About The Event

SUPERNOVA is themed event comprising of both a hackathon and a summit with the purpose of allowing both innovation of problem statements and sharing of knowledge between various stakeholders from legal, financial and regulatory industries.

Event Details


11 Oct 2019
6.00pm - 10.00pm
Microsoft Malaysia Office


19-20 Oct 2019
Saturday - Sunday
Found8, Kuala Lumpur


21 Oct 2019
7.00am - 5.00pm
Found8, Kuala Lumpur

Grand Prize: RM10,000

First Runner-up: RM8,000

Second Runner-up: RM5,000


11 October 2019 | 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Held at Microsoft Malaysia Office, Pre-Hack is the time for you to find like-minded teammates and form your team.

Dinner is provided!



19-20 October 2019

A competition which is a tech ideation sprint-like event where developers, subject matter experts, students, innovators and business people collaborate intensively to create solutions to specific sets of problem statements in the areas of fintech, lawtech and regtech.

In case you missed out, visit our lawtech hackathon 2018 by clicking the button below!

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21 October 2019 | 8.00am - 6.00pm

The SUMMIT will be held in three different distinct styles to kickstart knowledge sharing & conversations in the areas of fintech, lawtech and regtech.

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Problem Statements

LawtechProductivity tools for law firms / legal departmentsAccess to JusticeCollaboration & Communication
FintechGamified investment toolsInnovative digital bankingIntegrated IoT data
RegtechReal time risk analyticsCompliance toolsAutomated regulatory reporting

Hackathon Schedule

Hackathon (19 Oct)
08:00Registration Opens
09:00Opening Ceremony
09:30Matching Session
10:00Hackathon Starts!
15:00 Mentor Session 1
3pm - 5pm
19:00 Mentor Session 2
7pm - 9pm
22:00Event Venue Closed
Hackathon (20 Oct)
07:00Event Venue Open
08:00 Mentor Session 3
8am - 10am
12:00 Lunch & End Of Hackathon
Pitch Submission Ends
13:00Pitching Round 1
15:00Final Round
18:00Closing Ceremony

Summit Schedule

Summit (21 Oct) - Track A
08:00Registration Opens
09:00 Opening Address by Roger Chan Weng Keng
Vice President, Malaysian Bar
09:10 Keynote Address by Dato' Ng Wan Peng
COO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
09:15Welcoming Keynote by Michael Lim, Crowe Consulting Group
09:30 Presentation on Fintech, Lawtech & Regtech by Lawtech Malaysia
09:40Regtech Book Launch by MDEC & Lawtech Malaysia
10:00Panel A1: Big Law vs New Law
11:00Breakout Session
11:30Pitching Session by SUPERNOVA Hackathon 2019 Winners
12:45Lunch Break
14:00Panel A2: Regtech in Crime Prevention
15:30Tea Break
16:30Panel A3: Artificial Intelligence in the Legal World
17:45 Closing Ceremony
18:00Event Close
Summit (21 Oct) - Track B
08:00Registration Opens
09:00 Opening Address by Roger Chan Weng Keng
Vice President, Malaysian Bar
09:10 Keynote Address by Dato' Ng Wan Peng
COO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
09:15Welcoming Keynote by Michael Lim, Crowe Growth Consulting
09:30 Presentation on Fintech, Lawtech & Regtech by Lawtech Malaysia
09:40Regtech Book Launch by MDEC & Lawtech Malaysia
10:00Panel B1: How Tech is Disrupting Global Businesses
11:00Breakout Session
11:30Panel B2: Challenger Bank vs Conventional Bank
12:45Lunch Break
14:00Panel B3: What is Next after the e-Wallet Wave?
15:30Tea Break
16:30Panel B4: Cyber Security & Data Protection
17:45 Closing Ceremony
18:00Event Close


