Alternative View

Providing insight into technology and innovation in the legal, accountancy and consultancy sectors

Alternative View brings together news, commentary and thought leadership about digital transformation across the entire professional services industry.  

We collate industry stories on innovation, technology and transformation in the legal, accountancy, management and property consultancy sectors, giving you access to the latest thinking about tech and innovation in the professions.

 

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photo courtesy of Sunshine Harmon Portraits

Corporate Law 2.0: What It Means to Be a 'Chief Legal Innovation Counsel'

Former GE executive counsel Farrah Pepper discusses her move to Marsh & McLennan as its new chief legal innovation counsel

This article from Legaltech news discusses how today’s legal departments look markedly different from the past and have a host of new roles, including 'Chief Legal Innovation Counsel'.

 
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Digital Transformation and Professional Services FiRMS

This article examines the effects, shifts and key strategic recommendations

Digital disruptions have transformed how companies and their customers interact. Companies are being forced to turn to digital transformation to stay competitive. But is the professional services industry on the right track? (by Eric van Rossum, Global VP and GM for Professional Services Industries at SAP)

 
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AI lawyers coming but hold off on legislation

Dan Bindman, Editor of Legal Futures, reviews a 120-page thesis on the future of technology published by Microsoft. 

The future computed, artificial intelligence and its role in society. A new breed of specialist AI lawyer will emerge within 20 years, but governments should only legislate on this once tech companies have had time to develop their own ethical principles...

 
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AI can deliver significant benefits to professional services industry

Innovation leaders from Deloitte, KPMG and PwC explore the main opportunities and challenges of AI in this article by consultancy.uk

According to research by McKinsey & Company, AI is now delivering real value to serious adopters...revealing that globally, investors sunk between $26 and $39 billion into developing AI in 2016...

 
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AI can deliver significant benefits to professional services industry

Innovation leaders from Deloitte, KPMG and PwC explore the main opportunities and challenges of AI in this article by consultancy.uk

According to research by McKinsey & Company, AI is now delivering real value to serious adopters...revealing that globally, investors sunk between $26 and $39 billion into developing AI in 2016...

 
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7 Steps to Legal Risk Management for General Counsel

Wolters Kluwer effacts guides General Counsel and legal teams on how to identify, assess and control legal risks before they happen, in this whitepaper

As General Counsel, you’re often required to provide credible and dependable assessments of legal risks facing the organisation. However, more often than not, it’s difficult to pull together a reliable view of where your company’s legal risks…

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Is proptech the future of real estate?

An article written by Sameer Nayar, CEO, BuildSupply; previously head of Real Estate Finance for Credit Suisse in Asia-Pacific

An increasing number of real estate companies are realising the potential of technology to transform their business and funding is on the rise for tech companies in the real estate and construction sector, according to this article in Financial Express.

 
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The 3 cornerstones of a successful AI strategy

Written by Shamus Rae, Head of Innovation and Investments, KPMG and regular speaker at for Alternative Events

Currently firms have a people-first, technology-second strategy.  Yet our research shows that in ten years’ time, clients will expect their first interaction with a professional services company to be via a device. Read Shamus'  guide to approaching AI adoption below.

 
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Intelligent automation: redefining employment relationships

George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead at Willis Towers Watson examines the future of work in this article published on Changeboard.

What does the future working world, enabled by automation, look like - and how can you reshape your organisation accordingly?

 

 
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The eight mindsets of winning leaders

Colin Price, Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of Heidrick Consulting outlines his tips

At a time when the cost of capital is essentially zero, the success or failure of a business is determined more than ever by its leaders. Have you got what it takes? asks Colin Price in this article published  Changeboard

 
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Regalix IT Leader Series: Nigel Willson,GLOBAL STRATEGIST,Microsoft

Kevin Benedict, Senior VP Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, interviews Nigel Willson in this video

Nigel Willson is one of Twitter’s top 25 AI influencers and an Alternative Events speaker and supporter. Hear more from Nigel on 12 June at the Alternative Tech & Innovation Leaders’ Summit and on 25 September at the Alternative Legal Management Summit

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Highlights from The Alternative In-House Technology Summit 2018

If you’re unsure whether the future involves legal tech and innovative ways of working, this conference will clear that up for you nice and simply. It’s yes.

So says Sarah Barrett-Vane, the former Director of Legal Operations, Group Legal, Royal Mail and currently a freelance consultant. Read her views below...

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nigel Willson, Global Strategist AT Microsoft in disruptor daily

One of Twitter’s top 25 AI influencers and an Alternative Events speaker and supporter, Nigel is the focus in this AI Influencer Series Part One.

The following is an interview with Nigel Willson. Hear more from Nigel on 12 June at the Alternative Tech & Innovation Leaders’ Summit and on 25 September at the Alternative Legal Management Summit.

 
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Technology is revolutionising the legal sector

Legal Innovation report produced by Raconteur Media Ltd. published in The Times and online at www.raconteur.net

Technology is revolutionising the legal sector. From AI lowering costs, to blockchain providing data security, the industry is ripe for disruption. This report addresses the plethora of issues affecting the global rule of law.

 
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Changes to Data Protection law in the UK: The GDPR

This article was published by BakerLaw LLP on the BakerLaw Legal Blog. Written by Danielle Collett-Bruce, posted 6 Feb 2018.

Data protection is an issue that is making ever-more frequent appearances in news headlines, and with the implementation of a new EU-wide framework for data protection law in 2018, this should not be expected to change any time soon states BakerLaw LLP.

 
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Prof Services and AI: Adapting to a Changing Business ModeL

Euan Cameron, UK AI Leader,PwC considers the main opportunities and considerations of AI for professional services firms.

More than ever, clients need advice and insight to help them understand the effects of AI both today and in ten years’ time so that they can plan accordingly. 

 

 
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Few employers prepared for expected surge in work automation

George Zarkadakis, speaker at our Tech & Innovation Leaders' Summit, discusses his views and the results of a company survey

A survey by Willis Towers Watson  reveals that automation in the workplace, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, is expected to surge in the next three years - and few employers are prepared for the talent challenges.