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Join the first of it’s kind Bootcamp to be held in the UAE in 2021. Delivered as part of the Legal Technology & Innovation Institute’s global roadshow of its LTIC programme. It is the most innovative Legal Technology event to be held in Dubai. The event will be delivered by the stellar LTIC faculty across 5 days, 40 hours of non stop practical sessions. Learn from the global leaders in Legal, Compliance & Technology.

Date

Dec 12 - Dec 16

Time

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Our Speakers

Esteemed Speakers & Panelists from around the world to join us at the LegalTech Bootcamp. Learn from the leading experts in LegalTech.

Brian M. Dunn
Brian M. Dunn

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

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

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

Hussain Hadi
Hussain Hadi

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

James Michalowicz
James Michalowicz

Luminary
Legal Value Network

Luminary
Legal Value Network

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

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

Maha Saadeh
Maha Saadeh

Lecturer
Middlesex University Dubai

Dr. Maha Saadeh received her PhD degree in computer science from The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2018. She worked as adjunct lecturer in the Computer Science Department, The University of Jordan. She is currently working as a lecturer in the School of Science and Technology, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Middlesex University Dubai, UAE. Dr. Saadeh has experience in teaching artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and data science for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

She is a member of the ROBOTECHx Lab under Middlesex University Centre for Innovation in Human Experience. She has a number of publications in different reputable international journals and conferences. Her research interests are artificial intelligence and robotics, machine learning, inference systems, cloud and fog computing, information and network security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Lecturer
Middlesex University Dubai

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

Martin Mankabady
Martin Mankabady

Corporate Partner
Dentons

Martin is a corporate insurance & regulatory partner in Dentons’ London office and a recognised leading practitioner in his field. Martin is also Global Chair of Dentons’ Insurance Group with responsibility for implementing strategy and leveraging Dentons’ global reach and resource.

Martin has particular experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance. He also regularly works on restructuring, commercial and regulatory matters, including InsurTech, blockchain, IOT and AI/data analytics.

Martin advises across the market, and clients include Lloyd’s of London managing agents, insurance brokers, runoff consolidators, and insurtech start ups/investors.

Martin also has a management role in the UK and Middle East and is a sector leader with responsibility for a diverse portfolio which includes industrials, restructuring, emerging/growth companies, and regulatory & trade.

Corporate Partner
Dentons

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

Niall Roche
Niall Roche

Head of Distributed Systems Engineering at Mishcon de Reya LLP & Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL School of Management

Niall is the CTO-in-Residence at the UCL School of Management, teaching in data science, software & data engineering and distributed ledger technologies/blockchain.

Previously the Lead Technologist for Innovation Entrepreneurship in UCL Engineering, he then entered the world of Legal Tech at Mishcon de Reya, where he is passionate about developing disruptive technology in the legal domain. Working in the areas of Data Science and DLT/Blockchain, he helped to deploy the first proof-of-concept property transaction using DLT with the UK Land Registry. As an active member of the Accord Project, an open source Legal Smart Contract project, he has explored the use of legal contract automation in the areas of Real Estate and making contracts adaptive to events such as Covid-19.

Working initially as a Software Engineer and Project Manager specialising in mobile and telecoms technologies, he has acquired over 15 years experience in developing web, mobile applications. Over the last 5 years Niall has broadened into developing IoT, DLT and Data Science solutions in a number of domains.

With a long-standing passion for mentorship, Niall has supported a number of accelerators, incubators and innovation programmes and is an advisor to startups in a range of sectors.

Since 2003, Niall has worked in, and with, startup companies at various stages of growth. Niall was part of a UCL initiative, that helped over 100 London based startups to validate and improve their digital products by using UCL students to test their mobile apps, using a private App Store, App Lab.

Head of Distributed Systems Engineering at Mishcon de Reya LLP & Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL School of Management

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

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

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Who Will Attend?

If you're interested in the Legal Technology space? Network and learn from international attendees and participants, and have global discussions on the state of LegalTech.

Managing Partners, Senior Partners

Leads in Digital Transformation across Law Firms & Inhouse Teams

Ministry of Justice Professionals

Legal Operations Professionals

General Counsels / Corporate Lawyers / Inhouse Teams

Chief Legal Officers / Chief Compliance Officers / Legal Directors

Associates & Senior Associations

Attendees
  • Contract & Document Automation

  • LawTech & Transformation Strategy

  • Legal Operations

  • Contract Design & Legal Design

  • Big Data Analytics

Topics Covered

Understand What We Aim To Cover

Attendees

Network and learn from global Legal Technologists, generate leads and expand your global legal reach

Attendees
  • Senior Partners

  • CLOs

  • Legal Directors

  • Associates & Senior Associates

Key Topics

Discussing the latest developments in Legal Technology across the globe, here's a snapshot of the key topics that the bootcamp will cover

Innovations

Machine Learning & NLP

Digital Transformation & AI

Smart Contracts - Legal Use Cases. Build your own

Contract Design

Blockchain & Crypto Assets

ADR & LawTech

Legal Design

Big Data Analytics

LawTech Strategy

Legal Chatbots

Legal Operations & Technology

eJustice & Digital Justice

Contract Automation

Commercial Awareness

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