CTS Controlling Conference Switzerland 2020

Controlling 2020: management in an agile environment -
The controlling toolbox must be expanded.

The next conference takes place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Rotkreuz.
The agenda will be announced later.


Here the agenda 2019

Controller Conference Switzerland 2019 - Digital Controlling Excellence - Successful Digitization Projects in Controlling

Digitization in controlling - many Swiss companies are now dealing with this challenge. While digitization in other corporate functions obviously enables very successful applications, digitization in controlling has yet to prove itself as a success factor in practice. There are promising approaches, but what is the added value of digitization in controlling? How do you get started with the digitization of controlling and what are the next steps?

Speakers from Swiss companies will use practical examples to show how they drive digitization in controlling and what experience they have gained.

A World Café promotes the exchange of experience and discussion in the field of digital controlling excellence among the participants.

The conference is organized by the Swiss work groups of the International Association of Controllers (ICV) with the Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ. Together we want to combine practical experience with current research results and make this knowledge available to controllers and financially interested practitioners.


  • Ivo Gerig, Head of Digital Office, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
  • Dr. Markus Knaus, Finance & Controlling, ETH Zürich
  • Peter Scherrer, CFO, SIGA
  • Nicole Hecht, Project Finance, SIGA
  • Thomas Ankenbrand, Head of Competence Center Investments, Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft, IFZ
  • Daniel Turi, Head of Financial Data Management, Allianz Suisse
  • Urs Vanza, Head Finance Innovation Lab, Schindler Management Ltd.
  • Carmen Zillmer, Managing Director, International Association of Controllers



Agenda as a PDF file (German).




Opening and welcome speech
Carmen Zillmer and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Egle


Digitization - chances in controlling
Ivo Gerig


Digitization at the ETH Zürich – Elektronic Workflows and Self Service Analytics – a practical review
Dr. Markus Knaus




Digitization with Business Intelligence and Business Analytics im Controlling on an example of a SME
Peter Scherrer and Nicole Hecht


Blockchain and Controlling
Thomas Ankenbrand


Lunch break


Robotics in Finance – Change with enthusiasm
Daniel Turi


Finance Innovation at Schindler and the added value for controlling
Urs Vanza




World Café «Digital Controlling Excellence»
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Egle


Summary and outlook
Markus Steiner


Apéro riche and Networking



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