CCS Controlling Competence Stuttgart - agenda 2019

Agenda - an overview

09:30 Welcome

and get together

10:00 Opening

of the 17th CCS

Welcome speech and moderation

10:15 IT, AI, robotics, neuromorphs and quantum computers

  • We are all affected in different roles
  • Industry, society and individuals have to reorient themselves again and again
  • An attempt of the current stocktaking with view on hot topics of the future

Prof. Dr. Martin Welsch
Chief Technology Advisor emeritus (IBM R&D),
Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena • IT Trends • Technology and more

IMPULSE SPEECHES AND WORK SESSIONS: Selection and registration

  • When registering for the CCS 2019, please write us what speech you would like to attend at 11:15 am (speech with the work session A or B) and for 12:15 pm (speech with the work session C or D).
  • The limited participation places will be given in the order of the registration. If the offer you have favored is fully booked, we will allow you to book it for the alternative offer.

We ask for your understanding for this procedure. In order to secure a place at your favorite, we recommend you to sign up for the CCS at an early stage.

11.15 Impulse speech with the work session A

Artificial intelligence in human resource management - How KI helps us make the world of work smarter & fairer

  • Do we have to learn to cooperate with artificial intelligence or can we rely solely on our subjective decision-making?
  • Is a valid personality analysis possible on a data basis?

Michael Plentinger
CEO Greple GmbH 

11:15 Impulse speech with the work session B

You cannot learn talent - New work needs knowledge and ability

  • Roles and competencies - knowledge avoids chaos, talent creates competitive advantage
  • Cooperation and leadership - what we should be able to do in the new world
  • Survey results - current situation and expected developments

Dorothee Deyhle
Member of the Board
CA Akademie AG, Wörthsee

12:15 Impulse speech with the work session C

What does the future learning world look like in the company? The Hansgrohe Campus

  • Learning as a natural part of everyday professional life
  • The faculties - alignment with the corporate strategy
  • Scientific input from well-known universities
  • Networks
  • Balance of internal and external knowledge transfer

Sylke Morell 
Head of Personnel Development
Hansgrohe SE

12:15 Impulse speech with the work session D

Future of Work & Controlling

  • Challenges of change and design
  • The dimensions of change and examples of scenarios in controlling
  • The role of transparency, autonomy, mindset and leadership
  • Insights into the work of the ICV expert work group "Future of Work"

Dr. Rüdiger Eichin 
ICV expert work group Future of Work
Senior Director
S/4 NEXT - Next Generation Business Processes & Practices

13:05 Small-Snack-Lunch

with networking & small talk

14:10 Ready for transformation - change with your own strength

  • Irreversible trend: digitization is changing the world of work
  • Change on all channels: new challenges for HR management
  • Not easy: cultural change is inevitable
  • The relevance of leadership: Superman or egg-laying woolly milk sow?
  • Do not worry: more evolution than revolution

Dr. Michael Prochaska
Andreas Stihl AG & Co.KG

15:00 Plastic in the sea - the SeeKuh cleans up


Plastics are a major threat to all living things in the environment. They intervene in marine life in different ways.

The non-profit environmental association One Earth - One Ocean develops the concept of "Maritime waste collection" to collect and exploit plastics from the sea.

The garbage collecting catamaran "Manatee" represents an important development step.


Dr. Rüdiger Stöhr
Microbiologist and biotechnology / biology professor

16:00 Farewell

See you at the 18th CCS Controlling Competence Stuttgart on Thursday, November 26, 2020!



The Organizer reserves the right to change the agenda on a given occasion.


Despite or because of digitization – the man takes center stage

Michael Plentinger gives an insight into the work of his company in an interview with Bü He reports in a very entertaining way,

  • why, despite or perhaps because of digitization and globalization, the Human Resource is increasingly coming to the fore
  • why artificial intelligence adds value to each individual
  • how Human Resources evolved into a business partner of management
  • why companies, despite a time-consuming search, find no employees and if they do, those that do not suit the job or the company
  • what he thinks of elaborated and detailed image brochures ("the thicker the booklet, the bigger the problems")
  • how to find the right people with "employer branding" instead of "unit bullshit"
  • who Michael Plentinger is and what drives him - and how he would explain a seven-year-old what his company actually does.

We wish you a lot of pleasure!

3 questions to Martin Welsch (Speech CCS 2019: "IT, AI, Robotics, Neuromorphs and Quantum Computers")

1. Not so long ago, you learned your profession and were well-equipped for the rest of your working life. The modern person must regularly develop in their professional life or even learn completely new. How can you differentiate meaningful innovations worth investing time, energy and often money, from short-lived trends, which you can safely ignore?

