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About The Event

Join us at LawTech LIVE 2022, a showcase of diversity of thought that is rarely seen, with leading global practitioners from tech, law, judiciary and government.

Network with delegates, global leaders, esteemed professionals and experts in LegalTech and JusticeTech as we discuss and explore the latest in technology.

This year we will be blending the best aspects of physical and virtual, engaging audiences beyond those that can make it in-person. Expect a world class hybrid event.

The event provides a platform to share transformation and innovation use cases, developments and successes across Legal Technology and Judiciary from around the globe.

LawTech LIVE – world leading legal technology event.

Start:

Mar 09

End:

Mar 10

Where

Dubai / Abu Dhabi / Online

Our Speakers

Previous Speakers & Panelists from around the world.
Learn from the leading experts in LegalTech, JusticeTech and much more in our Keynotes, Panels, and Seminars.

Amir Ali
Amir Ali

Vice President Partnerships UK
Resolve Disputes Online

Amir has worked in Private Practice for 21 years for a few leading firms of Solicitors who specialised in Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, together with Company & Commercial work at senior management level. He was also Head of Litigation for a Midlands based National Leasing Plc.

Amir was invited to join the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (formally known as the High Court Sheriff`s Association) firstly at John Marston & Co (now Marston Group) where he was Client Relationship Manager for over three years before joining High Court Enforcement Group as Director of Client Services and Business Development. Amir has over 34 years of experience in both the Legal and Enforcement Sectors in the UK.

Amir is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Managers (FCICM) and is a member of CICM’s Think Tank and Technical Committee. CICM overseas & is responsible for £4 Trillion of Trade Debt in the UK and abroad.

Additionally, Amir was elected to the post of Vice Chairman of the CCUA (Civil Court Users Association) in September 2009, (Acting Chairman from February 2015 to October 2015) and served as Chairman of both their National Council & Events Steering Committees. The Association is charged with airing and addressing the concerns of all Civil Court Users in England and Wales at the very highest levels of Government, Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) to include all other Stakeholders concerned with Policy Change within the Civil Realm.

The CCUA generates £610 Million of Revenue per annum for HMCTS in Court Issue Fees alone.

The CCUA is the Lead Partner HMCTS has on their £1.2 Billion Court Reform Programme with a delivery date of 2023 (also known as the Briggs’ Reforms, named after Lord Briggs’ Review of the Civil Court Structure in England & Wales back in 2015 and before being elevated to The Supreme Court).

Amir sits on the Law Advisory Board at Coventry University.

The Civil Court Users Association represents the interests of the collective Creditor, Legal & Enforcement Sectors combined.

Amir stepped down as Chairman of the CCUA in September this year after 11 years on the Board.

Vice President Partnerships UK
Resolve Disputes Online

Aseel Zimmo
Aseel Zimmo

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Dr Aseel Zimmo is the Advisor to the Minister of Justice Bahrain.

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Brian M. Dunn
Brian M. Dunn

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

Brian W Tang
Brian W Tang

Founding Executive Director
LITE Lab @ University of Hong Kong

Founder
ACMI

Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia for more than two decades, combining extensive and credible global financial institutions experience, transactional and regulatory expertise and first-hand startup hustle.

After a career at global investment bank Credit Suisse and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, Brian founded ACMI to provide inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.

Brian is also founding executive director of the new interdisciplinary and experiential programme LITE Lab@HKU at the prestigious University of Hong Kong that fosters law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and has been featured on CNBC.

Brian is a global recognized author, speaker and authority in fintech (with more than 50,000 learners worldwide for the Introduction to Fintech edX course and being on the Board of Advisors of the Hong Kong Fintech Index Series), regtech/lawtech (chairing the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Regtech Committee, founding the APAC Regtech Network and producing international award winning hackathon teams) and AI and blockchain governance (sitting on IEEE’s Global AI Ethics Initiative Policy Committee and authoring various book chapters).

Brian also the proud founder of Young Makers & ChangeMakers, an inclusive youth technology development and educational social enterprise, which is best known for its Technovation: #GirlsMakeTech programme which has seen the top Hong Kong team of girls win the World Pitch Summit at Google in Silicon Valley in 2017.

