CREDIT MATTER VIII – O2C DNA

Presenters

Ádám Tóth

Ádám Tóth

O2C Site Operation Manager

Lexmark

Number of years in present job: 1,5
Number of years in profession: 1,5

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Presentation title
The cash as a product

Benefits of presentationIn this presentation I am going to compare the manufacturing challenges to cash collection where cash is the product

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Significantly reduced headcount with significant performance improvement

Any advice for your previous boss?Keep up the good work!

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Don’t judge too quickly

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A cave on top of a mountain

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Double-up my salary :)

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Big bang

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?It’s only luck, right?

Formal bio here

 

Jonathan Appleton

Jonathan Appleton

Managing Director

ABSL

Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 25

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentationTBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Today

Any advice for your previous boss?Nope

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Yes you can….

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Bali jail – just visiting…

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Resign

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Birth of my kids

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?You want to get a beer ?

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Balázs Ardai

Balázs Ardai

Commercial Director/ Interior Designer

Garzon Group/ Gmobili

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 14

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
After furnishing 220 needy kindergartens, seeing the smiles of the kids!

Any advice for your previous boss?Next time, coffee is on You!

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
You are doing it right just speed up!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Cuba

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Tax the rich, help the poor, get out of NATO, EU, be neutral like the Swiss.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Past: Talking to Jesus, Present: Spending 24h on the International Space Station, Future? what about lotto numbers :)

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?How did we got here ?

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Tom Bangemann

Tom Bangemann

Senior Vice President Business Transformation

The Hackett Group

Number of years in present job: 17
Number of years in profession: 27

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Presentation title
C2C in the Digital Age

Benefits of presentation
Overview and trends in C2C, GBS, Technology and Talent, plus an overview of The Hackett Institute

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Invited to meet the President of Estonia based on GBS work there.

Any advice for your previous boss?Use “empowerment” more.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Invest more into social skills earlier in life.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Siberia.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Start a “no-nonsense” campaign.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Listen to Stefan Zweig (Austrian writer) read from his works in 1910 Vienna.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Ask the leader of the Hanseatic League how a “European Community” can be re-invigorated and balanced to survive.

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Judit Bénard-Morva

Judit Bénard-Morva

Regional Credit Manager EMEA

Celanese

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 15

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentationTBC.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
I had many that I’m proud of, but I guess the achievements I’m the proudest of are people-related: when I could develop a successor or when I had no attrition in my team for 3 years.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Learn French, you’ll need it! :)

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Bird hospital

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Stop building football stadiums and channel the money to healthcare and childcare instead

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?I would like to see how and why the dinosaurs went extinct

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I don’t really have heros, but if I had the chance I would ask Neil Armstrong how it felt when he stepped on the Moon.

 

Márta Berzsenyi

Márta Berzsenyi

HR Manager

Avis Budget Group BSC

Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation title
Trends in the working environment Panel session

Benefits of presentationIs there a correlation between a ping pong table or chill out room and productivity.What are the most effective methods of delivering training and qualificationsCan we do more for people with limited mobility?Can we create a more flexible work environment for parents?What are the future trends for home office, hot desks, clean desks, offices for managers.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Decreased the attrition% from 40% to 21% and created sustain and stabile organisation

Any advice for your previous boss?Enhance the level of empowerment, innovation

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Travel, travel, travel and spend time abroad, collect valuable and diverse experience from multicultural environments

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Microsoft Campus in Redmond

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
I would invest a lot to Hungarian Healthcare to improve the service and retain experts, doctors in Hungary

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Resurrection of Jesus

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Bill Gates – What’s the key trigger of the success of Microsoft?

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Daniel Bertaska

Daniel Bertaska

Senior Solution Architect

  Serrala

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 21

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Presentation title
Investing in O2C Technology is essential Panel Session

Benefits of presentation
A lively debate by internationally respected technology experts who recognize and actively support investment in O2C technology and the direct positive impact on working capital.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Global implementation of Serrala’s cash application solution

Any advice for your previous boss?Consistency is key, always

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Treat others the way you would like to be treated

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Yosemite National Park in California

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Find more ways to prevent corruption

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?See the Egypt pyramids being built

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I would ask my hero to spread the good, always

Formal bio is coming soon..

 

Rajko Boom

Rajko Boom

Director Order Management EMEA

  Danfoss Power Solutions GmbH & Co OHG

Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 5

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Presentation title
Get the basics right!

