Pamela Watson

Pamela Watson – Knowledge Manager, Bird & Bird

Pamela is currently a senior Knowledge Manager at Bird & Bird. Prior to this, Pamela was the Knowledge Manager for the Bank of England. In her roles, Pamela is responsible for knowledge and information delivery.

In these roles she has been uniquely placed to understand the needs of staff at all levels of the business and has delivered a considerable number of projects, significantly improving her firms’ capabilities. Pamela has been responsible for designing and setting up knowledge and precedent banks to enable users to access information more efficiently, and is a liaison between various support functions, the lawyers, and the rest of the business.

Erika Toth

Erika Toth – Group Head of Lean & Continuous Improvement (Thomas Cook)

Erika has over 17 years of experience in improving Customer Experience and Business Performance through skillful implementation of Lean Culture, tailored application of Outside-in, Customer Focused Improvements, Lean Six Sigma approach and Change Management methodologies. She has extensive cross-industry experience including Leisure/Hospitality/Travel, Telecoms, Shared Services, Pharmaceuticals, and Aviation/Airlines industries.

At Thomas Cook, Erika’s key mission is to successfully marry Lean with Customer Experience – repurpose and refocus the organization’s Lean efforts to establish a truly Customer Centric Continuous Improvement Culture. She has global responsibility to drive implementation of lean and continuous improvement culture as well as to create and execute group strategy to deliver sustainable improvements in cost, quality and customer experience

Monica Parker

Monica Parker, Founder Hatch Analytics

Monica brings to the table a vast knowledge of navigating and communicating organisational change. An international TEDx speaker and presenter, she is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and has appeared on BBC Radio and BBC Worldwide as an authority on workplace strategy.

Beginning her career as a museum exhibition designer for the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach, she has a solid foundational knowledge of people-centred design. Her work as a homicide investigator defending death row inmates for Florida’s Department of Justice brought her a more intimate appreciation of the impact of environment on mental health and behaviour.

Monica studied design at the University of Miami and received her MSc (Distinction) in Sustainable Management from Queens University Belfast with a specialism in predictive behaviour in the workplace.

As the first woman appointed to an operational board of Morgan Sindall, a FTSE 250 company, Monica understands the intricacies and challenges of corporate manoeuvring. She brings this experience to bear for her primarily FTSE 100 clients. Other clients have included hyper-growth tech firms such as LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft, as well as a substantial nonprofit and charitable client base, including Wateraid and Diabetes UK.

Her role at HATCH is to help clients challenge their notion of the status quo, and see the performance benefits of workplace transformation.

Helga Kristin Auðunsdóttir

Helga is an Assistant Professor at Bifrost University in Iceland where her main academic fields to date have been company law, legal methods and legal innovation. Previously she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Law and as an in-house lawyer for an international investment company.

Helga is currently leading a project funded by the EU on the developing of the blended learning approach in legal education, focusing on the intersection of law and business as well as developing the way universities cooperate and communicate with students. Helga has participated in LawWithoutWalls since 2013, both as an academic mentor and as a judge. She has also spoken before the Icelandic Bar Association on innovation and law and written articles on the matter.

Justin North

Justin is the founder and director of Janders Dean International. He specialises in the area of assessing and developing knowledge and information management strategic roadmaps, analysing unique lawyer behaviours, and maximising the adoption of knowledge initiatives. Justin thrives in leading Knowledge Management and Information Technology planning projects aimed at improving firm efficiencies, profitability, fee earner working practices and user experiences.

His role requires in depth expertise and understanding not only of law firm management processes and emerging technologies, but also of the unique law firm processes and objectives (the way in which lawyers and law firm user communities operate), which, in turn are interpreted into process and application designs which are sensitive to change management, usability, and risk management requirements of users, law firm management and external clients.

Aina Cordero Rothen

Aina is a student at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. In her Master studies, she has mainly focused on Commercial Arbitration, Criminal Law and Corporate Governance. Besides her studies, Aina works as a part-time Compliance Officer in the Anti Money-Laundering department for Credit Suisse’s credit card provider.

Aina was one of the students participating in LawWithoutWalls Original 2016.  Over four months, student/mentor teams must identify a problem in legal education or practice and create a Project of Worth—a prototype and business plan for a legal start-up that solves the identified problem.

Abby Green

Abby is a Senior Associate in the Eversheds Competition, EU and Regulatory Group. She advises across a range of sectors but with a particular focus on the financial institutions, motor vehicles and diversified industrials sectors. She is experienced in advising on behavioural competition law matters, including the compatibility of commercial agreements with competition law and information exchanges, as well as on anti-trust investigations. In addition, she has acted on a number of commercial disputes and advises on merger control.

Abby participated as an Eversheds mentor on LawWithoutWalls 2016 (LWOW) a collaborative academic programme that explores innovation in legal education and practice. As mentor, she has worked in close partnership with fellow client, academic and entrepreneurial mentors to support and encourage a team of top law students from across the globe in the development of a legal technological start-up to pitch to investors. Eversheds’ core brand message of ‘thinking without boundaries’ gives the firm a close alignment with the programme and it has been the global law firm partner of LWOW since 2013.

Owen Oliver

Owen is the Product Manager of Workshare Transact and joined Workshare in January 2015 after creating a prototype of the application with Ben Ridgway, the co-founder of the product and now co-product manager colleague. A former transactional lawyer with close to a decade’s experience in corporate and film finance at London law firms and in-house teams, Owen’s expertise has been directly translated into the Workshare solutions portfolio with the development and launch of the Transact product.

Brennan Ong

Brennan is the Managing Director and Founder of LawAdvisor. Given the company’s belief that legal knowledge is still trapped in the minds and experiences of lawyers (or buried in books and rules that only lawyers can understand), Brennan is focused on changing the legal landscape by connecting everyday people and businesses with expert and easy to understand legal advice.

Brennan was the recipient of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Innovation Award, and is a Monash University PhD candidate.

Glenn LaForce

Glenn is responsible for Handshake Software’s overall company strategy, sales & marketing divisions and strategic partnerships worldwide.  In this role he works closely with law firms to solve complex business challenges and help create more efficiency and profitability.  Glenn has spent 15 years in the legal industry.  

Prior to joining Handshake Software he spent 12 years at LexisNexis where he was headed new business sales for the eastern United States.  He has also previously served as the primary relationship manager for many of top global 200 firms.