Founding Executive Director
LITE Lab @ University of Hong Kong

Founder
ACMI

Bruno Barata
Bruno Barata

Member of the Academic Council
Swiss Academy for International Law

Bruno Barata is a brazilian lawyer, specialist in Public Law and Law and Technology; founding partner at BCDM Advogados; LL.M at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, graduated at the Leadership in Law Firms Program, held at Harvard Law School.

Secretary-General of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association; President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Chapter; Representative of Brazil at the BRICS Legal Forum; Council Member of the International Bar Association.

Member of the Harvard Law School Alumni Network; Member of the Task Force on the Future of Legal Services at the International Bar Association; Honoree of the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award, in 2009, given by the International Bar Association; author of legal articles published in the main legal specialized vehicles; has articles referenced in the Bibliography of the brazilian National Congress

Speaker at national and international events, lecturing in cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Dubai, Vancouver, New York, Boston, Vienna, Washington DC and Rome; organizer of national and international events, highlighting the showcase on brazilian political reform and corporate sector perspectives, both held at Harvard Law School; the international compliance conference at Fordham Law School

The conference about labor reform at the New York City Bar Association, the Summit of Presidents of the Latin American Bar Associations and the panel about innovation and artificial intelligence, held at Harvard Law School.

Member of the Academic Council
Swiss Academy for International Law

Christina Blacklaws
Christina Blacklaws

Immediate Past President
The Law Society of England & Wales

Founder
Blacklaws Consulting

Immediate Past President
The Law Society of England & Wales

Founder
Blacklaws Consulting

Clinton Swan
Clinton Swan

Co-Founder
Codelex Legaltech

Among other things, Clinton Swan is a co-founder at Codelex Legaltech; spent over a decade on the senior management team of a large international law firm, helping driving build-out of the business across the Middle East and Asia/Indo-Pacific regions; is a founding member of the Lawtech Advisory Council for the AIFC (Astana International Financial Centre)

Clinton is the orchestrator of The Legaltech Product Channel group on LinkedIn – a product-centric legaltech info-feed; and is involved with Irbis Ventures, a venture builder focused on early stage start-ups with potential for emerging market impact.

Clinton is involved with delivering the LTIC’s Commercial Awareness module.

Co-Founder
Codelex Legaltech

Ed Walters
Ed Walters

CEO at Fastcase, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law and Cornell Law School

Founded and built legal publishing company Fastcase, which pioneered citation analysis, data visualization, mobile apps, and eBooks for legal research. Responsible for strategic direction with special emphasis on product development, finance, business development, and licensing.

Teaching The Law of Robots, exploring the frontiers of law governing intelligent agents, autonomous machines, drones and robots. The class explores how existing common law, statutes, and regulations apply to robotics, and where new laws might be necessary.

CEO at Fastcase, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law and Cornell Law School

Eric Hunter
Eric Hunter

Global Futurist, CTO and Author

Global futurist, speaker, author and CTO.

In addition to my role as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the US based law firm, Bradford & Barthel, LLP, I am an advisory member to multiple boards across the globe.

I am a speaker, and both keynote and conduct masterclasses to international events across the globe.

My focus is how the future of technology and human behavior continually evolve and intersect the globe over.

I advise organizations how to recognize, create, and leverage new business and process models in leading organizational change through the current reality of global business model disruption.

I have worked with organizations across the world such as Google, IBM, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, TEDx, the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, KM Asia, KM Europe, KM Congress in India, Social Now in Portugal, Global Legal Forum in The Hague, and many more.

I expanded my focus within the future of technology and human behavior in my latest TEDx: “The Future of Human Behavior”.

My next book, “Travels in Time”, is due to publish fall of 2021.

Global Futurist, CTO and Author

Fehmida Hussain
Fehmida Hussain

Head of Center for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx)
Middlesex University Dubai

Head of Center for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx)
Middlesex University Dubai

Fiona Kirkman
Fiona Kirkman

Co-CEO & Legal Co-Founder
FamilyProperty

Principal
Kirkman Family Law

Co-CEO & Legal Co-Founder
FamilyProperty

Principal
Kirkman Family Law

H.E Abdulla Almajid
H.E Abdulla Almajid

Assistant Undersecretary
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates

Assistant Undersecretary
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates

H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa
H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa

Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa is the Minister of Justice of the country of Bahrain.

Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Hussain Hadi
Hussain Hadi

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Jeremy Small
Jeremy Small

CEO
Jameson Legal

Jeremy is the CEO of Jameson Legal, an award-winning international legal recruitment company with offices in London, Abu Dhabi, and Hong Kong. Clients include top US and UK law firms, sovereign wealth funds, and major corporates.

Jeremy qualified as a solicitor with leading shipping law firm Ince & Co in London before working as a private equity lawyer with Pinsent Masons. He moved into recruitment in 2004 and became a senior director of a boutique legal recruitment company in Singapore before returning to London to establish Jameson Legal in 2010.

Jeremy was recently appointed an advisory board member to fast growing legal tech company App4Legal. He has also established Jameson Legal Tech, an advisory consultancy working with technology companies to grow their client base in the legal sector.

CEO
Jameson Legal

Joanne Fischlin
Joanne Fischlin

Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs
Microsoft Gulf

Joanne Fischlin leads the Legal and Government Affairs team at Microsoft Gulf, helping companies and governments on their digital transformation journey. Her team and her engage regularly with customers, partners and regulators to raise the awareness of key stakeholders on privacy, security and ethics best practices when adopting new technologies such as the cloud and AI.  

Joanne is admitted to the Geneva Bar and during her career, she held various senior legal management positions in different industries incl. Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services, advised on a large number of opportunities across EMEA, India and LATAM and has severed on several boards. 

Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs
Microsoft Gulf

Josh Lee
Josh Lee

Chairperson
Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association

Co-Founder
LawTech.Asia

Josh presently serves as a Legal Policy Manager for AI Governance in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore. He is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar, a former international arbitration practitioner, and a former Assistant Director in Singapore’s Ministry of Law.

Josh is deeply passionate in law, policy and technology, and finds purpose in making sense of the future. To these ends, Josh co-founded LawTech.Asia, Singapore’s foremost publication on legal technology. Josh also staffs the Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and is a Research Fellow in SMU’s Centre for AI and Data Governance. For his work, he was identified as one of Asia’s Top 30 Persons to Watch in the business of law (Asia Law Portal, 2019).

Beneath his suit, Josh is an avid street-dancer who relishes training hard, proving himself, earning respect and putting Singapore on the world map. In 2013, Kok Thong represented Singapore and finished 1st runner-up in an international street dance competition, the R-16 Bboy Masters World Finals, held annually in South Korea.

During his time in university, Josh co-founded the funk-style street dance club SMU Funk Movement, where he also served as its first Vice-President. Josh also set up the Funk Movement Alumni Group, in which he serves as the Group’s first CEO.

Chairperson
Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association

Co-Founder
LawTech.Asia

Kim A. Page
Kim A. Page

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Kim is a communication trainer with a global track record of successful client stories across Europe, the US and the Middle East. She is a TEDx speaker and a webinar host. Her book “The Right Kind of Loud: Finding Your Communication Voice” is part of the curriculum at several business schools.

Since the pandemic started, Kim has been supporting clients to boost their impact through the screen as speakers and meeting hosts as well as getting them ready for video creation. Kim is also the creator of the zoominar series “The Right Kind of Loud for Virtual Sessions”.

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Krishnadas Nanath
Krishnadas Nanath

Associate Professor in Data Science
Middlesex University Dubai

Krishnadas is currently the Assistant CPC and Associate Professor in Data Science (Computer Engineering and Informatics department) at Middlesex University Dubai. In his previous role @ Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), he was responsible for leading the efforts of enhancing Analytics and Data Science capabilities at MAF as the head of the School of Analytics. Before joining MAF, he was teaching Data Science, MIS, and Cloud Technologies at Middlesex University Dubai, Institute of Management Technology (IMT Dubai), and IIM Indore. He has executed several corporate training programs and Data Science consulting assignments with prestigious firms in UAE (PWC, Emirates NBD, Landmark Group, National Bank of Fujairah, PDO, UAE Exchange, and others). He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM K), and his thesis covered the areas of Green IT (Sustainability Analytics) and Cloud Computing. His career started as a Computer Science engineer (B.Tech CSE), and he had successful professional experiences with Microsoft Research and Honeywell.   

