Join the Internet Society Singapore Chapter on Zoom at 7PM on Wednesday 10 March 2021, as we host a lively panel discussion on two very Singaporean online privacy issues that have hit the news recently: TraceTogether and Device Management Application (MOE’s DMA for students’ Personal Learning Devices). Pose questions to our panel of technology, security, and legal experts and share your own thoughts.
Immediately after the webinar ends (8PM) you are also invited to stay on (optional) for the Annual General Meeting of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter and election of the new Executive Committee.
Moderator: Prof Sofia Morales (Project Leader / Executive Committee Member, Internet Society Singapore Chapter)
Professor Sun Sun Lim – contextual background on internet penetration and device adoption rates, the need for metrics to be refined, and research on ‘invisible illiteracies’
Professor Irene Y.H. Ng – implications of a digital divide to low-income households and society, why universal digital inclusion is necessary
Professor Natalie Pang – the laptops initiative, research on digital equity, findings on conceptualising ‘vulnerability’ in digital information practices
More details and speaker bios below
This meeting is to create awareness about different layers of the digital divide, exploring the complex reality of this issue that has been simplified as lack of connectivity and technology. Discussions about this intricate reality are needed to identify different levels of the problem, to find possible and more adequate solutions.
Current initiatives to mitigate the problem will be explained and discussed to recognize the efforts made and its real impact on the inclusion.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sun Sun Lim is Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, delving into technology domestication, digital disruptions and smart city technologies. She recently published Transcendent Parenting – Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She serves on eleven journal editorial boards and several public bodies including the Media Literacy Council and the Singapore Environment Council. From 2018-2020 she was a Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore. She frequently offers her expert commentary in diverse outlets including Nature, Scientific American, Channel NewsAsia, Business Times and Straits Times.
Irene Y.H. Ng is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Service Research Centre in the National University of Singapore. She holds a joint Ph.D. in Social Work and Economics from the University of Michigan. Her research areas include poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, and social welfare policy. Her research projects include a study of in-work poverty among the young; an evaluation of a national Work Support program; National Youth Surveys 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019; a study of low-income households with debt; and an evaluation of Social Service Offices. She is active in the community, serving or having served in committees in the Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service, Ministry of Manpower, and various voluntary welfare organizations. Her teaching areas include poverty, policy, welfare economics, and program planning.
Natalie Pang is Senior Lecturer at Communications and New Media Department as well as Principal Investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community, both at the National University of Singapore. She completed her PhD in Information Technology at Monash University, where her doctoral work earned two university awards and contributed to a state nomination of leadership in the arts. Her research areas include digital citizenship, digital humanities, datafication and digital well-being. Her latest publication on vulnerability in youth digital information practices has recently won the 2020 Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
More than 300 people joined InterCommunity: Securing Global Routing for an informative conversation about protecting the Internet from the most common routing threats.
A big thank you to our moderator and panelists: Melchior Aelmans of Juniper Networks, Abdul Awal of the Bangladesh National DataCentre, Mark Tinka of SEACOM, Kevin Blumberg from TORIX, Jorge Cano from NIC.mx, and Tashi Phuntsho from APNIC. If you missed the community call, or want to experience it again, you can watch the recording here.
Our projects are all in motion, and there’s still time for you to get involved. Join us for this call to find out how you can participate in (or just watch and learn about):
– Securing global routing
– Securing time
– Open standards
– Election rules
– Accessibility & Digital Inclusivity
– Emergency/Community network
– Contract for the Web
– United Nations processes for state use of cyberspace
Ankur and Srinivasa at FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2020
Securing global routing / MANRS
Securing time (NTS extension to NTP)
Open Standards / Tactical Tech
Accessibility & Digital Inclusivity
Elections and Online Regulations
Emergency / Community networks
Contract for the Web
APRGIF Accessibility SIG
Update on UNGGE and UN OEWG
ISOC at FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit
Our first event of 2020 was our presence at FOSSASIA Open Technology Summit 2020*, so participants could meet us and find out how to can get involved in our Workshops and Webinars this year, for education and for networking.
(*FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit is Asia’s leading Open Technology conference for developers, companies, educators, and IT professionals since 2009. Every year we host the FOSSASIA Summit featuring some of the most talented technologists and decision makers in the field. During the four day summit 3,000+ developers, scientists, and entrepreneurs convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Artificial Intelligence software, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Linux, Science, hardware and more.)
The new Committee for the Singapore Chapter was elected and takes office from 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020. They are (From left to right) Roland Turner (Communications), Arul Gobinath (Auditor), Dr Ranjith Nayar (Ext Liaison), Srinivasa Rao (Education), Ankur Gupta (Vice President), Jay Nagarajan (President), Sofia Morales (Secretary), Benjamin Ang (Programmes), Sanjeev Gupta (Treasurer), Harish Pillay (Auditor)
Internet Society Singapore Chapter Executive Committee 2020-2021