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Rethinking Data Protection with Blockchain Technology

Date:    22 May 2019, Wednesday
Time:    2:00pm to 5:30pm (Registration starts at 1:30pm)
 Room 903 @ NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, #09-01, Singapore 018989
(Between Collyer Quay and
Shenton Way / beside the former Neptune Theatre)

While data protection is an essential mitigation tool, blockchain technology on the other hand, is built with the intent of transparency and openness – creating an immutable record of trade flow. The digital ledger that keeps continuous records of every transactions that enables unique users to transact digitally without an intermediary along the entire supply chain. The nature of this technology no longer requires centralised data storage therefore minimising the risk of cyberattacks, which at the same time, greatly increases the security level of this technology system.

Nonetheless from a data protection perspective, it is important to be able to identify the potential conflicts and yet stay compliant with data protection laws when implementing blockchain. It comes down to key considerations and the available options to ensure the technical aspects of blockchain system meets the requirements as set out by the applicable laws.

Against this background, the seminar provides insights on regulatory framework on data protection, blockchain technology and available funding for companies to develop blockchain platform to connect stakeholders with a peace of mind.

This seminar is jointly brought to you by Nexia TS and our Blockchain Collaboration partner, JedTrade and supported by Singapore Fintech Association.

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Complimentary admission with registration for Clients / Business Associates (limited to 2 seats per registered Client / Business Associate)

CPE Hours
3 Hours

Contact Information
Nicholas Liao
(65) 6534 5700 ext 795

Data Governance
Darwin Thio, Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Advisory
The Advent of Blockchain & New Technologies
Ernie Teo, Chief Technology Officer and Eric Wong, Business Director, JED Trade
The Available Funding for Companies
Karen Lau, Associate Director, Valuation & Transaction

Speaker Profiles

Darwin Thio
Director, Forensic & Litigation Support Services, Cybersecurity & Technology Advisory
Nexia TS

Darwin has 20 years of working experience in the area of legal, compliance, risk management, fraud investigation and processes review where he has witnessed the metamorphic transition in the E2E supply chain operations from paper to technology centric

Over the years, Darwin has worked in Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs, US listed IT MNCs, reputable FMCG retail and the banking sector.  Leveraging on his knowledge on legal, compliance and processes, he has investigated into many multi-millions fraud cases occurring both internally and externally. Through these investigations and processes review, he has developed a knack to identify key risks andintegrate the necessary controls into easy to understand/manage workflows for the business.

Darwin was also an adjutant lecturer in a local Polytechnic teaching law enforcers pursuing Advance Diploma in Police Studies. He specialises in topics such as Criminology, Victimology and Human Dynamics.

Dr Ernie Teo
Chief Technology Officer

Dr Ernie Teo is a tech economist with a focus on game theory and applied microeconomics. As CTO of JEDTrade, he leads the blockchain R&D innovation and strategy for the company’s projects in ASEAN. This includes designing and building out JEDTrade’s blockchain platform, Jupiter Chain – a smart consentable data exchange for sharing of private data to enable access to tailored financial services. Prior to JEDTrade, Ernie was a research scientist at IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation where he works with corporate clients to apply blockchain to business use cases. Ernie is also an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing, Department of Information Systems and Analytics.

Karen Lau
Associate Director, Valuation & Transaction Services
Nexia TS

Ms Karen Lau is an associate director at Nexia TS Advisory Pte Ltd, a member firm of Nexia International. She is actively involved in various aspects of business advisory work including pre-IPO advisory, corporate restructuring, dispute resolution, litigation support, valuation work, business strategy studies and financial management. She has performed due diligence reviews, financial reviews and business planning for various companies.

Her industry experience covers construction, education, engineering, electronics, fashion & retail, food & beverage, IT & telecommunications, manufacturing, media, oil & gas, healthcare, tourism, property development and logistics in Singapore, Malaysia, P.R. China and Myanmar. Karen had assisted in aspects of valuation with companies such as Sunpower Group Limited, Allied Technologies Limited, Advancer Global Limited, HC Surgical Specialists Limited, Keong Hong Holdings Limited, AA Group Holdings Limited, Soon Lian Holdings Limited, Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited and XMH Holdings Limite

He also has commercial experience in a Singapore listed company managing tax accounting, compliance and advisory functions.

Eric Wong
Business Director

Eric is the Business Director at JEDTrade. He leads the commercial division of the company, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. He is also responsible for seeking out and implementing improvements to business processes Eric graduated from NUS with a degree in Computational Science, specializing in Statistics and Mathematics. He currently serves as Mentor for PolyFintech 100.

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