Welcome to #JDHorizons

Janders Dean is proud to present our coveted #JDHorizons Conferences taking place in London on 17th May and in Sydney on 4-5 July 2018.

Our delegate bookings are now live for our Sydney conference and you can book by using the widget below or email events@jandersdean.com. This event has a strict and limited capacity – don’t miss your opportunity to break the law and then make the law with Janders Dean in 2018.

Our sponsorship opportunities can be accessed below and sponsorship will be open until June 1st 2018. We can’t wait to welcome you to our ever-growing family of disruptors, innovators and fire starters.

The Janders Dean Team

Sydney – 4th – 5th July 2018
Our 10th #JDHorizons Sydney conference will welcome over 300 guests from top-tier law firms and is to be held at the characterful Pier One on Sydney Harbour.


“Everything at JD Horizons is about thinking differently,
doing things differently”

Janders Dean conferences differentiate themselves from the “same-old-same-old” static and stale conferences that have plagued the industry in the past, and from the hype events that measure success on the number of delegates, rather than the right delegates. We believe in devising conferences that actually inspire our delegates to apply new thinking to their roles and their firm. Our events are developed and planned not by a conference company with limited connections to the real world, but by our own team of expert global consultants and thought leaders who work day in and day out at the front lines of legal services transformation with our clients and emerging suppliers.

Our audience will, again be a deliberate mix of private practice lawyers, in-house legal champions, senior knowledge and technology personnel, representatives from the emerging and evolving areas of legal pricing, process improvement, project management and service delivery enhancement.

At Janders Dean we truly believe in our unique DNA and magic ingredients, and hope this will convince you to get involved

Let’s talk about people…

Speakers you won’t hear anywhere else until after they’ve spoken at #JDHorizons…

Once again we have assembled an all-star line-up of speakers from inside and outside legal to inspire and motivate our delegates. Below is a list of our London cohort of speakers, who will be joining the exclusive #JDHorizons speaking faculty.

Anna Moca

Director of KM and Innovation

Noemie Alintissar-Mooney

FLIP Manager
Singapore Academy of Law

Peter Jones
DLA Piper

Talya Faigenbaum

Principal Lawyer
Faigenbaum Family Lawyers


Gary Cazalet
Senior Lecturer
University of Melbourne

Meera Sivanathan
Co-Founder and Lead Legal Designer

Antti Innanen
Co-Founder at Dot. and Managing Partner
Dottir Attorneys

Suzanna Kalendzhian
Legal Advice Middle East

Adelyn Koh
Deputy General Counsel
Ernst & Young

Charles Thornhill

Head of Marketing, Comms & BD – NE & SE Asia

Kgabo Senyatsi

Law Student
University of the Witwatersrand
LawWithoutWalls 2018 Alumni
Co-Founder Kite

Lisa Gluckstein

Law Student
Harvard Law School
LawWithoutWalls 2018 Alumni
Co-Founder Kite

Brent Liang Law Student
University of Sydney
LawWithoutWalls 2018 Alumni
Co-Founder Kite

Shiree Murdoch
Former HR Director

Amanda Alford

Director Policy and Advocacy

Eric Fiszelson

Herbert Smith Freehills

Michael do Rozario

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Craig Thompson

Partner, Corporate

Michael Boot

Head of Operations Compliance
Legal and Secretariat

Camilla Andersen

University of Western Australia

 Helga Kristin Audunsdottir
Vice Dean of the Department of Social Science and Law
Bifröst University

James Peters
Vice President New Market Initiatives

Sriram Chakravarthi
Chief Legal Counsel & Senior Director
SAL Group

Andrea Perry-Petersen
Clinical Legal Education Supervisor

Alex Smith

Innovation Hub Manager
Reed Smith

Perveen Maan

White & Mason Lawyers

Tessa Ramanlal
Graduate – Herbert Smith Freehills &
Co-Founder – ANIKA

 Ross Forgione
Chief Information Officer
Johnson Winter & Slattery

Stephanie Abbott

Janders Dean Australia

Mary Weaver

Legal Counsel & Company Secretary
Aventus Property

Dani Vittz

Veronica Rios
Executive Manager, Content AU & Rule of Law APAC
Lexis Nexis Pacific

Emily Dixon,
Innovation Manager

 Nichola Shaw
Counsel and Legal Ops Executive

What do our delegates think?

“An amazing event- from start to finish” – UBS

“…a truly brilliant event…I felt lucky to be there”Dot.

“felt strong and focussed”HSF

“…what a great community and atmosphere you all have created”Reed Smith

“I enjoyed it enormously. I thought it was a fantastic event and very well organised with really rich content and that it did help to move the debate along which is unusual these days”Simmons & Simmons

“Genius-like” – Stewarts

“The event, the JD team and the invitees….. everything was spot on! It was fun, informative and the flow was just perfect. You guys are magicians.” – Clyde and Co

…. come and find out for yourself and experience the magic of a Janders Dean event.


