Singapore, 16 - 17 October 2018

Schedule

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Oct 1609:00
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The future is now: 10 digital finance trends you need to know about

Digital Innovation
Daphne Ng, Chief Executive Officer, JEDTrade
Oct 1609:00
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Automating your accounts payable function

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1609:00
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Bookkeeping 2020: Make sure your business is ready

Accounting & Bookkeeping
500 years after the invention of double entry accounting, radical disruption is coming in the finance world.This session will go through the changes implied for finance teams and suggestions for them to remain on top of their game, covering questions such as:
  • How to automate finance processes?
  • How not to fear AI taking over book-keepers’ job?
  • How to turn finance from cost centre to growth driver?
Florian Cornu, Founder & CEO, Future Flow
Oct 1609:00
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Creating advocates & building your brand through a customer centric practice

Practice Management
By attending this session you will learn:
  • The importance of real relationships, real customers
  • Experience to engagement vs engagement to experience
  • Key reasons for branding & tools to leverage
Mamta Mandal, Business Director, Cherishma Consulting
Oct 1609:00
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Practical steps to migrate your accounting to cloud: What should you be moving, and when?

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1609:00
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Outsourcing vs building an in-house team: Practical insights to help you make the choice

Future Finance
Chris will examine the developing role of the finance function in supporting daily operations, complying with statutory requirements and enabling business growth. This analysis will include identifying the function’s core tasks and the attributes required to fulfil them. The objective of this session is to clarify the role and value of the finance function and to highlight the trade-offs that exist when choosing to outsource or insource. Critically, Chris will also examine how effective entrepreneurs relate to the finance function and how the balance between outsourcing and insourcing may evolve through a business’s life cycle.
Chris Fuggle, Partner and Head of Accounting Outsourcing Services, Asia Pacific, Mazars
Oct 1609:30
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Developing your digital success strategy

Digital Innovation
Session led by: intuit
Oct 1609:30
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Practical ways to use AI and ML to manage your cash flow

Money in money out
Vikrant Rathore, Founder, Komerco
Oct 1609:30
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Less paper, more power

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Join Receipt Bank’s Vicky Skipp to discover:
  • How manual data entry is stopping you from adding value for your clients
  • How to leave paper records behind and work toward real-time accounting
  • How to make your transition to the cloud smooth and stress-free
Oct 1609:30
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Running an efficient practice in the new digital world

Practice Management
This session will cover:
  • The way an accountants work and how an accounting firm is run will change dramatically due to AI-based technologies
  • Accessibility, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation – the 4As which will change how accountants perform engagements, how services and solutions are digitally delivered effectively and efficiently to clients.
  • Investments in technology is only the start, more importantly, engaging our teams in working together to embrace technology is the key to sustaining the change.
Kg Tan, Founder & Managing Director, Precursor
Oct 1609:30
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The integrated cloud

Business in the Cloud
Session led by: zoho-corporation
Oct 1609:30
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The reinvention of business ecosystem: Connect, Collaborate, Co-create and Competition

Future Finance
With the rise of the dynamic gig and sharing economies, Maybank and its stakeholders must unite even stronger than ever before.The network of Connections, both new and old, forms the basic platform for great and meaningful Collaboration.This partnership between financial institutions and SMEs should permeate many new customer interfaces, operations, and product and service offerings.A successful collaboration should result in the Co-creation of innovative and game-changing ideas that deliver great value to both parties of the business ecosystem.There are no absolutes in the pragmatic world of business, where collaborators of one segment or country may be each other’s Competition in another.The understanding of the 4Cs stated above is essential to advancing our business agenda in a dynamic, relevant and sustainable manner
Marc Leong, Head, SME Banking, Malayan Banking Berhad
Session led by: malayan-banking-berhad
Oct 1610:00
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Keynote: Digital transformation for Accountancy

Keynotes
This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Oct 1610:30
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Keynote: Small businesses run the world

Keynotes
By attending this session you will discover how to:
  • Identify new business opportunities that are made possible with connected, integrated solutions
  • Spend a day in the life of a connected SME
  • Discover how technology can help you grow and scale your business beyond borders
This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Anthony Staltari, Head of Partner, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1611:30
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Blockchain & the accountant: What you need to know

Digital Innovation
Frederic Verin, Vice President of Finance, Happy Fresh
Oct 1611:30
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The financial web & its impact on small businesses

Money in money out
Attendees of this session will:
  • Discover the future of the financial web
  • Understand current developments in finweb technology today that you can already use in your business
  • Learn how an integrated financial web will help provide you with visibility of your business cash position, help you get paid faster, and access working capital to run and grow your business
Therese Le, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1611:30
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Paperless, Frictionless, Intuitive Onboarding

Accounting & Bookkeeping
This session will cover:
  • What is client on boarding, and why is it important?
  • What are the crucial steps of client onboarding?
  • How does your technology help to streamline this client onboarding process?
Sahil Malhotra, Territory Manager - APAC, Practice Ignition
Oct 1611:30
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Accounting Software - Going beyond General Ledger

