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Dr Jonnie Penn, FRSA, is a professor of AI Ethics and Society at the University of Cambridge. He is a historian of technology, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and sought after public speaker.
Dr Penn is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, a Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge and an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He was formerly a MIT Media Lab Assembly Fellow, Google Technology Policy Fellow, Fellow of the British National Academy of Writing and popular broadcaster.
Head of Legal Operations & Secretariat
At the end of 2018 Andrew joined the Legal & Secretariat team at Co-op – the UKs largest co-operative society. His career had previously been in the People Function where his focus had been on both business partnering operational leaders and more recently bringing a ‘people lens’ to large scale transformational projects. He joined the legal team at a time when the function had just been restructured and across the whole Co-op there had been significant change to internal teams. On the back of the restructure his first task was to start embedding cultural change and better ways of working and to assess how technology would support the team working efficiently. In 2020 he lead the implementation of a new matters management system moving from an old ‘on premise system’ to a cloud based system. And most recently he has been leading the process to introduce a new legal panel and also facing into how the Legal and Secretariat team operates now that it has expanded to include Public Affairs & Campaigning, Risk and Internal Audit.
Helen Doukas is a General Counsel in the tech sector. Having spent most of her career helping fast-paced tech companies such as Uber, Yahoo and LawVu navigate strategic, legal and regulatory issues, Helen understands the unique challenges that arise in transformative environments, and how to help high-powered teams thrive. Having built and led ILANZ’s In-house Legal Team of the Year in 2021, she is acutely aware of the challenges lawyers face in finding the time to navigate their own development. She is passionate about lawyers prioritising their own professional and personal growth.
Legal Operations Manager
Phillippa Livingston is a Legal Operations Manager at dentsu. She has been working in Operations for over a decade with a specialisation in Process Improvement and Optimisation. In 2014 she obtained a Green Belt in Six Sigma and later qualified as a PRINCE 2 Practitioner. Since joining dentsu she has been driving a variety of Legal Operations Projects on subjects including Compliance, External Counsel, CLM, and assessing the Legal Tech market.
Associate Teaching Professor of AI Ethics & Society
University of CambridgeRead Bio
Dr Jonnie Penn, FRSA, is a professor of AI Ethics and Society at the University of Cambridge. He is a historian of technology, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and sought after public speaker. Dr Penn is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, a Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge and an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He was formerly a MIT Media Lab Assembly Fellow, Google Technology Policy Fellow, Fellow of the British National Academy of Writing and popular broadcaster.
FBN Bank (UK) LtdRead Bio
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 (representative offices), the company secretariat and supports the Compliance & whistleblowing function. 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 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 and encourages them to pursue higher education. Lesley has extensive experience working as a lawyer in private practice, an equity house and financial institutions in London and abroad including HSBC Bank plc, Lloyds Banking Group, SEB Bank, Bayern LB, LDC, A&O, Norton Rose and Russell McVeagh.
Chief Legal Officer
Robert Walters GroupRead Bio
Richard is the Chief Legal Officer of Robert Walters Group and is responsible for all legal services worldwide. Before joining the Robert Walters Group in 2011, Richard was a technology lawyer at a leading London law firm before moving in-house. Richard is the Chair of the Raphael Row Foundation, which aims to work with those who administer prison systems worldwide and inspire them to abolish dehumanising, degrading and dangerous practices.
Matt is General Counsel at Fremantle. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming every year across drama, entertainment, documentaries and film. He joined Fremantle in August 2021 and sits on the global board. Matt leads the Legal and Business Affairs teams across the world, who look to give timely, business focused advice to ensure that all of Fremantle’s different projects are given the best chance of success. Prior to Fremantle, Matt grew up in the UK and holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Durham University. Matt started his career with four years at Baker & McKenzie. Following that was an overall six-year stint working for global telco Telefónica with an enjoyable spell at Arsenal Football Club in the middle (he is a huge Arsenal fan). After heading up the legal team for Global Digital Ventures at Telefónica, Matt joined Uber in 2015 and, as General Counsel for EMEA & APAC based in Amsterdam, led a very diverse, international team who helped the business to scale, diversify (launching Uber Eats and JUMP bikes) and stabilise across over 50 countries, ultimately culminating in a successful listing on the NYSE in 2019. Matt is married and splits his spare time between being a climbing frame, personal Uber service and Lego expert for his three young daughters.
