Ask The Expert / MOOC call 3: Contract Automation, Where Are We?
13th June 2019 Virtual Event Ask The Expert (ATE) Webinars
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Contract and Commercial Managers stand at a cross-roads.  Many traditional tasks will erode and disappear, be outsourced or automated.  That does not mean an inevitable route to nowhere; new technologies elevate these roles from largely operational to increasingly strategic, from jobs that have limited influence to jobs that drive substantial business value.

Join us as, Sally Hughes, IACCM’s CEO facilitates a discussion with leading technology experts, Kingsley Martin and Rory Unsworth, comparing tasks and roles performed today with those that will be performed in 2025; assessing where technology many eliminate the need for human intervention and where opportunities will arise, created as a result of increased insight and analytics.

Thursday, June 13th

  • 8 am Seattle
  • 11 am New York / Caracas / Santo Domingo
  • 4 pm London / Lagos / Lisbonbe
  • 5 pm Paris / Cape Town
  • 6 pm Helsinki / Amman / Moscow / Doha
  • 7 pm Dubai
  • 8:30 pm Mumbai
  • 11 pm Perth / Singapore / Beijing

Our Experts: Sally Hughes, Kingsley Martin, Rory Unsworth

Sally Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, IACCM

Sally supports the IACCM global team in the pursuit of both the recognition of and excellence in Commercial and Contract Management. She 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.


Kingsley Martin

Kingsley has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the legal practice. He has 30 years of experience in the practice of law, software design and development, strategy and management. In 2012, Kingsley was recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel. In 2013, he was honored as one of the Fastcase 50; an Innovator by Law Technology News; and a national Law Journal Trailblazer and Pioneer. In 2018, Kingsley was made a Fellow of the IACCM.

Kingsley developed some of the first document assembly systems. He taught himself the C computer language and automated his tax practice. Later, Kingsley was one of the leading innovators in developing the theory and practice of knowledge management. He wrote the Knowledge Management Workbook. Next, Kingsley pioneered the new discipline called contract analysis. He is a founder of KMStandards and has developed software capable of automatically analyzing legal agreements and creating contract standards. Using this software, Kingsley has developed the free web resource ContractStandards.com providing model contracts, checklists, and clauses, together with other contract resources. Kingsley is also a founder of Akorda.com a startup applying AI to contract review.

Kingsley holds law degrees from Oxford University (First Class Honours) and Harvard Law School.

Rory Unsworth

Rory Unsworth is Director, Smart Contracts Counsel bringing complex contracts to Smart Contracts at Swiss Re. He is an experienced Contract Director with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in Contracting technologies, Financial Risk, Professional Liability, Enterprise Risk Management, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Risk Management. Experienced solicitor and lawyer, graduate of The College of Law London.