Practice Management
Prashant Ganti, Head of product management - Global tax, accounting and payroll solutions, Zoho Corporation
Session led by: zoho-corporation
Oct 1611:30
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Panel: Bringing SME businesses to cloud: Challenges & opportunities

Business in the Cloud
Moderator: Sharon Lee, Co-Founder & COO, HR Easily
Stephanie Benedetti, General Manager, Spirit Retail (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ernest Teng, Co-Founder, OCTO
Lawrence Poh, Managing Director, Applied Chartered Accountants Pte Ltd
Oct 1611:30
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New engine of growth: Digitisation

Future Finance
Digitisation is playing a big role in transforming our nation and part of this transformation is to encourage the use of technology. To catalyse growth and innovation, we need to harness digital technologies and benefit from them to become more competitive. An obvious area to drive transformation is cloud-based technology – the ability to effectively collect, manage and use technology solutions and platforms to their advantage. While business leaders understand that cloud computing offers obvious and immediate benefits for most enterprises, they also need to know that—done right—Software as a Service (SaaS) implementations pay off in both good times and bad. Learn how to differentiate true cloud offerings and how you can fuel this new engine of growth.
Steven Skinner, Distinguished Solution Specialist, CFO, Centre of Excellence – JAPAC, Oracle Netsuite
Session led by: netsuite
Oct 1612:00
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Advantages of using blockchain & AI in data entry processes

Digital Innovation
As companies seek to integrate the distributed ledger technology into their business models, Gianluca, CEO of Xriba (a protocol and AI application to record accounts in the blockchain) will share his views on how to approach archiving in the blockchain and how to report crypto transactions using OCR & AI technologies - delivering an automated accounts integrated system, reducing traditional bookkeepers’ time and effort and therefore slashing direct costs.By attending this session you will learn:
  • How to approach archiving in the blockchain thanks to AI & OCR
  • Business Wallet and Cryptocurrency Payment Solutions
  • How Xriba’s protocol and AI application can enable you to record accounts in the blockchain
Gianluca Massini Rosati, CEO, Xriba ltd
Session led by: xriba-ltd
Oct 1612:00
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Effective debt collection & credit control strategies for your business

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1612:00
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Beyond accounting software

Accounting & Bookkeeping
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to achieve your business objectives by turning your cumbersome business processed into an efficient business software system
Yoh Keat Choon, Autocount (S) Pte Ltd
Session led by: autocount-(s)-pte-ltd
Oct 1612:00
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From bean counters to business advisors: The changing role of the accountants

Practice Management
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How technology is changing the role of the accountant
  • What accountants need to do to prepare for the change
  • What opportunities this provides for the accountant-client relationship
Marc R Bruce, Founder & CEO, True North Group Limited, 'TNG Global'
Oct 1612:00
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Tackling the changing role of the accountant in your business

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • How accounting and finance qualifications are changing to react to the digital revolution
  • The skills experienced finance professionals need to build to remain successful
  • What businesses and finance teams can do to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge
Dr Evelita E. Celis, Associate Professor & Programme Lead, Accounting and Finance Programme Lead – Accounting and Finance,, Henley Business School Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia
Oct 1612:30
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What is blockchain? The research of taxation and accounting around blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrencies

Digital Innovation
Bothini Navaneethan, Finance Manager, Intrepid Ventures
Hari Vaerhn, Intrepid Ventures
Oct 1612:30
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Reserved for Sponsor

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1612:30
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The Transform! Movement

Accounting & Bookkeeping
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How to grow a 'perfect advisory firm'
  • The process of change that works
  • How the Spotlight Reporting team and suite of cloud tools can help you
Reed Middleton, Customer Success Specialist, Spotlight Reporting
Session led by: spotlight-reporting
Oct 1612:30
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Value-based pricing models for modern accountants: Price effectively, get paid quickly

Practice Management
Cloud Technology has turned the nature of pricing and revenue on its head for accountants. Charging by the hour no longer has value when many of the tasks have been replaced by automation. Value based pricing is when you attach a price to your services similar to a product which is predominantly determined by what your clients think your services are worth. Implementing the right pricing strategy and agreed key deliverables for your client can be the difference of making money and losing money. In this session we will look at how you can achieve recurring income, and increase client satisfaction by:Key Takeaways
  • Know your offering – what services are you including (tax, bookkeeping, advisory)
  • How to price your offering
  • Identify your current and potential customers
  • How to communicate your pricing structure to clients
Lielette Calleja, Director, All That Counts Pty Limited
Oct 1612:30
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Essential legal considerations for running your business in the cloud

Business in the Cloud
By attending this session you will learn:
  • The key legal issues in running your business in the cloud
  • Key data protection considerations you should address
  • How new EU regulation, GDPR, may affect you
Jonathan Kok, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Oct 1612:30
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Robotic process automation for your finance function

Future Finance
Tyler Jay Furrer, Senior Manager of Digital Transformation & Analytics, Deloitte Singapore
Oct 1613:00
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Cybersecurity & accounting: Protecting yourself and your data

