Founder and CEO of Hyperscale Group Limited, Derek Southall has spent nearly 25 years in a range of leading strategic roles for a top 50 global law firm, for most of this time as a Partner and Head of Strategic Development and subsequently as Head of Digital and Innovation.
Four years ago, Derek set up Hyperscale Group, an advisory business helping clients develop strategies for and overcome challenges with technology, digital, knowledge management and innovation. Hyperscale Group works for a range of large global businesses, legal and compliance departments, professional services firms, venture capitalists, litigation funders and start ups in a range of jurisdictions around the globe.
Following over 20 years in leadership and management roles within the legal sector in both France and the UK, Joanna set up the MAPD Group with Brian Cullen in early 2020.
MAPD completed their first acquisition - the Jackson Lees Group - in March and are now looking to help other law firms to grow by removing challenges and helping to find solutions aligned to the MAPD ethos.