Global Technology Law Conference 2015
THE SANDS EXPO AND CONVENTION CENTRE
LEVEL 4, ORCHID BALLROOM
MARINA BAY SANDS
29—30 June 2015

Global Technology Law Conference 2015

The future of money & data

Conference overview

THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON DATA AND FUNDS CONJURES UP BOTH UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN VISIONS. THE UTOPIAN CAMP ENVISIONS A FUTURE SOCIETY THAT WILL HAVE GREATER ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION RESOURCES WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS VIRTUAL CURRENCIES, THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND SMART SERVICES BEING THE ORDER OF THE DAY. THE DYSTOPIAN CAMP, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS PREMISED ON THE POTENTIAL FOR DIGITAL CATASTROPHE AND VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE OWING TO PRIVACY BREACHES, MISHANDLING OF DATA, IDENTITY THEFTS AND FINANCIAL VULNERABILITY.

SO, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD—WILL TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS CONTINUE TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES TOWARDS ATTAINING THE UTOPIAN VISION? WILL ONLINE THREATS AND CYBER-CRIMES PROPEL THE DYSTOPIAN AGENDA? OR, WILL A REALISTIC MIDDLE PATH EMERGE WHERE PRAGMATIC LEGAL POLICIES AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS ARE DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED TO SHAPE THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF OUR SOCIETIES?

TO DISCUSS THESE PERTINENT ISSUES, THE SINGAPORE ACADEMY OF LAW IS ORGANISING THE TECHNOLOGY LAW CONFERENCE 2015, FOCUSED ON THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON FUNDS AND DATA ON THE LAW. THE CONFERENCE WILL PLAY HOST TO BUSINESS EXPERTS, LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, JUDICIAL MEMBERS, POLICY MAKERS, ACADEMICS AND OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS AS THEY CONFER AND PROVIDE CRITICAL INSIGHTS ON THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING AREA OF LAW AND POLICY.

MR RAVI MENON, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE WILL INAUGURATE THE CONFERENCE WITH HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS.




WHO SHOULD ATTEND

C-Suite And Senior Level Executives and Professionals from the Legal,
Financial, Technology and E-Commerce Sectors, Judiciary, Regulators and Academics

Day one

Monday 29 June 2015
Time
Programme
8.15—9.00AM
Registration
9.00—9.15AM
CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME ADDRESS
Speaker
The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Supreme Court of Singapore
9.15—10.00AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS DAY ONE: A SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE
Speaker
Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
10.00—10.30AM
Networking Tea Break
10.30—11.15AM
PLENARY SESSION ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE MOVEMENT OF VALUE

The spread of low-cost computing power, networking and mobile devices has created the opportunity for fundamental changes in payments around the world. This session will focus on the ways in which these technology developments are playing out in the world of commercial payments, bringing greater competition among financial services providers and enabling greater participation by small and medium-sized businesses. The common themes and the differences in regulatory approaches to these developments around the world will also be examined in the session.

Speaker
John D. Muller, Vice President, Global Payments Policy, PayPal
11.15—12.45PM
PANEL ONE: REGULATORY CHALLENGES OF ELECTRONIC MONEY AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS

Electronic money is as evolutionary as are the technology and systems by virtue of which it exists. Its characterisation as "money" in earlier incarnations was largely confined to it providing more efficient and convenient ways of making payments and transferring remittances of fiat currency. However, with the advent of revolutionary technology and business models, electronic money has morphed to many forms including those at the frontiers of substituting itself for fiat currency. We are compelled to relook the fundamental nature of money and the challenges that electronic money in its current and evolving form poses for its regulation.

