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AGENDA

Join us to hear about trends reshaping corporate legal operations. Walk away with practical tips that will pave the way in your organisation and have an impact on your career.

8:25am
MC welcome and opening remarks
MICHAEL POPE

Master of Ceremonies

8:30am
Roadmap to your seat at the table

Keynote: Revealing pivotal insight from the former founder and managing director of LinkedIn Australia and New Zealand, this opening presentation will uncover the massive disruption that is going on in business today and around the world, with technology and AI rating among the top factors influencing the roles of both CLOs and GCs.

Q&A: The path to corporate leadership
An engaging discussion between Cliff Rosenberg and Anna Bagley, a leader and a former GC, about the journey to the top. They will provide insight on how to shift your mindset to adapt from taking just a legal view to being a key contributor to your organisation’s overall strategy, and becoming an integral part of the leadership team.

From this session, you will better understand:

  • The importance of staying on the front foot of disruption in the face of big data, AI and the cloud
  • How to embrace the mentality of a business leader to become an enabler for growth
  • The context of social media and how to brand and represent yourself as a leader
  • The challenges and risks that come from having a seat at the boardroom table
CLIFF ROSENBERG

Former Founder and Managing Director
LinkedIn Australia and New Zealand

ANNA BAGLEY

GROUP GENERAL MANAGER RISK & LEGAL, PROGRAMMED

9:30am
Maximise your legal resourcing options – the more for less challenge

Demands on in-house legal teams continue to increase, and with the profession showing no signs of slowing down, there is a growing need for more capacity and a greater breadth of expertise. Hear from two heads of legal in high-profile multinationals share their experience from the opposite ends of the spectrum regarding the solutions of resourcing and justifying the costs. In this facilitated session, you will learn:

  • The various capability and expertise options available to top up your requirements
  • Which options to use and when
  • How best to mix and match these options for maximum delivery, efficiency and cost
FACILITATOR: NAT PARBHU

Head of LOD Legal, LOD

PANELLIST: NICK GALLOWAY

Regional Counsel, PPG

PANELLIST: SHANNON LANDERS

Group Legal Manager, Cotton On Group

10:00am
Morning tea
10:30am
CEO insights – What separates the top from the pack

CEOs are demanding more from their in-house legal teams than ever before. In this enlightening session, hear from Australia’s top bosses on what separates a quality team from one falling short and how to be on the path to CLO.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The non-negotiable skills that CEOs look for
  • Strategies for effective communication between the CEO and legal team
  • How to collaborate with and support each other in times of crisis
  • Why external pressures are changing what they expect from you
DAVID RITTER

CEO
Greenpeace Australia Pacific

MICHAEL TIDBALL

Chief Executive Officer, The Law Society of New South Wales
Secretary-General, LAWASIA

MEGAN MOTTO

CEO at Governance Institute of Australia

11:00am
How to effectively utilise your unique selling proposition

Drawing on her expertise from world-class organisations, from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Westpac, Rachel will redefine the importance of building your own reputation. This engaging session will uncover the top challenges your peers are facing as broadening landscapes require you to wear more hats of responsibility.

You will learn how to:

  • Uncover the brilliance that is uniquely yours, become the “go-to” person and reap the rewards
  • Effectively balance the needs of the business, while remaining true to your personal brand
  • Adapt your stakeholder communication strategy to establish and maintain strong relationships
RACHEL SCANLON

Asia-Pacific Lead at D2 Legal Technology

11:45am
Ahead of the curve: How GCs can stay on top of tech trends

Unprecedented technological change is shaping the future role of a GC and the foundations of legal services. Join Andrew Watts in this engaging session bringing you revealing insights from the US in his role of Chief Information Officer, and the macro trends impacting most organisations today. This session will enlighten you with cutting edge information from abroad, revealing the secrets behind how to:

  • Future proof your decision making in tech investments and the key considerations for you and the business
  • Develop a more tech savvy voice
  • Connect the dots between cloud analytics, data management and cyber security to maximise client engagement
ANDREW WATTS

Chief Information Officer, Relativity

12:15pm
Lunch Break
12:45pm
Prepare for an evolving regulatory future – Are you ready for change?

Dust off your rule books and enter the world of regulation. With encroaching international laws, get ahead of the change and be informed of what this means for your organisation. In this session, you will gain insights into:

  • The minefield of privacy law and navigating data management
  • GDPR: thoughts, concerns and actions for the future
  • Regulation 101: the evaluation process, techniques and testing
JAKOB VUJCIC

Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Regulatory, Optus

1:45pm
Panel Part 1: Game-changing insights for success

Performing at the top has its challenges when it comes to balancing business needs with ethical obligations. This insightful panel will share valuable knowledge and strategies that changed the game for them and how they navigated their way to the top of the ladder. Hear solutions from legal experts on how to:

  • Increase operational standards, sustain efficiency and reduce the risks within your organisation
  • Be in the forefront of privacy laws, data breach and steer your way through the aftermath
  • Alleviate and manage the stressors of public and media attention
MARION HEMPHILL

General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

RYAN RAYFIELD

VP & Head of Legal General Counsel's Organisation
American Express Australia

SHOSHANA SHIELDS

Director of Legal, Google Australia and New Zealand

2:15pm
Panel Part 2: Master your path to a healthy work/life balance

When it comes to achieving success in an ever-changing and highly demanding role of an in-house counsel, our individual wellness can end up taking a back seat. It is important to prioritise yourself, so that you can thrive both professionally and personally in this complex environment. This lively session will provide you with real-life experiences providing:

  • Top tips and strategies to maintain a successful and balanced career
  • Functional tools on how to better identify stress triggers and build strategies to work towards solutions
  • Knowledge on how your work environment can have an instrumental impact on your success
NICOLE BIRMAN

General Counsel and Company Secretary at carsales.com Ltd

DR GARRY C. TAYLOR

General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer, Croesus Holdings Group

DAVID FIELD

Chief Legal Counsel at Canon Oceania

2:45pm
Afternoon tea
3:15pm
Ethical Pursuit: The legal ethics game show

From television series The Chaser, Julian Morrow, former lawyer brings you this captivating session that will test your knowledge about legal ethics to keep you up to date with interesting new developments from Australia and around the world in this CPD trivia-style session.

This session will see you:

  • Improve your knowledge and stay current on recent ethical and professional responsibility issues
  • Have fun in an interactive session as you earn one CPD point
  • Interact and network with your peers to share your perspectives
JULIAN MORROW

Founder at CPDUI

4:30pm
Event concludes & Networking

*Agenda is subject to change