25 September: Kick-off evening event
26 September: Conference day
25 September: Kick-off evening event
26 September: Conference day
Mélia Paris La Défense
3 Boulevard de Neuilly
92400 Paris, France
“Blockchain Applications for the In-House Profession”
“The Digital Future of the In-house Counsel”
“Artificial Intelligence for Corporate Lawyers”
“Data Privacy: GDPR and beyond”
25 – 26 September 2019
Welcome to the third stop of our Legal Disruption Roadshow 2019, bringing together industry-leading legal technology experts with companies offering innovative solutions and experienced corporate lawyers from businesses of all sizes. Tailored for company lawyers, with the discussion themes carefully selected to reflect what in-house counsel are most interested in, Legal Disruption is a must-attend event for corporate counsel wishing to learn more about modern-age solutions and approaches in the legal departments.
Wednesday, 25 September 2019:
18:00 Arrival & Drinks Reception
19:00 Welcome Speech –
Marc Mossé, President of AFJE and ECLA Representative, Senior Director Government Affairs, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Europe
19:15 Opening Keynote – AI and the future of business
Daniel Hulme, CEO, Satalia
20:15 Get-together with Flying Dinner
Thursday, 26 September 2019:
09:00 Welcome –
ECLA President Jonathan Marsh, Vice President, International General Counsel, Total Marketing Services
09:00 – 10:45 Privacy and data protection
1. The Internet of Things and its data privacy implications in the era of GDPR – Cristina Guttuso, General Counsel Business & Legal Affairs, Sigfox
2. From money pit to money maker: Privacy as the new competitive advantage – Victoria Gardin, Privacy Engineer, OneTrust
3. Easing up to worldwide data protection requirements –
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00 Innovation & AI
1. Innovation and Technology: the opportunities and challenges for the legal profession – Dr Kion Ahadi, Director of Futures and Insight, The Law Society
2. AI In-House: How Natural Language Processing can help corporate legal departments – Mauro Mastropasqua, Legal Affairs & Strategic Projects Senior Counsel, Nexi
3. Trusting legal tasks to Artificial Intelligence – Massimo Scaravonati, Legal Managing Counsel, Oracle
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:45 Practical applications of blockchain for the modern legal department
1. Blockchain in the media sector: use cases and copyright issues – Gianluca Campus, Senior Legal Counsel Technology & IP, Sky Italia
2. Balancing privacy concerns with opportunities offered by blockchain technology – Maria Teresa Zucchelli, Head of Legal Department, Consulcesi Group
3. The rise of blockchain: path to the future or simple fad? – Atik Ahmed, Head of Legal, TradeIX
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 The legal departments of today and tomorrow
1. Company lawyers in the era of digital transformation: the skills you need to be future-ready – Christophe Roquilly, PhD, Dean for Faculty and Research, Professor of Law, EDHEC Business School
2. Passing the torch: is your company ready for the Next Generation of workers? – Elisa Dencheva, Senior Legal Counsel, Dell Technologies
3. The disruptive technology in the legal industry – Christian Fahey, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Inmarsat PLC
17:30 Closing remarks
Arrival & Accommodation
Meliá Paris La Défense
Phone: +33 1 75 57 99 00
Reservation – limited room block on 25 Sept 2019
A room block has been optioned until 26 August 2019 (upon availability)
Room rate single occupancy: EUR 289,00 per night incl. breakfast
Please use this booking form for your reservation.
Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance for each session attended, which can be utilised for the purpose of professional training obligations.
Please make sure to have your personal name tag scanned at the beginning of each session in order to receive the certificate for the full day of training.
Cristina GUTTUSO is General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs at Sigfox, a tech pioneer which has become the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things. Cristina is specialized in data protection, intellectual property, regulatory affairs and compliance in the field of technology (Cloud, Networks, IoT, AI, Devices). Cristina is German and Italian, speaks fluently French, Italian, English and German and is educated in Law (LL.M / Master of Laws) and Finance/Management (MBA).
In her current role, Cristina is heading the group legal department, which provides transactional and strategic advice to support the company’s worldwide expansion, including advice on IP, commercial agreements, data regulations and export controls.
Prior to Sigfox, Cristina spent over 20 years working as a senior lawyer in different European countries at some of the world's largest Telecom and IT businesses, i.e. Oracle, Nokia and Microsoft. In several roles, Cristina has been a member of the Leadership team and/or the Board of directors.
Dean for Faculty and Research, Professor of Law, EDHEC Business School
Christophe Roquilly is Professor and Dean of Faculty and Research at EDHEC Business School where he also heads the LegalEdhec research centre and co-directs the LLM in Law & Tax Management. Author of several books and numerous articles in academic and professional journals, he devotes his research to the relationship between law and strategy, legal management and legal risk management, as well as to the impact of digital technology in the legal professions. Christophe is a member of the Scientific Council of the Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (Lexis Nexis) and the Scientific Council of the Business & Legal Forum. He also directs the "Digit@l" column in Juriste d'Entreprise Magazine and the "Droit, Juriste et Pratique du Droit Augmentés" column at Les Affiches Parisiennes".
