International Federation of
Computer Law Associations

2016 Conference Programme

Hosted and organised by the Society for Computers and Law (SCL)

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016, London

IFCLA Conference 2016

Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London

IT law is global. IT lawyers, almost uniquely, have to master local law and yet look beyond their borders. Whether your focus is on outsourcing, the Internet, apps, cryptocurrencies, data protection, Big Data, the Internet of Things, gaming or any of the myriad of other fields affected by IT law, compliance in one jurisdiction gives no security – you have to think globally.

IFCLA 2016 offers an unrivalled opportunity for IT lawyers to broaden their outlook and make it truly global. IT law thought-leaders will be gathering in one of the world's great cities and you can be a part of the event. With an emphasis on an interactive event, participants at IFCLA 2016 will both add to and draw from the experience. 

IFCLA 2016 also offers a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded peers, whether that is meeting up with old friends or making new contacts. 



Pre-Conference drinks reception – from 6 pm
A chance to meet colleagues, peers and fellow enthusiasts in an informal setting overlooking the iconic London skyline.

Venue: DLA Piper UK LLP, 10th floor Terrace, One London Wall, EC2Y 5EZ.

Hosted and sponsored by DLA Piper UK LLP


Day One: "Tech in Regulated Environments"
Day one of the conference will explore the constraints and opportunities posed by the delivery of IT solutions and services in regulated environments. As IT service provisions becomes increasingly and integral component of the business offering the provision of IT becomes increasingly regulated by the rules applicable to the sector.

08:30 am: Registration, tea and coffee - Haslett Room/Flowers Room

09:30 am: Introduction and welcome from Roger Bickerstaff, President of IFCLA - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

09:45: Morning Keynote: 'The Future of Technology: the Era of Increasingly Capable Machines" to be given by Professor Richard Susskind OBE, President of SCL - Kelvin Lecture Theatre 

10:30 Tea and coffee break - Flowers Room

11:00 – 12.30: SESSION 1: FinTech - IT and Financial Services Regulation - Kelvin Lecture Theatre 

Chair: Gareth Davies, Senior Lawyer, CLGp Team F – Ministry of Justice, Commercial Law Group, Government Legal Department

Dr Joachim Schwerin
, Senior Policy Advisor, DG Industry and Enterprise, European Commission, Brussels
Simon Deane-Johns, Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law
Kenny Robertson, Head of Business Services Legal, RBS

12:30-13:30: Lunch in the Flowers Room/Lovelace Room at The IET

13:30 – 15:00: PARALLEL STREAMS (Choose one session - 2 or 3)

SESSION 2: 13:30 – 15:00: Stream A: IT in Health Care Environments - Turing Lecture Theatre

Chair: Arto Linnervuo, Partner, Castrén & Snellman, Head of Digital & TMT and Outsourcing, Helsinki

Professor Roger Brownsword
, Professor of Law at King's College London
Neil Brown, Solicitor and Managing Director, decoded:Legal
Nick Maltby, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Genomics England

SESSION 3: 13:30 – 15:00: Stream B: Data Protection – Compliance in a Heavily Regulated Environment - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

Chair: Bojana Bellamy, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Nina Barakzai, Group Head of Data Protection & Privacy, Sky
Richard Thomas, Global Strategy Advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Vivienne Artz, Managing Director and General Counsel, Citigroup

15:00 – 15:30: Afternoon tea - Flowers Room

15.30 - 17.00: SESSION 4: Digital Single Market – Stocktake on Proposals - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

Chair: Belén Arribas Sánchez, Partner, Head of IT, MILINERS Abogados y Asesores Tributarios SLP, Barcelona

Roger Bickerstaff
, Partner and Head of Digital Business Campaign, Bird & Bird, IFCLA President and SCL Trustee 
Julie Samnadda, Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels
Lisa Felton, Head of Services Regulation, Vodafone Group 

17:00: Closing remarks and conclusion of day one 

18.15 – 19:15: Drinks reception on the Johnson Roof Terrace at The IET sponsored by Bird & Bird LLP

19:15 Gala dinner in the Riverside Room at The IET

FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016 

Day Two: Tech in a Fast Moving Environment

Day two of the conference will take stock of the legal implications of emerging Tech developments.  Tech moves ahead very quickly whilst the law struggles to keep in touch.  These sessions will give practitioners an opportunity to stay ahead of the game. 

08:45: Tea and coffee - Flowers Room

09:30: Introduction: Roger Bickerstaff, President of IFCLA - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

09:45: Morning Keynote: "Where is Tech Heading?" to be given by Professor Mischa Dohler - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

10:30 - 11.00: Tea and coffee - Flowers Room

11:00 - 12.30: PARALLEL STREAMS (Choose one session - 5 or 6)

SESSION 5: 11:00 - 12.30: Stream A: Impact of Digital Transformation - Turing Lecture Theatre

Chair: Stephane Lemarchand, Partner and Global Co-Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology Group, DLA Piper, Paris

Jeremy Moreton, Head of Legal, Global Business Services, International Airlines Group 
Jenna Karadbil, Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil; Immediate Past President, International Technology Law Association
Keith Wixler, General Counsel Europe, Michelin

SESSION 6: 11:00 - 12.30: Stream B: Internet of Things / Data analytics – Transatlantic perspectives on data usage - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

Chair: Dr Mark Watts, Partner, Bristows

Professor Dr. Nikolaus Forgó
, Chair of IT-Law and computer science at the University of Hannover, Director of the Institute of Forensic computer science (IRI), Director of the University course for Information and Media Law at the University of Vienna.
John Beardwood, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Toronto 
Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

12:30-13.30: Lunch at in the Flowers Room/Lovelace Room at the IET

13:30 – 15:00: PARALLEL STREAMS (Choose one session - 7 or 8)

SESSION 7: 13:30 – 15:00: Stream A: Industry 4.0: Legal Impacts of Robotics including Driverless Cars - Turing Lecture Theatre

Chair: Dr Anselm Brandi-Dohrn, Partner, Partner IP/IT, von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte, Berlin 

Dr Rob Buckingham
 – Director of Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), UK Atomic Energy Authority
Chris Holder, Partner, Bristows
Professor Indra Spiecker gen. Döhmann, Professor of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

SESSION 8: 13:30 – 15:00: Stream B: Cybersecurity - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

Chair: Dai Davis
, Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co

Professor Nico van Eijk,  Professor of Information Law, Media and Telecommunications Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Aravind Swaminathan, Global Co-Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Team, Orrick, Seattle
Chris James, Senior Technology and Privacy Associate, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

15:00 – 15:30: Afternoon tea - Flowers Room

15:30: SESSION 9: Virtual Currencies and other Blockchain Environments - Kelvin Lecture Theatre

Chair: Professor Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet & Media Law, University of Sussex.

Matthew Lavy
, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Martin von Haller Grønbæk, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP, Denmark
Dr Jonathan Cave, Professor of Applied Game Theory & Economist, Regulatory Policy Commission

17:00:  Closing remarks and end of day two

Close of the conference

CPD: 11 hours

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