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…

  • Bruna Pellicci

    CTO

    Linklaters

    Bruna Pellicci is the CTO at Global Firm Linklaters which she recently joined after spending 11 years at Ashurst as the Global IT Director. She has 28 years’ experience of working in IT across sectors including law and pathology. She has spent much of her time lea…

  • Kenneth Grady

    Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow

    Michigan State University College of Law

    Ken Grady is an Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow at Michigan State University College of Law. Ken speaks on various topics including innovation, the future of business and law, technology, and leadership. He is the editor and principal author of The Algo…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director & Head of Development

    DWF Ventures

    Jonathan is known for innovation in the business of law with particular expertise in research & development and design. As the Managing Director for DWF Ventures, he is responsible for the development of new ideas, the delivery of R&D services and suppo…

  • 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

    Chief Counsel of National Grid Property and 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…

  • Steven Jebb

    Head of Legal Operations

    Vodafone Group Services Limited

    Steven is Head of Legal Operations at Vodafone Group Services Limited, having held several previous roles in Vodafone including Head of Technology and Outsourcing (Legal) and Head of North Europe Enterprise Legal. Before moving in-house Steven was Head of the…

  • Mo Cashman

    Principle Engineer

    McAfee

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

  • 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…

  • Sayid Hussein

    Head of Systems Management

    Walkers Global

    Sayid Hussein is Walker’s Head of Global Systems Management. Operating from Walkers’ Cayman Islands office, Sayid has ultimate responsibility for the management of Walkers’ international IT network, which serves a staff of over 800 in te…

  • Perminder Jagdev

    Information Security Officer

    Gowling WLG

    Perminder has spent the last 12 years working in technology at national & international law firms. She moved into Information Security almost 4 years ago with a focus on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Perminder joined Gowling WLG in December 2017 a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 but also carries out work for sectors outside of legal thus maintaining a broader commercial vie…

  • Chris Bull

    Founding Director

    Kingsmead Square

    Chris is the founding Director of legal and professional service sector retained advisors and thought leaders Kingsmead Square and of the tri-partite Intuity Alliance, which launched September 2018. He advises on strategy, operations, transformation and s…