Finance 5.0: Agility Beyond Disruption

12 - 13 February, 2020 | Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Singapore

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment and Registration


Stan Zabolotsky

Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFO & COO)
Ta Win Holdings

Finance 5.0 – Bridging the Future

9:10 am - 9:40 am Opening Keynote Preparing for Finance 5.0 – The Next Wave of Disruption

Finance 4.0 is not new and is already heading towards maturity. The next wave of disruption is approaching faster than we know and the real question is: Are we prepared for it? In this session, we explore the impending arrival of Finance 5.0 where predictive technologies, micro trends and more will take precedence more than ever in business strategies across every industry.

  • Benchmarking your finance organisation against industry transformation – How prepared are you?
  • Understanding the emergence of the cognitive enterprise and what to expect in Finance 5.0
  • Strengthening the three-pillaredfoundation of people, process and technology when transitioning into the next wave of evolution
The importance of digitisation is known and accepted industry-wide. At this point of time, all organisations would already have roadmaps in place; however many have yet to be executed. What is stopping you? In this panel, we bring industry-leading CFOs to navigate implementation roadblocks and brainstorm practical solutions for you to begin your transformation journey – before it is too late.

  • Developing a robust and agile roadmap to embark on your transformation journey
  • Solidifying the role of finance in enterprise transformation
  • Building cross-functional teams for a successful push to implementing your digital strategy

Joe Diche

Chief Financial Officer
Propertyguru Group


Azizan Abd Aziz

Chief Financial Officer
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad


Tjendra Halima

Chief Financial Officer & Regional Finance Director
Schneider Electric


Gabriel Low

Chief Financial Officer


Elyn Chen

Group Chief Financial Officer
Laird Performance Materials

10:30 am - 10:50 am Speed Networking Session

10:50 am - 11:20 am Morning Refreshments and Networking Break

This session will bring forth the demonstration of different types of financial technology to fulfil your finance digitisation needs. Learn how to leverage the latest tools to boost your finance performance.

Financial Technology Demos [3 Rotations @ 30-minutes each]

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Expense Management

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Consolidation and Reporting

Alexander Joramsa - Cheif Financial Officer, Alcon

Alexander Joramsa

Cheif Financial Officer

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Budgeting and Forecasting

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

Paul Lennie

Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Data and Analytics

Puneet Sabharwal - Chief Financial Officer, Peugeot

Puneet Sabharwal

Chief Financial Officer

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Intelligent Digitisation

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Growing Through Acquisitions: Leveraging Finance Technology for Smooth Integration

Axel Paix - Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Brenntag Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Re-designing process and internal control system to allow seamless integration
  • Identifying the key challenges during integration and avoiding pitfalls 
  • Learning how to synergise finance organisations and ensuring performance success

Axel Paix

Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific
Brenntag Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Automation technologies have transformed the finance function, taking finance process automation to the next level. However, in a world where value creation is of utmost importance, automation alone is not sufficient. Organisations now face the challenge of bringing automation to the next level by the integration of cognitive capabilities like machine learning (ML), optical character recognition (OCR), artificial intelligence (AI), business intelligence (BI) and many more. How can finance adopt cognitive technology to drive value creation?

  • Collaborating with department heads on process, infrastructure, security and change management for a successful implementation
  • Re-designing organisation processes and functions for successful RPA + Analytics + Cognitive deployment
  • Implementing robust governance, compliance, controls, audit and measurement frameworks

Sereen Teoh

Chief Financial Officer
AirAsia BIG


Kenneth Koh

Head of Finance & Controlling, ASEAN
Draeger Singapore Pte Ltd


Amit Minocha

Finance Shared Services Center Director
Intel Corporation


Choo Yee Ling

Chief Financial Officer
Electrolux SEA

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Transforming and Digitalising Finance Function for Enhanced Operational Excellence and Sustainable Value Creation

Tjendra Halima - Chief Financial Officer & Regional Finance Director, Schneider Electric
  • Demystifying finance transformation through intelligent digitisation on customer experience, business model and operating model
  • Reimagining an integrated end-to-end IoT-enabled enterprise management system by connecting the dots of ERP, EPM and ERM
  • Concerting finance function by transforming finance ecosystem (people, process, technology and information) to deliver best-in-class operational excellence and sustainable profitable growth


Tjendra Halima

Chief Financial Officer & Regional Finance Director
Schneider Electric

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Achieving 90% Reduction in Account Receivables and Management Reporting Through Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Sereen Teoh - Chief Financial Officer, AirAsia BIG
  • Maximising the benefits of RPA in finance operations and processes to achieve efficiency
  • Reducing manual errors and leading to higher quality data, enabling more reliable analyse
  • Integrating platforms to support data and analytics to drive business growth

Sereen Teoh

Chief Financial Officer
AirAsia BIG

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Conference Day One