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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
08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

Ice Breaking Session

09:10 - 09:35

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

09:35 - 10:05

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

10:05 - 10:35

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Developing a Practical Guide for Fast Tracking Financial Transformation

10:35 - 10:55

Morning Break & Networking

10:55 - 11:25

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

11:25 - 11:55

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Efficient Data Visualization for Agile Decision Making

11:55 - 12:35

Integrating a Sustainable Risk Appetite and Managing Emerging Risk Factors

12:35 - 14:00

Networking Lunchbreak and Exhibition Visit

14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:00

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Tea Break

16.00 - 16.30

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION

16.30 - 17.00

17.00 - 17.05

Closing Remarks

08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

Ice Breaking Session

09:05 - 09:30

Understanding the US – China Trade Implications 2019: Unfolding of New and Efficient Operational Procedures

09:30 - 10:00

GOVT. CFOs’ PANEL DISCUSSION: CFOs in Government: Balancing between Welfare Demands, Enterprises Objectives and Resource Constraints

10:00 - 10:30

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Filling the Efficiency and Visibility Gaps in FP&A: How an Effective Integration of RPA Can Provide Better Control

10:30 - 10:45

Presentation

10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break & Networking

11:00 - 11:25

Optimizing Reporting and Compliance Practices in a Digital Tax Environment

11:25 - 11:55

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

11:55 - 12:35

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Addressing the GDPR and Emerging Data Protection Demands for Finance Departments

12:35 - 14:00

Networking Lunchbreak and Exhibition Visit

14:00 - 14:30

Handling Critical Communications: Ensuring Credibility and Accountability

14:30 - 15:00

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Deriving the Efficiency in Contracting Shared Services

15:00 - 15:30

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

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Tea Break

16.00 - 16.30

The New Trends in Succession Planning and Change Management for CFOs

16.30 - 17.00

The Immediate Road Ahead for a Digital CFO

17.00 - 17.05

Closing Remarks

Testimonials

The forum were very informative, interesting and up-to-date. The experience sharing by the speakers provided the audience insights into their operations, so we don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Financial Controller - Giesecke & Devrient Asia Pte Ltd

Two enriching days with lots of perspective on the future of CFO role, new technologies and responsibilities associated. Great opportunity for networking too!

Group CFO - Norbreeze Group

This is one of the key forums that I'll attend to get updated on financials and tech trends. Good variety of topics, engaging presentation.

VP, Finance - Emerson Process Management AP

CFO Innovation is a must event for the finance leaders to attend. The insights and information from this event has benefited us for the past few years in terms of business decision making and personal growth.

CFO - Singapore Health Holdings Pte Ltd

I learned practical solutions shared by top talents that I could put to use in my daily work life; not easily available elsewhere.

Group CFO - Helix Leisure

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Questions about the event? For more information on how to participate, please contact:

DELEGATE INQUIRIES
Polly Tan
pollytan@questexasia.com
+65 6395 4583

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
IB Saravanan
ibsaravanan@questexasia.com
+65 6395 6787

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Catherine Wong
catherinewong@questexasia.com
+65 6394 7696