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10-11 Apr 2019
10th CFO Innovation Asia Forum
Strengthening Competitiveness through Agile Finance Transformation
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
21
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10
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48
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37
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10 - 11 April 2019

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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10th CFO Innovation Asia Forum

Strengthening Competitiveness through Agile Finance Transformation

Today’s complex global markets demand exceptional level of agility, accuracy and cost efficiency beyond what the normal human workforces could provide. Allowing finance functions to shrink operating costs, shore up decreasing margins, improve faster-to-market solutions and effectively focus on incrementing the value creation.

What this means is an effective integration of technologies into finance function and unlearning the conventional operating models.

The debate on the utility of hybrid cloud, AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and cognitive automation is now settled and the next two years will be a consolidating period for Singapore’s financial community to integrate these technologies in a broader perspective.

The opportunities created are expected to radically simplify current processes and free up redeployable human resource. More business-facing analysis, exception-based investigations, proactive support or expert advice on strategic interventions are a few key financial functions human expertise could turn their focus onto.

This correlates to Deloitte’s prediction of 2025 headcount which states that operational finance (order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, transactional accounting, etc.) will be reduced and support for business finance (business partnering, reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, etc.) and specialised finance (tax, treasury, IR, etc.) will continue to grow.

CFOs in Singapore and in the region will look towards improving competitiveness of their finance function through ideal integration of technologies and learn from cross industries on how resources including workforce can be sustainably redeployed.

The 10th CFO Innovation Asia Forum, the region’s largest and longest running industry gathering, in April 2019, will cover these trends extensively with more than 50 cross-industry finance experts sharing their expertise.

Key Topics at CFO Innovation Asia Forum 2019:

  • The evolutionary trends in 2019 – 20: customer experiences, demands, reorganizing enterprise structures, emerging profiles and collaboration needs
  • Changing the mindset and fostering the culture of change, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Building a development roadmap for finance skills and encouraging agility in embracing innovation – AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Visualization for Improved customer intelligence
  • Case studies on increased use of RPA for automating perceptual and judgment-based tasks
  • Harnessing big data with tailored insights

What is New at the 10th annual Event?

  • NEW panel discussions on Women CFOs, Start-up CFOs, Government CFOs and Tech CFOs – for better understanding of evolving finance roles from multiple perspectives
  • NEW case studies on digitization of finance function
  • NEW in-depth tech discussions on blockchain and AI integration

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Chief Accountant
  • Finance Director
  • VP Finance
  • Finance Controller
  • GM/ Head of Finance
  • Head/ Director of Treasury
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • Risk Manager
  • Account/ Finance Manager

350+

Finance Leaders

40+

Expert Speakers

15+

Industries

Why Should You Attend

  • Understand the Latest Trends in Financial Transformation through Case Studies from 18+ CFOs
  • Meet and Network with over 350 Industry Peers in Cross Industry Finance Functions across Asia
  • Receive Solution Updates on Cybersecurity, RPA and AI from Leading Technology Providers 


AGENDA

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
08:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:10

Economic Outlook for Singapore and the Region: Relevance and Impact of Current Regulations, Investment Trends and Geopolitical Factors

09:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Financial Digitization: Decoding the Crucial Components and the Role of the New-Age CFO

09:55

CFO Transformation: Lessons Learned Driving Growth, Managing Risk and Optimizing Costs

10:25

Morning Break & Networking

10:50

WOMEN CFOs’ PANEL DISCUSSION: Women CFOs: Contributing New Perspectives in Driving Cohesive Team Culture

11:20

Streamlining Risk Management: Insights to a CFO’s Approach

11:45

Understanding Financial Crime: Why and How Financial Statement Frauds Go Undetected for Long

12:10

The Changing Role of Finance Leaders and the Finance Function

12:35

Networking Lunchbreak and Exhibition Visit

13:45

14:15

14:45

15:15

Networking Tea Break

15:45

16:15

16:30

16:45

Closing Remarks

08:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:10

Integrating a Sustainable Risk Appetite and Managing Emerging Risk Factors

09:35

Digitization of M & A Processes: What a Digitally Empowered CFO can Bring to ROI Performance

