Presented by Atty. Ira Paulo Pozon at a forum titled "China's Financial Technology and E-Commerce Experience"held on August 9, 2018 at the University of the Philippines' Bonifacio Global City Campus, Taguig City. The forum was organized by Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress and UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries, with Entrepreneur Philippines as the media partner.
Atty. Pozon is a Philippine-qualified lawyer with an appreciation of the unique synergistic relationship that business and public policy have with the law. Having a Juris Doctor degree from a Civil law country and a Masters of Law from a Common law country, Ira has a distinctive appreciation of both legal systems. From the time he was admitted to the Philippine bar, Ira served as Legal Counsel to the then Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. In that capacity he dealt with high-level executive policy and legal issues on both domestic and international fronts. He also served in other concurrent roles, focusing more on enhancing international and foreign relations, and on more managerial capacities. Ira is the only Filipino for the incoming batch of the 2018 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program of the University of Hong Kong. His research will focus on the impact of disruptive technologies, such as ride-hailing applications, and the means by which policy and law should adapt to this continuously evolving business landscape.