The Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2023 Agenda has been released!

Already looking to be an unmissable event for Legal professionals, the Legal Innovation and Tech Fest 2023 agenda highlights a vast array of speakers, combining highly respected industry and thought leadership experience.

Promoted by Hannover Fairs Australia 21 March 2023 Corporate Counsel
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The Legal Innovation & Tech Fest is coming to the Hilton, Sydney on 1-2 May 2023. Promising to bring together 300+ legal professionals to celebrate the talent, technology, innovations, and ideas that are transforming the way law firms and in-house legal teams operate, the event agenda includes industry-leading speakers and exciting networking opportunities. Considering the combined experience and expertise level of those within the agenda, including Richard Susskind OBE, Ciara Lancaster, Arjuna Guruge and Julian Ramasamy, this event is shaping up to be a must-attend for any discerning legal professional.

Firstly, Richard Susskind OBE will be presenting as a keynote. The President of the Society for Computers and Law, Richard’s presentation will be on ‘The Future of Legal Services’. He will discuss how the future of legal services is not to be found in a streamlined or optimised version of what we have today. Instead, in an era of increasingly capable systems, a new generation of lawyers will emerge, devoting their time to developing a wide range of systems that will replace our old ways of working. 

For clients, online and embedded legal services will often be preferable to conventional legal advice. Likewise, online courts will take on much of the work of traditional physical courts. In relation to jobs, the 20s will be an age of redeployment as opposed to unemployment. Richard’s session is sure to be insightful as he utilises his deep and highly respected knowledge of the legal sector.

Also presenting as a keynote will be Ciara Lancaster. Australia’s leading change fatigue and resilience expert, and a best-selling author, Ciara helps resilient leaders re-awaken their brilliance and optimise their performance. Her expertise comes from leading teams of 500+ employees through business transformation at the Big 4, and the research she uncovered in her #1 best-selling book, Reimagine Change. Anyone in attendance of Ciara’s session, titled ‘Reimagine Change’, will be nodding along to the unspoken challenges in today’s workplace before being transformed by the latest human behaviour hacks and practices. 

With her thought leadership often being cited in the media, Ciara is known for disrupting and expanding the brilliant minds of high-profile business leaders. She is sure to offer interesting and incredibly useful information throughout her keynote, providing ways to develop, maintain and adapt your growth mindset.

Also present at the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest will be Arjuna Guruge (AJ), Associate Director, eDiscovery and Legal Technology, ALT Australia and Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), and Julian Ramasamy, Head of Legal Operations – Legal & Corporate Governance, ANZ. A co-presentation between HSF and ANZ, their session will tackle ‘Creating a trusted eDiscovery capability for your legal, in-house or regulatory team’. 

The session will discuss data as the new language for in-house legal teams and how the myriad of services utilised in this digital environment requires reliable visibility over document exposure and legal costs. Presented through the lens of ANZ, one of HSF’s premier clients, and their application of new technology to mitigate data risks and transform their data management capabilities for legal and regulatory matters, AJ and Julian will discuss the vision ANZ had in their transformation journey, the key benefits of their solution and the challenges both companies addressed throughout the process.

With the vast array of high-quality speakers on offer throughout the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2023, and the invaluable networking opportunities present throughout, the event’s agenda paints a picture of an unmissable event for any legal professional looking to continue to develop within their industry. To learn more and secure your ticket, go to

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