Benefits of presentationCustomer Master Data is an absolutely critical factor in ensuring minimum invoice disputes and healthy cash collection.Rajko, with many years experience of operational O2C and is now leading the Master Data team in Danfoss is uniquely placed to see both sides of this complex picture.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Being honored by the Presidents Award of ACCEE in 2016

Any advice for your previous boss?Enjoy life and make it a wonderful time. Mission accomplished!

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Get a life!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Uzbekistan

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Promote being open minded and tolerance

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?The Netherlands becoming world champion in soccer

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?How do you see yourself, and what ambitions do you have?

Formal bio is coming soon..

 

Brad Compton

Brad Compton

Director

B2B Collection Service Ltd

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 21

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Presentation title
Third Party Collection is Essential

Benefits of presentationRepresentatives from 3 of the most respected agencies specializing in 3rd party collections come together to explain why. This session is your opportunity to understand why 3rd parties should be a cost effective, critical partner in your Cash Collection Cycle.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Transition of Monster EU to Prague Shared Service Center

Any advice for your previous boss?Invest in people

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Just be yourself

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Jordan

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Strict 30 day or less payment terms for government bodies.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?1995 rugby world cup

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Can we have another 10 minutes.

Formal bio soon

 

Stefania Gabriela Dinklage

Stefania Gabriela Dinklage

Senior Consultant

ACCEE

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 21

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What was your proudest work related achievement?
Conceiving the integration of Credit Management into OTC.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Never give up and if you have to give in make sure is less than the other.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A slum in Mumbai.

Gábor Gondos

Gábor Gondos

Head of Sell to Cash Europe

Diageo Business Services Hungary

Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation title
End to End Commercial Journey at Diageo Business Services

Benefits of presentation
Gabor will describe the 3 year transition for his team. Moving from a low visibility, back office function to becoming a respected business partner expanding the footprint significantly with new scopes and exciting challenges.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
The 3 year journey for my team to be a respected business partner & expanding the footprint significantly with new scopes as part of that.

Any advice for your previous boss?To continue being who you are in your new role & company

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
To be more radical in thinking about the possibilities.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
TBC

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?To understand which buttons I should not push in any case… :) Then to ensure a transparent distribution of the state fundings & investments.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Maybe the first meet with an intelligent life outside of our Earth (if any) – hope that would be good and positive for us…

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?What would you differently if any?

Sebastien Grand

Sebastien Grand

AR France & Belgium Team Leader

Computacenter

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation title
Employees as owners of their own professional and career development

Benefits of presentationA data-driven transparent process supporting long term career planning for people working in AR.Guiding people through a result oriented and skill-based program with a proven track record of decreasing attrition, increasing employee engagement and driving continuous self-improvement. Presented jointly by the two team leaders responsible for the Belgian, French, German, UK and US cash collection teams.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Signing my first contract after creating my company

Any advice for your previous boss?As I was my previous boss…keep being awesome :)

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Enjoy every single moment that will come ahead

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A township in Cape Town

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?a big party

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?the Big Bang

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?What was the driving force that made you who you are today?

Martin Haller

Martin Haller

CEO

PATRON-IT s.r.o.

Number of years in present job: 8
Number of years in profession: 15

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Everyday I wake up and see I am better than yesterday.

Any advice for your previous boss? I have never had a boss.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
When you will be older and hear about Bitcoin – mine!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
China district of Havana at night.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do? I would try to unite the people again.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be? Start and landing of Falcon Heavy.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them? How was your life?

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Daniel Harbal

Daniel Harbal

Sr. Credit Services Supervisor

Medtronic

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 9

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Presentation title
How Automation & AI is Changing the Genetics of Order to Cash

Benefits of presentation
role of IT in credit management

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Developing people

Any advice for your previous boss?Thanks!

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Enjoy! :)

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Flight simulator

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Read all the secret files :)

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?How life begun

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?it’s my mum – so just how are you?..

Formal bio soon…

 

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

CEO & Founder

ACCEE

Number of years in present job: 7
Number of years in profession: 35

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Presentation title
The DNA of O2C

Benefits of presentation
Exploring the essential characteristics of a successful O2C team. From CEO policy right through to the newest recruit. O2C is frequently undervalued and will become the most important part of every company as we enter recession.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
When the overdue % reduces month on month

Any advice for your previous boss?Don’t be afraid of surrounding yourself with strong and talented people.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Believe in yourself and trust your instincts.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A hostel on the Camino de Santiago – very spooky.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Ban all guns, violence and intolerance

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?19th Century Industrial Revolution

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I’d ask Bruce Springsteen how he kept belief in the early days before the big hits

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Ben Hartfield

Ben Hartfield

Senior Director - The Hackett Institute

The Hackett Institute

Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work-related achievement?
Launching and developing a series of professional qualifications for the Global Business Services sector.

