Course Detail(ATF2021 : Inaugural ASEAN Tech Fair)

ATF2021 : Inaugural ASEAN Tech Fair NEW

6.50 CPE Hours (Others)
Live Webinar
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*CPE hours subjected to programme changes

Programme Objective

Technology and digital tools are not new to the corporate landscape or the accounting community, yet the unexpected events that have unfolded in the last year and a half have created a much stronger need than before to leverage the power of technological advancements.

For the first time, ISCA is organising our inaugural ASEAN Tech Fair, taking place from 13 to 14 September, with the aim to connect leading technology partners for the accountancy sector with like-minded finance professionals like yourselves. 

Join us at this inaugural event where you will get the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of technology experts sharing their vast knowledge on the latest digital trends that will impact the accounting and finance sector and how you can ride on this wave to transform your teams in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Running parallel to these knowledge sharing sessions will be a virtual exhibition with live demonstrations showcasing innovative digital solutions that bring enhancements of efficiency and productivity to your organisations. 

Admission to the event is complimentary to all, so hesitate no more, sign up today and find out how technology can be a gamechanger for you!

 

Programme Outline

Day 1: 13 September 2021

TimeRemarks
9.00am onwardsExploration of digital tools/trends and networking with technology experts
1.00pm to 1.15pmWelcome by ISCA
1.15pm to 3.00pm

ISCA x Uipath RPA Hackathon Finals 
(Live Voting)

3.00pm to 3.30pm

Powering the Modern Finance with Robotic Process Automation & AI

Organisations around the world are using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & AI to accelerate and streamline business processes, close the gaps in F&A digitisation, and free their teams to focus on the strategic work that adds business value and improves employee and customer experiences. Hear UiPath Global Finance & Accounting Leader Alan Tan presenting on automating F&A operations and putting an end to inefficient manual processes to:

  • Cut costs, drive sustainable growth, and improve productivity
  • Streamline compliance and minimise risk
  • Create the efficiencies that improve employee, customer, and supplier experiences

Speaker: Mr Alan Tan, Global Industry Director (Finance & Accounting), UiPath

3.30pm to 4.00pm

Delivering Quality & Efficient Audits In A New Era

How can the audit industry leverage learnings from the tumultuous time we’ve had and return, not to our old normal, but to a better version? Advances in technology have enabled organisations to have access to increased quality and efficiencies that would once have been unthinkable, and the last 1.5 years have provided the impetus to make this happen.

The innovations in audit technology provide an opportunity to increase the quality and efficiency of audits and provide a more robust audit opinion with actionable insights.

Speaker: Ms Dee Guitton, Southeast Asia Account Manager, Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters

4.00pm to 4.30pm

Rethinking Compliance around Expense Reimbursement: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape

According to the ACFE, 51% of organisations have uncovered more fraud since the onset of the pandemic and 71% expect the level of fraud impacting their organisation to increase over the next year. Given that asset misappropriation is the largest and most frequent type of fraud and 15 to 21% (depending on organisation size) of this fraud type is attributable to expense reimbursement, this is a critical juncture to re-think your organisation’s approach to compliance and risk mitigation.

Join us as we share how organisations should re-think their compliance strategy around expense reimbursements and the latest anti-fraud technology that is available to help organisations navigate this heightened risk environment.

Speaker: Mr Mark Wilfred, Head of Solutions Consulting, Southeast Asia, SAP Concur

4.30pm to 5.00pm

Customer Due Diligence in the Digital Age

Technology advancement has brought about many disruptive changes in life and how business is conducted. Likewise, it poses many challenges and opportunities in the compliance space. This presentation will share the current technologies available today that make customer due diligence even more difficult for professional firms, and what can professional firms do to counter these threats.

Speaker: Mr Martin Lim, Founder and Director, Ingenique Solutions

5.00pm to 5.30pm

Accelerating Your Digital Transformation

So Cheer Kwek, Transformation partner at PwC Singapore will cover the current landscape of balancing risk and transformation, achieving an intelligent digital enterprise - and successfully embedding transformation across the organisation.

Speaker: Mr Kwek So Cheer, Partner, , Digital Risk Solutions Leader, PwC Singapore


Day 2: 14 September 2021

TimeRemarks
9.00am onwardsExploration of digital tools/trends and networking with technology experts
1.15pm to 1.30pmOpening Address by ASEAN Federation of Accountants
1.30pm to 2.00pm

How to manage a virtual financial close and stay agile

Many Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals continue to rely on traditional manual accounting processes to close their books with a reliance on spreadsheets, tribal knowledge and in-person communication in a normal environment. With the changes in tax incentives, evolving regulations, and the competitive business environment, all these factors add on to the existing challenges faced by the finance team. Today, F&A teams have pivoted to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time, continue to be tasked to look into other areas of the business. This session aims to build F&A team’s confidence during these uncertain times with some of the best practices to stay agile.

