Brandon Malone has joined the programme committee for the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress to be held in Sydney on 15-18 April 2018.  As well as working on the programme, Malone will be moderating the “Technology as Disruption”, part of the “Moving Face of Technology” session at the Congress.  The session is described as follows:

“Every day, technology serves to facilitate international arbitrations across the world. However, technology also has the capacity to disrupt the practice of arbitrators, practitioners and institutions alike. Should arbitration embrace and incorporate increasingly sophisticated Artificial Intelligence programs? How should arbitration professionals protect against the risk of hacking, and how should cyber-security be maintained and, potentially, sanctioned? In this first of two sessions on technology, the challenges and opportunities posed by disruption will be explored.”

Malone has a long standing interest in the interface of technology and law, having been one of the founding directors of the Scottish Society for Computers and Law.

Details of the full preliminary programme for the ICCA 2018 Congress can be found here; those interested in speaking at the Congress can find out more here; and the registration page is here.

In 2020, the ICCA Congress will come to Edinburgh and a link to register interest is at www.icca2020.scot.