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Bill Tanner

Bill Tanner

Chief Information Officer, Allens

Learn About the Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing AI in the Legal Industry

This presentation will explore the opportunities and challenges of implementing AI, particularly Generative AI, in the legal industry. AI has the potential to revolutionise the practice of law by automating routine tasks, allowing legal professionals to focus on more strategic and complex aspects of their work. However, there are also challenges to consider, such as the need for transparency in decision-making and the importance of training the AI on quality data. This presentation will provide insights into how AI can be used to drive business and explore Allens' exploration timeline.

  • Introduction to Allens and the potential of AI in the legal industry.
  • Overview of AI opportunities and use cases in the legal industry.
  • Discussion of the challenges of implementing AI in the legal industry.
  • Outline of Allens' journey in exploring and implementing Generative AI.
  • Discussion of the lessons and challenges of implementing AI in the legal industry.

Key Learnings

  • Treat AI as a key business risk
  • Keep researching!
  • Retrain your workforce

About Bill

Bill Tanner is the Chief Information Officer at Allens, an international law firm with offices in Australia and Asia. With a solid foundation of over 18 years of experience in the legal industry, Bill is a member of the firm's leadership team, including representation on our board's risk subcommittee along with various project and governance committees.

His focus lies in propelling Allens' IT strategy forward, bolstering cyber security measures, refining data governance processes, and harnessing cutting-edge technologies. Bill navigates emergent trends like native cloud applications and Generative AI to enhance the modern workplace and future-proof the firm's technology approach.

Away from his professional duties, Bill relishes quality time with his wife and three children and enjoys an adventurous spirit for snowy adventures.