Digital Innovation
This session will cover:
  • Don’t pay the ransom – why businesses should care about cyber-attacks
  • Security vs Convenience: Basic tips to strike the right balance
  • Managing cybersecurity risk with a limited budget
Hoi Wai Khin, Risk Advisory Director, RSM
Session led by: sf-consulting-pte-ltd
Oct 1613:00
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Cheque-out: A new dawn in digital payments

Money in money out
In his National Day Rally speech on 20 August 2018, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared that in China, payments are made via e-payment methods such as WeChat Pay and Alipay even for purchases from street vendors. He believes that this is an area where Singapore is lagging behind and that there is a need to simplify the existing e-payment methods in the country into a single system such as PayNow.PayNow is a fund transfer service launched in July 2017, that lets users transfer money to each other once an account has been linked via the recipient’s mobile or NRIC number. The service has since been expanded to accommodate fund transfers with businesses effective 13 August 2018. With this, businesses can now receive and make payments to individuals and other businesses instantaneously.Maybank is one of the participating banks offering PayNow services and we are excited to share how you can get started and take advantage of its benefits.Be a digitally-savvy SMART business in a SMART nation, attend this session and learn how to instantly collect and make payments CASH- and CHEQUE-FREE with PayNow Corporate.
Cynthia Liaw, Head, Virtual Banking and Payments, Maybank Singapore
Session led by: malayan-banking-berhad
Oct 1613:00
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Choosing business software for you and your clients

Practice Management
Issac Liu, CEO, U ventures
Oct 1613:00
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Managing customers in the cloud

Business in the Cloud
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How moving to the cloud affects how you manage your customer relationships
  • What the opportunities of cloud technologies are for customer relationship management
  • What are the risks of cloud technologies and how to mitigate them
Lawrence Poh, Managing Director, Applied Chartered Accountants Pte Ltd
Oct 1613:00
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Financial management in emerging markets

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • Doing business in a world with non-convertible currencies – Only 17 currencies in the world are fully convertible
  • Stay liquid – Liquidity might be tighter in the future
  • Don’t let long-term contracts knock-out the company – Swings in the financial markets can challenge the profitability
Peter Lundgreen, Founding CEO, Lundgreen's Capital
Oct 1613:30
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Future of Practice management - unlock the full potential of cloud accounting

Digital Innovation
Listen toKamlesh Mahtani, Head of Sales for Startups & Small Business for Asia, who will share with you about technology being introduced to help accounting firms today to manage their customers regardless of the software they are currently using.
Kamlesh Mahtani, Head Of Sales - Startups And Small Business, Asia, Sage Software Asia
Session led by: sage-software-asia-pte-ltd
Oct 1613:30
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Virtual accounts & how you can use them to manage working capital processes

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1613:30
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How can automation of data entry change and transform your business?

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Denisa Rinakova, Director, Asia Pacific, Datamolino
Ken Leong, Founder, 361 Degree Consultancy Pte Ltd
Session led by: datamolino
Oct 1613:30
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Audit disruption: Continuous certification in a cloud world

Practice Management
This session will cover:
  • How modern technology is redefining the auditor’s way of work
  • How auditors can catch on and benefit from the shift into cloud accounting
Esther Li, Partner Consultant, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1613:30
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No more risky business: How to improve your file management in the cloud

Business in the Cloud
This session will cover:
  • What does 'bad file management' look like?
  • The business risks you run when you manage your files poorly
  • How to manage your files successfully in the cloud
Andrew Sims, CEOCEO, SuiteFiles
Session led by: strategic-link-consulting
Oct 1613:30
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P2P lending & its role in digital finance

Future Finance
The use of digital technology and innovation has given business owners and entrepreneurs a new channel for growth. Hear it directly from Mr. Eddie Lee, New Union's Group CEO, and find out how Startups and SMEs are using crowdfunding to fuel their business growth.Brought to you by Maybank
Eddie Lee, Co-founder & Group CEO, SeedIn Technology Pte Ltd
Session led by: malayan-banking-berhad
Oct 1614:00
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Platinum Sponsor Address

Keynotes
Speaker to be announced.This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Session led by: intuit
Oct 1614:20
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IMDA E-Invoicing Initiative

Digital Innovation
By attending this session you will learn:
  • IMDA will be introducing the Nationwide E-Invoicing Framework soon. What is this about?
  • How can businesses benefit from this?
  • What opportunities will this bring to the various type of service providers in the market?
Geok Seong Wah, E-Invoicing Director, Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Oct 1614:40
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Keynote: Big data and AI: The future of business

Keynotes
Ms. Mah Kam Lin’s presentation on the application and usage of data for long-term strategic planning purposes. Data is a flexible, contextual and sensitive resource that can be used to draw micro-scale insights or macro-scale conclusions and inferences across wide markets, demographics and industry segments.However, it is important to distinguish between false leads and conclusions based on pertinent findings. Business leaders, movers and shakers must learn the importance of sifting through random correlation to find insightful causation - a task which can be optimised with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI).Conclusions can also be drawn from incidental and auxiliary data that do not immediately appear to provide useful information, but can be modelled to find implicit connections producing valuable results and actionable programmes.This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Mah Kam Lin, Group Data Scientist, Malayan Banking Berhad
Session led by: malayan-banking-berhad
Oct 1615:00
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The Role of Professional Services in Developing Digital Economies

