Christopher McCormick to join panel at the next Alternative Hangout
On Wednesday 24 March 2021, Moorcrofts Tech and IP Paralegal, Christopher McCormick will speak at the next Alternative Hangout, organised by Alternative Events and in partnership with AI for Services (a UKRI activity powered by KTN) for accountancy and legal communities, on the topic of ‘Funding for Innovation and R&D in Professional Services’.
About Christopher’s talk
Christopher will join the panel, alongside Karim Derrick, Product and Innovation Director of Kennedys IQ and Ollie Maitland, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Capitalise.com to discuss: Collaborative R&D projects in the legal and accountancy sectors.
The panellists will share their experiences of undertaking UKRI funded innovation projects within their firms, describing which services are available, how the process works and how their firms have benefitted from innovation investment.
The panel discussion will be in three parts:
- Identifying the internal use case – our motivations for investing in R&D and how we chose the projects with the biggest impact on our business
- Undertaking an R&D/innovation project – our experience of running projects and advice on getting it right
- Project impact – assessing the impact that R&D investment has had on our firms
Followed by Q&A
Other talks on the day, include: Exploring opportunities for R&D and innovation projects in professional services delivered by Astrid Ayel, AI for Services Lead of KTN and Stephen Browning, Challenge Director – Next Generation Services of Innovate UK.
About Christopher McCormick
Christopher has over 15 years’ experience in the Technology sector. Now working at Moorcrofts as a paralegal, Christopher leverages his extensive tech and contracts management experience to support the firm’s predominantly tech focused clients.
Back in 2018/19 Moorcrofts successfully secured Innovate funding to help develop an AI driven contract management software, now known as ContrAI. From initiation, Christopher was appointed Moorcrofts lead for the project. He still is heavily involved as a project manager and legal adviser to the development team. The first phase of the ContrAI project is now coming to an end and ultimately a successful application has been developed. Phase two is now on the horizon.
Christopher’s “main job” is working as a paralegal in the Tech and IP team at Moorcrofts. Day-to-day work involves drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for clients. The work is varied and can range from simple NDA, licences or assignments to more complex agreements like service outsourcing, master service agreements and more complex licencing arrangements and assignments.
About Alternative Hangouts
Alternative Hangouts, are organised and executed by Alternative Events and Alternative Insights. They are invitation-only events, for hand-picked innovators and thought leaders in the professional services market, providing high-value insight into technology and business leadership for legal, accountancy, real estate advisory, management consultancy and in-house legal teams.
For more information about the event, visit Alternative Events website.