08:15

Registration

09:00

Welcome from Thomson Reuters

09:05

Chairpersons and GC100 welcome

09:15

Keynote: The Business Environment of the Future

Business is currently encountering a significant period of change with the transformative impact of technology and the emergence of new and significant risks including the challenges of managing data; cyber security and climate change. This session will offer a glimpse into the challenges companies and their general counsel will encounter in the coming years.

10:00

Building the legal team of tomorrow

Developing a team with the skillset to meet the challenges of the changing business environment.

  • The skillset needed for the law department of tomorrow
  • Millennials:  The changing behaviour of the next generation of GCs
  • Ensuring that the team is engaged, motivated and determined to succeed
  • Addressing the need for face to face communication in a technological age

11:00

Morning break

11:15

Breakout options

Option 1: Managing stress and mental well-being to retain a motivated team

  • How to successfully manage an agile working team
  • Adapting to a high-stress environment and job role
  • Stress prevention and recovery methods
  • The importance of goal setting as a coping mechanism

Option 2: Diversity – Stop discussing and start addressing

  • Changes in the profession
  • Diversity challenges within a global organisation
  • Difference between diversity within in-house roles compared to private practice
  • Using technology to increase diversity
  • Advocating for board diversity once you’ve got a seat at the table

12:00

Breakout options

Option 3: Identifying legal department KPIs and proving value to the business

  • Efficiency models: Measuring and demonstrating the team’s value to the business
  • Activity trackers: Ensuring the right people are doing the right tasks
  • How do you justify spend?
  • How are you driving forward continuous improvements?
  • How are you contributing to the bottom line?
  • Dan Kayne General Counsel (Routes), Network Rail Infrastructure

Option 4: Working with external counsel: Building innovative and strategic partnerships

  • What do you value and how do you structure and create a panel that delivers on this?
  • Alternatives to a traditional panel, such as technology and expanding your internal team.
  • How breaking the mould can lead to efficiency; how creating a model that refocuses its value proposition can not only lead to greater efficiency but also greater diversity.

12:45

Lunch break

13:45

Afternoon Keynote

14:30

Harnessing technology to maximise the effectiveness of legal and compliance

  • Collaborating with IT and the wider business to create a technology roadmap
  • Understanding which existing systems can be used and perfected
  • Securing enterprise level awareness and buy-in on your tech initiatives
  • Disruptive technologies coming down the line

15:30

Breakout options

Option 5: Crisis Management: Risk and security challenges

  • How to minimise cyber risk and mitigate issues that arise from using new technology
  • Responding to a crisis: Anticipate, detecting and responding to global risks
  • Detecting and responding to issues early
  • Managing cross border investigations
  • Case studies
  • Zoe Newman Managing Director, Investigations & Disputes, Kroll
  • Catie Sheret General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cambridge University Press

Option 6: Disclosure pilot scheme: The litigation environment

Session on the new litigation environment driven by the need to introduce efficiencies to the litigation process through the new Disclosure Pilot Scheme.

Option 7: The impact of new technologies on the legal department

16:15

Afternoon break

16:30

Innovation Showcase: Smarter Machines, Smarter Lawyers

Join us as technology providers show case the interesting things they are working on in a fun and interactive session.

17:30

Closing comments from co-chair’s

17:45

Drinks reception

 

*Please note this agenda is subject to change.

The page will be updated with further details on the agenda once they are confirmed.