Programme

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If you would like to join our speaker panel, please contact:
Sarah Katherine Bagshaw
07701 091 664
Sarahkatherine.bagshaw@alternativeevents.co.uk

8:30 am

Registration and morning coffee

9:00 am

Chair’s Welcome and opening remarks

Chairman

9:05 am

Opening keynote: AI and the latest technology trends for business and for professional services

- what are the techs on the AI horizon that firms should keep an eye on
- AI and its impact in the B2C sphere and how might it translate to B2B markets
- what are the B2B AI use cases out there
- other tech trends and their intersection with AI: a look at the impact of virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain etc and their impact on AI development

Keynote Speaker

9:35 am

Commodity or crown jewels: is the benefit from AI all about data?

Will the exploitation of data turn out to be AI’s true utility?  What is the potential to use both open source and proprietary data to help you better understand your clients/customers/marketplace?  To develop new products?  To discover new markets?

Facilitator

  • Derek SouthallDerek Southall Partner & Head of Innovation and Digital - Gowling WLG

10:25 am

AI and professional services pricing: how can you charge for AI?

Three heads of AI in professional services firms (legal, accountancy and consultancy) will each provide a brief look (5-7 min) at the options for charging for AI-enabled products and services. Followed by Q&A with the audience using the Sli.do wireless voting system.

Speakers

  • Nick West, Mishcon de ReyaNick West Chief Strategy Officer - Mishcon De Reya
  • Anish Shah Head of Robotics and AI - Capita
  • Shamus RaeShamus Rae Partner, Head of Innovation and Investment - KPMG
11:15 am

Showcase 1 – Billy Bot

Billy Bot is designed to do the work of a traditional barristers’ clerk and to provide access to legal services. Billy acts as a bridge between the seller and buyer of professional services – speeding up the triage of customers and acting as an online clerk, while collecting customer data and communicating with various systems through an expanding API library.

Speaker

  • Stephen Ward Managing Director - Clerksroom and Clerksroom Direct
11:15 am

Showcase 2 – Luminance

Luminance is the market-leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal industry. Trained by legal experts, the technology understands language the way humans do, in volumes and at speeds that humans will never achieve. It provides an immediate and global overview of any company, picking out warning signs without needing any instruction. Whether used for due diligence, compliance, insurance or contract management, Luminance adds value to a legal team, freeing lawyers to focus on what matters.

Speaker

11:15 am

Showcase 3 – Kim

Kim is an AI-enabled Knowledge Automation platform. Through its no-code configuration model Kim enables knowledge workers, with no software development expertise, to take control of their business processes to improve decision making, speed, effectiveness and reporting.

 

Speaker

12:05 pm

Use cases – Session 1

Three use cases - one each from accountancy, law and consultancy - will demonstrate firms' real-life experiences of putting AI into practice. Each 20 minute use case will run twice so that delegates can attend two of the three offered.

 

12:05 pm

A. Accountancy Use Case

Applying AI to the audit process
KPMG is using predictive analytics in evidence gathering and production of complex data reports.  The technology allows KPMG to challenge the predictions that underpin asset valuations on clients’ balance sheets, mitigating risk for clients.

Speaker

12:05 pm

B. In-house Legal use Case

Piloting an AI billing analysis tool for the corporate legal department
Jamie will look at Smiths Group’s pilot of a language analysis tool that assists with e-billing and legal spend, with the aim of improving the management of outside counsel and using analytics to better resource legal work.  How well has the tool enhanced this analysis?  Has it delivered the expected efficiencies?  Plus, a look forward at other potential AI projects that Smiths Group is exploring.

Speaker

  • Jamie Fraser Director of Legal Operations & Innovation - Smiths Group
12:05 pm

C. Consultancy use case

JLL One – an AI-driven valuations tool

 

Speaker

  • View full profile for Andrew CrowAndrew Crow EMEA IT Development & Delivery Director - JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:45 pm

Use cases – Session 2

Three use cases - one each from accountancy, law and consultancy - will demonstrate firms' real-life experiences of putting AI into practice. Each 20 minute use case will run twice so that delegates can attend two of the three offered.

