Welcome to Credit Matters X Celebrate excellence

Welcome to Credit Matters X, Celebrate Excellence
Revealing the real secrets of success in today’s challenging economic environment.
Right now,Credit/ O2C has to be the most important and high profile department in every company.

The Credit Matters X conference provides the only platform for Credit management (O2C, I2C, C2C, Q2C)

WHY ATTEND ?

Knowing how to manage the fast pace of unprecedented global developments impacting your cashflow is the number one challenge for SSC’s and CFO’s
How will the next two years look from a Credit / O2C perspective?
Discover what is Excellence and how to achieve it
Expert advice on Working Capital Management
Case studies –successful implementation , RoI and learnings
Success stories on upskilling talent
Focus on digital transformations
Economic reviews from around the world
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Climate change and diversity,
Leading Service Providers Expo
Prestigious Industry Awards, Gala dinner & unforgettable entertainment
Networking with industry experts, colleagues, speakers and techies

An Experience Like None Other! WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

CFO’s & Directors
Process Owners
Managers and Team Leaders of: Credit, AR, Collections, Cash, Risk & Cash App.
IT, RPA & AI
Project Management
Learning & Development
SSC’s, GBS, BPO

PRESENTERS

Mark Harrison

CEO & Founder
Callisto Grand
Number of years in present job: 10
Number of years in profession: 35

CREDIT MATTERS X
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Presentation Title

Description of presentation
Exploring the reasons for resistance to change.
Why are companies and individuals reluctant to invest in the future even though all research proves the value.

Proudest work achievement
So many but the main one is mentoring others and seeing how they progress over the years.

Personal vision for the next 5 years
To continue working through the bucket list.

Professional vision for the next 5 years
To continue to raise the profile of Credit Management so that every company appreciates the value of our contribution to business growth.

Definition of success
Seeing hard work pay off with positive results

Great Leader
Bruce Springsteen

3 main qualities of the leader named
Pushing his own personal limits as far as possible
Hard work and dedication Following his heart and instincts

What would you ask them?
What do you feel walking on stage in front of 50,000 fans

4 people who you would invite to a dinner party
Bruce Springsteen
Nelson Mandela
Vaclav Havel
Arsene Wenger

Social Media links
LinkediN

 

Biography

has been involved in Credit Management for 35 years and is consistently focussed on raising the profile of the Order to Cash stream.
His career experience spans a range of industries across EMEA and includes the transition and development of successful Order to Cash functions in the Shared Services sector in Central Europe.
Being a firm believer in the Shared Services concept and its potential, Mark is a regular presenter at events across Europe sharing his first hand operational experience, inspiration,passion and enthusiasm.
Mark is the founder of Callisto Grand, holds an BA (Honours) degree in Credit Management from the University of West London, is a Fellow of the UK CICM and is Catalyst level in Lean / Six Sigma
methodology.
Callisto Grand is committed to training and education and has delivered innovative consultancy, E-Learning, workshops and qualifications to more than 2000 O2C professionals across the CEE region in 6 different languages with a +93% approval rating.
Callisto Grand has recently introduces a simple but highly effective Comparative Performance Measure for benchmarking and added AI and BI to the very popular Telephone Collections WorkshopsCallisto Grand

Tom Bangemann

Senior Vice President Business Transformation
The Hackett Group
Number of years in present job: 18
Number of years in profession: 26 

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Presentation Title

Description of presentation

Proudest work achievement

Personal vision for the next 5 years
Contribute to client journeys, but also sharing experience with young people .

Professional vision for the next 5 years
Find additional board positions to have platform to contribute

Definition of success
Kerp healthy, see kids grow, keep many friends, travel

Great Leader
CGE Mannerheim

3 main qualities of the leader named
Vision, Humbleness, hard work

What would you ask them?
Where did these values come from ?

4 people who you would invite to a dinner party
Merkel
Harari
Mörkö ( finnish icehockey player )

Social Media links
LinkediN

 

Biography

Shaun Wessels

Accounts Receivable Executive
https://www.avi.co.za/
Number of years in present job: 12
Number of years in profession: 26

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Presentation Title
Credit in a VUCA Africa – Opportunity or Doom

Description of presentation
Looking at the Macro challenges when Granting Credit in Africa and Opportunities this may present

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Developing young talent and to challenge critical thinking

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To be the change I want to see in the world

Professional vision for the next 5 years
To position South Africa and Africa as a Thought-Leader in the field of Credit

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Improve to the point where you are content

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Nelson Mandela

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
The selfless pursuit of a dream. The humility to not take credit when it’s achieved. The ability to inspire other in the pursuit of the dream.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Was it worth all the sacrifices that were made

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Nelson Mandela, Elon Musk, Simon Sinek and Sade (for personal reasons)

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Learn quick, Fail Fast, Recover quick

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-wessels-55562420

 

Biography

Žaneta Hlinková

Accounting Manager
http://www.medtronic.com
Number of years in present job: 3
Number of years in profession: 14

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Presentation Title
Engagement during Transformation & Transition

Description of presentation
Discover our Finance Transformation journey where we will cover major ups and downs from BPO transition phase through retained organization creation to upskilling people while driving company global vision.

