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IBCS® Annual Conference 2017

                                           BARCELONA | JUNE 2, 2017 

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June 2, 2017

Col.legi d’Economistes de Catalunya
Pl. Gal·la Placídia, 32
08006 Barcelona


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The IBCS® Annual Conference is the place where IBCS® professionals exchange experience. Employees from finance and IT departments on the way of implementing the IBCS® Standards meet their peers, thought leaders, consultants, and software developers.




The conference fee per person is:
- Regular: EUR 1,000
- Members of the IBCS Association: EUR 900
- IBCS® Certified Consultants: EUR 0 - included in recertification fee

If multiple attendants of one company register at the same time, the second and any further person will benefit from a group discount of EUR 200 per person. Participants from countries with lower income can benefit from a discount of up to 50% on all fees.

The attendance fee includes conference materials, lunch, snacks during breaks, and refreshments. After submitting your registration form, you will receive a confirmation email and an invoice. Participation at the event requires payment in full prior to the event.




Administration and invoicing will be handled
by our partner Vereon AG

To register please click the button on the left.


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PROGRAM (continuously updated)

Thursday, June 1, 2017: General Assembly of IBCS Association
18:30  General Assembly for all IBCS members
20:00  Get together


Friday, Juni 2, 2017: Conference

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association


8:30  Check-in and coffee

9:00  Welcome and opening
Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

9:15  Myths and Truth of Excellence in Reporting Design

Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Oberösterreich

+What makes visualizations objectively good?

+Key findings of six years of eye-tracking research

+Standardization: benefits and limitations

+Game changer big data?



  10:30  Coffee break
  11:00  Elevator pitches of IBCS Sponsors 2017

11:30  Parallel breakout sessions 1 and 2

(topics and moderators see below)

  12:30  Lunch break

13:30  Application key note



14:00  Parallel breakout sessions 3 and 4

(topics and moderators see below)

  15:00  Coffee break
  15:30  Summaries of breakout sessions
Jürgen Faisst, IBCS Association
  17:00  End of the conference
  17:05  Apéro



 Semantic notation of basic measures

Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

+Previous attempts

+Classify business measures (stock, volume, etc.)

+Need to identify specific business measures

+Proposals for the top ten business measures


2  Cookbook for the design of dashboards

Tobias Riedner, Wittenstein SE

+Business case and assumptions

+Practical proposal for the design process

+Reconciliation with the experience of the participants










PARTICIPANTS (as of April 13, 2017)

Viola Arens, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

Felix Becker, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, Ludwigsburg (DE)

Victoria Bondar, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)

Raphael Branger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Arno Cebulla, ORAYLIS GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)

Greg Davey, gdBI, Mile End (AU)

Axel Ehberger, Elexa-Controlling, Barcelona (ES)

Norbert Engelhardt, pmOne AG, Unterschleißheim (DE)

Jürgen Faisst, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)

Michael Föry, Föry Consulting AG, Basel (CH)

Holger Gerhards, gmc2 gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Michael Gill, Gill Consulting, Mainz (DE)

Benjamin Gnädig, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Ulm (DE)

Michael Gniffke, PwC AG (Switzerland), Zürich (CH)

Viktoria Gumenjuk, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Andreas Gutzeit, Windhoff Software Services GmbH, Gescher (DE)

Wolfgang Hackenberg, Steercom GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Tilman Hagen, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Rolf Hichert, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)

Beat Honegger, plus-IT AG, Winterthur (CH)

Meinert Jacobsen, Marancon GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Jörn Johenneken, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Stefan Kersten, b.telligent GmbH & Co. KG, München (DE)

Gunnar Knoch, Woodmark Consulting GmbH, Grasbrunn (DE)

Jörg Knuth, Ceteris AG, Berlin (DE)

Andrej Lapajne, iStudio d.o.o., Ljubljana (SI)

Severin Leuenberger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Nico Licht, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Oberösterreich, Steyr (AT)

Daniel Meier, ifb International AG, Zürich (CH)

Mladen Meter, Business Effectiveness Ltd., Zagreb (HR)

Mark Michel, msg systems ag, Ismaning (DE)

Andreas Mörtl, ProSiebenSat.1 Applications GmbH, Unterföhring (DE)

Imran Mohammed, firesys GmbH, Frankfurt/M. (DE)

Cornelia Neeser, key-SIS GmbH, Berlin (DE)

Renato Ocko, Kontroling Kognosko d.o.o., Zagreb (HR)

Esin Özkan, IBSS Consulting, Instanbul (TR)

Tobias Piecha, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Sergi Pizarro Prió, AMSEL Assessors S.L., Mataró (ES)

Alexander Pröm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Bernhard Puscha, scc EDV-Beratung AG, Wien (AT)

Grischa Rehmer, gmc2 gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Tobias Riedner, Wittenstein SE, Igersheim (DE)

Jens Ropers, Controller Akademie AG, Wörthsee (DE)

Mario Rosenfelder, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)

Lars Schubert, graphomate GmbH, Kiel (DE)

Arne-Kristian Schulz, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Tilo Sommerwerk, Ceteris AG, Berlin (DE)

Matthias Stede, Woodmark Consulting GmbH, Gransbrunn (DE)

Heinz Steiner, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)

Matthias Storck, Ceteris AG, Berlin (DE)

Xavier Subirats, AMSEL Assessors S.L., Mataró (ES)

Edyta Szarska, Controlling Partner, Warszawa (PL)

Thomas Terbuch, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)

Jevgeni, Vitsenko, BARC GmbH, Würzburg (DE)

Julian Vogelbacher, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Ulm (DE)

Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association, Kreuzlingen (CH)

Marc Weber, Convergys Management Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück (DE)

Jan Zeides, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)


The last IBCS® Annual Conferences took place on

Jun 3, 2016: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 19, 2015: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 24, 2014: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 17, 2013: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Sept 4, 2012: Here is the program as well as a protocol.





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