Jonathan Marsh has developed extensive experience over the past 29 years in international business transactions, with over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, involving long term projects with long investment horizons. He has deep knowledge of geopolitical and legal risk assessments. Recognized within his profession, Mr. Marsh serves in leadership roles in French and European professional associations. Jonathan Marsh currently serves as Deputy General Counsel of the Marketing Services Division of the Total S.A. Group legal department. In this role Mr. Marsh manages the legal activities performed by 170 in-house legal counsel in over 100 countries. He serves on the Group Legal Committee consisting of 10 General Counsel supervising the global team of 550 lawyers in the Total Group. Previously Mr. Marsh was International General Counsel from 2015 to 2017.
From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Marsh led the Mergers, Acquisitions and Finance Division of the Total S.A. Holding Group Legal Department.Mr. Marsh also served as Group US Counsel, supervising in particular relations with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Marsh also serves as President of the European Company Lawyers Association, as Vice President International Affairs and on the Board of Directors of the French In-house Counsel Association (Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprises – AFJE) as well as on the Management Committee of the French M&A Association (Association des Responsables de Fusions Acquisitions).
Mr. Marsh holds a Juris Doctor (Graduating cum laude and recipient of the Order of the Coif), and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Economic Phases) and French from the University of Wisconsin ‐ Madison. Nominated by the French Prime Minister, Mr. Marsh participated in the 65thNational Session (2012-13) of the French Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale, a military training program focusing on geopolitical risks and strategies for high ranking military officers and private sector leaders.
Victoria Gardin serves as a Privacy Engineer at OneTrust – the largest and most widely used dedicated privacy management technology platform for compliance with global privacy laws. In her role, Gardin advises many of the world's leading organizations on privacy solution implementations, focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements as well as building and scaling privacy programmes for businesses large and small.
Dr Kion Ahadi joined The Law Society in May 2019 in the newly created role of Director of Futures and Insight. He is responsible for establishing and leading a future focused insights and knowledge management function. His main interest lies in understanding the future issues affecting the legal profession, to help inform The Law Society’s 160,000 plus members. Before joining The Law Society, Kion worked in senior positions leading data, insight, research and evaluation teams within The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as Creative Skillset, the industry-led skills charity for the creative industries. He has also worked for Nesta, an Innovation foundation, which brings bold ideas to life to change the world for the better. At Nesta, he led a £70m investment fund, which backed innovative projects across the National Health Service.
Kion has an exemplary academic record: PhD in Sociology, MSc International Business (Distinction), and a 1st class honours degree in Business Economics. He has also authored a bestselling science fiction novel “Exit Darkness, Enter Light”.
Gianluca Campus is a senior in-house counsel and qualified lawyer specialized in intellectual property, technology and telecommunications laws. He has a PhD in Law and is a Fellow of the University of Milan. During his academic course, he has been post-doc researcher and winner of a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Programme. He is co-editor of the media blog Medialaws.eu and Editorial Board Member of the Media Law Review. He is contributor of the international IP blogs Kluwer Copyright Blog and IP Lens. He is editor of the volumes “The Digital Single Market Copyright” (Aracne Ed., 2016) and “The Digital Single Market and Cloud Services” (Aracne, Ed. 2018) and author of articles dedicated to IP & technology issues for the European Intellectual Property Review. He currently holds the position of Legal Manager Technology &IP in Sky Italia.
VP of Legal Affairs, Inmarsat
Christian is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at the mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat Plc, where he leads the legal function supporting Inmarsat’s Chief Operations Office and Aviation Business Unit. Christian is also a Pension Trustee Director at Inmarsat Trustee Company Limited, a Company Secretary for the contemporary womenswear brand TOVE and an expert member of a Working Group developing a horizontal European Standard on service agreements on behalf of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).
Prior to moving in-house Christian spent over 10 years in private practice specialising as a commercial and tech lawyer and has a keen interest in the space and tech industries.
Maria Teresa Zucchelli is the General Counsel of Consulcesi Group, leader in the provision of legal and training services to healthcare professionals. Since 2017 Consulcesi Group is operating in the Blockchain applications field through its subsidiary Consulcesi Tech.
Her extensive experience in the IP, Data Protection, Company and Commercial law as Former GC at Entertainment and Fashion companies, merged with curiosity and enthusiasm on the disruptive Blockchain paradigma, has led to a constant focus on benefits that this new technology may bring not only to companies but to everyday life.