Associate Professor in Data Science
Middlesex University Dubai

Laura Fauqueur
Laura Fauqueur

Innovation, Design Thinking Consultant & Facilitator

Laura Fauqueur is a Director for the Masters in Legal Tech of the CEU Institute of Advanced Management, the first onsite Masters fully dedicated to Legaltech taught in Spanish language.

Apart from giving lectures, she also works as an international consultant in innovation, digital transformation and tech implementation for the legal industry, and as a service design facilitator. She is the co-founder of Madrid Legal Hackers and is affiliated with a number of associations such as WLW Women in a Legal World, Inkietos, Avotech and ACIJUR.

Laura holds a BA in English and French philology and translation, and a Masters in Conference Interpreting. She started her carrier as a court interpreter. Later on she worked within a law firm as a legal translator, then as a marketer, and she understood the legal industry needed to (but didn’t!) embrace technology.

She then trained and became a legaltech enabler and evangelist. Before her current positions, Laura co-founded the “Instituto de Innovación Legal” and used to be an ambassador for the European Legal Tech Association.

Laura was awarded the European Women in Tech 2020– Legaltech category – by the UK Department on International Trade, and is among the nominees for the Women in Legaltech Award.

Innovation, Design Thinking Consultant & Facilitator

Lena El-Malak
Lena El-Malak

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Dr. Lena El-Malak is a Senior Associate in the Technology, Media and Telco practice of Bird & Bird, based in Dubai. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Lena worked as the lead commercial attorney for Microsoft Gulf and as the legal counsel for Bayt.com, the Middle East’ leading job site. Before becoming a commercial attorney, Lena has spent several years working as a legal and development consultant for international organizations and regional not for profits. She is a vocal advocate of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector and legal field. She has launched a Women in Tech network at her firm in Dubai earlier this year and has been managing a joint initiative and mentorship program with Middlesex University and Microsoft aimed at empowering law students with the skills they need to embark in legal careers. Lena is a US qualified attorney and holds a PhD in International Law from SOAS, University of London.  

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Lise Alm
Lise Alm

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

Lise Alm is a lawyer and business developer with a background in the tech community.
She is Head of Business Development at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) working with innovation, systems implementation, and communication.
In parallel, she’s co-founder and chairperson for Prorenata AB, a scale up within digital healthcare, and co-founder of Spira Globalt AB, a consultancy start-up in global expansion. Previous roles include M&A lawyer at Vinge Lawfirm, VP Business at the Stockholm tech start-up Volumental, a company providing B2B 3D scanning solutions for retail globally, and in-house counsel at Spotify, where she headed up the corporate team for six years and taking leading roles in corporate expansion, system implementations, and change management projects.
Lise has vast experience of introducing and implementing new technology at young and mature companies, as buyer, user and seller of systems. With one foot in technology and one in law, she operates in the space between the silos, trying to merge the needs and the strengths of both worlds. In her current role at the SCC, this has included the implementation of a new case management platform for the SCC – the SCC Platform.

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

Lucy Pert
Lucy Pert

Partner
Hausfeld & Co LLP

Lucy Pert, Partner for Hausfeld London, possesses almost 20 years of commercial dispute resolution experience with a focus on financial services, contentious restructuring, insolvency, trusts and shareholder disputes.

She has extensive experience of managing international, cross-border litigation, working frequently in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal, and, has also conducted several commercial arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules. Lucy’s clients – who often act adverse to large financial institutions – include corporates, high net worth individuals, hedge funds, private equity funds and insolvency practitioners.

Partner
Hausfeld & Co LLP

Mark Beer, OBE
Mark Beer, OBE

Chairman
Metis Institute

Co-Founder
Deep Tech Resolution Lab, Oxford University

Chairman
Metis Institute

Co-Founder
Deep Tech Resolution Lab, Oxford University

Mo Zain Ajaz
Mo Zain Ajaz

Chief Counsel & Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence
National Grid Property

A member of the Leadership Team with responsibility for strategy, planning, performance, change and improvement across the Global Legal function. Accountability for National Grid’s Operational Excellence programmes across the function (Risk and Compliance, Assurance, UK / US Legal and Company Secretariat). Accountability for all legal services for National Grid’s property portfolio.

