Select Page

People

Mark Sorensen (Chair)

Mark Sorensen (Chair)

Founder + Business Director | Made Possible

Made Possible brings intelligent technology and expertise to help customers succeed in developing new products and services and succeed in finding funding for technology development and growth. They also provide technology and resources to advisors who want their customers to succeed and make intelligent business acquisitions and exits.

Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

Business Development Advisor | DLA Piper

I am a passionate advocate for advanced legal technology, with practical experience including product development and UI/UX for a legal tech startup. Recent speaking engagements include guest lecturing at the University of Auckland LLM course AI: Law and Policy, and as a panellist at the Legal Research Foundation Law and Technology Conference.


Caroline Ferguson

Caroline Ferguson

Business Transformation Manager | Simpson Grierson

My focus is on making lawyers lives better.  Focusing on people, behaviours and technology that enhance client experiences and maximise productivity.

Rachel Holland

Rachel Holland

Business Manager | Lowndes

My focus is on continuing to develop an understanding of how technology can be harnessed to deliver better outcomes for the legal industry, is an intrinsic factor in my role in law firm management.

Tom Maasland

Tom Maasland

Partner | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

I advise on a wide range of business-critical IT transactions. I am a specialist in technology and general commercial transactions (both customer and supplier) with over 17 years’ experience gained in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Tim Mahood

Tim Mahood

Partner | Hudson Gavin Martin

I am a litigation and intellectual property and patent attorney. I advise on all aspects of intellectual property (including patents) as well as TMT and regulatory issues in both New Zealand and Australia. I’ve worked in private practice and corporates so understand the issues regarding adopting, implementing and using new legal technologies in New Zealand and Australia.


Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Senior Associate | Russell McVeagh

I practice in commercial litigation with a particular focus on information technology and construction disputes. I practiced as a barrister at the Commercial Bar in London for over 15 years before joining Russell McVeagh, and Chaired the London Committee of the Society for Computers and Law.

James Ting-Edwards

James Ting-Edwards

Issues Advisor | InternetNZ

I work to inform policy which enables the benefits and manages the risks of technological change (i.e. Copyright, Digital Access, Tax Changes…)  I aim to inform and provoke conversation that provides learning and insights.

Lincoln Watson

Lincoln Watson

Managing Director | Kowhiri

As Managing Director of Kowhiri I am focused on providing our Software as a Service globally to the Estate Planning industry.  I am an experienced leader of multi-disciplined technology teams including marketing, sales and operations with strong belief in quality technology, strategy and execution.

Ben Winslade

Ben Winslade

Senior Counsel | Spark

I am a commerical lawyer and specialist in technology, intellectual property and information law in New Zealand.

Jean Yang

Jean Yang

Legal Tech Counsel | McCarthyFinch

I lead the legal side of development at McCarthy Finch, the legal AI joint venture between MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Goat Ventures. Originally a solicitor, I now work on the intersection of law, technology and innovation.

Anne Gerard

Anne Gerard

Senior Business Development Advisor | Russell McVeagh

I support the firm’s business development strategy. In particular, I manage the business development approach for the firm’s Tech, Fintech and Insurtech offering.