adrian-cartlandPanel A1Adrian CartlandPrincipal, Cartland Law
dato-wan-pengKeynote SpeakerDato' Ng Wan PengChief Operating Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation(MDEC)
dato-azmi-mohd-aliPanel A1Dato' Azmi Mohd AliSenior Partner, Azmi & Associates
eric-hunterPanel A1Eric HunterChief Technology Officer, Bradford & Barthel
kert-stavornPanel A1Kert StavornPartner, Blockchain & Technology, Interchange Legal
prakash-nagarajanPanel A2Prakash NagarajanVice President, Economic Prosperity, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
emmanuel-yePanel A2Emmanuel YeInternational Strategy & Business Manager, DiDi Chuxing
michael-limPanel A2Michael LimManaging Director, Crowe Growth Consulting
eulis-rachmatiahPanel A2Eulis RachmatiahHead of Ethics & Privacy, Celcom Axiata Berhad
gurpreet-kheraPanel A3Gurpreet KheraHead of Strategy & Partnerships, Axiata Digital Capital
patricia-chungPanel A3Patricia ChungManaging Partner, Chung Chambers
syahril-azizPanel A3Syahril AzizManaging Consultant, MyCrypto
david-rajooPanel B1David RajooChief Cybersecurity Architect, Symantec
wong-joon-hoongPanel B1Wong Joon HoongCountry Manager, SOPHOS Malaysia
ervin-robersonPanel B1Ervin RobersonSenior Manager, PWC
raymond-gohPanel B1Raymond GohHead of Systems Engineering, Veritas Technologies LLC
shanthi-kandiahPanel B1Shanthi KandiahData Protection & Cybersecurity Lawyer, SK Chambers
patrick-klotzPanel B2Patrick KlotzChief Executive Officer, Datalynx (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
sharin-veriahPanel B2Sharin VeriahGeneral Counsel, Fusionex International Plc
ravin-velloPanel B2Ravin VelloRepresentative, Malaysian Bar Council Innovation & Future of Law Committee
lim-kok-hingPanel B3Lim Kok HingExecutive Director, iPay88
ridzuan-azizPanel B3Ridzuan AzizPresident, Fintech Association of Malaysia
karen-puahPanel B3Karen PuahHead of PR & Communications, Razer Pay
andanta-djafarPanel B4Andanta DjafarRisk Solutions Specialist, Refinitiv
nur-fazlim-mohd-kunjuPanel B4Nur Fazlim Mohd KunjuHead of Compliance, MoneyMatch
khurram-pirzadaPanel B4Khurram PirzadaExecutive Director, Forensic, AML & Sanctions
oo-yang-pingPanel B4Oo Yang PingSEA Forensic Digital Solutions Director, Deloitte


aaron-mathewsPanel A1Aaron MathewsPrinciple, Messrs Aaron Mathews
alish-gholamaliPanel A2Alish GholamaliHead of Marketing, FYLIX
jonathan-limPanel A3Jonathan LimPartner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
adeline-chinPanel B1Adeline ChinCo-founder, Lawtech Malaysia
chealsea-pollardPanel B2Chealsea PollardInternational Case Counsel, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
daniel-luiPanel B3Daniel LuiCo-founder, Lawtech Malaysia
jenna-huey-chingPanel B4Jenna Huey ChingCo-founder, Lawtech Malaysia

Hackathon Judges

abdullah-abbasAbdullah AbbasHead of Enginnering, Digi-X
denning-tanDenning TanStartup Lead - ASEAN, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
aaron-mathewsAaron MathewsPrincipal, Messrs Aaron Mathews
hafeez-nazriHafeez NazriHead of Engineering, Media Prima Digital
asyrique-thevendranAsyrique ThevendranChief Technology Officer, Vase.ai
dato-quek-ngee-mengDato' Quek Ngee MengManaging Partner, Halim Hong & Quek
heislyc-lohHeislyc LohFounder & CEO, Devs Asia
ng-tong-shengNg Tong ShengPrincipal Engineer (UI/UX), Cheetah Digital
qamra-jema-khanQamra Jema KhanR&D and Innovation, Digital.RHB
alex-tayAlex TayLegal & Compliance Manager, MoneyMatch Sdn Bhd
michael-limMichael LimManaging Director, Crowe Consulting Group
matt-leeMatt LeeChief Information Officer, Cradle Seed Ventures
chan-wei-chiChan Wei ChiHead - Marketing, Business Dev, SINERGY(Digital Asset Exchange)