What is your proudest work related achievement?
I’m proud to myself when looking back on my career and realize that I was able to adapt to any change and at the same time keep ongoing motivation and positive mindset.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To start family life:)

Professional vision for the next 5 years
I would like to be seen as Supporting Leader who inspires others, creates Engaging environment with boldness Attitude while keeping own inner Drive for results.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Improve to the point where you are content

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Currently my boss or any leader with proven engaging approach

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Great leaders are proactively involving others, giving trust and are honest no matter what’s going on.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
I meet my boss on regular basis, so no pending question.

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Family members who aren’t any longer with us, so I can see and talk to them again and share everything what’s going on from the moment when they passed away until nowadays. That would be awesome dinner party.

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Only sky is a limit!

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Anna Ramenda

Cash Collection & Allocation Team Manager
http://www.hitachivantara.com
Number of years in present job: 3,5
Number of years in profession: 12

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Presentation Title
Month End Close – let’s make it swift or Why does closing take so long?

Description of presentation
Quick introduction of month end activities, most challenging hurdles and their causes, wait time, dependencies and possible solutions. All with the attitude that most of month end close pain can be significantly reduced

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Moving from Junior Customer Service Clerk position to Management role

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Follow my passions of traveling and creating moss pictures and to keep all of my friendships and develop some new

Professional vision for the next 5 years
Develop as a people manager and improve credit analysis skills

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
To see the people in my team to grow

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Simon Sinek

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Honesty, clear messaging and drive to achieve goal

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How do you set up priorities for improvement?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Four close friends

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
That we need to care about each other

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-ramenda-4545772/

 

Biography

Dan French

Founder & CEO
www.consider.biz
Number of years in present job: 20
Number of years in profession: 30

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Presentation Title
Exploring the Dunning Kruger Effect – Driving Better, Faster Results

Description of presentation
Judgements, decisions and plans we make in business suffer from a range of cognitive biases that result in us being less successful in driving progress and change than we expect. Its not a question of intelligence. It is a basic human condition, for everyone from Einstein to Forrest Gump. The Dunning Kruger effect is one key cognitive bias and we will be discussing how it affects business decisions we make and are affected by, how to understand and mitigate its effects and drive greater personal and collective success as a result.

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Creating a company of hard working, customer centric, business outcome focused individuals, a company that makes a difference.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To be happy and fulfilled, personally, musically and professionally among friends, with plenty of travel to interesting and beautiful places!

Professional vision for the next 5 years
To extend “Pareto Principle” business outcomes for major businesses and to increase awareness and develop effective responses to cognitive biases that diminish progress and business outcomes for executives and professionals

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
A happy, inspired, fulfilled, expert team delivering outstanding customer value

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Jacinda Ardern

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Empathy, Resolve, Intelligence

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Who do you admire as a great leader and role model?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Robin Williams, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Tamerlane

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Don’t take anything or anyone for granted!

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfrench/

Biography

Gábor Mészáros

Service Line Head, Customer Invoice to Cash
https://www.sanofi.com/
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 15

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Presentation Title
“A must-know career in Credit”

Description of presentation
“Catching the bug, passion in business, this only happens in Credit. Gábor is a member of this elite group that caught the credit bug and is here to share the joy and excitement of his career so far”

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Someone told me: “Gábor, you are the best manager I have ever worked with. Actually, you are the very first manager I have ever worked with (big laugh), but still you’re the best, thank you for everything.”

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Make it to the weekends! :)

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
A successful leader in our growing Sanofi Business Services Budapest Center who gives its best to support the transition journey: build and engage teams, complete job migrations, stabilise operations, enhance services, please stakeholders, and have fun.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Find and enjoy what I am good at, support others to find the same.

Name one person you consider a great leader?
I consider my father a great one. He is retired now, was managing a group of car mechanics in my hometown, Kecskemét, Hungary.

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Integrity, passion, care for others.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Fortunately, I meet him often. What I never asked from him, but now I will: where did you get and how did you maintain all this passion along the way.

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Bill Murray, American actor
Mick Jagger, English singer of Rolling Stones
Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director
Elliott Erwitt, French-American photographer

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Extended home office works. Work quality has not dropped, but even improved in some cases. My trust in our teams further increased. Management has to transform: enough to do less supervision, but need to give more inspiration and to be more empathic.

