Under the magnifying glass: Speakers and their lectures at the Congress of Controllers


44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Stefan Arsenkerschbaumer will hold the key note at the opening of the 44th Congress of  Controllers.


44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Stefan Küppers
CFO/Executive Director
DOSENBACH-OCHSNER AG, Dietikon (Deichmann Group)

Platform Ecosystems - a huge challenge for controlling 

  • Controlling is currently facing its biggest change
  • The platform idea as an extreme change in the entire retail industry
  • "Platform Ecosystems" as a rescue of the retail trade with currently falling stationary frequencies and revenues?
  • How can controlling take on its role as a business partner?
  • What does an adequate management of "Platform Ecosystems" require?

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Dr. Edgar Lehrmann
Head Accounting & Controlling
Alpiq AG, Olten, Switzerland

“Transaction ready” as the principle of strategic corporate governance

  • Why has the structural break in the energy industry triggered a M&A wave
  • How does the M&A philosophy generate value for the company
  • Why does it pay to keep business units "transaction ready”
  • What can the controlling function learn from M&A processes

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Johannes Wild
Head of Controlling Industrial Safety
SICK AG, Waldkirch

Berthold Ketterer
Senior Vice President Industrial Safety
SICK AG, Waldkirch

Profitable growth - controlling and management as a successful tandem 

  • SICK AG and the Industrial Safety division
  • Competitive advantage through organization: structures in management and controlling
  • Success factors along the management & controlling processes
  • Management and controlling of VUCA World
  • Culture as an important breeding ground

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Steffen Vierkorn
Executive Director
QUNIS GmbH, Neubeuern

AI and controlling - a wonderful friendship

  • Extended evaluation options in controlling in the context of digitizationinitiatives
  • Overview of relevant data management strategies for advanced analysis methods in controlling
  • Machine learning in controlling - possibilities and potential
  • Possible procedure and use cases for the establishment of AI in controlling

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

Martina Sandrock
CEO and founder „Connect & Innovate“, Hamburg

Prof. Gernot Schulz
Longtime Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor, Berlin

Controlling and conducting

  • Organizations in transition: From the waterfall to the river
  • Controller as a business partner
  • What can a conductor ever pass on to a controller?
  • Key learnings for everyday work

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

 

Christoph Hammer
Chief Financial Officer
SBB AG, Bern, Switzerland

 

Into the future with ambition - transformation of SBB's performance management

  • Self-directed ambition as a foundation for sustainable performance improvement
  • The Finance Business Partner (FBP) as the key to successful anchoring
  • Success factors of performance management in particular on business performance management, individual performance management and performance culture
  • Deepening essential implementation elements of performance management (scorecards, driver models, target agreements, coaching and training)



44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

Dr. Matthias Wiersich           
Product and market controller
TeamBank AG, Nürnberg

Sustainable controlling designed by the integration of predictive analytics

  • The road of the TeamBank using the example of data-driven stock forecasts
  • The development of new IT systems and knowledge
  • New requirements for controllers – are they becoming data scientists?

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

Mario Rossi
CFO
Swisscom AG, Bern 

Financial leadership in saturated markets

  • The telecommunications industry in transition: from pioneering products to "commodity"
  • Different business models require differentiated financial management tools
  • Digitizationand Artificial Intelligence: tools to handle the increasing complexity
  • How does the role of the controller change in this environment?

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Hotter
Director Controlling
A1 Telekom Austria AG, Vienna

Controlling (Learning-) Transformation

  • Increase Digital Awareness & Develop Future Skills
  • Drive a Culture of Trust, Team & Agility
  • Live "One to All" Principle
  • #CoLeCo – #Constant Learning Controlling
  • Using Facebook @ work = Workplace by Facebook

44th Congress of Controllers, May 13/14, 2019

Dr. Stefan Ebener
Manager Customer Engineering Specialists, Machine Learning
Google Germany GmbH, Frankfurt a.M.

Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence (AI) - practical experience

  • Forecasting with AI is already being used in many areas, such as at: churn rate forecast, weeks of inventory, price optimization or demand forecasting & planning
  • The development of these models is less complex than expected and yet there are many stumbling blocks
  • Reservations regarding the use of machine learning or artificial intelligence are less technological in nature, but rather a question of the right mindset

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Dr. Ralf P. Thomas
CFO
Siemens AG

Dr. Ralf P. Thomas with the Key Note at the opening of the 43rd Controller Congress. 


43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Thorsten Jekel
Digital Working Thought Leader
jekel & team
Berlin

Sales controlling the future -
From retrospective to proactive sales management with artificial intelligence

  • How do top performers control their distribution?
  • How has Coca Cola revolutionized its sales management?
  • Are sales and sales management unnecessary because of the artificial intelligence?
  • What are the first simple steps for proactive sales management?

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43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Eric Perotti, BEc, EMBA
Chief Financial Officer
ABB Switzerland Ltd. 
Baden
Schweiz

ABB Finance transformation journey

  • 2014 Finance case for change
  • Transformation towards a leading operating model
  • Lean Finance as key enabler to change the way of working
  • Main transformation achievements and learnings to date

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43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Ralph Treitz
CEO
Trufa Inc.
San Bruno, CA and Heidelberg

Digital Enterprise - Digital Finance - What is Digital Controlling?

