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Session 1: How Intelligent Are We?

Moderator and Speaker Biographies

MODERATOR: Charles Morgan:

 Charles Morgan is the national leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Information Technology Law Group and co-leader of the Firm’s national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management Group. McCarthy’s Technology Law Group is ranked in the top tier (“Band 1”) for Canada by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as well as by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Mr. Morgan’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial transactions in the context of tech M&A, outsourcing, cloud, licensing, FinTech, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications. Mr. Morgan has extensive international experience, particularly in the telecommunications sector. Since 2010, Mr. Morgan has ranked as a leading Canadian technology lawyer in Chambers Global. Since 2008, he has been recommended in every edition of the Lexpert directory in the areas of Computer/IT Law and technology transactions. He was named Montreal’s Technology Lawyer of the Year in the 2018 edition of the legal directory Best Lawyers in Canada. 


Neil Sternthal:

Neil Sternthal has been with Thomson Reuters since 2002. During his 15 years at Thomson Reuters, Neil has held several leadership responsibilities across business units. Currently, Neil acts as Managing Director of Legal – Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Neil served as Managing Director of Global Accounts, Americas for the Financial & Risk Division.  As well, he founded and led the Enterprise Global Accounts Program that aligns the Thomson Reuters Business Units to serve as one enterprise and manage the needs of our strategic and largest customers. 

In 2010, Neil joined the Legal Division as SVP, Global Account Management to build and lead a key accounts program for global law firms, corporate legal departments and US Federal Government agencies. Prior to his various roles as a business leader, Neil acted as general counsel for Reuters Canada and practiced Corporate Finance and M&A Law in Toronto at a large law firm.

He was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1997 and obtained his Law Degree from McGill University in 1995.  Neil has a Masters Degree in Modern History from St. Antony’s College, Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, University of Toronto. 


Dan Hunter:

Professor Dan Hunter is the Foundation Dean of Swinburne Law School. He is an international expert in intellectual property and internet law, and regularly publishes on the theory of intellectual property and on the intersection of computers and law. He is the author of books on gamification, intellectual property, and intelligent legal systems, and the author of numerous articles on intellectual property and internet law. His current research is focused on the use of technology within law, including the use of artificial intelligence in sentencing, the legal implications of the blockchain, and the future of legal practice. He also undertaking a range cultural histories of intellectual property in the postwar period, including work on LEGO bricks, Barbie dolls, modernist furniture, and the social significance of luxury handbags. In his spare time he co-founder of two startups, one in educational technology and one in legal tech.


Jake Lucchi

Based in Hong Kong, Jake Lucchi leads Google’s public policy work on content and machine learning for the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he manages projects supporting government, academia, industry and civil society in leveraging AI for economic and social good around the region and aims to assist Asia in continuing to be a leader on positive AI development on the global stage. On the content side, he focuses on leveraging Google's UGC platforms and expertise to promote digital citizenship, education, economic growth, and pluralism. Prior to joining Google, he worked on a range of law and policy issues for the United Nations, INGOs and as a consultant for the Thai government, for which he helped redesign the labor market regulatory scheme. Originally from the US, he has lived full time in Asia since 2010 and speaks fluent Thai and basic Spanish. He holds a JD (juris doctorate) from Yale University and a BA, summa cum laude, in politics and philosophy from University of Missouri.