Minister for Home Affairs and
Minister for Law
Mr K Shanmugam was educated at Raffles Institution from 1972 to 1977. He then read law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he graduated at the top of his class with First Class Honours, in 1984. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1985.
Mr Shanmugam went into private practice and became one of the Senior Partners and Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution at Allen & Gledhill LLP, which was the largest law firm in Singapore. In 1998, he was appointed a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore at the age of 38, one of the youngest lawyers to be so appointed.
Mr Shanmugam had a successful practice and was consistently recognised in international publications, as one of the top litigation, arbitration and insolvency Counsel in Asia and Singapore. While in practice, he regularly handled trial work in major corporate, commercial and insolvency disputes, malpractice suits and inquiries; and has acted for lawyers in disciplinary inquiries as well as in criminal proceedings. Mr Shanmugam has also acted for senior government leaders in Singapore, including the current and previous Prime Ministers of Singapore, as well as for the Chief Justice of Singapore. More than 100 of the cases handled by Mr Shanmugam have been reported in the Law Reports.
Prior to accepting public office, Mr Shanmugam served in various committees and Boards, including the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law; the Raffles Institution Board of Governors; the Media Development Authority, and Sembawang Corporation Industries Ltd (a company listed on the Singapore Exchange). Mr Shanmugam was also President of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) from March 2002 to March 2009.
On 1 May 2008 Mr Shanmugam was appointed a Cabinet Minister. He is now the Minister for Home Affairs and the Minister for Law. He has also served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Global Director, Client Solutions Innovation & Engagement, Dentons Rodyk
Rocio is responsible for the Innovation & KM Solutions Programme at Dentons Rodyk – an in-house consulting team responsible for transformative and high-impact projects that leverage people, processes and technologies to improve (1) quality of work and service delivery; (2) collaboration between lawyers, staff and clients; and (3) overall value of client service delivery. The Programme has designed, tested and implemented over 30 innovative projects and solutions with an estimated combined impact of SG$3 million across all major practice groups and various key clients. Rocio practiced law for over six years in the United States, Central America and South East Asia – where she gained a deep appreciation of the collective challenges lawyers face when serving clients and complying with ethical responsibilities. She also led the Global Legal Skills (GLS) Department at Dentons Muñoz for five years, where she helped drive transformational projects firm-wide.
Legal Director, Tencent
Dr Zhao Ranran is currently leading the privacy compliance team of Tencent, with a multidisciplinary background in Public Policy, Finance and Law: he earned his Ph.D. in Finance degree from Nankai University and Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law. He has also received a variety of honorary titles as well as government grants, such as World Bank Scholar (2010), Shanghai Young Eastern Scholar (2016) and Shanghai Pujiang Talent (2016). In addition to his extensive experience in research on Data and Privacy law, he has also practiced as in-house counsel at multiple Internet giants, with a focus on cybersecurity and privacy compliance.
Chief Operating Officer, DataSpark Pte Ltd
Counsel, Clifford Chance
Lijun Chui specializes in commercial dispute resolution and regulatory investigations and enforcement. She handles a broad range of complex commercial litigation and arbitration and has experience in international and domestic arbitrations (both adhoc and under the SIAC, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules) involving the construction, shipping, oil and gas and banking sectors. Lijun has substantial experience with tech disputes and regularly advises on cybersecurity and data issues and on emerging technology such as smart contracts, blockchain and distributed ledger technology. In 2018, she was listed as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers under 40 by the Singapore Business Review.
Regional Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, Microsoft Asia
Antony leads a multi-disciplinary team of 70 professionals who are responsible for providing legal and compliance support to business groups operating in the region; industry, community and government affairs counsel to Microsoft’s in-country operations; and support for digital security, intellectual property and data protection issues. Antony joined Microsoft in 2002 in Sydney where he led the legal support for Microsoft’s businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Antony moved to Singapore in early 2006, initially working as the Regional Director for Public Sector support in Asia Pacific before taking responsibility for the CELA team for Microsoft’s businesses in South East Asia in July 2007. Antony moved to Istanbul in December 2010 to build and manage the CELA team in the Middle East and Africa and held that position until August 2017 when he returned to Singapore and his current role. Prior to joining Microsoft, Antony had responsibility for business development and operational functions across Asia and Europe as head of business affairs for BT LookSmart. Antony also worked for four years with the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a senior associate in their Hong Kong office, specializing in telecom and IT transactions across Asia. Antony started his career at Moore & Bevins (now K&L Gates) a Sydney-based full-service commercial law firm. Antony is Vice President of the Singapore Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Association for APEC, a Director on the Board of the Singapore International Mediation Center and a member of the Singapore Management University School of Law and Technology Advisory Council. Antony graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce (with commendation) and a Bachelor of Laws. Antony is admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia, and the High Court of Australia.
Managing Director, LexisNexis Southeast Asia
Gaythri is responsible for the development and execution of strategies and plans to grow the adoption of online solutions for the litigation, corporate, and academic segments across Southeast Asia. Gaythri is also a passionate advocate for the advancement of the rule of law, having led various rule of law projects in the Asia Pacific region, most recently working with the government of Maldives to publish their primary laws. She is a big believer in combining technology and the law to empower individuals for the betterment of society. As a member of the Business for the Rule of Law (B4ROL) Steering Committee, an initiative by the United Nations Global Compact, Gaythri has been a key driver of multiple consultative sessions across the world on the creation of a framework for businesses to support the rule of law. She has also actively educated and enabled businesses globally to support and respect the rule of law. Prior to leading the Southeast Asia business, Gaythri was a trained lawyer and joined LexisNexis in 2001 where she has held various roles in sales, marketing, product management, and customer discovery and insights with experience in the Malaysian, Asia Pacific and global markets.
Senior Legal Counsel, Apple Asia
Huey Tan is currently the APAC Senior Privacy Counsel for Apple Asia based in Singapore. His legal experience includes privacy and data protection, intellectual property rights, information technology, government affairs, public relations and communication, and legal and regulatory affairs (including law enforcement). Prior to Apple, Mr. Tan held senior roles at Accenture (Global Data Privacy and Compliance Lead), Skype (Global Director, APAC government and regulatory affairs), Microsoft (APAC Director of Privacy Compliance) and VP, Business Software Alliance. Mr. Tan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and has a Master’s degree in Digital Media from the University of Swansea. He is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and taught Cyber law at the LSE’s Department of Law. His experience in the APAC region began as an intellectual property lawyer at Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office, where he had gained expertise in software copyright issues representing a variety of IP owners, including games and software industry.
Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission
Zee Kin is a Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) lawyer. Prior to taking up his present appointment as Assistant Chief Executive (Personal Data Protection Commission) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, and Deputy Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission, he was Senior State Counsel and Director of Technology Law in the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers and held a concurrent appointment as Senior Director (Special Projects) in the Legal Services department of the Ministry of Communications and Information. He was also legal advisor to the Smart Nation Programme Office and the Cyber Security Agency. Before this, he was Senior Assistant Registrar and CIO cum CDO of the Supreme Court of Singapore. During his time in the Supreme Court, his administrative responsibilities included (at various times) the management of its registry, statistics unit and CISD. He managed the Supreme Court’s Shipping, Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Employment lists. He developed specialised procedures for managing IP cases, eventually collating them and issuing the Supreme Court IP Court Guide. He continues to be engaged in procedural law reform as a member of the Ministry of Law’s IP Dispute Resolution Framework Review Committee and the Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Commission.
Co-founder and Senior Partner
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
With his extensive knowledge, incisive insights and practical hands-on approach, Fikri is widely recognised as one of Indonesia’s most talented and innovative lawyers. With respect to the technology sectors, Fikri has represented both technology-focused companies, as well as investors looking to invest in these companies. Outside of the office, Fikri was one of the founders of Hukumonline.com, a pioneer in digital legal information platform in Indonesia. Hukumonline was established in 2000 as a response to the difficulty of the public in accessing legal-related information, such as laws and regulations and court decisions. Today, Hukumonline.com is the largest legal information and technology service in Indonesia, and through Juristika.com, a legal services marketplace, it offers a platform to match clients and lawyers, catering mainly to individuals and SMEs. Among his many accolades, Chambers Asia Pacific refers to him as “one of the best legal minds in Indonesia,” “extremely knowledgeable and commercially minded,” “creative and innovative,” and having an excellent reputation amongst both peers and clients.”
MIT Sloan School of Management
Mr. Karthik Mahalingam is a seasoned executive with over 17 years of entrepreneurial and strategic business experience. He spent over a decade with India’s leading law firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, where he was a senior partner, led the National Practice for Venture Capital and was Head of the Bangalore office. Before Amarchand, Karthik was Director – Legal at Omidyar Network, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on investments in consumer internet, mobile and technology, where he was part of the Investment Committee and led deals in India, South East Asia and Africa. He recently graduated from the Sloan Fellows MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has worked on 130+ deals, aggregating over $5.5B in PE, VC, M&A, IPO and corporate advisory in India, S.E.Asia and Africa. He has worked with global companies like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, SABMiller and Tata and marque VC funds like SAIF, Sequoia, Norwest and high growth startups like Quikr, Acko. He is now focused on the intersection of law, business and technology and has authored papers on LegalTech and Corporate Venture Capital. More information available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karthikmahalingam/
Co-founder & Acting CEO, Data Republic
As both a serial entrepreneur and experienced venture capitalist, Danny Gilligan is at the forefront of driving disruptive innovation in Australia’s financial services sector. Danny is Co-Founder and CEO of Data Republic, the trusted platform for secure data exchange used by leading banks, airlines and governments across Australia, Singapore and the United States. A Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure Group, Danny also manages $100 million fund backing disruptive technology ventures whose growth can be accelerated through a strategic relationship with Westpac, the fund’s lead investor. Danny’s passion for disruptive fintech extends to his role as a founding director of Stone & Chalk, an independent not-for-profit Fintech hub whose overarching objective is to help foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Fintech start-ups in Australia.
Head of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Komal is a seasoned professional with over fifteen years of experience in the field of legal operations management, business development and regulatory compliance; and brings with her a proficiency in use of technology and process. Before joining the Firm, she was Vice President at Integreon Managed Solutions. She has experience in building teams and in developing and streamlining systems with proven ability to enhance operational effectiveness and best practices. She will assist in incubation of innovative ideas at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in the ‘innovation lab’, which is a broader initiative of exploring cutting edge technology and different delivery models to the practice of law. Komal holds a BA degree from Rohilkhand University, 2001 and has also done her LLB from ILS Law College Pune, 2004 being a ‘gold medalist’ for being ranked 1st in Pune University.
Deputy Director (Technology Governance Office), IMDA
Ivan heads the Technology Governance Office at IMDA, which looks into issues arising from the intersection of technology and governance/regulations. The Technology Governance Office is also responsible for IMDA’s joint efforts with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in forging Singapore’s new international agreements and partnerships for the digital economy (Digital Economy Agreements) – it aims to establish international rules, set benchmarks and align standards in wide-ranging and critical aspects of the digital economy, including artificial intelligence and digital identities. Ivan is also part of IMDA’s review of the Electronic Transactions Act (ETA). The review ensures that the ETA continues to be progressive, facilitates innovation and electronic transactions in the Digital Economy, and supports Singapore’s Digital Government efforts. Prior to his policy foray, Ivan was a lawyer and commenced private practice with Shook Lin & Bok before joining Baker McKenzie. At the Info-communications Development Authority (IDA) and subsequently IMDA, he built up Technology, Media and Telecommunications experience advising on a range of regulatory issues, industry development initiatives and ICT projects, before leading legal advisory for Media Regulatory, Cyber-Security and Industry Development.
Executive Education Fellow, NUS School of Computing
Claudia has accumulated over 18 years of financial industry expertise. She held various management functions across the globe in the U.S., U.K., Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore. Claudia possesses deep knowledge in FinTech/emerging technologies, risk management, regulatory and legal practices, project management, consulting and vendor management. Her career has been with top-notch institutions like State Street Bank, ABN AMRO, ING and NN Group. Since June 2019 she works at SC Ventures as the innovation arm of Standard Chartered Bank. Claudia is a Fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS) and a frequent speaker at international conferences on FinTech related topics and emerging technologies (e.g. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, ‘Big Data’ & Data Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, Digital Transformation). She gives trainings to corporates, senior executives and undergraduates. Claudia holds a LL.M. degree in Chinese Business Law as well as a M.Sc. in Economics and Operations Research. In her spare time, she is a mentor and advisor to several startups in Singapore, President of the German Association Singapore, studies Chinese and when time permits practices molecular home cooking as a licensed baker.
