Janders Dean Horizons Sydney 2017

20/21 September 2017 – Pier One, Sydney

About the Event

Janders Dean is pleased to announce the 2017 Sydney Legal Horizons Conference. This event will be held on Wednesday & Thursday 20-21 September 2017 at Pier One Sydney. The team has worked hard to bring you yet another event with a diverse and experienced speaking faculty from across the globe – no same old, same old – only inspirational sessions designed to expand your thinking and your network.

For those of you who have attended this event in the past, you will know that this is not simply a bunch of “experts” speaking at an audience for the full day. It is the diversity of message and medium, the creation of a space for emergence and collaboration, and the intentionally dangerous agenda and speaking faculty from inside and outside of legal, that all combine to make this the leading conference to discuss all aspects of the legal industry’s horizons.

We look forward to welcoming you to this unique and coveted event, and to constantly striving towards the future horizon.


Hatch Analytics

Monica Parker – Hatch Analytics – Founder

Monica is the Founder of Hatch Analytics. Her current role is to assist clients challenge the notion of the norm, and identify benefits in behavioural workplace transformations. Monica specialises in using an evidence-based approach to change using social scientific methods of data to catalyse and evangelise new thinking throughout organisations.

Clyde & Co

Chris White – Global Chief Information Officer (Clyde & Co)

Chris is the global CIO at Clyde & Co LLP. He is responsible for the IT, Business Acceptance Unit and Litigation Support globally. Prior to this role Chris has held senior roles as an advisor at WhiteBoard Consulting, The Sales Club, MNOPF,CIO Connects, Kennedys, Ashurst and Mimecast.


Carin Holmes – Legal Counsel (Nokia)

Carin is the Legal Counsel for Nokia in New Zealand and Australia. Prior to joining Nokia she held roles as Corporate Counsel at AAPT, BN AMRO Bank NV, Xerox and ANZ National Bank. Carin is also part of the LawWithoutWalls programme as an advisor, and is a firm believer in the innovative network emerging from the LWOW community.

Data61 / CSIRO

Rajiv Cabraal – Legal, Governance & IP Director (Data61 / CSIRO)

Rajiv is the Legal, Governance and IP director at Data61. Rajiv helps develop the vision and direction of Data61 through legal, governance, and IP Leadership, developing the capabilities of the Data61 Legal team. Rajiv has over 16 years experience in the legal sector, focusing primarily on companies, universities and organisations in relation to licensing, complex collaborations, joint ventures and the establishment of major research centres.

Minter Ellison

Andrew Cuningham – Partner/Innovation & Networks Leader (Minter Ellison)

Andrew is a Consulting Solutions and Innovation Leader at Minter Ellison. In a career spanning over 20 years at Minter Ellison, Andrew is considered one of Australia’s most prominent industrial relations and employment law specialists across multiple industries. He has held a range of senior leadership roles as Managing Partner of the Sydney office, a member of the board, and as Innovation Leader.


Conrad Karageorge – Managing Director (Jurimetrics)

Conrad is the Managing Director of Jurimetrics. An Australian based prublishing company that uses big-data analysis to Law. Jurimetrics use natural language processing and machine reading to collect and aggregate important commercial information. Prior to his role at Jurimetrics, Conrad worked at Lavan Legal, Shannon Bodeker and Associates and Francis Burt Chambers.

Griffith University

Professor John Flood – Inaugural Director of Legal Futures Centre (Griffith University)

In an academic career unmatched by many, John Flood has held positions as Professor of Law at UCL, University of Westminster, University College Dublin, University of Miami and Director of the Law Futures Centre Griffith University. John has been extensively involved with the growth of LWOW since its inception, championing the change in legal education towards a more innovative and creative approach to purely doctrinal law, looking to help develop the future of law. John Flood has been described as a lawyer anthropologist, with his research focusing on globalization, the legal profession, law firms and lawyers.


Tomoyuki Hachigo – Co-Founder (sprintlaw)

Tomoyuki is a lawyer and entrepreneur with experience working in the legal industry since 2009. Passionate about changing the business of law, he co-founded sprintlaw – a new type of law firm making legal services convenient and affordable for startups and small businesses. Prior to starting sprintlaw, he was at Clayton Utz for over 7 years – beginning his career in legal tech implementing technology solutions for lawyers, and more recently as an M&A lawyer.

Legal Gardener

Astrid Raetze – Enthusiastic Legal Gardener

Astrid specialises in financial services, derivatives, financial products and FinTech. She advises on a range of FinTech products, with clients including banks, investments banks, startups, funds and fund managers.