Panel Chairman
Joyce A. Tan, Managing Partner, Joyce A. Tan & Partners
Speakers/Panellists

Cietan Kitney, Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, Visa

Larry Lim, Partner, Financial Institutions, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Harish Natarajan, Senior Payment Systems Development Group, World Bank

James G. Robinson, Deputy General Counsel, The Western Union Company

12.45—1.45PM
Lunch
1.45—3.15PM
PANEL TWO: PRACTICAL LEGAL CHALLENGES WITH ELECTRONIC AND MOBILE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

With the proliferation of electronic and mobile payment solutions worldwide, various practical legal problems are being faced by payment solutions providers and regulators alike. The complications lie with the fact that electronic and mobile payment solutions are in various degrees of disconnect with regulated financial systems. This raises issues such as whether there is adequate securing of payment information, adequate safeguards against suspicious activity like money laundering or tax evasion, and adequate consumer protection against fraud, service disruption or loss of privacy. The panellists will share practical steps that can be taken to mitigate or eliminate such legal risks.

Panel Chairman
Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head, Technology Media and Telecoms Practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Speakers/Panellists

Ashish Kulpathi, Vice President – Digital Solutions, Visa Inc

Michael Tan, Head of Legal (Singapore and Malaysia), Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Roy Teo, Director & Head, Technology, Payments & Exchanges Development Division, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Greg Unsworth, Industry Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

CONCURRENT SESSION 2A: UAVS - TECHNOLOGY TAKES FLIGHT, BUT WHERE ARE THE LEGAL NO FLY ZONES?

Unmanned aerial vehicles are now on the radars of hobbyists and commercial companies. It has found a comfortable space on our weekend schedules. Increasingly, companies are looking to make use of UAVs as commercial tools. They are able to give photographers and videographers perspectives hitherto impossible; they are the eyes, ears and other sensory measures for engineers at heights and in places that were hitherto unreachable. With this new technology, the traditional boundaries of aviation, property and privacy are once again shaken. This panel will attempt to navigate the newly enacted Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Act, the Air Navigation Order and the Personal Data Protection Act.

Panel Chairman
Yeong Zee Kin, Senior State Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers
Speakers

Gilbert Leong, Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Associate Professor Warren Chik, Associate Dean (External Relations), School of Law, Singapore Management University

Rude Lee, Director of Photography, Skyshot Pte Ltd

3.15—3.45PM
Networking Tea Break
3.45—5.15PM
PANEL THREE: VIRTUAL CURRENCIES - THE FUTURE OF MONEY OR JUST ANOTHER PASSING FAD?

Virtual currencies have captured the imagination of futurists, technologists, speculators, investors, regulators, policy-makers and just about anyone who has anything to do with moving money around. But what exactly are virtual currencies? Could virtual currencies replace credit card and other established forms of electronic payments? Should virtual currencies replace the well-accepted currencies backed by governments? Should governments be thinking about strengthening the rules to tighten the control over this new form of money or figuring out ways to encourage its wider adoption? Should more be done to protect people from another Mount Gox? More importantly—is this another passing fad?

Panel Chairman
Steven Liew, Executive Director, APCO Worldwide
Speakers/Panellists

Foo Chek-Tchung, Deputy Director, Specialist Risk Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Ko Hanamizu, Managing Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Professor Alexander Loke, City University of Hong Kong

Gene Truono, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, PayPal

CONCURRENT SESSION 3A: COMBATING FINANCIAL CRIME WITH DATA ANALYTICS

More organisations are beginning to deploy data analytics in their operations but few are deriving benefits from it. KPMG Forensic will share their observations gleaned over the last decade on the use of data analytics in Singapore. You will gain a new perspective to what data analytics really means in practical terms, the pitfalls in its application, recent developments in data analytics and the promise it holds. KPMG Forensic will also share how organisations can use forensic data analytics to identify anomalies in data sets which may indicate potential fraud or misconduct.

Panel Chairman
Lem Chin Kok, Partner, Forensic, KPMG
5.15—6.00PM
PLENARY SESSION TWO: COMBATING CYBERCRIME IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

The increasing incidence of cybercrime is presenting a very real threat to financial institutions and their customers. Malware and social engineering attacks are being used by criminal organisations to disrupt the operation of banks, defraud deposit holders and infect the devices of millions of consumers. Microsoft will share the successes of its Digital Crime Unit and Cybercrime Center in working with financial institutions, local law enforcement and security agencies to address these threats, and explore the use of novel legal theory to disrupt these criminal activities on a global scale.