Any advice for your previous boss?That was some journey!

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Always believe in your dreams.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
BADSHAHI MOSQUE & LAHORE FORT.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Address climate change.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Too many to choose from!

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?What is your secret to lifelong happiness?

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Žaneta Hlinková

Žaneta Hlinková

Accounting Manager, Cash Application EMEA & NA

Medtronic

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 4

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Presentation title
How Automation & AI is Changing the Genetics of Order to Cash

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Step out of my comfort zone, staying positive and open minded during time of change and taking additional responsibilities on my backs when other colleagues decided to gave it up. And of course, getting ACCEE award for all the great things we achieved within CashApp EMEA team during the last years after the Medtronic acquisition.

Any advice for your previous boss?Remember the time when you started your career and things what you didn’t like just don’t do to others now.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Enjoy your childhood and time spend with beloved ones. Nothing lasts forever!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Paradise island in Caribbean was true dream island

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Make sure I’m surrounded by the right people (real experts in particular environment), so we can create strong team and start to work.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?The Great Gatsby golden age.. just to enjoy time, people, style and parties

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?To share her story / tips for success and spending those 10 minutes in her presence.

Formal bio soon…

 

Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly

Retired Founder

Softcat

Number of years in present job: 25
Number of years in profession: 40

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Presentation title
Simple Winning. How great Credit Managementchanged my life.

Benefits of presentation
How to grow a company to over $2B easily.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Sunday Times Best Company to Work for.

Any advice for your previous boss?Resign

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Follow your passion.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Darien Jungle

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Ban single use plastic and make the UK the 51st State

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?England winning the World Cup….. again.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?What was it like putting the first foot on top of Everest… He said “Exhausting”

Formal Bio soon..

 

Andras Kohl

Andras Kohl

Accounts Receivable and Credit Manager

Celanese

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Establishing AR / OTC function in three different companies

Any advice for your previous boss?Focus more on current issues and opportunities and dont leave in the past

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Go out, explore the world and connect with people all the time

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Jordan – A fab mix of Eastern and Western culture

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Talk and talk and talk to people – Not to those only who have elected me

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Landing on the Moon!

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?How could you keep your drive and dedication for so so long??

Formal Biography coming soon..

Gabor Koros

Gabor Koros

Cash collection supervisor

Computacenter

Number of years in present job: 1,5
Number of years in profession: 5

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Presentation title
End to End Commercial Journey at Diageo Business Services

Benefits of presentation
In our joint presentation with Sebastien Grand, we will cover the philosophy behind Computacenter`s internal career-path system, Ascension.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Negotiating payment for 3-4 year old receivables over a course of 1.5 years with a large, dormant customer, collecting all the debt and reinstating the relationship paving the way for the mutually beneficial renewal of business relations between the two companies.

Any advice for your previous boss?Work hard, play hard! :)

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Learn languages asap!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
TBC

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Solidify my mandate by catching up with the key people involved in the power structure

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?I would love to see the day when all the AR is collected that is due in a month :)

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I would just say thank you for having a massive positive influence on my life.

Formal Biography here

Rahul Malhotra

Rahul Malhotra

Head Of Service Delivery

    Avis Budget Group

Number of years in present job: 7
Number of years in profession: 17

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Winning Best Collections team award of 2017 at the ACCEE event and Best SSC in CEE award at SSC Gala in 2018

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Have fun and laugh!

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Prince Edward Island in Canada (Natural wonders of the world)

Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan

Business Growth & Partner Director

Rimilia Holdings Limited

Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 30

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Presentation title
Investing in O2C Technology is essential

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Obtaining Centre of Excellence Status from Chartered Institute of Credit Management

Any advice for your previous boss?Trust me I am a Credit Manager

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Go for your dreams and don’t let any one stop you

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Vatican

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Healthcare for all

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?England winning the 1966 World Cup

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?What was your driving force to success

Formal Biography here

Martin Musil

Martin Musil

Managing Director

    Intrum Slovakia s.r.o.

Number of years in present job: 4
Number of years in profession: 21

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Presentation title
Reading the signs

Benefits of presentation
Martin is uniquely placed to identify the payment trends across Europe. He will demonstrate the recession indicators and what regulatory changes are happening in the V4 countries.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Showing people that collection could be fair & respectful.

