Strategy session: How should today’s provision of IT in mid-market law change to meet current and future needs of the business?
Time: 10:20 am - 12:00 am
Date: Day 2 Wednesday 2 October 2019
For the last 10 years we have dedicated this slot in the programme to strategy and looking at what was coming down the tech pipeline and/or the changing role of the IT director in mid-market law. The session have been led by Peter Owen, Director of Lights-On Consulting and last year, to mark this event’s 10thyear, Pete looked back in time in order to look forward, to consider what the future held for the IT director post 2018.
In 2019, much of what Pete predicted is already happening. Today he’ll consider what the tech and innovation “ecosystem” could / should look like to be able to support the future. Things have changed rapidly: migration to the cloud, the rise of the apps, development of software-as-a-service, the sharp rise in “shadow IT”, increased regulation and compliance, the development of legal technologists and lawyers-who-code. These developments have completely changed what the legal business needs from IT and we are reaching a critical point.
Pete will explore how tech and the tech ecosystem must change to support the IT team and firm and how the IT team must change to continue to be a key player in technology delivery.
- Peter Owen Director - Lights-On Consulting Ltd