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabor-meszaros-a4b9085a/

 

Biography

Laszlo Rab

Associate Director, Revenue Operations
http://novocure.com 
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 21

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Presentation Title
Power of the Network

Description of presentation
Panel session focusing on the Callisto Grand network and how it plays an important role in company and individual development.

What is your proudest work related achievement?
my team`s performance with minimal attrition

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Be a recognized expert in my field both inside my organization and outside in my network

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Support the growth of our company through excellent revenue operations work

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Outstanding performance, achievements, development, teamwork, growth, strong and active network

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Steven Gerrard /former Liverpool FC captain

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
leader on the field, leader outside the field, coaching his team

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
what would you do differently?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
David Cameron (former UK premier), Greta Thunberg, Steven Gerrard, Jeff Immelt (former GE CEO)

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
never sit back, always stay alert for changes. never assume things are turning good automatically. you must act up.

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/laszlo-rab/

Biography

Paolo Di Stefano

AR Senior Credit Manager
http://www.lego.com
Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 10+

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Presentation Title
Navigating through turbulance – the story of the past 2 years

Description of presentation
TBC

What is your proudest work related achievement?
I am proud when I can maximize our sales with zero losses. I am proud when I see my Team fighting for possible new solutions. I am proud when I see my Team members professionally growing.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To be curious, and brave enough to capture market changes as soon as they happen… possibly before they happen

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
In 5 years time, I expect the profession to be much more different than it was last 10-15 years..New technologies will play an important role, we’ll possibly get rid of most of the transactional part, big changes ahead of us.. good ones :-)

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
When your actions are consistent with your purpose

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Mission impossible, they’re too many

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Vision, inclusion, integrity

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
What was their turning point ?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
politician + entrepreneur + biologist + comedian

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Stay ready to change

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolo-di-stefano-523a862/

 

Biography

Fabio Santoro

Account Manager
https://www.order2cash.com/
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 14

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Presentation Title
TBC

Description of presentation
TBC

What is your proudest work related achievement?
I’m proud of being able to be successful in my roles and perform at the highest level in 3 different industries in 3 different countries.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
On a personal level, in the next 5 years, I’m aiming to become part of the Roger Federer foundation and give my contribution on helping to improve the school system in the Region of southern Africa.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
I work for a company which is evolving and growing rapidly (with all its challenges) and in 5 years from now I would like to look back and be proud of thinking that I’ve been part of that growth.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Failure, resilience, motivation, discipline, risk

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Roger Federer

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
He inspired 2 generations by 1. Playing at the highest levels for over 20 years 2. Appreciating people who support him 3. Being able to adapt his work to the new tennis player generations

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
At an after match press conference a 6 or 7 yo kid asked him: You will never retire right, Roger? What I would ask him is: what is your plan, outside the court, to keep people passionate about this beautiful sport?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My dad, Elon Musk, Roger Federer, Warren Buffet

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
The pandemic really forced me to spend time being alone and to learn how to have fun alone. I’ve learnt a lot about myself and I’ve used that time to study and focus on my goals.

Social Media links
http://www.linkedin.com/in/fabio-santoro-704b94111

Biography

Maja Bejatovic

Senior Lead EMEA, Accounts Receivable and Credit
https://www.celanese.com/
Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 9

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Presentation Title
Diversity panel

Description of presentation
Main topics will be about:
– refugees (eg. changing spare office space into “housing” for them, providing them with jobs)
– disabled people (eg. do SSCs work with them? what is the best practice?)
– blind people (eg. do SSCs work with them? what is the best practice?)
– maternity leave/paternity leave
– other CSR activities connecting with Diversity

What is your proudest work related achievement?
When I saw two of my team members who had exceptional performance get well deserved promotion.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To keep on learning, traveling and enjoying life.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To excel in my current role and expend my responsibilities within Accounts Receivable and Credit area.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Being content with who you are and where you are in life.

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Service Delivery Manager in the company I previously worked for, Angelica Bontea.

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Clear guidance, positive attitude and empowerment.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How did they do it?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My husband :)

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
There is time for everything, it just needs to be planned carefully and you can do the impossible.