Any advice for your previous boss?Don´t fight with employees, motivate and engage them.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
None, everyone has to live their own lives.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Delta of the Volga River

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?I don’t know, being a politician never attracted me.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?I’d like to see dinosaurs.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I spending more than 10 minutes with my heroes every day.

Formal Biography here

Prof. Patrick O. Connelly

Prof. Patrick O. Connelly

Board Director Academic Services

ACCEE

Number of years in present job: 4
Number of years in profession: 45

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentation
TBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Enabling the development of a global team

Any advice for your previous boss?Watch your back

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Learn, listen, think….repeat

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Chiang Rai, Thailand

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Learn, listen, think… repeat more often

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?The signing of a universal, perpetual trading agreement

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?How did you optimize your scope-sighting process?

 

Laszlo Rab

Laszlo Rab

Order-to-cash Delivery Leader

Cognizant

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 14

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Presentation title
Collection floor: library no more!

Benefits of presentationMy presentation will showcase a transformation that we have implemented in the collections and dispute management shop of Acelity/KCI.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Always the success and progression of my people is the biggest reward for a leader who aims to develop its staff.

Any advice for your previous boss?Strategy and vision – quintessential for driving improvement

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Explore and learn, always, everywhere

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A sall cave in Hungary, the cave passings were sometimes 50 cm wide, I am not sure how I actually got thru..

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Build a vision for my country

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Black Monday, October 19, 1987 – the crash of stock markets – to see and experience how it actually happened and spread across the world

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I have lots of “everyday heroes”, not just one person

 

Kristína Sabáková

Kristína Sabáková

HR Marketing & Branding Lead

Dixons Carphone

Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 13

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Presentation titleTBC

Benefits of presentationTBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
When I started the position in Employer Branding, where I had no formal experience before.

Any advice for your previous boss?No. I have always had great bosses.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Spend more time with your sister, she is awesome.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Submarine shield.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?I would hire a great support team

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?I’d love to witness some scientific breakthrough. Being there with Alexander Fleming by discovering penicillin!

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I’d love to have a talk with Madeleine Albright. I’d ask her what is the source of her courage.

Formal biography is here.

 

Claudia Schott

Claudia Schott

Assoc. Dir. FP & A Cash Flow MEU

Mondelez International

Number of years in present job: 6
Number of years in profession: 20

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Presentation titleCreating moments of joy in a global snacks powerhouse

Benefits of presentationThis fascinating story reveals how historically there was little specific focus on Working Capital until there was a need to fund future investments.Claudia will be your guide through the Mondelez Europe Working Capital Journey – how it embraced a seismic change throughout the organization, improving cash flow and reducing costs by linking talent and technology.There are essential lessons for us all to learn as we brace ourselves for the next recession and rising costs of borrowing.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
To be invited to this conference.

Any advice for your previous boss?Don’t worry too much about what other’s think about you, just be yourself and your success will just continue.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Even if sometimes adults will tell you to, never stop asking questions.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
A village in a very remote rural zone of Myanmar, where people live genuinely happy – they don’t know anything about television, cell phones, fotocameras…

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?Create a task force to go after tax offenders and then re-invest in my country’s infrastructure.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?I would love to spend a day with extinct animals, specifically dinosaurs (kind of as scrat in “Ice Age”).

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Not really a single hero, but I always admire people, especially artists, that just follow an idea and make their passion a profession. Questions would be: How did you find the courage to make a living out of your passion, that is not obviously something sellable? Were there many occasions in which you doubted about yourself and were about to drop the ball? And if yes, how did you overcome them?

Formal biography

 

Dean R. Unrue

Dean R. Unrue

Senior Consultant

ACCEE

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 17

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Presentation title
TBC

Benefits of presentationTBC

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Standing up the China Shared Service Center at same time improving working capital metrics and process standardization in environment with no labor arbitrage.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Get your CPA regardless of future advice, go directly into Finance.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Hyderabad India, seeing Camel, Water Buffalo etc.. on same street with small 3 wheel Taxis, carts and expensive automobiles.

 

Vladimir Vachel

Vladimir Vachel

Managing Director

EOS KSI Česká Republika

Number of years in present job: 12
Number of years in profession: 16

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Presentation title
Third Party Collection is essential

Benefits of presentationRepresentatives from 3 of the most respected agencies specializing in 3rd party collections come together to explain why.This session is your opportunity to understand why 3rd parties should be a cost effective ,critical partner in your Cash Collection Cycle.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
I’m proud on the team I put together, on the friendly working environment we have

Any advice for your previous boss?Be an example worth to follow

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Just try it

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Canibal’s kitchen at Vanuatu

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
I would open all windows at Prague castle to get fresh air inside

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?The discovery of a new civilization in space

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?I would ask about mile stones of his life, key decisions of he had to make and reasons or values that helped him to decide.

