Meet the Judges
Co-founder and CEO, Legalese
As co-founder and CEO of Legalese, Alexis’s job description is very vague. Anything that’s not done but ought to have been, is her job. As the recovering lawyer, Alexis also spends her day exorcising legal demons and unlearning her bad habits by sharing her understanding of the end-users, industry, and established conventions and practices (i.e. horror stories) with the engineering and product teams. She is known to sometimes style herself as Alexis N. Chun in the well-honed tradition of Iain M. Banks.
ALITA Steering Committee Member,
Product Manager, Innovation & KM Solutions at Dentons Rodyk
Andrew is a tech enthusiast and former lawyer who is passionate about the intersection of both domains as well as innovation in general. As a legal technologist, he was previously the legal technology associate at WongPartnership LLP and is now the Product Manager in the Innovation & KM Solutions team at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP. Andrew also sits on the founding steering committee of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) and is an editor at LawTech.Asia, an online publication driving thought leadership on law and technology in Asia.
Chief Information Officer, Ministry for Law
Erlina has been with the Ministry of Law since 2014 and as CIO from 2019. Prior to her MinLaw deployment, she has been in the ICT industry for more than 20 years. She works with a team of like-minded individuals to drive digitalisation with passion. #techforpublicgood
Chief Executive Officer, Rajah & Tann Technologies
Michael has over 20 years of extensive consulting experience in technology risk management, cyber forensics, e-Discovery, data analytics and financial crime investigation in Asia. He is a leading e-discovery expert and digital forensics investigator who provides expert testimonies in both the courts of Singapore and Malaysia.
Upon graduating from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a master’s in Information Systems, Michael started his career with a barrister’s chamber at Lincoln’s Inn, a leading law firm in Asia and was previously a Director at a Big4 advisory firm and had led their Southeast Asia Cyber Forensics team. He is currently the CEO at Rajah & Tann Technologies, a leading Legaltech advisory services provider in the Region and the Head of Cyber Forensics at Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity. In 2017, he founded AI-driven legaltech startup LegalComet, which was acquired by Rajah & Tann Technologies.
Following his interest in the use of AI and predictive data analytics, he had a stint with the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a researcher in the field of AI and blockchain and worked directly with distinguished professors and data scientists. Michael is currently the Chairman, Cyber Risk sub-committee of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), a founding board member of ASEAN Legaltech (ALT) and was the Past President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA Singapore Chapter).
Chief Executive, Singapore Academy of Law
Mr Tiwari read law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an MSc in Information Technology. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of Singapore’s Supreme Court in 1999, after which he joined private practice, specialising in IT and intellectual property issues. Mr Tiwari brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the private sector, where he held senior positions as vice-president in a bank and as a global sales lead for a US technology company. He also served as legal counsel for the latter.
He joined SAL in July 2019 as its Chief Digital Officer and was tasked to lead its digital transformation. He is also the Executive Director of SAL Ventures, a subsidiary responsible for the development of a legal tech ecosystem.
Legal Innovation Advisor,
Create+65 at Clifford Chance
Shanice Choo is a Legal Innovation Advisor at Create+65, the Firm’s first innovation lab. Shanice spearheads the disruption of the way legal services are delivered – identifying and defining new growth opportunities and partnering clients and startups to design and deliver LegalTech solutions. Thus far, she has spearheaded the launch of several global initiatives and solutions, including the firmwide Automation Academy and Intelligent VIMA Solutions.
Shanice graduated top of her cohort from the University of Cambridge with a Masters in Technology Policy. She also served as a researcher at the Emerging Technologies Policy Forum and the Google London’s Women Techmakers program, a global initiative which gathers and empowers women in technology.
Technical Program Manager, AWS Education Programs, Worldwide Public Sector, Southeast Asia, Amazon Web Services
Ricky is the Technical Program Manager for AWS Education Programs across Asia-Pacific & Japan. He brings with him 12 years of experience in the education industry where he led multiple programs and partnered various companies and government agencies to reinvent the technology sector of education.
As a former educator and software engineer, Ricky understands the importance and relevance of technology education for the future. His passion and motivation led him to develop many innovative STEM programs in his school including a forward-looking cloud computing program in collaboration with AWS. Ricky is also an AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador and actively advocates for Cloud Computing Education.
Always curious, Ricky keeps up to date with emerging technology, and challenges the status quo to reinvent ways to improve the customer experience for people around him.