Asia Pacific CFO Vision 2019 in Singapore

Winning in a disruptive world

16 July 2019 | Conrad Centennial Singapore


Time  Topic
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and breakfast
09:00 – 09:10 Winning in a disruptive world

Opening address

Vivian Jiang, Clients & Industries Leader, Deloitte Asia Pacific
09:10 – 09:55 Global and regional economic outlook

Deloitte’s economists share their views of the economic outlook through a global and regional lens. 

Dr. Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Xu Sitao, Chief Economist, Deloitte China
Porus Doctor, Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Internal Audit, Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu India LLP
09:55 – 10:25 Networking break
10:25 – 10:45 Keynote address

Cindy Hook, CEO, Deloitte Asia Pacific
10:45 – 11:30 Outlook on M&A and equity capital markets

M&A markets are driven by sentiment and they react to uncertainty. 2019 started with economic uncertainty hitting new highs – concerns cover US-China trade wars, Brexit, domestic slowdown in China, increased protectionism stance all point towards a more cautious M&A market in 2019 and 2020. Jiak See will be discussing how these affects M&A, especially in our domestic market, in addition to how disruptive (tech) M&A is changing.

The outlook for debt and equity will be discussed and how the growth of un-deployed capital will impact on transaction activity.

The discussions will also provide Deloitte’s view on key M&A trends and observations within Asia Pacific and how global uncertainties affect inorganic growth initiatives.

Ng Jiak See, Financial Advisory Leader, Deloitte Asia Pacific
Vivek Chhabra, Head of M&A, Fraser & Neave Ltd

11:30 – 12:15 Blockchain Overview

Beginning his session with an overview of Blockchain Technology, we explore topics such as Fraud Detection (using trade finance as use case), Smart Contract (using insurance as use case), and Transparency (using supply chain as use case) and rounding up the session with migrating Proof-of-Concept to Production.

Dr. Paul Sin, Blockchain Lab Leader, Deloitte Asia Pacific
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch: The Science behind Eat, Sleep and High Performance

Dr Elton Ong, Managing Director, Clinical Services, Fullerton Health
13:30 – 14:15 Being Consumer Centric - More than just pretty websites!

Being consumer centric is more than just having a pretty website. This session explores what does it mean to be consumer centric and the case for change for organisations' customer experience strategy. While looking at case studies of organisations who have demonstrated successes, this session also explores KPIs, how successes of customer experience strategy can be measured, and it's relevancy to CFOs.

Keerti Kiran Chivukula, Executive Director, Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia
14:15 – 15:00 Winning the game of disruption: Finance transformation

The digital revolution has gone on for years. The term Digital Finance has been widely used at least for the past 3 years, but our progress in Asia has been patchy. In this session Timothey will share his views on digital and the finance transformation agenda, digital trends and what some organizations are doing. The session concludes with insights on cultivating an agile mindset to be ready for the game of disruption.

Timothy Ho, Finance Transformation leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia
15:00 – 15:30 Networking break
15:30 – 16:15 Cyber Security: Emerging issues, trends, technologies and threats

Considering the technology and resource changes, this session explores the evolving new frameworks for risk appetite, enhancing the level of transparency in risk definition and deliberations, while conveying risk appetite to stakeholders without ambiguity.

Thio Tse Gan, Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia
16:15 – 17:00 Winning together, Building the dream team

This session explores the workforce of the future, managing millennial talents, diversity, while appreciating individual differences in an organisation.

Pushp Deep Gupta, Global Leader of Deloitte Leadership, Deloitte Consulting Pte Ltd
Ramesh Gopalkrishna, Head of Growth ASEAN & India, Workplace by Facebook
Luke Clark, Senior Content Manager APAC, Page Group
Zoey Tong, CEO & Founder, Octomate
17:00 – 17:30 Accelerating the Evolution of CFOs

Closing Address

The landscape within which CFOs operate is changing dramatically. Accepting the need to adapt is the easy part of the challenge, however. Executing on this awareness requires CFOs to take on challenging tasks such as aligning their functions with their companies’ overall strategies and goals, identifying and acquiring the talent that will enable them to fulfill their ambitions, and accessing the support they need for their functions to go beyond implementing new technology. In this session, we explore how to accelerate the evolution of CFOs to serve as strategic partners for business by fully exploiting new tools and methods.

Sanford A. Cockrell III, Global Leader, CFO Program, Deloitte LLP
17:30 – 19:30 Cocktail reception

*Deloitte reserves the right to cancel the plenary sessions or make changes to the schedule and speakers, due to circumstances beyond our control.