About The Vis-à-Vis Legal IT Event
Hold the date!
Following the huge success of last year’s event, and now by popular demand, the date of this year’s Vis-à-Vis Legal IT is announced! A sumptuous dinner on Sunday, 25th September, will be followed by the conference on Monday, 26th with a variety of guest speakers. A networking champagne reception will then precede a less formal dinner, and departure is after a leisurely breakfast on Tuesday, 27th.
- Same format as last year: 2 CIOs to 1 vendor
- Over 50 CIOs already confirmed
- Venue: the stunning Luton Hoo Golf & Spa Hotel in Bedfordshire
- Guest after dinner speaker Gerald Ratner confirmed for Sunday, 25th
- This event is free for IT Directors to attend
- Dress code is smart casual throughout
- Our selected wines, beers and soft drinks will be complimentary throughout the event thanks to our Sponsors
Partner packages for both nights are available and include 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfast Monday and Tuesday, lunch on Monday, dinner Sunday and Monday plus drinks, for £200 per person. Full guest facilities at Luton Hoo can be booked direct once your booking has been confirmed with us.
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vis-à-Vis Legal IT Speakers
Speaker – Flair Business Growth Consultancy
CEO @ Satalia | Director of Business Analytics MSc @ UCL | Co-founder @ The ASI | Advisor @ UK Home Office
Oliver N Oram
CEO - Chainvine Ltd
Partner - Digital Media & Brand Entertainment: Lewis Silkin LLP and Managing Director: Eleven
Patricia Wick Christias
Head of Legal UK, Senior Attorney at Microsoft Ltd.
Partner Corporate Finance, KPMG
Director Transaction Services, KPMG
Vis-à-Vis Legal IT Schedule
16:00 Check in
Please note: all the facilities of Luton Hoo are available to you, both prior to check-in and following check-out, should you wish to make use of the spa or partake in a round of golf. This can be arranged direct with the hotel via the attached link – http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk/spa-wellness-0
18:00 Drinks Reception
19:00 Dinner in Upper Romanov Suite
21:00 Gerald Ratner “My rise and fall and rise again…”
21:30 Drinks in Piano Lounge
08:00 Breakfast in Upper Romanov Suite
09:30 Conference in Faberge Suite +
More and more organisations are branding themselves as IT companies that just happen to perform other functions.
Uber the IT company that does taxis, Amazon the IT company that sells and delivers goods, we are beginning to see new entrants into the legal market branding themselves as IT companies that do legal work.
With this background we will look at both branding and some of the future technologies that could drive such a radical change:
- In house legal counsel from a major software vendor – DO brands matter? Does branding help with cross selling opportunities?
- Back by popular demand Mike Ames will talk about how to brand your IT department.
- We will have industry expertise to talk about the new technologies including Blockchain, smart contracts, AI and its application in big data.
- KPMG will help you with the minefield of a law firm merger – it could be you next!
18:30 Champagne reception in Robert Adams Suite
19:30 Inside barbecue and drinks – Robert Adams Suite
07:00 Breakfast in hotel restaurant
10:00 Conference closes/check-out
Our 2016 Sponsors
“Quotes from our 2015 event…….
The event was attended by 28 IT Directors – this is a snippet of what everyone had to say about it:
Great event… very much targeted at the issues I am facing in terms of helping me gain traction within the firm and so put us in the best position to take advantage of the technology opportunities that are out there. Mike Ames and Sarah Spooner’s presentations in particular were very goodNathan Hayes
Really enjoyed the event and the venue was great.Richard Harris
Most valuable networking and “thinking” event this year.. Why? Because the focus was on people / change and transformation rather than technology!David Aird
As a vendor I’ve been attending legal events for over 10 years and this event was a real shining light. The sheer relevance of the content delivered in an intimate environment is unrivalled. I’d urge any vendor looking to add real value to their clients to attend this event and listen to the discussion taking place; understand the real business challenges that IT Directors face and help build better solutions.Derek Kindercliff-Jones
The speakers were a perfect fit for our current initiatives and the venue was outstanding.Mike Burton
A fantastic event! The speakers were exceptional and the content was relevant and stimulating. The intimacy created by the limited number of attendees, as well as the event location, really added to the success of this event.Samia Rauf
Thank you for putting on the event, some great thought-leading content from the guest speakers, it is not every day you have the opportunity to listen to the head of legal for Vodafone and prestigious organisations such as PWC and Gartner.Steve Sumner
Networking with a such an interesting set of individuals I learnt more about the challenges you face in delivering value to your internal customers (lawyers), as well as putting in place the communications platform that the clients are looking for in terms of the client engagement that Sarah Spooner, Head of Legal at Vodafone and Mike Ames covered in their sessions.Andrew Lee
It was a great event and no real vendor selling which is unusual!David Lawson
I loved the event – excellent!John Hunter