosted at Pier One Sydney Harbour

Nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offering panoramic Harbour views, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is built on, and over, the water. Their unique Federation-style blends heritage with contemporary chic. One of the very few hotels in the heart of The Rocks, the boutique hotel allows easy access to Sydney’s historic dining and entertainment precinct as well as Sydney CBD.

Pier One Sydney

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay
NSW 2000


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Sponsors and Partners

Janders Dean is pleased to announce the following sponsor and partner organisations 2016 event. For further information on the benefits of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janders Dean via email on info@jandersdean.com







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The Dockyard



Day One Agenda – Wednesday 27 July

  • Conference Registration
    08:50 - 09:00
  • Session 1 The Changing Face of APAC Legal Industry
    Fresh Leadership Perspective
    09:00 - 09:45
    Tony Harrington, Chief Executive – Minter Ellison
  • Session 2 Building a Social Entrepreneur Culture
    Do More Law
    09:45 - 10:30
    Chris Eigeland, Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations – Founder GO1
  • Refreshments
    10:30 - 11:00
  • Session 3 The Partner’s Perspective
    Everything Old is New Again
    11:00 - 11:15
    Jane Hall, Partner – Seyfarth Shaw
  • Session 4 Future-Proofing Legal Education in Australia
    The Students of 2025
    11:15 - 11:45
    Carolyn Evans, Dean of Law School and Harrison Moore Professor of Law – The University of Melbourne
  • Session 5 Identifying & Developing Talent for NewLaw
    Lessons From Outside Legal
    11:45 - 12:15
    Samantha Fernando, Director Organisational Development, Asia Pacific Talent Pillar Lead – PWC
  • Session 6 Working Smarter & Harder
    Surviving The Legal Apocalypse
    12:15 - 12:30
    Stewart Rasmussen, Head of Client Services – HighQ
  • Networking Lunch
    12:30 - 13:45
    Courtesy of Janders Dean | LexisNexis APAC Legal Innovation Index
  • Session 7 The Changing Faces of Legal Industry Disruption
    Opportunities for Non-Technology Based Disruption
    13:45 - 14:15
    Priyanka Ashraf  – Dowson Turco Lawyers
  • Session 8 Buzzword Bingo
    Decoding BlockChain’s Potential Impact on Legal
    14:15 - 14:30
    Claire Wivell Plater, MANAGING DIRECTOR – The Fold Legal
  • Session 9 Capturing Market Opportunities
    Lessons for #BigLaw from #NewLaw
    14:30 - 15:15
    Melissa Sinopoli, Commerical Practice Group Leader – MacDonnells Law
    Anthony Wright, Principal – Lexvoco
    Lilian Dikmas, General Counsel – LawAdvisor
  • Refreshments
    15:15 - 15:45
  • Session 10 The Corporate Counsel’s Expectations
    Legal Transformation ≠ Race to Press Release
    15:45 - 16:15
    Dan Cootes, Head of Legal (Australasia) – BT
  • Session 11 Agile Management of Legal Service Delivery
    Lonely Planet’s Global In-House Legal Team
    16:15 - 16:45
    Jaci Langford, Senior Lawyer – Lonely Planet
  • Session 12 Thinking Agile @ Think Agile
    16:45 - 17:15
    Jasna Bratic, Director and Principal Solicitor – Think Agile Pty Ltd
  • Session 13 - Finding Joy in Legal Work
    17:15 - 17:45

    Horia Slușanschi, Kaizen Artist at Westpac New Zealand Limited

  • Session 14 Day One - Closing Remarks
    17:45 - 19:00
    Justin North, Founder & Director – Janders Dean International
  • Janders Dean Annual APAC Legal Horizons Cocktail Reception
    17:30 - 19:00

Day Two Agenda – Thursday 28 July

  • Conference Registration
    08:50 - 09:00
  • Session 15 The Rise of Computational Law
    New Data Lenses for New Horizons
    09:00 - 09:45
    Professor Dan Katz – Chicago-Kent College of Law – USA
  • Session 16 Fortune Favours the Brave
    Embracing New Industry Opportunities
    09:45 - 10:30
    David Rennick, Managing Partner Australia – Pinsent Masons
  • Refreshments
    10:30 - 11:00
  • Session 17 Transformation Velocity
    Pace of Change Sustainability & Market Reaction
    11:00 - 11:20
    Ken Jagger, Chief Executive Officer – AdventBalance
  • Session 18 Transforming Legal Service Delivery
    Reflections on Resilience
    11:20 - 11:40
    Alison Laird, Legal Project Management Leader – DLA Piper Australia
  • Session 19 Global Trends in Legal Automation
    Separating Facts & Fiction
    11:40 - 12:00
    Saran Kaur, Document Automation Consultant – Linklaters – UK

    Justine Woodford, Head of Knowledge – Allens

  • Session 20 Service Delivery Experimentation
    Collaborative Client Journeys
    12:00 - 12:30
    Adrien Grady, lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin
    Clare Harris, lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin
    Sapna Mantena – Lawyer – BT Advice & Private Wealth | Compliance, Legal & Secretariat
    Sarah Brown – Lawyer – BT Advice & Private Wealth | Compliance, Legal & Secretariat
  • Session 21 Breaking Bad
    How Good Ideas Rarely Come From Expected Sources
    12:30 - 12:45
    Rachel Varghese, Law Graduate – Hive Legal
    Jack North, Co-Founder – Legalcitator
  • Networking Lunch
    12:45 - 13:45
  • Session 22 The Opportunities to Re-Imagine Legal
    Proactive Client Connections & Co-Design Efforts
    13:45 - 14:15
    Lisa Leong, Client Centred Innovation Lead – Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Session 23 Harnessing Next Generation Legal Minds
    Team12’s LWOW (Law Without Walls) Winning Journey
    14:15 - 14:45
    Erika Concetta Pagano, Associate Director LawWithoutWalls – University of Miami – USA
    Courtney Rickersey, LWOW 2016 Winning Team Member & Law Student – Griffith University
  • Session 24 Embracing & Leveraging The Power of Associate-Led Ideation
    14:45 - 15:15
    Valeska Bloch, Managing Associate – Allens
  • Session 25 - FinTech’s Multi-Layed Impact on Legal
    15:15 - 15:45
    Sheree Ip, Lawyer/Consultant/Board Member – Bitcoin Association of Australia
  • Refreshments
    15:45 - 16:15
  • Session 26 - Design Thinking in the Enterprise - Delivering customer value fast
    16:15 - 16:45
    Kate Linton, Principle – ThoughtWorks
  • Session 27 Fast Approaching Horizons
    2025 Industry Vision & Predictions
    16:45 - 17:15
    Sam Nickless, Chief Operating Officer – Gilbert+Tobin
  • Session 28 Day Two Closing Remarks
    17:15 - 17:30
    Justin North, Director & Founder – Janders Dean International
  • Reception
    17:30 - 19:00


To register your interest in the 2016 JD Horizons Conference please fill out the contact form.

Registration is now open. We have a strictly capped number of places available, and based on the success of previous year’s events, these are typically filled within the first 48 hours following the announcement of the event.

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