Digital Innovation
A key driver of regional growth will come from the rise of e-commerce and the digital economy. Businesses that want to seize opportunities from this growth can move faster and more securely by using not only internal know-how but independent external professional business and advisory services provided by consultants and experts (including professional accountants). ACCA has published a research report, supported by the SAC (Singapore Accountancy Commission), which examined market demand for these services in Singapore, the ASEAN region and China for the next 3 years and beyond. It highlights the most demanded professional services, based on corporate budgets; and provides advice on how consultancies, including SMPs (Small and medium-sized (accounting) practices), can enhance their service delivery. It also provides feedback to businesses on areas where other businesses, including their competitors, are leveraging on external advice to give them a competitive edge. This presentation segment will provide key highlights of this report; against the backdrop of digital transformations that are taking place in many enterprises.
Joseph Alfred, Head of Policy & Technical, ACCA
Oct 1615:00
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Making sure your cross-border remittances are fast, easy and compliant

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1615:00
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Producing management accounts: One-click reporting?

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1615:00
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Auditors in digital age: Regulations, preparations and what to expect

Practice Management
Deregulation, compliance costs and staff turnover are some of the challenges that Small and Medium-Sized Audit Practices face. How should Auditors respond to such challenges? Digitalisation seems to be the only solution. But, is this the only solution? What are the other practical issues Practitioners should consider before embarking on technology?
Magdalene Ang, Director, R Chan And Associates PAC
Oct 1615:00
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Which cloud accounting software makes the most sense for your business?

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1615:00
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CFO to CEO: The increasing importance of finance expertise at the top

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1615:30
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Automatic verification: How blockchain could revolutionise the audit

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1615:30
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Transform & grow for employers

Money in money out
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How your company can leverage on Workforce Singapore’s funding schemes to tackle manpower-related challenges
  • Transform & Grow initiatives to help improve your company’s human resource practices and better manage talent
  • Skills Framework for Accountancy and how it can benefit you and your business
Clarissa Lim, Assistant Director, Industry Development, Workforce Singapore
Dixon Chan, Specialist, Skills Development Division, SkillsFuture Singapore
Oct 1615:30
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Automated audit and bookkeeping

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Sivanesan Sivakaruniam, Managing Consultant, ShivShil Consultancy Pte Ltd
Oct 1615:30
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Cloud accounting: The legal implications for you and your clients

Practice Management
By attending this session you will learn:
  • The legal issues about personal data protection regime in the context of cloud accounting that accounting professionals should be aware
  • The roles of information technology in compliance
  • Some practical guidance on compliance.
Richard Siaw, Director, R. S. Solomon LLC
Oct 1615:30
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Enhancing competitiveness by going digital

Business in the Cloud
Understand the benefits of online accounting beyond efficiency gains – how you can get paid faster and run a truly mobile business on-the-go.
Kelvin Wee, Partner Consultant, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1615:30
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The impact of digitisation on the human capital of finance

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1616:00
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Automation & accountancy

Digital Innovation
Jasper Wong, Head of Finance, Boxgreen
Oct 1616:00
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Income characterization in the digital economy and the related tax implications

Money in money out
By attending this session you will learn:
  • To understand how the rapid progress in digital technology has resulted in tax challenges for both consumers and suppliers
  • How tax authorities are formulating new frameworks for the taxation of income from digital transactions
  • To understand the withholding tax implications of emerging business models
Oct 1616:00
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Building a more integrated payroll, accounting and HR function

Accounting & Bookkeeping
This session will cover:
  • Harnessing the benefits of integrated cloud apps
  • How to see higher efficiencies with fewer errors
  • Running accurate data analytics
Elaine Lim, Managing Director, Agere Accounting & Advisory
Oct 1616:00
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5 steps to implement Business Advisory in your practice

Practice Management
This session will cover:
  • Are accountants an endangered species?We will take a look at why the accounting industry is under direct threat from advances in technology and automation and how accountants will need to change in order to survive
  • Adapting to survive - Why accountants should consider adding Business Advisory to their practice. How to decide the type of advisory practice you want to adopt and how to prepare for it.
  • Practical tips and tools – Learn from someone who has successfully introduced advisory services into their own practice and coached many others on the same journey
Brad Golchin, Founder / Managing Director, Wise Advice Limited
Oct 1616:00
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Real-time business insights at your fingertips: Understanding what the cloud can do for you

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1616:00
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Driving business performance and addressing data governance through analytics

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • Use of Data Analytics from Strategy to Execution to drive Business Performance
  • Use of Data Analytics to support Data Protection and Cybersecurity compliance effort
  • Data Analytics implementation and what are businesses expected to adhere regarding to data protection and cybersecurity laws and regulations
Chong Yong Goh, Director, Data Analytics, Nexia TS Advisory Pte Ltd
Session led by: nexia-ts-advisory-pte-ltd
Oct 1616:30
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Cybersecurity in finance: What you need to know

