Accord Project
Accord Project
The Smart Legal Contracts Conference
 
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6 June 2019
The Brewery | London

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The first Accord Project Forum

Supported by the City of London

The Accord Project is pleased to announce an annual conference dedicated to the Smart Legal Contracts industry. The day long conference will have keynote speakers, panel discussions, and showcase demonstrations.

The event will include participation from the leading organisations involved in the development of Smart Legal Contract technology, applications and policy including UK LawTech Delivery Panel, ISDA, Law Society, IBM, R3 and many more.

 

Speakers

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We are pleased to announce The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC as the Keynote Speaker.

Lord Keen was appointed Advocate General for Scotland in May 2015. He also became the spokesperson for Ministry of Justice business in the House of Lords in July 2016.

Christina Blacklaws  President, Law Society of England and Wales

Christina Blacklaws
President, Law Society of England and Wales

Jerry Cuomo  IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies

Jerry Cuomo
IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies

Ciaran McGonagle  Assistant General Counsel, ISDA

Ciaran McGonagle
Assistant General Counsel, ISDA

Heather Petersen   Trust Strategy & Marketing, DocuSign

Heather Petersen

Trust Strategy & Marketing, DocuSign

Anna Donnovan  Vice Dean (Innovation) & Lecturer at UCL Laws, UK LawTech Delivery Panel, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Anna Donnovan
Vice Dean (Innovation) & Lecturer at UCL Laws, UK LawTech Delivery Panel, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Dan Selman  Technology Co-Director, Accord Project

Dan Selman
Technology Co-Director, Accord Project

Jason Rozovsky  Senior Counsel and Head of Legal Center of Excellence, R3

Jason Rozovsky
Senior Counsel and Head of Legal Center of Excellence, R3

Richard Cohen  General Counsel & Head of Strategy, Nivaura

Richard Cohen
General Counsel & Head of Strategy, Nivaura

Lee Bacon  Partner, Clyde & Co

Lee Bacon
Partner, Clyde & Co

Sue McLean   Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sue McLean

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Niall Roche   CTO-in-residence at UC / Research & Development, Mishcon de Reya

Niall Roche

CTO-in-residence at UC / Research & Development, Mishcon de Reya

Richard Tromans   Founder, Artificial Lawyer

Richard Tromans

Founder, Artificial Lawyer

Alastair Moore   Head of Analytics & Machine Learning, Mishcon de Reya

Alastair Moore

Head of Analytics & Machine Learning, Mishcon de Reya

 
 
 

More speakers to be announced soon…

Agenda

 

8am: Registration & Breakfast


9am: Welcome & Keynote by Lord Keen


9.30am: LawTech Delivery Panel moderated by Christina Blacklaws

The LawTech Delivery Panel, a team of industry experts and leading figures from government and the judiciary, has been formed to help the UK legal sector grow and fulfil its potential.

By identifying both barriers to and catalysts for growth, the panel will provide direction to the legal sector and help foster an environment in which new technology can thrive.


10.15am: Tea & Coffee Break


10.30am: Accord Project Overview

Overview of the technology that is being built on the Accord Project and future plans for the group.


11am: Showcase by DocuSign

DocuSign has pioneered e-signatures over the past 16 years and was one of the first companies to be used in enterprises. DocuSign is currently listed on the NASDAQ with a market capitalization of over $9bn. The team will be showcasing their integration with leading smart contracts company Clause.


11.30am: Showcase by IBM

Blockchain veteran Jerry Cuomo will be giving a presentation on the future of the technology and its current uses.


12pm: Lunch


1pm: Showcase by ISDA

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is a trade organization of participants in the market for over-the-counter derivatives. ISDA has also created a standardized contract (the ISDA Master Agreement) to enter into derivatives contracts among its legal and policy work. Ciaran McGonagle and Ian Sloyan will be presenting their work on the Common Domain Model (CDM) which is intended to provide an industry standard blueprint for derivative trades and its lifecycle.


1.30pm: Showcase by Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a specialist focus on insurance. Lee Bacon will be presenting Clyde’s recently launched parametric insurance smart contract. The contract will automate the performance of the policy by receiving weather data, calculating potential claims obligations, and producing an exportable report of insurance premiums or losses.


2pm: Tea & Coffee Break


2.15pm: Panel: Impact of Smart Legal Contacts on the Future of Capital Markets

We will be joined by Ciaran McGonagle (ISDA), Richard Cohen (Nivaura), Oliver Hugh-Jones (Digital Asset), Sue McLean (Baker McKenzie) for this panel.


3pm: Showcase by R3

Jason Rozovsky will be presenting the work that R3 has done alongside the Accord Project on the coding of a promissory note. Jason is Senior Counsel at enterprise blockchain pioneer R3 and founder of the firm’s Legal Center of Excellence, which brings together top global law firms with specialty practices that handle legal and policy issues impacting the blockchain industry.


3.30pm: Showcase by TBC


4pm: Showcase by Mishcon de Reya

Alastair Moore & Niall Roche


4.30pm: Closing Remarks


5pm - 7pm: Reception

Venue

 

The Brewery
52 Chiswell St.
London EC1Y 4SD
United Kingdom

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In partnership with The Montcalm at The Brewery London for accommodation. Please get in touch directly for rates.