Cornwall Stodart

Radhika Kanhai – Partner / Head of Commercial Litigation (Cornwall Stodart)

Radhika is a partner at Cornwall Stodarts Insolvency and Reconstruction and Commercial Litigation practice group. She has extensive experience in complex court litigation and dispute resolution, providing high level strategic advice at all stages. Radhika is also the president of the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria group. Prior to joining Cornwall Stodart, Radhika worked at Holding Redlich and Rigby Cooke Lawyers as a Partner.

One Girl

Morgan Koegel –  CEO – One Girl

Morgan is the CEO at One Girl, an NGO that focuses on delivering education to girls cross Africa. One Girl assists and provides opportunities for girls that previously may have not had the opportunity to go to school. They work with partners across Africa to deliver high quality education programmes. Prior to her role at One Girl, Morgan has held roles at the Prison Legal Education and Assistance programme, Herbert Smith Freehills, World Vision Australia, and Engage Education Foundation.

139 Club Inc

Amelia Hodge – 139 Club Inc – Non-Executive Director

Amelia is a strategic thinking senior executive with over 25 years experience leading and contributing to corporate business performance in both management roles and as a non executive director. She has held senior and board roles at Origin Energy, Queensland Law Society, Lexon Insurance, Transmax Pty Ltd, Artisan, Obzervr, LawAdvisor and the 139 Club Inc.


Sarah Roach – Founder – HelixLegal

Sarah is a co-founder of HelixLegal. The Helix team has extensive experience in energy, building and construction, and provide a price certain platform so that all the benefits of an in-house legal team can be achieved without customers having to have an army of lawyers on staff. Prior to founding HelixLegal, Sarah was a senior associate at a national law firm where she specialised in building and construction. She is passionate about innovation and delivering value through this to clients.


Evan Wong – Checkbox.ai – Founder

Evan is the founder and CEO of checkbox.ai, a new technology company that was recently awarded “RegTech of the Year”. Checkbox offers a no-code platform enabling the digital transformation of regulation. The drag drop studio converts messy unworkable processes into easy to use, intuitive, results driven software in the cloud.

Evan previously founded Hero Education, a tuition firm that connects over 500 students to a network of managed tutors.


Peter Xing – KPMG Australia – Tax Technology and Innovation Manager

Peter is the Tax Technnolgy & Innovation Manager at KPMG Australia. He heads a team that develops solutions to help tax leaders and departments respond quickly to regulatory change, reducing costs, facilitating streamlined process and transforming data into commercial insight. Peter additionally is a Tech Evangelist and Co-Founder of Transhumanism Australia, a community that educates and invests in scientific research with enhance the human biological condition.


Amy Ciolek – Ashurst – Senior Associate

Amy is a Senior Associate in Financial Services Regulation and Compliance Law department at Ashurst. Amy assists clients with the regulatory aspects of digital transformation, mergers and acquisitions, product design and structuring. Prior to her role at Ashurst, Amy has held a number of roles assisting in tech innovation at firms such as Gadens and Westpac.


Jason Ryan – Lexvoco – Managing Counsel

Jason is the managing counsel at Lexvoco. Jason has a wealth of experience in providing business experience and advice to leading corporations for both in-house counsel and private practice throughout the world. He has held senior roles advising in M&A transactions, commercial litigation, outsourcing, procurement, process improvement and implementation and project management. Prior to joining Lexvoco, Jason held roles at Hall & Wilco, AXA UK and Foster’s.


Stuart Barr – Chief Product & Strategy Officer, HighQ

Stuart leads product strategy and innovation, product management, design and user experience at HighQ. Stuart has considerable experience in business strategy and extensive technical, design, project management and product marketing experience.

Stuart has a diverse background with web technologies, collaboration, social computing and digital transformation in the professional services industry, having previously worked at leading organisations including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hays plc and Headshift, an innovative social computing agency.
Stuart has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Cardiff Business School, is an international speaker, author and thought leader with a passion for transforming the way people work.

Simpson Grierson

Caroline Ferguson – Business Transformation Manager (Simpson Grierson)

Caroline is the Business Transformation Manager at Simpson Grierson.

Previously a finance lawyer, Caroline transitioned into innovation and technology roles while at global law firm Allen & Overy in London.

Caroline is passionate about how law firms can create environments that help their people develop the skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape and deliver excellent client service and value. Particular areas of focus include leveraging collaboration technology, lean/agile approaches, design thinking and legal project management.


