Finance 5.0: Agility Beyond Disruption

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

Agenda Day 2

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

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Stan Zabolotsky

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

Finance Centres of Excellence (CoE)

9:10 am - 9:40 am Creating Value with Capabilities Driven by Finance Centres of Excellence

Zulaifah Abdul Ghani - Head - Centre of Excellence; Country Finance lead - Malaysia & Indonesia, Luxasia
  • Reviewing the need to build CoE to help support enterprise-wide transformation
  • Re-engineering the finance function to be more digital-savvy
  • Embracing IT architecture, data analytics and more
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Zulaifah Abdul Ghani

Head - Centre of Excellence; Country Finance lead - Malaysia & Indonesia
Luxasia

CoE is one function that can unlock immense value once leveraged properly. However, the journey towards developing a world-class CoE is not an easy one and it does not happen overnight. In this session, we discuss the myths in designing CoEs and guide you on your CoE journey.

  • Defining your CoE model and governance structure
  • Developing your CoE – A different location? How do you decide?
  • Managing change and transformation along the CoE journey
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Chen Theng Aik

Director and Head of Center for Financial Services (CFS)
Pall Corporation

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Jayanta Chatterjee

Chief Financial Officer
Indorama Corporation

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Zulaifah Abdul Ghani

Head - Centre of Excellence; Country Finance lead - Malaysia & Indonesia
Luxasia

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

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

Interactive Discussion Groups (2 Rotations @ 50-minutes each)

Strategic Finance Transformation


11:20 am - 1:00 pm People | Roundtable A | Creating a Culture that Engenders Collaboration and Innovation During Transformation to Minimise ‘Resistance’

Chen Theng Aik - Director and Head of Center for Financial Services (CFS), Pall Corporation
  • Re-designing employee experience – creating a environments that promotes collaboration, innovation and overall motivation of the workforce
  • Ending the silo mentality and designing structures that facilitate cross-practice work
  • Empowering the workforce through effective employee engagement
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Chen Theng Aik

Director and Head of Center for Financial Services (CFS)
Pall Corporation

11:20 am - 1:00 pm People | Roundtable B | Integrating “Humans” and “Technology” for Technology Success – Bots & Brains

Dr Yanyong Thammatucharee - Chief Financial Officer, Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM)
  • Embracing the concept of “co-working” in the rapidly changing organisation environment
  • Defining the next generation of high-diversity, high-performance digital workforce to build a solid foundation ready for Finance  5.0
  • Equipping employees with new skills and competencies needed for the digital workforce
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Dr Yanyong Thammatucharee

Chief Financial Officer
Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM)

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Process | Round Table C | Achieving Seamless Finance Operation Through Automating High-Volume, Low-Value Activities

Paul Lennie - Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia, Asurion
  • Standardising finance systems for seamless operation and management
  • Learning the key steps in automating systems
  • Identifying the key challenges and avoiding pitfalls when automating high-volume, low-value activities
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Paul Lennie

Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia
Asurion

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Process | Roundtable D | Understanding the Impact of Cognitive Technology on Finance Processes

  • Gaining insights into technology and understand the full value of cognitive finance
  • Re-designing finance processes to incorporate cognitive technology
  • Identifying the key challenges when planning your cognitive journey

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Technology | Roundtable E | Reaping the Benefits of BI & AI in a Fully Digitised Organisation

Joe Diche - Chief Financial Officer, Propertyguru Group
  • Translating the benefits of AI technology in operations into dollars and cents
  • Combining BI with core competencies to influence business decisions
  • Utilising BI & AI to improve customer experience
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Joe Diche

Chief Financial Officer
Propertyguru Group

11:20 am - 1:00 pm Technology | Roundtable F | Adopting Finance Technology in Building Datalab and Advanced Shared Services

Jayanta Chatterjee - Chief Financial Officer, Indorama Corporation
  • Achieving seamless finance performance through technology in analytics, work flow, portals for vendor, customer & employees
  • Implementing dashboard and robotics (RPA) to achieving advanced shared services
  • Benchmarking and assessment study through special cost initiatives run through 12 new ideas and drive the same across SBUs
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Jayanta Chatterjee

Chief Financial Officer
Indorama Corporation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Data & Analytics

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Providing Your Enterprise With the Right Information at the Right Time, to the Right People to Make The Right Decision

Philip Pfeiffer - Chief Financial Officer, Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP
  • Collaborating with other business leaders in identifying the information required for specific reports to ensure quality and accurate insights
  • Ensuring rules are in place for data usage within the organisation to ensure ownership
  • Designing dynamic reports that cater to the need of the decision making process
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Philip Pfeiffer

Chief Financial Officer
Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP

  • Making sense of a large data-set and translating them into actionable items
  • Ensuring business and finance data are relevant and seamlessly integrated to reap maximum value for the organisation
  • Ensuring the right information is used for decision making to achieve the desired outcome
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Cyndi Pei

Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Group Financial Controller
Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo's)

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Puneet Sabharwal

Chief Financial Officer
Peugeot

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Daniel Berenbaum

Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific
GlobalFoundries

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Diana Chong

Group Chief Financial Officer
Multi-Wing Group Management Holding Pte Ltd

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Achieving Service Excellence Through “ControllerFOCUS” Concept and Action Value Approach

Dr Yanyong Thammatucharee - Chief Financial Officer, Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM)
  • Developing an online service application to foster trust and brand loyalty – the original idea, development and obstacles
  • Overcoming challenges to achieve finance-driven service excellence
  • Implementing the ControllerFOCUS concept to improve internal customers’ satisfaction and foster collaboration in achieving strategy execution
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Dr Yanyong Thammatucharee

Chief Financial Officer
Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM)

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Picking Up Micro Trends with Cognitive Capabilities to Deliver Personalisation of Products and Services

  • Understanding the challenges in using cognitive technology to gain insights
  • Identifying areas where cognitive analytics can be used to enable greater value creation
  • Learning how to  effectively and efficiently translate data and information into valuable insights 

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Closing Keynote - Future-Proofing Finance and Get Ready for the Next Phase of the Digital Race


5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Chairperson Closing Remarks

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