Speaker
Keshav Dhakad, Regional Director, Intellectual Property and Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft Asia
6.00PM
End of Day One

Day two

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Time
Programme
8.15—9.00AM
Registration
9.00—9.45AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS DAY TWO: DATA.DRIVEN.INNOVATION.
Speaker
Dr Yeo Boon Lock, Senior Engineering Director, Google Inc.
9.45—10.30AM
PLENARY SESSION THREE: THE INTERNET OF THINGS

As everyday objects become connected to the Internet, the functionalities on offer will generate tremendous opportunities. The data generated by our daily social and economic interactions with these objects will be vast. These objects, and our dependence on them, will also become a source of vulnerability that will require regulatory intervention to prevent or limit abuse. This session will examine some of the legal and regulatory consequences of the Internet of Things revolution.

Speaker
Professor Ian Walden, Head, Institute of Computer and Communications Law, Queen Mary University of London.
10.30—11.00AM
Networking Tea Break
11.00—12.30AM
PANEL FOUR: PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION ISSUES IN BIG DATA

How has the emergence of “big data” affected the way we think about and regulate privacy and data protection? What challenges arise when data moves seamlessly from device to device, between organisations, across borders, and into and out of the hands of public agencies? Can encryption or anonymisation provide technical fixes to legal problems? And how should we balance the benefits of aggregation and data-mining against the risks of abuse and misuse of personal information?

Panel Chairman
Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Speakers/Panellists

Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs (Asia Pacific and Japan), Microsoft Corporation

Aileen Chia, Commission Member, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

Stephen Deadman, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook, Inc

Tan Shong Ye, Partner, Technology and Data Risk Assurance leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

12.30—1.30PM
Lunch
1.30—3.00PM
PANEL FIVE: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND BIG DATA

This panel session will discuss the intellectual property implications of Big Data and the Internet of Things. What are the present paradigms of licensing data analytics and the underlying data? Who owns the data? Does the current legal regime facilitate or hinder the flourishing of Big Data? If the latter, what is the right intellectual property framework that would best encourage both the collection of data and a market for that data? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by the panel, which comprises leading experts from academia and industry.

Panel Chairman
Dr Stanley Lai, SC, Head, Intellectual Property Practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Speakers/Panellists

Prof Tanya Aplin, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London

Prof Paul Goldstein, Stanford Law School

Corrine Tan, Head of Legal, Google Southeast Asia - Emerging Markets

The Honourable Justice George Wei, Supreme Court of Singapore

3.00—3.30PM
Networking Tea Break
3.30—4.45PM
PANEL SIX: JUDICIAL PANEL ON DATA PROTECTION AND DATA ANALYTICS IN DISCOVERY

Judges from three jurisdictions will consider the challenges raised by big data, technology-assisted review, BYOD, social media, wearable technology, the Internet of Things, and other technological developments which increasingly require the courts to make decisions about sources of digital evidence and their admissibility and use in criminal investigations, civil discovery, and criminal proceedings. The issues raised by this technology include privacy and data protection, not least in cross-border electronic discovery.

Panel Chairman
Chris Dale, The e-Disclosure Information Project
Speakers/Panellists

The Honourable Judge David Harvey, District Court of New Zealand

The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Supreme Court of Singapore

The Honourable Judge Andrew Peck, United States District Court

4.45—5.05PM
CLOSING ADDRESS
Speaker
The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Supreme Court of Singapore
5.05—6.30PM
Networking Cocktail reception
6.30PM
End of Conference

