Blakes Innovation Forum

November 24, 2016 | Toronto, Canada

Law Made was pleased to be a participant in this event which was conducted by its client – Blakes. The current wave of technology and innovation will challenge all businesses to keep pace and stay ahead. Law firms are not exempt!

This invitation only event had over 200 guests with content intended to:

  • Examine what the future might look like and the impact new technology and innovation may have on business
  • Explore the drivers of change and how companies can benefit
  • Discuss the balancing act between legal and regulatory in the face of innovation
  • Provide real-life examples of innovation in business

More information can be found at the Event Website.

The event also marked the formal launch of the Global Legal Innovation Challenge which is the product of Law Made and Blakes.

Keynote The Innovation Imperative: Leading in a New Era of Change

Speaker: Michael Hyatt – Blue Cat Networks, Dragon’s Den

Live demonstration of Blue J Legal, which uses advances in AI and extensive training by computer scientists and law professors at the University of Toronto. Speaker: Ben Alarie – Chief Executive Officer | Blue J Legal

Drivers of Change: Innovation in Practice
Moderator: Cheryl Satin – Partner Blakes
Jim Orlando  Managing Director  OMERS Ventures | Aron Solomon Law Made | Dan Sinai – Senior Executive, Innovation  IBM Canada | Dean Tseretopoulos – AVP, Utility Capabilities, Digital Channels TD Bank Group | Rebecca Yu Head of JLABS @ Toronto

Supporting Emerging Innovation and Technologies: Impacts and Considerations Experts
Moderator: Christine Ing Partner Blakes
Jack Ott Senior Vice President, Innovation Partnerships Intact Financial Corporation | Jacqueline Shinfield Partner Blakes | Jon Worren  Sr. Director MaRS | Peggy Van de Plassche  VP Innovation Engagement CIBC | Robert Watson – President and CEO  Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

Design Thinking
Sarah Prevette
 Entrepreneur, Founder of Future Design School