Why Attend?

Fresh Thinking with a Global Perspective

Yerra Conference promises to help in-house leaders develop and implement practical solutions to persistent operational challenges. In-house peers and prominent speakers will lead discussions on how to create an operational strategy that generates positive results. 

Don't wait to reserve a seat at our 6th annual conference on 18 October 2018 in London. There is no cost to attend, however seats are limited and attendance is restricted to people currently employed in-house. Speakers currently confirmed are listed below. We are adding new speakers and finalizing the agenda shortly, so please check back for updates.

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Europe 2018 Speakers

Our 2018 Conference will featured exclusive keynote sessions from top industry executives presenting new ideas and different perspectives, whilst interactive panel debates offered delegates the chance to benchmark and discuss differing approaches to today’s challenges.


2018 Agenda

9:00 – 9:20

Breakfast & Registration

9:20 – 9:35
Welcome & Introductions
Rajitha Boer | Founder & CEO, Yerra Solutions

9:35 – 10:35
Keynote Address: Using Our Intelligence 
Annie Machon | Former UK Domestic Security Service, MI5 Whistleblower and Author

10:35 – 11:20
A Post-Enactment GDPR Update
Irwin Spilka | Group & UK Data Protection Officer, Stonehage Fleming

11:20 – 11:35
Networking Break

11:35 – 12:25
Panel Discussion: Taking a Low Tech Approach Amidst the Legal Tech Hype
Moderator: Frances Coats | Chief Counsel - Corporate & Commercial, The Ardonagh Group 
Stuart Clarke | Director Legal Services, Scottish Enterprise 

12:25 – 1:30
Networking Lunch 


1:30 - 2:15
The Value Proposition of the In-House Legal Function
Maurus Schreyvogel | Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis


2:15 - 3:00
Strategic IP and Legal Vendor and Spend Management
Isabelle Dervaux-Blavet | Manager, Strategy & Development of the Legal Department, Groupe Renault


3:00 - 3:15
Networking Break

3:15 - 4:00
Panel: Achieving Maturity in Metrics and Sourcing - Moderator
Jerome Raguin | Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, Yerra Solutions  
Rob Dinning | Consulting General Counsel, former GC, Operations & Technology at Barclays
Jeremy Barton | General Counsel, KPMG UK

4:00 - 4:45
Support Functions and the Three Lines of Defense Model

Gian-Reto Schulthess | Senior Legal Counsel, Zurich Insurance Company

4:45 - 5:00
Discussion and Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:30
Networking Reception

Registration Closed

Registration is now open. There is no cost to attend Yerra Conference, however seats are limited and attendance is restricted to people currently employed in-house.