Kemp Little releases annual technology conference agenda and speaker list

Kemp Little has released an outline agenda and information on speakers for its annual technology conference, which is set to take place on 25 June 2014.

The event is designed for all senior in-house counsel, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief technical officers and chief information officers with an interest in the latest technology trends.

Conference agenda

Registration and lunch

Introduction and welcome

Keynote speech: Aleks Krotoski, leading academic, TV and radio presenter and journalist

13:05 Data: making sense of data — whether big or small
Most businesses are seeking to gain value and competitive advantage through using data in new and intelligent ways. You will hear from a leading academic (and ex-chief information officer) about the potential for data and how to run a data project; from the general counsel of leading m-commerce platform Weve about how to ensure compliance and customer buy-in while developing insightful new business models; and from Kemp Little lawyers about the data protection issues and legal role in delivering any successful data project. Speakers: Prof Sharm Manwani, executive professor of IT leadership, Henley Business School; Oliver Lewis, general counsel at Weve; Paul Hinton and Nicola Fulford, partners, Kemp Little.

14:05 (Fr)Agile developments: handle with care?
As the demands from IT teams for agile working get louder, the legal ‘papering’ of such arrangements need to make sure they reflect a different way of working. We will hear from a developer and analyse the risks and how the agreements need to be structured to maximise the benefits. Speakers: George Berkowski, ex-head of product at HailO, author of How to Build a Billion Dollar App; Andrew Joint, partner at Kemp Little; Ed Baker, senior associate, Kemp Little.

Coffee break

15:30 Shifting cloud cover: the changing technological and legal landscape of cloud contracting
The ever-expanding cloud computing market continues to evolve new technological solutions and market practices. These changes create new risks and opportunities — on both a legal and a practical level — for businesses that rely on the many advantages that cloud computing can provide. In this session, partner Calum Murray and Chris Hill, a senior associate, both from Kemp Little’s commercial technology team, will be joined by industry speakers to outline the major areas of change and concern for cloud, to discuss latest market trends and to highlight changes in law and contracting practice that affect the cloud sector. Speakers: Calum Murray, partner and head of commercial technology, Kemp Little; Chris Hill, senior associate at Kemp Little.

16:30 Successful multi-sourcing: Implementing an effective SIAM strategy
An effective service integration and management function is critical to the success of any multi-sourcing strategy. What are the opportunities and risks involved? And which tools are available to manage them? Speakers: Paul O’Hare, partner at Kemp Little; Jim Odell, partner at Kemp Little Consulting; Kathryn Dooks, partner at Kemp Little.

Questions and answers

Closing remarks

Drinks, canapés and an opportunity to network