The Smarter Working Week explores the different ways legal functions are becoming smarter about the work they do, how they do it and why – a place where in-house teams can share practical advice and best practice.

Watch the session recording on “Ways GCs can make their life easier”. 

During this interactive session, each speaker will share an example of how they’ve made the life of their legal team easier, covering everything from changing habits, doing things slightly differently, re-evaluating priorities or using tech to create efficiencies. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions on the issues they would like more detail on.

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Speakers:

Avi , Head of Legal Domain Architecture, Deutsche Bank

Avi is a senior technology leader with more than 15 years of experience in IT strategy, Enterprise architecture, Global delivery management and Product development. Avi has spent the last 10 years in Legal tech working on strategic roles on the sell and the buy-side of Legal services – this ranged from leading the strategic architecture of a multi-million Finance & Risk transformation program at a magic circle law firm, to lead the domain architecture strategy for the corporate legal department at Deutsche Bank. Currently, Avi is focused on Bimodal strategy of maximising the juxtaposition of ‘existing’ technology and processes, whilst at the same time moving the ‘business accelerating’ use cases to the public cloud for maximum efficiency and speed.

Polly Russell-Stower, Group General Counsel, Ultimate Finance Group

Polly joined Ultimate five years ago from private practice where she specialised in financial services litigation. She is a member of Ultimate’s Executive team and has overall responsibility for the strategic focus of the Legal and Compliance team. As well as having responsibility for all legal matters affecting the Group, she manages the day to day operational legal work and compliance function, where she is committed to ensuring the team provides straightforward and pragmatic advice to meet the business and clients needs.

David Griffin, Principal – Legal Technology and Change, BT

David Griffin is the Head of Legal & Governance Systems & Change at BT Group. David’s role is to ensure the lawyers at BT are fully supported by the technology that they use so they can add real value to the business. David’s previous roles include leading the delivery and then the architecture of the Legal technology department at Deutsche Bank, building and delivering value to the Legal department through technology.

Moderator: Graeme Scott, Delivery Manager EMEA, Onit

Graeme has almost 25 year’s experience in legal technology, spread across a global law firm, a software start-up, investment banks, consultancies and law companies. He is a consummate professional with a keen eye for detail in every brief he undertakes. Graeme is a passionate advocate for the promotion of technology solutions to business problems in legal services. He has an incredible drive and pride to get things done and is a catalyst for high performance in teams. Now with Onit’s Managed Services team, he splits his time between program management and business development.