DigitalCFO Asia is excited to announce the successful conclusion of the SAP Philippines Executive Forum. Held on November 9, 2023, at the prestigious New World Makati Hotel, this event brought together industry-leading executives, esteemed thought leaders, and experts in SAP technology and digital transformation.
As a flagship event in the DigitalCFO Asia calendar, the SAP Singapore Executive Forum solidified its position as a premier knowledge-sharing and networking opportunity for SAP professionals and technology enthusiasts. Supported by SAP, a global leader in enterprise software, the event showcased an impressive lineup of speakers and presenters who shared profound insights, expertise, and best practices in the world of SAP technology.
The event commenced with an inspiring opening address by Rudy Abrahams, Managing Director, SAP Philippines. Rudy set the stage by discussing the evolving CFO mandate, emphasising the importance of growth, profitability, and resilience in the digital age.
Following this engaging opening, Jitu Agrawal, Vice President & Head of S/4 Public Cloud at SAP Asia Pacific & Japan, captivated the audience with an engaging presentation. His presentation delved into the rapid realignment of business and finance to ensure future readiness, while simultaneously focusing on fundamental tasks such as revenue growth, efficiency enhancement, and risk mitigation. Agrawal emphasised the pivotal role played by cloud-based technologies, innovative business models, and strategic realignment of finance in preparing for the future.
The program then transitioned into an interactive fireside chat, featuring Ace Sager, Commercial Finance Director, SAP Philippines, Nitin Vohra, Director, SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan, and moderator Lara Pangilinan, Customer Success Director, SAP Philippines. The dynamic discussion revolved around the pivotal role of Finance leaders in navigating unpredictable economic landscapes and building a roadmap to overcome downturns and foster thriving businesses.
In the following sessions, Leslie Anne Yao, SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Solution Expert, SAP, explored the vital aspect of scaling without increasing costs and complexity, highlighting its benefits for the finance organisation. She underscored essential elements such as ready-to-run solutions, adoption and acceleration services, and access to customers, partners, and experts. These valuable insights equipped attendees with a holistic comprehension of the boundless growth prospects that await CFOs.
The event culminated with closing remarks by James Wong, Head of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, who summarised the day’s discussions and insights, leaving participants with valuable takeaways.
The SAP Philippines Executive Forum wrapped up with an enriching networking session, offering attendees a platform to connect, share ideas, and forge valuable relationships within the SAP community. This event not only facilitated profound knowledge sharing but also nurtured collaborative opportunities that are poised to fuel innovation and drive growth in the realm of SAP technology and digital transformation.