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My name is Dom Burch, I'm VP of marketing at SYKE - the world's foremost legal tech consultancy. I'm not a lawyer and I'm not a techy. Which makes me perfectly qualified to make legal tech simple. Join me as I interview expert legal engineers and software developers, and law firms and largeRead more

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Interview with Christophe Frèrebeau, Co-founder & CEO of Della

Jun 9 • 16:55

In our latest podcast, Dom talks to Christophe Frèrebeau, the co-founder and CEO of Della, a European tech company based in Paris and London whose mission is to democratise the use of AI.  

Della's typical customers are legal departments who want more consistency in the way they manage their contracts, particularly as teams increasingly work remotely; and European law firms...

Interview with Becca Windsor and Laura Ferraz - legal engineers at SYKE

Mar 22 • 14:28

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to two of SYKE's brightest sparks, Laura and Becca. Both of whom started out as junior engineers, but since joining the company have had the opportunity to work on some high profile projects.

They tell me what it is like being given responsibility, access to customers, and the trust to try things out and learn by making mistakes.


Interview with Chris Kitchener, VP Product Management Thomson Reuters

Mar 15 • 22:55

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to Chris Kitchener of HighQ fame.

A driven product leader with over 15 years of product strategy and product management expertise in large organisations.  Chris is now in charge of helping HighQ fit elegantly into the full suite of Thomson Reuters products, be that document automation and Contract Express, or Legal Tracker.

He has a p...

Interview with Olga Mack, CEO & Chairwoman Parley Pro

Mar 12 • 13:55

Olga V. Mack, CEO & Chairwoman of Parley Pro, a modern, (and truly!) collaborative, and intuitive contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform that has pioneered online negotiation technology. 

Olga loves legal innovation and has dedicated her career to improving and shaping the future of law. She's convinced the legal profession will emerge even stronger, more resilient, a...

Interview with Eric Laughlin, CEO Agiloft

Mar 9 • 18:13

In this episode I caught up with Agiloft’s new (ish) CEO Eric Laughlin. He tells me all about the  company’s recent $45m investment. 

Bootstrapped since its inception in 1990 and profitable, Agiloft’s this is the company’s first round of external funding and will be used to accelerate its product development and expand its vertical and geographic market presence.

Eric most r...

Interview with Pieter van der Hoeven, CEO at Clocktimizer

Feb 26 • 13:06

Pieter van der Hoeven and Bram Fokke founded Clocktimizer together in 2014. Since then they’ve grown the team to 19 employees.

Pieter set the groundwork for Clocktimizer at university in Utrecht where he studied law. Upon completing his Masters in Law Pieter went to work for international law firm DLA Piper. It was during his time at DLA, and a secondment to KPN, that Piete...

Interview with Stephen Ball, CEO Boost Legal

Feb 11 • 15:55

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to Stephen Ball, CEO at Boost Legal. 

Stephen is a General Counsel by trade, with 25 years 'hands-on' in-house experience for companies across US, EU, Middle East, Russia and Africa. 

He has a strong track record of international leadership, designing, managing and coaching high performing legal, risk & compliance and corporate develo...

interview with Olga Gezha, ex Pizza Hut UK, head of SYKE Russia

Jan 28 • 14:50

This week I had the pleasure of catching up with Olga Gezha, who leads the SYKE presence in Russia.

Olga was a customer of SYKE's when she led a team at Pizza Hut UK, having previously worked within the Yum! Brands in Russia at KFC before relocating to London.

She has since returned to Russia and is now a leading figure in the legal tech scene there, having recently appeared...

Interview with Giles Thompson Head of Growth, Avvoka

Jan 22 • 14:42

This week I spoke to Giles Thompson, Head of Growth at Avvoka.

A lawyer by trade (formerly Kirkland & Ellis and Herbert Smith Freehills) he is a tech investor and entrepreneur. 

He has a degree in political science and as the son of a farmer, also thinks of himself as an agriculturalist and foodie.

Giles is excited by the future of legal tech and document automation. This mon...

Interview with Claire McGourlay, Professor of Law at The University of Manchester

Jan 14 • 15:29

Claire is a Principal and National Teaching Fellow of the HEA and a highly innovative lecturer. 

Claire is a Principal and National Teaching Fellow of the HEA and a highly innovative lecturer. She is the Director of External Relations in the School of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities Leadership in Education Awards Programme (LEAP) Champion. Prior to that, she w...

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