Heikki Ilvessalo

Managing Director

Heikki Ilvessalo

Managing Director

About

Heikki has over 25 years of experience in the legal field with a particular interest in developments that contribute to evolving the digitalization of the legal field. His experience and expertise relate to the key areas of legal service providers’ and in-house teams’ digital transformation agenda.

Heikki focuses on understanding the current pain points of the legal sector and creating legal tech solutions that move the sector forward. He helps legal professionals and organizations have better workday experience and gain better results as a team.

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He is also on a mission to accelerate the evolution of the whole legal field ecosystem. During his career at Ilves, he has built the “Legal tech glögit’ network that contains the most seasoned legal field pioneers in Finland. The network has grown over the years and has become a forum of over 100 members from in-house teams, legal service providers, and legal tech vendors. Regular network meetings hosted by Heikki, in collaboration with the member firms’ legal tech experts have become a forum for open innovation and shared learning. Contact Heikki to join the network.

Prior to his appointment in 2018, he was the development director for Castrén & Snellman (2005-2018). He received his LLM in 2001 and started his career as a lawyer.

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Expertise

  • Innovation & Strategy
  • Legal design
  • Future of work
  • Knowledge management
  • Culture development

Articles by Heikki

Help Ukrainian Children!

Ilves made a corporate donation for Ukrainian children.

Ilves’ 2021 – an action-packed year

What an action-packed past year we have had, and what an exciting year ahead we have to look forward to. We would like to thank all of our clients and business partners for the confidence and great moments on our path this year! We are starting the year with confidence and anticipation.

Season’s Greetings

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Nordic Legal Tech Day 2021, Episode 2: Stockholm

Here is my experience of NLTD events in general and what I took away from the event in Stockholm.

Tear Down the Silos that Keep Your Contracts Hostage

In this guest post, Zefort’s CEO Jussi Karttila discusses why you should not build walls around your contracts.

Nordic Legal Tech Day 2021, Episode 1: Oslo

I'm the co-organizer of the Helsinki event on the 3rd of November 2021. In order to get a feel for the event, I decided to attend the NLTD, Oslo, which was organized for the first time.

Public speaking

Heikki is a regular speaker and chair of legal tech events and webinars.

Future events

December 2, 2022 Legal tech glögit hosted by KPMG Chair
November 22, 2022 The Finnish Bar Association, Tekoäly ja digitalisaatio asianajajan työssä ja asiakkaan näkökulmasta, read more Presentation
November 17, 2022 Nordic Legal Tech Day, Helsinki
Digitalization & Development of the Legal Industry
Co-organizer and co-moderator
October 4, 2022 Legal tech glögit hosted by Dittmar Indrenius Chair, presentation
September 22, 2022 The European Circuit Annual Conference in Lisbon, The most innovative ways law firms are using data, read more Presentation

Past events

June 16, 2022 Legal tech glögit hosted by Ilves & _ment
Finnish legal tech solutions
Co-chair
May 5, 2022 GBL Alliance Conference, Helsinki
Legal tech challenges
Presentation
April 11, 2022 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Roschier
Cybersecurity, Finnish Legal Tech Map
Chair
November 4, 2021 Nordic Legal Tech Day, Helsinki
Digitalization & Development of the Legal Industry
Co-organizer and co-moderator
October 14, 2021 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Hannes Snellman
Digital Transformation of the Legal Field – A Bubble in Trouble
Chair
September 2, 2021 Legal tech glögit, hosted by EY-Law
Modern management tools for General Counsels
Chair
June 8, 2021 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Roschier
Legal tech as an investment
Chair
March 25, 2021 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Dottir
Wellbeing and productive culture
Chair
January 27, 2021 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Citrus
New ways to offer legal services
Chair
December 2, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Wiidare
Digitalization of in-house teams
Co-Chair
October 29, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by DLA Piper Helsinki
Digital transformation and legal tech solutions
Chair
September 8, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Merilampi
Modern work
Chair
August 11, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Ilves
Finnish legal tech solutions
Chair
February s, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Krogerus
The status of AI capabilities
Chair
September 8, 2020 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Merilampi
Modern work
Chair
December 4, 2019 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Hannes Snellman
Legal tech-friendly culture
Chair and workshop
October 22, 2019 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Borenius
Knowledge Management 3.0
Chair and workshop
August 22, 2019 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Castrén & Snellman
Legal design
Chair and workshop
May 14, 2019 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Roschier
Legal tech, People
Chair
April 3, 2019 Legal tech glögit, hosted by Dittmar Indrenius
People, legal tech
Chair
2018 WT Gym, Wolf Theiss
Vienna
Innovating better client experience
Speaker
2017 The British Legal Tech Forum
London
Gamification
Panel Discussion with Richard Susskind and Yu-Kai Chou
2016 Law Firm Marketing Summit
London
Gamification
Speaker



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