Evolving Talent in the Finance Function

An exclusive breakfast discussion for CFOs of prominent firms in Singapore

Evolving Talent in the Finance Function

In the not-too-distant future, CFOs will be overseeing vastly different finance departments—both in terms of who will be doing the work and how that work will get done.

As innovations increase, the need to manage these new and changing business processes predominantly increase as well. Technologies ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to robotic process automation (RPA), and analytics tools will surely streamline finance processes, but they will heighten, not abolish the need for skilled employees. While automation is likely to relieve some workers of repetitive tasks, it will also transform many existing positions, requiring additional strategic and analytical skills.

It is then critical for CFOs to define and address the need for talent that will meet the demands of innovation and transformation. Thus, the right individuals who possess the technical and soft skills are becoming essential to support the continuous evolution of technology. We will be bringing together prominent CFOs from the country’s largest local companies to discuss these challenges and changes.

We will be discussing:

  • How do you ensure that your team’s expertise matches their roles and responsibilities in the company?
  • How are you addressing the need to retrain and retain the evolving skills from recent innovations?
  • What is your company doing to ensure finding and equipping the right skills amongst your team?

7:30 am Arrival of guests / Breakfast Buffet

8:00 am Introduction by Ortus and short address from SAP

8:10 am Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group

9:00 am Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking

Andaz, Singapore

Wednesday, May 29th 2019

Attended by:

CFO, Asia Pacific at Adecco Group
CFO – Global Coal Business & Head of Finance at Adani Group
CFO Asia Area at Astrazeneca
CFO at Asurion
CFO at FDC
CFO at Flender
CFO at IBM Singapore
CFO at LenddoEFL
CFO at Sarment Holding
CFO at Sephora
CFO at Sysma Holdings
CFO at Womar Logistics
CFO at Zurich Insurance Company
CFO, APAC at JLL
Regional CFO at Decathlon
Senior General Manager, Finance and Administration at Isuzu Motors Asia
Senior Vice President, Finance at Pan Pacific Hotel Group
Vice President Financial Products at BOC Aviation
VP, CFO at Electronic Arts

Kris Holgado