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1616:30
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Programmes and support for SMEs to grow their business

Money in money out
By attending this session you will learn:
  • What support is available from Enterprise Singapore to support SMES to grow their business
  • How Enterprise Singapore can help you to develop your team’s capabilities, internationalise and access financing
  • What Workforce Singapore can do to support you in your career
Shura Ishak, Senior Business Advisor, Sme Centre@ Smcci
Manisah Sapari, Business Advisor, Sme Centre@ Smcci
Oct 1616:30
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Streamlining data entry

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1616:30
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Digitalisation: Starting with your practice

Practice Management
By attending this session you will learn:
  • Where are the greatest opportunities for accounting firms to digitalise their own businesses
  • How to plan your digitalisation
  • How to roll out the benefits of digitalisation to your clients
Mohamed Fazluddin, Director, Mohamed Fazluddin & Partners
Oct 1616:30
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Managing your team in the cloud: Removing silos & improving visibility

Business in the Cloud
CEOs and leadership teams today look for breakthrough performance and productivity gains from their employees. To achieve these gains within your finance team and wider business it's important to understand the dramatic shifts underway in the highly digitised or fully virtual work environment and refocus on enabling higher levels of workforce performance while keeping employees engaged.Individual and organisational performance management needs to be redesigned. We are moving from traditional ranking and rating by observation and personal interaction to a more integrated approach based on employee coaching, co-creation, collaboration and innovation using digital platforms with less and less face to face contact. Employees in this environment have more ambiguous objectives, and their work is interconnected with a growing, more dispersed network. Managing teams in the Cloud provides tangible opportunities and at the same time poses governance risks to the organisation, so finding the right balance is critical.3 Key Takeaways: Delegates will learn about performance management, governance and risk management in increasingly digitised business environments.
Yvonne Butler, Managing Director, The Information Source
Oct 1616:30
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Talent management in your accounts team

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced

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Oct 1709:00
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IoT & accounting: Making sense of it for your business

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1709:00
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Cash management & the digital accounting challenge

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1709:00
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Marketing your practice

Practice Management
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • What are fundamental things you should be focusing on to market your firm effectively, and how to do effective marketing on a limited budget
  • The truth behind some of the common marketing misconceptions
  • When to manage your marketing in-house and when to look for support from a specialist
Pratik Dholakiya, Founder, The 20 Media
Oct 1709:00
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Cloud technology to future proof your China Business

Business in the Cloud
This session will cover:
  • Plug and play end to end cloud based solution, technology and services for China market
  • Smart Seamless Trace and Track audit review through cloud technology
  • Increase efficiency and profitability through the shift to cloud technology
Kawee Chong, Co-Founder & CEO, Kinofy
Oct 1709:00
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Panel: What does the CFO of the future look like?

Future Finance
By attending this session you will learn:
  • What are the changing demands being placed on CFOs across a range of industries
  • How CFOs need to adapt and develop to change with the times
  • How CFOs can capitalise on the change to become more integral to the running of the business
Moderator: Jatin Detwani, Experienced CFO & Finance Speaker, Independent Consultant
Jonathan Chuah, Finance Director, Zeemart & SELLinALL
Nancy Chu, Head of Finance and Administration, Smartkarma
Danny Yap, Head of Finance, Chloride Batteries Se Asia
Andrew Mcdonnell, CFO, Ideal Workspace
Oct 1709:30
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Managing risks and enabling growth in the age of digital innovation

Digital Innovation
In our fast changing digital economy, organisations must be able to innovate and apply advanced technologies to remain competitive, to capture emerging opportunities and potentially even survive in our rapidly changing landscape. As a result, the nature and complexity of requirements from accounting and finance professionals are also increasingly becoming more complex, multi-competency and multi-geography. The session will explore the current trends and how one must evolve and respond to be better prepared for what's expected next of the profession.
Greg Unsworth, Digital Business and Risk Assurance Leader, PwC Singapore
Oct 1709:30
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ICO versus IPO: Are we missing out?

Money in money out
By attending this session you will learn:
  • Procedures for launching ICOs and IPOs
  • Advantages and disadvantages of ICOs against IPOs
  • Regulatory issues concerning ICOs
Lincoln Teo, CEO, Intel Wise Pte
Oct 1709:30
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Using machine learning to automate the financial budgeting and forecasting process

Accounting & Bookkeeping
This session will cover:
  • What really is Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Explore how Machine Learning and Deep learning algorithms can help automate Financial Budgeting and Forecasting process, a prediction problem
  • Some practical and personal examples how AI and ML is applied to automate financial budgeting and forecasting process.
Vikrant Rathore, Founder, Komerco
Oct 1709:30
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Global outsourcing: How do you maintain operational efficiency and gain a competitive edge

Practice Management
The accounting and bookkeeping industry is facing new challenges today, prompting them to explore more cost effective ways of doing business. Global Offshoring when setup well with a view to streamlining your processes, people and technology will allow you to get immediate improved capacity and be more valuable to your clients. Key Takeaways
  • How to build the optimal mix with a local dedicated team plus an offshore team
  • How to map out your core processes for your offshore team
  • Understanding your risk with offshoring
  • How to workflow your business around your technology options
Lielette Calleja, Director, All That Counts Pty Limited
Oct 1709:30
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Taking your business into the cloud

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1710:00
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Keynote: Modern accounting: Are you making the most of it?

