The British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF) was held on Tuesday 10th March at the Old Billingsgate in London.
BLTF attendance has increased on average 10% year on year, attracting over 1,200 attendees.
Netlaw Media continued to monitor COVID-19 in the lead up to the 2020 event; implementing control measures to safeguard attendees and exhibitors onsite. Pre-Event registrations were the highest on record for any Netlaw Media event, but due to uncertainty within our community, numbers were impacted on the day. Considering the challenging times, we were delighted that the event accommodated over 1,094 senior decision makers on the day.
COVID-19 will undoubtedly impact and evolve the events industry on a global scale, and as a leading legal event organiser Netlaw Media is dedicated to ensuring the ongoing mobility of thought-leadership within our community. Face-to-face events are a catalyst for business growth and have irreplaceable economic and social power, and our industry will continue to evolve and expand during this time.
The event focused on Law Firm Transformation, Cyber Security Innovation, Service Delivery & Innovation and Technology For the Future Lawyer, and once again brought together the most respected professionals from both the legal and commercial technology sectors to examine and explore the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.
We are pleased that over 25% of the speakers were female, which reflects our goals around diversity and echoes the aims of our DELTAS initiative.
As well as keynote speaker Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer, Google [X] other speakers included leaders in the field such as Mark Beer OBE, Co-Founder, Deep Tech Resolution Lab, Michael Castle, Managing Partner, Deloitte Legal, Professor Richard Susskind OBE, President, Society for Computers & Law, Jana Blount, Change Maker, DLA Piper, Shilpa Bhandarkar, Global Head of Innovation, Linklaters, Dr. Victoria Baines, Visiting Fellow, Oxford & Stanford Universities and Security & Compliance Business Acceleration EMEA, at Amazon Web Services, Orlando Scott-Cowley.
In his keynote, Mo Gawdat spoke about the Age of Sci-Fi and the reality of the current pace & how far we’ve come with technological development & innovation and understanding the underlying mechanisms & causes of this rapid pace & why it will continue to accelerate. Mo drew on over 25 years’ experience to explain the role that technology plays in empowering people in emerging communities and has dedicated years of his career towards that passion.
The day’s proceedings were once again overseen by Professor Richard Susskind OBE. This distinguished individual is an author, speaker and independent adviser to international professional firms, general counsel, judiciaries, and national governments. He has written numerous books on law firms and the evolving legal profession. Professor Susskind, also gave a talk on Online Courts and the Transformation of Litigation, and interviewed the panel on Disruptive Legal Innovation.
We’d like to thank our event partner Oracle, whose Group Vice President for ERP EPM Product Marketing, Steve Cox, was a speaker on the highly topical discussion; how technology delivers agility to respond to changing market conditions.
Listen to Steve’s pre-event podcast here.
Our other sponsors included; Dell Technologies, Luminance, Intapp, 8×8, Masergy, BigHand, Kira Systems, NetDocuments, DPS Software, Tikit, RMail and RSign by Rpost, GTT, VREE, Mobliciti, Thomson Reuters, Litera, Everlaw, iManage, Darktrace, sharedo, Nuance Communications, LoopUp, Mimecast, Aternity, LexisNexis, Repstor, eBrevia, nQueue, GoTo by LogMeIn, Eclipse Legal System, Nuix Technology, DocsCorp, Appurity, Linetime, Advanced, Riverbed Technology, Fliplet, Six Degrees, InfoTrack, OneTrust DataGuidance, Encoretech, OpenText Legal Tech, Kofax, Timeslice – Lawman PMS, Aderant, Hubshare, Zerto, Foxit Software, CCL Group, Kutana, Budledocs, Brochet, Docuble, Expoential-e, VIPRE Security, Moneypenny, NetMotion Software, StarLeaf, Maluma Solutions, PMD Data Solutions, Egress, Chargifi, Verowave Technologies, Zylpha, Tessian, Iridium Technology, PBX Hosting, SiNERIX, Lumina Technologies, BOARD, ScienceLogic, Auscript Law In Order, Cyber Risk Aware, SmartSearch, Enable, Taylor Made Computer Solutions, Teneo, Sprout IT, WM Promus, Picture More, Qredible.co.uk, ComXo, Glisser, Tiger Eye, and ILVES
Thank you to all you for your generous contribution to this event.
The event photo gallery will be live from next week along with the video footage. Sessions which were recorded on the day are already gradually be released. Netlaw Media will continue to post updates on the releases.
Netlaw Media – Launches – ‘LegalTech Talks’
We are excited to be at the forefront of evolution within the events industry – delivering on our promise and mission, with the launch of Netlaw Media ‘LegalTech Talks’. Our new online series of thought-leadership covers a broad range of multi-media content, including podcasts, webinars, interviews, interactive live debates, and virtual round-tables and events. ‘LegalTech Talks’ delivers instant access to educational and provocative content, controversial as well as informed opinions, actionable and intelligent insights and real-world expertise, from high-profile industry speakers.
Frances Anderson MD of Netlaw Media confirmed ‘Netlaw Media events are renowned for high-quality content, delivered by high calibre industry speakers. Our virtual portfolio will continue to deliver quality content featuring virtual thought-leaders, spanning the private practice, in-house and the vendor community’ and we are delighted to continue our educational advancements to the legal community.
Anderson continues, ‘BLTF2020 is potentially the last legal exhibition, that many individuals within the legal community could physically attend, until this unprecedented global situation improves. Social distancing will not however prevent Netlaw Media from engaging and supporting business as usual within our community’.
The British Legal Technology Forum will return to London on 9 March 2021 and will welcome visitors from the world of legal practice management, technology and IT security.
Register your interest here.