CODING FOR SUCCESS: Protecting OSS & Cloud innovation through IPRs

Date & Time
Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:30
Food and beverages served?
Seminar room
Type of event
Public Event (Open for walk-ins)

From IoT to education, virtually every industry is impacted by the adoption of cloud computing. At the heart of unfettered cloud innovation lies open source and an agile developer community. Experts believe open source will fuel disruption and shape the future of cloud computing, with multiple tools such as Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, Linux and Xen already available.

Against the backdrop of a complex and quickly evolving open source and cloud computing universe, the need to protect digital creations through Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) has become critical. The patent litigation on cloud technologies has been increasing by 700% over the past four years; businesses and developers must consider smart strategies to mitigate IPR risks.

This talk, organized by the European Cloud Alliance and sponsored by Block71, discusses how cloud computing and open source are leading digital transformation. It also provides insights on how to protect and promote success by leveraging IPR in a simple way.


6.00 PM: Registration and networking with light snacks

6.30 PM: Welcome and introduction

6.35 PM: Talk

7.05 PM: Q&A

7.30 PM: End


Paul Mah, Policy Lead, Asia Pacific, European Cloud Alliance

Mr. Paul Mah is the policy lead for the Asia Pacific region in the European Cloud Alliance with a deep interest in technology and enterprise deployments. As a veteran journalist and experienced content creator, Paul is also an editor of CMO Innovation and a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post and CIO Magazine. Prior to this, he has written for tech publications such as PC World, Computerworld and ZDNet.

Apart from his role in policy and journalism, he was also an adjunct lecturer in Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, with classes on operating systems, data communications and networking.

Today, he continues to share his thoughts at the B2B blog -, which covers gadgets and business IT for the region, and he is known to contribute to corporate blogs, white papers and content for webinars and presentations.