The first chat is dedicated to LEGAL TOOLS
: the automation (of sorts) that helps both law firms and games companies to be more efficient. Sitting by the fire are Jan-Peter Ewert
(Valve, DE), Tamara Sakolchyk
(Wargaming, CY) and Monika Gebel
(Baker Mckenzie, PL).
The second chat talks about the challenges (oh god, it’s always the challenges at this event! maybe one year, we’ll talk about… opportunities? Michael, we need you here, with your good news from Australia!!) of OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE.
Perhaps in your region this issue doesn’t raise any eyebrows, but some people here in the community paid in blood (their own or that of their clients) for the learning experience. Sitting by the fire is the OS expert Carsten Schulz
(TaylorWessing, DE) and Katya Nemova
(Wargaming, LT) from the team of in-house counsels.
Lastly, this year the dream of 2019 comes true in that we’ll have people on stage admit that their professional life may get hard – all the way to the breaking point. The chat dedicated to HANDLING PRESSURE covers a lot of ground, from “firing clients” if you’re a law firm chased by ridiculous demands to “trying to have an email-free weekend” if you’re an in-house counsel hounded by the requests from the C-level people (or their PAs).
Chatting by the fire are Jas Purewal
(Wiggin, UK) who actually once took a real multi-month sabbatical, Rafal Kloczko
(CDPR, PL) who just recently returned from an email-free holiday and Roman Zanin
(Wargaming, CY), who somehow manages to sleep at night despite being responsible for the legal affairs of a company with thousands of developers spread across more than twenty offices (if you have a story to share about this topic, please page me and I’ll bring over the roaming mike!).
With this, I sign off for today, but will be back with more news shortly – as we start with the actual construction. By the way, we have one more company contributing as a supporter of the Summit – some of you will recognise them from a couple of years back. I’ll spill the beans when I get the printed material for a proper photograph.