The third instalment of the Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention (SAAC) Series aims to address the 4th Industrial Revolution, characterised by the union between digital and physical technologies, which transforms not only our way of lives, but also the way businesses operate in the commercial world, especially the role of accountants as finance is the heart of all businesses.
As Singapore envisions to develop into the leading accountancy hub for business and finance in the Asia-Pacific region, it has seen strong demands for accounting services and expertise with over 55,000 accountancy professionals employed in the sector. Hence, to further expose our Singapore and regional accounting profession to more technology solutions, ISCA is bringing to the profession, an inaugural technology conference to delve deeper into how technology has changed the business landscape, and how it has affected the role of an accountant.
The programme line-up will consist of a morning plenary session where leaders in their respective fields share on their personal journey on how technology has propelled the growth of their businesses through an engaging panel discussion. In the afternoon, there will be two parallel tracks where content experts will shed lights on the topics such as AI, Data Analytics and Cyber Security. The conference will also encompass a technology showcase and Tech Talk arena, housing demonstrations of various solutions and tools for finance professionals to explore.
Combining Data, AI and Humans to Fundamentally Shift the Audit Proposition
How next-generation technology and capabilities transform audit delivery, client value and firm profitability?
Tech for Biz
by UOB BizSmart
2.05pm – 2.25pm
Digital Innovation for the Intelligent Enterprise - How digital investments in analytics & AI transform business
The Intelligent Enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. Enterprises today have an essential challenge where technology barriers prevent reaching the fullest potential. To address this challenge requires digital innovation investments in analytics and AI, available on mobile technology and enriched through collaboration, that can provide the insights and guidance for management to front line workers with the information that can help them achieve optimal outcomes. This session provides insights into digital innovations that enable the Intelligent Enterprise.
Speaker: Ms Stace Chow, Manager, Sales Engineering, MicroStrategy
From Data to Insights
A presentation of case studies on successful deployment of data analytics in businesses.
Speaker: Mr Adrian Tan, Audit Partner, RSM Singapore
Enhancing KYC/AML processes
2.40pm – 3.00pm
Cryptocurrency Regulation: Where do we stand now?
Speaker: Ms Zann Kwan, cofounder and CEO of Bitcoin Exchange Pte Ltd
Championing Digital: How a Modern Accountant does it?
Speaker: Mr Kevin Fitzgerald, Asia Regional Director, Xero
3.00pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 3.50pm
Digitalizing Tax Advisory with NLP
Say goodbye to messy, disorganised paperwork. Let AI read, interpret and review your unstructured documents for you in your tax advisory work.
Fraud and Cybersecurity: How are they Related?
Today, companies are paying attention to cybersecurity to maintain their competitive edge but do companies really understand and appreciate what is cybersecurity? What about the human factor and fraud? Is fraud an attribute of cybersecurity? This session will look into the dependency of fraud and cybersecurity.
The Digital Evolution of Finance Professionals: Eliminating the Mundane, Empowering the Meaningful
The role of finance professionals are evolving from mere Rear View Reactive ‘Bean Counters’ to Forward Looking Proactive Business Navigators and Drivers. Is your current Finance Technology Strategy enabling the evolving role. Meaningful technology adds Real Value, not technology for technology sake.
Speaker: Mr Sanjay Sivanandan, Regional Managing Director, LucaNet AG
Unlocking More Value from the Audit Process Using Data Analytics
In this session, professional service providers can earn how to generate evidence-based insights using structured and unstructured data.
4.40pm – 5.00pm
Automating Data Extraction from Suppliers
Discover the benefits of eliminating manual data entry for invoices and receipts and automating the processes
Speaker: Receipt Bank
Document Management in the Cloud
Find out how you can securely manage document sharing and enhance team collaboration in the cloud.
End of Programme
*Programme is subject to changes
Mr Adrian Tan
RSM Chio Lim LLP
Mr Hoo Chuan Wei
Chief Cybersecurity Technology Officer
Ms Karen Leong
Influence Solutions Pte Ltd
Mr Oliver Tian
CEO and Director
Mr Sanjay Sivanandan
Regional Managing Director
Ms Stace Chow
Manager, Sales Engineering
Mr Timothy Ho
Finance Transformation Leader
Deloitte Southeast Asia
Ms Zann Kwan
Cofounder and CEO
Bitcoin Exchange Pte Ltd
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