Introduced by our Head of Technology & Digital, Sally Mewies, this event will feature a discussion amongst a panel of experts providing their top tips for leveraging the data in your business to gain a competitive advantage whilst remaining on the right side of data protection law. Expect conversations exploring the complex world of data sharing as well as the latest data protection reforms emerging from Government with the promise of actionable steps to implement.
The panel will consist of industry experts from a range of advisory, commercial and technical backgrounds, including speakers from Walker Morris LLP, TPP and other special guests (to be announced soon).
Luke Jackson – Director, Technology & Digital Group, Walker Morris
Luke helps to lead the Walker Morris Technology & Digital Group and is a Director in our Commercial Group. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial and IT contracts, specialising in the technology, food and beverage, manufacturing and sports sectors.
Luke is known for helping his clients to navigate the jargon-heavy world of technology contracts in an easy-to-understand way. He advises on what’s normal in the market, points out the potential for hidden traps and makes sure his clients know how to get the very best contracting position with the other party.
Luke’s work focuses on two main areas, technology arrangements and commercial arrangements for football clubs. He has worked for a variety of consumer-facing household names as well as a number of Premier League football clubs. He notes that these two areas converge surprisingly often and a typical client would be a ‘top 4’ Premier League football club looking to implement market-leading technology.
Sally Mewies, – Partner & Head of Technology & Digital Group, Walker Morris
Sally leads our Technology Group and has over 30 years’ experience helping clients with the licensing and acquisition of all types of technology. With a particular interest in new and upcoming technological developments, Sally helps smaller Tech businesses with their contract models and supports large customers with their acquisition of strategic technology.
Sally enjoys all aspects of her work, and with new technologies constantly emerging and developing (like blockchain and AI), she says, “I feel lucky to be working in an area that throws up new and interesting challenges in terms of how to apply current law to these technologies”. And with technology playing an increasingly important role in clients’ day-to-day operations, getting this advice right is critical.
Dr John Parry – Clinical Director, Clinical Safety Office and Data Protection Officer, TPP
Dr John Parry has a broad interest in health informatics and health care systems, the use of the shared electronic patient record to support clinical safety and best practice, information governance, big data research and the structure of electronic clinical records.