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Vladimir Vano

Vladimir Vano

Group Economist

CentralNic Group PLC

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 20

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We are in (trade) war?Who wins? Who loses?Who will be casualty?

Benefits of presentationGlobal Economy has turned into rough place this year. How to pick the most important trends and developments which matter to credit industry?

What was your proudest work related achievement?
The most frequently quoted Slovak economist 2008, 2009, 2010 (three years in a row).

Any advice for your previous boss?Strategic thinking is not simple.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
None.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Zwettl Abbey

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Double teacher’s salaries.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?None. Not a voayeur.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Why shaken, not stirred?

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Pavel Vích

Pavel Vích

Country manager Czech Republic and Hungary

Atradius Collections B.V.

Number of years in present job: 10
Number of years in profession: 16

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Presentation title
Third Party Collection is Essential

Benefits of presentationSharing experiences from 3rd party B2B debt collections

What was your proudest work related achievement?
It is always positive feedback from our clients which makes proud and gives me reason to do my job.

Any advice for your previous boss?Stay as you are.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Take it is easy.

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Baby delivery room.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
That is never going to happen. Me, being a politician, with all respect to politicians. Ha ha ha.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Witness Credit Matters events which I haven´t joined.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?Is there anything in your life what would you do in a different way and what is it?

 

Eefje Van Craen

Eefje Van Craen

Head of Risk Solutions CEE

Bureau Van Dijk 

Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 8

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Benefits of presentation
TBD.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
TBD.

Any advice for your previous boss?‘You should not have said that’ I’m joking, he did an excellent job. I was very happy to have had the opportunity to work with him and learned a lot by doing so.

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Explore, enjoy and don’t worry about a thing. Oh and by the way, Mum and Dad are indeed always right…

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
The deserted island of Spinalonga, former leper colony. Gave me goosebumps.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
I would probably never make it since I’m not ‘political’ enough. But I’d start by admitting that global warming is ‘a thing’ and that we should act on it.

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?
Past: Queen@Wembley 1986. Present (near future): Federer vs Djokovic, Wimbledon 2020 (7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 13-12) .Future: next Euromillions numbers would be nice :) 

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?
‘Will you please stop doing drugs, Jim Morrison?’ I would use my other 9 minutes to sit by the fireplace on Christmas eve with my late grandmother and just quietly enjoy a drink and some pie.

 

 

Pavel Šimák

Pavel Šimák

Human Capital Advisory Lead

Deloitte.

Number of years in present job: 4
Number of years in profession: 17

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Presentation title
Organization becoming irresistible

Benefits of presentationPanel Discussion, focused on what makes organization irresistible

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Making everything possible happen (technology arrangements, shift arrangements, etc.) to allow two disabled candidates to my call centre (I managed many, many years ago) get the job. They became top performers in few months, btw.

Any advice for your previous boss?No, he knows everything:-)

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Enjoy the 5th year :-)

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Desert in Syria and Bumper Bar in Prague.

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Check if I will have any free time anymore!

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?years 1946, 1947 and 1948 in the Czechoslovakia.

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?To all moms of our kids: how can you manage 24×7 service, constantly bending and on stand by, for so long, getting no pay for this, but happy and smiling:-)

 

Imre Zsoldos

Imre Zsoldos

Finance Director & Executive Coach

Celanese Hungary Kft.

Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 16

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Presentation title
Organisational Intelligence – When only IQ and EQ only are not enough

Benefits of presentationLet us conclude together what makes a person and company successful and learn how we transformed transactional finance department to a value creating Working Capital Function which delivered suprisingly good result.

What was your proudest work related achievement?
Experienced how important people development is and built numerous personal and organisational development program which helped people to discover their strenghts and potential, develop them to become someone who they always wanted to be, but never dared to believe in.

Any advice for your previous boss?Believe in me more….

What advice would you give the ‘5-year-old you’?
Listen to your Daddy. Spend more time to digest his words and advises

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Swamp in the gulf of Mexico

If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
Ask experts and residents where they would like to get to in 4 years

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?Birth of my grandchildren

If you could spend ten minutes with your ‘hero’ alive or dead what would you ask them?If I could meet with Arnold, I would ask him, what do I need to do to become so inspirational as him. Would learn about how I could motivate so many people as he did.

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