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Wednesday, September 8
 

10:00am GMT+08

Welcome Remarks
Wednesday September 8, 2021 10:00am - 10:05am GMT+08

10:05am GMT+08

PANEL: The Strengthened Partnership: Technologies Shaping the Work Structure and Collaborative Mechanisms
With technology playing a larger role in driving company value and competitive advantage, it is more important than ever that CFOs and CIOs collaborate closely, effectively, and flexibly. 
  • The future of organizational structure: is the flexible profiling of C-suites the new norm?  
  • Defining roles, technology, and collaboratives mechanisms for agile resurgence  
  • The Venn Overlap of functionalities between CIO and CFO: the emerging enterprise formula for faster wins 
  • Bridging the digital investment gap: fostering trust, understanding, and knowledge exchanges between finance and technology leaders 

Moderator
avatar for James Lee

James Lee

Finance Director, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
James Lee is a professional accountant in business with decades of experience, including strategic leadership, business partnership, innovation and transformation, financial management, corporate reporting, audit and assurance, corporate governance, risk management, project management... Read More →

Speakers
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Elisha Harrington

Senior Director, Chief Innovation Office, APJ, ServiceNow
Elisha Harrington is an Evangelist on the Innovation team at ServiceNow. In her role, Elisha is laser focused on the future of work, digital transformation, and the power of intelligent systems. As a thought leader in operational improvement and innovation, she is responsible... Read More →
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Aaron Lee

Chief Information Officer, Blue HK
Aaron Lee has joined BLUE INSURANCE as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for formulating digital transformation services strategies and deploying Fintech/DX solutions, including but not limited to disruptive digital and on-line: AI, Big data, blockchain, cognitive and machine... Read More →
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Joerg Ayrle

CFO, IHH Healthcare
Mr Joerg Ayrle was appointed the Group Chief Financial Officer of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH) on 1 February 2021. With a wealth of international experience from United States, Germany, Singapore, China and Thailand, he is responsible for providing financial leadership and strategic... Read More →


Wednesday September 8, 2021 10:05am - 10:45am GMT+08

10:45am GMT+08

FIRESIDE CHAT: Enabling Innovative Business Models: Aligning IT Investments with Strategic Growth and Business Performance Objectives
The pandemic has uncovered new customers and sources of demand. CFOs in collaboration with CIOs are enabling pivots to new products and opportunities facilitated by innovative technologies. 
  • Analyzing the impact of technology shifts post-pandemic in creating new business models
  • Identifying new integration opportunities while implementing innovative business tools
  • Developing technology-driven business models: the differentiating approach on costs and investments prioritization
  • From brick-and-mortar to digital: making critical IT investments for future scaling of business
  • Understanding and addressing the pitfalls in not aligning revenue performance with IT performance objectives 


Speakers
avatar for Travis Huggins

Travis Huggins

Regional Leader – Finance, Woods Bagot
Travis is a multilingual Finance Executive who specialises in dealing with senior executives and managing businesses and stakeholders globally, resolving complex business issues collaboratively and growing companies sustainably.His experience spans growing global businesses with Greater... Read More →
avatar for Jagdish Baheti

Jagdish Baheti

CFO India, Delfingen India
Experienced Charted Accountant and MBA Finance with 13+ years of post-qualification experience in the manufacturing industry, having  SAP Knowledge and skilled in budgeting, planning, forecasting, Monthly- Yearly closing, Taxation, Treasury, supply chain Finance & Project Finance... Read More →


Wednesday September 8, 2021 10:45am - 11:10am GMT+08

11:10am GMT+08

Panel: Data-Centric Decision-Making: Identifying Business Opportunities for Value Creation through Data Analytic
Deployment of Data Analytics helps in identifying trends, patterns, and insights that can otherwise remain hidden. As such, finance leaders are leveraging data analytics and business intelligence tools to make smarter financial decisions and better guide the overall business performance.
  • Facilitating cultural change and technology deployments for data-driven decision making
  • Data analytics as guidance: aligning strategic business decisions with business goals and objectives
  • Identifying new business opportunities and value-adding services through data analytics
  • Data democratization: Simplifying data and analytics experiences to facilitate insight discovery and visualization
 

