Briefing Transformation conference 2018, London

The market-leading Briefing Transformation conference returns on Thursday 20 September 2018 at America Square, London - a one-day conference that's completely focused on the needs of business service leaders who are driving change and transformation in top-tier national and global law firms.


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Speakers for 2018 include:


Natalie Abou-Alwan, managing counsel, structured products, Europe, BP Legal (IST) Global Oil Europe

Lauren Aste, executive vice president and general counsel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Kate Bassett, head of legal project management, Ashurst 

David Bateson, senior vice president legal, IP and sustainability, Canon

Trevor Faure, author and previous general counsel at Ernst and Young and Tyco

Dr Heidi Gardner, distinguished fellow, Harvard Law School

Pieter van der Hoeven, co-founder and CEO, Clocktimizer 

Hella Hoffmann, senior data scientist, Thomson Reuters Labs

Andrew Lloyd, managing director, Search Acumen

Alastair Marke, chair, committee on climate change, sustainability and green finance, British Blockchain Association

Dr Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures, BT Global

Zara Nanu, CEO, Gap Square

Shamus Rae, partner, head of digital disruption, KPMG

Johannes Schleith, UX lead, Thomson Reuters Labs

Coby Skonord, founder and CEO, Ideawake 

Paul Sitoh, head of blockchain, Elemental Concept

Rani Wynn, head of legal, Digital UK and Freeview



Advisory panel for 2018 includes:

Annette Brown, IT manager, Milbank

Jennifer Emery, director of strategy and integration, CMS

Adam Hembury, director of innovation, DLA Piper

Axel Koelsch, chief operating officer, Addleshaw Goddard

Jonathan Patterson, managing director and head of development, DWF Ventures

Alex Talbot, head of strategy projects, Linklaters

Andrew Telling, UK head of knowledge management, Taylor Wessing

Dan Wright, partner, director of Osborne Clarke Solutions, Osborne Clarke



In 2017 we had 100 attendees from top 100 law firms including:

  • Directors and heads of ops, IT, strategy, innovation, BD, marketing and recruitment
  • COOs / CFOs / CEOs / CIOs / CTOs
  • Change, transformation, innovation and digital experts
  •  ... and many more



Call for papers

This year at Briefing Transformation, we’re involving the wider legal community even more than before – we want to hear what transformational work your law firm is doing.

These submissions will then be judged by our fantastic advisory panel, with the final successful candidates offered a speaking slot where you can showcase your initiative in front of our audience of senior law firm leaders.

Want to get involved?

Simply email with details of your transformation story, including details of:

- how this was embedded in the business;
- key staff involved;
- barriers you had to overcome;
- impact;
- who you would propose to speak on this topic; and
- timescales

Your main summary should be no longer than 500 words and submitted in word document format by Friday 3 August 2018.

If you have any queries or require further information, please contact Beth.



Briefing Transformation testimonials

“Well worth attending, good mix of content and sessions. Made some new contacts which is always good.”

“Fantastic event - really worthwhile”


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Date:20 September 2018
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB
Price:£549+vat - Check out the discounts available below

TWO PERSON PASS: An extra 10% off if you buy two passes together (£988+vat)

TEAM PRICING: 4-for-3. Buy 3 full-price passes and the fourth comes for free. (£1,647+vat)

To take advantage of the discounts, contact Chris or Pres on 0870 112 5058 or email / to book.