Managing Legal Engineer
Since completing his law degree, Paven has gained a broad range of experience by utilising different types of legal technologies, to develop cutting edge solutions. He has contributed towards the development of the Legal Engineering role at Pinsent Masons by training and managing the Legal Engineering team. Paven is also a self-taught Python programmer and is keen to discuss different ways in which programming languages can be used to enhance the delivery of legal services.
Head of Legal Technology, Ashurst
Tae is an accomplished legal practitioner having practiced corporate law for 15 years with the Ashurst corporate team and previously with Osler in Canada. He focused on unregulated M&A and commercial contracting in the technology, finance and infrastructure sectors. For the past five years Tae has led Ashurst’s global Legal Technology team. He has used his legal expertise to design, build and roll out numerous innovative new work legal processes incorporating machine learning, expert systems, document automation and process automation. Tae also has deep expertise in cryptocurrency and distributed ledger applications, and is a member of the advisory board for digital media fintech Paperchain. Tae was featured in the Australasian Lawyer ‘Hot List’ and was shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Lawyer Innovation Award.
Head of Discovery, Luminance
Kimberley has been with Luminance since its launch in September 2016, working with top-tier clients around the globe. She was responsible for setting up Luminance’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, situated in Singapore. Kimberley is now Head of Discovery, overseeing Luminance’s eDiscovery practice, designed to assist lawyers with investigations and electronic discovery, which has been used across four continents in less than a year.
Managing Director, Asia, iManage
Sanjay brings more than 30 years of experience running software companies, with his main focus being on operations, sales and business development. In his current role he is responsible for developing the iManage business throughout Asia, leveraging and working closely with the current Partner community, expanding the Partner ecosystem, and managing customer/prospect relationships across all iManage solutions and product sets. Sanjay has a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and an M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. He currently resides in Bangalore, India.
Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer
Supreme Court of Singapore
Tan Ken Hwee currently oversees the transformation, digitalisation, innovation and technology plans of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts of the Republic of Singapore. Before taking on this role, Ken Hwee was the Chief Prosecutor at the Financial and Technology Crime Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and led the prosecution of white-collar offences ranging from corruption to financial and securities fraud, as well as technology-related crimes. Ken Hwee graduated from the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore in 1994. In 2000, he obtained his LL.M. from Columbia University, focussing on technology law and public international law.
CEO & Founder, Legal Mosaic
Mark Cohen is the CEO of Legal Mosaic (www.legalmosaic.com), a legal business consultancy; Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Law School; regular contributor to Forbes where he has a column on the global legal marketplace. Mark was recently re-appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law to continue to serve as the inaugural LIFTED “Catalyst-in-Residence” and, concurrently, to serve as the “Editor-in-Chief” of its forthcoming White Paper on Legal Skills Required in the Digital Age. Mark’s LegalMosaic blog has a global following and was honored by the American Bar Association as one of the 50 outstanding worldwide legal blogs in their inaugural “Web 100.” He is a sought-after keynote speaker and has addressed audiences across five continents. Mark has focused on “the business of law” since the turn of the millennium. Prior to that, he was a civil trial lawyer. During his years of practice he was a highly decorated Assistant United States Attorney, BigLaw Partner, founder of a multi-city national litigation boutique, outside General Counsel, and federally appointed Receiver of an international aviation parts company conducting business on four continents. Mark was an early adopter of legal tech as well as fixed-price billing, flex-time, and an agile workforce.
Associate Legal Counsel, Pundi X
Sri Balan is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, called to the Bar in August 2016. While most of his peers in law school were looking towards securing a training contract in large firms, he made a conscious decision to join a small firm to understand legal practice end to end. It is this crucial decision that allowed him to obtain diverse practice exposure. To date, he has handled wide range of cases from administrative, civil, criminal, shipping, matrimonial, conveyancing, employment, trust, syariah, insolvency, and bankruptcy and arbitration matters. At present, Sri Balan advises Pundi X Pte. Ltd. full-time. Pundi X is a blockchain/cryptocurrency payment services provider, and he acts for the company on contentious and non-contentious issues. Among other things, he advises Pundi X on corporate commercial law, regulatory developments including the Payments Services Act, Data Protection, Compliance (including KYC AML/CFT obligations). It is curiosity and not calling that led him to read Political Science in NUS (2002), and 10 years later, Law in NUS as well. The same curiosity led him to become a military analyst (2002-2007), educator (2008-2012) and now a reader on blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies.
Head of Product, Luminance
Priya Bains is Head of Product at Luminance, the artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. She is responsible for overseeing the business and strategic development of Luminance In-House, which is built for in-house legal teams to manage their contract negotiation workflows. Priya has worked with organisations across the globe to drive product development and implement the use of Luminance in their day-to-day processes.
APAC Managing Director
Luis has 21 years of experience in the digital transformation of industrial enterprises and has been involved with over 55 customers in heavy industries (Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Manufacturing). His focus is in advisory and transformation – how to extract value from ERP, Analytics, Industrial IOT, GIS, Control Systems, Historians and AI solutions – for enterprise clients in the Asia-Pacific, North/ South America, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Element AI, Luis was the VP & Chief Customer Success Officer at GE Digital, responsible for delivery of all GE Digital Projects in APAC. He was formerly the GE Power VP & Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the Power Digital division’s P&L in Asia. Before that he spent 15 years working in the SAP industrial solutions environment for Energy and Resources practices, with 10 of those years in digital advisory for Accenture and Deloitte. Luis has a graduate diploma from MIT with a double major undergraduate degree in Commerce and Computer Science from the University of Victoria as well as a specialization in Asian studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Founder and CEO, Tookitaki
Abhishek is responsible for strategy, product and revenue growth, and serves on the company’s board. Holding a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southern California, Abhishek worked with JP Morgan, New York, as an associate before founding Tookitaki. He also worked in DoubleClick, a subsidiary of Google as a software engineer. He loves to solve puzzles and is an avid reader.
