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2020 Events for Singapore Chapter

Get involved in our workshops or webinars in 2020

Email us at [email protected] to find out more about these upcoming workshops or webinars, or join our Meetup group

Ankur and Srinivasa at FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2020

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.)

Olivia at our FOSSASIA booth

Olivia at our FOSSASIA booth

ISOC.SG AGM 25 Aug 2017


25 Aug 2017 Fri, 7-9pm
Venue: Red Hat Singapore office, AXA Tower Level 10 (nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar)
Internet Society Singapore Chapter (ISOC Sg)

Results: Executive Committee 2017/2018

President: Benjamin Ang
Vice President: Ankur Gupta
Secretary: Sofia Morales
Treasurer: Sanjeev Gupta
Education Chair: Jay Nagarajan
Programme Chair: Bryan Tan 
Webmaster: Roland Turner
International Liaison: Ang Peng Hwa
Independent auditors: Mili Semlani and Harish Pillay

Previous Message

Dear members and colleagues,
You are invited to this year’s ISOC Sg’s Annual General Meeting. This is where we review the year past, and plan for the next year’s activities. So do come and meet up!
You may also want to take the opportunity to renew your membership fee, if it’s lapsed. If you’d like to bring a friend, they can register on the spot to be a member too.


7.00-7.30pm – Arrival, dinner networking, membership renewal payments and other admin, attendance and quorum check. (Note: Chapter Constitution 7.8: At least 25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members, whichever is the lesser, present at a General Meeting shall form a quorum.)
7.30-8.30pm – AGM
8.30-9.00pm – AOB, close


  1. Confirm previous minutes from previous AGM by President and Vice President
    1. Review and confirm minutes of meeting from AGM 2016
    2. Note matters arising
  2. Finance by Treasurer, with Hon Auditors
    1. Report on Statement of Accounts FY2017 (1 Jun 2016-31 May 2017)
    2. Elect Honorary Auditors for FY2018.
  3. To receive and adopt the report of Activities FY2017 by Programme Chair and Education Chair: Benjamin Ang, with other Officers
  4. To elect Committee Members FY2018 By President and Vice President – Please see eligibility and nomination procedures below.
  5. AOB

If you wish to put forth any other matters not included in this notice, please write to ISOC Sg at [email protected] by 23 Aug 2016, 5pm Singapore time.


This is the Nomination Notice and e-Nomination Form for the ISOC SG Committee. If you wish to make nominations for any of the posts, please complete this form and return it to the Secretariat via email any time before the start of the AGM.

Please note that ONLY current (paid up) member of ISOC Singapore who are residing in Singapore, and have been a member for one (1) year or more, can stand for election to the Committee as an Officer.

ONLY current (paid up) members of ISOC Sg can make nominations and vote. Corporate and Student members are welcome to attend but are not entitled to vote.

Voting process:
Names for the offices shall be proposed and seconded at the Annual General Meeting and election will follow on a simple majority vote of the members.
Unless with the prior approval, in writing of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar of Societies, majority of the Committee Members shall be Singapore Citizens and/or Singapore Permanent Residents. In addition, the President, Secretary, Treasurer and their deputies shall be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. Foreign Diplomats shall not serve as Committee Members.
Names for the above offices shall be proposed and seconded at the Annual General Meeting and election will follow on a simple majority vote of the members.
All office-bearers, except the Treasurer, may be re-elected to the same or related post for a consecutive term of office. The term of office of the Committee is one year.


Term (1 Sep –31 Aug) FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015
President   Bryan Tan Ang Peng Hwa Harish Pillay
Vice President   Indranil Mukherjee Bryan Tan Ang Peng Hwa
Secretary   Lim May-Ann Lim May-Ann Tay Wei Kiang
Treasurer   Sofia Morales Steven Liew Bryan Tan
Education Chair   Jayanth Nagarajan Benjamin Ang Benjamin Ang
Programme Chair   Benjamin Ang Indranil Mukherjee Grace Chng
Other roles:   External/International Liaison Officer: Ang Peng Hwa Communications Officer: Sanjeev Gupta

External Liaison Officer: Harish Pillay

Communication Chair: Steven Liew

Student Chapter Chair: Yannis Li

Honorary Auditors

(2 pax)

  Yvonne Lim

Sanjeev Gupta

Yvonne Lim

Tay Wei Kiang

Tan Boon Tham

Indranil Mukherjee



Cybersecurity Act Seminar and Consultation – Fri 28/7

Slides and video recording from the seminar and public consultation by the Internet Society Singapore Chapter and NTUC, on the draft Bill of Singapore’s new Cybersecurity Act which will be in place by end 2017, and will lay the groundwork for world class cybersecurity practices to overcome emerging threats in cyberspace. The Act seeks to minimize disruption to essential services and to professionalize the cybersecurity industry. 

