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09:00-09:45 Registration and Coffee
09:45-10:00 Welcome and introduction, Cedric Mulier – Business Analytics Leader IBM
10:00-10:30 Shaping the future, Jerome Lefebvre, Financial Performance Management Leader IBM Europe -TBC
10:30-11:15 Create an Analytics Culture: Deliver stronger business insights. Opening key note with Veerle De Wit - CFO IBM BeLux
11:15-11:30 Room change
11:30-12:15 Breakout sessions
New Features of IBM Cognos Controller (what´s new), Maximilien de Chestret - Product Manager IBM Hands-on session – New
Innovations in Narrative
Reporting and
Disclosure Management, Peter Tegenbosch, Solution Specialist, IBM Financial Performance Management
Round table hosted by Veerle De Wit, CFO IBM Benelux
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Breakout sessions
IFRS Consolidated Cash-Flow inside IBM Cognos Controller, Ahmed Draïdi – CFO Advisor KPMG Closed Loop Performance Management at Sita Remediation – Guy Roefs - Finance & Administration Manager1
Toon Puissant, Consulting Director element61

Future Ready: Mastering Business Forecasting, Steve Morlidge – Satori Partners
14:15-14:30 Room change
14:30-15:15 Breakout sessions
Cognos Controller Command Center – how to get the consolidation process under control, Maximilien de Chestret – Product Manager IBM Volkswagen Group Services - Rolling Forecasting and budgeting with TM1, Guy Van Den Broecke – Head of Controlling

Implementing Financial Performance Management at Mensura, Stefan Nouters – Group Controller Mensura

15:15-15:30 Room change
15:30-16:15 Closing key note – Beyond Performance Management, Steve Morlidge – Satori Partners
16:15-16:30 Summary and closing
16:30-17:30 Network drinks


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Camilla Levinsen, +31 6 1104 1542

Location: Lamot, Mechelen
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013
Time: 09:30-17:00

Using Analytics to Transform Financial Volatility Into New Opportunities

IBM Finance Forum 2013. Smarter Analytics. Smarter Outcomes. IBM. Play.

Dynamic forecasting for a volatile environment

Forecasting software to save you time, increase confidence and control

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In this case, Sita Remediation will testify how they realized closed loop Performance Management through the use of IBM Cognos and data warehousing. Sita Remediation built out in small iterative project steps, financial Actuals reporting, Planning & Budgeting and Operational Performance KPIs for Sales and Production, enabling 360 degree "Business Insight” in the company's performance.

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Financial Performance Management is more than the implementation of a tool. This session will show how the right combination of systems, processes, and people are required to achieve the desired results. The case of Mensura is a typical example of the many issues and challenges any company faces in the area of Financial Performance Management.

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The internal financing company of the Volkswagen group uses IBM Cognos TM1 for their Rolling Forecast and budget process. Guy Van Den Broecke - Head of Controlling will explain how they do this.