General Counsel & CHRO
Megan Fouty is the General Counsel and CHRO at Glowforge, a Seattle-based technology startup that produces 3D laser printers. She is responsible for overseeing Legal, HR, customer support, recruiting, and facilities. Prior to joining Glowforge, she led the legal team at Convoy, another Seattle-based startup. Megan also founded Diversity University, a company that provides diversity, equity, and inclusion tools to organizations. She has extensive experience in both law firm and in-house legal positions, previously holding senior positions at Moss Adams and Expeditors International. Megan is an accomplished speaker and has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named in the Top Ten 30-Somethings by ACC National and receiving the "Legal MVP Award" by SimpleLegal. She recently published a book called The Art of Networking, which provides practical tools and advice to professionals looking to expand their network.
Ambitious and charismatic recent law school graduate, Reginald Matthews, obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) focused in Entertainment and Sport Law, Intellectual Property, Business/Transactional Law from Southern University Law Center. He has a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment, sports, media and technology sectors. He is skilled in drafting and reviewing legal correspondence, performing research and analysis and passionate about building strong client relationships.
Shaun is InView's Community Evangelist and Chief Legal Evangelist for LawVu. Shaun is a seasoned legal professional with a background spanning private practice, and in-house in government and private enterprises. He is a guru in Legal Project Management (LPM), with a Masters degree in the subject, and provides LPM training through The College of Law. He is on a mission to empower in-house legal professionals to realise the true value of their work, by being better connected with their work, their business and with business outcomes.
Customer Success Manager
Deanna Hinde is a Senior Customer Success Manager with a lens on driving successful change. She works with LawVu's customers to ensure adoption of their new legal platform is successful. Change is a fascinating journey. It’s emotive from the highest levels of excitement and commitment to confronting, defiant and stressful. And, as change becomes a required skill for many stakeholders in an organization, we need to ensure we have the tools in our toolkit to be able to bring the organization and the individuals along on the journey.
Commercial Legal Counsel
Kachi is a commercial legal counsel at femtech company company, Elvie. Prior to Elvie she’s worked as in-house counsel in automotive and life-sciences technology companies as well as in private practice. She trained at Baker McKenzie and is qualified in two jurisdictions UK (2017) and Nigeria (2011) and has a commercial LL.M from the University of Cambridge.
London-based Anne Wong specialises in digital transformation, process improvement and design thinking. She has worked in both private practice and in-house legal operations teams across the globe, delivering on high-value strategic projects. Anne is passionate about reimagining the way we deliver legal services - making them more accessible, efficient and user-friendly. In the world of Legal Ops, she thrives in being a super connector between the business, legal, and technology teams when solving problems and bringing great ideas to life.
Chief People Officer & GC
Adam Wardel believes in-house lawyers should seek to grow their business just as much as they protect it, becoming strategic and trusted advisors. He is the Chief Legal Officer of nClouds and has board advisory roles in a variety of industries. You’ll find Wardel in Salt Lake City.
Senior Legal Counsel
Efftichia is a Senior Legal Counsel at Onfido and Co-Lead of the Onfido Women's Network. Efftichia has strong commercial and corporate expertise, as well as an overarching interest in the adoption of legal technologies and the evolution of legal innovation. Her vision is to help in-house legal teams leverage both human talent and technology to enable them to become industry-leading departments. Previously, Efftichia worked with entrepreneurs and is an award-winning mentor for her outstanding contribution to professional development.