Keynotes
This session will cover:
  • Understanding the current state of the accounting industry (traditional paper-based v.s. enlightened in digital)
  • Knowing your challenges and understanding support channels
  • It’s no longer the big eat small – it’s the fast who will eat the slow!
This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1711:00
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Robotic process automation for your finance function

Digital Innovation
Gayal Karunasena, Director, Deloitte Singapore
Oct 1711:00
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Real-time reporting & forecasting: Next generation cash flow strategies for your business

Money in money out
Florian Cornu, Founder & CEO, Future Flow
Oct 1711:00
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Taking bookkeeping into the cloud

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Attendees will discover:
  • The need for bringing accounting & bookkeeping to cloud
  • Integration of CRM, accounting, HR and other softwares that are essential to the business through cloud
  • How to achieve greater efficiency and many more wonders with cloud
Nancy Chu, Head of Finance and Administration, Smartkarma
Oct 1711:00
Conference pass

Session led by the Singapore Accountancy Commission

Practice Management
Wei-Chieh Soo, Association of Small & Medium Enterprises
Oct 1711:00
Conference pass

Cloud-based project tracking: Making your teams more efficient

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1711:00
Conference pass

The expanding role of the finance function

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced
Session led by: cpa-australia
Oct 1711:30
Conference pass

Let the numbers do the talking: Storytelling for the modern accountant

Digital Innovation
This session will cover:
  • Decoding accounting: Accounting is considered as boring subject with lots of number crunching. However, it is a logical exercise with very sound principles.
  • Connecting to pocket: Money matters most and is well understood when relates to one’s pocket. Decipher the numbers and connect to audience by personalising the analysis.
  • Presenting with expressions: Story telling is effective when it arouses interest. Add on the effects using modern tools to present the information.
Rajat Gupta, Chellsea Pte Ltd
Oct 1711:30
Conference pass

Blockchain & the accountant: What you need to know

Money in money out
Frederic Verin, Vice President of Finance, Happy Fresh
Oct 1711:30
Conference pass

Worldwide trends in accounting tech

Accounting & Bookkeeping
In this enlightening presentation, Matt will highlight:
  • Global accounting technology is undergoing a significant transition, with browser and mobile-based cloud offerings fast replacing traditional desktop installed solutions.
  • Global adoption is happening at various speeds across the globe, with Australia and New Zealand reporting around 50% penetration, whilst the US and SE Asia report closer to 10% adoption.
  • The impact in SE Asia - This discussion will focus on key trends from around the world and their likely impact in SE Asia for the next three to five years.
Brought to you by Maybank
Matt Paff, Founder, Value Adders
Session led by: malayan-banking-berhad
Oct 1711:30
Conference pass

Using social media as a business development tool

Practice Management
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1711:30
Conference pass

Upgrading your skills for a technological future

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • Finance professionals are facing with new challenges from the new ABC: Artificial intelligence; Big data and Cloud
  • Finance professionals with data technology to tackle big data will win the race
  • Finance professionals are expected to upskill in statistical learning, data management, data modelling and visualisation.
Dr Jiwei Wang, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Big data & analytics: Enabling real-time decision-making in your business

Digital Innovation
This session will cover:
  • Why do we need to learn and invest in big data technology and analytics?
  • How big data can improve decision-making?
  • What are some current big data analytics applications?
Prof Teck Yong Eng, Professor of Business Enterprise and Analytics, Henley Business School Malaysia
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Making digital banking work for you: Feeds, feeds, feeds

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Outsourcing & when it could work for your business

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Koh Lip Wee, Financial Controller, Singapore Sports Council
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Targeting the millienial client

Practice Management
Frieda Lee, General Manager, Webnatics
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Managing cloud-based accounting systems: Costs, workflows & more

Business in the Cloud
This session will cover:
  • How cloud-based accounting systems differ from traditional systems
  • Different levels of automation and integration – bringing together cloud-based accounting systems with other modules
  • Building financial teams and skill sets required
Jonathan Chuah, Finance Director, Zeemart & SELLinALL
Oct 1712:00
Conference pass

Strategic resource management for finance directors & managers

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • An overview of the current state of human capital analytics for CFOs and company boards
  • The CFO toolbox: new applications and methods to manage, metric and benchmark your firm’s growth
Andrew Mcdonnell, CFO, Ideal Workspace
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

