L2 i-CON 1st Anniversary Virtual Conference 2021 held on 30th March 2021 was not an ordinary webinar. This virtual conference was another level of visual sensation and an eye-opening virtual event with 3D stage resembling physical conference appearance, broadcasted live on social media.
It was truly inspiring to hear from 12 distinguished guests from different walks of life and from all over the world to share their thoughts on Digital Learning, Property Technology, Construction Technology, Legal Technology and ADR Digitalisation. There is no doubt that digitalisation is happening right now, and it is the way forward. It is also one of L2 i-CON’s aspirations, which is to lead and drive digital transformation in the industry.
What are the key takeaways from the guest speakers at L2 i-CON 1st Anniversary Virtual Conference 2021?
Andy Lim, CEO and Owner of Tropical Records Management – no man is an island, we collaborate with L2 i-CON, the domain expert in legal and arbitration industry for digital transformation in these industries.
Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng, Managing Partner of Messrs. Halim Hong & Quek – our strategic alliance combines the strengths of two legal firms, Messrs. Halim Hong & Quek and Messrs. Harold & Lam Partnership, to offer diversified services to clients. Technology empowers everybody, we have our own legal apps to make our services more efficient, automate legal documents and provide e-solutions to make legal services available on an e-platform.
Andy Hewitt, Founder and Principal of Claims Class (UAE) – when we realised that we can’t take our training to different parts of the world, in year 2012, we came out with the idea to offer online training and supporting our students to complete their e-courses.
Dr. Naseem Ameer Ali, Associate Professor and Director for Internationalisation School of Build Environment at Massey University (NZ) – we should use a uniformed language in legal industry, i.e. modern plain legal language, as a good step to enhance and promote consistency in understanding international audience in the modern era of digitalisation.
Bert de Munck, President of Lighthouse Club KL – we have just set up TARC – Lighthouse Club Student Loan Fund, an interest-free RM500,000 student loan fund for underprivileged students. We will continue to support underprivileged students in our bursary programme, promoting health and safety in construction projects and provide assistance to those needed within construction community with our Caring is Sharing programme with funding and supports from our sponsors.
Isacc Sunder Rajan Packianathan, Chairman of CABE Malaysia Chapter – CABE Malaysian Annual Conference 2021 will be held virtually on 16 and 17 April 2021. Digital conference is the way forward now and also the future, and it would be beneficial for younger generations to get to know CABE early even before they graduated.
Elizabbeth Siew, President of Malaysia PropTech Association – e-contract and e-signing are legally binding in Malaysia but for the same to be admissible in the court as an evidence, there are some requirements to be fulfilled to build strong evidence that the e-contract or e-signing was properly made. Our e-signing solutions are built by lawyers and fulfils the requirements to admit the e-signing in the court.
Dr. Daniele Gambero, Vice President of Malaysia PropTech Association – VR property buying was slowly happening since 2019 and PropTech solutions allow buyers to buy property virtually have been available since then. The disruption and impact of the pandemic have accelerated digitalisation in Malaysia. Property industry worldwide also discovered that digitalisation made the property buying and renting experience like a journey in a ‘digital park’.
Oliver Roche, Founder of Proficient Solutions Software – the western world was the first to adopt digitalisation in construction project due to high labour costs. People in construction industry becomes more effective with digitalisation of documents and forms, including automated reports. We are the first to offer digital construction solutions gathering all information in one place where everybody in the construction chain communicates on the same platform.
Teoh Pui Mun, Co-founder of Speedbrick Construction Management App – 3 tips for contractors to digitalise construction industry: identify an area to change e.g. area that would cost the contractor the most, look for a good digital tool that an employee can use without being forced to do so and automate real time reporting. We personalise our digital solution based on different user roles in a construction company.
Tatiana Polevshchikova – the pandemic has accelerated digitalisation of arbitration proceedings. There are 2 major concerns to be addressed by arbitral institution – the needs for specialists to propose digital solutions for a virtual proceeding, and manage cyber security risks due to confidentiality of an arbitration proceeding.
Tan Swee Im, International Arbitrator Member of 39 Essex Chambers (KL) – digitalisation in arbitration proceeding requires deep diving more into the actual details of what is needed and what we should be doing for efficiency and accuracy in navigating these details. We can’t consider going digital, we have to go digital, because we have no choice. Greener arbitration is the way forward.