Event Details

Join us for an exclusive online masterclass focused on crisis management and cybersecurity risks. This intensive session brings together industry-leading experts who will share invaluable insights and practical strategies to navigate the complex landscape of crises and cyber threats.

Learn firsthand from seasoned professionals about effective media handling during times of crisis with the objective to ensure your organization's reputation remains intact. Discover how in-house counsels can play a part in proactive steps and best practices to mitigate cybersecurity risks. Pick up tips on tackling cyber extortion attempts.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable knowledge and acquire skills to be better prepared if a crisis strikes.


9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Rise of Legal technologist
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Crisis Management & Dealing with the Press
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Cyber Extortion – pay or nay?
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Cybersecurity Health – how in-house counsels & leaders play a part


  • Benjamin Ang (Head of Digital Impact Research and Deputy Head of Centre of Excellence at National Security at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies)

    Benjamin Ang

    Head of Digital Impact Research and Deputy Head of Centre of Excellence at National Security at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies

    Benjamin Ang is Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security, a policy research think tank at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU, where he leads the team writing policy reports and running workshops on cyber policy, digital security issues, disinformation, foreign interference, and hybrid threats. He is concurrently Head of Digital Impact Research at RSIS, coordinating digital issues across the diverse RSIS security research institutes, and also Co-Chief Data Officer (Policy) at AI Singapore, the national programme to enhance Singapore's AI capabilities. Benjamin was previously a litigation lawyer, law firm manager, in-house counsel, technology consultant, and law lecturer.

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  • Raju Chellam (Hon. Chair, Cloud & Data Standards at ITSC (IT Standards Committee))

    Raju Chellam

    Hon. Chair, Cloud & Data Standards at ITSC (IT Standards Committee)

    Raju Chellam is the Chief Editor of the AI E&G BoK (AI Ethics & Governance Body of Knowledge), an initiative by the SCS (Singapore Computer Society) & IMDA (Infocomm Media Development Authority). Raju is a Fellow of ACE (Advanced Computing for Executives) at NUS (National University of Singapore) School of Computing. He was conferred as an SCS Fellow in March 2018. He is also on the APEC DARE (Data Analytics Raising Employment) International Advisory Panel, and on the SGTech Digital Trust Executive Committee.

    He is the Hon Chair of Cloud & Data Standards at ITSC (IT Standards Committee), Hon Vice President of SCS Cloud Chapter, and on the Exco of SGTech’s Cloud & Data Chapter. He writes a column on tech in The Straits Times (S’pore), The Edge (Malaysia), and Dataquest (India).

    Raju is currently Vice President (New Technologies) at Fusionex International, a leading software company that specializes in ABC (AI, Big Data Analytics, & Cloud Computing). Raju has been in the IT industry for the past 40 years. He was previously Head of Big Data & Cloud Practice – as well as Healthcare & Government solutions – at Dell EMC South Asia (ASEAN, Indo-China, Mongolia & all South Asian countries except India).

    Prior to Dell, he was Managing Director of TechTrenders Asia, a boutique advisory firm that helped companies migrate legacy apps to the cloud. He has previously worked in Hewlett-Packard (APJ Director of Comms), AMI Partners Inc (APAC Vice President) and as the BizIT Editor of The Business Times, Singapore, for a decade.

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  • Illka Gobius (CEO & Managing Director of Pinpoint PR)

    Illka Gobius

    CEO & Managing Director of Pinpoint PR

    Illka Gobius is the CEO and Managing Director of Pinpoint PR, a multiple award-winning B2B tech public relations agency. A woman in tech for over 30 years, Illka works with all manner of entities on their public relations, internal and external communications across brands, public entities, and events experience. She is deeply knowledgeable of strategic PR, stakeholder communications, thought leadership, corporate communications, public affairs, publicity and media relations. Her experience in industry sectors includes science, emerging tech, deep tech, enterprise tech, cyber security, fintech, travel/hospitality/tourism, nutrition, transport, education, the arts, energy, engineering and construction and identity leadership.

    Pinpoint PR is a member of the Code Red Security PR Network.

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  • Rakesh Kirpalani (Director, Dispute Resolution & Information Technology; Chief Technology Officer of Drew & Napier)

    Rakesh Kirpalani

    Director, Dispute Resolution & Information Technology; Chief Technology Officer of Drew & Napier

    Rakesh leads the Dispute Resolution & Information Technology practice at Drew & Napier. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Drew & Napier. He has an active practice in complex commercial dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration. He is engaged in appellate and trial advocacy at all levels of the Singapore Courts and also advises on risk management and disputes concerning technology, electronic evidence, employment, compliance with technology-related regulatory issues and cybersecurity. He has extensive skills and knowledge in the information technology field and manages the interface between legal and technological issues for clients, regulators, judges and arbitrators.

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  • Damien Lee (Senior Consultant at Cyber Security Agency’s Safer Cyberspace Division)

    Damien Lee

    Senior Consultant at Cyber Security Agency’s Safer Cyberspace Division

    Damien is a Senior Consultant with CSA's Safer Cyberspace Division. His area of focus is on the development of technology programmes to raise the cybersecurity posture of organisations in Singapore. This includes the publication of cybersecurity toolkits for organisations and the development of cybersecurity certifications such as CSA’s Cyber Essentials and Cyber Trust mark certifications.

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  • Samson Leo (Co-founder and Chief Legal Officer of Fazz and Xfers)

    Samson Leo

    Co-founder and Chief Legal Officer of Fazz and Xfers

    Samson Leo is currently the Chief Legal Officer of Fazz Financial Group and Xfers, which are both high-growth “Fintech 250” companies. Since his time as co-founder and Chief Legal Officer in Xfers, he has grown Xfers from a 3-person start-up to a regional company with more than 200 people across Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Philippines. Today, he heads the Fazz Financial Group’s legal team of 12 legal counsels in Singapore & Indonesia, and oversees the FFG Compliance committee consisting of senior compliance professionals and their team.

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