Director Policy, Tech & Trustmark, Personal Data Protection Commission
Ms. Evelyn Goh is responsible for the formulation of policy and regulatory frameworks for personal data protection, as well as issuance of advisory guidelines under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act. She also oversees data and AI policies, as well as the data protection ecosystem development focusing on the implementation of the national trustmark certification and data protection technology guidance. In addition, Evelyn is also responsible for strategic bilateral and multilateral international engagements of the Commission and participates in fora such as the Asia Pacific Privacy Authority (APPA) Forum and the APEC Data Protection Subgroup (DPS) meeting where she is responsible for Singapore’s participation in the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRR) Systems. Prior to her current role, Evelyn was the Director of Strategic Planning at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (“IDA”) where she was responsible for the corporate planning, research and statistics unit. She was also the Director of International at the IDA where she represented Singapore at various international ICT forums and served as the Convenor of the Liberalisation Steering Group at the APEC TEL Working Group.
Regional Head of Legal & Compliance, Data, Intellectual Property, Technology & Operations, Support Units, DBS Bank
Jeffery leads DBS’ legal and compliance approach to data, AI, ecosystem, innovation and intellectual property initiatives. As a proponent of AI and data governance in DBS, Jeffery has developed the responsible data use framework, (also known as “PURE”), which won in the Strategy and Changing Behaviour Category of the 2019 edition of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. Currently, he is also driving the development of DBS’ model governance framework. Prior to DBS, he was Managing Director, Head of Controls and Regulatory Reform in Financial Markets Compliance, and Regional Head of Legal & Compliance, ASEAN, at Standard Chartered Bank. Earlier in his career, Jeffery headed various local and regional compliance portfolios at JPMorgan Chase Bank, and was with the Banking Supervisory Department in the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Microsoft Asia
Marcus works with Microsoft’s teams and the company’s stakeholders across more than fifteen markets in the region to advance public policies for trusted, responsible and inclusive digital transformation. This encompasses a wide range of issues at the intersection of technology and society, including the responsible use of artificial intelligence, privacy, the digital transformation of industries, and the future of work. Before joining Microsoft, Marcus worked for the World Bank on digital economy and trade issues, in Singapore and Geneva. He also served as an Australian diplomat, with assignments in Geneva at the World Trade Organization, and in Bangkok working on regional economic cooperation programs.
Privacy and Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Simon is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law. Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman’s teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Professor Chesterman is the author or editor of seventeen books, including Law and Practice of the United Nations (with Ian Johnstone and David M. Malone, OUP, 2016); One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011); You, The People (OUP, 2004); and Just War or Just Peace? (OUP, 2001). He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority – including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, the changing role of intelligence agencies, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence and big data. He also writes on legal education and higher education more generally.
Head of TMT Practice, Rajah & Tann LLP
Rajesh Sreenivasan heads the Technology Media and Telecommunications Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He has been advising clients on matters relating to cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications, electronic commerce, IT contracts, digital forensics and digital media for over 20 years. His clients include financial institutions, state governments, multinational corporations in the telecoms, computer hardware and software sectors, government-linked companies and statutory boards. On the regional front, Rajesh has been engaged by the ASEAN Secretariat to facilitate a pan-ASEAN forum on legislative and regulatory reforms to collectively address convergence of IT, telecoms and broadcasting across all 10 member countries, and by the Commonwealth Secretariat to co-lead an e-government capacity building exercise involving all member Caribbean nations. Rajesh is also the contributing author for the Singapore chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s Data Protection Laws of the World since 2010. Rajesh has been cited as a leading TMT lawyer by all major legal ranking directories.
Maurice Rabb is the Founder and Managing Editor of LegalTechJapan.com and runs the Tokyo Chapter of Legal Hackers. Maurice is an international business lawyer, human resources professional, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University Law School, Japan Campus. He has more than 15 years of experience living and working in Japan.
Founding Executive Director, Hong Kong University LITE Programme
Brian, through Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI), provides inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions that reinforce professionalism, efficiency and innovation to foster trust and integrity. At global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and at international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley, Brian advised on some of the world’s largest and first-ever financial services and technology capital markets and M&A deals from China, as well as on project bonds and microfinance. Brian is co-chair of the RegTech Committee of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and on the IEEE AI Ethics Initiative’s Policy Panel. He is also an author to the upcoming The RegTech Book on AI Responsibility Frameworks and has authored chapters in The FinTech Book (Wiley) and Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation (Cambridge). Brian has recently been appointed an adjunct associate professor to spearhead Hong Kong University’s new Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE) programme. Brian graduated from The University of Western Australia with a combined Bachelors of Arts and Laws (with honours) and from New York University School of Law with a Masters of Laws.
LegalTech Director, Skolkovo Foundation
Anton is a member of FLIP, ELTA, and SOLIA (APAC). He is also currently advisor to the President of IPCHAIN Association, Pravoved.ru and other LegalTech startups, and is a business innovation and business development consultant for startups and corporations. At Skolkovo, he is responsible for promoting startups in the Russian and international markets and is a business mentor at Skolkovo, Startup.Network, Startup Tour and Startup Village. He is currently a member of the Commission on the Legal Support of Digital Economy at the Russian Association of Lawyers. Anton also authored the “LegalTech and Innovation management in Law” Course at the “Digital Economy” Department of the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property and lectures at the Russian University of Economics, “Blockchain Lawyers” course. He has deep experience in process efficiency methodologies (ITIL/CobiT/CMM/Lean and others).
Lecturer, School of Law, Singapore Management University
Jerrold writes about the law using a mix of English, legalese, Python, and linear algebra. Fields of legal research closest to what he writes about are law and technology, computational and empirical legal studies, and artificial intelligence law. He teaches the Law of Torts and Business Law at the Singapore Management University. He also leads data science research and development at Lex Quanta, a Singapore-based legal analytics startup.
Executive Director, SAL Ventures
Paul is the COO at the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) – the promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal sector – and also the Executive Director of SAL Ventures – SAL’s subsidiary to support the growth of “Future Law” enterprises. Paul is the Founder of the Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), Singapore’s national initiative to establish a legal tech ecosystem and to help the legal community innovate new models for the delivery of legal services in the future economy. Prior to joining SAL, Paul served as the CEO of Next U, the executive education subsidiary of Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Paul was also a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where he undertook strategic consulting in the financial services, public sector and corporate development practice areas. An engineer by training, Paul began his career as a military engineer in the Singapore Armed Forces. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering and was awarded the MIT Graduate Fellowship Award. Paul also holds a Master of Engineering in Sensors and Smart Structures Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Paul is an accredited mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute.
