Headline acts announced for London LegalTech summit

Four top legal innovators have been announced to lead the bill at the first GC Tech Masters Summit to be held in the UK this month.

Sophie Schwass, Head of Legal Operations at Lloyds Banking Group, Sarah Barrat Vane, formerly Director of Legal Operations at Royal Mail, Jeremy Barton, General Counsel at KPMG and Richard Tromans, of Tromans Consulting are all set to speak at the agenda-setting gathering.

The third GC Tech Masters Summit on October 16, 2018, follows the success of the events in New York and Chicago. The intimate and exclusive gatherings provide a platform for top law departments to show how they have radically transformed their legal processes and achieved Return on Investment (ROI) through legal technology adoption and change management. Save your spot in order to network with the leaders of legal tech adoption.

The speakers will discuss the challenges they have faced both technologically and organizationally. The focus is on what departments are actually doing, and the results they are seeing.

Sarah Barrat Vane

Sarah, founder of SVB Consulting, was previously the Director of Legal Operations at Royal Mail, responsible for managing the budget for Group Legal; running all legal panel reviews and other legal appointments alongside the GC, and managing Royal Mail’s law firms. Sarah was also accountable for all the operational aspects of a team of people – investigating and implementing new legal technologies – including an eBilling system and a contract automation tool. Her strong focus was on leading project and business process management.

Sophie Schwass

Sophie leads the Legal Operations team at LBG. She has had executive roles leading the European legal team and as Chief of Staff to a Global GC at Barclays. Sophie is known for leading change and driving the strategic agenda to deliver results. Sophie is passionate about inspiring teams through impactful leadership.

Jeremy Barton

Jeremy is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 45 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters and advises the Chairman and Board on practice protection, strategic M&A and legal and regulatory risks. He is a member of the Executive Committee at KPMG.

Richard Tromans

Richard is the founder of Tromans Consulting, which advises legal businesses on strategy and innovation, including advising on the adoption of AI systems. He also runs the site Artificial Lawyer, which is a site dedicated to new developments in legal AI and automation. He has been working in the legal sector for over 18 years as a strategic adviser, market analyst, and explorer of legal innovation.

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