Annual TechLaw Day

09 October 2018

09:30 - 19:00

12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms Group are delighted to invite you to our flagship event of the year, our Annual TechLaw Day.

Standing on the edge of a new world.

Please contact our events team if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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The programme

09:30 - 10:00

Registration & arrival refreshments 

10:00 - 10:30


David Kerr, CEO
Welcome Can AI be held responsible?

Lord Reid of Cardowan

Lord Reid is the Executive Chairman of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS) at University College London. He is the former UK Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Defence, Health, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, and Leader of the House of Commons.

10:45 - 12:30

AI on trial 

(This runs in parallel with Workshop Sessions 1 and 2 - please make your selection between AI on Trial or the workshops when you register)
Howard Rubin, Partner and William Bryson, Senior Associate (for the claimant) and Treena Dunlea-Peatross, Senior Associate, and Rachel Glass, Senior Associate 
(for the defendant), before Duncan McCall QC

10:45 - 11:30

Workshop Session 1 

(If you are not attending AI on trial, please choose one workshop from the below)

1a: Who owns data?
      Benoit van Asbroeck, Partner and Toby Bond, Senior Associate

1b: Regulatory issues for future digital innovation in financial services 
      Trystan Tether, Partner and Gavin Punia, Senior Associate

11:45 - 12:30

Workshop Session 2 

(If you are not attending AI on trial, please choose your second workshop from the below)
2a: Copyright Directive and the key implications for tech companies
      Phil Sherrell, Partner and Rebecca O'Kelly-Gillard, Senior Associate

2b: Latest on applied blockchain and distributed ledger technology: competition regulation, GDPR and tech update 
      Martin von Haller, Partner and Morten Nissen, Senior Counsel 

12:30 - 13:30


13:45 - 15:15

Conference Presentations 
1. Deloitte's TMT predictions: what's on the horizon for Tech?
    Paul Lee, Partner and Global Head of Research (TMT), Deloitte UK

2. What is 5G and how will it change the way IP is licensed and litigated?
    Sven-Erik Heun, Partner, Richard Vary, Partner, and Kimberly Wells, Senior Associate

15:15 - 15:45

Tea & coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Conference Presentations 

3. Internet and e-commerce law review of the year
    Graham Smith, Partner

4. Tech in 10 years: predictions on the future of tech 
    Matthew Noble, Senior Associate

17:00 - 17:05

AI on trial: the verdict

17:05 - 19:00

Networking drinks and canapes