Agenda Day 1

Moving Beyond Traditional Finance Functions

9:00 am - 9:50 am Morning Refreshments & Registration

9:50 am - 10:00 am Chairperson Opening Address

10:00 am - 10:40 am Big Idea Keynote: Exploring the Role of a “Part-time CFO” in the Gig-economy in Helping Businesses Survive the Pandemic

Vijay Maheshwari - Chief Financial Officer, Yoma Bank

·        Leveraging on the expertise of a part-time CFO who can help drive your business strategy in this volatile market

·        Understanding the key considerations before hiring a part-time CFO

·        Learning how you can fully maximise the experience of a part-time CFO to ensure the survival of businesses

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Vijay Maheshwari

Chief Financial Officer
Yoma Bank

·        Exploring what the role of a “Creative Finance Officer” entails and why it is crucial to embrace this change given market disruptions and changes

·        Moving beyond responsibilities of a “traditional” CFO

·        Discussing critical skill sets required to move towards building a “Future of Finance” team

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Shavanka Ratnayake

Chief Financial Officer, nexus (BaaS)
Standard Chartered Bank

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Puneet Sabharwal

Chief Financial Officer
Stellantis India

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Elyn Chen

Group Chief Financial Officer
Laird Performance Materials

Accelerating Finance Transformation

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Maintaining a Holistic Approach During Accelerated Transformation – People, Process and Technology

Aris Castro - Country Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft Philippines

·        Ensuring employees are skills-future ready to help with the transformation agenda

·        Recognising that digital acceleration is an ongoing process of constantly adapting to new technologies, and changing customer and employee expectations

·        Enabling process improvement and transformation as key to successful transformation  

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Aris Castro

Country Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft Philippines

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Prioritising Key Transformation Projects Based on a 2-3 Year Plan

Jayanta Chatterjee - Chief Financial Officer, Gloves Business, Indo Rama Corporation, South East Asia

·        Defining prioritisation factors and criteria and weighting based on your business model

·        Discussing with stakeholders on the impact of project will have on the current objective

·        Leveraging your transformation Committee to ensure stakeholder buy-in and enterprise-wide adoption

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Jayanta Chatterjee

Chief Financial Officer
Gloves Business, Indo Rama Corporation, South East Asia

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Designing your Tech-Stack and Ensuring your Digital Eco-system is Flexible and Scalable

Choo Yee Ling - Chief Financial Officer, Electrolux SEA

·        Understanding the needs of your users and improve user experience

·        Determining which are the best solution which can give you the flexibility in your tech-stack

·        Identifying fixed business processes, adapting operating models and technologies to scale

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Choo Yee Ling

Chief Financial Officer
Electrolux SEA

Adopting Real Time Data Analytics

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Adopting Business Intelligence to Help Organisations Ride the Wave Towards Recovery

Paul Lennie - Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia, Asurion

·        Reviewing what is required to build a solid foundation when adopting BI

·        Identifying your cross-functional collaborators to support your efforts in digitalisation

·        Digitising enterprise-wide data to ensure quality and timely input for accurate budgeting, planning and forecasting

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Paul Lennie

Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia
Asurion

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Afternoon Tea Break

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Achieving Budgeting and Forecasting Accuracy Through Real-Time Data Visibility

·        Evaluating the impact of centralised data have on business strategy and decision making

·        Designing an internal framework where everyone has access to the same usable operational and transactional data

·        Addressing data security concerns when moving to CLOUD to enable real-time data visibility

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Ensuring Key Stakeholders are Working Collaboratively Towards a Common Goal with Data Unification

·        Reducing risk of a divided workforce operating in diverse geographic locations around the world

·        Communicating important developments, metrics and key indicators to stakeholders

·        Removing data silo to create a more collaborative culture

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson

4:50 pm - 4:50 pm End of Conference Day One