Hackathon Mentors

tan-hui-wenTan Hui WenSenior Associates, Skrine
david-rajooDavid RajooCybersecuity Architect, Symantec
april-khorApril KhorDigital Innovation Specialist, UNCDF
fareez-shahFareez ShahManaging Partner, Fareez Shah & Partners
sarah-loberSarah LoberCommunity Manager, Idea4Scale
crystal-wong-wai-chinCrystal Wong Wai ChinSenior Associate, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & GledhillLee
choo-dee-weiChoo Dee WeiPartner, Dee.Netto.Fatimah&Ng
roy-fooRoy FooProject Manager, Crowe Growth Consulting
tan-yee-yeongTan Yee YeongProject Manager, Crowe Growth Consulting
muzzaffar-othmanMuzzaffar OthmanChief Technology Officer, Permodalan Nasional Bhd
amy-chiengAmy ChiengProject Manager, Crowe Growth Consulting
ang-jian-weiAng Jian WeiManager, Bank Negara Malaysia
kashmir-harbans-singhKashmir Harbans SinghHead of eServices, Halim Hong & Quek
chee-hong-nguChee Hong NguCommunity Co-Organizer, Google Developers Group
christine-teeChristine TeeFounder, Maxima Technologies
alish-gholamaliAlish GholamaliHead of Marketing, FYLIX
leonard-lohLeonard LohHead of Business Development, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
david-kiewDavid KiewHead of Digital, Brickfields Asia College
leon-ganLeon GanPartner, Halim Hong & Quek
matt-leeMatt LeeChief Information Officer, Cradle Seed Ventures
dr-mohd-iskandar-illyas-tanDr Mohd Iskandar Illyas TanFounder & CEO, HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd
tevanraj-elengoeTevanraj ElengoeSoftware Engineer (Devops), AirAsia
nur-fazlim-mohd-kunjuNur Fazlim Mohd KunjuHead of Compliance, MoneyMatch
danaindran-rajendranDanaindran RajendranHead of Operations, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
wong-wai-kenWong Wai KenCountry Manager, StashAway
melissa-limMelissa LimManaging Partner, Melissa Lim & Associates
tan-lee-hsiangTan Lee HsiangAPAC Partner Technical Architect, Microsoft
asharudin-abdul-buhariAsharudin Abdul BuhariTechnical Solution Professional, Microsoft
patricia-chungPatricia ChungManaging Partner, Chung Chambers
yo-hong-quanYo Hong QuanEcosystem Relations Lead, MaGIC
dominic-teoh-kok-kwangDominic Teoh Kok KwangVenture Development Manager, Axiata Digital
karen-puahKaren PuahVice President, Fintech Association of Malaysia
martin-khuMartin KhuManaging Partner, Neo Technologies

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Before Event

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like event where entrepreneurs, software developers, innovators, and designers collaborate for one or more days to create creative technology solutions to specific sets of problem statements. The #goal is to develop an MVP (minimum viable product) by the end of the event.

What is this SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019?

SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019 is a 2 part event consisting of the Hackathon and a Summit, both aiming to converge lawtech, fintech, and regtech, culminating in #TheConvergence by bringing key players to the event to encourage innovation and discussion. The Summit will feature an exhibition of lawtech, and fintech products and 7 topics will be discussed and spoken on by a vast array of experts from all 3 verticals.

SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019 will be held at Found8 and will be held from 19th October 2019 to 21st October 2019. The SUPERNOVA Hackathon 2019 is a 30-hour hackathon taking place on 19th and 20th October 2019. This will be followed by the SUPERNOVA Summit 2019 which will take place on the 21st October 2019.

Why take part in this SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019?

Our SUPERNOVA Hackathon is a golden opportunity for you to gather your dream team, test out your idea, innovate with like minded people, and a chance to accelerate your project after the event.

Our SUPERNOVA Summit is the best place to find out about the current issues and solutions to all 3 verticals. You will have the chance to meet and discuss with experts from all 3 verticals. You will be able to see and test out products that are already in the market and innovations that are ongoing.

How To Participate

Who can apply?

You don’t have to be a tech expert. You can apply even if you do not have coding skills! Give us the passion to improve the legal industry and problem-solving attitude and we’re good to go! We are looking for:

- People in the legal industry as a practising lawyer, an in-house counsel or even a chambering student!

- People in the IT arena be it a software developer, a tech personnel of a law firm with a passion to improve the legal profession.

- People in the finance industry involved in banking, accounting, insurance etc.

- Entrepreneurs looking to develop a programme for the legal technology industry, people working in a government agency who interacts with the legal industry.

- Legal academics, students reading law and/or pursuing software development.

PS: we have mentors throughout the event so don't worry!

How do I register and how much does it cost?

Register online here! The fees include food, beverage, and WiFi.

Can I pay at the door?

No, pre-registration is required.

Is there a minimum age requirement for this hackathon?

Yes, we only accept participants that are above the age of 18, as of 31 December 2019.

Venue & Transport

Where is SUPERNOVA Hackathon taking place?

FOUND8, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, East Wing, Level 3 Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur 50470


How do I get there? Is there LRT or MRT?

Yes, there are multiple options of public transportation to get to our venue.

LRT: Take the Kelana Jaya LRT Line, and stop at the KL Sentral.

MRT: Hop on the KL Monorail line and take the MRT to KL Sentral. Then cross the bridge to NU Sentral and head towards KL Sentral.

For more detailed information for driving and LRT, pls visit the participants toolkit that is sent via email.