 

1:45 pm

A. Accountancy use case

Intelligent workforce transformation in professional services

Speaker

1:45 pm

B. Legal use case

Embedding AI in a law firm
Ashurst uses a machine learning review platform for contract analysis. The technology enables Ashurst to enhance its client service by accelerating document reviews and reducing client risk. However, it takes careful change management to embed its use into the everyday life of its lawyers and clients and to ensure the value is maximised.

 

Speaker

1:45 pm

C. Consultancy use case

Using a chatbot to provide knowledge transfer and collect knowledge requirements

Speaker

2:30 pm

Use cases – Session 3

Three use cases - one each from accountancy, law and consultancy - will demonstrate firms' real-life experiences of putting AI into practice. Each 20 minute use case will run twice so that delegates can attend two of the three offered.

 

2:30 pm

A. Accountancy use case

Leveraging the power of AI to detect fraud in the audit process

Speaker

2:30 pm

B. Legal use case

Using AI to improve compliance and reduce risk for client

2:30 pm

C. Consultancy use case

Using artificial intelligence to prevent fraud and revenue leakage

Speaker

Facilitator

3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:35 pm

Vendor Showcase 2*

Our vendor showcases are designed to provide education for the professional services sector – these sessions are NOT SALES PITCHES.  By featuring a wide selection of vendors, we aim to provide delegates with a genuinely objective overview of AI products that are specifically relevant to the professional services sector.

Four AI vendors will each present a fast-paced presentation demonstrating one AI product, in one use case. Each short showcase will cover:
- what it does
- how it works
- what it costs
- what it achieved for our client/s
Followed by joint Q&A

3:35 pm

Showcase 5 – Termi

Termi is a chatbot designed to take the complexity out of getting relevant data to a lawyer. Termi is part of the Terminus Business Intelligence (BI) solution from Helm360 that brings together disparate data from multiple systems in a law firm into a central data warehouse. Using natural language, users can interact with Termi to request information such as client details (e.g. address information from the CRM system, accounts receivable information from the finance system etc). Content is delivered via desktop or mobile, eliminating the need to learn multiple systems and interfaces to obtain key business information. With support for multiple delivery channels including Skype, Slack and Microsoft Teams, Termi makes it extremely easy for lawyers to access the information they need, wherever they might be.

Speaker

  • Bim Dave Executive Vice President, Products & Services - Helm360
3:35 pm

Showcase 6 – RAVN Systems

RAVN is a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence platform that powers a number of applications to automatically organize, discover and summarize your documents. The RAVN platform sets the pace of the market allowing all types of organizations to increase efficiency, increase productivity and mitigate risk.

Speaker

3:35 pm

Showcase 7 – Leverton

In 2012, the LEVERTON team started to leverage Deep Learning technology to build a smart data platform. The aim was to support the tedious, yet crucial process of extracting legally binding information from corporate documents. Since then the platform has evolved into a powerful system for managing data and documents. By recognizing the challenges our clients are facing, LEVERTON will continue to build software that enables our customers to simplify processes and make more informed decisions – based on their core company data.

Speaker

3:35 pm

Showcase 8 – IBM WATSON

IBM Watson is a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.  Today, Watson is helping companies and developers quickly parse through unstructured data to gain unique insights.

Speaker

 

4:15 pm

AI for professional services – considerations re ownership, authority, ethics, liabilities and responsibilities

– what duty of care do prof services firms have to their workforces?
- how will AI and robotics be regulated? And will regulation be harmonised throughout Europe?
- how might an ethical code of conduct develop?
- what will be the legal responsibilities for those using AI and robotics?
- what do developers and vendors need to consider?
- update on UK government review into AI
- what does AI look like in regulated business at scale?

Speaker

4:45 pm

The big Alternative AI debate: Will the partnership model kill AI? Or will AI kill the partnership model?

Two panels of professional services leaders will take opposing sides to debate the impact of AI on the traditional partnership model, and vice versa. What will be the shape of the future professional services partnerships and will the partnership pyramid survive the era of AI? At the end of the session, delegates will be asked to “vote with their feet” by choosing which side’s argument they support.

Host

5:30 pm

Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

Chairman