Reserved for Sponsor

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

Future of accounting: Integrating banking with current practices

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

Choosing accounting software that’s right for your business

Accounting & Bookkeeping
This session will cover:
  • Do you use accounting software? If not, why should you consider implementing one?
  • Learn the essential considerations when selecting accounting software
  • Learn how a well-integrated accounting platform can revolutionise the current workflow in your company and introduce efficiency gains through automation
Derek Tang, Senior Account Manager, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

Setting your practice cybersecurity strategy

Practice Management
Shong Ye Tan Shong Ye, IT Risk Leader, PwC Singapore
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

Using cloud technology for old-school businesses

Business in the Cloud
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How to identify the challenges to your business and tackling them – using the example of Dishthefish
  • What matters to you
  • How to plan for the present and the future
Angeline Ong, Director, Dishthefish Private Limited
Oct 1712:30
Conference pass

The changing role of the accountant: what are employers looking for?

Future Finance
By attending this session you will learn:
  • About the future of the finance function and mandate
  • Insights on how the future of finance can have an impact on you
  • What you can do to future-proof your organization and career
Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, CIMA
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

Cryptoaccounting: Where do you get started?

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

Effective GST & tax planning strategies for your business

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

AI & robotics to streamline your accounting

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Brad Golchin, Founder / Managing Director, Wise Advice Limited
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

Modern marketing for accounting & bookkeeping firms

Practice Management
This session will explain how to:
  • Keep up in the world of marketing: How modern accountants do it
  • Understand your clients and how to engage
  • Get started with online marketing with measurable ROI
  • Take a deeper look at progressive firms around the world: Best practices, tools and platforms
Shermin Oh, Partner Marketing Lead, Asia, Xero
Session led by: xero
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

Going mobile: How adopting mobile devices and digital platforms can improve productivity & staff wellbeing

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1713:00
Conference pass

How CFOs can own & drive big data & analytics

Future Finance
Sanjay Sachdev, Partner, Business Consulting/Business Process Solutions, Grant Thornton
Oct 1713:30
Conference pass

Keynote: Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

Keynotes
Speaker to be announced.This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Oct 1713:50
Conference pass

Keynote: Machine learning & AI in disrupting accounting practices

Keynotes
Speaker to be announced.This keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Oct 1714:10
Conference pass

Keynote: Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

Keynotes
Speaker to be announcedThis keynote session will take place in the Digital Innovation theatre.
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

Who wants to be an accountant? Attracting & retaining millennial talent

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

Local grants and incentives available to help you go digital

Money in money out
Companies go through several phases in their life cycle commencing with the initial idea conception stage to starting up and then growing into full-fledged operations delivering goods and services of value to their customers, hopefully more efficiently and effectively than the competition.Growth and development requires resources and funding can pose a challenge. To address this issue, the various governmental agencies in Singapore provide grants, incentives and schemes to assist, guide and drive enterprises to growth.Specifically, the government uses stimulants that range from tax incentives to funding support to loans and to outright equity investments. Given that Singapore faces constraints of resources, especially human capital, the recent themes have been on productivity, digitalization, automation and innovation.This session will provide an overview of the various grants, schemes and incentives available to enterprises throughout their life cycle.
Ramchand Nanikram Jagtiani, Director, HDM Raffles
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

Simplifying payroll with automated, cloud-based technology

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

Top tips for successful client onboarding

Practice Management
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

The cloud & cybersecurity: Making sure your data is protected

Business in the Cloud
This session will cover:
  • Cloud Security Threat Landscape
  • Importance of Cloud Computing in Your Cyber Security Strategy
  • Tips for Protecting Data in the Cloud
  • Cloud Security Best Practices
  • Some Cloud Security Tools worth Evaluating
Cecil Su, Director, Technology & Advisory, BDO Advisory Pte Ltd
Oct 1714:30
Conference pass

The impact of Generation Next

Future Finance
Organisations cannot attract, nurture or retain the finance leaders of tomorrow in the same way as leaders of today. Chun Wee will share the findings from one of the largest ever global study across the accountancy profession conducted by ACCA on Generation Next, the youngest generation of finance and accounting professionals. He will explore how future talent strategies must change to maximise the potential of this generation.
Chun Wee Chiew, Head of Policy, ASEAN & ANZ Markets, ACCA
Oct 1715:00
Conference pass

Machine learning, AI & RPA for accountants: Connecting the dots

Digital Innovation
Fear not! Software robots and AI are not about to replace accountants! These new technological advances can however give “superpowers” to transform how they work, and how the work gets done. Accountants will have to embrace a future where they will work alongside machines that can learn, software-robots that can validate documents automatically, and intelligent algorithms that can predict profitable seasons. These new technologies can improve risk management, fraud detection and compliance with regulatory requirements, potentially at lower cost. This future is already starting to take shape. Ride the wave of technological advances in finance and accounting to stay relevant in the brave new world.
Christopher Lim, CEO, Gleematic (by Glee Trees Pte. Ltd.)
Oct 1715:00
Conference pass

Staying on top of your cash-flow

Money in money out
Mohamed Fazluddin, Director, Mohamed Fazluddin & Partners
Oct 1715:00
Conference pass

