CFOConnex

CFOs Leading Business Intelligence: Change Management

october, 2021

13oct9:30 am10:30 amVirtual EventCFOs Leading Business Intelligence: Change Management9:30 am - 10:30 am

Event Details

We talked about turning forecasting on its head – and for sure, many people will resist this change and create barriers for your success. All great ideas for new processes, new tools, new ways to collaborate will fail, if your people are not supporting it. How are you going to engage them? What is the best approach for a smooth adoption? Change is people business and involving the different teams in your improvement initiative, will lead to better ideas and a shared imagination of better forecasting.

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This overview workshop will show you…

What does that mean – a new finance team?
The finance team wants to be the sparring partner for the business and support the success of the organisation. What does that actually mean for the team, for each individual? This requires a quality conversation within the team and the customers of the finance team.

What leadership style is most successful to facilitate change?
The transformation journey requires a lot of openness, creativity and experimentation. As a leader your responsibility is to create an environment that facilitates change. Old leadership styles might be blocking and disengaging people and therefore the success of your transformation.

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location

Virtual

Speakers & Panelists

  • David Newton

    David Newton

    Partner at Trinity Bridge

    David came to Asia in 1991 with Reuters to be a catalyst for change in the finance function, leading financial systems projects in the region and later moving on to the regional management team of their Media division. Leaving Reuters in 2002, he has subsequently served as Asia Pacific CFO for the Financial Times, LexisNexis and Haymarket up to June 2020, also concurrently running business divisions and corporate strategy. David specializes in leading change in the finance function by re-designing processes and utilizing new technologies. He has also built a wide network of business partners in the region, which has facilitated the outsourcing of non-core business activities thereby making substantial reductions in enterprise costs and enabling cost-effective business development. He is a Mathematics graduate from Oxford University, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    Partner at Trinity Bridge

  • Lisa Dawson

    Lisa Dawson

    Head of Communications and People Engagement, Macquarie Group

    Head of Communications and People Engagement at Macquarie Group: With over 15 years’ experience specialising in driving complex change in global organisations, I achieve outcomes that are commercial, impactful and customer focused. I am a passionate and hands on leader who guides organisations and their people through transformation, innovation and digitalisation change, and ensures that shifts in mindsets, behaviours and adoption levels are achieved.

    Head of Communications and People Engagement, Macquarie Group

  • Michael Zimmel

    Michael Zimmel

    Founder of Volve

    Michael is an accomplished executive leader and Chartered Accountant. In his 20 years work history Michael advised on dozens of Corporate Finance transactions, worked as Financial Director and Group CFO for internationally operating companies in Europe and Asia. Most of his work centres on analysing and communicating how financial leadership principles can be applied to create value. He recently founded Volve as a commitment to help improve the work and value-add of finance departments. Michael is a great believer in developing people and teaches financial modelling and other corporate finance-related topics.

    Founder of Volve

  • Shin Yng Lee

    Shin Yng Lee

    CFO, AEG

    Shin is an experienced senior finance professional with an international exposure, having worked in various markets throughout Asia. In her career, she has led numerous Finance transformation projects which include ERP implementation, streamlining of finance processes to drive improved efficiency and costs’ optimization and setting up of shared service teams/COE teams. Shin was previously Asia Pacific CFO for Viacom and is currently the SVP Finance for AEG Asia. She is an Accountancy graduate from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and is a chartered accountant, Singapore. Shin is fluent in both English and Chinese.

    CFO, AEG

  • Tim Wieringa

    Tim Wieringa

    People Transformation Director

    From the start of his career, Tim was at the forefront of digital transformations. He is working with teams to accelerate innovation, collaboration and excellence; as a result, improving their agility and effectiveness in today’s dynamic and competitive business environment. Through his experience he shaped the belief that great conversations, cross-silo relationships and meaningful work will lead to excellence - People Excellence. His work is based on intrinsic motivation and he is passionate about positive leadership that drives extraordinary results. He is reaching out via workshops, coaching, tools and keynotes which aim to inspire the people side of business. Peers appreciate his persistence, entrepreneurship and creativity. Originally from Switzerland, he has been working for the better part of his career in the Asian region.

    People Transformation Director

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