22 - 23 October, 2019 |
The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai, China

Pre-Conference Workshops: 21 October 2019

WORKSHOP A: DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INDUSTRIES: YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

9:00 am - 11:00 am Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics & IOT
The recent digital and mobile revolutions are a minor blip compared to the next wave of technological change, as everything from robot swarms to skin-top embeddable computers start appearing in coming years, we discuss the approached to experience design for ground-breaking technologies. If you are a UX designer or engineer open to complexity and dissonant ideas, this topic is a revelation.
Krishna Ramachandran, Global Head of R2R and Lead RPA at Philips

Krishna Ramachandran

Global Head of R2R and Lead RPA
Philips

WORKSHOP A: DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INDUSTRIES: YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

9:00 am - 9:30 am Managing Your Digital Bot Workforce Like Human Employee
Transform managers into Digital Leaders. Technology created the digital workforce, and it helps leadership teams optimize their own approaches to workforce management. Digital transformation demands change across the board. From workflows to management, businesses focus on holistic digitalization support.

WORKSHOP A: DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INDUSTRIES: YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

8:00 am - 8:30 am The Rise of Cognitive Agents: Capabilities Deployment across the organisation
The infrastructure deployment and management should appeal to anyone who has struggled with building and running distributed applications at scale. This topic walk through solutions with pragmatic step-by-step instructions for the cloud practitioner.
Rozlee Isahak, Vice President at OCBC Bank

Rozlee Isahak

Vice President
OCBC Bank

WORKSHOP A: DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INDUSTRIES: YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

9:00 am - 9:30 am Blockchain: A Roadmap for Beginners
Blockchain. The industry buzzword. Not just across Shared Services, but all industries. The first time you've likely heard of Blockchain was through a cryptocurrency called ‘Bitcoin’, which went from being used to pay for pizzas in 2010, to becoming one of the most valuable and exciting assets in the digital age. According to the World Economic Forum 10% of the global GDP will be conducted over blockchain by 2025, but what does this mean for Shared Services? What are the implications and benefits for F&A processes? 
So, what’s the best road to take as a beginner in blockchain? This workshop is designed to teach you the basics, assess how blockchain is an opportunity for shared services, and map your first steps towards implementation. 

WORKSHOP B: HUMAN CAPITAL LEADERSHIP TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

9:00 am - 11:00 am Designing a Leading Practices Global Service Delivery Model with Shared Services
Companies in various industries pursued shared-services opportunities by deploying a global business services model mainly focus on customer-centric and product-specific activities. Employing business process reengineering to assess and improving GBS, including baseline cost and performance.
Damien Leroy, Head of Global Business Services for Greater China at Nestle

Damien Leroy

Head of Global Business Services for Greater China
Nestle

WORKSHOP B: HUMAN CAPITAL LEADERSHIP TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Data Analytics for Finance and Tax: The Ingredients for Enablement on Statutory Reporting
Unlocking financial data is an essential tool in the information-intensive business of financial analysis, and an invaluable guide for professionals who want to leverage today’s technologies to enhance decision-making and gain a competitive advantage in the market.
Leon Zhang, Deputy CFO and GM of FSSC at FOSUN

Leon Zhang

Deputy CFO and GM of FSSC
FOSUN

WORKSHOP B: HUMAN CAPITAL LEADERSHIP TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

9:00 am - 9:30 am Talent Management through HRM Strategies for Business Leaders – The right science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent to meet their needs
Using benchmarking process develops standards of excellence from organization best practices. Two approaches to benchmarking are (1) develop and implement a benchmarking project, (2) participate in appropriate national benchmarking to achieve business alignment.

Andy Wang

HR Director
Cummins

WORKSHOP B: HUMAN CAPITAL LEADERSHIP TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

9:00 am - 9:30 am Reinventing the Global Business Model: Using Brand to Signal True Value and Motivate the Best Talent
War for talent is going on while talent is scarcer than ever. Employer branding is a double-edged sword: you attract talent with external employer branding and retain it with internal employer branding. A whopping 82% of Fortune 500 executives don’t believe that their companies recruit talented people. 
Puneet Gupta, Director of Global Business Services at Kimberly Clark

Puneet Gupta

Director of Global Business Services
Kimberly Clark

WORKSHOP C: MANAGING CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE BY BUILDING WINNING CULTURES

9:00 am - 9:30 am Business Transformation in the Digital Age: Leading with Data Driven Strategy to Retain Talent
Analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) will ramp up your capability to extract value from IoT big data using multiple analytics techniques. Cloud resources are a great match for IoT analytics to leverage location information. Learn how to combine IoT data with environment data to enhance predictive capability. 
Daniel Kusmanto, Global Head HR Analytics at ASM

Daniel Kusmanto

Global Head HR Analytics
ASM

WORKSHOP C: MANAGING CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE BY BUILDING WINNING CULTURES

8:00 am - 8:30 am Innovation Culture Catalyst and Mindset: The Secrets that Drive People and Innovation
As innovation gains steam here, the stakes are rising for domestic and multinational companies. Prowess in innovation will become increasingly important differentiator in China but also yielding ideas and products ahead of the curve. Several skills are at best nascent within Chinese enterprise. Pain points include an absence of advanced techniques – analytically, not just intuitively – corporate cultures that don’t support risk taking, and a scarcity of internal collaboration.

Gavin Ifield

Head of Business Services
Holcim

WORKSHOP C: MANAGING CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE BY BUILDING WINNING CULTURES

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakthrough Project Management - From Vendors to Stakeholders
Delineates the proven step-by-step roll out process that can be applied to any digital project, and how responsive design and mobile first techniques are woven into traditional project management while keeping a rigid focus on planning and communication. This workshop discusses what project managers need to know about the potential risks and every aspect of cutover management.
Ted (Di) Wen, Operation Director of Shared Services at C&M First Services Inc.

Ted (Di) Wen

Operation Director of Shared Services
C&M First Services Inc.

WORKSHOP C: MANAGING CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE BY BUILDING WINNING CULTURES

8:00 am - 8:30 am From Manager to Leadership – How to Lead an Agile Workforce
Business agility is no longer for the brazen few. Rapid technology change, shifting demographics, competitive markets is an imperative for any organizations. Typically, a workforce plans may have been sufficient in an era when markets were more predictable. With analytics-driven, agile workforce planning, HR and Finance can spend more time charting the way forward on productivity and business performance.

William Wang

Service Line Owner, Finance SSC
GSK