Delegates at Congress 2019 were captivated with content from acclaimed thought leaders who are leading the way with artificial intelligence, digital money and the future of finance. You will find details on the quality 2019 program below. CPA Congress will be back in 2020 with another engaging program.
Speaker: Sharman Arumugam FCPA (Aust.), Divisional President – Malaysia, CPA Australia
No one can deny China’s might as a global leader across various emerging technology classes including AI, cloud computing, mobile payments and facial recognition technologies. All thanks to the Chinese government’s support and investment in encouraging a thriving tech platform.
How are these fast-developing technologies changing people’s everyday lives? In what ways are these technologies re-defining how businesses operate?
Listen to John Lo of social networking giant, Tencent Holdings, share his perspective on China’s experience with relevant use-cases and applications.
John Shek Hon Lo joined Tencent Group in 2004 and served as the Group’s Financial Controller from 2004 to 2008. He was appointed as Tencent Group’s Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in May 2012. Prior to joining Tencent Group, John worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Senior Manager (audit services). He is a Fellow of the CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
He received a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Curtin University of Technology and an EMBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and HKUST.
Disrupters create products or services that displace the existing market leaders. Does a disruptor take the market by storm? Or does a disruptive technology slowly creep in, take a foothold in a small segment of the market and slowly drive out the market leader and eventually replace the leader at the helm? Hear from the disruptors who have entirely changed the way we consume products and services.
Karamjit founded Digital News Asia (DNA) with a vision to becoming the most credible tech media in Southeast Asia. The tech news site went live on 14 May 2012. In November 2014 it raised RM1 million to fuel its Singapore and Jakarta expansion.
Aside from its news site, DNA produces a biennial print publication called ‘Digerati50’ and an annual conference, ‘What’s Next: The Business Impact of Digital Disruption’ that focuses on how Brick&Mortar companies are dealing with the digital revolution. Follow him on Twitter @karamjitDNA or @DNewsAsia.
Shankar is a Partner and Financial Services Advisory Leader at Ernst & Young, specialising in digital transformation, large scale banking transformation programmes and post-merger integration.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Shankar was a Managing Director with Accenture Financial Services Operating Group. He was also an Executive Director with Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Department, tasked to catalyse the oil and gas services and engineering sector.
Shankar has a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in Computer Science.
We are by large creatures of comfort, averse to risk, preferring the safe route. So, when someone gets an idea and steps away from a secure path on to a risk strewn business venture, what is the trigger point? Where does that courage come from? Does push and pull factors come into play or is an entrepreneur wired differently?
In Malaysia, CPA Australia members are finding opportunities for themselves and are making business in-roads. Come and be inspired by their stories.
Fund Manager turned e-Com revolutionist with a passion to provide convenient lifestyle to the community. Big supporter for data makes life easier. Strong believer in innovations kill boredom.
Everlyn is the co-founder of Flickpost, a dynamic e-commerce solutions provider, presenting connections to 200+ countries around the world. From trans-shipment, parcel insurance to warehousing and fulfillment, Flickpost assists e-commerce sellers and SMEs save time and reduce shipping costs up to 80%.
Prior to devoting her work fulltime in logistics, Everlyn was an e-commerce seller on Ebay, Shopee and Taobao, while managing projects on web development and search engine optimisation. Everlyn began her career in corporate banking and holds a degree in finance and accounting from the University of Melbourne.
According to the Global Innovation Index 2018, innovation, research and development are serious policy ambitions in most developed and developing economies. Malaysia is no exception as it continues to rise up the innovation index. By 2020, the government is expecting the digital economy to form 20% of Malaysia’s GDP.
So, what are some of the innovations driving big industry players to keep the lead by leveraging on technologies? How is the government helping to foster an environment that encourages innovation and how does it keep the momentum going?
Sridharan Nair (or Sri as he is commonly known) is PwC Malaysia's Managing Partner and the Territory Senior Partner of the PwC Malaysia-Vietnam firm. He is also a member of PwC’s Asia Pacific Executive Board, Chairman of the Board of its South-East Asia (SEA) Consulting practice and the Board member representing SEA at the broader ASEANZ regional consulting practice.
Sri has 30 years' experience in audit and business advisory services, having worked with financial services clients in the UK initially and a wide range of clients across various sectors in Malaysia thereafter. He is a regular speaker, panellist and moderator at conferences and forums in Malaysia on topics such as leadership, corporate governance, current economic issues and human capital.
The pace of technological changes today is unlike any other era. New technologies are being pushed to market at breakneck speed, increasingly shaping the way we work and live our lives. Amidst digital excitement, we need to step back and ask ourselves if we are spending too much time interacting with technology and too little time interacting with humans.
Do our children flourish in a social setting interacting with other children or are we raising a generation that cannot interact or communicate without being hooked to an electronic appendage? Is the older generation increasingly feeling socially isolated as they struggle to understand the new world order dictated by tech revolutions that have completely changed the way goods and services are consumed?
Emerging digital business practices come with digital risks that may expose organisations to severe threats. Detecting and mitigating these risks require organisations to build resilience into their systems and processes.
As we become increasingly reliant on all things from digital data to digital investment to digital assets, the incidence of breaches also increases exponentially with cyberattacks continuing to result in critical business data being stolen or lost, fueling global anxiety at a palpitating rate. What level of assurance do Malaysian consumers have that adequate digital governance is in place, both organisational and regulatory?
Disruptive technologies, products, services and new business sectors are causing us to re-evaluate the way we work. We keep hearing disruption can be positive if we embrace and allow it to contribute to our success. But, are you finding it increasingly difficult to remain positive and upbeat when emerging technologies keep coming and you are starting to worry if you will be replaced by a machine or robot?
Whilst technology can change rapidly, principles don’t. What you value can determine how you will progress when change hits. Jeevan Sahadevan shares seven values, principles of which, when embraced deeply and applied to your work and life, will stand the test of time.
Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.
Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.
Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.
Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.
Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.
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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