IBCS® Annual Conference 2016 in Warsaw

June 3, 2016

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw
Koscielna 12, 00-218 Warszawa, Poland

Program of IBCS® 2016

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association

08:30 Check-in and coffee

09:00 Welcome and opening

Karol SikoraICV Warsaw
Piotr BilinskiControlling Partner

09:15 Where do we stand today?

Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

09:45 From charts to insight and action

Creating business value with a problem-solving perspective
Dietmar Meyersiek, EXES GmbH

  • Too often, instruments of communication in reporting, controlling and planning focus on descriptive activities. Causal analyses, expanding the solution space, exploring creative solutions and predicting/visualizing consequences of actions are insufficiently employed. New information sources (“Big Data”) and advanced analytics offer opportunities for creating and communicating business value with a problem-solving perspective. The speech provides a powerful framework using business examples.


10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Elevator pitches of IBCS® Sponsors 2016

11:15 Parallel breakout sessions 1 and 2

12:15 Lunch break

13:30 The city of Graz report

A closer look with the magnifying glass
Dietmar Pascher, Controller Akademie

  • Challenges of putting IBCS into practice.
  • What worked, what did not work and why?
  • The way is the goal!

14:00 Parallel breakout sessions 3 and 4

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Summaries of breakout sessions

16:45 IBCS® outlook beyond 2016

Jürgen Faisst, IBCS Association

17:00 End of the conference


Topics of the parallel breakout sessions

Session 1: Title standards

Arne-Kristian Schulz, blueforte GmbH

Arne will make some suggestions and collect the ideas from the participants about the following topics:

  • How do we notate time periods, scenarios, and variances etc.?
  • How does this effect the “third row” of our present title standard?
  • Is there a need to standardize other title elements such as rankings, averages, etc.?

Download a draft of Arne’s presentation in preparation for the discussion.

Session 2: Scenarios and semantic axes

Jürgen Faisst, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH

Jürgen will discuss concrete changes in the definition and visualization of scenarios:

  • Semantic notation for character of scenarios (actual, planned)?
  • Semantic axes for variance charts only? (How to handle stacked columns and bars?)
  • No more labelling of scenarios on x-axes?

Download a draft of Jürgen’s presentation in preparation for the discussion.

Session 3: Stock and flow measures


Rolf will discuss concrete suggestions for the visualization of stock and flow measures:

  • Area and line charts for stock values and YTD values?
  • How to identify stock and flow values in horizontal and vertical axes?
  • Is there a conflict with the planned “value-volume” and “good-bad-neutral” notation?

Download a draft of Rolf’s presentation in preparation for the discussion.

Session 4: Dashboard topics

Raphael Branger, IT-Logix AG

Raphael will discuss some suggestions and collect the ideas from the participants about the following topics:

  • Should the IBCS Standards also cover interactive elements?
  • How do they interact with titles?
  • How to handle scaling in interactive systems? Consistent per application or per page?

Download a draft of Raphael’s presentation in preparation for the discussion.


Mohamed Abouyakob, JUGO vof, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
Steve Adams, Mazepoint Ltd, London (GB)
Alvaro Alcolea, Prensa Ibérica Management, S.L., Barcelona (ES)
Piotr Bilinski, Controlling Partner (PL)
Viktoria Bondar, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)
Raphael Branger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Peter Büschges, Partake Consulting GmbH, Meerbusch (DE)
Jürgen Faisst, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden
Holger Gerhards, gmc² gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)
Ralph Ginzinger, HighCoordination Schweiz GmbH, Kloten (CH)
Michael Gniffke, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zürich (CH)
Kristof Gramm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Tilman Hagen, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden (DE)
Rolf Hichert, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)
Ronny Hoffmann, PwC AG, München (DE)
Beat Honegger, plus-IT AG, Winterthur (CH)
Jörn Johenneken, Braincourt GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)
Gunnar Knoch, Woodmark Consulting AG, Grasbrunn (DE)
Jörg Knuth, Ceteris AG, Bremen (DE)
Marita Köpper, Sybit & Peers AG, Tägerwilen (CH)
Matthias Krämer, Freiburg (DE)


Andrej Lapajne, Zebra BI d.o.o., Ljubljana (SLO)
Ronald van Lent, JUGO vof, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
Severin Leuenberger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Timo Linde, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Daniel Meier, ifb International AG, Zürich (CH)
Dietmar Meyersiek, EXES GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)
Cornelia Neeser, key-SIS GmbH, Berlin (DE)
Christian Neumann, MarAnCon GmbH, Bonn (DE)
Renato Očko, Kontrolling Kognosko, Zagreb (HR)
Mehmet Pasali, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)
Dietmar Pascher, Controller Akademie, Graz (A)
Alexander Pröm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Arne-Kristian Schulz, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Michael Schwan, HighCoordination GmbH, Radolfzell (DE)
Karol Sikora, ICV, Warsaw (PL)
Tilo Sommerwerk, Ceteris AG, Bremen (D)
Heinz Steiner, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)
Stefan Utermark, HighCoordination GmbH, Radolfzell (DE)
Jevgeni Vitsenko, BARC GmbH, Würzburg (DE)
Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association, Kreuzlingen (CH)
Markus Wolff, chartisan GmbH, Potsdam (DE)