October 26, 2017 | Calgary, Canada

Thomson Reuters and Law Made, are pleased to present the 2017 Emerging Legal Technology Forum Road Shows.  We’re bringing some of the key learning and highlights from the September 21, 2017 Emerging Technology event to cities across Canada.

Each city will be unique and bring together local industry change leaders and practitioners for an interactive and provocative morning session on innovations in legal technology and how that is changing the profession.

The Calgary event will take place on October 26, 2017 at the Calgary Marriott


Draft Agenda

8:00-8:30           Registration, buffet breakfast, networking at round tables

8:30-9:00           The State of the Legal Tech Industry

Law Made and TR jointly present an overview of the state of development of the industry.   Share the current landscape of legal tech, and some of the specific insights gained at the September 21st Toronto Emerging Legal Technology event.  

9:00-10:00          Panel & Presentations from Local Innovators

Kate Simpson, National Director of Knowledge Management Strategy and Initiatives at Bennett Jones

Kate regularly writes, practices, teaches and implements initiatives that involve design thinking and knowledge management. She has a depth of global experience having served at Freshfields, legal publishing startups and her own consultancy. She writes regularly for a number of legal publications.

Adrian Camara, Founder, Paper Interactive 

Paper is the future of contracts. Business teams user Paper to negotiate, eSign and manage contracts faster with our unified contract management platform.

Website: www.paperlts.com

Ian Holloway, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

Ian Holloway has been Dean of Law at the University of Calgary since 2011. Prior to this, Ian served as dean at the University of Western Ontario and a associate dean at the Australian National University. Over the years, he has also held appointments at Cambridge and the National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University, the University of California at Berkeley and the Australian National University. He is also an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In his career, he has published two books, a number of book chapters, and many refereed articles published in law journals in Canada and around the world. In addition, he has published a book on naval history as well as twenty-five essays or other pieces in various legal and non-legal periodicals.

In 2013-14, Ian served as the legal education and training team leader for the Canadian Bar Association’s Futures project. In 2015, he was appointed to the Security Intelligence Review Committee, and made a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.

Peter GarrettPresident and CEO of Innovate Calgary

Peter Garrett is currently President and CEO of Innovate Calgary, a technology company business incubator which also manages technology transfer for the University of Calgary.  Innovate Calgary works closely with entrepreneurs, inventors and investors to build early stage technology companies.  Peter has been active as an investor, consultant and board member with many technology companies and was at the heart of the digital and wireless communications revolution, spending 21 years at Nortel where he was Vice President of Wireless R&D.  Subsequently, he was CEO of Global Thermoelectric, an alternative energy/fuel cell company.  Peter is an Electrical Engineer, but has broad technology interests in many technology sectors.

10:00-10:30        Questions and adjourn