Bird & Bird's Annual TechLaw Update


Date: 20 October 2015
Time: 10.30 - 19.00    Venue: British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB


The last 12 months have seen a number of disruptive technologies achieving mainstream usage. Innovative businesses are embracing these disruptive technologies to win business advantage. Many of the disruptors are becoming established companies.

Our Annual TechLaw Update is designed to give in-house lawyers working in Tech companies and contracting personnel in user organisations an understanding of the important Tech legal and contract developments over the last year.

In an adjacent demo room there will be rolling presentations throughout the day looking into the latest disruptive technologies from early stage and scale-up companies. The companies presenting will include the 2014 winners of the Bird & Bird Disruptive Technology Challenge 2014 held in Munich. A full list of presenting companies will be published closer to the day.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

10.30 - 11.00

  • Workshop registration and refreshments

11.00 - 12.30

  • Workshops - choose from one of the following:

    Financial Services/Adapting to Technology Developments
    This workshop will explore the different ways traditional banks and FinTech suppliers/start-ups can adapt to the disruptive digital technologies challenge (from a commercial, regulatory and corporate perspective).
    Leaders: Johnny Emmanuel, Ali Ramadan and Oli Irons, Associates at Bird & Bird

    Funding the Internet of Things
    Lack of funding is holding back many developed IoT solutions. This session will review a range of alternative funding approaches, particularly reviewing parallels from the more innovate energy developments.
    LeadersProfessor Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor of Wireless Communications, Kings College London; Roger Bickerstaff and Isabel Evans, Partners, Bird & Bird, London

11.00 - 17.00

  • Technology Developments Demo-room
    Throughout the day an informal demo-room will showcase and explain recent IT developments and services. This presentations will give an update on new technology for non-IT professionals. The companies presenting include Livefyre (social media interaction), Exasol AG (big data), Securebeam/express Flow GmbH (cyber security). Some of these companies are the 2014 winners of the Bird & Bird Disruptive Technology Challenge held in Munich.

View the technology companies who will be presenting (PDF)

12.30 - 13.45

  • Afternoon registration, networking and lunch

13.45 - 14.00

14.00 - 14.30

  • Contract law update
    Andrew White, Partner, Bird & Bird, London

14.30 - 15.00

15.00 - 15.30

  • Current trends in Cloud Service contracts
    Benoit Van Asbroeck, Partner, Bird & Bird, Brussels

15.30 - 16.00

  • Tea and coffee break

16.00 - 16.30

  • Review of the Internet/E-commerce law year
    Graham Smith, Partner, Bird & Bird, London

16.30 - 17.00

  • What does an EU Digital Single Market mean for Businesses?
    Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird, London

17.00 - 17.30

  • Digital Transformation in Practice in Criminal Justice and Financial Services
    Howard Rubin, Partner Bird & Bird, London
    Lyndon Coppin, Director, Head of Legal - Barclays Operations, Technology & Commercial Lead, UK & EME
    Clive Taylor, Programme Director Post Office digital transformation project

17.30 -19.00

  • Drinks and networking

View the technology companies who will be presenting

Location map