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
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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.

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
Chetan-112x128 Chetan Deshmukh
CFO
3M Malaysia
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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 From Scorekeeper to Strategic Partner: How Technology and Digital Automation 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.

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11:45 am Panel: Achieving Stakeholder Buy-In for Digital Transformation in Finance and Accounting
 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
13:45 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 consideration
Eric-Nguyen-112x128 Eric Nguyen
Former Robotics and Automation Lead
Telstra
Improving Accuracy of Financial Forecasting and Budgeting with Real Time Data and Machine Learning
 14:15 pm
How to Use Real-Time Financial Data to Improve Accuracy Your Financial Forecasting and Budgeting
Musdalifa-Abdullah-112x128 Musdalifa Abdullah
Chief Fnancial Officer
Dnata
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 14:30 pm
Data Science & Machine Learning : Delivering insights to Finance
Wilson Koh
Group Treasurer
Grab
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15:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
Delivering Financial and Business Transformation Through Analytical Insights
 15:30 pm Transforming Processes through Automated Business Communication
Stuart Stuart Drysdale
Managing Director & President
Objectif Lune Asia Pty Ltd
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 16:00 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
In the era of swift disruption and new shiny toys (AI, RPA, IoT, regulations, etc), a primary fundament remains, i.e. the value creation to business. How do you get your Finance house in order before adopting these shiny new toys? How can you ensure that AI and these shiny new technologies will not change the fundamentals of good business planning? Why adding predictive forecast to your value-driver based planning and budgeting helps Finance deliver greater value to the business? How predictive forecasting and AI gives Finance the opportunity to orient the business around value-creation in the planning cycle. Let’s walk out of this discussion with a plan to have continuous foresight and provide more efficiency and automation to your planning process & business.
David-Upton-112x1281 David Upton
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances, Asia Pacific
Jedox
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  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting profitability analysis
James-Lee-112x128 James Lee 
Director of Finance
Sofitel
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17:00 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:05 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 How Blockchain Streamlines Accounting Operations By Reducing Costs of Maintaining Costly Ledgers While Providing Absolute Certainty of Financial Transactions and Ownership of Assets
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.
Teh-Kor-LaK-112x128 KLTeh
Former CIO
Great Eastern Life
09:45 am 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-112x128 Alex Dunne
General Manager- Finance
Solgen Energy Group
Solgen
10:15 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 Why RPA fails in finance Automation and the lessons learnt from the failed robotic process implementation
Mitsu-Headshot-112x128 Mitsu Doshi
CFO APAC
Foodpanda
Foodpanda
12:45 pm Networking Lunch
Auditing and Accounting Analytics With AI
13:45 pm How Big Data Analytics Enhances Audit Automation While Improving Financial Controls and Keeping Tabs on Potential Frauds  
Rick-Teng-112x128 Rick Teng
Assistant Director and Lead Specialist (Data Analytics Unit)
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd
MOH
 14:15 pm
Unlocking the Power of Advanced Analytics by Combining Finance and Non-financial Data to Drive Strategic Data-driven Decision-making
This session will examine the power of advanced finance analytics to provide a more holistic view of businesses through bringing together data from various fields and disciplines. Non-finance data could include data on customers, points of sale, insurance claims or even weather – which is highly relevant for sectors where demand is affected by meteorological conditions. United under advanced analytics, these can enable continuous monitoring, more accurate forecasting, and improved decision-making.

Also covered are several finance business processes where advanced analytics is gaining the most traction.

Diana-112x128 Diana Ong
VP Finance
RMA Group Company Limited
 
 14:45 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
15:15 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
Advanced Analytics in Decision Making
 15:45 pm Business Partnering and creating value through Finance Automation
Prakash Iyengar
Chief Financial Officer
Panamex Group
Panamex Group
16:15 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
16:45 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman