14 June 2017 at 18:32 BST

Managing in disruptive times

With emerging technologies now dictating the pace of legal, general counsel have a new remit.

From left to right: Lucozade Ribena Suntory GC Mollie Stoker, Mangiarotti GC Serena Grosso, and Fujifilm Europe GC Oboama Addy.

This year's GC Futures Summit, which will be held on 26 September in London,  looks at how emerging technologies are changing the way companies do business, the workplace and how they operate. Companies are dealing with a range of new issues and their legal implications – from technology and the workplace to the latest issues around the Internet of Things; from blockchain to biometrics, from robotics to automation. The power of big data and the challenges of harnessing it are also of critical importance to companies, from doing business to protecting their information. With security and reputation issues encircling all of these, the challenges for legal advisors are evident. How can law departments and their legal advisors prepare for the changes and challenges of a disruptive world – with technology at its core? How do you ensure technology drives, not destroys, your company? How do you lead the charge whilst ensuring that the company is complying with all appropriate laws?


In association with the Global Legal Post and the Robotics Law Journal, the event will look at the key developments which companies are facing. From retail technology such as electronic payments to industry issues such as the impact of robotics and automation on jobs, legal advisors are looking at a range of new legal challenges.


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