Pitches and Teams

What ideas can I pitch at SUPERNOVA Hackathon?

The sky (and our problem statements) is the limit! Look at our problem statements here and pitch your ideas on how to solve those problems.

Our problem statements are wide ranging and uber relevant to the current Malaysian legal, finance, and regulation climate.

Can I pitch my existing business?

No. SUPERNOVA Hackathon is designed to be an effective platform to grow new businesses from the ground up over this 30-hour event.

Do I need a team?

No, you do not need to have a team when you register. LawTech Malaysia (organiser) will hold a Pre-Hack event on 11th October 2019 where you will have the opportunity to meet like minded participants and form your team. Alternatively, LawTech Malaysia will match you up and form teams shortly after the Pre-Hack event.

If you do not have a team, please join the Pre-Hack networking function to mingle with other participants and meet like minded people. (Details will be shared to all who signed up)

If you do have a team, feel free to join as a team and join the Pre-Hack networking function to meet other talents!

What size can a team be?

Teams can be formed between 3 to 5 people.

What should I bring?

Things to bring?

- Laptop

- Power cord

- Business cards

- Camera - take pictures and videos!

- Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, headphones, etc…. set yourself up to be productive!

- Your creative energy and your dynamic problem solving passion!

I have FOMO. What’s the # ?

What are the hashtags?

We got you covered! Please use #LawTechMY #TheConvergence #Supernova2019 to tell us that you’re joining us!

We’d also love to hear your hackathon experiences, how do you prepare for a hackathon and what do you dream to solve in this hackathon?

Join our influencers with #LAWTECHMY and #Supernova2019 on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

During Event

May I know the overall event flow?

The SUPERNOVA Hackathon and Summit 2019 aims to be an informative and innovative event. The main event is for you to code a technical solution and prepare to pitch your technical solution on 20th October 2019. Your product will be judged and the winners will be announced on 20th October 2019.

On 21st October 2019, there will be other exciting sessions such as panel sessions to discuss a variety of issues related to legal tech, finance tech and regulatory tech.

Will there be mentors?

Yes, there will be roughly a sum of 30 floating mentors to help you during the event that will be present at predetermined slots on 19th and 20th October 2019 of the hackathon.

How do I view the itinerary during the event?

Please head over to our Itinerary page to find out more

What do I get out of this?

What do I get out of this?

Stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of RM10,000.00!

Get a chance to be discovered and for your product / project to be funded further.

Meet your future teammates here and create your own lawtech, fintech, and regtech startup!

Attend for the panel sessions and be one of the first to observe and be part of the growth of lawtech, fintech, and regtech in Malaysia!


What are our goals as participants?

The main goal is to create a MVP (minimum viable product) by the end of the hackathon. You will then present your MVP to the judges and stand a chance to be funded and win the grand prize!

What are the judging and winning process for the teams?

Judging Criteria:

- Presentation & Pitch
- UI/UX - user friendly
- Creativity of MVP
- Sustainability

Method of judging:

Both pitching round 1 & 2 will be held on 20th October 2019.
1st round: Participants will be divided into 3 tracks to be judged on 20th October 2019.
Final round: Top 6 teams will be chosen for another round of pitching.
3 winners will be chosen after the final round of pitching.

For more detailed information about judging, visit the link below.

After Event
What is next?

Are teams expected to continue after the event?

We love your energy and if you continue your project with your teammates, all the better! Many teams found that their MVP is too good to pass up and continue with it.

I had a great time at SUPERNOVA Hackathon! How can I continue this journey with you?

We love you too! We’re as excited as you to be involved and to watch Legal Tech grow in Malaysia. Do join us on this journey at our Facebook Group here and our LinkedIn Page here! We’d love to hear your SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019 stories! Please share your experience by filling up our survey form here and use the same #LawTechMY and #Supernova2019.

Intellectual Property

Who owns the intellectual property of the hacks (products)?

Teams retain the intellectual property rights of their hacks.

LawTech Malaysia reserves the right to publish presentations and/or other materials submitted during the SUPERNOVA Hackathon & Summit 2019 on its website or other relevant sites for the purpose of marketing and promoting its work.

What is the refund policy?

Can I refund my ticket?

There will be no refund of tickets upon successful registration.

CPD Points

Is there CPD Points?

Yes there are CPD points for 2019 too!

SUPERNOVA Hackathon 2019
CPD code: T3/2122102019/BC/KL193650/10
CPD points: 10

SUPERNOVA Summit 2019
CPD code: T3/21102019/BC/KL193649/6
CPD points: 6

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