Conference

SYNERGY 2024 
Agenda

March 21, 2024 | Sydney
  08.30 AM Registration  
09.00 AM Welcome and opening address
09.10 AM Session 1 | Global AI Vision  
09.30 AM Session 2 | AI Skills Roadmap  
10.25 AM Morning tea
10.55 AM Session 3 | LegalTech Roadmap
11.10 PM Session 4 | The Future of Professionals  
12.05 PM Lunch
01.00PM Session 5 | Ethical AI and Responsible Governance
01.50 PM Session 6 | Proving AI's Return on Investment to Win Budget  
02.30 PM Afternoon tea 
02.45 PM Coming soon
03.15 PM Closing remarks
03.30 PM Drinks and canapes

Session details

Welcome and opening address/Closing remarks

Speakers

Jackie Rhodes
Managing Director 
Thomson Reuters
Asia & Emerging Markets

Session 1: Global AI Vision

Thomson Reuters has been investing in and building products with AI for more than 30 years.

As professionals stand on the threshold of a transformative era, Thomson Reuters Chief Product Officer, David Wong shares how the organisation is supporting the future of professionals by combining human expertise with the power of AI.

Speakers

David Wong
Chief Product Officer 
Thomson Reuters

Session 2: AI Skills Roadmap

Learn how Thomson Reuters' emerging large language models and other technologies are transforming legal work on Australian shores.

The presentation aims to clarify the complexities of legal technology and empower professionals to act with greater confidence than ever before.

Speakers

James Jarvis 
Vice President 
Global Legal Solutions  
Thomson Reuters  
Asia & Emerging Markets

Catherine Roberts 
Senior Director
AI & LegalTech
Thomson Reuters  
Asia & Emerging Markets

Jake Heller
Head of Product, CoCounsel
Thomson Reuters 

Jen Lee 
Proposition Manager - Practical Law
Thomson Reuters  
Asia & Emerging Markets 

Session 3: LegalTech Roadmap 

Speakers

Andrew Hay
Director, Software Solutions
Thomson Reuters 
Asia & Emerging Markets

Session 4: The Future of Professionals 

It is undeniable that the future of work is being revolutionised, driven by the power of AI.

As generative AI rapidly reshapes the professional landscape, our panel will explore its profound impact on the workforce and the future of professionals.

Speakers

Sam Nickless
Chief Executive Officer  
Gilbert + Tobin

Susan Woods 
Assistant Governor (Corporate Services)
Reserve Bank of Australia

Petra Stirling 
Head of Operations and Transformation 
Westpac

Professor Michael Legg
Director
Centre for the Future of the Legal Profession
UNSW Law & Justice

Session 5 : Ethical AI and Responsible Governance

A panel of leading voices will discuss Ethical AI and Responsible Governance. 

Explore the ethical and responsible facets of AI use while gaining valuable insights on challenges, emerging policies and establishing AI governance frameworks.

Speakers

Fanny Potkin 
Technology Correspondent 
Southeast Asia 
Reuters

Carter Cousineau 
Vice President
Data and Model (AI/ML)
Governance and Ethics
Thomson Reuters

Nick Abrahams  
Global Co-leader
Digital Transformation Practice
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Fang Chen 
Distinguished Professor
Executive Director
UTS Data Science Institute
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Stela Solar 
Director
National AI Centre
CSIRO 

Session 6: Proving AI's Return on Investment to Win Budget 

Our presenters will delve into unlocking and measuring the value of AI for a positive return on investment (ROI), not just on spend, but metrics beyond spend. 

The audience will gain insights into the challenges and the diverse avenues through which AI can drive value across different business divisions.

Speakers

Beth Patterson 
Director 
ESPConnect

Michelle Mahoney
Executive Director, Innovation 
King & Wood Mallesons

Sarah Carney
National Technology Officer
Microsoft ANZ

Carl Olson 
Vice President
Proposition  
Thomson Reuters
Asia & Emerging Markets