That was the 22nd CIS Controlling Insights Steyr on November 24, 2023

SAVE THE DATE: We invite you to the 23rd CIS on November 22, 2024

The biggest transformation - ChatGPT, AI, Sustainability & Co. The future is now!

The Controlling Insights Steyr 23 is all about change and transformation. Above all, there is talk of the TWIN transition, the fusion of digitalization and sustainability as a key challenge. However, the framework conditions are more complex. When considering the future, most companies are confronted with at least the following developments:

  • geopolitical tensions with the questions of Europe's future dependency and competitiveness,
  • the expected round of high wage and salary agreements, which will put further pressure on Austria as a business location
  • the unprecedented series of rapid interest rate hikes in the fight against stubborn inflation
  • Demographic changes, labor shortages and new demands of employees in the context of New Work
  • A negative economic outlook with a recession in Germany, a wave of insolvencies and cut-throat competition in retail as well as significant declines in orders in individual sectors

In this situation, controlling is once again required to face the challenges and opportunities - both in short-term budgeting and in long-term strategic transformation, true to the motto "Challenge Accepted". It's not just about supporting the business challenges, but also adapting your own tools and processes.

The program of the 22nd Controlling Insights Steyr on November 24, 2023 is characterized by this transformation and is already taking concrete shape. As every year, internationally renowned speakers give exclusive insights into successful corporate management and controlling solutions.

Please book 24.11 and get first-hand information as well as the new Dream Car Report from the ICV Think Tank on the topic of controlling and sustainability. If you register by October 13 you will also receive our annual early bird discount.
We are particularly pleased that the CIS takes place again in the newly renovated Museum Arbeitswelt after a four-year break due to Covid-19 and that you will also have the opportunity to visit the DigiSpace - the newly opened digitization center of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences. In addition, for the first time we are able to present the ICV Newcomer Award for the best theses at universities and colleges.

ICV Newcomer Award 2023: Congratulations!

More information here on the Winners Page.

Event materials

Exclusively for participants of the CIS Controlling Insights Steyr 2023. You will receive the access data on site at the Event.


The agenda (PDF download)

Agenda of the CIS 2023

Start of the event

FH-Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler
ICV Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the IGC
Course director CRF - Controlling, Accounting and Financial Management
FH Upper Austria Faculty of Economics and Management, Steyr

Sebastian Wolf, Chairman of the Board of Rosenbauer International AG, reports on the challenges that arise for the world market leader in the field of fire engines due to energy price-induced inflation and the simultaneously interrupted supply chains. He provides insights into how the leading Upper Austrian company, most of whose customers belong to the public sector, solves these challenges and how controlling supports this.

Mag. Sebastian Wolf
Chairman of the Board
Rosenbauer International AG, Leonding

  • Servitization: Investments become subscriptions, consumables become sold availability
  • KPIs and financial management logic of the new business model
  • Support through and effects on controlling
  • Experiences at Wintersteiger – the do’s & don’ts

Mag. Harold W. Kostka
Chairman of the Board
Wintersteiger Holding AG, Ried im Innkreis

11.05 Coffee break, Exhibitor Forum, DigiSpace

Time for networking and visiting the CIS Exhibitor Forum and DigiSpace.


Shawn Pauer & Erik Lüerß
Success Factors in the Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithms in Financial Forecast Processes, WHU Vallendar, Betreuer Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, Unternehmen SAP AG

Daniel Mitterlehner
The future topics of controlling in large Austrian companies, FH Upper Austria, supervisor Ing. Mag. Thomas Rockenschaub, BSc, MSc

Antonia Schukraft 
Integrative performance management using the example of the development area of Magna PT B. V. & Co. KG, DHBW Stuttgart, supervisor Prof. Dr. Roman Stoi

With the support of Haufe Verlag, the ICV annually presents the „ICV Newcomer Award“ for the best theses on the subject of controlling at a European university. Be inspired by new ideas and insights from the three best works and get excited to see who will receive this year's ICV Newcomer Award.

  • Why and when do companies need to transform?
  • What does DB understand by “transformation” and what can we expect under this heading?
  • What does this mean for DB management and controlling?

Dr. Kay-Uwe May
Head of Transformation and Organisation
Deutsche Bahn AG

1.00 p.m. Lunch break, Exhibitor Forum, DigiSpace

Time for eating, networking and visiting the CIS Exhibitor Forum and DigiSpace.

  • Market changes, growth opportunities, strategic repositioning
  • Market-oriented management at the BLANCO Group
  • Driver-based scenarios as a core element of modern planning
  • Influenceability and responsibility for KPI and goals

Matthias von Daacke
Managing Director - Head of Global Controlling
BLANCO Group, Oberderdingen

Vice-Chairman of the ICV

Determining the position in sustainability controlling – are we sufficiently prepared for the upcoming reporting requirement and sustainable corporate management? What companies need to pay particular attention to!

Mag. Maria Steiner
Volkskreditbank AG
Prof. Dr. Othmar Lehner
Wirtschaftsuniversität Helsinki
Director Sustainability Reporting
KPMG Austria
Mag. Otto Leodolter
Managing Director
Löffler GmbH

3.45 p.m. Coffee break, Exhibitor Forum, DigiSpace

Time for networking and visiting the CIS Exhibitor Forum and DigiSpace.

  • Our digital transformation at a glance
  • Presentation of the use case “Forecasting of incoming payments”: model and development/implementation steps
  • How much AI and what skills are necessary?
  • Previous experiences: forecast accuracy, acceptance, costs, efficiency
Mag. Achim Kratschmayr, MBA
Head of Finance and Controlling
voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz
Mag. Christopher Binder-Radinger MSc
Digital Transformation Engineer
voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz

FH Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler says goodbye to the participants at the traditional Heineken beer finale and looks forward to seeing you again at the 23rd CIS Controlling Insights Steyr in 2024!

Exhibitors and Sponsors of the CIS 2023

The Main Sponsor VKB Bank

Other Sponsors

Organization and contact person

Internationaler Controller Verein eV
Elke Schlemmer/Heimo Losbichler
Wehrgrabengasse 1-3
A-4400 Steyr
Tel. +43 (0)50804-33700
Fax +43 (0)50804-933700

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