Speaker profiles

Day one
Speakers are listed in alphabetical order.
Welcome Remarks
Speaker
The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin
Supreme Court of Singapore
Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court in April 2006. He was involved in the conception and development of LawNet and chaired the SAL LawNet Committee from 2003 to 2011. Presently, Justice Lee chairs the SAL Electronic Litigation Systems Committee and in that capacity, oversaw the development and implementation of the eLitigation System. He is currently focused on the development of a cloud-based platform for eDiscovery for the legal sector in Singapore.
Keynote Address Day 1: A Smart Financial Centre
Speaker
Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. The MAS is responsible for conducting monetary policy, managing the official foreign reserves, regulating and supervising the financial sector, and developing Singapore as a financial centre. Mr Menon is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee and chairs the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation. Prior to his current appointment, Mr Menon served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (2007-2011) and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003-2007).
Plenary Session One: Overview of the Movement of Value
Speaker
John D. Muller
Vice President, Global Payments Policy, PayPal
John Muller is the Vice President of Global Payments Policy for PayPal, working with governments and business partners around the world to expand the benefits of connected commerce to businesses and consumers around the world. Before taking on this role in 2013, Mr. Muller served as PayPal’s General Counsel and Secretary for more than 10 years, responsible for managing legal issues through PayPal’s initial public offering, sale to eBay and international expansion. Mr. Muller has also served as the chair of the California Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee.
Panel One: Regulatory Challenges Of Electronic Money and Electronic Payments Systems
Chairman
Joyce A. Tan
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 recognised 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.
Speaker
Cietan Kitney
Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, Visa International
Cietan is Head of Strategy for Visa's AP region responsible for market development and regional strategy, pricing strategies for the network, new product and capability planning working in conjunction with cross functional hub teams and market teams, multi-year planning. In his 15 years in payments, Cietan has collaborated with a broad range of industry-leading firms and personalities across the world and has developed expertise across the spectrum, from core payments products to emerging payments.
Speaker
Larry Lim
Partner, Financial Institutions Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Larry Lim is the Deputy Head of the Financial Institutions Group in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He advises financial institutions on the full spectrum of licensing and regulatory compliance requirements, on product design, structuring, sale, trading and documentation, and on enforcement and regulator actions. With more than 15 years of specialist practice experience, he has advised on a very broad range of legal and regulatory issues relating to fiat and virtual currencies, money management, foreign exchange trading, money changing, money remittance, payment services and payment systems.
Speaker
Harish Natarajan
Senior Payment Systems Development Group, World Bank
Harish is a Senior Payment Systems Specialist with the Payment Systems Development Group, at the World Bank (April 2009 to present). His responsibilities include assisting countries in improving safety, reliability and efficiency of payments, remittances and securities settlement systems; participating in country and regional payment systems diagnostic studies; and supporting countries in implementation of payment systems and payment systems reforms.
Speaker
James G. Robinson
Deputy General Counsel, The Western Union Company
As Deputy General Counsel: Global Consumer Financial Services, Jim Robinson leads a team supporting Western Union’s consumer services in the Middle East, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, Eastern Europe and the CIS. Currently based in Dubai, Jim joined Western Union in 2000. During his tenure, Jim has served in the company’s Vienna and Hong Kong offices, where he established the regional legal groups. He has also focused on aspects of industry regulation, consumer services and financial inclusion while based in Western Union’s Denver headquarters.
Panel Two: Practical Legal Challenges With Electronic and Mobile Payment Solutions
Chairman
Rajesh Sreenivasan
Head, Technology Media and Telecoms Practice, Rajah & Tann LLP
Rajesh Sreenivasan has been advising clients on matters relating to telecommunications, electronic commerce, data protection, IT contracts, digital forensics and digital media for over 15 years. He has also been engaged by the ASEAN Secretariat to facilitate a pan-ASEAN forum on legislative and regulatory reforms to collectively address the convergence of IT, telecoms and broadcasting and by the Commonwealth Secretariat to co-lead an e-government capacity building exercise involving all member Caribbean nations.
Speaker
Ashish Kulpathi
Vice President – Digital Solutions, Visa Inc
