The Internet and Your Business: an ICANN 49 Forum

The Internet and Your Business

Date: 21 Mar 2014, 1.30-6pm
Venue: Sophia Room, Raffles City Convention Centre

Part of the ICANN 49 meetings in Singapore, “The Internet and Your Business’ will focus on practical ways for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  to enhance productivity by tapping on the benefits of operating and utilising digital resources and the Internet space. Our speakers, who include experienced business leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide-range of specialty areas in the technology industry, will share how they achieved success through leveraging Internet technologies. Do find more information about them in our Speaker Biographies.

Please find the programme appended below. Attendance is free, but as seating is limited, do register to indicate your interest.


1330-1345 Welcome address
Mr. Kuek Yu-Chuang 
  Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
1345-1400 Keynote address
  Ms. Penny Low 
  Adviser to Pasir Ris-Punggol GRO’s 
  MP to Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC  
Session 1:  How the Internet Empowers Business
1400-1445 Panel 1: The Centrality of the Internet to Business Today
There is no doubt that the Internet is an integral part of modern business today. The connected economy is one where companies – both large and small – can enter the global supply chain. This panel will give an overview of how the Internet affects and impacts every aspect of the business world – from businesses and servers, to customers and end-users.
Moderator: Mr. Chris Mondini
  Vice President, Business Engagement ICANN
  Mr. John Galligan,
  Regional Director, Government Relations Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
  Mr. Steven Liew 
  Chair of the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), and Associate General Counsel and Head of Government Relations – Asia Pacific, eBay Inc
  Mr. Sherwin Loh
  Deputy Editor, Digital Life, Straits Times
Moderated Q&A
1445-1530  Panel 2: User Cases – Using the Internet to Drive Business Success 
Companies in Asia have successfully harnessed the Internet as a platform for doing business both regionally and internationally. This panel will share insights and stories from prominent Singapore companies who have trailblazed the business of doing business on the Internet; as well as how enabling policies provide an environment for businesses to do so.  
Moderator: Mr. Low Jia-Rong
  Head of Strategy and Initiatives for the Asia Pacific, ICANN
Mr. Charles Chew
  Director (International), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  Mr. Douglas Gan 
  Co-founder of
  Mr. Clifford Teo
  Vice President, Singapore Sharing Economy Association
Moderated Q&A
1530-1600 Tea Break, sponsored by Microsoft 
Session 2:  SMEs and Digital Productivity
1600-1700  Panel 3: Using the Internet for Marketing and Brand Protection 
The Internet is an excellent platform for marketing and communications about your business online. The ubiquity of Internet communications enables businesses to establish brand names and customer followers quickly and easily. Yet this ubiquity is a double-edged sword which demands you protect your brand online from copycats and other violations of your intellectual property. This panel will explore how you can protect your reputation, brand, and business online.
Moderator:  Mr. Rob Bratby
Managing Partner, Olswang Asia LLP
  Mr. Jos Birken
  Vice Chairman, Direct Marketing Association of Singapore
  Mr. Jan Corstens
  World Wide Project Partner, Deloitte
  Ms. Janna Lam
  CEO, IP Mirror
Moderated Q&A
1700-1750  Panel 4: Cloud-based solutions for small business
Cloud computing solutions have the potential to offer tremendous opportunities to SMEs in terms of technological advancement. In fact, in a testament to how widely available and easy to use cloud services are, many SMEs are already using cloud services such as email, data storage and accounting solutions without realising it. This panel will use practical examples to illustrate how SMEs can easily step into the world of cloud-based solutions to enhance their businesses.
Moderator: Ms. Lim May-Ann
  Managing Director, TRPC
  Mr. Guido Crucq
  General Manager, Security Solutions & Enterprise Mobility, Dimension Data Asia-Pacific
  Mr. Bill Zeng
  CTO and Cloud Evangelist, APAC Cisco
  Ms. Poh Mui Hoon
  Group CEO, ICONZ-Webvisions
  Mr. Donny Prasetya
  Head of Sales, BTPN Bank
Moderated Q&A
1800-1930 Cocktail reception, hosted by ICANN



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