Global Head of Innovation and Business Change, Clifford Chance
Bas Boris is also Partner in the Amsterdam Financial Markets Group and the Co-Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Amsterdam. His practice focuses on the financial sector and he has extensive experience with Dutch and international financial institutions, FinTech companies as well as supervisory authorities. In his role of Global Head of Innovation & Business Change, Bas Boris drives the new service delivery and business models developed by Clifford Chance in the legal tech and reg tech space.
Pontus has worked across the region and has helped clients such as Johnson & Johnson, the Ayala Group, Caltex, Singtel, Manila Water and SCG address the challenges of innovation and new growth. He has worked across a range of markets, particularly in India, Singapore, Australia, China, the Philippines, UK, Turkey and Thailand. Pontus speaks and writes regularly on the topic of innovation, and he is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review article “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days” published in 2014 and the MIT Sloan Management Review article “The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia” published in 2016. Prior to joining Innosight, Pontus was the CEO of a biotech company that was founded together with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Before his biotech career Pontus worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Hamburg. Pontus has a MBA (honors) from the Helsinki School of Economics, MPhil (honors) from Cambridge University in International Relations, MPhil (honors) from Glasgow University in Russian and East European Studies and a BA in History from Hamilton college.
Partner and Deputy Head of TMT, Rajah & Tann
Steve has been recognized as a leading lawyer for TMT work in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010 to 2019; the Practical Law Company Which Lawyer; and Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 to 2019. Steve is cited as a leading lawyer for Technology law in Best Lawyers 2013 to 2019, The International Who’s Who of Telecoms and Media Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Data. Steve won Corporate Live Wire Legal Awards 2015 ‘Communication Lawyer of the Year’. Steve is cited as “one of the best in the field of personal data protection” in Legal 500 2017. Steve achieved top 10 in the Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Award 2019. Steve was additionally picked as a top 30 individual practitioner worldwide for Privacy and Data Protection in Best of the Best Global Expert Guide 2019. Steve is additionally Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty of NUS, teaching Privacy & Data Protection law. Steve is the author of a chapter in the 2nd edition of ‘Data Protection Law in Singapore – Privacy and Sovereignty in an Interconnected World’ on the topic ‘Data Protection and New Technologies’.
Deputy Director (Fintech & Innovation Group), Monetary Authority of Singapore
Jo is the payments policy lead at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is project director for the recently enacted Payment Services Act. At the FinTech & Innovation Group (FTIG) of MAS, she is also responsible for promoting safe and efficient payment solutions. Prior to joining FTIG as Deputy Director, Jo was Assistant General Counsel at the MAS Legal Department. In that role she advised extensively on financial services regulations and free trade agreements. Her private practice experience was at Allen & Gledhill and Amica Law. Jo graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) Degree, and is called to the Singapore Bar. She has a Master of Laws from University College London, and is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales.
Managing Director, Consigclear LLC
Adrian is a senior lawyer with experience in intellectual property, media, technology, and entertainment, having spent 18 years handling various aspects of the games business, both as an external lawyer and in-house. His most recent corporate position was Asia, Africa & Middle East general counsel for a Fortune 500 company. Adrian now uses his experience to help businesses solve problems, manage their risk, and get deals done through Consigclear LLC, a Singapore law firm he founded whose name evidences the drive to be a counsellor and trusted advisor. Consigclear has recently been recognised in the inaugural State of Legal Innovation in the Asia Pacific Report 2019 for innovation in both operation and service delivery. Beyond practice, Adrian gives back to the community, including as a business and startup mentor for IMDA via PIXEL, a member of the Infocomm Technology Advisory panel to the Singapore Red Cross, and as an honorary legal advisor to various other organizations.
Deputy Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government), Prime Minister’s Office
Kok Yam is responsible for the plans to realise impactful projects for Smart Nation, raise quality and inter-operability of Government IT and Smart systems, grow ICT-related capabilities for Government, and engage citizens and businesses to be part of the Smart Nation journey. He is also a Deputy Secretary in Strategy Group and oversees issues related to data, technology and climate change. Prior to his current role, Kok Yam served in a number of other Ministries within the Singapore Public Service. As the Director of Manpower in the Ministry of Defence, he was in charge of both the human resource and national service policies of the Singapore Armed Forces. He also served previously in the Ministry of National Development and the Ministry of Education, dealing with public housing and higher education policies respectively. Mr Tan is an engineer by training, having graduated from the University College London in 1997 with a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. He also completed the 1-year Sloan Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Fulbright Scholar.
Chief Legal Officer, Razer
Wei Pin is responsible for Razer’s global legal activities including intellectual property, corporate secretarial matters and regulatory compliance. Mr. Choo also oversees zVentures – Razer’s corporate ventures arm. He has been Company Secretary of the Company since July 2015. Mr. Choo serves as a director in certain subsidiaries of the Company, namely RazerVentures Holdings Pte. Ltd., ZVF1 Pte. Ltd., ZVMidas Pte. Ltd. and Razer Pay Holdings Pte. Ltd. Mr. Choo was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore in May 1998 and has more than 18 years of experience as a legal practitioner. Prior to joining Razer, from 2012 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President, Company Secretary and Head of Legal and Secretariat of CapitaMalls Asia Limited (a company previously listed on both Singapore Exchange Limited (Stock Code: JS8) and the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 6813)), following which Mr. Choo served as Senior Vice President, Legal of CapitaLand Limited until 2014. Mr. Choo graduated from the University of Leicester with a bachelor’s degree in law in May 1996 and completed the Master of Business Administration program at The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles in June 2002.
Partner (Health & Life Sciences), Oliver Wyman
Jeremy advises senior officials at public sector agencies and has extensive experience consulting and advising multinational private and NGO clients on national and regional strategies for go-to-market plans and implementation, government engagement and public-private partnerships. He teaches at the National University of Singapore (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Duke-NUS medical school), and in 2013 authored Myth or Magic: The Singapore Healthcare System, a book that draws lessons from the Singapore health system for health reform efforts in other countries. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Jeremy trained in surgery and public health. Jeremy chairs the steering committee of NIHA (NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia), an initiative to strengthen health policy research and education in Asia and sits on the Behavioral Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University, Centre for Health Informatics (NUS) and Next Age Institute (NUS) advisory boards. He also contributes as immediate past President of the Fulbright Association (Singapore) and convener for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Singapore alumni. He is a volunteer physician with HealthServe, a Singapore NGO catering to the health needs of migrant workers.