Janina Stansson – Lawyer (Bupa)

Janina is a senior lawyer at Bupa, a leading international health and care group servicing customers in over 190 countries in healthcare funding and delivery. Working in the group’s Australia and New Zealand division, Janina provides legal support to Bupa’s digital and innovation agenda, where she advises on privacy, data governance, data security and healthcare law  as well as Bupa’s growing Health Services businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Janina is passionate about the intersection between technology, healthcare and the law, and on behalf of Bupa, led the winning team in the Creativity Category at LWOW 2017. Janina is an advocate for legal market disruption as the first graduate lawyer to follow Bupa’s innovative in-house career pathway.

Business Transformation by Design

Peta Portelli MBAe – Founder COU I TECH and Business Relations Lead @ Ribit.net – CSIRO’s Data61

Peta is the Business Relations Lead at Ribit, a project based in CSIRO’s Data61. Peta’s role includes growing the business community on the platform and working with employers to co-create roles for students within their teams. Previously an international Fashion Designer and Accountant, she’s a curious polymath who is passionate about collaboration and transdisciplinary teams. Peta is also an entrepreneur and Founder of COU I TECH. A shoe company that sits at the intersection of design, health and technology – coutech.co

Five Bridges Ltd

Jeremy Donovan – CEO (Five Bridges Ltd)

School of Life

Paulina Lerocca – Creativity Consultant (School of Life)


Fiona Wilhelm – Digital Demand Driver (PWC)  


James Chin Moody – Founder & CEO at Sendle

James Chin Moody is a co-founder and CEO of Sendle, Australia’s highest-rated parcel delivery service dedicated to helping small business thrive through delivery that is simple, reliable and affordable. Sendle is also Australia’s first technology B Corporation and only 100% domestic carbon neutral delivery service.

Previously James has held roles as Executive Director, Development at the CSIRO, Australia’s national research agency. He was an Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, member of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Bureau of Statistics Advisory Boards and Trustee for the Australian Museum. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy.

From 2004-11 he was a panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors. James has a PhD in innovation theory from the Australian National University and was Chief Systems Engineer for the Australian Satellite FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years. James is an expert and leading thinker on the interface between sustainability and innovation and is the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World which has been published in English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.


William Davis – VP Product Development at Aderant

With more than 25 years in the legal industry, Davis has a reputation for his enthusiastic perspective on how technology can benefit legal firms. Throughout that time, Davis has maintained a focus on Aderant technology and architecture, directing nearly a dozen distributed teams developing the Aderant product suite.

Davis served as one of the original software architects for the Oracle-based professional management and accounting package, Keystone and has continued with the company since Aderant (then Solution 6) acquired Keystone in 2002. Davis has extensively worked with Oracle and Microsoft directly, incorporating the latest rich client, web, mobile, database, server and dynamics technologies into the Aderant product set.

Davis is based out of the company’s largest development center in Auckland, New Zealand.

Gilbert and Tobin

Peter Dombkins – Legal Project Manager (Gilbert and Tobin)    

Peter heads Gilbert + Tobin’s Legal Project Management function, and oversees the firm-wide development of legal project management competencies and supporting technologies. Peter is Australia’s first legal project manager to be certified by the Australian Institute of Project Management as a Certified Practicing Program Director, and holds a Master’s Degree in Complex Project Management. Peter is formerly a lawyer (specialising in infrastructure development and finance) as well as the Manager of Product Development for an AMGlobal 100 law firm, and has over a decade’s experience in organisational change management programs across Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and the UK.


Beth Patterson – Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer, Allens

Beth Patterson is a globally recognised leader in the development of legal technologies, including the application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to deliver competitive client solutions.  Beth leads Allens’ team of multi-disciplinary professionals, working with lawyers and clients to deliver integrated low cost document review solutions combined with market leading technologies. Beth recently received the 2017 Lexis Nexis Janders Dean Innovation Special Achievement award for her work in advancing the legal industry. Her innovative contributions have also seen her receive the 2016 LawTech Legal IT Leader of the Year – Large Firm and the 2015 ILTA Litigation Support Professional of the Year Distinguished Peer Award.


This exclusive thought leadership event will be hosted at Pier One Sydney Harbour

Nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offering panoramic Harbour views, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is built on, and over, the water. Their unique Federation-style blends heritage with contemporary chic. One of the very few hotels in the heart of The Rocks, the boutique hotel allows easy access to Sydney’s historic dining and entertainment precinct as well as Sydney CBD.

