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Join us for the 15th Year of the Asia Conference in India!

Conference Theme: Re-Imagining Tech Regulations for the Digital Economy

2019 International Asia Conference
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

14:30 to 15:30

Data Protection Committee Meeting (open to all)

Quartz, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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E-Commerce Committee Meeting (open to all)

Sapphire, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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15:45 to 16:45

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting (open to all)

Sapphire, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (open to all)

Quartz, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Startup Committee Meeting (open to all)

Topaz, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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17:00 to 18:00

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting (open to all)

Sapphire, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee Meeting (open to all)

Topaz, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting (open to all)

Quartz, JW Marriott

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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18:00 to 19:30

Welcome Reception

Spice Terrace Lounge, JW Marriott

Join your colleagues in kicking off the conference with a drink.  All attendees are invited to attend this reception to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

09:00 to 09:15

Welcome Address by the President

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

09:15 to 09:45

Meet the Presidents

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

Introduction to Former Presidents of ITechLaw to celebrate ITechLaw’s 15th year in India.

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09:50 to 10:20

Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

10:25 to 11:40

Re-imagining Intermediary Liability in the Age of Fake News, Hate Speech, and Information Wars

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

  • The Changing Concept of Intermediaries
  • New Developments and the Global Trend to Regulate Intermediaries
  • The Case for Safe Harbors
  • Fake News: Where Does Due Diligence End
  • Transparency, Bad Actors and Content Selection: Defining the Limits of Editorial Control
  • Government Control: Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Speakers:

  • Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tétrault, Canada
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12:00 to 13:00

Data Fiduciary: A Bold New Idea in the Big Data World

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

The panel will discuss the concept of a data fiduciary in the Data Protection Bill 2018 and balancing commercial realities and interests of Data Fiduciaries and Data Principal Rights over a range of concepts including Fair and Reasonable standards, Access and Portability, Harm and Accountability, the Right to be Forgotten, and impact on data intermediaries.

Moderator: Aditi Chopra, Microsoft, India

Speakers:

  • MichaelSchmidl, Baker McKenzie, Germany

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Government: Rethinking the Role of Government in the Age of Big Data

Grand Ballroom 2, JW Marriott

Most governments across the globe have been set up in the pre-digital era where practices and regulations have been based on either too little or too much control over its citizens and business. With the advent of big data and governance techniques, is it possible to rethink the role of governments in societies and business? Reactive and consultative policy making using big data and the ability to change rulemaking itself.

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13:00 to 14:00

Networking Lunch

Grand Ballroom Foyer, JW Marriott

Included buffet lunch for all attendees

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14:00 to 15:00

FinTech in Asia: Balancing Regulation and Innovation

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

Regulators need to strike the right balance between regulation and innovation. What are some of the strategies and initiatives adopted by regulators to achieve this balance? How would regulation look in the future for the Fintech sector. The panel will look at innovative business models in Fintech that is disrupting the traditional financial services sector, including P2P lending, Payments, E-money, Robo-advisory and Crypto-currency.

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Policy and Regulatory Challenges for the Future of Mobility

Grand Ballroom 2, JW Marriott

This panel covers urban mobility, ride sharing, drones, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles (EV), and alternate modes of transport. The panel will discuss liability and privacy issue relating to autonomous transportation and the changing the stance of government on EVs, and how EV adoption can be fostered.

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15:15 to 16:15

Changing IP Landscape in eCommerce and Impact on Intermediaries

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

The Panel will discuss changing due diligence standards for intermediaries, notice and takedown standards, parallel imports and grey market sales, advertising and free speech protections, content owners and intermediary relationship, and difficulties posed due to Shreya Singhal v. Myspace.

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Data Sovereignty vs. Free Data: A Debate on Data Localization

Grand Ballroom 2, JW Marriott

16:15 to 17:00

General Counsel Forum

Grand Ballroom 1, JW Marriott

Saving IT Projects in Mediation: Technical, Legal, or Emotional Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Tool

Grand Ballroom 2, JW Marriott

Speaker:

  • Steve Andersen, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, United States
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17:00 to 18:00

I-WIN: Women in Tech

Grand Ballroom 2, JW Marriott

19:30 to 23:00

Gala Reception & Dinner

Join your fellow ITechLaw attendees and guests for the formal Gala Reception and Dinner. The formal Gala Dinner is a hallmark of ITechLaw’s annual conference and is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow attendees.

Black-tie recommended; ticketed event.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

08:00 to 09:00

In-House Counsel Breakfast Meeting

Quartz & Sapphire, JW Marriott

09:00 to 09:40

Talk on Artificial Intelligence

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

09:45 to 10:45

OTT: Is Convergence a Reality or an Excuse to Regulate

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

The panel discusses the fundamental question: Is a need to regulate OTT content and services? They will continue to debate the irrelevance of existing regulations and how old telecom and media regulations need to be reimagined. Convergence is the need of the hour with overregulated traditional content/telecom sector.

Is convergence a reality or is it an excuse to regulate?

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11:00 to 12:00

Policy Making for the Emerging Tech in India

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

The panel will analyse a few topics which saw deep regulatory engagement or lack of engagement including drones, e-pharmacy regulations, social media, etc. They will discuss key issues relating to how startups can influence policy decisions, should GCs wear a policy hat, and how to get the government to sit and take note of emerging technologies.

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12:00 to 13:00

Invest in Asia: A Panel on Trends, Challenges, and Developments in M&As in the Tech Sector in the Asian Markets

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

13:00 to 14:00

Networking Lunch

Grand Ballroom Foyer, JW Marriott

Included buffet lunch for all attendees

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14:00 to 15:00

Internet of Humans to Internet of Things

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

Emerging issues across the globe relating to IoT, including security, liability privacy, spectrum, and safety.

Moderator: Jaipat Jain, Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP, United States

Speakers:

  • Kristian Foss, Bull & Co., Norway
  • Teresa Fonte, Osborne Clarks, Germany
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15:05 to 15:35

Regulating DNA Technology

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

Key challenges in regulating DNA technology, splicing, and data.

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15:50 to 16:50

Communications Panel: Rethinking Existing Licensing Frameworks and New Challenges

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

  • Telecom regulation over consumer internet
  • Rethinking policy for 5G adoption
  • Liberalizing the devices market
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16:55 to 17:45

Tech in Law: How Technology is Changing the Face of Law and the Life of Lawyers

Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott

17:45 to 18:00

Closing Valedictory and Raffle