Speaker: Ms Adele Liew, Financial Accounting Advisory Services Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

2.00pm to 2.30pm

Supercharge your workflow with automation

Manual data collection and entry can be an arduous task which takes up valuable time that could have otherwise been spent on serving more clients or providing more value add advisory services. But with automation technology, many of these administrative tasks can be easily replaced with tools such as Hubdoc and other integrated apps. Join Ananya Chopra, Partner Consultant, Xero Asia to find out just how the power of automation can change your practice’s workflow and support your clients even better!

Speaker: Ms Ananya Chopra, Partner Consultant at Xero Asia

2.30pm to 3.00pm

Disrupt or be disrupted. The Future of Finance starts now. 

Join us in this interactive session as we discuss the Future of Finance transformation. Who says preparing for your monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting must be an exhausting exercise? Explore ways to disrupt from the norm as you take control of your data through unified collaboration and single source of update within your multiple data sources. Enjoy the reality of more time given for your valuable insights and yes, sipping coffee too!

Speakers: Mr Andrew Bremner, Solutions Architect @Workiva and Mr Choo Xuan Zhi, Solutions Architect @Workiva

3.00pm to 3.30pm

Shaping The Finance Team in a Digital World

In this session, Doris Cheng, Partner & Singapore Accounting Operations Assurance Leader from Deloitte, will discuss how Finance teams can confidently embark on their digital journey in a rapidly changing environment. She will also be sharing on the main challenges that may initially be encountered, the considerations in selecting the right technology, and key success factors for a Finance function’s transformation. In addition, the session will touch on the crucial role that talent plays in achieving and sustaining an organisation’s vision of how its Finance function should be in a digital world.

Speaker: Ms Doris Cheng, Partner, Singapore Accounting Operations Assurance Leader, Deloitte 

3.30pm to 4.00pm

Reimagining Audit for the Future

Technology sits at the heart of every audit. The future lies in harnessing the power of leading technologies and new ways of working in an accelerating digital world. As job scopes and processes in this day and age are fast-changing, join us for insights as we explore what this means for accounting professionals and how they ought to pivot and reframe mindsets to thrive in the transformative future led by automation and technology.

Speaker: Ms Siew Yi Lin, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Singapore

4.00pm to 4.30pm

Future of Finance in the Digital Age

Data surrounds us. Automation is here. Our role is evolving. The future is now. Digital technology is redefining the way accountants and financial professionals work and deliver value. Join us as Loreal Jiles shares the impact digital technology is having on our profession and explores use cases that demonstrate how robotic process automation, data analytics, and data visualisation are enabling finance transformation.

Speaker: Ms Loreal Jiles, Vice President of Research and Thought Leadership, IMA

4.30pm to 5.00pm

How Technology Can Accelerate the Valuation Process

Valutico is a web-based valuations platform providing the financial services industry and valuation practitioners with data-driven tools to conduct analyses more efficiently.

The Valutico software has proven to accelerate business valuation processes by 30-50% or more. We are excited to present our platform, which not only saves you valuable time in completing an accurate business valuation, but also provides you with the following benefits:

  • Valuation process is streamlined digitally
  • High-quality, reliable data
  • Better engagement with your clients during the valuation process
  • Risk-reduction while working on business valuation process

Speaker: Mr Jean Poireau, Director, Valutico

5.00pm to 5.30pm

Journey to Success - Digital adoption for SMPs

Embracing and leveraging automation, Artificial Intelligence and other new technology could make the difference between achieving success for your practice in a sustainable way and falling by the wayside as others leap ahead.

How can small and medium-sized practices select and implement the right technology solution for their firm size and stage of growth?

What can they do to maximise benefits such as productivity and efficiency gains post-implementation?

Join us as we share our insights into digital adoption through the eyes of an experienced finance professional and a homegrown SaaS provider.

Moderator: Mr Amin Sulaiman, Operations Director, Tessaract Technologies Private Limited

Speakers: Mr Kee Choon Lee, Managing Director, SyGen-Collaborative Pte Ltd; Mr Colin Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Tessaract Technologies Private Limited

5.30pm to 6.00pmCrowning of ISCA x Uipath RPA Hackathon Winners

Supporting Partner


Training Methodology

Sharing and Networking 

Intended For

All

Competency Mapping

Others = 6.50 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

13 Sep 2021 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
14 Sep 2021 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


To be announced at a later date

*CPE hours subjected to programme changes

Programme Objective

Technology and digital tools are not new to the corporate landscape or the accounting community, yet the unexpected events that have unfolded in the last year and a half have created a much stronger need than before to leverage the power of technological advancements.