  • From the custodian of reporting and post-failure analysis to active management of the enterprise performance
  • How to automate time-consuming processes such as monitoring the variety of KPIs?
  • How to find the best focus as digital business models make companies more and more complex?
  • What skills do you need and what new characteristics do financial and controlling organizations experience through digitization?

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43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Marcel Gnoth
Senior Manager Financial Planning & Analysis
AIDA Cruises
Rostock

 

Financial management at AIDA Cruises

  • From strategy to plan - thinking in scenarios
  • Commercial analytics in practice
  • The financial function in transition

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43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Muzaffer Yilmaz
Head of Controlling & Analytics
Mister Spex GmbH
Berlin 

Everyday challenges and practical solutions in controlling at digital start-up companies

  • The challenge of data diversity
  • Ticket board / Kanban board as an instrument in practice
  • Controller’s perspective in a digital start-up company

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43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller
Holder of the professorship for general business administration, especially accounting and auditing at the Helmut Schmidt University / Universität der Bundeswehr, Hamburg

Panel discussion:

CSR Directive, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 as an opportunity for controlling?

New legal requirements in external accounting challenge controllers in the companies. Irrespective of the specific IFRS application, the current changes also provide suggestions for improving the controlling systems. The panel discussion sheds light on requirements and opportunities from the point of view of controlling.


43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. Heinke Richter
Senior Manager Sustainability Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Munich

Panel discussion:

CSR Directive, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 as an opportunity for controlling?

New legal requirements in external accounting challenge controllers in the companies. Irrespective of the specific IFRS application, the current changes also provide suggestions for improving the controlling systems. The panel discussion sheds light on requirements and opportunities from the point of view of controlling.


43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Andreas Krimpmann, CPA
Head of the expert work group IFRS

IFRS 16, Leasing - making the right use of planning potential in controlling - also for the commercial code

  • Making the right decisions through transparency in rent and leasing costs
  • Key figures changes
  • Safe handling of earnings effects through design during contract evaluation

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Lisa Eisenmann
Specialist Corporate Accounting
Webasto SE
Stockdorf

IFRS 15 from the point of view of an international automobile supplier

  • Special features in the automobile supply industry
  • Challenges in the process
  • Effects on planning and reporting processes

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Reinhard Schroeder
Managing Director RheinMail GmbH
Boppard

From Saul to Paul - experience of a controller in sales

  • My way: From controlling to B2B sales - is that possible?
  • The instruments: potential-oriented management, triple jump, customer funnel, prey scheme
  • Behavior: Controller and Distributor: both have home visits!
  • The paradigm shift in sales
  • Be different: surprise customers emotionally

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Ralf Hoppe
Specialist for Controlling
Laurens Spethmann Holding Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG 
Seevetal

The value added square - expanding and securing the long-term income in the market for consumer goods

  • Evaluating and controlling with the key figures distribution and rotational speed
  • Reducing yield erosion with active pricing
  • Securing the profitability with lower price limits

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Müller
Chief Sales Officer
CP Corporate Planning AG
Hamburg

Stay on track - keep an eye on the sales funnel!

  • Comprehensive sales management in the solution-oriented software business
  • Framework conditions: acting in a rapidly changing environment
  • Rolling forecast: numbers alone are now enough - continuous qualifying and rating
  • Deriving actions through early warning indicators
  • When does a new customer become a regular customer and why?
  • What's the next step? Dialogue based on transparent information leads to success

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Mike Prado
VP and Chief Procurement Officer
StanleyBlack&Decker
New Britain CT
USA

StanleyBlack&Decker’s Long Term Financial Success

  • Financial Key Metrics
  • The Stanley Fulfillment System as a Major Driver
  • The Role of Global Supply Management and Controllers

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Thomas Röttgen
Managing Director Finance
MAN Truck & Bus Österreich GesmbH (MTBÖ)
Steyr

Cost controlling in restructuring

  • Initial situation: capacity, earnings situation and expectation
  • Problem: company interest and co-determination
  • Planning from headquarters - implementation locally
  • Implementation and current status: measurable success, neutrality or failure

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Prof. Dr. Werner Gleißner
Board
FutureValue Group AG
Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Honorarprofessor at the TU Dresden

Preparing the management decisions. Controlling and risk management in interaction

  • Yield and risk in the decision-making process: Risk analysis in the context of controlling
  • Methods: risk analysis, risk aggregation, rating forecasts and risk-adjusted valuation
  • Organizing risk management: From risk monitoring to decision-preparing
  • Organizational interaction of controlling and risk management

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Prof. Dr. Martin Hauser
Trainer and Coach, Partner
CA Akademie AG
Wörthsee

Controller as Coach: The attitude is important!

  • Coaching methods to successfully help master the role of the business partner
  • What makes a holistic coaching?
  • Focus on competencies and solutions
  • Through meta-communication into the observer position
  • The body influences feelings, thinking and decisions

43rd Controller Congress, April 23/24, 2018

Benedikt Böhm
Extreme Mountaineer
Managing Director Dynafit (Oberalp)
Aschheim

Top performance - success principles to achieve what seems impossible

Benedikt Böhm has successfully developed the brand Dynafit, from insolvency to a global market leader. In his "second life" he is an extreme mountaineer and climbs 8,000 meters summits not only without oxygen and foreign aid, but with uncompromising speed to minimize his risk in the death zone. In his lectures, he carries his audience into a unimaginable, breathtaking mountain world and, like no other, builds the bridge to the business world. This has made him a TV guest, testimonial and speaker in demand.