Agenda

DAY 1 – PRE-FORUM MASTERCLASS

 
9:00 – 12:45 Masterclass A: Implementing and Scaling RPA for Enterprise Wide Adoption

Designed to perform on a vast range of complex processes, enterprise-wide RPA delivers ever more powerful outcomes at unlimited scale, helping companies become digital businesses faster and gain a valuable advantage on their path to AI. By the end of this program, participants will be able to acknowledge the internal processes for enterprise-wide deployment of RPA, develop a governance structure suitable to their organization’s maturity level and achieve business success.

Eric-Nguyen-112x128 Eric Nguyen
Former Robotics and Automation Lead
Telstra
Alex
Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere
13:30 – 17:30 Masterclass B: Identifying Cost Reduction and Revenue Growth Opportunities Through Advanced Analytics
Workshop B

The power of analytics to unearth quick insights from huge volumes of disparate data makes a perfect fit for the challenges facing today’s companies. Utilizing advanced finance analytics, organizations can act on fresh data as it arrives, instead of having to wait until it becomes too old to be used for decision-making. In this program, participants will learn some of the benefits of these actions, spanning cost reduction opportunities, new avenues for revenue growth, hidden shareholder value, and early warnings on customer churn and credit risk, and more.

 Pavel_112x128 Pavel Gimelberg
Principal, Head of Intelligent Automation Practice APAC
EPAM Systems
EPAM
Space in Each Workshop is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis

 

DAY 2 – MAIN FORUM AGENDA

 
     
09:00 am Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
Preparing for Transformation: Understanding the Road Ahead
09:15 am Keynote: Building a Business Case for the Digital Automation Disruption of Finance and Accounting
Mahantesh-Patil-112x128 Mahantesh Patil
Chief Digital and Agile Transformation Office
Allianz SE
Allianz
Robotic Process Automation: The Key to a High-Impact Finance and Accounting Team
09:45 am Augmenting Business Planning With Predictive Forecasting & AI Helps Finance Deliver Higher Efficiency And Continuous Foresight
Many industries are experiencing swift disruption from market competition, regulator actions, and changes in organization cultures. A key challenge for FP&A and CFOs is to be part of this disruption dialogue, and to ensure businesses continue to operate with financial foresight. However, if FP&A and CFOs are constantly bogged down by mundane traditional finance areas, how can they drive business value and ditch their old outfit for a strategic advisor outfit? Predictive forecasting is making finance more valuable to the business. It presents an opportunity to fundamentally transform how business thinks and plans the future, but not if you do it wrong. Jedox will be sharing how share how we work with organizations to streamline their integrated business planning on a single source of truth (data); embark on scenario planning and predictive forecasting to drive efficiencies and higher value activities.
David-Upton-112x1281 David Upton
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances, Asia Pacific
Jedox
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10:15 am Speed Networking Session
10:30 am Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
 10:45 am Data Science & Machine Learning : Delivering insights to Finance
wilson-112x128 Wilson Koh
Group Treasurer
Grab
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11:15 am Future-Proof Your Business with Artificial Intelligence & Automation fuji xerox
Leon O’ Reilly General Manager for Marketing
Regional Solution Centre
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
11:45 am Unlocking the Power of Advanced Analytics by Combining Finance and Non-Financial Data to drive strategic data-driven decision-making
Nikung Patel
Finance Director APAC
CBRE
CBRE
 12:15 pm The Digital Workforce & The Future of Finance 
Mavis-112x128 Mavis Chuah
Enterprise Sales Lead
Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere
12:45 pm Networking Lunch
13:30 pm Panel: Achieving Stakeholder Buy-In for Digital Transformation in Finance and Accounting  
Eric-Nguyen-112x128 Eric Nguyen
Former Robotics and Automation Lead
Telstra
KL Teh
Former CIO
Great Eastern Life
 GE
Jenny-Aw-112x128 Jenny Aw
CFO
Gemz Corporate Services Pte Ltd (affiliate to Opal Law)
Improving Accuracy of Financial Forecasting and Budgeting with Real Time Data and Machine Learning
 14:00 pm
Building a Governance Framework for RPA in Accounting and Finance
This session will outline the essential elements for governing RPA in the accounting and finance functions:

  • COMPONENTS. Aligning business strategy, organizational structure, roles, mechanism, business case and value
  • KEY DIFFERENCES. Non-human components, overlapping IT and business domains, evolving technologies, security and privacy
  • DRIVERS. Strategic and operational risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, knowledge management, vendor management, escalation management
  • FACTORS TO CONSIDER. Centralized or decentralized, ownership or sponsorship, target operating model (outsourced vs in-house), controlling and reporting, change management
  • KEY PILLARS. Clear ownership, data protection, deployment policies, dual control, replicated execution control, right screen controls, access control and audit trails, BCP, operational risk impact, regulatory considerations
Eric-Nguyen-112x128 Eric Nguyen
Formerly Robotics and Automation Lead
Telstra
 14:30 pm
How to Use Real-Time Financial Data to Improve Accuracy Your Financial Forecasting and Budgeting 
Musdalifa-Abdullah-112x128 Musdalifa Abdullah
Chief Financial Officer
Dnata
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 15:00 pm  Transforming Processes through Automated Business Communication
Stuart Stuart Drysdale
Managing Director & President
Objectif Lune Asia Pty Ltd
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15:30 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
Delivering Financial and Business Transformation Through Analytical Insights
 15:45 pm Roundtable: Gaining Competitive Advantage through Automation of Finance and Accounting Processes
  • How CFOs Can Deliver Greater Return On Invested Capital By Embedding Predictive Forecasting Within Value-Driver Based Planning
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  • How Improved Cash Flow Visibility, Enhanced Efficiency in Tracking, Simplified Approval Process and Greater Ease of Compliance can easily be Achieved Through Proper Monitoring and Documentation
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  • How RPA Can Help in Reducing Operating Costs, Eliminates the Risk of Human Error and Speed up Month-End Reporting
Automation Anywhere
  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting profitability analysis
16:45 pm From Scorekeeper to Strategic Partner: How RPA can transform the Finance Function
43% of senior finance executives surveyed in North America and Europe believe effective use of automation can take finance teams beyond simply improving the bottom line, and enable them to deliver new business insights. This session will cover the potential of RPA to not just optimize routine finance tasks, but reimagine the finance function entirely.
Ferhad Ismail
Senior IT Manager – Customer Engagement, Commercials and Transformation
Toll Group
Toll
17:15 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:20 pm Champagne Networking Session
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Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 

