Welcome from Thomson Reuters
Chairpersons and GC100 welcome
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.
- Dr James Bellini – Keynote First British member of U.S. futurology think-tank, The Hudson Institute
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
- Grant Dawson – Co-chair General Counsel and Company Secretary, Centrica
- Maaike de Bie General Counsel, Royal Mail Group
- Natalie Salunke Vice President & Head of Legal – Europe, FLEETCOR Technologies Inc
- Dottie Schindlinger Vice President and Governance Technology Evangelist, Diligent
- Stuart Little Head of the Business Advisory Division, Shoosmiths
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Closing comments from co-chair’s
*Please note this agenda is subject to change.
The page will be updated with further details on the agenda once they are confirmed.