Speakers

Janders Dean is pleased to bring an unrivalled faculty to the first Legal Knowledge & Innovation Africa event including thought leaders and industry experts from across the globe. Invited speakers and panel members for event will include the following: 

David Fitch
Global Director of Knowledge Management, Latham & Watkins
David Fitch is the director of Knowledge Management at Latham & Watkins LLP, a global role, based in London, that includes responsibility for the firms network of knowledge management lawyers and the further development and implementation of knowledge strategy, culture and process at the firm. 
 
Anthony Smit
Chief Technology Officer, Webber Wentzel
Anthony is the Chief Technology Officer at Webber Wentzel. He has worked on various platforms and infrastructures in the information technology sector in the past, and is responsible for the delivery of Webber Wentzel’s IT Strategy.
 
Tara Pichardo-Angadi 
Head of Knowledge (EMEA),
Norton Rose
Tara is the Head of Knowledge in the EMEA region for Norton Rose and has held this position since 2012. Prior to this, Tara was a transactional lawyer with the firm in the area of asset finance and structured trade finance. Tara has a degree from King’s College London and a Maîtrise from the University of Paris 1 - La Sorbonne.

 

 
Tammy Beira
Partner & Head of Knowledge,
Bowman Gilfillan
Tammy is a partner in Bowman Gilfillan's Corporate department. Tammy has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies and was admitted as an attorney in 2000.
Justin North
Director,
Janders Dean International
Justin is the founder of Janders Dean International and specialises in knowledge and information management strategy development, user behaviours, interface design, and the incorporation of observational behavioural studies into the evolution of knowledge strategies and related technologies.
 
Jonathan Lang
Partner,
Bowman Gilfillan
Jonathan is a Corporate Department partner and head of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa group. He is qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong and has practised in South Africa for over seven years. He specialises in corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations and equity and euity-linked capital markets.
 
Harry Pfeffer 
Business Development Manager,
Lexis Nexis
Harry is the Business Development Manager for Lexis Nexis, based in the United kingdom. In his role at Lexis Nexis, Harry is responsible for new business in the Client Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning /Practice Management System areas of the private practice and in-house legal sectors across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and top tier UK.

 

 
Matt Crocker
Director of Global Operations,
Phoenix Business Solutions
Mathew is the Global Director at Phoenix Business Solutions based out of the UK. He has worked in the Legal IT industry for over ten years and has spent the last 3 years building Phoenix' overseas offices. Mathew has vast experience of both national and international  law firm strategy and has been involved in many of the recent merger projects in the UK and Australia.
Lisa Swaine
Partner,
Webber Wentzel
Lisa is a partner in the Insurance & Legal Liability Practice Group of Webber Wentzel. She has a BA (WITS), BIuris, and LLB from UNISA and has practiced in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution team since 1997. Lisa appeared in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Re-Insurance Lawyers 2008, 2009 and 2010.
 
Samantha Hogben
Assistant General Counsel, AngloGold Ashanti
Samantha specialises in corporate and commercial legal advice on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and company law. Samantha previously practiced law with Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg and Linklaters in London and was an investment banker at Rothschild.
 
Katja Ullrich 
Director,
Janders Dean
Katja is the Director of Corporate Legal Consulting at Janders Dean. She has over a decade’s experience in the legal industry, and has worked in senior management positions at BAE Systems, Bird & Bird LLP, Linklaters LLP, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

 

 
Patrick Hurley
Vice President, Global Expansion,
Thomson Reuters Elite
Patrick Hurley is vice President, Global Expansion for Thomson Reuters Elite. He began his career as an administrator in a litigation law firm in California. He joined Elite in 1993 and has served various roles in Product Management, Development and Consulting. 
Tracy Webster
Chief Entreprenuership Officer,
Branson centre of Entreprenuership
Tracy joined Virgin in 2011, after spending nine years dedicated to the plight of orphaned and vunerable children across South Africa through the Starfish Gratehearts Foundation of which she is a founding member and served as CEO for a time. Prior to Starfish Tracy worked for Deutsche Bank London in Global Markets.
 
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Confirmation of additional speakers and further details of the individual presentation sessions and panels will be released to registered attendees and interested parties in the coming weeks.