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Speakers confirmed to date include the following:-

Lord Briggs Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Bill Kingdon,MD of the International Cotton Association, whose Rules regulate resolution of the majority of cotton trade disputes


Professor Ethan Katsh * Head of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts


Colin Rule* Former Head of Online Dispute Resolution at eBay and PayPal and VP of Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies (leading provider of technology to the courts)


Christopher Wray  Lawyer/mediator and Chief Legal Officer with smart contract developer Mattereum


Diana Wallis Former Vice-President of the European Parliament, past President of the European Law Institute and current Director of the International Mediation Institute

Dr. Tina van der Linden Assistant-professor in Law, Ethics and Technology at the Center for Law and Internet at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (researching the legal challenges of use of robots, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology)

Professor Ian Macduff * Director of the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law - introducing The 18th International Forum on ODR to be held in Aukland, New Zealand  on the 14th and 15th November 2018 (via Web) 

Tim Wallis, Independent Chair and Director of the Claims Portal

Clement Jaton Head of Strategic Planning,


Julia Morelli - President of the George Mason University  Instructional Foundation.

Caroline Sheppard Chief Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal 

Adam Sanitt Head of Dispute Knowledge  at Norton Rose Fulbright, presenting on arbitration in smart contract disputes

James Walker Founder and head of the leading online complaint handling service,, and writer of a consumer advice column

Sergey Alekhin Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Paris office), focusing on commercial and investment arbitration researching smart arbitration for smart contracts and cyber-security in ODR


Professor Pablo Cortes * Professor of civil justice at the University of Leicester,UK and member of the Civil Justice Council's ODR Advisory Group


Daniel Rainey * Member, Board of Directors, Internet Bar Organisation and former Chief of Staff at the National Mediation Board, Washington, DC; member of the graduate faculty in dispute resolution at

Creighton University and Southern Methodist University


Kerry Greenidge Acting Manager of the Civil Money Claims online court project at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service 

Leah Wing * Co-director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution; Senior Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, U. of Massachusetts (USA)


Alexander Gurkov Post doctoral researcher on smart contracts and arbitration at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki


Itai Brun - Founder of and former Head of the Analysis Division at the Directorate of Military Intelligence at the Israeli Defence Force


Paul Embley, Head of the Technology Division of The National Center  for State Courts, USA 


Rob Knight Chief Technology Officer at smart contract developers Mattereum


Vincent Tilman - The Ombudsman for Retail, Belgium

Stewart McCulloch - MD of Nuvalaw's UK operation, Director of Liverpool Law Society and founder of AutoResolutionsLtd


Michael Fang * Michael Fang * Professor at Nanchang University (NCU), China, and an associated researcher at the Cyberjustice Laboratory at the University of Montreal, teaching on blockchain,  cloud computing and the law


Dr Agata Majchrowska Chair of the Online Arbitration Court in Poland,

Derric Yeoh Associate in International Arbitration at Schellenberg Wittmer, Singapore, presenting on developments in smart contract arbitration 


Orna Rabinovich-Einy* Associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa, Israel, and Fellow of the Haifa Center for Law and Technology

Dr. Jur. Ihab Amro  Professor of Private Law and a practicing lawyer and arbitrator; Ph.D. Athens, Greece


Ernest Thiessen President of iCan Systems Inc of British Columbia, developers of the Smartsettle eNegotiation and visual blind bidding system


Professor Fernando Esteban de la Rosa, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Granada, Spain

Liam Moore Founder of

Aditya Shivkumar Lawyer/arbitrator. co-founder Resolve Disputes Online.

Graham Ross* (Conference Chair)  Member of the Civil Justice Council's ODR Advisory Group and of the Civil Justice Council's Working Party on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Lead tutor at

Dr Sue Prince - Associate Professor in Law, University of Exeter



* Fellows of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) 


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