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Embracing digital change in the legal industry

3rd October 2017, London

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Venue: 1 Lombard Street

Keynote Speaker – Richard Susskind



Improving the customer experience, increasing business agility, competing with new market entrants and identifying new areas for growth and innovation: legal firms face many of the same challenges other industries do in today’s fast-changing world.

Indeed, the industry is rapidly reaching a tipping point where innovation is critical to organisations’ ability to compete. Digital transformation is the buzzword on everyone’s lips.

But doing so in an industry dominated by tradition and precedent is often easier said than done. From cloud adoption to mobile working to greater use of AI and advanced analytics, law firms are wrestling with how to transition to a digital world – and what it means for their industry.

So where do the challenges lie? How do you shift the organisational mindset in order to embrace new ways of working? How do you evolve to meet changing client expectations whilst continuing to improve productivity, maintain security of information and deliver excellent client service? What role will technology play? And how do you make the right IT choices to ensure success both today and in the future?

From the entire Meet the Boss team and all at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we look forward to an evening of engaging conversation, unveiling new perspectives and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Speaker Presentations
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Discussion Topics

  • How can technology deliver secure, flexible and innovative solutions to increase the productivity of partners?
  • How do existing law firms compete with the threat of new market entrants?
  • How should the industry make the most of its data – and where do the challenges lie?

Richard Susskind – Biography

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service, with particular reference to information technology.

He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries and has addressed audiences (in person and electronically), numbering more than 200,000. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996).

He has advised on many government inquiries and, since 1998, has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Richard is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute where he is also a Visiting Professor. He also holds professorships at UCL, Gresham College, London, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Richard’s work is not confined to the academic world and to advising in the public sector. He consults widely in the private sector, to major law firms and to large in-house legal departments.

He has been an active member of an advisory board of Lyceum Capital, a private equity firm that is committed to investing in the legal profession; and he was chairman of the advisory board of Integreon, a legal and business process outsourcing business. Richard has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He has received numerous legal industry awards and is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.

Transforming the Law (OUP, 2000), The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005), The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (OUP, 2008), Richard has written over 100 columns for The Times. His work has been translated into 10 languages.

Guest Speaker


David Chalmers – Vice President & Chief Technologist, EG EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As the Chief Technologist for HPE’s Enterprise Group in EMEA, David works with the corporate sales teams providing advice, guidance and support to customers. David is able to articulate HPE’s view on how the industry is changing, how HPE is shaping it and how HPE can best aid the customer. David leads the HPE BEST organization (Business Development, Enablement, Solutions and Technology) that aids customers through technology and solution advice, demonstration and innovation.

David has 36+ years’ experience working for vendors and suppliers in business technology solutions. Prior to joining HPE, he held a diverse range of senior roles working with customers in the Enterprise area.

David was also European Technology Director for mid-range business at IBM and ran the European Technology center of Sequent Computer Systems for their leading UNIX servers, working with customers on benchmarking and proof of concept ideas for high end solution performance work.

He worked at fault tolerant supplier Stratus, a leading mainframe software supplier and gained experience in Pre-Sales, product and project management with Data General at the start of his career.

David holds a B.Sc degree in Computing Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

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