DigitalCFO Asia Finance & Cloud Transformation Forum - The Future of Business - Navigating the New Challenges of Today’s CFOs for Tomorrow’s Business | 25 Jan 2024


25 January 2024

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Wallich Ballroom Level 5
9 Wallich Street
Singapore 078885


CEOs, MDs, Business Owners, CFOs, Heads of Transformation, Heads of Finance, Financial Controllers, VP/SVP Finance, Finance Directors, FP&A Directors & Finance Managers


Join us at the 'The Future of Business - Navigating the New Challenges of Today’s CFOs for Tomorrow’s Business' conference in 2024, where financial leaders, experts, and innovators will converge to explore the dynamic landscape of finance. This event is dedicated to shedding light on the evolving role of CFOs as they spearhead ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives, navigate the world of sustainable finance, and harness the transformative power of the cloud in financial operations.

In this thought-provoking conference, we'll delve deep into the intersection of finance and sustainability, discussing strategies to achieve sustainable growth and profit while addressing environmental and social responsibilities. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops will offer insights into the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in sustainable finance and cloud adoption. Discover how CFOs are driving organizational change, capitalizing on ESG opportunities, and reshaping financial strategies for a more sustainable future.

This event is a must-attend for CFOs, finance professionals, and anyone interested in the future of finance. Be a part of the conversation, learn from experts, and take away practical knowledge and inspiration to propel your organization into the future of finance, where ESG, sustainability, and cloud transformation are at the forefront.

Discussion Points:

  • The Evolving Role of CFOs in a Sustainable World: Exploring the expanding responsibilities of CFOs in driving ESG initiatives & Cloud Transformation
  • The Role of CFOs in Driving Organizational Change: How CFOs are influencing their organizations' cultures and practices to drive finance transformation.
  • Cloud-Based Financial Systems: Leveraging cloud technology to enhance efficiency, data security, and scalability in financial operations.
  • Building Resilience in Financial Operations: Strategies to create resilient financial systems that can adapt to unforeseen challenges and market fluctuations.
  • Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure: Best practices for transparent reporting on ESG metrics and impacts.
  • How Can Finance Successfully Balance Security, Compliance, and Innovation in the Challenge of Cloud Transformation?"
  • The Role of AI in Financial Decision-Making: Exploring the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on financial forecasting, risk management, and investment strategies.
  • Remote Work and Its Impact on Finance: Examining the lessons learned from the widespread adoption of remote work during global disruptions and its implications for finance functions.
  • The Ethical Dilemma: Balancing Profit and Planet in a Rapidly Changing World

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Register now to reserve a seat at this exclusive forum for CEOs, MDs, CFOs, Finance professionals and business owners.

Event Agenda



8:30 AM

Registration & Welcome Drinks

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks by DigitalCFO Asia

Ryan Kwa, Group Publisher, DigitalNow Asia

9:05 AM

Opening Keynote Presentation

Topic: The Evolving Role of CFOs in a Sustainable World: Exploring the Expanding Responsibilities of CFOs in Driving ESG Initiatives and Cloud Transformation

In an era where sustainability and digital transformation are paramount for survival, the role of the CFO is undergoing evolution. This session delves into the expanding responsibilities of CFOs in steering ESG initiatives and leading cloud transformation efforts within their organizations. Drawing insights from two published studies, the session will explore how CFO and Finance Function’s landscape will evolve.

On ESG, Vincent will discuss the role CFOs can play in steering the company towards ESG goals and their unique position to quantify long-term value creation of sustainable practices. As a participant in the recent COP28, he saw firsthand the opportunities available for CFOs, finance function and overall organizations. On Cloud transformation, Vincent will discuss the adoption of cloud computing, which is not just a technological shift but a strategic move that enhances a company's values. As a former acting VP of IT, he understands how it is able to improve decision-making processes and manage ESG matrices.

However, these are not without challenges. This session will also briefly touch on the difficulties of ESG reporting standards and complexities of data security. In summary, the session will look at how are CFOs at the forefront of guiding their companies through this transition.


Dr. Vincent Lim, Chief Financial Officer APAC, Datalogic, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore

9:35 AM

Executive Presentation 1

Topic: Cross Border Expansion - Strategies for CFOs & Finance Teams

Sagar Khatri, CEO & Co-founder, Multiplier

10:05 AM

Technology Presentation
Cloud-Based ERP Systems: Unlocking your Organisation’s Potential in Uncertain Times

The session will explore leadership priorities and the challenges that your organisation will need to navigate to succeed in 2024. We will highlight the importance of constantly optimising and evaluating how your current system (both accounting and ERP models) supports your organisation’s evolution and priorities. We will showcase how a modern cloud-based ERP, with embedded AI, can pave the way for resilient, agile and efficient organisations that are ready to scale their growth while managing their costs. Throughout the session we will explain why the digital transformation journey is not always straightforward, and why it's so important to find the right technology partner to support your organisation right now.

