An annual legal conference #ILSF is an unique event, one of a kind in CEE. The conference focuses on Legal Tech, Business Innovations and development region.
#ILSF2019 presents highly recognized speakers from USA, UK, Canada and other major legal innovation epicentres, such as Jordan Furlong (CAN) and Brian Kuhn (USA).
#ILSF brings way more than main conference day. Enjoy our accompanying activities, such as practical workshops or networking activities before the main conference day.
Brian Kuhn, IBM Watson Legal
Lauren Riley, The Link App
Ondrej Materna, Legito
Panel debate hosted by Orsolya Görgényi: Legal Tech & Law Firms
Lesley Wan, FBA Bank
Jonathan Patterson, DWF Ventures
Michael Mogill, Crisp Vide
Panel debate: Innovation in CEE
Jordan Furlong, law21.ca
More information soon
SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS FOR GC, Marketing & Business Development Managers,
HR professionals & managing partners (topics will be revealed soon, first-come, first-served).
INFORMAL ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS with selected speakers
(first-come, first-served – will be revealed soon)
WELCOME DRINK for foreign participants sponsored by Legito.
Networking dinner (by invitation and for VIP ticket holders only).
Jordan Furlong is a consultant, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He has given dozens of presentations to legal audiences worldwide over the past several years. Formerly an award-winning editor of three Canadian legal periodicals, Jordan is also a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and co-directs the advisory board of Suffolk University Law School's Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology. He is the author of Law Is a Buyer's Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm, and he writes regularly about the changing legal market at his website, law21.ca.
Brian Kuhn is the Founder and Global Co-Leader of Watson Legal business at IBM and inventor of Outside Counsel Insights, the legal industry’s first AI solution for reducing outside counsel spend. As a former practicing financial services lawyer, Brian is responsible for leading and growing the Watson Legal brand worldwide. Brian is also responsible for defining the intersection of legal artificial intelligence and blockchain for law for IBM. In 2017, Brian became a pioneering member has led over 140 use case definition workshops with legal clients to help identify and justify where cognitive capabilities intersect with clients’ practice and business needs.
Lesley Wan, Legal Counsel of the Year 2012, is one of leading innovators in the United Kingdom. Lesley is General Counsel for FBN Bank and legal advisor to the Board. She sits on a number of external advisory boards and is the Founder & President of The Eagle Club - a global network of 180 women in senior leadership positions. She is also Founder and CEO of Through the Looking Glass, a charity which provides underprivileged children with an insight into City professions.
Michael is Founder and CEO of Crisp Video Group, the fastest-growing legal video marketing company in the USA. He’s helped thousands of attorneys differentiate themselves from competitors and earn millions in new revenue. Crisp has been named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. A sought-after speaker, Michael often presents on innovative ways to create exponential business growth.
Lesley Wan is General Counsel for FBN Bank (UK) Limited and legal advisor to the Board. She has oversight of the UK, Paris and Lagos, the company secretariat and the compliance & money laundering division. She is also responsible for talent management. Lesley sits on a number of external advisory boards, including Headlong and the London Business School’s “Out in Business” programme and is the Founder & President of The Eagle Club - a global network of.
Known for innovation in the business of law Jonathan has particular expertise in R&D and service design. As the Managing Director for DWF Ventures, he is responsible for stimulating new ideas, delivering R&D priorities and supporting early growth Connected Services. In a rapidly changing legal market he also works with clients to design and develop products and services that combine legal expertise with emerging technology and service models.
Orsolya, the Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law & ELTA Ambassador & Past President at AIJA association, will host Legal Tech panel debate. She is a regular speaker at various legal conferences on subjects including the future of the legal profession & services. She led the AIJA team in charge of the joint CCBE/AIJA survey project on the future of the legal profession.
Ondrej loved being a lawyer, what he hated was editing legal templates for every case. So he quit and started Legito. Legito is Nr. 1 European lawyer-friendly software for creating responsive documents that know how you think and edit themselves. Ondrej believes lawyers are too valuable to squander time on mundane and repetitive tasks.
As Director of Innovation at DLA Piper, Adam champions and drives innovation and change throughout the International firm, helping to initiate genuine innovation and continuous improvement, and enhance the firm's ability to take ideas and develop them into tangible outcomes that add value and create profit.
James leads KPMG’s Global Legal Technology initiative as part of KPMG International. Building on his background as a former software developer and consultant James now works with some of KPMG’s largest technology alliance partners and internal teams taking ideas from origination to development and on to deployment bringing solutions to market across multiple territories.
Pernerova 53, Prague 8, Czech republic
Accessibility by public transport:
Krizikova station (Metro Line B, Tram)
Tachovske namesti station (Bus)
Urxova station (Tram)
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Jaroslav Kramer (Mr.)
Head of project - content supervisor
Hana Jandusová (Mrs.)
Event & Project Manager