Global Speakers

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Keyur Shah

Senior Finance Director, FP&A COE, APAC

Johnson & Johnson

Topics:

  • How J&J Is Transforming Financial Planning, Forecasting And Analysis With Data Science And Machine Learning
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Applying Machine Learning And Data Science To FP&A
  • Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Munish Kaushal

Area Finance Director & CFO - GSK Southeast Asia and Taiwan

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer

Topic:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Philippe Touati

Partner

Belmond Capital Limited

Workshop B:

Becoming A Data-Driven CFO: How Data Science And Machine Learning Can Be Incorporated In Financial Forecasting, Planning And Analysis

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Alexander Joramsa

CFO, Asia Pacific

Alcon

Topic:

CFO Panel: Closing The Digital Skills Gap In Finance To Avoid Setbacks On Your Digital Transformation Efforts

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Sankar Baskar

Group Finance Director

Carousell Group Singapore

Topics:

  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Cloud Accounting
  • Re-Imagining The Future Of Finance With Cloud: How To Use Cloud To Automate Its Entire Financial Reporting And Accounting Process

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Devash Singhania

Finance Controller South East Asia

Socomec Group

Topics:

  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Advanced Analytics For Finance & Business Planning
  • How Advanced Analytics Helps To Improve Financial Planning, Forecasting And Analysis

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Kevin Lim

Associate Director - Blockchain

Temasek

Topics:

  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: 
    • RPA: Robotics Led Finance And Accounting Function
    • Blockchain And Future Of Finance
  • How Blockchain And Smart Contracts Underpins Microsoft’s Financial Transformation

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Ken Ajinkya

CFO

Rolls-Royce

Topics:

  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems: Finance Automation And Digitization
  • CFO Panel: Closing The Digital Skills Gap In Finance To Avoid Setbacks On Your Digital Transformation Efforts

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Tum Soek Mui

AVP Finance (invited)

Topic:

The Future Of Finance Shared Services: From Virtual CFOs To Setting Up Finance Centers Of Excellence

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Shanmuganathan Arunachalam

Global IT Audit Director

Avnet (invited)

Topic:

How RPA Can Save Finance/Audit Departments Hours Of Work Annually In Financial Reporting/Auditing

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Rita Kale

Finance Head Asia Pacific

Roche (invited)

Topic:

Case Study: Coordinating A Global Move Away From Legacy Systems In Finance

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Mahantesh Patil

Chief-Digital and Agile Transformation Office

Allianz

Topic:

How AI Bots Help Finance Leaders Read Invoices, Review Contracts, Validate Pricing And Even Process Customer Orders

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Nikung Patel

Finance Director APAC

CBRE

Topic: 

Financial Data Management On Cloud: Why A Single Source Of Truth Can Improve The Decision Readiness Of Performance Data

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Jessie Qiu

Group Head of Finance

Grab (confirming)

Topic:

Becoming A Data-Driven CFO: How Big Data Are Helping CFOs Acquire New Insights, Trends And Generate Business Growth

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Wilson Koh

Group Treasurer

Grab

Topic:

Data Science In Treasury Management And Operations: Some Reflections

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Delwar Hossain

Finance Director

Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

Topic:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

Unilever

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Jeremy Cheah

CFO

Agrocorp International Pte Ltd

Topic:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Rick Teng

Senior Assistant Director and Lead Specialist (Data Analytics Unit), Group Internal Audit

MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (confirming)

Topic: 

The Future Of Financial Reporting With Analytics: How Advanced Analytics Are Helping Finance Leaders Improve Their Financial Reporting, Profitability Analysis And Operational Decision Making

Rick is currently the Team Lead for one of the Singapore Healthcare Clusters, leading a Team of more than 10 Auditors to support 4 Audit Committees covering 13 Healthcare Institutions. He also spearheads the Data Analytics (DA) Unit in Group Internal Audit, building data based audits and continuous monitoring.

He led the FY17 Group wide DA Task Force reviews for Procurement of Pharmacy Drugs and Inventory Management of Pharmacy Items, which cuts across the 3 healthcare clusters. In FY18, he also led the reviews of Controlled Drugs management at Operating Theatres and Group wide DA reviews for HR FSS-AP and Claims and Allowances.

  • Rick has vast experience in Internal Audit, SOX, internal controls, ERM, fraud investigations, corporate governance, control self-assessment and project management.
  • He started his career with the Risk and Compliance practice in KPMG and was also the Business Risk Services Manager in Grant Thornton Advisory. His clients included companies listed in Singapore, London and New York Stock Exchanges as well as Singapore public sector entities.
  • Rick continued his career with MNCs which are world leaders in their respective industry. One of his key contribution was to roll out the Control Self-Assessment and follow-up tool for Asia Pacific. He also led fraud investigations for MNCs in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  • Most recently, Rick was the Head of Audit, APAC of an E-Commerce Group where he successfully implemented an Audit Data Analytics Tool, Continuous Auditing and rolled out Internal Controls and ITGCs Framework. He was also Process Compliance Lead for the Company’s Finance Shared Service Centre.
  • He was a panelist for the 2016 Governance Risk and Compliance Leader Conference to share how data is driving audit trends in the market; and also shared on “From Disruption to Transformation” to an MOE Junior College for Auditors.
  • Rick holds a Degree of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and he is a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Singapore, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also an Advisory Council Member with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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Deric Lau

Head, Business Process Re-Engineering

AIA

Topic:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Louis d’Hotelans

CFO South East Asia

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Topic:

Learning Lessons From An Early Adopter Of Digital Financial Transformation: Unique Challenges In Deploying RPA In Finance And Accounting

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Adeel Maqbool

Audit Director

Tetra Laval Group

Topic:

Leveraging AI In Tax Planning, Contract Review, Fraud And Compliance

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Nicolas Marquier

Country Manager

International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group

Topic:

Digital Financial Transformation In The Post-Covid Era: The Experience Of The World Bank Group And Its Partners/Clients

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Pallav Patni

Chief Financial Officer, ASEAN & Hong Kong FP&A Director, Asia Pacific Region

Kimberly-Clark

Topic:

Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Fran Hernández

Regional CFO/Head of Finance & Control

Nestle Professional Asia, Oceania and Africa

Topic:

CFO Panel: Closing The Digital Skills Gap In Finance To Avoid Setbacks On Your Digital Transformation Efforts

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Zia Zaman

Managing Partner, Beaver Lake Capital | Former Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife Asia | Board Member

Energy Market Authority

Topic:

How Blockchain And Other Enabling Tech Help Financial Inclusion

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Paul Lennie

Chief Financial Officer, Southeast Asia

Asurion

Topics:

  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Achieving FP&A Excellence In An Age Of Digital Transformation
  • Tech Talk Panel Discussion: What New Technologies Are Disrupting The Finance Function?

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Dr Dean Wang

Data Science Lead, Data & Insight (formerly Advanced Analytics Expert at McKinsey & Co.)

Google

Workshop A:

Advanced Analytics For Finance

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Ken Soh

RPA Expert

AI Singapore

Topic:

Digital Financial Transformation For Singapore Enterprises Through Effective Open-Source Robotic Process Automation

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