Download the draft Cybersecurity Bill here

The session was held on Friday 28 July 2017, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, NTUC Centre (One Marina Boulevard) Level 7, Room 701

Lectures at CommunicAsia: New Developments in Cyber Law


CommunicAsia 2017 IPV6 Share and Learn Forum kindly invited our Exco members to speak at the event. This is the first lecture, on new developments in the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Singapore; actions by the Personal Data Protection Commission under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA); thought on the upcoming Cybersecurity Act 2017. It was presented by Education Chair, Benjamin Ang.
View the presentation at

Webinar on Disruptive Urban Planning 28/4

Webinar: 28 April 2017, 6 pm Singapore time

Watch the recording here

Our SMART CITIES reflect the convergence of data and energy in architectural typologies that are DISRUPTIVE but POSITIVE

Join our data analysis expert Prof Iain MacDonald to discover
* How do non-cultural entities will shape our experience of the city and the pervasiveness of ‘sentience’ as sensors become ubiquitous?
* How does this inform our meta urban planning strategies ie digital real estate and the sentient and sensual city invested with ‘new and unexpected functionalities and meanings.’?
* Is modernism re-emerging as big data? wherein machine learning and artificial intelligence join than human aesthetic, taste and spatial requirements as determining factors?

Explore deeper questions like
– Is smartness not just about creativity?
– Is the era of the industrial city not over but rather transforming,
re-tooling, with the disruptive potential of Industry 4.0, countering the cultural and economic ‘tunnel’ effect?
– Wiith growing pressure to release industrial land, particularly near existing or proposed public transport nodes, and a general restriction on supply, do we need new typologies eg ‘Smart Shed’ and new allocations for industry in locations that fit Industry 4.0 requirements?

About the speaker
Iain is a Director of Scott Brownrigg and leads the practice’s Advanced Technologies group. He has extensive experience of planning, designing and delivering complex projects characterised by the transformative impact emerging technology has in shaping architecture and cities.
After working with several leading practices he founded Arquitectura having won an international competition, later becoming European director of a FTSE listed practice leading London and Paris based teams. Many architectural and
masterplanning projects have encompassed working closely with leading engineers, economists, brand, and technology specialists and continues today following clients across national borders and typologies of design.
Currently Ian and his group are focussing on tdisruptive planning through new combinations of urban use and ROI such as ‘Smart Block. and ‘High Rise Data, ‘Smart Shed’ concerning advances in logisitics as well as designing Europe’s largest nuclear power station.
A former head of the School of Architecture at NTU, Iain’s work has been published and exhibited in Europe, USA and Asia, He has presented internationally including Harvard, MIT, WAPIC, UCL, MIPIM, U-City Seoul and ETH.


ISOC.SG speaking at 2017 U PME WEEK

ISOC.SG committee members Jayanth Nagarajan and Benjamin Ang are speaking at U PME Week 2017. You can download the complete event schedule here


ISOC.SG members can register at with the promotional code “PIVOT”


2017 U PME Week is the event for working people, decision-makers and senior executives who identify themselves as working in; or related to the growing sectors in Singapore. 

“Discover how you can leverage the expertise of other industries for fresh perspectives and new ideas to tackle the challenges you face … engage with senior industry experts for the latest insights and trends on the disruption economy and gain the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals to widen your business network.”


What does the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) do?

Harish Pillay, Past President of the Singapore Chapter and current Internet Society Board Member, explains in this video what the Internet Engineering Task Force is all about. Original website (Singapore Computer Society) link





Roundtable on upcoming Cybersecurity Act

Following up from our earlier roundtable on Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act, we co-organized another session with Singapore Computer Society and NTUC to discuss the proposed sections of the law, and to give feedback for the drafting of the Act. The key topics are
(1)    Management of and response to cyber threats
(2)    Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure
(3)    Sharing of cybersecurity information with and by regulators
(4)   Other areas/need for standards  
Date: Friday 3 March 2017
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: NTUC Centre Level 7, Room 701 No 1 Marina Boulevard Singapore 018989

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10 Tips for Data Privacy Day


Source: The Internet Society.

January 28 – Data privacy day


Online harassment and cyber bullying are real. And, some groups, such as women, are targeted more than others. Sadly, who you are affects how you are treated by others online, as well as offline.

A powerful way to counter online abuse, threats and violence is to share our knowledge with each other. So, to mark this year’s International Data Privacy Day, the Internet Society would like to share with you 10 tips to protect yourself and others online:

Know the terrain. The Internet is a powerful tool for communication. Learn how to use the Internet, keep your eyes open for good and bad actors, and make the most of what the Internet offers.

Keep your private life private. Keep your personal information separate from your professional role. Use different personas for different roles.

Protect communications. Use end-to-end encryption and two-factor authentication for confidential communications.

Obscure your location. Remove location data from images and videos before posting. Turn off application access to location. Don’t disclose your location in public posts.

Guard your devices. They’re more precious than any jewels. Protect them from both physical and digital tampering. Use encryption and strong access credentials.

Prepare for an attack. Find allies and prepare a plan for dealing with online harassment, doxing and other forms of abuse. Don’t feed the trolls! They don’t deserve your attention.

Stand firm. Don’t let cyber bullies undermine what you are doing. Show them you are not afraid. Others will stand with you. Be willing to ask for help.

Beware of Trojan horses. Look out for spear-phishers. Check before connecting with someone new. If something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t!

Lead. Share your experience with others. Let people know that you are there to help.

Protect others. If you host user-generated content, prevent users from posting derogatory or other abusive messages. Help remove personal information that has been exposed to hurt someone. Report offenders

Share these tips with someone close to you!

And don’t sit by when you see abuse on social media. Offer a helping hand.