World Legal Summit / Program

Time Session People
9.30am Registration and Tea/Coffee
10am Welcome and overview
  • Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific), College of Law; Member, Chief Innovations Officers Forum Member, Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee
  • Russell Hinchy, Lecturer,  TC Beirne School of Law, UQ
10.15am Identity and Personal Governance – Redefining systems and processes in the world of “big brother”

Presenter: Bill Singleton, Partner, HWL Ebsworth


  • Heinz Lepahe, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
  • Nicole Stephensen, Principal Consultant, Ground Up Consulting Pty Ltd and Executive Director, Privacy & Data Protection, IoT Security Institute
11:30am Morning break

Autonomous Machines – Responsibility and Liability versus Accessibility and Convenience

Presenter: Dr Alan Davidson, Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, UQ   


  • Zoe Eather, Consultant – Smart Regions & Mobility, Arup and Managing Director, My Smart Community
  • Dr Allison Fish, Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, UQ
  • Professor Andry Rakotonirainy, Director Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland, QUT
  • Professor John Swinson, TC Beirne School of Law, UQ and Partner, King & Wood Mallesons 
1pm Lunch
2pm Cyber Security and Personal Data – Can/should we “protect” our privacy from the next breach?

Presenter: Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Faculty of Law, QUT 


  • Nicole Murdoch, Principal, EAGLEGATE Lawyers; Director, Australian Information Security Association; Member, QLS Cybersecurity Working Group
  • Daniel Pearson, Adviser - General Insurance, Findex Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd
  • Kim Trajer, Chief Operating Officer, McCullough Robertson Lawyers and Member, Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee
  • David Williams, Managing Director, FinTechnology
3.15pm Afternoon break
3.30pm Data – The New Electricity or The Next Regulatory Nightmare?

Presenter: Dr Mark Staples, Senior Principal Researcher, Data61 CSIRO


  • Jemima Harris, Director, LOD Innovation
  • Angus Murray, Partner and Trademark Attorney, Irish Bentley Lawyers; Co-founder and Director, The Legal Forecast; Sessional academic, University of Southern Queensland; Member, Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee; and Chair, Electornic Frontiers Australia Policy Committee
  • Chris Maher, Legal Counsel – Products, Marketing & IP, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Telstra
4.45pm Wrap up
  • Terri Mottershead
  •  Russell Hinchy