Judges

  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE (Chair)

    President

    techUK

    Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the chair of the Digital Leaders board. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s Infrastructure p…

  • Chris White

    CIO

    HFW

    Chris started his career in Financial Services holding senior IT positions at NPI Asset Management, Schroders, Henderson Investors and Cogent Investment Operations. He joined Law Firm Ashurst as CIO in 2002. Since leaving in 2009 he has undertaken a number of r…

  • Marcel Henri

    Global Chief Information Officer

    Dentons

    Marcel Henri is the Global Chief Information Officer for Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. During his 18 years with the firm he has played an integral role in advancing the firm’s technology, especially as Dentons has rapidly expanded its global presen…

  • Jeremy Barton

    General Counsel

    KPMG

    Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 45 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, and advises the Chairma…

  • Maaike De Bie

    General Counsel

    Royal Mail Group

    Maaike de Bie is the General Counsel of Royal Mail. She obtained her legal degrees in the Netherlands and Canada and is qualified to practise as a solicitor in both New York and the UK. Maaike started her career in private practice in New York moving to London 6 years l…

  • Kenneth Grady

    Adjunct Professor

    Michigan State University College of Law

    Ken Grady is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and a member of the LegalRnD Faculty. Ken speaks on various topics including innovation, the future of business and law, technology, and leadership. He is the editor and principal auth…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director & Head of Development

    DWF Ventures

    As Managing Director and Head of Development at DWF Ventures Jonathan is responsible for generating new ideas, delivering R&D priorities and supporting early growth services. In a rapidly changing legal market his major focus is working with clients to de…

  • Thereza Snyman

    Consultant

    Baskerville Drummond Consulting

    After a career as a lawyer specialising in Corporate and Commercial law, both in South Africa (where she was a partner of Webber Wenzel) and in the UK, Thereza’s interest in IT and the potential impact on the delivery of legal services led to a career-change and…

  • Mohammed Ajaz

    Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence

    National grid

    A member of the Leadership Team with responsibility for strategy, planning, performance, change and improvement across the Global Legal function. Accountability for National Grid’s Operational Excellence programmes across the function (Risk and Compl…

  • Maurice Cashman

    Director, Solution Architects and Principle Engineer

    McAfee (Intel Security)

    Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As a Principle Engineer and at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals, helps drive company technical strategy and advises our largest global customers on cyber secu…

  • Orlando Conetta

    Head of SmartDelivery

    Pinsent Masons LLP

    Orlando is head of SmartDelivery within Pinsent Masons, and is responsible for proving new applications of legal technology throughout the firm and amongst clients. A double graduate of both Law and Computer Science, Orlando has pioneered the use of technolog…

  • David Robinson

    Head of Global IT Security

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    David Robinson MBE is the Head of Global IT Security for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, who advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. David leads the delivery and strategy f…

  • Andrew Haslam

    UK eDisclosure Project Manager

    Squire Patton Boggs

    Andrew joined our London office in 2016 as UK eDisclosure Project Manager, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent consultant. He supports the Litigation and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Working closely with the Practice Grou…

  • Prof. Stephen Mayson

    Honorary Professor of Law

    University College London

    For more than 30 years, Professor Stephen Mayson has advised law firms around the world on issues of strategy, economics, ownership, and valuation. He has a particular interest in the reconfiguration of the legal world being driven by competition and the Legal S…

  • Ann Hemming

    Implementation Consultant

    LexisNexis

    Ann has 30 years’ experience working for top tier law firms on KM and IT initiatives, including many process improvement and productivity initiatives. Ann has an MBA in law firm management and qualifications in law and project management. Ann has a strong back…

  • Ian Jeffery

    Chief Executive

    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ian Jeffery is the Chief Executive (formerly Managing Partner) of Lewis Silkin LLP and has held this role since 2005. He combines skills and experience as a specialist IP/IT lawyer with twelve years’ experience in law firm leadership and an MBA from London Busi…

  • Tim Aspinall

    CEO

    Aspinall Consultants Limited

    Tim advises professional services firms on strategy, performance improvement, and mergers & acquisitions. He works with firms in the UK and internationally. Tim is also a non-executive director of quoted and privately owned companies including NAHL Gro…

  • Peter Owen

    Founder / Director

    Lights-On Consulting Limited

    Peter is the Managing Director of Lights-On Consulting Limited, an independent IT and management consultancy practice. Lights-On specialises in the legal sector working with both Law firms and IT suppliers but also carries out work for sectors outside of lega…

  • Chris Bull

    Founding Director

    Kingsmead Square

    Chris is the founding Director of legal and professional service sector retained advisors and thought leaders Kingsmead Square, advising on strategy, operations, transformation and smart implementation of business plans. He has a number of retained and NED…