MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Aug 25, 2015

Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Law, delivering his opening address at the IP Week @ SG at Marina Bay Sands on 26 August 2014. He announced the launch of a new unit to help businesses unlock the value of innovations.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Law, delivering his opening address at the IP Week @ SG at Marina Bay Sands on 26 August 2014. He announced the launch of a new unit to help businesses unlock the value of innovations.PHOTO: IPOS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Aug 24 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Official opening of IP Week @ SG 

Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam and Dr Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, will present awards to 10 local enterprises which have achieved excellence in the fields of trademarks, patents and designs. The presentation will kick off the official opening of IP Week @ SG today. - JOSE HONG

Experts meet for Cybersecurity powwow


Mr Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive & Director-General (Telecoms), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Chairman of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission, will deliver the opening address.

More than 30 Data privacy and cybersecurity experts are in Singapore today to discuss how businesses and governments can manage risks and stay ahead of data breaches and hacking at the inaugural Data Privacy Asia 2015 conference. Mr Leong Keng Thai, chairman of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission, will deliver the opening address and speak on how to strike a balance between protecting personal data and building smart nation projects. 
Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer at security specialist F-Secure, will deliver the keynote address.

5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore starts today


Joseph Schooling (centre) flanked by Lee Kok Choy (right) and Cornel Marculescu (left) at press conference of the Fina World Junior Swimming Championships, which will feature the world's top under-18 swimmers.

The meet will feature some of the world's best youth swimmers crossing swords at the OCBC Aquatic Centre till Sunday. Among the big talents competing are: Russia's Arina Openysheva, who won seven gold medals at the European Games in June, Australia's Kyle Chalmers, silver medallist at the senior world championships earlier this month, and United States' 16-year-old prodigy Michael Andrew, tipped by some as the best swimmer of his generation. Singapore, which is hosting the meet for the first time, will be fielding a 22-strong contingent.