Pier One Sydney

11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay
NSW 2000


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017


Sponsors and Partners

Janders Dean is pleased to announce the following sponsor and partner organisations 2016 event. For further information on the benefits of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janders Dean via email on info@jandersdean.com

Wednesday 20th September

  • Conference Registration
    08:50 - 09:00
  • Session 1 - The Cultural & Commercial Importance of Storytelling
    Knowledge Codification Lacks Human Connection
    09:00 - 09:30
    Jeremy Donovan
    Chief Executive Officer – Walking With Wisdom
  • Session 2 - Disruption to Law - Lessons to be Learned from FinTech
    09:30 - 10:00
    Astrid Raetze
    Enthusiastic Legal Gardener
  • Session 3 - #DisruptingLaw Bottom-Up Not Top-Down
    Seeking Ideas from Unlikely Sources
    10:00 - 10:15
    Sam Clearly, Product Engineer – The App Team
    Elizabeth Ulrick, Law Student Queensland University of Technology
  • Refreshments & #JDHorizons Cocktail Kit Conversations
    10:15 - 11:00
  • Session 4 - The Future is Insight
    Connecting content with technology for legal analytics
    11:00 - 11:30
    Simon Wilkins
    General Manager Australia – LexisNexis Asia Pacific
  • Session 5 - The Future of Legal Technology Leadership
    Finding a Place for the CIO in Law Firm Management
    11:30 - 11:45
    Chris White
    Global Chief Information Officer – Clyde & Co
  • Session 6 - Making Money While Law Sleeps
    How Unknown Innovators Will Permanently Disrupt Law
    11:45 - 12:15
    Rajiv Cabraal
    Legal, Governance & IP Director – Data61 | CSIRO
  • Session 7 - Innovation, Profitability and Wellbeing
    the words and behaviours in legal that destroy and propel
    12:15 - 12:30
    Caroline Ferguson
    Business Transformation Manager – Simpson Grierson
  • Networking Lunch
    Courtesy of Janders Dean | LexisNexis APAC Legal Innovation Index
    12:30 - 13:45
  • Session 8 - The Legal Education Revolution
    Building Tomorrow’s Lawyers Today
    13:45 - 14:15
    John Flood
    Professor of Law and Society (Inaugural Director of Law Futures Centre) at Griffith University
  • Session 9 - Beyond Beanbags & Exposed Brick Walls
    How Real Technology Start-Ups Disrupt Industries
    14:15 - 14:30
    Evan Wong
    Founder & CEO – checkbox.ai

  • Session 10 - Foundations In Flexibility
    The Trust & Truth of Creating Flexible Professionals to Drive Profitability
    14:30 - 15:00
    Fiona Wilhelm
    Digital Demand Driver at PwC Australia – PwC
  • Session 11 - ROI TO ROE
    15:00 - 15:30
    Monica Parker
    Founder – Hatch Analytics & First #JDHorizons Trifecta Member
  • Refreshments & Janders Dean 10th Birthday Surprises
    15:00 - 16:00
  • Session 12 - In-House ≠ Out-House
    The Passion & Drive Across Corporate Legal for Industry Transformation
    16:00 - 16:15
    Janina Stansson
    Legal Advisor – Bupa & LawWithoutWalls.org Mentor
  • Session 13 - The Many Faces of Legal Industry Transformation
    Stop Looking to #BigLaw
    16:15 - 16:45
    Sarah Roach

    Construction Lawyer & Principal/Founder – Helix Legal & Co-Founder at LAWVELOP

  • Session 14 - Closing Gaps Between Creatives & Professionals
    Unlocking Secret Creatives Genes in Lawyers
    16:45 - 17:15
    Peta Portelli
    Founder COU | TECH & Business Relationship Lead – Data61 & Ribit
  • Session 15 - Legal Innovation & Legal Culture
    Combining Skills of Lawyers & Professionals to Drive Differentiation
    17:15 - 17:30
    Andrew Cunningham
    Consulting Solutions and Innovation Leader – Minter Ellison
  • Janders Dean Annual APAC Legal Horizons Cocktail Reception
    17:30 - 19:00