Chief Counsel & Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence
National Grid Property

Nicholas Cronjaeger
Nicholas Cronjaeger

Head of LegalTech Solutions
Thomson Reuters MENA

Head of LegalTech Solutions
Thomson Reuters MENA

Nikhil Vadgama
Nikhil Vadgama

Deputy Executive Director
UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

Nikhil Vadgama is the Deputy Director and a Research Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. He is also an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Fintech and Emerging Business Technologies at the UCL School of Management and Department of Computer Science.

He has orchestrated numerous educational programmes including the Master’s in Financial Technology and Master’s in Emerging Digital Technologies at UCL and a Blockchain MOOC on the FutureLearn platform. His commercial experience has spanned multiple sectors including Education, Real Estate and Fintech globally in both the public and private sector.

Most recently he has been involved in the commercialisation of and publication of academic research in the AI and Blockchain domains. He has previously worked globally as an Investment Banker for HSBC. Nikhil holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MPhys from the University of Oxford and has passed all three levels of the CFA Programme.

Deputy Executive Director
UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

Otilia Phiri
Otilia Phiri

Attorney – Emerging Markets, Middle East & Africa
Microsoft

Commercial lawyer with experience in the Infrastructure Development and Information Technology industries. Passion for the law, technology and people. Experience across Middle East and Africa markets. Generalist at heart. Champion for Diversity & Inclusion. Enjoys networking with peers. Strong advocate for mentorship as a career development tool – especially for women and young girls.

Attorney – Emerging Markets, Middle East & Africa
Microsoft

Rob Lankester
Rob Lankester

Independent Consultant, RLegal Engineering

Hi, I’m Rob Lankester, Founder and Director of RLegal Engineering Ltd. Clients and peers say that I am:

“…fantastic to work with, prompt, helpful and deeply knowledgeable”.

“…enthusiastic, a quick learner, commercial and inventive. A pleasure to work with.”

“Rob is committed to doing the best possible job for his clients and continually strives to develop systems and solutions which deliver tangible benefits to business practice… I have always been impressed by his drive and enthusiasm.”

“If you are looking for someone to challenge conventional thinking, deliver a solution that could transform your business, you need to work with Rob.”

I am best known for my successful document automation projects at international law firms, and for automating 250 documents in the first year with limited resources – achieving an average efficiency saving of 83%. This led to me being recognised as one of Thomson Reuters first Automation Champions.

I have heard of so many failed projects over the years, and in my experience this is usually a result of a lack of planning, buy-in, or resourcing (or all three!). This is where I come in.

Armed with 13+ years’ experience of leading change in legal operations, I combine my background as a business analyst and project lead with deep expertise in document automation to provide unrivalled professional consultancy and implementation services.

My clients range from international law firms and global corporations, to innovative individuals and start-ups.

My approach is based on these core values:
• People first – I believe in putting people at the heart of every successful project.
• Quality – I understand that much of legal service delivery is about managing or reducing risk, as is changing it.
• Reliability – I’ll be there to support you throughout your journey.
• Continuous Improvement.

I am passionate about driving positive change and disruption in legal. Now more than ever it is crucial to be able to deliver legal services in the most efficient and effective way possible. Enabling my clients to do this and helping to solve their problems is my reason for being in business.

If you share my values and would like to stay in touch, I would love to hear from you. To keep abreast with my latest blog articles and posts, click the blue Follow button above.

Independent Consultant, RLegal Engineering

Robert Millard
Robert Millard

Director
Cambridge Strategy Group

Rob advises law firms on setting and executing strategy and on transforming their business models to align with the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’. Key to this is creating constructive mindsets towards digitalisation of both the practice and the business of law and understanding how these same trends are radically transforming client needs. So too, building the systems and structures needed to allow innovation to thrive.

He has been privileged to work many great law firms over the past twenty years, ranging from premium global leaders to leading national firms and others across Europe, the Americas, Middle-East, Asia and Africa, including a period in-house as a business strategist with Linklaters, in London.

Rob is a past co-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Law Firm Management Committee and he served on the steering committee of the IBA ‘President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services.’ He is also a past chair of the American Bar Association’s International Law Practice Management Forum (now part of the Legal Practice Division). He has co-authored eight books so far on law firm strategy and management, the most recent being on law firm business model transformation. Rob holds an MBA degree from Henley and is currently well advanced with a PhD research project with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, on client perceptions of value in large law firm mergers.

