21. The power and purpose of digital transformation in legal departments

Most companies are digitally transforming, necessitating a profound reassessment of their core purpose as they do so. Legal departments are under pressure to do the same and can also benefit greatly from a similar exercise. At the same time, there are enterprise benefits derived from the legal function’s digital journey. Law has long been regarded by other business functions as an opportunity blocker and cost-centre. It has the potential to become an opportunity facilitator and value creator.
But what is digital transformation, why is it important, and how does it add value? And what are some key ingredients a GC should focus on to digitally transform a legal department? In a data-driven culture, legal “value add” is sometimes hard to define and demonstrate, yet the numbers speak and determine destiny.
Please join Bjarne Tellmann and Mark Cohen to explore how leading a worldwide team of legal professionals is made easier by developing a diverse, proactive, connected, commercially curious, and data-driven legal culture.

Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021 Time: 12:30 - 13:15 Level: B I A

Speakers

Bjarne Tellmann

Facilitators

Mark Cohen