With 15 years of financial services industry experience, Ashish currently heads Product for Emerging Digital Solutions at Visa, overseeing the roll out of innovative mobile solutions across global markets. Previously he managed payment innovation for South Asia and led the Visa office at Delhi. Ashish’s fascination with enabling digital money began at American Express where he managed business growth of their network business in South Asia. Based in Singapore, Ashish is an MBA and an engineer.
Speaker
Michael Tan
Head of Legal (Singapore and Malaysia), Google Asia Pacific
Michael heads Google’s legal teams in Singapore and Malaysia and oversees commercial matters for Google’s Asia Pacific operations. As Google’s first Singapore based lawyer, he was instrumental in setting up Google’s operations in Southeast Asia and launching many of its products in Singapore and Southeast Asia. He is involved in advising and launching various forms of payment in support of Google’s Play Store in the region. Prior to his time in Google, he was with Yahoo!’s Southeast Asian legal team.
Speaker
Roy Teo
Director & Head, Technology, Payments & Exchanges Development Division, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Roy Teo heads the Technology, Payments and Exchanges Development Division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This division aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore by fostering sound and innovative technology, payments and exchange infrastructure. Prior to this, Roy was the head of Technology Risk Supervision Division. He graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Computer Science. Roy is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Speaker
Greg Unsworth
PwC, Technology Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Greg is PwC’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Leader based in Singapore and the technology sector leader for the Asia Pacific region. He has significant experience advising clients including Google, Microsoft, SingTel, Grameen Phone, Digicell, Micron, Gemalto, IBM, STMicroelectronics, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Vodafone, BT, Discovery Networks and Thomson Reuters. Greg has also recently been appointed to the technology and research and development working committee for the Singapore Government’s 2025 Infocomm Media Masterplan.
Concurrent Session 2A: UAVs - Technology takes flight, but where are the legal no fly zones?
Panel Chairman
Yeong Zee Kin
Senior State Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers
Zee Kin is Senior State Counsel and Director of Technology Law, Civil Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers and concurrently Senior Director (Special Projects), Ministry of Communications and Information. He was formerly Senior Assistant Registrar and CIO of the Supreme Court, where he managed the Intellectual Property and Information Technology lists and pushed the boundaries of electronic discovery and court technology. A former partner in Rajah & Tann LLP’s iTec (intellectual properly, technology, entertainment and communications) practice group, he commenced his career as Deputy Public Prosecutor.
Speaker
Gilbert Leong
Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP
An accomplished Intellectual Property & Technology lawyer, Gilbert has represented some of the largest users of technology in Singapore in their procurement of IT systems. He has extensive experience in preparing agreements relating to software development; acquisition; information technology turnkey projects; technology consultancy services and e-commerce issues and advising on data protection matters. As a member of various think tanks, he has participated in the formulation of policies dealing with the Internet and data protection. Gilbert also holds a Certificate in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis.
Speaker
Associate Professor Warren Chik
Associate Dean (External Relations), School of Law, Singapore Management University
Assoc Prof Warren Chik is currently Assoc Dean at the SMU School of Law. He researches and teaches in areas relating to Information Technology Law including data protection and privacy laws and copyright and infocomm issues. He graduated with an LLB from NUS in 1996 and with specialised Masters degrees from Tulane University and UCL in 2001 and 2004 respectively.
Speaker
Rude Lee
Director of Photography, Skyshot Pte Ltd
Rude Lee has been passionate about flying ever since he was a student pilot at the Singapore Youth Flying Club, where he gained experience in flying light aircrafts. These valuable experiences, coupled with his strong knowledge in photography and film has served him well in operating aerial drones. Rude has more than 10 years of experience in commercial photography. He is also the Director of Photography for Skyshot Pte Ltd.
Panel Three: Virtual Currencies - The Future of Money or Just Another Passing FAD?
Chairman
Steven Liew
Executive Director, APCO Worldwide
Steven Liew is Executive Director of APCO Worldwide in Asia Pacific. In this role, he advises clients on public policy, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, strategic communications and crisis management. Prior to APCO, Steven spent eight years as eBay’s Asia Pacific Associate General Counsel and Head of Government Relations. Steven started his legal career at Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong and has done stints at both Nokia Corporation and Louis Vuitton.
Speaker
Foo Chek-Tchung