Deputy Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Damien is currently heading the Technology Infrastructure Office under the FinTech & Innovation Group (FTIG) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that is responsible for regulatory policies and strategies for developing safe and efficient technology enabled infrastructures for the financial sector. Prior to this role, he led the team at MAS on technology risk management and cyber security policies. Before joining MAS, he was a senior manager in InfoAssurance at the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and led the security domain under IDA’s Singapore Government Technology (ICT) Reference Model (SG-TRM) program for public sector-wide interoperability and standardisation. He was also one of the co-founders for (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, and the chapter’s vice president until 2014.
School of Law, Singapore Management University
Siyuan obtained his LLB (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (“NUS”). Siyuan pupilled at Drew & Napier LLC and was awarded the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer international clerkship before joining the Supreme Court of Singapore as a Justices’ Law Clerk. In 2008, he was appointed an Assistant Registrar, and heard matters relating to civil procedure and insolvency. While in the Supreme Court, he was hired as an adjunct faculty at NUS (teaching two courses, International Legal Process and Evidence Law) and Singapore Management University School of Law (“SMU”) (teaching two sections of Legal Research & Writing). Siyuan joined SMU on a full-time basis in 2009 under the Faculty Development Scholarship and obtained his LLM at Harvard University the following year. He has since published books and articles locally and abroad, and he has established research and teaching interests in Evidence Law (particularly in relation to criminal proceedings), as well as Appellate Advocacy (moot court). Some of his works in this regarded have been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal. He is also occasionally drawn to interesting developments in Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Public International Law, Legal Theory, and Family Law.
Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk
Gilbert has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements in relation to distribution of goods/services, procurement and tenders, manufacturing arrangements, acquisition of hardware, software development, licensing, maintenance, acquisition of intellectual property such as trademark and patents, computer turnkey projects, consultancy services, IP structuring, Internet related transactions cloud computing and E-commerce. In particular, he has advised on disputes arising as between telecommunication licensees, application for licences, market access and infrastructural issues. Gilbert has also been very active in the field of data privacy/protection matters, having acted for large financial institutions, healthcare providers, and industrial companies. As a member of the Legal Sub-Committee of the National Internet Advisory Committee, Gilbert participated in the drafting to the “Model Data Protection Code for the Private Sector”. Gilbert’s IP litigation experience includes copyright (software) suits, patent infringements as well as obtaining and executing search & seizure warrants. Additionally, he has prosecuted parties under a fiat from the Attorney General for offences under both the Trade Marks Act and Copyright Act. Gilbert also attends to hearings before the Trade Mark registry. In addition to his legal qualifications, Gilbert also holds a Certificate in Computer Programming and Information Processing from the City & Guilds of London Institute.
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Daniel teaches and researches on information technology law and infocommunications law. Between 2001 and 2003, he was concurrently the Director of Research, Technology Law Development Group at the Singapore Academy of Law. He graduated with firsts from NUS and Oxford, where he received the Rupert Cross Prize in 1994. He received his doctoral degree from Stanford Law School, where he used machine learning, natural language processing and big data techniques to conduct research on copyright takedown notices. While he was at Stanford, he was a non-residential fellow with the Center for Legal Infomatics (CodeX). Daniel was previously a partner and head of the technology practice at Messrs Rajah & Tann. He was amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal of Singapore in the case of Chwee Kin Keong & Ors v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd, the leading Singapore case on unilateral mistake in the digital environment. Daniel is also an active consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, where he has researched, delivered papers and published monographs on copyright exceptions for academic institutions, music copyright in the Asia Pacific and the liability of Internet intermediaries.
Titus is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in private practice and as a general counsel across Australasia, Europe and Asia. He has worked in global listed companies as well as start-ups on a range of matters including general corporate and commercial, business advisory and strategic risk and compliance. Titus has a keen interest in the technology, media and telecoms space and has worked at Powa Technologies, Expedia Inc., British Sky Broadcasting, King & Wood Mallesons, Mercury Energy, and Russell McVeagh. Titus holds an Executive MBA from Cass Business School, United Kingdom and LLB, BSocSc (International Politics) degree from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Executive Director of Legal Technology, Bucerius Law School
Dirk Hartung is the Executive Director of Legal Technology at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. He joined his alma mater in 2014 as a member of the management team. He develops the technology education program for the school and is the Academic Director for their summer program on legal technology and operations. He is a co-author of two joint studies between Bucerius Law School and Boston Consulting Group on legal technology and operations. His other research interests include computational legal studies with a focus on data science and natural language processing. He teaches Machine Learning in Law, Data Science for Lawyers and Hands on Legal Technology. Dirk is a co-founder of the European Legal Tech Association and the Hamburg chapter of Legal Hackers.
Partner and Co-CEO, Ashurst Digital Ventures, Ashurst LLP
Tara advises on US and UK law for a wide range of corporate and financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, high growth & VC financings, listed company transactions and debt and equity capital markets transactions. She leads Ashurst’s high growth & VC team in London and is a key member of the firm’s fintech and distributed ledger technology & crypto asset practices. She has written several articles and speaks regularly at industry events on these topics. In her role as co-CEO of Ashurst Digital Ventures, Tara is responsible for the firm’s in-house development and investment arm of Ashurst Advance, providing innovative technology-led solutions to clients. Tara is a technology specialist having spent seven years architecting and developing web-based platforms for businesses in the new media and technology industries in NYC prior to moving to London as a lawyer. She was named on Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Power List 2017 and is shortlisted for Legal Innovator of the Year at the 2019 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards. She is also a mentor for the Barclays Techstars FinTech accelerator programme. Tara is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.
Alexis is the cofounder of Legalese, a LegalTech startup that applies computer science to contract generation, management, and execution. She describes herself as a recovering lawyer, frustrated project consultant, and amateur programmer. She received her LL.B from Queen Mary, University of London, and is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2013). In her former life, she practised intellectual property law, general corporate, IT and commercial litigation in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, one of the top law firms in Asia.
Managing Partner, Joyce A. Tan & Partners
Joyce A. Tan is managing partner of the firm she established in 1998, a business-focused commercial law practice, with strengths in TMT and IP. Joyce has pioneered many cutting-edge deals of its time, particularly those involving electronic payment systems, and the use of innovative technology and telecommunications networks. She is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous legal publications including Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer, amongst others.
