Conference Programme

DAY 2: 6 September 2019

[Note] Programme is open to registered delegates only and subjected to change without notice.


  • Time: 0900-0930
    Thematic Lecture 2: Security and Connectivity
    Mr William Deckelman
    Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, DXC Technology
  • Time: 0930-1045
    Panel Discussion 3: Data and Security
    Moderator: Dr Stanley Lai SC, Partner and Head of IP Practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP
    1. BG(Res) Rami Efrati, Founder and President of Firmitas Cyber Solutions
    2. Mr Vivek Chudgar, Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting, FireEye
    3. Mr Lee Fook Sun, Chairman, Ensign InfoSecurity
    4. Ms Aileen Chia, Deputy Chief Executive and Director-General (Telecoms and Post), IMDA
    5. Ms Lijun Chui, Counsel, Clifford Chance

    In recent times, the advent of 5G and its potential promises an even more interconnected Internet of Things. Even without it, Internet of Things devices increasingly proliferate the market. While 5G technology and IOT devices may have its benefits, they also raise serious questions around the security of the ubiquity of interconnectivity and the susceptibility of 5G technology, along with edge computing, to cyberattacks. Data protection and security are critical concerns. Would it be possible to have security by design and incorporate cyber defences? And in this increasingly interconnected world, what can be done to better protect data, and by whom? For instance, how are 5G technology service providers going to be regulated?
  • Time: 1045-1115
    Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)

  • Time: 1115-1230
    Panel Discussion 4: Data and Connectivity
    Moderator: Mr Huey Tan, Senior Legal Counsel, Apple Asia
    1. Ms Tenzin Dolma Norbhu, Head, Connectivity and Access Policy, APAC, Facebook
    2. Mr. Ying Shao Wei, Chief Operating Officer, DataSpark Pte Ltd
    3. Mr Adam Burden, Chief Software Engineer, Accenture
    4. Mr Ben Allgrove, Partner and Head of AI Practice, Baker McKenzie
    5. Dr Zhao Ranran, Legal Director, Tencent

    This year, humanity will have surfed the World Wide Web for 30 years. Platforms, mobile technologies and cloud services are converging to make the internet more accessible to anyone, anywhere and anytime. The net effect of data has outweighed how data affects individuals. Recent concerns about controlling access to content or services leading to data misuse and distrust are not new. What is the impact of these divergences on consumers, governments and businesses? What can law and policy makers do to support fair and transparent data uses while managing risks or harms? What future legal challenges do we face? How can new technologies advocating for greater access to human data address these challenges? How can users be personally empowered through data? Who speaks for humanity?
  • Time: 1230-1330
    Closing Panel
    Moderator: Mr Yeong Zee Kin
    1. Mr Tan Ken Hwee, Chief Transformation & Innovation Officer, Supreme Court of Singapore
    2. Ms Corinne Tan, Head of Legal, Southeast Asia, Google Asia Pacific
    3. Eric Le Quellenec, Head of IT Advisory Department, Alain Bensoussan – Lexing

  • Time: 1330-1430
    Lunch (for Conference delegates only)

  • Time: 1430-1600
    [Track 1] Deep Dive seminar: Deconstructing Smart Contracts On and Off Distributed Ledgers
    Moderator: Ms Joyce A. Tan, Managing Partner, Joyce A. Tan & Partners
    1. Ms Claudia Marcusson, Executive Education Fellow, NUS School of Computing
    2. Mr Paven Sharma, Managing Legal Engineer, Pinsent Masons
    3. Mr Sri Balan Krishnan, Associate Legal Counsel, Pundi X
    4. Ms Alexis Chun, Co-founder, Legalese
    5. Ms Tara L Waters, Partner and Co-CEO, Ashurst Digital Ventures, Ashurst LLP

    In the borderless world of international contracting manifested on technological platforms such as distributed ledgers (DLT) and blockchains, is the law equipped to navigate contractual relationships arising from these platforms within and across national boundaries? This session takes us into the deep matrix of a smart contract - where it crosses the line to become a smart legal contract, its interface with natural language contracting, its possible models and their respective legal ramifications, its variations as enabled by (existing and future) technology, its regulatory governance and the challenges it poses to its author and its enforcer.

    [Track 2] Firehose seminar: The Legal Issues Facing a Smart Nation
    Moderator: Mr Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission
    1. Mr Tan Kok Yam, Deputy Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government), Prime Minister’s Office
    2. Mr Adrian Kwong, Managing Director, Consigclear LLC
    3. Ms Jo Yeo, Deputy Director (Fintech & Innovation Group), MAS
    4. Mr Steve Tan, Deputy Head of TMT, Rajah & Tann
    5. Mr Ivan Koh, Deputy Director (Technology Governance Office), IMDA

    Singapore has embarked on an ambitious multi-year Smart Nation initiative. How exactly do the Strategic National Projects come together to help fulfil the Smart Nation vision and what are the legal issues that these projects may raise? How might the work of lawyers change as the Smart Nation initiatives are realised? What might we be able to learn from private sector leaders in digitalisation? What are the opportunities for providers of legal technology and legal services? And what are the adaptations needed by the legal industry to play an active role in the Smart Nation vision?
  • Time: 1600-1630
    Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)

  • Time: 1630-1800
    [Track 1] Innovation Journey Dialogue for In-house Legal Departments
    Moderator: Mr Mark A. Cohen, CEO & Founder, Legal Mosaic
    1. Mr Michael Brito, Vice President Legal, DXC Technology
    2. Mr Dirk Hartung, Executive Director of Legal Technology, Bucerius Law School
    3. Mr Lam Chee Kin, Managing Director and Head, Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat, DBS
    4. Mr Titus Rahiri, Founder, KorumLegal

    This dialogue is for general counsel looking to re-design their legal departments to make the digital transformation journey. What technologies are available? How do these impact business processes? And what kinds of new capabilities need to be developed to support the effective implementation of changes. General counsel from a range of industries share their ongoing efforts at reviewing and restructuring their legal departments in this candid dialogue about what works and what doesn't.

    [Track 2] Firehose seminar: Frontier Issues in Law and Technology
    Moderator: Mr Tan Ken Hwee, Chief Transformation & Innovation Officer, Supreme Court of Singapore
    1. Associate Professor Daniel Seng, NUS Faculty of Law
    2. Mr Gilbert Leong, Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk
    3. Mr Wong Meng Weng, Co-founder, Legalese
    4. Mr Sanjay Shah, Managing Director, Asia, iManage
    5. Ms Gaythri Raman, Managing Director, LexisNexis Southeast Asia

    Much ink has already been spilt on some areas of law and technology like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, AI and autonomous vehicles etc. What other even more cutting-edge areas should we be thinking about? Might contracts be drafted and enforced entirely by computers and AI? How do we ensure that the Internet of Things does not bring malware into our home or office networks? Is there a new age of surveillance that we should be concerned about?
  • Time: 1800
    End of Day 2