Deputy Director, Specialist Risk Department, Payments and Infrastructure Division, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Foo Chek-Tchung is the Deputy Director for the Payments and Infrastructure Division in the Specialist Risk Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is responsible for the oversight and formulation of the policy and regulatory regime for payment systems in Singapore, including developing the regulatory framework for virtual currency intermediaries. Chek-Tchung has also participated in regional forums on payment systems and various working groups in the BIS Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures.
Speaker
Ko Hanamizu
Managing Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Ko Hanamizu has been engaged in a broad range of matters at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune since he joined the firm in 2002. He focuses on a variety of corporate matters including corporate finance and structured finance. Ko also advises regarding financial regulations such as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. Since November 2013, he has been the representative partner of the Singapore office and mainly engages in cross-border finance transactions.
Speaker
Professor Alexander Loke
City University of Hong Kong
Dr Alexander Loke JSD, LLM (Columbia), LLB (Hons)(NUS) is Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Loke researches and publishes on contract law, corporate and securities law, and international finance. Loke is one of the founders of the Centre for Banking & Finance Law at NUS Law, and was responsible for creating its researcher program. He was also the founding editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, which was accorded “A” in the Australian Research Council ranking of world journals.
Speaker
Gene Truono
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, PayPal
Gene has over 25 years of experience in Regulatory Compliance. As CCO he is responsible for strategic oversight related to implementation of the Consumer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering programs as well as interface for our global regulators and strategic banking partners. Prior to joining PayPal, Gene has held positions as a senior compliance leader for major financial institutions and consulting firms covering all major areas of banking compliance and ethics.
Concurrent Session 3A: Combating financial crime with data analytics
Speaker
Lem Chin Kok
Partner, Forensic, KPMG
Mr Lem Chin Kok is a Partner with the Forensic practice at KPMG in Singapore. He has extensive experience in Forensic Investigations, Intellectual Property Review, Dispute Advisory Services and Fraud Risk Management. In addition, Mr Lem has led assignments for local and international organisations (including the public sector) across various industries such as energy and utilities, electronics and banking. He also conducts speaking engagements and training for banks, listed companies and audit firms.
Plenary Session Two: Combating Cybercrime in Financial Services
Speaker
Keshav Dhakad
Regional Director, Intellectual Property and Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft Asia
Keshav Dhakad is a Regional Director of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), Asia Region, as part of Legal & Corporate Affairs, based out of Singapore. Keshav supervises the initiatives and strategies in the Asia region related to IPR Law, Copyright & License Compliance, Malicious Software Crimes, Cyber-Threat Intelligence & Cloud, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity awareness & outreach. Keshav is also the Regional Chairperson of the Business Software Alliance’s Asia Committee. Keshav is a licensed attorney for the State of New York, USA.
Day two
Speakers are listed in alphabetical order.
Keynote Address Day 2: Data.Driven.Innovation.
Speaker
Dr Yeo Boon Lock
Senior Engineering Director, Google Inc.
Dr. Yeo Boon Lock currently leads efforts within Google Access to build infrastructure and systems for delivering next generation internet services. Previously, based in Shanghai, he headed Google engineering & research efforts in Greater China, co-led Google China operations, and started Google's SE Asia Engineering effort. He is an IEEE Fellow. He received an IEEE Transactions Best Paper Award in 1996, has published over 50 technical papers and holds 49 US patents.
Plenary Session Three: The Internet of Things
Speaker
Professor Ian Walden
Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007), Media Law and Practice (2009), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed., 2012) and Free and Open Source Software (2013). Ian is a principal investigator on QM’s Cloud Legal Project. Ian is also Of Counsel to Baker & McKenzie.
Panel Four: Privacy and Data Protection Issues in Big Data
Chairman
Professor Simon Chesterman
Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Professor Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law. Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman's teaching experience includes periods at the University of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, Sciences Po, and New York University. He is the author or editor of thirteen books.
Speaker
Jeff Bullwinkel
Associate General Counsel and Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs (Asia Pacific & Japan), Microsoft
Jeff Bullwinkel is Microsoft’s Regional Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Asia Pacific & Japan. He oversees Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs teams across the region, including by supporting commercial transactions and providing regulatory counsel on public policy issues such as IPR, privacy, internet security, competition, and international trade. Mr. Bullwinkel received his law degree from New York University and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Speaker