Partner and Head of AI Practice, Baker McKenzie
Ben is a technology and IP lawyer based in London. A Rhodes Scholar, he has twice been named in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” lawyers (in 2019 and 2012), along with being named E-Commerce Lawyer of the Year (UK) in the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011 and Assistant Solicitor of the Year in the British Legal Awards in 2009. Ranked in the major directories, Chambers 2018 describes Ben as “a much sought after copyright, brands and designs expert with an emphasis on digital media” and notes his “powers of analysis and quick turnaround.” Legal 500 2018 lists Ben as a “special[ist] In contentious and regulatory IP matters” and comments that “he is sharp and knows how to outwit the other side.” Ben also leads Baker McKenzie’s Global IP & Technology Practice and is also the Firm’s partner in charge of Global R&D. Ben works with clients on matters involving the cross-over space of media, IP and technology. His practice has a particular focus on artificial intelligence, data protection, copyright and technology disputes. He has a particular expertise in intermediary liability issues. He also has an academic background in the application of legal and ethical systems to artificial intellects. Ben also has considerable lobbying experience, and has conducted oral advocacy in the Copyright Tribunal, High Court and County Court on behalf of his clients.
Senior Fellow, Law and Development Institute, Peking University of China
Dr Hong Yanqing is the Senior Fellow at the Law and Development Institute, Peking University of China. He focuses on data protection, cross-border data flow and cybersecurity related legal issues. He now leads the standardization project on personal data protection under the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China, and acts as deputy head of the drafting task force for Guidelines for Data Cross-Border Transfer Security Assessment. He regularly participates in bilateral and multilateral dialogues on cyber-related issues, such as the China-EU Digital Economy and Cybersecurity Expert Working Group which is organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China and DG Connect of the EU Commission. Before joining Peking University, he worked in the Cyberspace Administration of China on issues relating to international cooperation and cybersecurity. He received his Ph.D. in Law from the School of Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Head of Access and Connectivity Policy for Asia Pacific, Facebook
Tenzin Dolma Norbhu is Head of Facebook’s Access and Connectivity Policy for Asia Pacific. Prior to Facebook, Ms Norbhu was ICT Policy Advisor, having worked as a lead ICT policy specialist in the World Bank Group in several countries across Africa, East and South Asia. Her work focused on ICT sector reforms; broadband policy regulatory and investment issues; transformative use of ICT for public sector reforms and ICT industry development. Before the World Bank, Ms Norbhu worked for the Royal Government of Bhutan in the communications sector in telecommunications operations, policy and planning and as head of the telecommunications regulatory agency.
Chief Software Engineer, Accenture
Adam Burden is Accenture’s Chief Software Engineer, responsible for guiding the strategy and operations of more than 35,000 software and system engineers. Adam is also the global lead of Accenture’s Intelligent Software Engineering Services and serves as the ASEAN Innovation lead and on the Growth Markets Core Leadership Team. With Accenture for 27 years, Adam has been part of numerous pioneering engagements, including serving as lead architect for the world’s largest wholesale electricity market. He became a managing director in 2004 and senior managing director in 2015. He is a certified Solution Architect, Delivery Lead and Master Technical Architect with specializations spanning legacy modernization, cloud native applications, DevOps, automation engineering and enterprise architecture. Adam has also held client account leadership and technical account leadership positions. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.
Founder and President of Firmitas Cyber Solutions
Rami is an expert in Cyber Technology Strategic Methods, and founded Firmitas Cyber Solutions – focusing on providing a unique technological approach for the security of mission-critical infrastructure sector & Internet of Things. Prior to his current position, he was the head of the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office. Rami has served in the Israel Defence Forces for more than twenty-eight years. He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence. He also has 18 years of civilian experience and has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the Cyber-Security, High Tech and Bio-Technology sectors. Rami is a Senior Cyber Fellow in Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security in Tel-Aviv University. He is also an Associate in the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and an advisory board member at Securonix – an industry-leading platform for security analytics that provides advanced monitoring and threat detection capability.
Chairman, Ensign InfoSecurity
Fook Sun is Chairman of Ensign Infosecurity and was first appointed as a Board member of Quann World in August 2017. He is the Chairman of the Building and Construction Authority. He sits on the boards of DSO National Laboratories, SMRT Corporation Ltd and Great Eastern Holdings Limited. He is also the Corporate Advisor to Temasek International Advisors Pte. Ltd. Mr Lee was appointed Deputy CEO of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd in December 2014, a role he held concurrently with President of Defence Business for the ST Engineering Group. He joined Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited in December 2000, and was the President of ST Electronics from 15 August 2009 to 31 December 2016. He has been with ST Engineering Group for 17 years until he retired on 30 June 2017. Prior to joining ST Electronics, he served in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) as Director of Joint Intelligence Directorate from 1996 to 2000. He held the rank of Brigadier-General when he retired from active military service. He was conferred the Honorary Fellowship from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO), in recognition of his contributions to the engineering profession and industry.
Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Practice, Allen & Gledhill
Stanley Lai is a specialist in all forms of Intellectual Property litigation and enforcement. He also maintains a commercial litigation practice, and regularly advises and represents clients on information technology disputes. He advises a large number of local and foreign clients on branding strategy, and general IP portfolio management and domain name protection. His practice has also extended to advising bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies on issues of regulatory/ethical compliance, clinical trials, product recall and product liability. World Trademark Review 1000 (2017) recognises Stanley as “an unstoppable force in high-stakes courtroom battles and a master of IT matters”. Stanley is currently the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre IP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal, and a director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore and serves as a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre. In January 2010, Stanley was appointed Senior Counsel.
Sophie specialises in cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, takeovers and joint ventures, and advises on a mix of corporate strategic transactions and financial sponsor deals across Southeast Asia. She has specialist expertise in the financial services, consumer and technology sectors. As one of the firm’s global co-heads of innovation, Sophie has a keen interest in promoting the development of Singapore’s start-up ecosystem and advises several start-ups and entrepreneurs. Sophie began her career in London, where she trained and worked for five years. In 2010, Sophie spent three months in Jakarta on a secondment to PT Astra International, Indonesia’s largest conglomerate, assisting on the legal aspects of many of the group’s businesses.