Rob lives in Cambridge in England, one of the most vibrant tech start-up centres in the world.

Director
Cambridge Strategy Group

Shak Ashraf
Shak Ashraf

Managing Director, Forte Markets

Shak is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience in delivering complex technology and business solutions. He has worked extensively in the regulatory and technology segments, having scoped, mobilised and delivered programmes across regulatory requirements spanning some of the most critical changes over the past decade, including MiFID, Market Abuse, AML, EMIR and GDPR. An avid entrepreneur, Shak is leading numerous ongoing tech ventures and also acts as an advisor and consultant for numerous start-ups from several global jurisdictions. He has worked on complex change programmes across front office, operations and technology impacting both the financial and legal industries.

Shak has been particularly active in the implementation and awareness of changes in the legal and regulatory markets, supporting global clients, delivering effective change by ensuring that legacy technology and operating models are replaced with innovative solutions.

Years of responsibilities and a breadth of experience and excellence gained from being a senior practitioner, Shak has an unrivalled understanding of technology, from solution design to execution and deployment, putting him on the front line of innovation across the legal and regulatory domains.

Shak possesses a proven track record in roles that demand rigor, a high level of drive and dedication .

Managing Director, Forte Markets

Sharin Kaur Veriah
Sharin Kaur Veriah

Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Fusionex International

Sharin is the Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Fusionex International, a technology market leader specialising in Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and IR 4.0.

Having more than a decade of multi-jurisdictional experience specialising in the fields of technology, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, Sharin provides strategic legal advice to the Group, leading a team that oversees all contractual matters and negotiations. She also works closely
with key stakeholders, pillar heads and regional leads across the business to fortify regulatory compliance within the Group.

Her role also extends to lending commercial insights to the Group, based
on skills honed in the course of her career to ensure business of the Group continues without disruption.

Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Fusionex International

Stefania Passera
Stefania Passera

Contract Design & Visualization Consultant

Stefania is a contract design and simplification expert based in Espoo, Finland. She runs her one-woman consultancy Passera Design, where she helps her clients transform their contracts and policies into user-friendly, effective tools that work for business. With over ten years of experience in the field, her work ranges over information design, service design, human-computer interaction, proactive and preventive law, and legal innovation.

She is a co-founder of the Legal Design Alliance and a co-author of its Legal Design Manifesto. She is also the creator of Legal Design Jam, the first workshop format aimed at innovating legal documents and prototyping hands-on. She has been the first (and so far only) designer awarded Fellow status by World Commerce & Contract for her innovative work on contract design and simplification. She also created (with Helena Haapio) and curates the WorldCC’s Contract Design Pattern Library.

Stefania is an all-rounder, backing her design expertise with a solid academic background. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Vaasa, Department of Business Law (Vaasa, Finland), and has earned her doctoral degree from Aalto University (Espoo, Finland). Her research has been published in international journals, books, and conference proceedings. She has lectured at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, KU Leuven, UC Louvain, European University Institute, ESADE Business and Law School, California Western School of Law, and Domus Academy.

Contract Design & Visualization Consultant

Tenia Kyriazi
Tenia Kyriazi

Deputy Director Academic Operations
Middlesex University Dubai

Deputy Director Academic Operations
Middlesex University Dubai

Tim Cummins
Tim Cummins

Tim Cummins
President, WCC – Global Contract Management Association

I believe that commercial innovation is fundamental to human creativity and the development of sustainable trading relationships. My experience has shown me that academia and business do not invest sufficiently in creating the necessary skills or structure for commercial competence to flourish. In 1999 I established a non-profit Association – IACCM – with the mission to inspire change. And it is working!

Trade lies at the foundation of human prosperity and progress. Through enhanced commercial policies and practices, we achieve greater integrity and success in our trading relationships. These are supported by new forms of contract, designed to achieve economic benefit. IACCM lies at the heart of a growing movement, providing research, ideas and practical insights to those with the courage to think and act differently.