DAY ONE AGENDA – Wednesday 4 July

08:00 – 08:50 Registration and Refreshments
08:50 – 09:00 Introductions & Welcome to Country
09:00 – 09:30 The State of Australian Legal Innovation Beyond the Hype & Hysteria
Nichola Shaw, Counsel and Legal Ops Executive and Emily Dixon, Innovation Manager Ashurst 
09:30 – 09.45 Fast & Furious Legal Innovation in Singapore
Noemie Alintissar-Mooney – FLIP Manager, Singapore Academy of Law (Singapore)
09:45 – 10.00 Knowledge in PracticeExamples in Awesomeness from Cooley LLP
Anna Moca – Director of KM and Innovation, Cooley LLP (United States of America)
10:00 – 10.15 While You Were Sleeping – How Dottir Achieved Leadership in Legal Design
Antti Innanen – Co-Founder at Dot. & Managing Partner, Dottir Attorneys (Finland)
Meera Sivanathan – Co-Founder & Lead Legal Designer, Dot. (Finland)
10:15 – 11:00 Refreshments & #JDHorizons Cocktail Kit Conversations
11:00 – 11.20 Creating In-House Harmony – The Rising Role of Legal Operations
Michael Boot – Head of Operations Compliance (Legal and Secretariat), Westpac (Australia)
11:20 – 11.40 Passion in Law – Harnessing inclusion to drive change
Adelyn Koh – Deputy General Counsel – Ernst & Young (Australia)
11:40 – 12.00 Parisian Innovation – Baguettes, Berets & Baudrillard
Eric Fiszelson – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (France)
12:00 – 12:20 Taking Platforms & Process Further – Client Curiosity Experiments
Veronica Rios, Executive Manager, Content Manager,  Lexis Nexis Pacific – Solution Spotlight
12:20 – 13:40 Networking Lunch
13:40 – 14:00 Accepting Failure & Fragility – Developing Ideas to Solve Social Issues
Andrea Perry-Petersen – Clinical Legal Education Supervisor, LawRight (Australia)
14:00 – 14:20 Collaboration & Client Innovation – Working With (Not For) Clients
Charles Thornhill – Head of Marketing, Comms & Business Development (NE & SE Asia), Linklaters (Singapore)
14:20 – 14:40 #LegalTech is Alive – Innovation Paths from Idea to Execution
Suzanna Kalendzhian – Founder of LegalAdviceME.com (United Arab Emirates)
14:40 – 15:00 Launching KITE – Supporting Koori Courts & Alternative Approaches to Law
Kgabo Senyatsi – University of the Witwatersrand, Co-Founder Kite (South Africa)
Lisa Gluckstein – Harvard Law School, Co-Founder Kite (United States of America)
Brent Liang – University of Sydney, Co-Founder Kite (Australia)
15:00 – 15:20 iManage Solution Spotlight
Ross Forgione, Chief Information Officer, Johnson Winter & Slattery
15.20 – 16.00 REFRESHMENTS
16:00 – 16:20 Icelandic Innovation – Exploring the Intersection of Law & Everything Else
Helga Kristin Audunsdottir – Vice Dean of the Department of Social Science and Law at Bifröst University (Iceland)
16:20 – 16.40 Law & Design – Building Design Curiosity Into Legal Education
Gary Cazalet – Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne (Australia)
16.40 – 17:00 Legal Design & Visualisation Trends – Innovation Through Comic Contracts
Camilla Andersen – Professor, University of Western Australia (Australia)
17.00 – 17:20 Closing Statements – Wrapping Up & Winding Down
Justin North – Director, Janders Dean
17:20 – 19:00 Janders Dean Annual APAC Legal Horizons Cocktail Reception

DAY TWO AGENDA – Thursday 5 July

08.00 – 08.50
08:50 – 09:30
Registration and Refreshments
Introductions & Day Two Musings
09:30 – 09:45  Client Innovation ExpectationsAchieving Global Growth & Maintaining Client Connections
Peter Jones – Partner, DLA Piper (Australia)
09:45 – 10:00 Lawyers Are From MarsClients Are From Venus
James Peters – Vice President New Market Initiatives, LegalZoom (United States of America)
10.00 – 10.15 Experimentation & Innovation – Changing Business Models to Drive Success
Michael do Rozario, 
Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
10.15 – 10.40  Refreshments & Ice Cream Creativity
10:40 – 11:00 Thomson Reuters Solution Spotlight
Caryn Sandler, Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer, Gilbert and Tobin
11:00 – 11:20 Combining Business & Technology StrategyThe Importance of Regular Reviews & Flexible Technology Roadmaps
Craig Thompson – Partner, Forsters LLP (United Kingdom)
11:20 – 11.40 Community Collaboration How Australian Law Practice Impacts Lives
Amanda Alford – Director Policy and Advocacy, NACLC (Australia)
11:40 – 12.00 You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetRapid Transformation of Tradition
Talya Faigenbaum – Principal Lawyer, Faigenbaum Family Lawyers (Australia)
12:00 – 12:15 Taking Content & Data FurtherClient Curiosity Experiments
Mary Weaver, Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, Aventus Property
A HighQ – Solution Spotlight
12:15 – 13:45 Networking Lunch & Legal Data Design Jam Check-In
13:45 – 14:00 Stop Talking & Start Doing – Finding Pockets of Innovation
Abhijat Saraswat, Litera Microsystems – Solution Spotlight
14:00 – 14:20 Accommodating Entrepreneurial Thinking The Transformation of Partner Education
Sriram Chakravarthi – Chief Legal Counsel & Senior Director, SAL Group (Singapore)
14:20 – 14.50 NewLawyers for NewLaw Examining Evolving Motivations of Associates & Early Career Professionals
Stephanie Abbott – Director, Janders Dean (Australia)
Perveen Maan – Lawyer, White & Mason Lawyers & Co-Founder, ANIK (Australia)
Tessa Ramanlal – Graduate, Herbert Smith Freehills(Australia)
14:50 – 15.20 CLOSING KEYNOTE: Global Legal Innovation Leadership Thinking & Doing Differently
Alex Smith – Innovation Hub Manager, Reed Smith (United Kingdom)
 15.20 – 15.30 Champagne Innovation
15:30 – 16:00 Schools Out – Closing Statements
Justin North – Director, Janders Dean

#JDHORIZONS 2018 Conference Tickets

Please note that these tickets are exclusively for legal professionals and will not be allocated to suppliers – if you are a supplier and keen to attend please complete our sponsorship enquiry form at the end of the page.

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