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Connected and Protected: Delivering Cohesive Legal Services

LegalTech Talks live 20th January 2021 at 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT).

  • Remote working works – where do we go from here?
  • Balance business and client technological needs, without compromising security
  • The pros and cons of Cyber Insurance
  • A zero-trust approach to Cyber culture.


Janet Day, Consultant
Janet Day Ltd

Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice looking at technology services (in their widest sense) for legal firms. She joined BLP about 19 years ago – initially as a consultant but later as their IT Director with a wide range of responsibilities. She normally says ‘if it plugs into an electric socket and does not make coffee it belongs to me!’ She was responsible for technology in its broadest sense, including ecommerce activities, knowledge management services and the building and infrastructure.

2005 – BCS IT Director of the year
2007 – Team award Computing Magazine
2008 – Lawyer IT Director of the year
2009 – Legal Technology award
2011 – Greatest contribution to Legal IT
2013 – Top 20 most influential people in legal technology

Janet established The Adelaide Group a women in business networking group in 1997 – the first speaker and honorary President is Cherie Blair. The group now has over 1000 members and holds regular events listening to high profile women speakers.

Janet is Chairman of Governors of a local preparatory school. She is on the Board of Roehampton University. She was the Regional Vice President of the International Legal Technology Association for the EMEA region and was on the global board.


Karl Knowles, Head of Cyber

Karl began his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. At the second half of his career he was employed within multiple information security roles, advising senior military leadership on the global deployment of information and communications systems.

He then built upon this successful 25 year military career moving to consultancy at BSI and then, Deloitte LLP. It was during this time that Karl quickly established himself as a subject matter expert, advising private and public clients towards the development of improved cyber and privacy strategies.

He is a champion of veterans employment and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Christian Toon, Chief Information Security Officer
Pinsent Masons

Christian is responsible for the global information and cyber security program at the law firm, with over 14 years of experience in leading in international financial services cyber security strategy, delivering pre and post breach cyber strategy across a variety of organisations and geographies.  He is a champion of diversity and excellence in legal technology and security, a security problem solver, cyber strategist, threat translator, risk manager, technology junkie and a whisky drinker.


Joe Robertson
EMEA CISO, Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Joe Robertson represents Fortinet to the CISO community, where he advises the executive committees of large enterprises and service providers as their digital transformation strategies require security-driven networks and holistic security approaches. In over four decades in the security and networking business Joe has held technical, marketing, management, and executive roles at companies as diverse as Juniper Networks, Dimension Data, Bay Networks, IBM, and AT&T. He also founded and was on the board of directors of a network security startup.


Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future.

Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 450,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.


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