Rising ELM Challenges
Rising ELM Challenges

Exploring the Future of Company Compliance – Previewing Interact EMEA 2021

Company compliance demands have already been heightened by the compliance dilemmas of COVID-19 and escalating regulation.  If someone tells you they’re about to ease off? That person is one poor prognosticator.

The keynotes and sessions at this year’s Interact EMEA conference revolve around New Solutions for the New Normal.  That “new normal” constitutes an intimidating variety of company compliance challenges.  Whether they’re legal, risk management, or human resources issues, they’re already complicated.  And they’re about to get even more complex.

Some of the company compliance concerns intensified by 2020?

Maintaining business continuity:  Organizations have been faced, first and foremost, with the need to sustain operations in the face of uncertainty and rapid change, much of it unexpected.  Being able to sustain those operations is becoming a key regulatory requirement in many industries, like healthcare and financial services.

Regulatory pressures: They’re not going to abate, as regulators demand resilience, data privacy and information security compliance, bribery and corruption compliance, labor law compliance, mitigation of employee risk, and much, much more.

The need for more internal collaboration on legal and compliance issues: More organizations are realizing the need to break down silos and build bridges between the legal department and risk management teams, and even beyond.

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Hybrid workforces and workplace environments: New definitions of “workplace” are becoming the norm.  Businesses were forced to experiment with new employee environments and tools for engagement, and they and politicians and regulators alike are working through the issues involved.   That includes figuring out what the best technologies are to support these flexible new workforce configurations.

At this years’s Interact EMEA, Mitratech experts, special guest speakers, and innovators from among the Mitratech user community will be stepping up to discuss all of these challenges.  Better still, as at every Interact, they’ll be sharing the solutions they’ve found.

A virtual gathering of experts and community

Interact EMEA 2021 will be a virtual event, in keeping with ongoing concerns about health and safety.  And it’s all free, just as with our other recent virtual conference events.

This year, Day One will be open not only to members of the Interact client community but also non-client attendees.  That’s in response to the fact we’ve gotten many queries, over the years, from people who want to experience the value and engagement that comes from an expert gathering of legal and compliance professionals.

Here’s a preview of just some of what’s on tap this year:

Interact EMEA

Innovation and Excellence – Charting a New Normal for Legal Operations

Strategic planning is a cornerstone of Legal Ops, but with a rapidly changing business environment impacted by disruptive forces, the effort to plan and execute effectively is more challenging than ever before. In this session, Mitratech thought leader Brian McGovern will share what he’s learned from meeting over 200 of the world’s best-run legal departments.  He’ll take attendees through a Legal Ops maturity journey from foundational best practices to innovating beyond the “new normal”.

How Technology Helps Build an Effective Compliance Program

The ever-increasing need for transparency around compliance programs, as well as emerging new rules and regulations? They’re putting unsustainable pressures on compliance and risk teams. Progressive teams are leveraging technology to meet these demands and run programs that are not only ‘ticking the box’ but add real value to their firms by highlighting issues early.

The Community that Co-Innovates – A Legal Operations Roundtable

Roundtable sessions at Interact are always rich with insight, and this will be no exception.  The rapid changes over the last year weren’t an anomaly but an inflection point for Legal Ops as it heads into the next phase of its evolution. That phase will be about a digital transformation of legal services that redefines collaboration, and the use of business intelligence to enable data-driven decision-making to the entire legal ecosystem. Matt Rygler and Steven O’Donnell of Mitratech will bring together an all-star panel of Legal Ops leaders to see where the industry stands, and the exciting developments the lie ahead.

The Community that Co-Innovates – A GRC Roundtable

Not to leave the risk management community out: We’ll bring together several clients t0 share success stories about how Mitratech technology has helped them stay successful and productive during the pandemic and in the face of other challenges.  They’ll point out how their experiences can be applied to other organizations, so others in the global Mitratech family can thrive and excel in the months and years ahead.

Facing the future as a community

We’ve been fortunate to have the best client/user community in the legal operations and risk management software sectors, bar none.  That energy, spirit, and inventiveness will be on display at this year’s Interact EMEA, so we can’t wait to watch it all unfold.

As always, we’ll try to stir a few entertaining surprises into the mix, too.  So keep an eye on this space for future updates, or check out the registration pages for more information.

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