IBCS® Annual Conference

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


IBCS® Annual Conference 2017 in Barcelona

The latest IBCS® Annual Conference took place on June 2, 2017 at

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

 

IBCS® Annual Conference 2018

The next IBCS® Annual Conference will be held on June 8, 2018.  The location will be announced as soon as possible.

Program of IBCS® 2017

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association

08:30 Check-in and coffee

09:00 Welcome and opening

Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

09:15 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?

09:45 Impact of SUCCESS rules on improving human perception of business data

Johannes Freyer, blueforte GmbH

  • Presentation of a quantitative study (partly including eye-tracking) conducted in partnership with the Technical University of Munich

10:10 Discussion on the impact of standardization on human perception

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Elevator pitches of IBCS Sponsors 2017

11:30 Parallel breakout sessions 1 and 2

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 mediaFACTS - Analysis of television ratings at ProSiebenSat.1

Stefanie Fröhner-Goodwin, Andreas Mörtl, and Arne-Kristian Schulz

  • Characteristics of media data analysis
  • Need for notation standards
  • Before-and-after examples

14:00 Parallel breakout sessions 3 and 4

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Summaries of breakout sessions

16:45 IBCS® international activities

Jürgen Faisst, IBCS Association

17:00 End of the conference

Apéro

Topics of the parallel breakout sessions

Session 1: 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

Session 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

Session 3: How to develop a local IBCS® market (open discussion)

Moderator: Greg Davey, gdBI

  • Creating awareness for IBCS®
  • Marketing
  • Training and project work

Session 4: Lines, line charts, and area charts in IBCS®

Andrej Lapajne, Zebra BI

  • Existing examples and definitions
  • When should we use line charts?
  • How to apply SIMPLIFY and UNIFY to lines and areas?
  • Open discussion: Proposals to amend the IBCS® standard.

Participants

Alvaro Alcolea, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)
Viola Arens, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)
Felix Becker, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, Ludwigsburg (DE)
Erik Beekhuis, Post NL (NL)
Mathias Besser, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)
Victoria Bondar, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)
Raphael Branger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Peter Büschges,Partake Consulting GmbH, Meerbusch (DE)
Arno Cebulla, ORAYLIS GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)
Rick Clazie, GRID Dynamics Inc., Vancouver (CA)
Greg Davey, gdBI, Mile End (AU)
Jodie Davey, gdBI, Mile End (AU)
Jörg Decker, sipgate GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)
Axel Ehberger, Elexa-Controlling, Barcelona (ES)
Norbert Engelhardt, pmOne AG, Unterschleißheim (DE)
Thorsten Engels, Longview Europe GmbH, Langenfeld (DE)
Jürgen Faisst, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)
Fahrudin Fajic, ks quadrat GmbH, Köln (DE)
Armin Fehr, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen (DE)
Michael Föry, Föry Consulting AG, Basel (CH)
Johannes Freyer, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Michael Fritz, GRID Dynamics Inc., Vancouver (CA)
Stefanie Fröhner-Goodwin, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Unterföhring (DE)
Holger Gerhards, gmc2 gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)
Holger Gerths, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)
Simone Gerths, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)
Michael Gill, Gill Consulting, Mainz (DE)
Benjamin Gnädig, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Ulm (DE)
Kristof Gramm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)
Francisco Guixà, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)
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)
Ronny Hoffmann, PwC AG (Schweiz), Zürich (CH)
Harry Hol, DDC Group b.v., Rijen (NL)
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)
Tobias Landsdorfer, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen (DE)
Andrej Lapajne, iStudio d.o.o., Ljubljana (SI)
Severin Leuenberger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Participants

Nico Licht, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)
Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Oberösterreich, Steyr (AT)
José Martínez, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)
Marlene Mayer, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)
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)
James Noble, Mazepoint Ltd., London (UK)
Renato Ocko, Kontroling Kognosko d.o.o., Zagreb (HR)
Sina Orth, gmc² gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)
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)
Tobias Riedner, Wittenstein SE, Igersheim (DE)
Patrick Roeder, KI performance GmbH, Köln (DE)
Jens Ropers, Controller Akademie AG, Wörthsee (DE)
Mario Rosenfelder, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)
Kristian Rümmelin, avantum consult AG, Düsseldorf (DE)
Bojan Šćepanović, MCB, Belgrad (RS)
Guido Schild, Brand Pilots, Düsseldorf (DE)
Lars Schubert, graphomate GmbH, Kiel (DE)
Arne-Kristian Schulz, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Oscar J. Segura, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)
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)
Martin Streller, Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH, Allendorf (DE)
Xavier Subirats, AMSEL Assessors S.L., Mataró (ES)
Edyta Szarska, Controlling Partner, Warszawa (PL)
Thomas Terbuch, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)
Ronald van Lent, JUGO, ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
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)
Felix Winterling, SBB, Bern (CH)
Jan Zeides, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Volker Zeng, Rhenus South Europe, Barcelona (ES)
Melisa Zoronjic, Agfa HealthCare AG, Dübendorf (CH)