Ask The Expert: Contract Automation: What System Should You Buy? - APAC Time Zone
16th August 2018 Virtual Event Ask The Expert (ATE) Webinars
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Thursday 16th August - 6:00 am London, 10:30 am Mumbai, Noon Jakarta/ Hanoi, 1 pm Perth / Beijing, 3 pm Sydney, 5 pm Auckland

The drive to automate the contracting process is gathering pace. But what system should you choose? What capabilities should it have? What return on investment can you expect?

IACCM, working in conjunction with Capgemini, has spent the last year investigating the market - surveying users and providers alike to understand requirements, evaluate options and test functionality. In this webinar, we will discuss findings and explain how potential buyers of contract management software can access our research and the free selection support tool that we have developed.

Discussion topics:

  • The past experience with CLM automation has been disappointing – so what has changed?
  • What is contract lifecycle management? – the need to think holistically.
  • Ensuring clarity over requirements: how the report can assist in making sure you know what you want.
  • Preparing for automation: what are the steps you should be taking and what are some challenges to anticipate?
  • Demo of the tool.

Our Experts: 

Steven Walker CEO and Founder Gen2Law

Steven is a 19-year lawyer, having spent 10 years in-house at Hewlett-Packard in leadership positions across the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, with several years as Vice President, South Pacific General Counsel and Group Secretary. Before that, he practiced law at Norton Rose and Baker McKenzie in London, Sydney, and Cologne. He has pioneered multiple global and regional legal and contracting transformations, implementing and managing complex services solutions underpinned by cutting-edge technology and lean process, combined with innovative people strategies and sourcing models, generating quantifiable business savings and quality improvements. In 2017, Steven founded and is CEO of a consulting and solutions company, Gen2Law, specializing in helping legal departments, law firms and legal service providers innovate and transform to the next generation of legal delivery and ops services through technology and process modernization. Steven is a LegalTech investor and speaks and writes frequently on the future of legal services, contributing to publications by the AFR, Association of Corporate Counsel and “Remaking Law Firms” by George Beaton, published by the American Bar Association. He is a Committee Member for the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) initiative of the Law Society of New South Wales, a judge for the Australian Law Awards, and holds advisory board positions for the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) and several technology start-ups. 

Sally Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, IACCM

Sally has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the IACCM, supporting the IACCM global team in the pursuit of both the recognition of and excellence in Commercial and Contract Management. Sally is an experienced and accomplished commercial and contracts management professional, holding senior commercial positions at a range of corporate and multi-national organizations. After gaining an Honors degree in Law, Sally spent her time in house in the corporate sector, where she worked globally in the Telecomms and IT industries, before establishing her own legal and commercial consultancy in 2007. Sally is passionate about enabling business efficiency and growth through contracting and commercial excellence; she understands the need for robust business operations to drive these efficiencies, together with the requirement for effective communication and collaboration at all times.  Whether in contract development, negotiation, training or general communications, Sally has built a reputation for service excellence and responsiveness. Her focus is on the creation of positive and successful business relationships, constantly striving to ensure that businesses realize their true potential and value.
Tim Cummins, President, IACCM
In his role as President of IACCM, Tim worked with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy. Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries. Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.