Aileen Chia
Commission Member, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore
Ms Chia is a member on the Personal Data Protection Commission, which was set up to promote and enforce the personal data protection law. She is also the Assistant Chief Executive and Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post) at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, overseeing its policy and competition development functions. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) and a Masters of Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.
Speaker
Stephen Deadman
Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook, Inc
Stephen Deadman joined Facebook as Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, International in January 2015 to work on global privacy policy as a deputy to Global Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan. Deadman previously served as Global Privacy Officer and Head of Legal for Privacy and Security at Vodafone Group, where he founded the company's global privacy program.
Speaker
Tan Shong Ye
Partner, Technology and Data Risk Assurance leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Shong Ye is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Singapore). He leads the Cyber Security and Data Assurance practice and has more than 20 years of experience. He has helped many clients to review their IT strategy and implementation plan to support their business strategy. He has also led numerous technology advisory and review projects.
Panel Five: Intellectual Property Issues in the Internet of Things and Big Data
Chairman
Dr Stanley Lai
SC Head, Intellectual Property Practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Dr Stanley Lai SC is the Head of the Intellectual Property practice at Allen and & Gledhill LLP. 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 currently 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.
Speaker
Professor Tanya Aplin
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London
Professor Tanya Aplin is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Her publications include: Copyright Law in the Digital Society: The Challenges of Multimedia, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks & Allied Rights (7th, 8th eds. with Prof. Cornish & Prof. Llewelyn), Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases & Materials (1st, 2nd eds. with Dr Davis), and Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information (with Prof. Bently, Dr Johnson & Mr Malynicz).
Speaker
Prof Paul Goldstein
Stanford Law School
Paul Goldstein is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and is widely recognised as one of the country's leading authorities on intellectual property law. He is the author of a four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, as well as of broadly-adopted law school texts on intellectual property and international intellectual property.
Speaker
Corrine Tan
Head of Legal, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets, Google Asia Pacific
Corrine is Head of Legal, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets for Google. She supports Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Indochina and Myanmar, advising on legal issues arising from Google’s exciting products and seeking to influence the regulatory framework to promote an open Internet. Prior to Google, Corrine worked at Globalfoundries and Nokia. In private practice, she spent time at Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Gledhill. Corrine is a member of the Bar in the UK, Singapore and New York.
Speaker
The Honourable Justice George Wei
Supreme Court of Singapore
The Honourable Justice George Wei obtained his Diploma in Law from the University of London (1978), and his Masters in Law from University College London (1984). He has been called to the Bar of England & Wales (1977), Hong Kong and Singapore (1983). Justice Wei was a Professor in the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University, and a Member of the Copyright Tribunal. He specialises in intellectual property law. An author of books on copyright and intellectual property rights, he has published widely in law journals and written numerous conference and seminar papers.
Panel Six: Judicial Panel on Data Protection and Data Analytics in Discovery
Chairman
Chris Dale
The e-Disclosure Information Project
Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire, and writes an authoritative and objective website and blog on the subject.
Speaker
The Honourable Judge David Harvey
District Court of New Zealand
Judge David Harvey is a District Court Judge in New Zealand and was appointed in 1989. Prior to his appointment he had been in practice for 18 years. He graduated LLB from Auckland University in 1969, MJur from Waikato University in 1994 and PhD from Auckland University in 2012. He has taught Law and Information Technology at Auckland University for 15 years and has written extensively and Law and IT subjects. His latest book, The Law Emprynted and Englysshed: The Printing Press as an Agent of Change in Law and Legal Culture 1475: 1642 was published earlier this year.
Speaker
The Honourable Judge Andrew J. Peck
United States District Court
Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York in 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated from Cornell University and Duke University School of Law. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News.

