Lawtech Europe Congress, rebranded as InSig2 Lawtech 2015, has hitherto taken place in Prague. This year it moves to Brussels, taking place at the Management Centre Europe on 26-27 October 2015.
There are two keynote speakers. The first is by the well-known Ralph Losey, National eDiscovery Counsel at Jackson Lewis. His speech is called The future of the law: the impact of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies on the search for truth and justice. The keynote speaker on Day 2 is Marcus Hartung, Director of the Bucerius Law School, whose subject is Technology and trends in the legal market: disruption, evolution, or – just hype? Perspectives from the European continent.
The programme covers a wide range of topics relevant to those concerned at the intersection of law and technology, sweeping up both criminal and civil jurisdictions, eDiscovery, forensics, information governance and the artificial intelligence technologies which are the subject of Ralph Losey’s keynote.
Stephen Henn of UBIC will talk about using AI to prevent fraud. Janet Day and Andrew Haslam will cover the wider application of AI to the law. Neil Cameron offers advice to lawyers on planning and estimating using a mixture of technology, best practice and common sense.
On the discovery side, Lauren Harper of Simmons & Simmons, Umar Yasin of Quislex and Andrew Haslam will talk on the topic In-house litigation support – profit centre or loss leader? Steve Couling of kCura and Christian Zeunert of UBS will cover the evergreen topic of technology assisted review, asking the question Does it have a role in Europe?
The judicial roundtable, moderated by Nigel Murray, brings us US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and sees the welcome return of former Senior Master Steven Whitaker on a range of subjects relating to circumstances where the court gets involved in mitigating conflict between the parties and between the legal requirements of different jurisdictions.
I have two panels: one is my perennial topic Data protection and cross-border issues in eDiscovery, for which I will be joined by Jeffrey Guttman of UBIC and Christian Zeunert of UBS; the other is another favourite topic of mine, Emerging sources of ESI: the cloud, social media and Internet of Things at which the panel members will include Major Baisden of Iris Data Services.
Jonathan Maas of Huron Legal rounds of the show by bringing his more than 30 years of experience to the subject What can techies teach lawyers?