DAY 1 SPEAKERS' PROFILES

DAY 1 – 26 October 2017 (Thursday) 

Welcome Address

Simon Beswick International CEO, Osborne Clarke
As International CEO Simon shapes Osborne Clarke to meet the ever-changing needs of its clients as they adapt to the fast-changing economic, regulatory, business and market environment in which they operate. Whether it’s through a focus on developing lawyers to advise clients in an industry context, or the extension of Osborne Clarke internationally, it’s Simon’s role to make sure the firm’s vision and strategic plan is coming to fruition. He also ensures that day-to-day Osborne Clarke is always innovating to deliver the high levels and the best value of service clients have come to expect. He ran Osborne Clarke's UK business from 2003 to 2014 and has been the International CEO since 2012. Before that Simon was head of the Silicon Valley office, working with US businesses acquiring or investing in Europe. He is a private equity lawyer, and led the corporate practice in the UK before he went to the US. Simon joined Osborne Clarke as a newly qualified lawyer in 1986, and has been a Partner for over twenty years. Simon also brings three decades of private equity and international business experience to Osborne Clarke's smart cities team. He has recently written articles for The Times and City AM on how laws and regulations need to change to realise smarter cities in Europe.

GOH Speech

Ng How Yue Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Law
Mr Ng How Yue was appointed Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Law in December 2014. Prior to that, Mr Ng was Second Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Trade & Industry in October 2011. Mr Ng was also the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister from September 2008. He has held positions in several Ministries and government agencies. He is also the Chairman of Energy Market Authority (EMA) with effect from 1 May 2016 and he graduated from the University of London, Imperial College with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and also has a Masters of Science in Management from Stanford University.

Opening Keynote speech "AI and the Law"
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Professor Ian Kerr University of Ottawa
Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments in Medicine, Philosophy and Information Studies. Building on his prior Oxford University Press book, Lessons from the Identity Trail, his ongoing privacy work focuses on the interplay between emerging public and private sector surveillance technologies, civil liberties and human rights. His more recent work, including his new book, Robot Law, focuses on legal and ethical implications of AI, robotics and implantable devices.

Dr. Kerr’s research has attracted eight million dollars in support from the Canada’s Tri-Council, including recent funding for his work on AI, robotics, artificial organs and medical enhancement devices. He is the co-director of the Canada Research Chair Laboratory in Law and Technology, a facility supporting the work of 40 researchers. His devotion to teaching has earned him seven awards and citations, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His courses—Building Better Humans? and The Laws of Robotics—have garnered international attention, with regular invitations to lecture and teach at prestigious institutions across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Koh Chia Ling Managing Director, OC Queen Street, Singapore
Chia-Ling is a Director of Singapore Law Practice, OC Queen Street LLC. He supports digital innovation, investments and critical infrastructural transformation. Chia-Ling advises organisations on both contentious and non-contentious cyber security issues, data protection, data-mapping, data-governance, intellectual property management, validity and infringement, due-diligence, telecommunications and media regulations, competition, FinTech and payments financial regulations. Chia-Ling’s core areas of expertise lie in technology and dispute resolution. According to peers, he is ‘known for his strength as a technology practitioner, Chambers Asia Pacific 2016. Chia-Ling “gains recognition for his ‘understanding of the technical aspect of disputes’, Corporation clients frequently rely on his expertise in cross border TMT litigation and data policy matters.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2015.

Panel Discussion "AI and the Law"

Dr Eliza Mik Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU
After leaving the Warsaw Offices of Allen & Overy in 1998, Eliza Mik has worked in-house in a number of software companies, Internet start-ups and telecommunication providers in Poland, Malaysia, Australia and the UAE advising on e-commerce, software licensing and the acquisition of ICT infrastructure. Throughout her career Eliza maintained an interest in all developments (both legal and technical) pertaining to the use of the Internet as an enabler of commerce. Those interests resulted in the 2007 thesis “Contract Formation in Open Electronic Networks.” After joining SMU in 2010, Eliza continued her research into the regulation of e-commerce and the interaction between contract law and technology. Her field of study also includes the contractual allocation of risk by means of liquidated damages.

Jacqueline Poh Chief Executive, Govtech, Singapore
Jacqueline is the Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, with key competencies in infocomm technology and related engineering. As the implementing agency for Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government initiatives, Jacqueline and her team in GovTech partner government agencies to deploy digital, data science, IoT and other technologies to deliver public impact, as well as to ensure the resiliency and cybersecurity needs of government systems. Jacqueline was previously Managing Director of the Infocommunications Development Authority, GovTech’s predecessor organisation; and has held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Defence. Jacqueline sits on the boards of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Institute of Systems Science and St Luke’s Eldercare.

Closing Remarks
Dean Goh Yihan SMU
Professor Goh research focuses primarily on the law of contract and torts, with a secondary interest in the principles of statutory interpretation and the legal process. He has published numerous books, chapters and journal articles internationally and in Singapore, which have been cited on multiple occasions by the Singapore courts and the Federal Court of Malaysia. He has been appointed amicus curiae before the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Singapore High Court. In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the development and advancement of Singapore law, he became the youngest recipient of the pentennial Singapore Academy of Law Singapore Law Merit Award in 2013. He obtained his LL.B. (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore on a University Undergraduate Scholarship, where he graduated as the top student in 2006. He subsequently obtained a LL.M. from Harvard University in 2010 on a NUS University Overseas Graduate Scholarship.
Parallel Session 1A: "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
Flemming is specialised in data protection and IT law and has spent many years advising national and international companies from the technology industry as well as their customers. He regularly reports at meetings and conferences on diverse data protection law topics. Flemming qualified as a lawyer in 2001. Before joining Osborne Clarke at the start of 2014, he worked at other international law firms, most recently as a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.
Yeong Zee Kin Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission
Before becoming Assistant Chief Executive at the Personal Data Protection Commission, Yeong Zee Kin was Senior State Counsel and Director of Technology Law in the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. He also holds a concurrent appointment as Senior Director (Special Projects) in the Legal Services department of the Ministry of Communications and Information. Prior this, Zee Kin was Senior Assistant Registrar and CIO of the Supreme Court of Singapore where he managed the Supreme Court’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology lists, eventually issuing its IP Court Guide. He was instrumental in maintaining Singapore’s leadership in court technology in electronic filing and introducing online case files. He pushed the boundaries of electronic discovery and the use of technology to manage electronic evidence pre-trial and present electronic evidence during hearings.
Headshot Koh See Khiang Director, Health Capital Pte Ltd
As APAC Chief Privacy Officer, See Khiang is responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of Citi’s data privacy program in the region. See Khiang works with businesses and global functions to identify and mitigate data privacy issues and risks in APAC, and to establish standards and procedures to ensure compliance with Citi’s data privacy principles and applicable data privacy laws and regulations.  See Khiang is also concurrently the lead for APAC Enterprise Operations & Technology Compliance, and covers a number of related information compliance topics in that capacity.
Isabella Ho General Counsel, MyRepublic
Isabella is General Counsel for MyRepublic Group, a regional telecom & digital company headquartered in Singapore.  The Group, just 6 years old, operates in Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia.  MyRepublic’s mission is to disrupt the telecoms industry, delivering superior service at a lower cost, by utilizing NBN infrastructure and a proprietary cloud-based operating platform.  Isabella was formerly Director of Legal at the gaming entertainment company Razer Group, where she oversaw all global intellectual property matters. Isabella’s experience in corporate, commercial, IP and IT law has been gained working over 20 years in-house and in practice, variously in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. She has had responsibility for global and Asian regional roles, in consumer industries, manufacturing, telco and the educational sectors.  Her areas of expertise include technology & intellectual property law, and disputes and litigation. Isabella is admitted to practise law in Malaysia and Australia.

Jennifer Koo Corporate Attorney, Microsoft
Jennifer Koo is currently the lead attorney for Microsoft Singapore.  In this role, Jennifer is responsible for the company’s corporate, external and legal affairs in Singapore.  This includes supporting commercial transactions and providing regulatory counsel to business groups on public policy issues such as intellectual property rights, privacy and internet security and safety. Before joining Microsoft, Jennifer was with eBay as its legal counsel responsible for Southeast Asia.  Jennifer started her career in Rajah & Tann, one of the largest law firm in Singapore, focusing on intellectual property technology, entertainment and communications law. Jennifer is a co-founder of womenLEAP, a group for legal, executive and advisory professionals to connect, collaborate and network and is passionate about women in leadership.

