CFO Connect Symposium


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Thursday 11 July

8.00am - 8.30am
Morning reception and registration
8.30am - 8.35am
Opening and welcome address
8.35am - 9.00am
Keynote address: Smart nation – are we ready?
The government has introduced a slew of initiatives that will transform the way we live, work, and play to achieve its smart nation goals. How can companies plug into this nationwide digital roadmap? What are the key considerations for CFOs in guiding their organisations on their digital journey?
9.00am - 9.25am
Artificial intelligence – the shape of things to come
Artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually transform the finance function and create new jobs in this space. What is the state of the AI market over the coming years? Are there limitations to the AI dream? Make sense of how the market may realistically evolve as data science takes a bigger role in accounting and finance decision-making.
  • Kailash Ramalingam
    Executive Director and Regional Head of Customer Centres and Strategic Initiatives, DBS
9.25am - 10.15am
Chasing robotics in financial transformation
  • Raghvendra Singh
    Managing Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture – ASEAN
10.15am - 10.45am
Networking tea break
10.45am - 11.30am
Panel discussion: Cybersecurity – getting the right mindsets for CFOs
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for companies. CFOs have an important role to play not just for the whole-of-organisation functions, but also in countering the potentially damaging effects of cyber attacks on corporate data and finance systems. How can CFOs shape their mindsets on cybersecurity in partnership with their technology counterparts in the business? Hear practical experiences on cyber resilience in this panel discussion.
11.30am - 11.55am
Navigating the choppy economic waters
In July, it will be a year since the start of a trade war between the US and China. Whatever the outcome of resolution talks between both sides, the truth is that global supply chains have been disrupted and uncertainty is frustrating corporate decision-making. How is the global economy expected to evolve and what choppy waters should organisations prepare for?
  • Pin Ru Tan
    Director, Asia-Pacific Rates Strategy, HSBC Singapore
11.55am - 12.40pm
Panel discussion: Anti-bribery and anti-corruption – what the CFO needs…
Finance processes such as sourcing, procurement and billing are the most vulnerable to corruption. Building a robust anti-corruption program is therefore critical for the CFO. Does your company have an anti-bribery or anti-corruption program? Does it really work? Discover how you can improve the efforts to prevent corruption and bribery in your organisation, and how technology can play a part.
  • Kelvin Kwek
    General Counsel, Samsung Electronics SE Asia and Oceania Regional HQ
  • Josephine Choo
    Partner, Specialist & Private Client Disputes Practice, WongPartnership
  • June Sim
    Senior Vice President and Head of Listing Compliance, Singapore Exchange Regulation
12.40pm - 2.00pm
Networking lunch


  • Economy, regulation and business

  • Finance fundamentals

    Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.

  • Operational transformation

    Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.

  • Personal development

    Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.

  • Sector in focus

    Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.

  • Strategy and leadership

    Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.

  • Trends and business impacts

    Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.

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