10:00

Improving Your Business Performance With a Digital Travel Program

10:15

The Digital Evolution of Finance Professionals: Eliminating the Mundane, Empowering the Meaningful

10:45

Morning Break & Networking

11:15

Digital Transformation and Higher Value Realization: the Goals for Business-centric CFOs

12:15

Networking Lunchbreak and Exhibition Visit

13:30

START-UP CFOs’ PANEL DISCUSSION: CFOs in Start-ups: What Do I Do Differently to Effectively Integrate Innovations and Run Commercially Viable Businesses

14:10

Optimal Performance Management for Enterprises in the Digital Era

14:40

Going the Extra Mile: Creating Savings Without Hurting Traveller Satisfaction

14:55

Networking Tea Break

15:30

The New Trends in Succession Planning and Change Management for CFOs

16:00

EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE: The Immediate Road Ahead for a Digital CFO

16:30

Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS

Neeraj Singhal
Chief Financial Officer - Asia Pacific

BCD Travel

Mitsu Doshi
CFO - APAC

foodpanda

Daniel Berenbaum
CFO - APAC

GlobalFoundries

Trisha Teah
CFO - APAC

IBM Global Financing

Philippe Rousset
CFO - APAC

Socomec Group

Varthini Larue
CFO - SEA

Air Liquide

Zichen (James) Qiu
CFO - SEA & Japan, Head - Finance

eBay

Ken Ajinkya
CFO - MTU Asia

Rolls Royce Power Systems

Gabriel Low
CFO - South APAC

Weidmuller

Rajesh Shroff
CFO - Global Coal Business & Head of Finance

Adani Group

Jeroen Roomer
CFO

De Heus Asia Pacific

Musdalifa Abdullah
CFO

dnata

William Tan Kwang Hwee
CFO

EnGro Corporation

Rayson Lim
Group CFO

Multi-Chem Group

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan
President, Global Head (Corporate) Finance

Olam International

Hwee Sun Low
CFO

Pfizer

David Chong
CFO

Quorier

Dennis Chia
CFO

Starhub

Prasad Krishna
GM - Finance

Agrocorp International

Sanjay Mathur
Chief Economist - SEA & India

ANZ

Jim Kaitz
President & CEO

Association for Financial Professionals

Saurabh Agrahari
Delivery Manager - SAP EPM & Analytics

BackOffice Associates

Ed Levine
Principal Solutions Consultant

Blackline

Edmund Ang
Head of Solutions Consulting

BOARD Asia Pacific

Santosh Ambike
Head - Finance, MEA / Indonesia and A&P Regional Transformation Director

BP Asia Pacific

Benny Kesuma
Head of Risk Solutions - APAC

Bureau van Dijk

Samir Neji
CEO & Founder

dltledgers

Shwu Martelly
Senior Manager - Account Management MNC

Egencia

Ila Imani
Founder-Director

Expenzing

Rakesh Bhatia
Co-Founder & Fintech Entrepreneur

Hektor SG

William J. Smith, III
Chairman

IBM Global Financing LLC

Sanjay Sivanandan
Regional Managing Director

LucaNet AG

Lance Foo
Head - Talent Acquisition, APAC

Luxasia

K Mukundan
Finance Lead - SEA

Monsanto Company

Rajesh Dewan
Director - Finance

Marriott Singapore

Frederick Chua
Pre-Sales Consultant

MSaaS Solutions

Johan Lindvall
Group CEO

New Innovation Management

Jonathan de Jesus
Senior Solution Consultant

Oracle NetSuite

Madanjit Singh
Managing Director - Southeast Asia

SAP Concur

Gautam Kamdar
Vice President - Global Supply Chain Planning & Advanced Analytics

Schneider Electric

Bobby Randhawa
Head of Finance, Asia

Take-Two Interactive Software

Sirish Kumar
CEO

Telr

Girish Muzumdar
Solutions Architect & Presales Director

Wolters Kluwer | CCH Tagetik

Tan Lee Thong
Regional Financials Lead, ASEAN & North Asia

Workday

Cyndi Pei
Group Financial Controller

Yeo Hiap Seng

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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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DELEGATE INQUIRIES
Patrick Voo
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+65 6395 6788

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+65 6395 6787

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