Thursday 21st September

  • Conference Registration
    08:50 - 09:00
  • Session 16 - The Face of the Future
    Creating the Future of Technology & Future Technologies
    09:00 - 09:30
    Beth Patterson
    Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer  – Allens
  • Session 17 -Disruption No Longer Dormant
    There’s Nothing Special About the Legal Industry
    09:30 - 10:00
    James Chin Moody
    Founder & CEO – Sendle (Author, The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World)
  • Session 18 - Planting Seeds of Knowledge
    Moving Lawyers Beyond Traditional Thinking
    10:00 - 10:15
    Jason Ryan
    Managing Counsel – Lexvoco
  • Refreshments & Ice Cream Creativity
    10:30 - 11:00
  • Session 19 - Corporate Creativity an Oxymoron
    Lessons for Legal Moving Forward
    10:15 - 10:30
    Paulina Larocca
    Creative Director – Paulina Larocca Creative Catalyst & Faculty Member – School of Life
  • Session 20 - Creating Change From Where You Are
    Lessons of a Millennial CEO
    11:00 - 11:20
    Morgan Koegel
    CEO – One Girl
  • Session 21 - Leveraging LegalTech for Social Good
    A Charity’s Journey into Legal Automation (Sponsored by Thomson Reuters)
    11:20 - 11:40
    Peter Dombkins
    Director of Legal Project Management – Gilbert + Tobin
  • Session 22 - That Escalated Quickly
    How Legal Industry’s Self-Disruption Helped Avoid Self-Destruction
    11:40 - 12:00
    Radhika Kanhai
    Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation & Insolvency – Cornwall Stodart
  • Session 23 -Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
    Innovation Through Artificial Intelligence & Data ≠ LegalTech Alone
    12:00 - 12:30
    Peter Xing
    Tax Technology & Innovation Manager – KPMG
  • Session 24 - Capturing Corporate Counsel Requirements
    Knowing Me, Knowing You…Ah haaa
    12:30 - 12:45
    Carin Holmes
    Legal Counsel – Nokia & LawWithoutWalls.org Mentor
  • Networking Lunch & Legal Data Design Jam Check-In
    12:45 - 13:45
  • Session 25 - Encouraging Growth in Legal Creativity Through Social Mobility
    How Law Harms Itself Subconsciously
    13:45 - 14:15
    Amy Ciolek
    Senior Associate – Ashurst
  • Session 26 - Gaining Perspective in Global Legal Challenges
    Seeking Clarity Through Strength in Leadership
    14:15 - 14:45
    Amelia Hodge
    Current NED – 139 Club Inc & Former CEO – Queensland Law Society  
  • Session 27 - Knowledge Through Disruptive Times
    How Legal Industry Suppliers React to Market Conditions
    14:45 - 15:15
    William Davis
    Vice President of Development – Aderant
  • Refreshments & Cotton Candy Wizardry
    15:15 - 16:00
  • Session 28 - Knowledge Is Power
    How Understanding Facts Will Drive Legal Forward
    16:00 - 16:30
    Conrad Karageorge
    Managing Director – Jurimetrics
  • Session 29 - Legal Process & Project Enhancement Strategies
    How Innovative Firms Drive Greater Service Delivery
    16:30 - 17:00
    Stuart Barr
    Director of Strategy – HighQ
  • Session 30 - Building for the Customer
    Designing a User-Friendly Law Firm
    17:00 - 17:15
    Tomoyuki Hachigo
    Co-Founder – sprintlaw
  • Closing Statements
    17:30 - 19:00
    Justin North, Founder – Janders Dean International


Given the popularity of the event in previous years, we expect all places to be secured far in advance of the event.
We look forward to seeing you in September for this amazing and fun two days of inspirational sessions, true open networking, and knowledge sharing. Feel free to engage via Twitter using #JDHorizons for your chance to be shown even more love from the Janders Dean team.

Some responses from past attendees…
“By far the best legal conference I have been to…topics, agenda, sponsors, food, drink, location and invitees were all top notch – struggling to think of anything you need to improve at all”

“The event was inspirational and remarkably well structured. thanks again for a great conference. The setup was something other conference organizers should take after. Not a dull moment and each speaker more interesting than the next”

“Thanks so much for another excellent event. I’ve been talking non-stop to anyone who will listen with so many new ideas. while some technology events come close, Friday’s event excelled in highlighting the need for lateral thinking across businesses of all sorts.”

“Such a fantastic event”

“Certainly a class apart from anything else I have ever attended”

“How much I enjoyed the event of Friday. I am distinctly jaded by the usual round of industry events, and yet yours over both years has been a refreshing change”

Contact us

Email: info@jandersdean.com     Phone: +44 7807 398 620