Mark Wilfred, Country Manager, JCurve Solutions Asia

10:30 AM

AM Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 AM

Executive Presentation 2
Driving Organisational Change: How CFOs are influencing their organisations' cultures and practices to drive finance transformation


Francis Tan, Chief Financial Officer, APAC, JBT Corporation

11:30 AM

Fireside Chat
Case Study - Embarking on a Finance & Cloud Transformation Journey - Pitfalls & Challenges

Jason Tan, Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder, Rainforest Life

Khor Chieh Suang, Business Development Leader, Oracle NetSuite

12:00 PM

Panel Discussion 1
Future Trends - How will the Next Wave of AI Impact CFOs & Finance Function?

This panel discussion explores the transformative impact of AI on CFOs and finance functions in this forward-looking presentation. Discover how advanced language models automate tasks, enhance financial analysis, and revolutionize decision-making. Uncover the ethical, regulatory, and security considerations accompanying AI adoption. Gain insights into the skills and mindset shifts required for finance professionals to leverage AI effectively. Discuss how CFOs can navigate the next wave of AI innovation, ensuring they lead organizations with agility and strategic foresight in an evolving technological landscape.

Shian Goh, Group Finance Director, Goodpack Pte Ltd

Felix Wang, Chief Financial Officer, Geomotion Pte Ltd
Damian Khoo, VP, Solutions Consulting, Oracle NetSuite

Shalini Shukla, Consulting Editor, DigitalCFO Asia

12:40 PM

Networking Luncheon

2:00 PM

Executive Presentation 3
The Role of AI in Financial Decision-Making: Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on Financial Forecasting, Risk Management & Investment Strategies.

This session explores the transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on financial decision-making in this session. Delve into the pivotal role of AI and Machine Learning in revolutionizing financial forecasting, risk management, and investment strategies. Gain insights into how cutting-edge technologies empower finance professionals to make data-driven decisions, enhance accuracy in predictions, mitigate risks, and optimize investment portfolios. Discover the evolving landscape where AI-driven tools are reshaping traditional financial paradigms, fostering efficiency, and unlocking new dimensions of strategic planning in the dynamic world of finance. 

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion 2
How to Drive Digital Transformation and Innovation through Technology Investments and Partnerships?

Ravindra Kumar, Head, Fintech & Emerging Technologies, OCBC Bank
Malcolm Tan, Group Chief Financial Officer, Synagie Group Asia & Europe
Benjamin Mah, Senior Director, ESG & Head PE/VC Practice, Oracle NetSuite


Khor Chieh Suang, Business Development Leader, Oracle NetSuite

3:15 PM

Panel Discussion 3
Sustainability Reporting & Disclosure: What are the Industry's Best Practices for Transparent Reporting on ESG Metrics & Impacts?

Calvin Chu, Managing Partner, Eden Strategy Institute
Benjamin Mah, Senior Director, ESG & Head PE/VC Practice, Oracle NetSuite

Shalini Shukla, Consulting Editor, DigitalCFO Asia

4:00 PM

PM Coffee Break & Networking

4:15 PM

End of Forum


Shian Goh
Group Finance Director
Goodpack Pte Ltd

Dr. Vincent Lim

CFO Apac for Datalogic,

FCA Singapore

Sagar Khatri
Co-founder and CEO


Felix Wang
Chief Financial Officer
Geomotion Pte Ltd

Malcolm Tan

Group Chief Financial Officer

Synagie Group Asia & Europe

Mark Wilfred

Country Manager, Singapore

JCurve Solutions Asia

Calvin Chu
Managing Partner

Eden Strategy Institute

Ravindra Kumar
Head, Fintech & Emerging Technologies


Jason Tan
Chief Financial Officer &

Rainforest Life

Khor Chieh Suang
Business Development Leader
Oracle NetSuite

Francis Tan
Chief Financial Officer,
Asia Pacific

JBT Corporation

Benjamin Mah
Head, Private Equity & ESG Practice

Oracle NetSuite, Asia

Damian Khoo
Head of Solutions Consulting,

Oracle NetSuite

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About Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a world-class accountancy body of trusted professionals, contributing towards an innovative and sustainable economy.

Established in 1963, ISCA advocates the interests of the profession with over 35,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.
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About DigitalCFO Asia

DigitalCFO Asia is the leading online publication of business news and finance transformation for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) & senior finance leaders in Asia Pacific. In a world transformed by technology, we provide APAC’s senior finance leaders with the latest transformation news, 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.