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Breakfast Seminar: Digital Transformation in Energy and Natural Resources (Singapore)

Singapore, Singapore

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19 April 2018, 08:45 - 10:30

Join Microsoft, BHP and CMS as we discuss digital transformation in energy and natural resources.

The energy and natural resources sector in Asia-Pacific is undergoing rapid and unprecedented change, powered by digital technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, IoT and automation. As a result, energy and natural resources companies across Asia-Pacific are reassessing their strategies to put technology at the core of their businesses.

For legal and compliance teams, these developments bring new issues to consider, such as privacy, security and compliance. They also bring new opportunities for forward-looking legal and compliance teams to play a defining role in the digital transformation of the energy and natural resources sector.

In this session, join senior lawyers from Microsoft, BHP and CMS in this round-table discussion where we will explore the questions that legal and compliance professionals in the energy and resources sector find themselves facing, including:

  1. What are the key legal issues in digital transformation?
  2. How can these be overcome?
  3. What should our organisation ask for from our service providers?


Matt Pollins, Partner, CMS

Matt Pollins is a Partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms at CMS in Singapore. He advises clients from startups to multinationals on commercial, transactional and regulatory matters in the technology sector across Asia-Pacific. In the energy and natural resources sector, he and his team specialise in helping clients on both the supplier side and the customer side to navigate complex digital transformation projects, with a particular focus on cloud computing, cybersecurity, IoT and data protection.

Chan Yoon, Regional Counsel, Microsoft

Chan Yoon serves as Regional Counsel for Microsoft’s Asia headquarters in Singapore, as part of the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) organisation. He’s responsible for supporting Microsoft’s Asia business in the Energy & Resources, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors. Prior to Microsoft, Chan was an in-house counsel at GS Caltex where he supported upstream oil & gas projects and downstream petrochemical projects.

Alex Westmoreland, Legal Counsel, BHP

Alex Westmoreland is Legal Counsel in the Marketing, Technology & Supply Legal team at BHP based in Singapore. Alex supports the Technology and Supply functions at BHP, advising on a wide range of matters globally including adoption and implementation of new technologies in line with BHP’s technology strategy, software licenses, commercial contracts, IP, data privacy and open source software. Prior to BHP, Alex was in-house counsel at Barclays in London and then Singapore with a similar remit.