PROGRAMME

Overview

DAY 1: 5 September 2019

[Note] Programme is subject to change without notice.

 

  • Time: 0900-0915
    Exhibition
    Conference Opening Remarks
    Mr K. Shanmugam
    Minister for Law and Minister for Home Affairs
  • Time: 0915-1015
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Opening Keynote
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    Inventor of the World Wide Web & TIME’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century
  • Time: 1015-1045
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)

  • Time: 1045-1115
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Thematic Lecture 1: Commerce and the Legal Ecosystem

  • Time: 1115-1230
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Panel Discussion 1: Data and Commerce
    Moderator: Mr Yeong Zee Kin
    This panel will discuss the legal and regulatory issues that can stand in the way of making use of data for innovation, beginning with the distinction between non-personal and personal data. What are the implications of recent developments like the EU regulation on the free flow of non-personal data? What are the challenges of the secondary uses of personal data and how can they be addressed? What are the anticipated developments in e-privacy regulations and how they relate to the need for transparency and disclosure, and consumer control? The discussion will also cover anticipated developments in the areas of data portability and promoting trusted data sharing frameworks in the context of enabling competition in services.
  • Time: 1230-1330
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Panel Discussion 2: Data and the Legal Ecosystem
    Moderator: Mr Lam Chee Kin
    Legal services and the justice system rely heavily on vast amounts of sensitive data. Legal technologies harnessing big data analytics and machine learning are seeking to change the nature of legal work. What are some of these technologies and what are the benefits and risks? Will these technologies impact the composition of the legal ecosystem? How are various jurisdictions enabling the digital transformation of their legal ecosystem to harness such technologies – in terms of platforms, techniques, and skillsets?
  • Time: 1330-1430
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Lunch (for Conference delegates only)

  • Time: 1430-1600
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Structured Business Networking
    [Track 1] Deep Dive Seminar: AI Governance
    Moderator: Mr Yeong Zee Kin
    Should the regulation of AI take the form of legislation or softer options like voluntary frameworks and standards? What are the issues around the regulation of decisions that are made autonomously or that are augmented by AI? What does the internal corporate governance of how autonomous decisions are made look like and what is the corporate responsibility and liability for such decisions? This session will also examine how processes are designed to ensure that decisions are made appropriately, data governance and traceability of training and input data and how they affect explainability, and how transparency (whether directly or through the supply chain) can be a boon to increasing consumer confidence.

    [Track 2] A Review of the State of Legal Innovation in the Asia Pacific
    Moderator: Mr Paul Neo
    This panel will discuss the State of Legal Innovation in the Asia Pacific (SOLIA) and dive into the key findings of the 2019 SOLIA report (with four new countries and four law firm case studies added to the inaugural edition launched at Stanford's CodeX in April). Developments and trends in legal education, regulatory frameworks, business models, technologies and dispute resolution will be discussed from the lens of innovation. Panellists will share their views on the opportunities across the various APAC markets for law firms and startups seeking to enter or expand their legal tech businesses.
  • Time: 1600-1630
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Structured Business Networking
    Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)


  • Time: 1600-1800
    Exhibition
    Tech Talks
    Structured Business Networking
    [Track 1] Innovation Journey Case Studies for Law Firms
    Moderator: Ms Celia Sia
    Law firms and legal businesses are evolving in response to technology and business model disruptions. But while 'innovation' and 'disruption' are buzzwords used frequently, they provide little indication of what to do and how to do it. This session will feature case studies of law firms and legal businesses which are adopting, adapting and even creating technologies, and the ups and downs of their innovation journeys.

    [Track 2] Firehose Seminar: Comparative Regulatory Approaches
    Moderator: A/P Chen Siyuan
    How are various industries responding to the opportunities and challenges of technological adaptation and disruption? This session discusses how different industries and different jurisdictions are adopting a variety of stances and approaches towards technology adoption and innovation. What are the implications of these for the legal industry and what lessons can we learn from them?