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Keynote and speakers

21 May 2024
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM SGT
Conrad Singapore Orchard

We’re welcoming a fantastic range of experts and thought leaders to Workday Elevate. Learn more about them here.

Workday Elevate Speakers 2024

Keynote and speakers

We're thrilled to welcome Olympic Champion Joseph Schooling to Workday Elevate. Through his relentless pursuit of excellence in the pool, Joseph embodies the courage and perseverance needed to thrive in the face of uncertainty. His journey serves as a testament to the power of resilience and determination, inspiring others to chart their own course towards greatness.

Julia Gillard

Hear from our fantastic speakers

Chano Fernandez

Joseph Schooling

2016 Summer Olympics
Men's 100m Butterfly Gold Medalist

Angelique de Vries

Yvonne Chan

Former CNA News Anchor
Media Trainer



Joseph Schooling’s story is one of inspiration. He started competing at the tender age of six, breaking records and clocking times that made everyone take notice. He left Singapore to train in the USA at 14 years old and made his Olympic debut at the London Olympic Games in 2012 as the youngest member of Singapore’s contingent. He returned to the Olympic stage in 2016 and created history by winning Singapore’s first Olympic swimming gold, first Olympic gold of any kind, in the 100m Butterfly. Joseph also has multiple gold medals from the Asian Games and SEA Games under his belt.

Having recently announced his retirement from competitive swimming, he is pursuing his passions outside of the pool; he’s going into the VC space and continuing to build and expand on the offerings of his swim academy, Sport Schooling. He hopes to make use of his platform to inspire and help others go after their dreams.

Yvonne Chan is an accomplished news presenter and highly skilled moderator with over 20 years of hosting live events and moderating panel discussions. She has chaired many keynote dialogues with discussion topics focusing on geopolitics, sustainability, leadership and transition finance.

During her decade at Channel NewsAsia (CNA), Yvonne covered many live ‘breaking news’ events including the Trump-Kim and ASEAN summits. Most notably, she co-anchored CNA’s flagship weekday breakfast programme, First Look Asia for more than two years.

Prior to switching careers to the media industry, Yvonne was a Management Associate with HSBC Singapore before moving on to work at HSBC London’s group management office. She graduated with first class honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Chano Fernandez

Abhinav Kumar

Group Head
HR Operations
Systems and Insights

Chano Fernandez

Andy Goh

Vice President
Corporate and Customer Platform
Singapore Post

Angelique de Vries

Anthony Teh

Head of Finance

Angelique de Vries

Evangeline Chua

Global HR Director,
CTO and Singapore


Abhi is Group Head, HR Operations, Systems and Insights at Prudential in Singapore, where he leads the HR Operations, Technology. Analytics, Strategy, Risk, Governance and Transformation teams. He is responsible for building the future HR operating engine that will enable Prudential to achieve its strategic goals and vision.

Abhi has over 17 years of experience in strategy and business transformation, having worked with leading global companies such as Google, Coinbase and Novartis. He has successfully led remote teams across HR, IT and Sales Effectiveness functions, delivering high-quality operations and exceptional user experiences.

He has also established global supplier strategy, governance, and infrastructure frameworks to ensure operational excellence, risk mitigation and cost efficiency.

Abhi holds a B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from Indian School of Business, both prestigious institutions in India. He is passionate about building high performing teams which are driven by purpose and are motivated by a clear vision.

Andy is currently SingPost's Vice President of Corporate and Customer Platforms in Group Digital Technology, where he is responsible for both enterprise and customer platforms. Andy is focused on creating seamless internal operations and exceptional customer experiences through technology and effective business partnering. He is also championing AI and Automation in SingPost and is currently setting up its first AI+Automation Centre of Excellence.

Anthony is the Head of Finance at Fazz, a pioneering payments infrastructure and fintech platform. Responsible for all finance functions, corporate finance and investor relations, he recently led the implementation of Workday that now drives the company’s finance and HR functions. He has over 10 years of experience, starting off his career as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank, before joining Grab where he spent 7 years in a variety of executive roles helping it scale from Series D to IPO.

People, Passion and Performance; the anchors to invest in, grow and drive collective results with talent in any organisation.

Armed with this belief and professional mantra, Evangeline brings over two decades of diverse, regional experience in human resource management and business operations across banking, property and technology industries.

As Global HR Director of CTO and Singapore, Evangeline plays a strategic and advisory role in participating and leading the broader APAC HR initiatives to drive people planning in partnership with senior leadership. She also provides support and coaching – empowering people to deliver organisational growth and business objectives.

Her previous corporate stints include GovTech, Temasek International, Citibank, Barclays Technology Centre Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank, PREMAS International, Times Publishing, and EM Services.

Prior to Dyson, Evangeline was the Chief People Officer for GovTech, Singapore, where she led a team of passionate HR professionals in a journey making GovTech a desired employer of Choice for Top tech talent.

While at Temasek International, Evangeline was the Managing Director of Organisation & People, responsible for the full spectrum of HR practices across 9 cities.

She also had a 12-year career stint with Citi, where she held several leadership roles as a HR Business partner for a variety of business groups and managed cross-functional initiatives for close to three years as the Head of Talent, Resourcing, Learning & Development, and HR Risk, Tax and Financials. She was appointed as the Country Head of Human Resources in April 2013. In this role, Evangeline brought her passion and breadth of experience, to design people practices to attract, engage and develop talent, aligned with Citi’s growth strategy.

