Welcome to the first annual VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal on 11 and 12 November 2010
Virtual Intelligence VQ welcomes you, in cooperation with InfoTorg, to the first annual VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal to take place at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm on 11 and 12 November 2010.
This forum covers topics of interest for leadership, strategy, innovation and technology for the legal and professional services market. This two-day event has a strong focus on the changing legal landscape, how the dynamics of legal services will change in the future, how to leverage the internal knowledge and what strategies or technologies will improve service delivery.
Speakers and topics
There is a mixture of international and Scandinavian speakers providing interesting, practical and visionary insights based on their extensive experience. The first day, 11 November, will be held in English with an international focus, whereas the second day, 12 November, will be held in Swedish and have a more Scandinavian focus.
Please find further speaker and program information under “Speakers” and “Program” to the right, but some of the interesting, experienced and visionary speakers that will participate at the forum are:
Thursday 11 November (English-speaking international day)
- Lisa Göransson, Head of the Nordic Desk at Allen & Overy
- Nick Jarrett-Kerr, management consultant and leading international adviser to law firms on business issues, strategy, leadership and management
- David Fitch, Director of Knowledge Management at Simmons & Simmons
- Juliet Humphries, Head of Knowledge & Learning at Bird & Bird
- Caroline Malm, Senior Management Consultant/Advisor within Strategic IT at Gartner
- Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (chair of conference)
Friday 12 November (Swedish-speaking day with Scandinavian focus)
- Reidar Gjersvik, Knowledge Manager at Thommessen
- Magnus Sundqvist, Nordic Knowledge Leader, Ernst & Young
- Hanna Munter, Knowledge Manager at Bird & Bird
- Christine Kirchberger, Doctoral Candidate in Law and Informatics at Stockholm University
- Carl-Henric Lange, lecturer and coach in leadership, information and communication
- Jenny Axäll, Communications Consultant, JG Communication
The speakers will present topics from a wide range of perspectives, on
- Legal market trends towards alternative fee arrangements and more focus on an effective and efficient business, legal process outsourcing (LPO), better use of technology and the new Legal Services Act in the UK.
- Business impacts of changed fee structures for law firms and how to compete in uncertain times; gripping current trends and competitive pressures and changing the traditional business model of law firms.
- Efficient use of IT to better leverage your knowledge, support your customer and get a more profitable business.
- Use your know-how as a competitive factor with a KM focus on what generates most business value in combination with an increased use of external information.
- Trends and strategies for KM; how to implement and organise an efficient KM organisation, how to ensure that your KM initiative supports the whole business and how KM can drive innovation.