In a post-pandemic world, which is evolving at a rapid speed, organisations need to focus on building resilience and business sustainability in their data driven journey. The increased availability of data and analytic tools have opened up a range of opportunities for the finance function. Analytics can facilitate a more forward-looking finance function, enabling the generation of greater insights, the provision of immense value to stakeholders and business in this agile environment.
However, it is surprising to note that only less than half of the finance and accountancy professionals indicated that they were using forward looking insights based on a survey carried out by ACCA-CAANZ in 2020 (Analytics in Finance and Accountancy) How do we get finance professionals on board, align their organisations, know precisely where to invest in and understand what skills they will need to build a data-driven finance function?
ACCA in collaboration with CAANZ is pleased to invite you to this virtual live discussion among a panel of experts; we will be examining and sharing findings from ACCA-CAANZ’s Professional Insights report “Analytics in Finance and Accountancy” and covering a wide range of questions in relation to data analytics, how to futureproof your organisation and accelerate your data-driven journey. 5 Key areas that will be covered in the session are:
• Governance and data management
• Big data reality
• Hybridisation of talent
• Decision-making enablement
• Predicative and prescriptive analytics
Time：27 Jan 2021 | 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. (MYT the same as Beijing time)
Participant：ACCA members, affiliates, student, employees of ACCA Approved Employer
Registration: Please select the ticket below to register
Remark: Confirmation messages and emails will be sent out on January 26 at 18pm
Executive Director, Finance and Operations, ACCA
Raymond Jack joined ACCA in January 2013 as Executive Director - finance and operations.
He is a former executive director of Scottish Power Energy Retail, where he also held posts including sales and marketing director and business transformation director. Raymond began his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), where he spent 12 years largely specialising in corporate finance, recovery and consulting.
A chartered accountant, he also has a degree in accountancy and a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge.
Senior Professional Insights Manager, ACCA
Clive Webb is the senior professional insights manager at ACCA. Clive deals with business and technology related matters from the perspective of Chief Financial Officer. His research interests include the application of digital technologies to the finance function, and how they impact on the people and processes they support. He has a particular interest in the personal developmental aspects of an organization.
VP Platform and Digital Business, NTT Data, Singapore
Ashish started his career in Construction industry. He spent 11 years in Project execution and Project management before moving into the IT services industry, where he has been for the past 18+ years, primarily with NTT Data
He is currently a VP- Technology Platforms with NTT Data’s Singapore business in a leadership role and following is a synopsis of his role and responsibilities:
Heading a Business Tower with multiple LOB – ERP (SAP, Oracle, MS), Digital, BI & Analytics, Sales force and AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction). Responsible for the P&L of the Tower. Managing
· Key alliance and channel management
· Craft new models for Opex offerings and incubate innovative new revenue generation teams
· People management and development
Member of senior leadership steering committee,
· Formulating business strategies, work with CFO’s for financial insights
· Develop GTM approaches
· Organisation Change Management. Process improvements and operational efficiency
Formally trained in Construction management, PMI and M&A
Prior to moving to NTT DATA Singapore in 2012. Ashish worked for NTT DATA Inc in the following roles:
- Solution Manager - creating solutions for large AMO deals
- Transition Manager - transitioning AMO projects
- Delivery (Business analyst and Project Management)
EDUCATION Ashish holds a Degree in Civil Engineering (BITS –Pilani), Diploma in Construction Management, has been a PMP certified and IM&A charter holder.
Regional Consultant, Policy ASEAN ANZ, ACCA
Sharath Martin is ACCA’s Regional Consultant, Policy, ASEAN and ANZ involved in thought leadership and professional insights on contemporary business issues. He works with key stakeholders to share these insights and raise critical questions and issues that business leaders and policy-makers need to contend with. He believes strongly in the fundamental role that finance and accounting professionals need to play in order to challenge and ensure the purpose, relevance and viability of the both the business and public sectors.
Prior to joining ACCA, Sharath held senior risk and strategy related roles to optimize revenue and profitability in intensely competitive markets. These included with Ernst & Young, a large listed palm oil producer and the Malaysian capital market regulator.
Having worked through the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis, Sharath believes tha both private and public sectors need to continually refresh their business models as they serve the contemporary needs of society. And that long term sustainability can only be achieved when the focus on customers’ needs is built upon strong ethics, governance and accountability principles.
Sharath has a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, with Distinction, from the University of Oxford, Said Business School and is a Fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Chief Financial Officer, TheCareVoice, Hong Kong
Luke is a member of CA ANZ and possess over 15 years’ audit, Big 4 consulting, industrial conglomerate, global automotive and most recently health insurtech SME experiences, spanning South Africa, Australia and now Hong Kong. Currently as CFO of CareVoice, Luke combines financial stewardship, deep business acumen and a passion for harnessing the power of technology to deliver critical business insights, key process transformation, growth and ultimately profitability across all business functions. Luke also held other senior finance and management positions in corporations including Nissan Motor Corporation, and Centurion.
Siva Raj Jeyarajah
Executive Vice President, Maybank Group, Malaysia
Siva Raj holds an MBA (Lancaster/Sunway University), the ACCA qualification, and a BSc (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Siva Raj currently holds the position of an Executive Vice President in Maybank, with over 25 years banking experience in Management Reporting, Business Planning, Financial Analysis, Data warehousing and Business Intelligence / Analytics.
Deputy Financial Officer of the Asia Pacific Division, ZTE Corporation
Don Xie joined ZTE in 2012 and ever severed the company as CFO of ZTE India and the Asia Pacific Division Overseas Project Financial Director and took current position as Deputy Financial Officer of the Asia Pacific Division from 2018. Almost nine years financial manage work experience in overseas subsidiary and Project Financial at ZTE enables him a great insight on the operation about telecommunication industry and global financial management.