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All this technology can be a dangerous thing

During this exclusive Podcast, Netlaw Media is delighted to present the Event Partners for ‘London Law Expo 2017’ Matthew Newton, Operations Director at Oosha and Mike Osborne, Executive Chairman at Databarracks.

In an exclusive interview ahead of their presentation on ‘All this technology can be a dangerous thing’, Matthew and Mike discuss

  • How the partnership came about
  • ‘Vendor Independent Cloud solution’ & what it means
  • Why this is important for law firms & why they should care
  • How they have seen the evolution of cloud & business continuity over the past 5 years
  • The reaction of the firms they’ve discussed vendor independence with to date
  • As Event Partners at the London Law Expo – what they are looking forward to most about the conference

Mike Osborne – Executive Chairman, Databarracks

Mike Osborne has a 30 year career in IT & Risk most recently as the Managing Director of Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting at UK Company Daisy Group Ltd. During this time Mike was responsible for growing a fledgling Disaster Recovery company into one of the UK’s leading providers of IT & Work area solutions under the TEAM, ICM & Phoenix brands with revenues exceeding £50million pa and supporting over 2,000 clients from SME’s to Global brands. As inaugural Chair of the Recovery Site Providers Group, Director of Scottish Continuity Group and Honorary Member of the Business Continuity Institute, Mike has been at the heart of the UK Business Continuity Profession as it has grown from Niche to Mainstream. A well-known and respected industry figure and commentator, Mike is recipient of industry Lifetime Achievement & Personality of the Year Awards and a Regional Finalist in the IOD Director Awards.

Matthew Newton – Operations Director, Oosha

Matthew is Operations Director and co-founder of Oosha Ltd, a leading cloud desktop and managed IT service provider for the legal sector. Matthew regularly advises law firms on the most effective IT strategies to help them modernise, stay compliant and manage external threats. He is a frequent speaker at legal events across the UK and a leading voice on subjects such as GDPR, cyber crime, cloud and technology.

Matthew has spent over 20 years working in the technology field, helping multiple professional services firms devise and implement effective IT solutions. He is passionate about ensuring law firms make the most of the latest technology, while avoiding complexity and minimising risk.



Roger Kennedy, Professional Radio Presenter and Journalist

Roger Kennedy is a professional Radio Presenter and Journalist with over 25 years experience working full-time for top UK radio stations.

Over the years Roger has presented live and recorded programmes on a wide range of specialist topics, including Motoring, Business, Personal Finance, Consumer Electronics, Holidays, Legal Issues, Medical, and many more. He has also been Head of Programming, Features Producer and Programme Controller at several different radio stations.

For 4 years Roger presented Decision makers, a weekly Business and Finance programme, covering all subjects to do with personal finance and running a business. Roger would get advice on the programme from top Bankers, Solicitors, Entrepreneurs and Politicians. Guests included such names as Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, William Hague and Tony Blair.