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Harnessing competitive advantage through technology

20th May 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


As technological evolution continues apace companies must meet the challenge or risk irrelevance and failure.  Their challenge is to keep pace with developments to maintain their competitiveness and to future proof their businesses. The decisions faced by senior management and their lawyers become increasingly complex as they assess the case for adoption of new technologies and the accompanying challenges around exploitation, regulatory compliance, transition, data management, security and procurement.

The afternoon will comprise of three core sessions with Q&As and guest speakers.


  • Data Use - capitalising on the rise and refinement of personal profiling

​​This session will explore the impact of ever-improving customer profiling techniques and technologies across different business sectors, the increased prevalence of these tools and how best to navigate the complex laws and guidelines which affect their use. Calum Murray, Head of Commercial Technology, and Nicola Fulford, Head of Data Protection and Privacy, will be joined by Giles Pavey, Chief Data Scientist at dunnhumby to consider:

  • assimilation of data from multiple sources
  • cross-device profiling and
  • intent-based profiling
  • Maximising value in the outsourcing relationship

Done well, outsourcing can be a powerful tool not just to deliver cost efficiencies, but to help drive competitive advantage, improve business performance, and deliver business transformation. Yet, despite its maturity as a model, these outcomes are not guaranteed, and achieving success in an outsourcing relationship remains a challenge for many organisations.

In this session, Paul O’Hare, Head of Outsourcing at Kemp Little, and Andy Nelson, ex-Government CIO and an associate at Kemp Little Consulting, will look at the key ingredients of a successful outsourcing, from inception to exit, how to avoid some of the common pitfalls, and how multi-sourcing, cloud and other technology developments impact these areas.

  • Disruptive Technologies - future proofing and profiting

New technologies give any business an opportunity to disrupt the status quo. Very quickly the impossible can become more likely and the improbable the new ‘norm’ – and all are a challenge to any existing strategy.

This session will look at the opportunities and legal issues that could impact any business that are arising from newer 3D printing and AI technologies and will include practical demonstrations and an analysis of the business disruption caused.  Andrew Joint, a partner in our commercial technology group, will be joined by speakers from Digital Forming, leaders in 3D design and manufacturing customisation technology and by Gerard Frith from Matter discussing AI,  as well as advisors from Kemp Little Consulting.

  • Keynote speaker

​​We will be hearing from Joanna Zonneveld, Associate Global GC from EY and EY Partner Hans Jessen as they discuss the role of the lawyer in a business being transformed and helping others transform and succeed with the benefits of technology. Joanna was recently recognised in The Lawyer ‘Hot 100’ 2015 for her significant role in upgrading EY’s infrastructure and supporting its rapid globalisation including managing the efficiency of the legal function.

At the venue there will also be an opportunity to:

Following the sessions there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to chat with all of our speakers over a drink.

This event is designed for senior in-house counsel, CEOs, CFOs CTOs, and CIOs so please feel free to forward details on to your colleagues. #KLtechconf 


20th May 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Kemp Little LLP
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