Expand Your Know-How
Sessions addressing the biggest challenges of FSS with innovative examples, which will inspire you to think out of the box.
20+ Speakers from SSC & GBS companies sharing their insights. Number of sponsored presentations is limited.
Great networking opportunities
Networking opportunities during and even after the conference. Catch up with your peers, but also build new connections.
Interactive discussions on topics that are valuable specifically for you. Choose which discussion you’d join.
George Connell, VP Strategy – Finance Operations, Royal Dutch Shell | PRESENTATIONS: Shared Operations – a key corporate asset
- External journey of global shared services strategy
- Why operating model is important and is personal to individual co’s
- Evolution from back office service provider to valued business partner
Balint HOFFER, Director, GL Accounting & Reporting. Viacom GBS, Hungary | PRESENTATION: Setting Your SSC for Success
- What the best shared services teams have in common?
- Consistently expand the function’s scope and scale
- Use ‘global process owners’ to standardize processes
Bruno Rodrigues, Head of Operations & Christian Sobotta, Head of Financial Shared Services, Siemens, Czech Republic| CO-PRESENTATION: We Hire for Social Skills More than Technical
- The hiring strategy within Siemens Financial Shared Services Center in Czech Republic
- The changes on the environment: What do we look at?
- What are the major challenges and how do we cope with these challenges and expectations
Vladislavs Sorokins, Process Improvement Manager, Solvay Business Services| CASE STUDY: How to Improve the Way We Work? SPIRIT program deployment in SBS
- Description and deployment of SPIRIT program
- Realization of goals, deployment, governance, achievements
- Project identification, selecting the right approach for project execution
It’s All about Fun & Networking
Leave your tie and heels at your hotel; it is time to have fun! Join us for our informal networking party in Dunajsky Pivovar. Meet your peers, continue discussions, and enjoy fine traditional specialties with local beer and beautiful view.
Explore the beauty of Bratislava
Experience a unique tourist ride and discover the oldest parts of the city from Presporacik-Oldtimer®. Find out more about our culture, legends and the coronation history cruising through the streets of the old town.
Swiss Re Site Tour
Pre-Conference Site Tour at Swiss Re Bratislava
We prepared for you a pre-conference site tour at the Swiss Re Bratislava offices on November 8th, from 14:00 till 16:30.
- Welcome speech by Nima Motazed, Head of Bratislava BSC
- Agile working floor walk
- Networking break and refreshments
- Finance at Swiss Re BSCs presentation by Matthias Grass, CFO Group Operations
Premium Speaker Panel & Advisers
Process Improvement Manager
Solvay Business Services, Latvia
Director, GL Accounting & Reporting
Viacom GBS, Hungary
Head of Operations CF R FSS
Siemens, Czech Republic
Head of Finance process
Head of Global Reporting & Analysis Operations
Spectacular Speaking, Poland
Head of Corporate, Performance Management
Activity Based Costing, Pipelife
Head of Financial Shared Services CF R FSS
Siemens, Czech Republic
Senior BPM & ACR Process Manager
HEINEKEN Global Shared Services, Poland
VP Strategy – Finance Operations
Royal Dutch Shell, United Kingdom
HR Director EMEA & GBS
GBS, Johnson Controls, Slovakia
Executive Coach&Corporate Trainer
Miklos Schmidt (TBC)
Europe Finance Shared Service Center Lead
General Manager, EMEA Regional
BT Global Services,
Head of SSC
Motivational & Leadership Speaker
Head Global Investment Reporting
Swiss Re, Slovakia
Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatisation
National Council of Slovakia, Slovakia
Swiss Re, Austria
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Our second annual of the Future of Financial Shared Services showed its potential and attracted more than 100 professionals from CEE region.
We had set up cooperation with various SSC such as Swiss Re, LafargeHolcim, ABB, Solvay BS, Cargill and many others what allowed us to open specific topics and to discuss potential solutions. We are more than happy to have received a great feedback on networking opportunities and an interactive format.
We believe that we will bring even more real-life examples and interesting business stories at the next sequel!
“Very well organized meeting with some great speakers and relevant presentations.
Networking opportunities were exceptionally great.”
-Denes Lang, Head of Vodafone Shared Services Budapest
“Good variation in the agenda. Great evening networking, including sightseeing.”
Janette Fjeldstad, Circle K
Best rated presentations…
Continuous Improvement Program – The Art of Creating Disruptions
Andrzej Kinastowski, Operations Delivery Strategist at Lufthansa GBS delivered an enjoyable case study on continuous improvement program. Not only that he received 4.84 points out of 5 🙂 and became the best rated speaker but his real-life examples showed directions which can be followed by various SSC’s professionals.
How to get started with Global Business Services?
Hannu Kasi, Global Business Services Implementation Lead at ABB shared a lot of his expertise and practical knowledge while taking an active part in various discussions. His presentation brought valuable insights into ABB organisation and showed a lot from the future trends.
Identify opportunities to improve partnership and value in existing SSC functions
Jamie Davies, Finance Shared Services Manager at Computacenter kept the audience engaged with his enthusiasm as a chairman. He also explored the opportunities of improvement in partnership and value in existing SSC functions during his presentation.
From Service Centers to Efficiency Innovation Centers
Mariusz Szalaj, Former Director & Board Member at AVON Global Shared Services revealed the SSC’s operational performance excellence as a “foundation” for a cost optimization program.