For the first time, ISCA is organising our inaugural ASEAN Tech Fair, taking place from 13 to 14 September, with the aim to connect leading technology partners for the accountancy sector with like-minded finance professionals like yourselves. 

Join us at this inaugural event where you will get the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of technology experts sharing their vast knowledge on the latest digital trends that will impact the accounting and finance sector and how you can ride on this wave to transform your teams in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Running parallel to these knowledge sharing sessions will be a virtual exhibition with live demonstrations showcasing innovative digital solutions that bring enhancements of efficiency and productivity to your organisations. 

Admission to the event is complimentary to all, so hesitate no more, sign up today and find out how technology can be a gamechanger for you!

 

Programme Outline

Day 1: 13 September 2021

TimeRemarks
9.00am onwardsExploration of digital tools/trends and networking with technology experts
1.00pm to 1.15pmWelcome by ISCA
1.15pm to 3.00pm

ISCA x Uipath RPA Hackathon Finals 
(Live Voting)

3.00pm to 3.30pm

Powering the Modern Finance with Robotic Process Automation & AI

Organisations around the world are using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & AI to accelerate and streamline business processes, close the gaps in F&A digitisation, and free their teams to focus on the strategic work that adds business value and improves employee and customer experiences. Hear UiPath Global Finance & Accounting Leader Alan Tan presenting on automating F&A operations and putting an end to inefficient manual processes to:

  • Cut costs, drive sustainable growth, and improve productivity
  • Streamline compliance and minimise risk
  • Create the efficiencies that improve employee, customer, and supplier experiences

Speaker: Mr Alan Tan, Global Industry Director (Finance & Accounting), UiPath

3.30pm to 4.00pm

Delivering Quality & Efficient Audits In A New Era

How can the audit industry leverage learnings from the tumultuous time we’ve had and return, not to our old normal, but to a better version? Advances in technology have enabled organisations to have access to increased quality and efficiencies that would once have been unthinkable, and the last 1.5 years have provided the impetus to make this happen.

The innovations in audit technology provide an opportunity to increase the quality and efficiency of audits and provide a more robust audit opinion with actionable insights.

Speaker: Ms Dee Guitton, Southeast Asia Account Manager, Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters

4.00pm to 4.30pm

Rethinking Compliance around Expense Reimbursement: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape

According to the ACFE, 51% of organisations have uncovered more fraud since the onset of the pandemic and 71% expect the level of fraud impacting their organisation to increase over the next year. Given that asset misappropriation is the largest and most frequent type of fraud and 15 to 21% (depending on organisation size) of this fraud type is attributable to expense reimbursement, this is a critical juncture to re-think your organisation’s approach to compliance and risk mitigation.

Join us as we share how organisations should re-think their compliance strategy around expense reimbursements and the latest anti-fraud technology that is available to help organisations navigate this heightened risk environment.

Speaker: Mr Mark Wilfred, Head of Solutions Consulting, Southeast Asia, SAP Concur

4.30pm to 5.00pm

Customer Due Diligence in the Digital Age

Technology advancement has brought about many disruptive changes in life and how business is conducted. Likewise, it poses many challenges and opportunities in the compliance space. This presentation will share the current technologies available today that make customer due diligence even more difficult for professional firms, and what can professional firms do to counter these threats.

Speaker: Mr Martin Lim, Founder and Director, Ingenique Solutions

5.00pm to 5.30pm

Accelerating Your Digital Transformation

So Cheer Kwek, Transformation partner at PwC Singapore will cover the current landscape of balancing risk and transformation, achieving an intelligent digital enterprise - and successfully embedding transformation across the organisation.

Speaker: Mr Kwek So Cheer, Partner, , Digital Risk Solutions Leader, PwC Singapore


Day 2: 14 September 2021

TimeRemarks
9.00am onwardsExploration of digital tools/trends and networking with technology experts
1.15pm to 1.30pmOpening Address by ASEAN Federation of Accountants
1.30pm to 2.00pm

How to manage a virtual financial close and stay agile

Many Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals continue to rely on traditional manual accounting processes to close their books with a reliance on spreadsheets, tribal knowledge and in-person communication in a normal environment. With the changes in tax incentives, evolving regulations, and the competitive business environment, all these factors add on to the existing challenges faced by the finance team. Today, F&A teams have pivoted to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time, continue to be tasked to look into other areas of the business. This session aims to build F&A team’s confidence during these uncertain times with some of the best practices to stay agile.