Moderator
avatar for Shweta Mathur

Shweta Mathur

CFO, Tata Power International
Shweta Mathur is the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Power International PTE Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Co. Ltd.). She is currently offering CFO services to entire Singapore Cluster of Tata Power Co. Ltd. Ms. Mathur has experience of nearly 15 years in Power Sector.She... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Lennie

Southeast Asia Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics, APAC, Asurion
Paul is currently the Southeast Asia CFO and APAC Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Asurion. Asurion helps 300 million people protect, connect and enjoy the latest technology. In his dual roles, Paul provides strategic solutions to drive business performance, as... Read More →
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Kok Siong Ng

Executive Director & CFO, Link Asset Management Limited
Mr NG Kok Siong (“Mr NG”), was appointed as an Executive Director of the Manager in February 2020. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Manager since May 2018. He is also one of the responsible officers of the Manager for the purposes of the SFO, a director of Link... Read More →


Wednesday September 8, 2021 11:10am - 11:35am GMT+08

11:35am GMT+08

Panel: Finance Digital Skills: Developing the In-House IT Capabilities of Finance Departments
With the emphasis of RPA and BI in finance transformation, the skillsets required of the future finance and accounting teams to support an always-on, technology-driven, real-time business will change drastically.
  • Locating and evaluating finance digital skills developmental priorities
  • Adopting the ideal roles for IT teams and tech-savvy finance staff respectively going forward
  • Embracing and cultivating citizen developers in finance departments
  • Exploring the convergence of skillsets and potential horizontal migration opportunities between finance and IT

Moderator
avatar for Paul Lennie

Paul Lennie

Southeast Asia Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics, APAC, Asurion
Paul is currently the Southeast Asia CFO and APAC Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Asurion. Asurion helps 300 million people protect, connect and enjoy the latest technology. In his dual roles, Paul provides strategic solutions to drive business performance, as... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeremy Cheah

VP Finance, ETHOZ Group
Jeremy is currently VP(Finance) at Ethoz Group Ltd, focussing on the Capital arm of the Group that manages a full range of Capital Financing, Equipment Leasing solutions and SME Funding schemes. The company is also one of the approved participating financial institutions appointed... Read More →
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Dipesh Patel

Finance Director, APAC Region, Volvo Cars
Successfully progressive career within the Commercial and Finance profession including widely developed international knowledge having undertaken various in-county and Regional Finance Leadership roles across the UK, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and China for private and... Read More →


Wednesday September 8, 2021 11:35am - 12:00pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

End of Day 1
Wednesday September 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:00pm GMT+08
 
Thursday, September 9
 

10:00am GMT+08

Welcome Remarks
Thursday September 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:05am GMT+08

10:05am GMT+08

Panel: Resource Optimization and Redeployment in Driving Digitization: the Changing Priorities of CFOs and CIOs
To optimize cost structure in preparation for the next economic upheaval, enterprises are improving internal efficiency through digitization. To secure funding for the required IT investments during this period of revenue pressure and resource limitations, CFOs and CIOs must collaborate to prioritize projects that can be realized by diverting funds from internal allocations, while keeping existing operations afloat.
  • Streamlining organization and cost structures through technologies
  • Articulating the impacts IT have on specific, key business processes
  • The low hanging fruits and areas of focus: prioritizing internal areas of digitization and fund diversion
  • From physical offices to remote working: The change of resource allocations and budgeting between physical offices and remote technologies

Moderator
avatar for Jeremy Cheah

Jeremy Cheah

VP Finance, ETHOZ Group
Jeremy is currently VP(Finance) at Ethoz Group Ltd, focussing on the Capital arm of the Group that manages a full range of Capital Financing, Equipment Leasing solutions and SME Funding schemes. The company is also one of the approved participating financial institutions appointed... Read More →