Head of Product Design & Delivery, Thomson Reuters
James is accountable for product development and the integration of emerging legal technology solutions to benefit clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India and the Middle East at Thomson Reuters. James’ global journey at Thomson Reuters commenced in the USA, as co-inventor and design patent for Westlaw, a global multi-billion dollar solution. As Vice President, Product and Partner Management for Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services, James then led the team which designed and built Thomson Reuters eDiscovery Point which was awarded the LegalTech News 2016 ‘New Product of the Year’ award in the USA. James is recognized as an inventor on patents in legal design and technology. He has designed and launched products in the USA, UK, and Australia including a multi-application collaboration and messaging solution platform for Thomson Reuters and cloud-enabled legal and tax applications. James has also consulted on the creation of web-based solutions in Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Canada and partners with start-ups on AI, big data and design thinking.
General Counsel, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Paul heads the Legal Department, which oversees legal matters in MAS and supports all departments in discharging the functions of MAS. This includes advising on issues emanating from MAS’s role as a central bank and financial regulator. Before assuming the role of General Counsel, Paul was Executive Director of the Market Conduct Department and Corporate Finance & Consumer Department, where he oversaw capital markets issues relating to corporate finance, market misconduct enforcement and consumer interests. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer at the Institute of Banking and Finance and Head of Strategic Development Division in the Development Group in MAS. Mr. Yuen graduated from the National University of Singapore and is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
President, Global Technology Markets, Exiger
Brandon Daniels is the President of Global Technology Markets at Exiger. A regulatory expert and technology practitioner, Brandon brings more than 15 years in senior management across the financial services, life sciences and energy sectors. He has a reputation for technological innovation in regulatory investigations and compliance management. Brandon joined Exiger from Clutch Group, where he served as President and was responsible for litigation and investigations, compliance and risk management services. In this role, Brandon managed some of the largest investigatory and regulatory matters to date, including advising on the LIBOR, Panama Papers financial crime risk, Foreign Exchange manipulation and ISDAFix industry probes. Brandon was the architect for many complex data analytics workstreams and products including: analyzing thousands of derivatives transactions, bringing together two billion structured and unstructured data points, to identify gaps in controls and conduct; developing a predictive model and graph database to rank several hundred thousand offshore companies for potential tax and corruption risk; and the development of a cutting-edge contract analytics solution designed to convert agreements into key operational data points. Prior to joining Clutch Group, Brandon served as VP and Global Head of Litigation and Investigations at CPA Global where he led the growth of the legal services division defining, building and delivering innovative and award winning solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.
Managing Director and Head, Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat, DBS
Lam Chee Kin is accountable for the team which manages the legal and regulatory risk of DBS across legal entities, segments and geographies. Prior to joining, he held various legal and compliance portfolios in Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan, Rajah & Tann and Allen & Gledhill, including a stint as Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia for JPMorgan. Chee Kin currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Singapore Management University School of Law, the Advisory Panel to the NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law, and the Data Protection Advisory Committee of Singapore. In 2015, Chee Kin was recognised as a Distinguished Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance in the field of compliance.
Principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Ken is a member of Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow’s IPTech, International Commercial & Trade and Competition Practice Groups. Ken has more than 20 years of practicing in the areas of IT, telecommunications, intellectual property, trade and commerce, and competition law matters. He routinely assists clients, mostly governments and multinational corporations, in large-scale procurement, outsourcing and regional transactions, and provides sound advice on privacy and e-commerce matters. He is regularly ranked as a leading ITC and competition lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and Asialaw. Ken is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an accredited mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group in the United Kingdom. Ken is admitted to practice at the Singapore, Californian and English Bars and is a regular speaker on data protection laws and is an IAPP Certified International Privacy Professional (FIP, CIPP(A), CIPT, CIPM).
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. With many scientists participating in experiments at CERN and returning to their laboratories around the world, these scientists were eager to exchange data and results but had difficulties doing so. Sir Tim understood this need, and understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet.
Sir Tim documented what was to become the World Wide Web with the submission of a proposal specifying a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to people. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had specified the three fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web (and which you may have seen appear on parts of your Web browser): HTML, URL, and HTTP.
He also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb?“) and the first Web server (“?httpd“). By the end of 1990, the first Web page was served. By 1991, people outside of CERN joined the new Web community, and in April 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web technology would be available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis.
Since that time, the Web has changed the world, arguably becoming the most powerful communication medium the world has ever known. Whereas only roughly one-third of the people on the planet are currently using the Web (and the Web Foundation aims to accelerate this growth substantially), the Web has fundamentally altered the way we teach and learn, buy and sell, inform and are informed, agree and disagree, share and collaborate, meet and love, and tackle problems ranging from putting food on our tables to curing cancer.
In 2007, Sir Tim recognized that the Web’s potential to empower people to bring about positive change remained unrealized by billions around the world. Announcing the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, he once again confirmed his commitment to ensuring an open, free Web accessible and meaningful to all where people can share knowledge, access services, conduct commerce, participate in good governance and communicate in creative ways.
A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering and in a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CSAIL. He is a professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and author of Weaving the Web and many other publications.
Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary, DXC Technology
As executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, William Deckelman serves as principal counsel and advisor to DXC Technology’s (NYSE: DXC) senior leadership and the board of directors, with global responsibility for all legal, privacy, contracting, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and compliance activities, as well as government and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Deckelman previously served as executive vice president and general counsel for CSC, with global responsibility for all legal, contracting and compliance activities.
Prior to his tenure with CSC, Mr. Deckelman was executive vice president and general counsel with Affiliated Computer Services Inc. He also was an associate with the law firm Winstead Sechrest & Minick and a partner with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. Mr. Deckelman was an attorney with MTech Corp. before its merger with Electronic Data Systems Corp., responsible for mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Deckelman holds BA and MBA degrees from Arkansas State University; a Juris Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law; and an LLM degree in international business and economic law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting, FireEye
Vivek Chudgar is a Senior Director for Mandiant’s APAC consulting practice. He has over 18 years of hands-on experience across various cybersecurity and technology disciplines. Vivek’s primary responsibilities include leading and delivering incident response and proactive security engagements, practice leadership and business development.
Director-General (Telecoms & Post), Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development), Infocomm Media Development Authority
Aileen seeks to create a competitive, internationally-connected and trusted environment to enable the development of the infocomm media and postal sectors in Singapore through the development and implementation of policy and regulatory frameworks, and development strategies for these sectors. She is also a member on the Competition Commission of Singapore. Aileen holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics (Honours) and a Masters of Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.