The Crammer™ is an annual event that has been running for ten years. Its aim is to digest legal developments and issues of the year into a morning’s session by providing short, sharp insights with practical tips. It is designed for busy inhouse legal practitioners, executives, C-suites, and managers. This year the general theme is based around the concept of RE.VISION – a review and future looking event analysing trends such as blockchain, AI, disruption and the law. We look forward to seeing you there.

GUEST SPEAKER | SIMON DINGLE

‘In Math We Trust: The Future of Money’ is the title of Simon’s brand new book, and he says, “it is the future of everything!”

Money is the second most important societal invention after language and it underpins every part of our daily lives. Blockchain technology and the invention of triple-entry accounting is believed by many to be a more important invention than the internet itself, as it has the opportunity to usher in a new age of decentralised governance. Having worked first-hand with blockchain technologies since 2011, Simon Dingle explains in his talk In his presentation “What is money?”, what Bitcoin is and how it works, what smart contracts mean for business and society, and how this new invention could transform every part of our modern world. This presentation is one of his most sought-after.

Simon hosts a weekly technology show on 5fm and regularly appears on local and international television and radio shows including Tech News Today and The Money Show. He recently featured in the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans list.

Simon works with companies at the forefront of this movement and reveals what lies ahead.

Panel Discussion: The Future of Legal Services

This panel explores current insights on the effect of technology and changing consumer dynamics in the provision of legal services, through perspectives from industry, technology firms, academia, government, the bar and legal service providers.

Moderator:  Darren Olivier – Partner, Adams & Adams

Panellists:

  1. Danise van Vuuren – Former Global Head of Intellectual Property at The Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta)
  2. Helen Burt – Former Head of Legal at Tyme and IP Counsel at Barclays Bank (London) responsible for the global portfolio
  3. Daren Mudaly – Chief Data Architect & Engineer | Co-Founder of Pepper Potts
  4. Andre Visser – Partner, Adams & Adams

Panel Discussion: Innovation & the Intrapreneur

Exploring best practice to incentivise, nurture, manage and commercialise innovation within businesses and the risks of not doing so, from a legal perspective. This panel discussion will also be applicable to entrepreneurs seeking to take an innovative product or service to market.

Moderator:  Nicholas Rosslee – Associate, Adams & Adams

Panellists:

  1. Shukri Toefy – CEO of FORT
  2. David Mitchell –  Marketplace Lead at Uber Eats South Africa
  3. Stuart van der Veen – Head of Disruption and Innovation at Nedbank CIB
  4. Jac Marais – Partner, Adams & Adams

PATENTS | BREAKOUT ROOM 1

MC – Johnny Fiandeiro

Artificial Intelligence – Inventorship in the Age of AI
Speaker: Thapelo Montong

Rapid Prototyping – 3D printing’s patent and copyright conundrum
Speaker: Werina Griffiths

Blockchain – Friend or Foe of the Patent System
Speaker: Hugo Biermann

Patent filing trends of the future: Lessons from Tesla, Apple and the like
Speaker: Johnny Fiandeiro

TRADE MARKS | BREAKOUT ROOM 2

Recent SCA Cases – How they will affect your trade mark rights?
Speaker: Gérard du Plessis – Chairman, Adams & Adams

The Impact of Digital Disruption on Global Sports Industry and the Esports Evolution
Speaker: Kelvin Watt

Sins of our Future – Getting high on Intellectual Property Rights
Speaker: Kareema Shaik & Alicia Kabini

GDPR and Direct Marketing – Will privacy laws kill the marketer?
Speaker: Danie Strachan & Jenny Pienaar

COMMERCIAL & LITIGATION | BREAKOUT ROOM 3

MC – Thando Manentsa

Corporate Forensics – Stop Steinhoff happening to you
Speaker: Prof Jan van Romburgh – Adams Forensics

M&A – AI driven due diligence
Speaker: Shmuel Moch

Labour Law – Work place lessons and tips in light of case law
Speaker: Irshaad Savant

Public Law – The evolving relationship between the private and public sectors
Speaker: Khanyisa Mapipa & Yingisani Ndhlalose