Speakers
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Alexander Joramsa

CFO, Asia Pacific, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Alex has depth and breath of experiences not only in finance, but also commercial, supply chain and operations, compliance and business transformation in different industries. He also has a track record of success in fostering a team-oriented culture. Prior to Teva, Alex was the... Read More →
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Devopriya Paul

Regional CFO Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa Business Unit Transformers, Hitachi ABB Power Grid
Devopriya enjoys converting ambiguous strategic vision into operational reality through effective strategy development & deployment. He is a strong believer of the Lean6Sigma concept of problem-solving and intuitively connects the threads of opportunity or challenges across an organization... Read More →
avatar for David Tay

David Tay

Chief Information Officer, Beyonics
David establishes the cyber security framework for OT (Operations Technology) and IT (Information Technology) integration to support the adoption, digitalization and transformation of manufacturing facilities in 4 countries to Industry 4.0 platform.  Prior to this appointment, David... Read More →


Thursday September 9, 2021 10:05am - 10:30am GMT+08

10:30am GMT+08

[FIRESIDE CHAT] From CAPEX to OPEX: Changing IT Expenditure Model Impacting Cost Structures and Financial Results
Enterprises are adopting cloud computing, serverless, and technology-as-a-service models, which often change technological spends from capital expenditures to operational expenditures. This can have significant impacts on cost structures and financial results.
  • Deriving the impacts that the changing IT financing models have on cost structure, balance sheets and P&L statements
  • Strategizing on funding mechanisms and classification methodologies to maximize profitability and growth
  • Optimizing IT projects and expenditures, from operating margin, assets, risk management, and technology lifespan perspectives
 

Speakers
avatar for Shweta Mathur

Shweta Mathur

CFO, Tata Power International
Shweta Mathur is the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Power International PTE Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Co. Ltd.). She is currently offering CFO services to entire Singapore Cluster of Tata Power Co. Ltd. Ms. Mathur has experience of nearly 15 years in Power Sector.She... Read More →
avatar for Kairav Modi

Kairav Modi

Executive Vice President - Finance, Siemens Ltd, India
Kairav Modi is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant who is currently Executive Vice President Finance - Digital Industries at Siemens Ltd. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked on multiple client projects in areas of Supply Chain Management, Financial Performance... Read More →


Thursday September 9, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am GMT+08

10:55am GMT+08

[PANEL] Tracking the Elusive ROI: Measuring and Benchmarking Technology Investment Returns
In the interest of shareholder value, securing a ROI on technology projects is essential. Yet, digital investments seldom offer the levels of confidence associated with traditional brick-and-mortar projects, either financially or temporally. To avoid premature objections of digital business cases, CFOs and CIOs must rethink the applicable approaches, benchmarks, and measurements.
-    ROI evaluation: Should IT initiatives be examined as standalone IT projects or as a component of business initiatives?
-    Investment benchmark and criteria: Should digital projects require higher ROI to be approved compared to brick-and-mortar projects based on technology risks?
-    New metrics: Applying venture-capital-like approach to measuring digital investments for enterprises
- Balancing risk and return: Viewing technology projects as a portfolio to level risk across time horizons

Moderator
avatar for Travis Huggins

Travis Huggins

Regional Leader – Finance, Woods Bagot
Travis is a multilingual Finance Executive who specialises in dealing with senior executives and managing businesses and stakeholders globally, resolving complex business issues collaboratively and growing companies sustainably.His experience spans growing global businesses with Greater... Read More →

Speakers
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Yash Arora

Chief Financial Officer, Indian Oil-Adani Gas Pvt Ltd
Yash is an experienced finance professional with 26 years track record of working across multiple sectors such as Manufacturing, Investment Banking and Infrastructure Sector. He has hands one experience in Working Capital Management & Treasury Operations. He also managed couple of... Read More →
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Peter Bourke

