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Day 1

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Checking in for the event
9:00AM - 10:00AM

David R. Cohen

Reed Smith LLP
Partner, Records & E-Discovery Practice Group Chair
David R. Cohen is the chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery Group. He has 30 years of commercial litigation experience in a variety of subject matters. David serves as special e-discovery counsel in many cases, represents companies in complex litigation matters, and also counsels clients on records management and litigation readiness issues. David has been involved in setting up the...

Jennifer Hamilton

Deere & Co.
global e-discovery counsel
Jenny is Global eDiscovery Counsel with Deere & Company, where she pioneered the Electronic Discovery Practice Group. Jenny leads the eDiscovery Response Team, which oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures; trains the company on duties and best practices; advises on individual eDiscovery matters; and works with outside vendors to develop business cases for...

Jonathan Armstrong

Compliance & Technology Lawyer, Partner
Im a lawyer helping multinational clients with risk and compliance across Europe. Recent projects include lots of GDPR & data transfer, UK Bribery Act 2010, internal investigations, security breach, helping retailers move sales online or enter new markets, launch of innovative new products and services, ethics & compliance code implementation, emerging technology, corporate governance &...

Take a comparative look at how business disputes and government investigations are handled in the United States and in the UK, and the contrasting rules and the collision between U.S. discovery and UK law. Join us to learn practical steps companies should consider and how new approaches, including advanced technology, may help to bridge the EU vs. U.S. divide.

10:00AM - 10:15AM
10:15AM - 11:30AM

Dr. Donald Macfarlane

Hanzo Archives
VP EMEA Governance, Risk, Compliance and Legal Counsel
Prior to joining Hanzo, Dr. Macfarlane (Solicitor Advocate) worked for IBM in Enterprise Licensing and Compliance. Don frequently advises international financial, pharma, telecom and legal businesses ensuring they are able to maximize their capabilities from Governance, Risk and Compliance investments including litigation/regulatory response. Previously, Don ran a consultancy firm and was COO &...


Partner- Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
COMPETENCES International Litigation International Arbitration REFERENCES Coordination with entities such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and US state investigators supporting their investigation into investment contracts. Defended a German company against a UK company with claims estimated to be $2.8 billion regarding a dispute of contractual obligations. Defended...

John Paul Barraza

Vice President of Operations
John Paul Barraza, Vice President of Operations at SYSTRAN, leads the company’s operations in the Americas, including overseeing SYSTRAN technologies’ customization and integration with tools and processes of industry leaders throughout the Americas. In his current role John Paul regularly manages cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams working on highly visible and mission critical...

GDPR experts can agree on one thing: Unstructured content is one of the largest challenges standing in the way of strong information governance, and risking 4% of your global revenues. Join Powerhouses Mastercard, GoDaddy, and EY as they talk about the new disruptive field of Social GDPR, and the effect of unstructured content. You'll be enlightened by the risks, the opportunities, and how to develop a future-proof strategy for controlling up to 30% of your content that's "hidden in plain sight."

What you'll learn:

Cycle time management: Hear what today’s leading experts are doing to reduce disclosure cycle time when collecting web content.

Smart policies: Learn the who, what, where, why, and how’s of using communication platforms like Slack, Yammer, and Confluence.
Search, target, review: Find the information that matters, how to workspace connectivity and integration techniques.

11:30AM - 11:45AM
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Lunch with Reed Smith
1:00PM - 1:30PM
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Chris Dale

Independent Legal Services Professional
UK’s e-Disclosure Information Project
Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to...


Deutsche Bank, USA
Vice President

Karen Lee Lust

Reed Smith
Karen’s Complex Litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery and complex commercial disputes, with relevant experience in financial litigation and toxic torts. Karen has assisted clients with responding to civil suits in numerous areas, including breach of contract, product liability, antitrust, tax, trademark infringement, environmental law, and false advertising. A sampling of Karen’s...
A document is “anything on which information of any kind is recorded”. That used to mean paper, then electronic documents - emails, Word files and the like - which were recognisable as documents. Now we have messages exchanged via WhatsApp, Snap, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and others. We create data which does not have any obvious text - photographs, videos, audio files - and send that to each other. Our devices may track our every move and some apps, and websites store that data. Beyond that we have data being created about us by others or by semi-autonomous machines; some of that sits in our homes and offices; some is captured by CCTV or telephone recordings.
It is all potentially disclosable, and it may win or lose cases, send you to prison or prove you were not guilty. In this session, Chris Dale will take you through some of the sources and types of data which you may not have thought of, show some of the information which they create, and talk about a few cases in which such non-conventional sources have played a part.
2:30PM - 3:30PM

