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


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


Shavanka Ratnayake

Chief Financial Officer, nexus (BaaS)
Standard Chartered Bank


Puneet Sabharwal

Chief Financial Officer
Stellantis India


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  


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


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


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


Paul Lennie

Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia

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