Main Stage Programme

DAY 1

09:00 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:30

09:30 – 11:00
This panel discussion dives into the world of generative AI and its impact on creative industries. Join
us as we hear from panellists from the creative industries their firsthand experience using AI tools to
enhance their work, while also exploring the potential threats posed by AI, such as the ability to
generate content in the style of existing artists. We’ll delve into emerging legal issues surrounding
AI-created work and explore what protections are available to creatives in this evolving landscape. This
is your chance to hear a unique voice from the creative community and gain insights into the future of
creativity in the age of AI.


Moderator

Dr Stanley Lai SC
Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Co-Head of the Cybersecurity & Data
Protection Practice and Partner of the Litigation and Disputes Department
Allen & Gledhill LLP


Speakers

Mr Simon Seow
Regional Director
IFPI Southeast Asia Regional Office

Mr Tim Xu
Lead, AI Products & Solutions
Mediacorp Pte Ltd

11:30 – 13:00
This panel delves into the legal intricacies surrounding large language models (LLMs) and artificial
intelligence (AI). We’ll explore copyright issues arising from pre-training LLMs, including ongoing fair
use cases and the data mining exception’s applicability in various jurisdictions. We’ll then tackle the
debate on AI-generated works’ intellectual property rights, examining the US Copyright Office’s stance
against AI authorship and contrasting it with a recent Beijing court decision. Finally, the discussion
will shift to data privacy concerns in web scraping, analyzing the Singapore PDPA’s public availability
exception and its relevance to LLM pre-training. We’ll also explore the impact of the Clearview AI
decision under the GDPR and delve into potential legal justifications for web scraping, such as research
and innovation purposes.


Moderator

Mr David Low
Director Legal
Smart Nation and Digital Government Office


Speakers

Ms Charissa Soh
Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, APAC & Japan
Adobe

Ms Trina Ha
Chief Legal Counsel
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

13:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 16:00
This panel delves into the evolving landscape of AI regulation and governance worldwide. We’ll explore
how regions like the EU and China are adopting mandatory regulations, with the EU focusing on risk
stratification and the extension of data protection laws to AI. China, meanwhile, targets specific
applications like recommendation systems. We’ll then contrast these approaches with voluntary frameworks
in the US and Singapore, and discuss how these diverse strategies reflect each region’s policy goals,
from the EU’s focus on fundamental rights to China’s concerns about social disruption. Finally, we’ll
examine the future of AI governance in Asia Pacific, considering how these regional trends might
influence policy development.


Moderator

Mr Yeong Zee Kin
Chief Executive
Singapore Academy of Law


Speakers

Ms April Chin
Managing Partner & CEO (Singapore)
Resaro

Mr Gerry Chng
Co-chair – AI Technical Committee

Ms Lee Wan Sie
Director
Infocomm Media Development Authority

Mr Michael Tan
Head of Legal
Google Cloud Asia Pacific

16:30 – 18:00
This panel dives into the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for core private law areas
like contracts, consumer protection, and intellectual property. Experts will explore how these doctrines
need to adapt to accommodate AI, including questions surrounding responsible contracting, liability for
AI-driven decisions, and consumer protection in an AI-powered marketplace. The discussion will also
delve into challenges surrounding intellectual property, such as patenting AI-assisted and AI-generated
inventions. By examining these issues and potential solutions, the panel aims to equip companies and
lawyers to navigate the evolving legal landscape of AI.


Moderator

Professor Ernest Lim
Professor
National University of Singapore


Speakers

Ms Angela Xu
Senior Privacy Counsel for Asia Pacific
Google

Associate Professor Anke Moerland
Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law
Maastricht University

Professor Anthony Casey
Professor
University of Chicago Law School

Ms Denise Wong
Assistant Chief Executive
Infocomm Media Development Authority

Professor Jeannie Paterson
Founding Co-director, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics
Melbourne Law School

DAY 2

09:00 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:30

09:30 – 11:00
This panel explores how AI is revolutionizing legal research (e.g. automated research), contract
analysis (e.g. validation against pre-approved templates), and evidence review (e.g. automated
chronologies). But with great power comes great responsibility. We will ponder the ethical risks:
confidentiality in cloud-based models, AI bias, and the risk of abdicating responsibility to machines.
We will also discuss mitigating measures like Retrieval Augmented Generation, fine-tuning, and AI
regulation in various jurisdictions. Don’t miss this chance to stay ahead of the curve!


Moderator

Mr Tan Ken Hwee
Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer (Judiciary)
Supreme Court of Singapore


Speakers

Mr Kenta Kusano
Chief Technology & Innovation Office and Chief Executive
LawNet Technology Services

Ms Rachel Wong
Counsel
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan
Partner and Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Director and Co-founder, Rajah & Tann Technologies and Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity

Ms Sophie Mathur
Partner – Head of Corporate, Asia
Linklaters

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 13:00
This panel will present the challenges and solutions that can be explored as we navigate an online world
where people must guard against deepfakes and misinformation. We’ll delve into the impact of generative
AI on this evolving “cat-and-mouse game,” looking at international policy developments like the EU’s
DSA, Singapore’s POFMA, and various emerging AI-related policies. We’ll then analyse the potential of
technical solutions such as digital watermarking and labelling, and other industry solutions across the
EU, US, China, and Singapore. Finally, the discussion will explore the user’s role and the need for an
ecosystem-wide approach, encompassing content creation tools, distribution platforms, and responsible
user behaviour.


Moderator

Ms Alice Budisatrijo
Head of Misinformation Policy for APAC
Meta


Speakers

Ms Vanessa Yeo
Cluster Director, Strategic Policy & Operations, POFMA Office
Infocomm Media Development Authority

13:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 16:00
This panel dives into the intersection of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and the
digital world. We’ll explore how mandatory ESG reporting for listed companies is impacting supply
chains, and the challenges and solutions for collecting reliable ESG data. The discussion will then
shift to the environmental footprint of digital technologies themselves, with a look at innovative
solutions like green software to reduce carbon emissions. Finally, we’ll examine digital sustainability
initiatives undertaken by both businesses and governments.


Moderator

Ms Joyce Tan
Managing Director
Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC


Speakers

Ms Carrie Suen
Senior Advisor of Global Affairs and Sustainability Strategies & Head of Public Policy
Ant Financial

Ms Fang Eu-Lin
Sustainability and Climate Change Practice Leader
PwC Singapore

Mr Gregory Tan
Joint Head, Legal & Regulatory
Temasek International Pte Ltd