Doing More with Less Through Innovation

An exclusive dinner discussion discussing innovation with the finance function

Doing More with Less Through Innovation


The explosive growth in systems and data sped up the pace of innovation in the finance industry today. Companies have adopted the use of artificial intelligence to reduce operational costs and at the same time improve service quality. While this ensures the reliability and efficiency of tasks; security, privacy, and data ethics emerged as critical issues to be dealt with.

We discussed how innovation is impacting the finance function as well as:

  • What technologies do you use to advance operational excellence?
  • How did your company transition to acquiring and using new technologies?
  • What are the ethical implications of AI innovations in your company?

6:30 pm: Arrival of guests and reception
7:00 pm: Introduction by Ortus and short address from SAP
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
7:45 pm: Starters served
8:00 pm: Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Below is a list of related articles to the topic we will be discussing:

Where Does Finance Stand Versus Digital Leaders? –  Digitalist Magazine, 14th January, 2019

Four Ways to Compete with ‘Born Digital’ Organisations? – Digitalist Magazine, 15th January, 2019

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Artemis Grill & Sky Lounge, Singapore

Attended by:

Chief Administrative Officer (CFO & COO) at ING Bank
CFO & Co-Founder at
CFO & COO at Phronesis Partners
CFO and Director at Simitri Group International
CFO at Carousell
CFO at DHL eCommerce
CFO at Elitez
CFO at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
CFO at Moneymax Financial Services
CFO at Norbreeze Group
CFO at Rolls-Royce Marine
CFO at SK Jewellery
CFO at Wildlife Reserves Singapore (Wilmar International)
CFO at Zalora Group
CFO of South East Asia at Randstad Singapore
Regional CFO and Director of Global Trading Company at Decathlon International
Group CFO at Singapore Post
Head of Finance & Accounting at China Construction
Head of Finance at Adani Global
Head of Finance/ Regional CFO – Southeast Asia/Japan/Israel at eBay
Financial Controller at X-press Feeders

Samuel AdcockDoing More with Less Through Innovation