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.



Allison Schneider – Human x.ai – Enterprise Sales Manager

Allison is the Enterprise Sales Manager at Human x.ai, specialising in sales and going to market strategy. X.ai provides a personal assistant who schedules meetings for you so as to maximise your time. In her previous role Allison worked at IBM Watson working with start-ups that were building off the Watson API’s platform.

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.

Pinsent Masons

David Halliwell – Global Director of Knowledge & Innovation Delivery (Pinsent Masons)

David is the Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery at Pinsent Masons. He focuses on improving Pinsent Masons and their clients efficiency and working practices through delivery of legal services in Innovative manners. David also leads the firms innovation hub and wider innovation programs.


Charles Thornhill – Head of Business Development (Linklaters)

Charles is the Head of Business Development at Linklaters in New Zealand and South East Asia. He specialises in business development, project management, sales and consultations. Prior to his current role at Linklaters, he was part of the Global Innovation Programme at Linklaters, and has held senior roles at Travers Smith, IBB Solicitors and Robert Walters.

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.


Alex Solo – Co-Founder (SprintLaw)

Alex is a co-founder of SprintLaw, a cloud based law firm for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Prior to founding SprintLaw Alex was a practicing lawyer at Clayton Utz, specialising in the Tech and IP Contracts team. He was part of the launch of the Clayton Utz startup practice that advise startup’s and disruptive business on growth strategy. Alex also founded Spidr, a company focusing on the development of value propositions for startups and boutique digital agencies.

Baker & McKenzie

Astrid Raetze – Partner / Global Head of FinTech (Baker & McKenzie)

Astrid is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker & McKenzie. She specialises in financial services, derivatives, financial products and FinTech, of which she heads the global department. 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.


Morgan Koegel – OneGirl – CEO

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.


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






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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