This was followed by an compelling panel discussion exploring current insights on the effect of technology and changing consumer dynamics in the provision of legal services – with interesting perspectives from industry, technology experts, and legal service providers. Former Global Head of IP at The Coca-Cola Company, Danise van Vuuren, joined the discussion via broadcast from London. Moderated by A&A Partner, Darren Olivier, the panel was further enriched by the wisdom of Helen Burt (Former Head of Legal at Tyme and IP Counsel at Barclays Bank), Daren Mudaly (Chief Data Architect & Engineer and Co-Founder of Pepper Potts), and Andre Visser (Partner and Adams 2.0 committee member at Adams & Adams).
The Crammer event has grown into the most popular intellectual property event in South Africa offered by a law firm and now incorporates general legal topics. Breakout sessions included a variety of relevant and interesting topics such as blockchain, the legalisation of marijuana, corporate forensics, privacy laws, direct marketing, artificial intelligence, labour law and recent trade mark litigation matters at the SCA.