Parallel Session 1B: Trade Secrets: from Cybersecurity to the Internet-of-things
Hannah Lim Yee Fen Associate Professor, NTU
Hannah Lim Yee Fen graduated with double degree in Computer Science and in Law from the University of Sydney, where she went on to complete a Master of Laws by Thesis with Honours under a Telstra Scholarship. She is currently an Associate Professor of Business Law at Nanyang Technological University. Hannah is an internationally recognized legal scholar in Technology & Internet law, IP Law and Data Protection, Privacy Law and Cybercrime Law. She wrote one of the pioneering and seminal books on Internet law, Cyberspace Law in 2002 published by Oxford University Press and her research has been cited with approval by senior judiciary, most notably by the High Court of Australia where her scholarship was adopted and formed one of the key reasons for decision. Hannah has also served on the Law Reform Committee of Singapore, Academy of Law and she has assisted the Ministry of Law, Media Development Authority and the Intellectual Property of Singapore on legal matters. Hanna is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Professor Sharon K. Sandeen Image Professor Sharon K. Sandeen Mitchell Hamline School of law
Professor Sandeen is an internationally recognized expert on trade secret law, having written (with E. Rowe) the first casebook on the subject in the United States (Cases and Materials in Trade Secret Law), Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell, and Trade Secrecy and International Transactions. In addition to her books, she has written numerous articles and book chapters on intellectual property and Internet law topics, including detailed examinations of the drafting histories the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Article 39 of the TRIPS Agreement, and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. A native of northern California, Professor Sandeen earned two degrees from the University of California Berkeley; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and an LL.M. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Dr Cristiana Sappa Assistant Professor, IÉSEG School of Management
Cristiana Sappa (PhD in Private Law, Paris 2009 – Pavia 2009) is assistant professor in Business Law at Iéseg School of Management, where she currently teaches Business Law, as well as Intellectual Property & Openness. She taught in several Universities and Business Schools in different European Countries. Her main research field is Intellectual Property law. She has a particular interest in digitization-related issues and she published in three different languages. She coordinated the EU thematic network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI and LPASI 2.0) and a research project on access and re-use of public sector information. She is a qualified attorney-at-law in France. 
Parallel Session 2A: (OC) Judgement Day for Laywers- Automation of Qualitative Decision Making & the Practice of Law
Chee Kin Lam Managing Director & Head of Compliance, DBS
Over the years, Chee Kin has made various contributions to advancing industry standards. His subject matter interest spans a wide range of content across banking, asset management and sales/trading. Most recently, he has been working on conduct in the financial markets, which has resulted in updates to the Singapore Guide to Conduct & Market Practices for Treasury Activities (the "Blue Book"). He is committed to the cause of professionalizing Compliance, being one of the pioneering members of the IBF Compliance Working Group. His expertise has helped shape the IBF Standards for Compliance, and he is personally excited about how the industry can take advantage of new developments in content and technology to further enhance standards and professionalise. Chee Kin also serves on the Advisory Panel to the NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law, the Data Protection Advisory Committee of Singapore and the Disciplinary Committee of Singapore Exchange Limited.

Rein Graat Managing Director & General Counsel Asia-Pacific, ING

Rein Graat started his career as a lawyer in private practice in 2000 with Simmons & Simmons (UK and NL based) before joining ABN AMRO in 2005 where he held several positions, including Head Legal Financial Markets, Head Legal Corporate Development & M&A, ending as General Counsel ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (Royal Bank of Scotland). In the last roles, Rein was intensively involved in corporate governance, regulatory and divestment topics. Rein moved to ING in 2008 and became responsible for the global legal function supporting Financial Markets, Corporate Finance and Bank Treasury. In 2011 he moved outside the legal profession and took on the position of Global Head FI Sales Financial Markets and subsequently stood at the base of introducing a new global Sales structure and cultural change within Financial Markets. From August 2014 to May 2016, Rein was the Global Head Financial Markets Strategy (London based). As a member of the global WB Innovation Board and WB Sustainable Finance Board, Rein contributed to shaping important WB pillars as part of ING’s overall strategic ambitions and directions.

Per 1 October 2015 Rein is the General Counsel for Asia Pacific (Singapore based) and responsible for the Legal function supporting ING Wholesale Banking, Retail and Corporate Development, reporting into the ING Group General Counsel. The years of managing strategic planning, change management, innovation and sales at ING give Rein the ability to look at topics from a fresh and pro-active perspective, which has helped to raise the profile of the Asia-Pacific legal team and made it a driving force for innovation, business and risk management growth both regionally and globally. Rein is a frequently asked speaker for conferences and panel discussions. In June 2017 Rein was recognized as one of the most Innovative General Counsels Asia Pacific by the Financial Times. Moreover, his team across Asia Pacific was recognized as one of the most Innovative In-house Legal Teams Asia Pacific in June 2017 as well.

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Xavier Pican Partner, Osborne Clarke
Passionate about technologies, their industrial application and protection, Xavier has worked in diverse international groups and sectors such as energy, defence and telecoms. Xavier works as counsel and litigator and has extensive experience of complex and multicultural negotiations. He has also developed a global, technical and innovative vision in particular in the smart cities domain. He bring experience in patents, intellectual property, information technologies and data protection. Xavier has a Master of Law from Queen Mary Westfield College, a postgraduate in International (DESS) Business Law of Toulouse, a CEIPI Diploma from Strasbourg and Executive MBA - Essec Paris. After 12 years in the industry, he has worked with Ginestie Magellan Paley Vincent in Paris for 2 years and for Lefevre Pelletier & Associes as Head of the IP/IT Practice for five years.