DAY 3 – MAIN FORUM AGENDA

 
Accounting Automation and Transformation
09:00 am Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:15 am Embracing disruption to drive transformation in the age of agility
Mitsu Doshi
CFO APAC
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09:45 am Introduction to blockchain and its potential impact on Finance and Accounting
Blockchain could reduce the need to maintain bookkeeping functions because the platform will maintain and track transactions on a real-time basis. That would free CPAs to work on other important tasks, such as valuation and planning that can provide more business opportunities for companies. The structure of blockchain makes modifying recorded transactions difficult. Blockchain offers the assurance that underlying transactions are valid, exist, and are accurate and complete.
KL Teh
Former CIO
Great Eastern Life
10:25 am Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:45 am How Automated Bookkeeping Streamlines Business Operations and Reduce Costs
This session will cover automated bookkeeping and how it eliminates human error, saves money, reduces risk of succumbing to cyberattacks, promotes compliance, and allows unlimited, speedy and secure access to financial information on the go.
Josh-Yeoh-112x128 Josh Yeoh
Regional Finance Associate Director
Zimmer Biomet Dental
Zimer Biomet
11:15 am Automating Accounting Through Intelligent Automation : How the Rise of Computer Vision, OCR, Automatic document Analysis and Machine Learning to Autonomously Process documents Streamlines Accounting Operations
Gaurav-Suman-112x128 Gaurav Suman
General Manager
Daimler South East Asia Pte.Ltd
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11:45 am Improving Financial Reporting: How to Improve Financial Reporting Through Real-Time Financial Insights and Data Visualization
Keyur Shah
Senior Finance Director, Business Support COE, Asia-Pacific
Johnson & Johnson
12:15 pm Networking Lunch
Auditing and Accounting Analytics With AI
13:15 pm How Big Data Analytics Enhances Audit Automation While Improving Financial Controls and Keeping Tabs on Potential Frauds  
AI and machine learning can analyze billions of data points in milliseconds, to see what humans can’t, and to apply judgment to detect anomalies in the general ledger and auditing. In addition, data analytics can also enhance the execution of audits – providing quick and effective monitoring of continuous controls, keeping watch for indications of fraud (which cost Asia Pacific firms alone over $5 billion last year), recognizing patterns to anticipate future risks, and control simulation.  
Rick-Teng-112x128 Rick Teng
Assistant Director and Lead Specialist (Data Analytics Unit)
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd
MOH
 13:45 pm
How Cloud Accounting Helps Accountants Improve Financial Accuracy, Eliminate of Duplicate Entries, Secure User Access, Infrastructure Security and 24/7 Access Control  
This session will dive into five major benefits of cloud accounting:

  • AUTOMATION of manual business processes, allowing finance and accounting to empower the rest of their organization to execute critical operations with access to better, more timely data.
  • ELIMINATION of duplicate entries through built-in business rules, preventing errors and increasing data accuracy.
  • SECURE user access and controls with streamlined approval processes, protecting both hierarchical and overall financial integrity.
  • HIGHEST standards of system and infrastructure security, with disaster recovery backup at a secure, failsafe location.
  • 24/7 ACCESS for control and collaboration, on any device, anywhere
Alex Dunne
General Manager- Finance
Solgen Energy Group
 
 14:15 pm
Panel: Enabling Interoperability Between Legacy Financial And Accounting systems and New Technologies to Create a Truly Digital Financial and Accounting Enterprise
Rick-Teng-112x128 Rick Teng
Assistant Director and Lead Specialist (Data Analytics Unit)
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd
MOH
Alex-Dunne-112x128 Alex Dunne
General Manager- Finance
Solgen Energy Group
Solgen
Keyur-Shah-112x128 Keyur Shah
Senior Finance Director, Business Support COE, Asia-Pacific
Johnson & Johnson
15:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
15:30 pm  Lucky Draw 
Advanced Analytics in Decision Making
 15:30 pm Business Partnering and creating value through Finance Automation
Prakash Iyengar
Chief Financial Officer
Panamex Group
Panamex Group
16:00 pm Accelerating Decision Making with Connected Planning

Overview of the importance of introducing integrated, business driven, planning processes to better anticipate and respond more quickly to market change across multiple divisions and geographies. Connecting People, Data and Process that ultimately enables Finance to partner with the business, providing analysis and insight to drive sustained profitability in a dynamic market.

Duygu-Prigent-112x128 Duygu Prigent
Global Finance Director, Cash and Digital Transformation
Unilever
Unilever
16:30 pm Identifying Cost Reduction Opportunities with Advanced Finance Analytics
Sridevi Raviraj Associate Director
Financial Data Analytics and Reporting
Tata Communications
tata
17:00 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman