Future of Law Conference: The Internet of Things, Smart Contracts and Intelligent Machines

School of Law, Singapore Management University, 26 – 27 October 2017

Day 1 Programme

(This will be updated on a regular basis)

DAY 1 – 26 October 2017 (Thursday)



9.30 am



10.00 am

Welcome Address


Simon BESWICK, International CEO, Osborne Clarke


10.05 am

Speech by Guest of Honour 


Mr NG How Yue, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Law 


10.20 am

Opening Keynote Speech: “AI and the Law”



Professor Ian KERR, University of Ottawa



KOH Chia Ling, Managing Director, Osborne Clarke Queen Street, Singapore


11.30 am

Panel Discussion: AI and the Law


Dr Eliza MIK, Assistant Professor, SMU


Professor Ian KERR, University of Ottawa
KOH Chia Ling, Managing Director,  Osborne Clarke Queen Street, Singapore
Jacqueline POH, Chief Executive, Govtech, Singapore


12.10 pm

Closing Remarks

Dean GOH Yihan, SMU

12.15 pm

Photo-taking & Lunch Reception



Parallel Sessions

1.30 pm

Stream 1A (OC)
Panel Discussion: Combatting Cybersecurity Threats - Should data protection fall within the purview of the Chief Info-Security Officer or the General Counsel?


Dr Flemming MOOS, Partner and International Head of Data Protection, Osborne Clarke



YEONG Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner , Personal Data Protection Commission



KOH See Khiang, Director, Health Capital Pte Ltd 

Isabella HO, General Counsel, MyRepublic

Jennifer KOO, Corporate Attorney, Microsoft


1.30 pm

Stream 1B (SMU)

Presentation: Trade Secrets: from Cybersecurity to the Internet-of-Things


Hannah LIM Yee Fen, Associate Professor, NTU



Professor Sharon K. SANDEEN, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Trade Secrets, Cybersecurity & The Wrongful Acquisition Tort

Dr C. SAPPA, Assistant Professor, IÉSEG School of Management, IoT: What does Trade Secrecy have to do with a Sharing-based Paradigm?



Parallel Sessions

2.35 pm

Stream 2A (OC)

Panel Discussion: Judgment Day for Lawyers - Automation of Qualitative Decision Making & the Practice of Law


KOH Chia Ling, Managing Director, Osborne Clarke Queen Street, Singapore



Chee Kin LAM, Managing Director & Head of Compliance, DBS



Rein GRAAT, Managing Director & General Counsel Asia-Pacific, ING
Xavier PICAN, Partner, Osborne Clarke 


2.35 pm

Stream 2B (SMU)

Presentation: The Regulation of Online Platforms



LOO Wee Ling, Associate Professor, SMU



Dr Jonathan GALLOWAY, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, Innovation of platforms: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Dr Gary LOW, Assistant Professor, SMU, Risk and Online Platforms: Regulatory and other Perspectives


3.35 pm

Tea Break



Plenary Session 1:

4.15 pm

Presentation: Connected & Autonomous Transport



Kelvin LOW, Associate Professor, SMU



Simon SPOONER, Partner and International Head of Transport & Automotive Sector, Osborne Clarke, Connected & Autonomous Transport

CHEN Siyuan, Assistant Professor, SMU, Chow Zi En, Recreational drones and alleged privacy intrusions: any personal remedies?


5:15 pm

Programme End