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DigitalCFO Webinar Series – AP Automation: The First Step of the CFO’s Digital Transformation Journey | 11 JAN 2022

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AP Automation: The First Step of the CFO’s Digital Transformation Journey

11 January 2022, Tuesday, 2:30PM to 3:30PM (GMT +8)

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Digital transformation has come for the CFO. Deloitte’s Finance 2025 Perspective outlines a future of finance that is embedded with automation, providing real time insights, via a self-service model. Technology will play an increasingly important role, with the CFO taking on a more strategic outlook.

As finance professionals look to drive digital transformation within their departments and their organisations, CFOs need to ensure that they maintain the balance between business value creation, risk management, and fraud mitigation.

So where can CFOs start? Accounts payable (AP) automation.

Despite the technological advances happening throughout the organisation, accounts payable has remained a manual process in many businesses and still sees the likes of mail delivered invoices and physical cheques. As the kick off point for the CFO’s digital transformation journey, the accounts payable process provides a low-hanging fruit for CFOs to secure early wins and big impacts to help build trust for the future.

Join Digital CFO Asia and xSuite in this webinar session where we will discuss varous aspects of AP automation.


  •  Why AP automation is good place to start your transformation journey

  • Potential challenges of AP automation (and how to overcome them)

  •  What the benefits of AP automation are


Chief Financial Officers, Heads of Finance, GM/VP/AVP Finance, Finance Directors, Chief Accountsts, Accountants, Senior Finance Manager/Finance Managers, Accounts Payable managers and finance professionals involved in Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable. 

2:30 PM

Opening Address & Housekeeping by DigitalCFO Asia

2:35 PM

Certified Fresh: AP Automation
Is AP automation a passing trend, or is it becoming a permanent fixture in the CFO’s digital transformation tool kit? Marcus Rex sheds light on what the market trends are saying about AP automation in Asia.

2:45 PM

Panel Discussion - AP Automation: The First Step of the CFO's Digital Transformation Journey. 

3:15 PM

Question & Answer Segment

3:30 PM

Closing Address & End of Webinar


Kent Teo, Regional CFO, SEA at Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited

Kent has a diverse credentials in Finance with exposures across APAC. He has been overseeing a regional portfolio in Southeast Asia since 2019, with a primary focus in the Automotive sector. Prior to this, he was the CFO of an Indonesian listed company. He covers a broad spectrum beyond Finance operations and currently focuses heavily on strategy and business development, as well as finance transformation.

Marcus Rex, Managing Director at xSuite Asia Pacific

Marcus has several years of experience guiding global senior finance leaders in their efforts to transform their Finance Departments from mostly manual operations to smart, IA driven agile and smart finance operations.

Originally from Germany, Marcus has been managing numerous projects in Europe, Americas and across Asia Pacific.

Shian Goh, Finance Director at Teckwah Industrial Corporation

Mr. Goh has more than 20 years of working experience in the financial stewardship of large organisations that span multiple businesses and countries.

As the Finance Director of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited, Mr. Goh leads the accounting, taxation & finance functions in ensuring the proper maintenance and timely provision of financial information of the Group.

He is responsible for organising the financial resources and procuring financial support for the Group and its subsidiaries to meet the Group’s strategic objectives. Examples include supporting business units with their respective investments and leading the Group’s Merger’s & Acquisition (M&A) projects across the region.


About xSuite:

We develop software applications for document-based processes. With our globally standardized digital solutions, workflows are simple, secure and time-saving. We digitalize and automate your purchasing, accounts payable and ordering procedures, and provide practical file management and archiving products.

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