Global Tech Talks – Innovation in Singapore
This live virtual discussion will feature high calibre thought leaders with an emphasis on the global technological landscape, speakers will explore the growth of legal tech in Singapore and Asia, drivers for global collaboration in legal innovation, and technology as a business enabler.
- Discuss the future of global justice & online courts
- Discover emerging legal tech trends & the convergence of law & technology
- Debate the potential of digital disruption in law & opportunities for growth
- Consider how and what the legal sector are doing to future proof in Asia
Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Society for Computers & Law
Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker and independent adviser to international professional firms, general counsel, judiciaries, and national governments.
His main area of expertise is the future of legal service, with particular reference to the impact of information technology. He has specialised in legal technology since the early 1980s and his views have influenced a generation of lawyers and legal technologists around the world.
Mr TAN Ken Hwee
Chief Transformation & Innovation Officer (Judiciary)
Supreme Court of Singapore
As Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer (Judiciary) at the Supreme Court, Ken Hwee looks after the transformation, digitalisation, innovation and technology plans of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts. He has also been involved in related law reform work like the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and the Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Act 2021. He manages the Courts of the Future workplan for the Judiciary.
Before taking on this role, Ken Hwee was the Chief Prosecutor in charge of the Financial and Technology Crime Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. FTCD handled white-collar crime cases in Singapore, including cheating, criminal breach of trust, corruption, cybercrime, money-laundering and terrorism financing, and Securities and Futures Act and Companies Act offences.
Ken Hwee has also been a Senior State Counsel advising on Public International Law and a Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court. As State Counsel he also assisted in the development of key legislation like the Electronic Transactions Act 1998 and the Internet Code of Practice 1996 and various iterations of the Computer Misuse Act.
He has held appointments as Chief Information Officer at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and at the Supreme Court. He has been involved in legal technology in Singapore since 1990.
Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen
Co-founder & Editor
Ranked 2nd and 10th in the Asia Law Portal’s 2022 women legal innovators in Asia and 2023 APAC legal innovators respectively, Jennifer is an associate at a leading international law firm where she advises clients on a wide range of Fintech/tech/data-related regulatory matters and contractual agreements pertaining to their business activities such as M&As, business reorganisation and carve-outs, data commercialisation, outsourcing, privacy and cybersecurity etc.
A former litigator, Jennifer has experience working on technology-related disputes, including patent infringements and revocations, an arbitration relating to alleged misrepresentations by a blockchain insurance platform in it’s white paper, and acting for a cybersecurity firm in Singapore’s first commercial dispute on whether Covid-19 government measures had frustrated a contract.
Jennifer is an active advocate for legal tech innovation. She co-founded LawTech.Asia and sits on the steering committee of ALITA. She is also a visiting researcher at the NUS Centre for Technology and the Law as well as a visiting faculty at the Legal Innovation & Technology Institute. She is regularly invited to speak on issues relating to tech, justice, legal innovation, AI, Web 3 and NFTs.
Chairman and CEO
Liam helps general counsel and law firm leaders improve effectiveness and efficiency. In 2011 he launched Elevate as a law company to provide consulting, technology, and services to law departments and law firms. Liam was previously the Founder, President, and CEO of Integreon, a global LPO, which he led from a startup in 2001 to annual sales of $150 million by 2011, before he sold to private equity investors. Prior to Integreon, he was the Founder, President, and COO of a pioneering VC-backed Web 1.0 virtual data room legal tech company, which he sold to a public company in 2001. Liam is a frequent speaker at legal conferences and regularly publishes articles about trends in the legal sector. He is also an active investor in emerging legal technologies and an executive coach for founders of startups.
The march of technological advancements is unrelenting. Yet, there is a paucity of understanding about how these developments will influence – and are influenced by – underrepresented regions such as Asia. This is where we come in. Established in 2016, LawTech.Asia hopes to bring a unique perspective to the discourse surrounding law, technology and policy issues. Visit – LawTech.Asia – Asia’s Leading Law & Technology Review