Evangeline earned her Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Bradford and Bachelor of Arts degree from National University of Singapore. She is a fitness enthusiast, a benevolent mentor and a widely sought after thought leader in the region, often solicited for speaking and judging engagements at prestigious conferences and HR Awards.

Evangeline also volunteered at the Rainbow Centre, Singapore Cancer Centre and Singapore Gymnastic Association. She is also on the Advisory Committee for SUSS Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Ngee Ann School of Business & Accountancy.

Evangeline has recently been recognized as by industry peers as one of the HR Icons 2024.

Angelique de Vries

Joanna Tung

Finance and Administration Director
Penguin International

Angelique de Vries

Lisa Medcalf

Chief Financial Officer, Asia

Angelique de Vries

Vinod Sharma

Global Head of HR Systems & Analytics

Angelique de Vries

Yan Mung Hou

Head, Group Technology


Ms. Tung was appointed Finance and Administration Director in May 2008 and last re-elected on 25 April 2019. She is responsible for the Group’s accounting and finance, corporate reporting, management information system and human resources functions.

Ms. Tung joined the Group in 2000 as an Accountant, and was promoted to Group Financial Controller in 2006, and subsequently Finance and Administration Director in 2008. Her duties and responsibilities have, over the years, been expanded to include management of Penguin’s accounting and finance activities, as well as corporate reporting and related Group administration.

Prior to joining Penguin, she served as an accountant in a broad range of industries, including electronics and transportation. She was also a regional internal auditor at a major Japanese MNC. Ms. Tung is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and holds the ACCA professional qualification.

Lisa is a Singapore CA, Australia CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She has 15 years of versatile finance experience across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, of which 11 years are in engineering services and construction. Her expertise spans leadership, strategic initiatives, business planning, management reporting, financial accounting, tax, and risk governance. As a leader, she is committed to driving financial excellence and fostering growth in the organisation.

Vinod is currently the Global Head of HR Systems at ASMPT Ltd. He has been in the field of HCM systems for the last 28 years. He is especially proficient in Large and Global transformation projects having worked on some of the largest HCM implementations both globally and in this region. Currently his core pursuit is to transform the landscape of HR systems at ASMPT and make them operationally efficient by standardizing the HR functions on a couple of Global platforms and to make HR more productive by adoption of tools such as AI and ML.

Mung Hou is Head, Group Technology at CapitaLand.  In his role, he provides leadership for group-wide Information Technology (IT) standards and strategy. He is responsible for planning and executing group-wide infrastructure, end-user computing, cyber security, and all corporate applications. He is also responsible for ensuring that technology is used to achieve CapitaLand’s business goals, improve user satisfaction, and increase the company’s agility. Mung Hou was recognised as one of the top Chief Information Officers (CIO) in the CIO ASEAN by IDG.

Prior to joining CapitaLand, Mung Hou has also held various IT leadership positions in the hospitality, healthcare and financial services industries.

Angelique de Vries

Daniel Cheng

Global Alliance Manager - Workday

Angelique de Vries

Deepak S. lyer

Managing Director, Workday Business Group Lead (Growth Markets – APAC and LATAM)

Angelique de Vries

Ed Miller

Managing Director, Workday Business Group Lead (Global Growth & Strategy)

Angelique de Vries

Timothy Ho

SEA Finance Transformation Lead


Daniel Cheng manages Workday's global alliance with AWS, driving global go-to-market and joint innovation for Workday and AWS customers. He has been with the AWS partner organization for the past 4 years, holding multiple roles and growing some of AWS's largest software partnerships. He has developed 5 Strategic Collaboration Agreements with AWS partners, including the most recent agreement with Workday in April 2024. Daniel has an MBA from Berkeley and engineering degree from Stanford, and is based out of Amazon's San Francisco office.

Deepak is a Managing Director in Accenture and currently oversees Accenture’s Workday Business Group across our Growth Markets (APAC and LATAM). He brings over 25 years of extensive experience driving Large scale Transformations, Digital innovation, Producitivty & Automation, IT and Talent Strategy and Trapped Value Realization.

In his role, Deepak has worked extensively with Senior HR Leaders in the region driving initiatives around HR transformation, human performance and organization effectiveness. With over 750,000 employees in Accenture using Workday, and as the largest SI partner of Workday, Accenture is able to offer a differentiated approach to helping our clients achieve success in delivering their HR transformation vision. Deepak has driven the adoption of innovative assets such as the Skills Accelerator, Modern Worker Experience Apps, as well as Gen AI based automation tools coupled with data driven insights to accelerate our client’s transformation journeys.

Ed Miller is a Managing Director and Global Growth & Strategy Lead for Accenture’s Workday Business Group. He has 20 years of functional and technical experience related to HR transformation, talent & skilling, and HR and Finance technology deployments.

He has been supporting Workday-related projects for over 12 years and specializes in helping clients reimagine and digitize their workforce experience and HR service delivery models through cloud technology.

Education: B.S., Business Administration from Georgetown University; Masters of Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Timothy is a Partner and is the Finance Transformation Lead in SEA. He has more than 19 years of experience driving various finance transformation programs and initiatives for consumer business, life sciences and manufacturing clients in the APAC region.

His projects include finance strategy, organization review, optimizing finance operations, system implementations, end-to-end operating model and shared services implementation, and M&A, including digital enablers to drive the Future of Finance. Timothy is a Chartered Accountant (CA).