Taking expenses digital: How to get started

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1715:00
Conference pass

Putting customer experience at the heart of your practice

Practice Management
Richard’s session will cover:
  • What is “Customer Experience” really all about?
  • How can improving your Customer Experience improve your business profitability and encourage repeat business?
  • How does this relate to service businesses like accounting and finance practices?
Richard Hayler, Senior Managing Director - Economic & Financial Consulting, ICAEW Representative
Oct 1715:00
Conference pass

Combining cloud technology and digital media to engage your target audience and grow your business

Business in the Cloud
This session will provide straight-talking no-nonsense advice for Business Owners and Finance Directors to help them to accelerate business growth.The session provides concrete, practical advice on how the right digital strategy will:
  • Generate leads and new business enquiries
  • Drive customer acquisition
  • Build client engagement
Bob Dearsley, Chief Exec, The B2B Marketing Lab
Oct 1715:30
Conference pass

Retraining your current workforce: Preparing your staff for the new digital normal

Digital Innovation
How will digital innovation in finance and beyond affect trends in accounting for businesses? Dr Koh will share her insights into what the accounting community believe should be done to embrace the change and are prepare for the onset of fintech in their space, covering:
  • What are the key changes to the skills accounting and finance teams need in light of the new digital normal?
  • What kind of retraining do accounting and finance professionals need in order to be digitally ready, if not, competent?
  • What can businesses do now to prepare their workforce for the future?
Dr Noi Keng Koh, CEO, FinTech Academy
Oct 1715:30
Conference pass

Effective debt collection & credit control strategies for your business

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1715:30
Conference pass

Bookkeeping automation: The top 5 things you need to consider

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Thinking of using book-keeping automation for your business? Learn about what are its present limitations and how you can prepare for it in this short presentation.
Vincent Lee, Founder and Managing Director, ECHTUAL PAC
Oct 1715:30
Conference pass

Essential legal considerations for running your business in the cloud

Business in the Cloud
By attending this session you will learn:
  • The key legal issues in running your business in the cloud
  • Key data protection considerations you should address
  • How new EU regulation, GDPR, may affect you
Jonathan Kok, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Oct 1715:30
Conference pass

Digitisation & the CFO

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced.
Oct 1716:00
Conference pass

Transform & grow for employers

Money in money out
By attending this session you will learn:
  • How your company can leverage on Workforce Singapore’s funding schemes to tackle manpower-related challenges
  • Transform & Grow initiatives to help improve your company’s human resource practices and better manage talent
  • Skills Framework for Accountancy and how it can benefit you and your business
Fiona Tan, Senior Manager, Creative & Professional Services Division, Workforce Singapore
Joseph Wong, Senior Specialist, Skills Development Division, SkillsFuture Singapore
Oct 1716:00
Conference pass

Getting started with paperless accounting

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1716:00
Conference pass

Transforming your practice into a thriving business

Practice Management
By attending this session you will learn:
  • What are the core business skills practising accountants need to develop to make their firm thrive
  • What core areas need to be reviewed to transform your practice
  • What are the benefits of good practice management
Marc R Bruce, Founder & CEO, True North Group Limited, 'TNG Global'
Oct 1716:00
Conference pass

How cloud KYC can increase your revenue

Business in the Cloud
The Know Your Customer norms have been established to ensure verification processes in order to reduce fraud, money laundering and scams. Illegitimate money can be used to fund terrorist and unlawful activities. In order to stop this, KYC comes into regulation affecting the banking, accounting and financial institutions. Many business owners are unaware that KYC can also generate opportunity and mitigate the risk by creation of meaningful Business Intelligence Risk Reporting.With the evolution of technology, learn how a KYC integrated platform can turn the cost of compliance into a Wealth Generation Tool throughout the life cycle of business relationship.
Elisha Yap, Founder & CFO, EBOS SG Pte Ltd
Oct 1716:00
Conference pass

Using digital technology to enhance your sustainability reporting

Future Finance
This session will cover:
  • Value, Benefits and Opportunities of 'Sustainability'
  • Challenges of Implementing 'Sustainability'
  • Using Digital Technology to enhance Sustainability Reporting
Eric Choo, Chief Financial Officer, SINGAPORE O&G LTD
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

Cloud vs Edge Computing: Which way should you go?

Digital Innovation
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

PIC expiry: What you need to know and other funding sources

Money in money out
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

Migrating to cloud-based expense processing solutions: What you need to know

Accounting & Bookkeeping
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

How not to lose customers in an increasingly digital world

Practice Management
  • Discover how you can win more customers with one of MLA's 12 Practices
  • Discover how you can remain high touch in today’s high tech world
  • Discover how to drive people to ‘go the extra mile’ for you
Mahesh Balani, CEO, MLA (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

Cloud-based project tracking: Making your teams more efficient

Business in the Cloud
Speaker to be announced
Oct 1716:30
Conference pass

Staying ahead of the curve: A quick guide to emerging finance technologies

Future Finance
Speaker to be announced
last published: 18/Sep/18 08:45 GMT