Gregory Campbell

Governance, Regulatory and Legal Consultant


Deutsche Bank, USA
Vice President

The GDPR: Protect, Govern and Know your Data by balancing Technical and Organisational Measures. This panel will be focused on the governance side and how to protect rou self from the challenges we face with the many different technical challenges crossed with GDPR. 

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Kevin Gibson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 Mr. Kevin Gibson serves as Chief Executive Officer at Hanzo Archives Limited. He served as Vice President of European Operations for Ariba Inc. Mr. Gibson manages his own development and investment company in Bath, England. Mr. Gibson is an experienced senior executive, working in UK, Silicon Valley, and Australia. He serves as the Chairman of Jiva Technology. Mr. Gibson serves as the Chairman...

Remember how amazed we were at The Jetsons’ way of life? We admired the flying cars, instant video calls and robot that seemed to make life so much easier. Now, in the 21st century, we’re finally watching how these technologies are affecting our lives. While having a robot to do the housework would certainly make life at home easier, what would artificial intelligence mean for your business?

 Are you already using AI?

Chances are that you already interact with AI on a regular basis, perhaps without even realizing it. Those phone bots that you repeatedly ask for a live representative are powered by AI. Siri, Alexa, Google Home and others in the same category are all functionalities of AI that have quickly become part of our daily lives. For many businesses, however, companies have been more hesitant to adapt.

Won't the robots take my job?

While some jobs might be phased out eventually, the goal of incorporating AI into business is to increase efficiency by automating certain tasks. This means that instead of having employees focus on time consuming busy work, more time will be spent on the things that matter.

Take the insurance industry for example. Even in the age of social media and endless digital content, when a claim is flagged as potentially fraudulent, insurance companies are still hiring traditional private investigators to research. This is incredibly time consuming, especially when a substantial amount of evidence may be present on social media. Instead of spending hours taking screenshots of Facebook and Twitter updates, wouldn’t it be better to have an automated system to handle it?

Mr. Kevin Gibson serves as Chief Executive Officer at Hanzo Archives Limited. He served as Vice President of European Operations for Ariba Inc. Mr. Gibson manages his own development and investment company in Bath, England. Mr. Gibson is an experienced senior executive, working in UK, Silicon Valley, and Australia. He serves as the Chairman of Jiva Technology. Mr. Gibson serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ebooks Corporation Limited. Mr. Gibson serves as the Chairman of Hanzo Archives Limited. Prior to Ariba, he spent over seven years with SAP, the giant European ERP software group.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Jonathan Maas

The Maas Consulting Group, the home of the BONG!
Managing Director
Jonathan specialises in working with lawyers, IT people and suppliers, negotiating, delivering cost-effective solutions, writing, speaking, listening, hearing, attention to detail, humour, determination, tact and diplomacy, management, encouraging the best out of people, removing problems, team work and getting things done.He is a renowned paper and electronic discovery/disclosure veteran, with an...

Mark Simpson

Epiq Systems
Senior Director, European Operations
Technology, information and services industry business leader with 20 years experience leading operations and business growth. Areas of focus:- Programme leadership, professional services and general business operations;- Product strategy, management and development;- Building and leading large, globally-distributed, multi-disciplinary teams.Experience includes:- Legal, News, Business Intelligence,...

Donald Macdonald

Solutions Architect, eDisclosure Services
Donald advises clients on strategies and approaches to collections, review and disclosure of documents to third parties.  With a focus on defining and implementing cost effective solutions, Donald consults on the use of contemporary disclosure options and workflows, including the integration of assisted review and analytical technologies. Donald also works closely with clients and DTI’s information...

This panel will discuss forces that are changing how corporations and law firms approach disclosure. Learn how to become a master of your data with practical ways to leverage technology so that you can focus on what’s most essential to accomplish your goals. The panelists will cover the best strategies and techniques to help you improve your processes.

5:30PM - 7:00PM
Drinks with leaders in the Global Technology Legal Market