DigitalCFO Asia Singapore Executive Forum | 7 Nov 2023 | Empowering ASEAN Finance Leaders - Creating a Roadmap to Cloud Success in Southeast Asia


7 November 2023

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Shangri-La Singapore

22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350


CFOs, Heads of Finance, Financial Controllers, VP/SVP Finance, Finance Directors, FP&A Directors

Event Synopsis:

In 2023, CFOs & finance leaders are showing a keen personal interest in cloud transformation initiatives. Although the CFO position is primarily strategic in nature, CFOs generally do not intend to immerse themselves in the nitty-gritty tactical aspects of digitizing their roles. Nevertheless, they do acknowledge its strategic significance. According to a CFO study done by Gartner, the influence of technology-driven transformations, affecting both the finance function and the broader business landscape, is prompting most CFOs to reassess and redefine the roles of technology and finance within the company.

Transformation initiatives, when executed effectively, can streamline operations, eliminate bottlenecks, and improve overall efficiency. This translates to cost savings, increased productivity, and a competitive edge in the market. Businesses that transform are better positioned to leverage innovation. This can involve adopting new cloud-based technologies, exploring novel business models, or even creating disruptive products or services. Such innovation is crucial for sustainable growth.

Embark on a transformation journey with DigitalCFO Asia at this Executive Forum as we hear from CFOs, finance leaders and industry experts about how we can harness cloud-based technologies such as AI, machine learning and advanced analytics, to transform finance processes, accelerate business growth and achieve cloud success.

Learning Points:

  • Strategies for Confidence - Gain insight from CFOs and finance leaders on strategies they employ to effectively manage the finance function and navigate the evolving landscape with a heightened sense of confidence.
  • Technology-Driven Growth - Understand how innovative cloud-based technologies including AI, machine learning and advanced analytics can be harnessed to drive exponential growth for businesses within the SEA region.
  • Transformational Roadmap - Discover a structured transformation journey designed to accelerate business growth, providing you with a clear roadmap to follow in order to achieve sustainable and impactful development.
  • Expanding Boundaries - Explore how these transformative technologies and strategies enable businesses in SEA to expand beyond traditional limits, enabling them to seize opportunities, overcome challenges and achieve unprecedented success in a rapidly changing landscape.

Limited seats only!

Register now to reserve a seat for this exclusive executive forum for CFOs & finance leaders in Singapore.

Event Agenda



9:00 AM

Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:30 AM

Opening Address


Aaron Ang, VP, Head of Mid-Market, SAP South-East Asia

9:45 AM

Digitalization: The New CFO Mandate Towards Driving Growth, Profit and Resilience in a Downturn

What you will learn:

  • How to position the Business and Finance organization for sustained growth: The new CFO mandate.
  • How new cloud-based technologies and innovative business models drive profitability and costs-saving, increase flexibility, and improve productivity to free up the CFO’s time for strategic decision-making.
  • How to rapidly realign the business and Finance to be future-ready – while accomplishing bedrock activities of growing revenue, enhancing efficiency, and mitigating risk.


Jitu Agrawal, Vice President & Head of S/4 Public Cloud, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

10:05 AM

Fireside Chat
Topic: Ignite Growth: Unleashing the Power of Cloud and Business Process Transformation to Help Businesses Rise Above Unpredictability

What you will learn:

  • The value of cloud-based innovations and business process transformation: Top factors in customers’ assessments and what CFOs should know now.
  • How to build a roadmap to beat a downturn and grow a thriving business: How Finance leaders can play a role.
  • Best practices from customers’ journeys: Tips for success and pitfalls to avoid.


Stephen Malcolmson, Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Marine Pte Ltd
Ayelet Rotblat, Chief Financial Officer, SAP Southeast Asia


Aaron Ang, VP, Head of Mid-Market, SAP South-East Asia

10:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM

Transform to the Intelligent and Sustainable Enterprise with Grow with SAP – Art of the Possible

What you will learn:

  • Harness the latest cloud-based innovations and best-practices-based solutions to grow without limit: What it means for CFOs.
  • Achieve the critical ability to scale without driving up costs and complexity: How it benefits the Finance organization.
  • Make rapid, scalable growth a possibility – now and in the future: Ready-to-run solutions, adoption and acceleration services, access to customers, partners, experts.
  • Best practices from Grow with SAP customer transformation case studies


Lagnajit Patnaik, Senior Director & Head of S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

Ankur Dey, Regional Solution Advisor, S4HANA Cloud, APJ, SAP

12:00 PM

Closing & Wrap up


James Wong, Head of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, SAP Southeast Asia

12:05 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

End of Event

*agenda is subject to change


Aaron Ang
Vice President & Head of Mid-Market
SAP Southeast Asia

Jitu Agrawal
Vice President & Head of S/4 Public Cloud
SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

Stephen Malcolmson
Chief Financial Officer

Gulf Marine Pte Ltd

Ayelet Rotblat

Chief Financial Officer
SAP Southeast Asia

Lagnajit Patnaik

Senior Director & Head of S/4HANA Center of Excellence
SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

James Wong

Head of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud
SAP Southeast Asia

Ankur Dey

Regional Solution Advisor, S4HANA Cloud, APJ


Technology Partner

About SAP

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About DigitalCFO Asia

DigitalCFO Asia is the leading digital publication & media platform focusing on finance transformation & strategic insights for CFOs & finance leaders in Asia Pacific. We provide APAC’s finance leaders with the latest online content, webinars, insights & analysis, industry practices, technology trends and other innovation strategies to empower them with the knowledge to lead the digitalisation and transformation of the finance function in their organisations.