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Online Trust And Safety Forum 2024


Organised by the Centre for Advanced Technologies in Online Safety (CATOS), the Online Trust and Safety (OTS) Forum brings together Singapore-based and international thought leaders and professionals to exchange insights on the latest developments and trends in policy, education, and technology in creating a safer Internet for all. The Forum is designed to allow interaction between speakers, facilitators and participants from academia, industry, public sector agencies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). 

15 May 2024
9 AM - 5 PM

The Grand Ballroom
The Ritz-Carlton Singapore

Marina Bay, 7 Raffles Avenue

Singapore 039799

8.30 AM

Registration with Breakfast

The Foyer

9 AM

Welcome Introduction by Director of CATOS

Grand Ballroom

9.20 AM

Video Messages from International Advisory Panel Members for the OTS Programme

Grand Ballroom

9.30 AM

Keynote Talk: Trust and Safety at a Crossroads: A New Era of "Moving Fast and Breaking Things"

Prof Nathaniel Persily, Co-director and Professor, Cyber Policy Centre, Stanford University
Grand Ballroom

10 AM

Coffee Break

The Foyer

10.20 AM

Panel Discussion on Key Drivers for Online Trust and Safety: Perspectives from Academia, Industry, Public Agencies and NGOs


  • Prof Nathaniel Persily, Co-director and Professor, Cyber Policy Centre, Stanford University 

  • Mr Arup Angle, Managing Director, TrustLab 

  • Mr Lee Huan Ting, Director, Information Policy Division, Ministry of Communications and Information

  • Mr Ben Chua, President & CEO, Cyber Youth Singapore

  • Prof Lim Sun Sun, Professor of Communication and Technology, Singapore Management University (Moderator)

Grand Ballroom

11 AM

Opening Speech by Guest of Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-Charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity

Grand Ballroom

11.20 AM

Official Launch of CATOS

Grand Ballroom

11.25 AM

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding - Adobe and CATOS Partner to Bring "Trustability by Design" Technologies and Innovation to Singapore

Grand Ballroom

11.30 AM

Tech and Innovation Showcase Sharing

Grand Ballroom

12 PM

Networking Lunch | Tech and Innovation Showcase

The Foyer

1.25 PM

Video Message from Mr David Koh, Chair of OTS Steering Committee

Grand Ballroom

1.30 PM

Keynote Talk: Factuality Challenges and Fact-Checking Opportunities in the Era of Large Language Models

Prof Preslav Nakov, Professor and Department Chair of Natural Language Processing, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence 
Grand Ballroom

2 PM

Thematic Breakout Presentations and Fireside Chats

  • Theme 1: Information Authenticity and Integrity (Grand Ballroom on Level 1)

  • Theme 2: Social Relationships, Dignity, Respect and Well-Being (Anderson Room on Level 2)

  • Theme 3: Individual and Community Safety (Junior I on Level 3)

3 PM

Tea Break with Refreshment | Tech and Innovation Showcase

The Foyer

3.30 PM

Mini-Workshops: Way Forward through Collaborative Innovations for Online Trust and Safety

  • Mini-workshop 1 at Grand Ballroom (Level 1)

  • Mini-workshop 2 at Junior Ballroom (Level 3)

4.20 PM

Summary by Thematic Breakout and Mini-Workshop Moderators

Grand Ballroom

4.45 PM

Concluding Remarks By Host Organisers

Grand Ballroom

5 PM

End of Programme

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