Welsch: I believe that this question has to be answered against the background of the respective company or the current situation. There is - as so often - no panacea unfortunately. The first hurdle is to recognize relevant (!) changes / innovations. If you are not primarily involved in IT business, you can easily afford not to run after every trail in the IT village. On the contrary, it is often possible and more sensible to endure short-lived trends. But at the latest when the conceptual encounters begin to pile up in the industry or, worse, in-house, you have to spend a minimum to understand the subject roughly. It is important to assess in good time whether there is a potential benefit or risk here.

If, on the other hand, it is about innovations in the own domain, the case is more difficult. Here I should be able to react faster. That doesn’t necessarily mean to get in, but if necessary, also wait and see. In any case - to make an informed decision. Of course, this is only possible if I am informed. In this case, this means a higher cost. "Sitting out" is not a good option. It could easily happen that the life punishes you.

If you move into research and development, there are other (harsher) laws and shorter clocks. In all other areas, even major changes (such as cloud, IoT, 5G, GDPR, etc.) do not really happen overnight. There are longer lead times. These topics then always come to the fore.

The real problem is, in my opinion, usually not that that would not be recognizable. Rather, the problem is often that day-to-day business threatens to dominate everything else, especially for decision-makers. Interestingly enough, this is not so much about a technical issue as it is about how you manage to give the necessary space to something that is still "possibly important". So you have to let go for information gathering, classification and decisions beyond the day-to-day business.

On the other hand, you alone cannot usually provide the desirable level of attention. Fortunately, there are almost always interested, curious, mostly younger employees who like to deal with such new trends. Here it is worthwhile to encourage them specifically and to use them as scouts. So you can often save a lot of energy and time and still remain on the amount of time and at the appropriate time then even go deeper. On this background, of course, the exchange at such conferences is interesting, to think outside the box. After all, the colleagues all have the same problem.

2. One hype of technology haunts the next, both at work and in private life. The constant realignment becomes a habit. Can everyone handle it well?

Welsch: A clear "no". There are always entrepreneurs and those who tend to keep it consistent and steady. It needs both types, but at the right place. Not everyone has to be on the front line. The amount of change you have to deal with is also dependent on the position and the profession in which you work. It is quite OK to skip the one or the other trend or even deliberately reject it for yourself personally.

Obviously, openness to innovations of any kind is individually very different. No matter what measure you have individually noticed, but I think it is extremely important not to close your eyes. You always have to remain perceptible. It helps a lot to try to see the positive aspects. This can trigger a significant boost in motivation. Remember the sometimes amazing spontaneous learning ability of grandparents when it comes to keeping contact with their grandchildren about new media. You can easily see what role motivation plays.

In the professional environment an open attitude is a prerequisite for a stress-free handling of innovations of any kind. With the technology hypes it is open and reasonable, but also casually at first to think:

  • What can I win?
  • Are the costs involved?
  • What is the risk of doing or not?
  • Is this avoidable in the long run?

In controlling, I found it extremely helpful personally when I could deal with people who were open-minded or at least listened well. Nevertheless, some things did not go under the given conditions. However, with some creative courage and the use of leeway, some new ideas that were not included in the grid could be used to the benefit of the company and the parties involved. If, at this point, the fear of doing something wrong is the leitmotif, much potential is lost.

3. The hottest topic of the future, especially for controllers, is ...

Welsch: …what we do not have on the radar screen. The rest we would have planned and approached properly. ;-)))

Digitization in the broadest sense is still the biggest challenge for most companies. Some are struggling with the use of current possibilities of artificial intelligence. The others are still dealing with the automation and consistency of simple IT processes. The answer here as well - which is surprising - depends on the specific circumstances.

In general, the whole cloud theme, including data protection, is still a long-term favorite for a long time. The use of artificial intelligence is certainly a hotspot. For many - but maybe different than you expect. The services come incognito, so to speak. For many it only becomes clear on closer analysis that this is AI behind it. In addition, the label now has everything that contains more than a simple algorithm. In my talk, I will focus on a few aspects of IT, AI and robotics, but also neuromorphic and quantum computers.

"New Work" and all that is needed

It is not an accident that Dorothee Deyhle has devoted herself to controlling and training in this field. Finally, her father, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle, charismatic founder of the ICV, author of numerous expert books and standard works for controlling, "inventor" of the Controller Magazin and co-founder of the Controller Akademie, where Dorothee Deyhle is a Board Member today. The dynamic entrepreneur - together with Stefan Löwe, she is managing director of the Gautinger advertising agency Deyhle & Löwe - deals with the new world of work in her speech at the CCS 2019 and what knowledge and abilities are needed. In a video interview with the ATVISIO CONSULT Manager Podcast (above) and in an interview with the ICV as part of the ICV Digitization Offensive, Dorothee Deyhle is already giving first insights.