Parallel Session 2B: The Regulation of Online Platforms
Loo Wee Ling Associate Professor, SMU
Loo Wee Ling is an Associate Professor of Law (Practice) at the Singapore Management University School of Law. She graduated with an LLB (Second Class Honours – Upper Division) from the National University of Singapore and obtained her LLM from the Law School of University of Sydney. She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court. Since leaving private legal practice (specialising in Admiralty Law), she has taught diverse substantive and skills-based law courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. She currently teaches Business Law and Ethics & Social Responsibility at the Singapore Management University. Among others, she has authored a book on the law of credit and security and published journal articles on consumer and contract law.
Dr Jonathan Galloway Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School
Dr Galloway’s main research interests are on the interface between competition policy and other areas including innovation, intellectual property and politics. He is the author of the Competition Disqualification Orders chapter in Mithani: Director Disqualification (Butterworths Lexis Nexis) and has published in journals including the European Competition Law Review, World Competition: Law and Economics Review, and the Competition Law Review, as well as having co-authored a book with Catherine Colston on Modern Intellectual Property (Routledge), and co-edited Cases and Materials on UK & EC Competition Law (OUP). He is currently editing a book with OUP entitled Intersections of Antitrust: Policy and Regulation. Dr Galloway holds a LL.B. (Hons) from Strathclyde University, a Ph.D. from Glasgow University, and is an Attorney-at-Law (New York).
Dr Gary Low Assistant Professor, SMU
Assistant Professor Low main research interests are in the fields of European private law (in particular, contract and consumer law), behavioural law and economics, and neuro law. His publications have appeared in the European Business Law Review, the European Journal of Law and Economics, and the European Review of Private Law. Gary is, in addition, called to the Singapore Bar. Gary began his legal career in 2005 as a Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Thereafter, he practiced shipping law and commercial litigation and arbitration at one of the largest law firms in Singapore. He read for law at the London School of Economics (LL.B with First Class Honours) and Oxford (BCL with Distinction). His doctorate in law, written under the supervision of noted comparatist Jan Smits, was conferred by University Maastricht.
Plenary Session 1: Connected & Autonomous Transport
Kelvin Low, Associate Professor, SMU
Kelvin is Associate Professor at Singapore Management University and Professor Elect at City University of Hong Kong. He is an Editor of Trust Law International and Section Editor for Singapore for the Property Law Review. He is a co-author of the third edition Singapore’s leading land law text, Tan Sook Yee’s Principles of Singapore Land Law and co-author of the second edition of the leading English text on personal property, The Law of Personal Property, together with Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer and Gerard McMeel. He has published internationally in the broad field of private law and he has been cited by the courts in Singapore, England and Malaysia as well as the Law Commissions of England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand in addition to various leading texts including Chitty on Contracts and Benjamin’s Sale of Goods.
Simon Spooner Partner and International Head of Transport & Automotive Sector, Osborne Clarke
Simon Spooner advises on all manner of corporate law but specializes in M&A advising on transactions across a range of different industries (including logistics, aerospace and defence) but predominantly focusing on transport and automotive. Simon qualified in September 2000, joined Osborne Clarke the same year and became a partner in 2006. He is based in Bristol but spends a lot of time working out of London also. He speaks regularly at international conferences on transport and automotive matters and is recognized for his focus on smart cities and how transport is changing to fit the urban mobility demands of the future.
Chen Siyuan Assistant Professor, SMU
Assistant Professor Chen primary research interest is in criminal evidence law. He has published in journals such as the International Journal of Evidence & Proof and International Commentary on Evidence. Some of his works have been cited by the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal. His first evidence text, The Law of Evidence in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell), for which he is the principal author, was released in 2016. In 2015, he was awarded SMU’s Lee Kong Chian Fellowship for research excellence. He obtained an LLB (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007, and an LLM from Harvard University in 2010. In NUS he was the top student in public law as well as jurisprudence, and captained the Philip C Jessup moot team to first seed qualification, third-place finish, and an Alona E Evans prize in Washington DC.
Chow Zi En 

Chow Zi En graduated from Singapore Management University Magna cum Laude and was also winner of the Joe Grimberg Top Advocate award. As a student she was an avid mooter, having participated in international competitions such as the Price and Jessup moots. She also engaged in several extensive research projects involving international law and the intersection between drone technology and tort law, and has published in those areas. She is presently a candidate for Part B of the Singapore Bar examinations.