- Harvard Business School Leadership Programme
- Bristol IP Diploma Course
- University of Law LPC
University of Bournemouth Joint Honours, Law & Information Technology
Mark O'Conor has over 20 years’ experience of helping public and private sector clients with all aspects of IT law, particularly cloud and digital transformation, public procurement and outsourcing.
Mark is the Global Co-Chair for the Technology Sector, co-chairs the firm’s AI Group, was previously UK Managing Partner and is the Vice President of the Society for Computers and Law.
Mark advises companies and governments on digital transformation, agile development, open source, AI and cloud computing legal challenges. He has been involved in drafting and negotiating cloud computing contracts on both the provider and customer side.
In 2021, Mark assisted the UK’s Ministry of Defence on the conclusion of a new five year GBP460 million contract with Boeing Defence UK, extending existing arrangements for a logistics system critical to UK Armed Forces operations worldwide.
As a member of DLA Piper’s International Tech&Sourcing group, Mark was heavily involved in the development of AI Scorebox, a practical tool aimed to help organisations measure and understand their AI maturity, that launched in December 2021.
Mark leads DLA Piper’s relationships with British Airways, Vodafone, LEGO and KPMG. Other clients he works with include National Grid, Close Brothers and the MOD.
Mark has led on the following deals:
Awards and recognition
Mark has been ranked as an "expert" since 2002 and recent Chambers and Legal 500 entries include "maintains excellent client relationships", "first class legal acumen", "excellent IT knowledge" and the Who's Who of international IT lawyers describes Mark as "outstanding".
Publications and Media
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Memberships And Affiliations
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