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2020 International Asia-Pacific Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

15:30 to 17:00

I-WIN Session: Artificial Intelligence and Bias

Ballroom 2

Love it or fear it, artificial intelligence (AI) is already making an impact on our way of life and business. But does AI amplify bias, including gender bias, and discrimination? Join us in a thought-provoking conversation led by our i-WIN panelists, who will share their views and experiences on AI.

Speakers:

  • Prerna Gandhi, Amazon, Singapore
  • Yi Lin Seng, Mastercard, Singapore

 

17:30 to 20:00

Opening Reception

Lantern, Rooftop of Fullerton Bay Hotel

Thursday, April 23, 2020

09:05 to 09:30

Opening Keynote

Ballroom 2

Speakers

  • Zee Kin Yeoung, Deputy Comissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

09:30 to 10:45

Privacy Challenges: Global Business and the approach to varying laws across Asia

Ballroom 2

Where should the balance lie between government action and consumer's acting to protect their personal data rights? The GDPR marked a huge change for global companies by providing authorities with significant enforcement power. In Asia, the Singapore PDPA as well as introduction of laws in many Asia Pacific countries in recent times has also shifted focus to enforcement in the region. The 2019 unprecedented 5b civil penalty imposed on Facebook was a game changer. In China, enforcement of privacy rights has been made under the cybersecurity law as a government agency took down apps and issued rectification orders against 18 companies. In Singapore, a data breach of 1.5 million patients’ records including the Prime Minister's resulted in a public sector data security review. In Korea, criminal indictments have been made against companies and individuals. Whilst these enforcement actions and government reviews are likely to increase, will consumers respond and exercise their rights over their data more aggressively? Should Governments be the main drivers of compliance and should action be criminal or civil or should consumers take ownership of their personal data. Companies are adding significant resources to meet anticipated consumer demands, according to a recent PwC survey of preparedness for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This panel will discuss the various approaches taken in different geographical regions as well as debate where the balance should lie.

Speakers

  • Zee Kin Yeoung, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore
  • Melissa Maalouf, ZwillGen, United States
  • Jongsoo Yoon, Lee & Co., Korea
  • Grace Chen, Ant Financial, Singapore

11:00 to 12:30

Artificial Intelligence

Ballroom 2

Speakers

  • Anthony Cook, Microsoft, Singapore
  • David Hardoon, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore

13:30 to 15:00

Cybersecurity

Ballroom 2

Speakers

  • Maria Lindegård Eiderholm, Lindberg & Saxon, Sweden, Moderator
  • Wei Chieh Lim, SWARMNETICS, Singapore
  • Jared Ragland, Business Software Alliance, Singapore
  • Eugene Weitz, DXC Technology Managed Legal, United States
  • Probir Roy Chowdhury, J. Sagar Associates, India

15:30 to 17:00

Biometrics

Ballroom 2

Speakers

  • Jenna Karadbil, Law Offices of Jenna F. Karadbil, United States
  • Ira Schwartz, Parker Schwartz PLLC, United States
  • Krista Ehinger, University of Melbourne, Australia
Friday, April 24, 2020

09:00 to 09:30

Introduction of Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework

Ballroom 2

Speakers

  • Susan Barty, CMS London, United Kingdom
  • Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tetreault, Canada

09:30 to 10:45

Rights in Data

Ballroom 2

Aside from rights in personal information there are various other legal rights developing around the world in relation to data.  From rights to access any information held by banks through to ownership rights derived from artificial intelligence, there are new rights being generated to protect people’s interests in this valuable commodity.  This session will look at some of the rights developing in particular countries and will act as a pointer as to where things may head in the future.

Speakers:

  • Anna Gamvros, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong
  • Takashi Nakazaki, Anderson Mori, Japan
  • Martin M. Zoltick Esq., Rothwell Figg, United States
  • Arvind Dixit, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia

11:00 to 12:30

Open Banking: Approaches from around the World

Ballroom 2

The future of digital banking and payments - “Open Banking: Approaches from around the World” – This would be a panel presentation with representatives from different regions, Singapore, and Hong Kong.  An overview of the regulatory regime would be provided, together with practical insights on commercial developments (including use of APIs and bank-fintech collaborations) in each jurisdiction.

Speakers

  • Paul Yuen, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ashwin Mathialagan, Grab, Singapore
  • Jeremy Tan, Liquid Group, Singapore

13:30 to 15:00

Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

Ballroom 2

In this current digital age, when businesses are making significant investments on intelligent environments via robotics, artificial intelligence and immersive experiences, what is the role of intellectual property (IP)? This session explores the capabilities and limitations of technology and the consequences these capabilities may have on the exploitation and protection of one's intellectual property and technology assets. Join us for a dynamic program as we listen to IP experts on the latest IP trends, strategic considerations and practical tips for IP protection and management in this digital age.

Speakers

  • Simon Malynicz, 3 New Square, United Kingdom
  • Steve (Kefeng) Zhao, Anjie Law Firm, China 
  • Sue-Ann Li, Gojeck, Singapore

15:20 to 16:50

Key Technology Issues in China

Ballroom 2