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Cristin Bailie

Cristin Bailie

Head of Talent – Disputes, Competition and Insurance, MinterEllison

GenAI and Fusion Teams: a Catalyst for Innovation

Embracing GenAI isn't just about technology adoption. It requires a comprehensive strategy to effectively integrate GenAI into a business model and a key component of this is bringing people from different disciplines together to collaborate, innovate, and solve complex problems. People are the cornerstone for integrating GenAI in a way that catalyses innovation, drives efficiency, and propels an organisation or legal team forward. This session will explore the critical role cross-disciplinary teams play in executing a GenAI strategy and driving a competitive advantage in a landscape where being nimble and quick to adapt is key.

  • Role of fusion teams: how diverse skills contribute to successful GenAI integration
  • How to establish and manage a fusion team effectively
  • The significance of people leadership in effectively driving a GenAI strategy
  • Examples of potential hurdles for fusion teams and how to navigate these obstacles
  • Insights from legal, talent and operations professionals on their fusion team experience
  • Case Studies of successful GenAI implementation using fusion teams

Key Learnings

  1. Deep understanding of the pivotal role of fusion teams in driving a GenAI strategy
  2. Fundamental principles of, and practical tips for, forming and effectively managing fusion teams
  3. Insights from a fusion team – what has been a success, lessons learned and the impact on a GenAI strategy

About Cristin

Cristin Bailie is the Head of Talent at MinterEllison where she leads the people strategy and execution for the firm's largest Line of Business. She has extensive experience working in complex, fast-paced, high performance cultures and has a proven track record of developing constructive stakeholder relationships, demonstrating leadership capability, and applying strategic and commercial thinking to enhance the people experience at work. She has led and contributed to many cross-functional teams on projects spanning cultural change, process improvement and the evolution of work.

Cristin holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) from Monash University, and an MBA (Executive) from RMIT University, where she graduated with distinction. She is also qualified in various psychometric and behavioural assessment tools, such as Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), TRACOM communication styles and the LIfeStyles Inventory. She is passionate about continuous personal, professional and leadership development.