Speaker: Ms Adele Liew, Financial Accounting Advisory Services Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

2.00pm to 2.30pm

Supercharge your workflow with automation

Manual data collection and entry can be an arduous task which takes up valuable time that could have otherwise been spent on serving more clients or providing more value add advisory services. But with automation technology, many of these administrative tasks can be easily replaced with tools such as Hubdoc and other integrated apps. Join Ananya Chopra, Partner Consultant, Xero Asia to find out just how the power of automation can change your practice’s workflow and support your clients even better!

Speaker: Ms Ananya Chopra, Partner Consultant at Xero Asia

2.30pm to 3.00pm

Disrupt or be disrupted. The Future of Finance starts now. 

Join us in this interactive session as we discuss the Future of Finance transformation. Who says preparing for your monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting must be an exhausting exercise? Explore ways to disrupt from the norm as you take control of your data through unified collaboration and single source of update within your multiple data sources. Enjoy the reality of more time given for your valuable insights and yes, sipping coffee too!

Speakers: Mr Andrew Bremner, Solutions Architect @Workiva and Mr Choo Xuan Zhi, Solutions Architect @Workiva

3.00pm to 3.30pm

Shaping The Finance Team in a Digital World

In this session, Doris Cheng, Partner & Singapore Accounting Operations Assurance Leader from Deloitte, will discuss how Finance teams can confidently embark on their digital journey in a rapidly changing environment. She will also be sharing on the main challenges that may initially be encountered, the considerations in selecting the right technology, and key success factors for a Finance function’s transformation. In addition, the session will touch on the crucial role that talent plays in achieving and sustaining an organisation’s vision of how its Finance function should be in a digital world.

Speaker: Ms Doris Cheng, Partner, Singapore Accounting Operations Assurance Leader, Deloitte 

3.30pm to 4.00pm

Reimagining Audit for the Future

Technology sits at the heart of every audit. The future lies in harnessing the power of leading technologies and new ways of working in an accelerating digital world. As job scopes and processes in this day and age are fast-changing, join us for insights as we explore what this means for accounting professionals and how they ought to pivot and reframe mindsets to thrive in the transformative future led by automation and technology.

Speaker: Ms Siew Yi Lin, Partner, Audit, KPMG in Singapore

4.00pm to 4.30pm

Future of Finance in the Digital Age

Data surrounds us. Automation is here. Our role is evolving. The future is now. Digital technology is redefining the way accountants and financial professionals work and deliver value. Join us as Loreal Jiles shares the impact digital technology is having on our profession and explores use cases that demonstrate how robotic process automation, data analytics, and data visualisation are enabling finance transformation.

Speaker: Ms Loreal Jiles, Vice President of Research and Thought Leadership, IMA

4.30pm to 5.00pm

How Technology Can Accelerate the Valuation Process

Valutico is a web-based valuations platform providing the financial services industry and valuation practitioners with data-driven tools to conduct analyses more efficiently.

The Valutico software has proven to accelerate business valuation processes by 30-50% or more. We are excited to present our platform, which not only saves you valuable time in completing an accurate business valuation, but also provides you with the following benefits:

  • Valuation process is streamlined digitally
  • High-quality, reliable data
  • Better engagement with your clients during the valuation process
  • Risk-reduction while working on business valuation process

Speaker: Mr Jean Poireau, Director, Valutico

5.00pm to 5.30pm

Journey to Success - Digital adoption for SMPs

Embracing and leveraging automation, Artificial Intelligence and other new technology could make the difference between achieving success for your practice in a sustainable way and falling by the wayside as others leap ahead.

How can small and medium-sized practices select and implement the right technology solution for their firm size and stage of growth?

What can they do to maximise benefits such as productivity and efficiency gains post-implementation?

Join us as we share our insights into digital adoption through the eyes of an experienced finance professional and a homegrown SaaS provider.

Moderator: Mr Amin Sulaiman, Operations Director, Tessaract Technologies Private Limited

Speakers: Mr Kee Choon Lee, Managing Director, SyGen-Collaborative Pte Ltd; Mr Colin Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Tessaract Technologies Private Limited

5.30pm to 6.00pmCrowning of ISCA x Uipath RPA Hackathon Winners

Supporting Partner


Training Methodology

Sharing and Networking 

Intended For

All

Competency Mapping

Others = 6.50 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

To be announced at a later date

Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

13 Sep 2021 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
14 Sep 2021 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 0.00
For Non-Members: $ 0.00

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Venue

Online Classroom in or outside of
Singapore