FutureCFO C-Discovery Indonesia Forum

Digital transformation (DX) is necessary for organizations to compete and adapt as Indonesia’s business landscape continually morph in response to changing customer behaviours and innovation. IDC says more than 80% of locally surveyed businesses see DX will bring tangible benefits.

While operating model, leadership and omni- experience are determined to be the immediate focus for transformation, DX initiatives to drive information and work source transformation are growing to be one of the priorities now.

But while DX can and will benefit all parts of the business, the transformation of the finance process will greatly accelerate the company’s entry into the digital economy. Finance has always been about managing inflows and outflows to improve the bottom line. At issue is that in the digital economy, industry 4.0, the amount of information flowing in and out of the enterprise is overwhelming finance – crippling finance from focusing on strategic initiatives. EY says 80% of finance function can be automated. How will [must] the CFO [finance] function evolve in the industry 4.0? What must finance do to gain time for analysis and strategic recommendations?

Through its C-Discovery Series, FutureCFO, in partnership with Workflow Management & Document Consulting (WMD), will host a series of forums across Asia to discuss, discover and share best practices in harnessing the benefits of intelligent automation to the finance function.

Event Rundown
Time Agenda
8:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee/Tea
9:00 Welcome Address
A peek at automation and its impact on the finance function

Chairperson: Allan Tan, Group Editor-In-Chief, FutureCFO
9:15 State of Play:
Finance Automation Trends

Allan Tan, Group Editor-In-Chief, FutureCFO
9:45 Path to Transformation:
Solving the integration puzzle a.k.a. how to get the most from your ERP systems

Volkmar Ahrens, Managing Director, Workflow Management & Document Consulting Asia Pte Ltd (WMD)
10:00 Interactive Polling
State of Finance Automation
10:10 Morning Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 Panel Discussion:
Automation Playbook – Avoiding Pitfalls in the DX Journey
There are many roads to digital transformation with automation a must-have as part of the journey. In this roundtable we discuss the real business and operational issues that are impacting the finance department in their quest to digital finance.

Allan Tan, Group Editor-In-Chief, FutureCFO

Ervina Waty, Chief Financial Officer, Ismaya Group
Mario Wijaya, Head of Finance & Accounting, PT. Astra Auto Trust
Volkmar Ahrens, Managing Director, Workflow Management & Document Consulting Asia Pte Ltd (WMD)
11:30 Interactive Polling
Finance Automation Challenges and Opportunities
11:50 Fireside Chat
A frank discussion about what it means to automate finance including perceived misconceptions, implementation challenges, mitigating wrong expectations

With Volkmar Ahrens, Managing Director, WMD Workflow Management & Document Consulting Asia Pte Ltd
12:15 Closing Remarks

Volkmar Ahrens, Managing Director, Workflow Management & Document Consulting Asia Pte Ltd (WMD)
12:20 Networking Lunch
14:00 End

* This agenda is not final and is subjected to changes.

31 July 2019, Wednesday
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM WITA