My career included successful growth in corporate banking, automotive, aerospace and technology industries, plus leadership of start-ups. Today, I travel the world, meeting and speaking with major corporations, government officials, politicians, NGOs, academics and entrepreneurs, spreading belief that we can do things better. My words are backed by the strength of research and practical examples of the benefit that comes from enabling commercial innovation.

Specialties: Public speaking. Creative, entrepreneur, research and analysis of complex organization / business opportunities. Funtional and organizational design, global business development, negotiation and management of complex contracts, international business, marketing, collaboration and networking – creating opportunities for others

Tim Cummins
President, WCC – Global Contract Management Association

Tom Grogan
Tom Grogan

Head of MDRxTECH. Digital transformation. Compliant by design. Lawyer, emerging technology, AI/ML and blockchain at Mishcon de Reya LLP

Tom Grogan is Head of digital transformation consultancy MDRxTECH. He has a deep understanding of a wide range of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and blockchain (and other DLTs), and has experience advising public and private sector clients on the design, development and delivery of their technology strategies and solutions.

Tom works with some of the world’s most innovative organisations and uses technology to revolutionise and transform their service offerings. Tom’s practice is global in its outlook – over the past 18 months he has worked with clients in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. He is heavily involved in the emerging technology ecosystem: he chairs the Blockchain chapter of Tech London Advocates, a leading industry network of technology leaders, entrepreneurs and experts; he has addressed the EU Commission on the convergence of emerging technologies; he has lectured at UCL and the University of Cambridge on the legal and regulatory treatment of emerging technologies; and has mentored a number of early stage businesses through various accelerator programmes, including Conception X and StateZero Labs.

As an English qualified lawyer, Tom is able to reassure his clients that compliance underpins all of their digital transformational undertakings. In May 2020, Tom was ranked the #1 most innovative lawyer in the UK by The Legal Technologist magazine

 

Head of MDRxTECH. Digital transformation. Compliant by design. Lawyer, emerging technology, AI/ML and blockchain at Mishcon de Reya LLP

Yazad Khandhadia
Yazad Khandhadia

Vice President – Security Architecture & Engineering
Emirates NBD

Adjunct Faculty Member
Middlesex University Dubai

Yazad Khandhadia is Vice President, Security Architecture & Engineering at Emirates NBD – a leading financial institution in the UAE with operations in international locations such as Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, Egypt & the United Kingdom.

He possesses 15 years of experience in the field of cyber security and has worked in cross functional domains which include cyber security strategy & program management security architecture & design, business information security, governance, risk management & compliance (GRC), security awareness, identity & access management, threat & vulnerability management and cyber security operations, which include, incident analysis, investigation, remediation and coordination with legal, compliance and corporate communications divisions.

In his current role, he is responsible for embedding security best practices & culture within Emirates NBD as part of a group wide digital transformation program that uses Agile methodologies. He currently leads the cyber security “Purple Team” within his organization – which creates & enforces People, Process & Technology security controls for Data Privacy, Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability and Resilience across all information systems used by customers, business partners and employees and encompass threats including but not limited to malware, insider threat, distributed denial of service (DDoS), injection & account take over attacks.

He acts as the primary point of contact for cyber security advice for business executives and deals with heterogenous stakeholders in areas such as retail & corporate banking, treasury, back office operations, procurement, operational risk, audit, compliance and legal. He is also responsible for reviewing legal contracts & master services agreements in order to ensure that the right cyber & data security clauses, that will protect the organization, are present and also conducts cyber security assessments & audits of third-party organizations that are used for purposes of outsourcing.

Yazad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics & a master’s degree in International Business and is certified in Data Privacy (CIPP/CIPT), Cloud Security (CCSK) and general information security& audit disciplines (CISSP, CISM, CISA).

His current focus is on securing technologies like Infrastructure/Platform-as-a-Service (IaaS/PaaS), Public Cloud (Software-as-a-Service / SaaS), real time streaming, containers, service mesh, APIs & embedding security automation to roll out products and services in a secured and agile manner to stakeholders.

He is passionate about educating, mentoring and encouraging students to venture into cyber security as a profession and is currently Adjunct Faculty at Middlesex University in Dubai, UAE.

Vice President – Security Architecture & Engineering
Emirates NBD

Adjunct Faculty Member
Middlesex University Dubai

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