Oxford Leadership ProgrammesRead Bio
Mary Fenwick is an experienced international executive coach and team facilitator. She is co-director of the Emerging Leaders Programme at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, and an external examiner for coaching at Henley Business School. Her background includes journalism (Radio New Zealand, The Times, Psychologies magazine), government relations and professional networking. Mary’s coaching practice started in 2009 with an interest in women’s leadership, and now includes anyone who is interested in combining warmth and competence.
Senior Vice President, Investment Banking Legal (EMEA)
Jevon is a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking Legal team in London. He joined Jefferies in October 2017 and his role involves working with and advising bankers within the EMEA Investment Banking business on managing and executing corporate finance transactions for Jefferies’ IB clients and looking after Jefferies’ interests on such matters. Prior to joining Jefferies, Jevon worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for 7 years as a lawyer in their Corporate team, with a particular focus on Equity Capital Markets, M&A and UK Listed Companies.
International Commercial CounselRead Bio
Self-described tech-enthusiast Asim Khan is a Senior Legal Counsel and Legal Operations whiz. Based in Gloucester, England, Khan is big on tech and harnessing it to make in-house counsel more effective and efficient. He believes the legal function is a value-adder, not a cost-centre.
Hexcel CorpRead Bio
Originally hailing from a cornfield outside Chicago, Terra is a highly experienced English law qualified solicitor (14 years’ PQE) and senior leader with extensive international experience in Europe and Asia Pacific, with sector experience ranging from aerospace and industrial manufacturing, to oil & gas and energy. Terra is currently General Counsel for EMEA/AP & Industrial with Hexcel Corporation, a global leader in advanced composite technology for the commercial aerospace, space and defence, and industrial markets. As GC, Terra focuses on collaboration and efficient, strategic outcomes, and is experienced with building robust and efficient legal teams and functions. Terra likes to indulge by hosting "teacup champagne and hot dog" networking salons, crafting fantastically flavoured popcorn, playing video games and reading voraciously. Recognised in The Lawyer's Hot 100 in 2020 and in the GC Powerlist UK 2021 and 2022.
TEDx Speaker, Presenter
Jayne ConstantinisRead Bio
Jayne has been in the communications business for 25 years. Her unique range of experience includes: live voice-over announcing on BBC television; live, in vision business reporting on BBC television; presenting corporate programmes for blue-chip companies; hosting and speaking at live events (conferences, awards ceremonies); moderating panels. She has been running communication skills training for individuals and groups for 20 years, with a particular focus on the legal sector. Her BBC TV series on Mexico was nominated for a BAFTA; voice over credits include Sony and AstraZeneca and she has written for Condé Nast Traveller and Good Housekeeping. She learned journalism at the London College of Printing; has an acting diploma from the Royal Academy of Music and a Modern Languages degree from Cambridge. She recently delivered a TED talk for the Open University’s TEDx event "Please don't stop the world from talking". The 25 years Jayne has spent in front of both live audiences and TV cameras (plus the last 18 months in front of her laptop) means she is ideally placed to help others ‘shine’ as brightly as they can.
Group General Counsel
Close Brothers Group PLCRead Bio
Angela Yotov was appointed as Group General Counsel of Close Brothers, a FTSE 250 merchant bank, in August 2019 where she sits on the Group Executive Committee and reports to the CEO. She is a passionate supporter of D&I and is the Executive Sponsor of the Close Brothers Working Parents & Carers network. Prior to joining Close, she was General Counsel at RateSetter, a fintech, and worked at Barclays Bank PLC in the investment bank and wealth management divisions following a stint at Latham & Watkins. She trained and qualified at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Angela is a non-executive director and trustee of FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity and is a co-founder of Mentorix a not-for-profit General Counsel mentoring scheme for GCs of the future
Master of CeremoniesRead Bio
Senior Director of Community
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