Registration details

A) INDIVIDUAL RATES

  Early Bird (Until 31 May 2015) Normal Rate
SAL Members $820.01 $1,070
Non-Members $980 $1,284
Practice Trainees $481.50
Students $160.50
B) Multi-conference Rates - Enjoy 15% - 20% off for purchases of 2/3 conferences

  Early Bird Rate (until 31 May 2015) Normal Rate
(1) Global Technology
Law Conference

(2) Singapore Legal Futures Conference
(1) Global Technology
Law Conference

(2) Modern Studies In The Law Of Trusts And Wealth Management
(1) Global Technology Law Conference

(2) Singapore Legal Futures Conference

(3) Modern Studies In The Law Of Trusts And Wealth Management
(1) Global Technology
Law Conference

(2) Singapore Legal Futures Conference
(1) Global Technology
Law Conference

(2) Modern Studies In The Law Of Trusts And Wealth Management
(1) Global Technology Law Conference

(2) Singapore Legal Futures Conference

(3) Modern Studies In The Law Of Trusts And Wealth Management
SAL members
(includes GST)
Total rate before discount $1,093.93* $1,355.01* $1,628.93* $1,412.40** $1,605.00** $1,947.40**
Multi-Conference Rate $930.00 $1,152.00 $1,303.00 $1,201.00 $1,364.00 $1,558.00
Non-SAL members
(includes GST)
Total rate before discount $1,339.52* $1,654.10* $2,013.62* $1,733.40** $1,958.10** $2,407.50**
Multi-Conference Rate $1,139.00 $1,406.00 $1,611.00 $1,473.00 $1,664.00 $1,926.00
Notes:
* Based on early-bird rates for the conferences
** Based on normal rates for the conferences
- All packages are transferable within the same firm/organisation
C) Special Bulk Rates for Organisations

No. of Pax ≥ 5 ≥ 10 ≥ 20
Rate Per Pax
$820.01 $820.01 $820.01
Complimentary Seats 2 6 12
Other Benefits     ‘Supporting Partner’ billing


* Conference fees include: 7% GST
A copy of the Technology Law
Conference 2015 book, an e-book
of the conference proceedings.

FTS-Eligible
This programme is approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

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  • Registration terms and conditions
  • All special rates are mutually exclusive and may not be applied concurrently.
  • Registration for the event may be made:

    (a) Online by logging on to www.sal.org.sg with a Visa or Master credit card
    (b) Online through a firm’s/organisation’s Online Purchase Co-ordinator (OPC)

  • Registrations received on or before the closing date are confirmed unless otherwise notified.
  • A sum of S$21.40 (inclusive of 7% GST) will be levied for administrative charges for any cancellation received in writing on or before the closing date (12 June 2015).
  • Early Bird prices are valid until 31 May 2015.
  • Closing date for Registration: 12 June 2015.
  • For enquiries, please call Tel: (65) 6332 4388 or email les@sal.org.sg.
  • SAL’s usual terms and conditions apply.
    See http://www.sal.org.sg/RegistrationTermsNConditions.aspx for details.
Conference venue
The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 4, Orchid Ballroom
Conference hotel
Special Room Rates for Conference Delegates:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Single/Double, Deluxe Room: $330++ (Room only with Internet access)
Please click here to download the reservation form and email it back to the hotel.
Supporting hotel
Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Single/Double, Classic Room: $280 ++ (Room only with Internet access)
Please click here to book (please quote the promotional code NSAL)
  • Hotel Terms and Conditions
  • The accommodation and meal rates quoted are subject to prevailing 10% service charge and 7% Goods and Service tax levied.
  • These rates are strictly confidential and should not be divulged to any unauthorised party. The organisers have the right to refuse and reject any booking from delegates who are not registered for the conference.

Conference materials

Downloading of conference papers is ONLY for registered participants. Please check the email you have provided during registration for the password to access the papers.

You may access the conference handouts at this link.

Sponsorship


Faculty Dinner Host
Knowledge Partner
Media Partner
Knowledge Provider

Conference Bag Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Supporting Partner
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For Sponsorship Information, please contact:
Mr Simon Chia
Singapore Academy of Law
Mobile: 9683 3756
Email: simon_chia@sal.org.sg

Contact us

Conference Secretariat

Singapore Academy of Law
1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 6
Singapore 178879

Tel: (65) 6332 4388
Fax: (65) 6334 4940
Email: les@sal.org.sg