Singapore Forum on Cyberworlds in Asia Pacific 2017 @ Google Singapore

1 August 2017

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Event Title: Singapore Forum on Cyberworlds in Asia Pacific 2017

Date of Forum: Thursday, 3 August 2017

Venue of Forum:  Level 3 Auditorium, Google Singapore, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 117371

Organised by: Dr Tania Lim, Dr Florence Mwagwabi & Assoc Prof Terence Lee, Murdoch Singapore & Murdoch University

Supported by: Google Singapore, Murdoch Singapore’s SCRIPT Centre and Murdoch University’s School of Arts and School of Engineering and Information Technology.


8.30am      Registration & Refreshments

9.00am     Welcome to Singapore Forum on Cyberworlds by Assoc. Professor Chris Vas, Director,                                 S’pore Centre for Research on Innovation, Productivity and Technology, Murdoch University

9.05am     Introductory Remarks by Ms Ann Lavin, Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs in                           Asia Pacific, Google Singapore

9.10am     Opening Address by His Excellency, Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to                              Singapore

9.15am     Keynote: “Optimising Technology from toddlers to teens: Issues and Imperatives”                                          by Professor Lim Sun Sun, Head, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Singapore                            University of  Technology and Design (SUTD)

9.45am     Opening Session: Cyberwellness in Action

This opening panel session identifies areas for community-academic-industry collaboration from strengthening their digital literacies to improving their sense of well-being to achieve better cyberwellness.

  • Children Online and Family Interventions – Professor May O. Lwin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Young People Online: Social Media, Digital Creativity and Web Literacy- Assoc Professor Ingrid Richardson, Murdoch University, Perth Australia
  • Video Games Repository for Parents – Assistant Professor Jiow Hee Jhee, Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Australian Mothers’ use of social media and its related impact on their children – Dr Catherine Archer, Murdoch University, Perth Australia

Discussant: Dr Tania Lim, Murdoch Singapore
Moderated by: Dr Heather Douglas, Murdoch Singapore

11.15am     Morning Coffee break

11.30am   Session 2: Cyberlifestyles in Asia

The next panel session delves into the impact of choices young people and adults make in their Cyberworlds and how do emerging Cybertrends and Cyberlifestyles impact their daily lives.

  • Cyberfutures and Socio-cultural risks and opportunities ahead for Singapore and other Asian countries – Dr Graham Mann, Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab, Murdoch University
  • Online behaviour of young people on e-travels in Asia – Dr Vimolboon Cherapanukorn, College of Arts, Media & Technology,  Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Impact of mobile Trails on Visitor experiences in Asia – Dr Eunice Tan, Murdoch Singapore;
  • Muslim Millennials in Cyberspace – Ms Rauda Zaini, Marketing Manager,

Moderated by:  Dr Sumesh Nair, Murdoch Singapore 

1.00pm     Lunch

2.00pm    Session 3: Navigating a Brave New Cyberworld: Demystifying the Dark Web

How can  the community and organizations help reduce the risks associated with the dark web? The panel speakers in this session will help demystify the dark net and explore the positive use of the dark net as a threat intelligence tool for the community.

  • Mr Demetris Booth, Head of Regional Cybersecurity Product Management, Cisco Systems Singapore
  • Mr Belly Rachdianto, Cyber Security Specialist and Master Trainer, EC Council USA.
  • Mr Jeffrey Lim, Partner (IP, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices), Wong Partnership LLB, and Cybersecurity & Forensics Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.
  • Dr Florence Mwagwabi, Lecturer in Information Technology, Murdoch Singapore

Moderated By: Dr Florence Mwagwabi, Murdoch Singapore 

3.15pm     Networking Afternoon Tea 

3.30pm     Session 4: Are ethical boundaries being reshaped in our cyberworlds? 
This panel questions if there are ethical limits to mediation and self-regulation, and seeks to identify positive examples of good cyber-ethical practices that should be adopted when using digital tools and online technology.

  • Internet Governance Today  – Professor Ang Peng Hwa/Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
  • Digital Cheating: Our 8th Cardinal Sin?  – Ms Anne Palmer/Murdoch Singapore
  • Online fandom and Limits of Cyber regulation in China – Dr Zhang Weiyu/NUS
  • Cyber-ethics and the Belle Gibson Controversy in Australia – Assoc Prof Terence Lee/Murdoch University
  • Positive Training for Self-regulation and Self-control Online – Mr Poh Yeang Cherng/Kingmaker Singapore

Discussant: Dr Susan Leong, Curtin University of Technology
Moderated by: Ms Ajantha Thinakaran, Murdoch Singapore

5.00pm    Recap and Concluding Remarks by Convenors of Singapore Forum – Murdoch University                           and Google Singapore ; Announcement and Presentation of Awards

5.30pm     Close of Forum

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