Head of Group Information Systems, CK Hutchison
Peter Bourke was educated in Sydney and has an Economics degree with majors in Accounting and Computing. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts and The Australian Institute of Company Directors.Peter is Head of Group Information Systems of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited... Read More →


Thursday September 9, 2021 10:55am - 11:20am GMT+08

11:20am GMT+08

Panel: IT Investment Governance (ITIG): Establishing the Common Framework to Maximize Return and Minimize Risk
CFOs and CIOs are both driving enterprise value, but often from vastly differing perspectives. A common approach is needed to examine the opportunities presented and the risk implications together.
  • CIO as chief tech investment officer: evaluating propositions to extract maximum value from every initiative
  • Balancing innovation and financial accountability in investment management processes
  • Cultivating trust and transparency for fund creation and business case examination
  • Conceiving the accountability matrix to realize and track hard and soft IT investment benefits
  • Fail faster: championing a test-and-learn mentality to mitigate technology risks

Moderator
avatar for Jagdish Baheti

Jagdish Baheti

CFO India, Delfingen India
Experienced Charted Accountant and MBA Finance with 13+ years of post-qualification experience in the manufacturing industry, having  SAP Knowledge and skilled in budgeting, planning, forecasting, Monthly- Yearly closing, Taxation, Treasury, supply chain Finance & Project Finance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ir. Daniel Lai

Ir. Daniel Lai

Advisory CIO, Esquel Group
Daniel is a seasoned IT professional with 50 years’ experience. He is a graduate of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Griffith University with a Master in Technology Management. He is a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of Hong Kong Computer Society and a Fellow of Hong... Read More →
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Devraj Doss

Vice President (Region CFO) -Finance & Planning, Philip Morris International
Devraj Doss is a Corporate Finance professional with 20+ years of experience with 5 large global Fortune 500 companies spanning FMCG, industrial engineering, pharmaceuticals sectors. He has lived and worked in 8 countries across Asia, Middle East & Africa, Europe holding a variety... Read More →


Thursday September 9, 2021 11:20am - 11:45am GMT+08

11:45am GMT+08

Panel: Selecting the Best Fit-For-Purpose IT Solutions: Balancing Between Costs and Functionalities
There is an abundance of choices for technology solutions available on the market. With CIOs campaigning for features and CFOs emphasizing costs, trust, understanding, and business acumen are needed to reach timely mutual agreements on tech selection.
  • When facing multiple technology options, how do CIOs and CFOs narrow down choices efficiently?
  • From features to costs, quantifiable ROI to qualitative boosts, how can CIOs and CFOs ensure that the right solution is selected?
  • Given the short technology lifecycles, should solutions be selected based on current needs or future potentials?
  • Do joint project sponsorships facilitate or hinder technology decisions?

Moderator
avatar for Ir. Daniel Lai

Ir. Daniel Lai

Advisory CIO, Esquel Group
Daniel is a seasoned IT professional with 50 years’ experience. He is a graduate of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Griffith University with a Master in Technology Management. He is a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of Hong Kong Computer Society and a Fellow of Hong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Tay

David Tay

Chief Information Officer, Beyonics
David establishes the cyber security framework for OT (Operations Technology) and IT (Information Technology) integration to support the adoption, digitalization and transformation of manufacturing facilities in 4 countries to Industry 4.0 platform.  Prior to this appointment, David... Read More →
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Darron Sun

Head of Information Technology, Public Sector
Mr. Darron Sun is a seasoned professional in IT, Audit, Cybersecurity, and FinTech with years of experience in leading global financial institution and public sector.  Currently, he is the Head of Information Technology in public sector to provide vision and leadership for developing... Read More →


Thursday September 9, 2021 11:45am - 12:10pm GMT+08

12:10pm GMT+08

End of Conference
Thursday September 9, 2021 12:10pm - 12:10pm GMT+08