Venue : Virtual Learning Platform
Start Date : Monday 31 January 2022
End Date : Tuesday 30 September 2025
This Executive Course is specially designed for in-house counsel and taught by specialist instructors. The carefully curated modules of this Executive Course will equip in-house counsel with practical skills and know-how to navigate effectively a wide spectrum of contemporary and pressing IT issues and contracts that arise in day-to-day work as business becomes increasingly digital.
Governments are changing the way it regulates online content even as it seeks greater convergence in its approach to online and offline methods of control. With the changes in the way information is communicated and the involvement of Internet intermediaries, the government is also seeking novel ways to deal with threats to social stability. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
With the development of mobile devices, software and applications as well as the speed of WiFi access and volume of transactions, e-commerce and e-governance has flourished. The age of social media created modern markets and technological innovations built an entire industry that undercut the more traditional B2C model. As we move towards online transactions and contracting, traditional are adapted, and new rules are formed, to facilitatethem even as measures are put in place to ensure stability and security. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Digital innovation and the development of new industries have one thing in common. They are largely driven by changes to the way we use and communicate information through technology and the way we interpret data in order to make it useful, more efficient and more effective for various objectives. Personal data is an especially important form of data that is critical to the data economy, while becoming of greater concern to the data subject. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Data protection law was originally conceptualised to deal more with privacy of information rather than privacy from information. However, the latter is increasingly important as we are inundated with unsolicited messages and calls, especially for marketing purposes. The 'right to be left alone' is more important today than ever before. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
The modern enterprise IT stack is a complex interplay of organizational assets and external service providers. Understanding the main trends of how enterprise IT is deployed within an organization is the first step in understanding legal risk associated with enterprise IT. This module seeks to provide a basic layout and explanation of such risks. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
IT is a common function that is outsourced to achieve operational efficiencies. However, outsourcing creates a situation where responsibility remains with the organization but the ability to control the IT stack may be diffuse. This module seeks to explain common outsourcing arrangements and potential issues arising out of these arrangements. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
If data is the new oil, the world’s strategic interests will inevitably be aligned behind the regulation of it. In the context of increasing Cold War-esque tensions, learn about the increasing global reach of data obligations and how it impacts your IT setup. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
The oft-forgotten element of IT are the individual people that run the IT. As such, IT issues are often human issues. Yet, this element is rarely broached or discussed in the context of IT. Learn about specific issues regarding employees and subcontractors with respect to IT. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Cybersecurity is new front of defense. Like all defense fronts, a team effort is required. Learn about Legal’s role in this larger picture, and the legal obligations arising out of cybersecurity. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
This is an overview about what your organization spends its IT budget on. Understanding the road map of what constitutes IT is the first step of understanding how best to negotiate ideal outcomes. This is a revisit of Part 2, but in the context of IT spend. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
It is not unusual in the modern context to obtain data from a third-party source. This module covers the commercial aspects of data acquisition – how it is obtained, what can it be used for, and the regulatory obligations attached to the data. We will also explore some common contractual clauses in this regard. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
The only “physical” part of IT and the portion most familiar. Hardware is the skeleton of the IT spend. Learn about the most current trends and contractual language surrounding the acquisition of IT hardware. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
This module covers the licensing of software. There are varied ways in which software can be licensed. This module will cover some of the most common clauses and issues around software licensing. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Subscription versus Perpetual
Irrevocable versus Revocable
Licensing Metrics – User, Core, Instance, Token
Open Source versus Proprietary
Entity versus Enterprise
Commercial versus Non-Commercial
SLA’s for fault rectification
Entitlement to Updates, Patches
Obligation to Upgrade to Latest Version
This module covers two sub-components. Firstly, we will discuss services in the context of a traditional IT stack, where it is purchased as “skill and labor” for a deliverable or outcome. Secondly, we will discuss clauses surrounding the increasing prevalence of “X-as-a-service”. The module will also discuss common clauses in respect of these. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Subcontractors in Particular
Uptime and SLA
Content and Transmission Liability
The Statement of Work/Task Order
Ownership of IPR
Service Warranties – skill, outcome, standards
The Lock-In Problem, Documentation solution
The reason why organizations pay for IT is to achieve specific outcomes. This module discusses some of the ways contractual clauses can incentivize the achievement for certain outcomes. This module will also cover pre-litigation disputes in the context of audit clauses common in IT contracts. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
A necessity of dealing with the modern IT stack is the complex interplay between multiple vendors and internal stakeholders. This module provides some practical tips for navigating through this interplay. In this module, participants can expect to learn about:
Warren B. Chik is an Associate Professor of Law with the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore Law School and Master of Laws degrees from University College London and Tulane University. He is also called to the bar in Singapore, London and Wales, and New York. Warren researches and writes predominantly in the area of Infocomm Technology and the Law, in particular in the areas of Internet Intermediaries Law and Data Protection and Privacy Law.
Anthony Lim is a Senior Commercial Counsel at Talend Singapore Pte Ltd, an enterprise software company specializing in data management and data integration. He graduated from NUS Law in 2001, obtaining a second-upper honors and obtained his LLM in the University of Santa Clara. He has also obtained a Diploma of IT from MDIS. He is called to both the Singapore and California bar.
In his day to day work experience, Anthony takes care of all the commercial contracting aspects of Talend’s business within APAC and Japan. Anthony also handles corporate entity matters, and occasionally advises on APAC-specific matters on privacy, compliance and disputes within his organization.
Anthony’s career has taken him through much of the enterprise IT space, including a local telco startup, a Japanese hardware peripherals company, and a short stint in the technology law department of an American bank. Enterprise software is and remains his first love since interning in California after his LLM and his California bar exam., and where he’s spent the most time in his career, spending over a decade in two enterprise software companies run out of Silicon Valley.
Anthony has been invited in the past to present on technology matters, such as a Big Data event organized by Bird and Bird in 2014-2015, and remains deeply interested in technology law developments.
When he is not busy being a technology lawyer, he’s busy being the proud father to his two children and an amateur guitar performer.
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