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maja-bejatovic-12501812/

 

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Alexis van Audenhove

Vice President Sales EMEA
https://www.serrala.com/
Number of years in present job: 1 + 7
Number of years in profession: 10

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Presentation Title
Tech Showdown

Description of presentation
Tech Showdown panel discussion

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Being part of Serrala during it’s impressive past growth and participate in shaping a solid EMEA region

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
We need to challenge everyting and everyone in order to re-invent ourselves. This will ensure defining the right baseline to build on and grow.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
We need to challenge everyting and everyone in order to re-invent ourselves. This will ensure defining the right baseline to build on and grow.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Growth

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Louis Armstrong

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Innovator, Influencer and likes to have fun

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Would you accept to have a drink together ?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Louis Armstrong, Christine Lagarde, Galileo and Marie Curie

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
How resiliant and agile the world is

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisvanaudenhove/

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Benedek Hegyi

Global eBusiness Operations Leader (B2B/EDI)
http://www.cytiva.com
Number of years in present job: 8
Number of years in profession: 15

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Presentation Title
To be defined

Description of presentation
To be defined

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Successfully project managed the transfer of ~100 interfaces related to customers 3 times in the past years due to infrastructure changes while having no adverse impact to customers. Used these opportunities to further strengthen our abilities and to build foundations to onboard customers to electronic integrated solutions.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Maintaining the current path and being prepared for the ever changing and challenging world.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
The world is changing quickly. Digital transformations sped up even further in the past 2 years because of Covid; skipping a decade of development in expectations B2B, B2G and B2C space as well. I believe companies that are not present online, not able to offer paperless, digital and some level of automated solutions will not be able to operate on the market. In the next 5 years sending invoices to customers will be also heavily interlinked with digitally received orders, tax return papers, general ledger reports, and other financial transactions. Creating a spider web of digital data enabling a “glass door” for tax offices within a country. This will bring new adventures to IT, business and finance professionals. I need to ensure I am prepared for this professionally too.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Adding value to the world with whatever I do.

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Victor Orban

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
People follow, charismatic, good spokesman

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How do you deal with so many personal and political attacks every day?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My wife, my two beautiful children and my dog.

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Think ahead; never take the current granted.

Social Media links
http://www.linkedin.com/in/benedek-hegyi-eBusiness

 

Biography

Raymond van der Loos

CEO
https://atradiuscollections.com/
Number of years in present job: 15
Number of years in profession: 27

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Presentation Title
Digitization in OTC

Description of presentation
How digitization is changing the order to cash environment

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Improving through a worldwide teams the overall service delivery to our customers and being recognized by our customers with 8 satisfaction score

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
That as people living on one globe recognize and respect our differences and find a way together to make it a more sustainable, peaceful and happier place to life in.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Our mission if to help our customers to grow and trade around the world and strengthen them in their credit management so they do not need us anymore in the debt collection area.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Delighted customers through the support of our happy team members

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Elon Musj

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Dares to challenges the status quo of existing industry dinosaurs with new innovative solutions. Highly passionate what he brings to the world. He Is vulnerable o admit he makes mistakes to learn and get better

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How can I join him on one of his rockets to the moon :-)

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My lovely wife Irene, my best friend Pieter Bas and my daughters

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Balance work and personal liefe and enjoy the beauties of life when you can

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymond-van-der-loos-9ba0187/

Biography

Klara Boor

Managing Director
http://www.klassacademy.com
Number of years in present job: 1,5
Number of years in profession: 25

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Presentation Title
Transition from being a cost centre to business partnership

Description of presentation
Discussing the mindset enabling credit departments to become partners of the business. Ways credit departments could contribute to profitable growth of companies.

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Recruited and trained 300+ talents, several of them grew into top positions

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
I can relax

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Accelerate learning and skill enhancement working for OTC- and enjoying life.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Feeling the pleasure of creating value. Keep growing.

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Ragnar Lodbrock a legendary Viking hero.

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Vision, courage, intelligence

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How did you encourage your folks to get out of their comfort zone?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Safra Catz ( CEO Oracle), Angela Merkel ( Chancellor of Germany), Eric Kandel ( Neuroscientist), Jack Ma Yun (founder Alibaba).

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
The good side of any trouble that it triggers out of box thinking and forces innovations.

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/klaraboor-digital2020/

 

Biography

Milan Benes

BSO AR & AP Director
http://www.lego.com
Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 17

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Presentation Title
Triumph through adversity

Description of presentation
Leadership stories from Covid times helping to support a growth of company despite the difficult circumstances

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Stabilization of current SSC center and preparation for future growth

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Upskilling my leadership style

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Bringing employees to 4.0. Industry

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Having great people and perfect place to work

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Steve Jobs

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Visions, choosing right people, being not afraid of changes

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How to do a better marketing

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Simon Sinek, Ičiró Kišimi, Elon Musk, Bill Gates

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Working SMART not HARD

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milan-bene%C5%A1-41a508115/

Biography

Martin Kafka

Manager
https://www.npi.cz/
Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 2

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Presentation Title
The spirit of rugby in business

Description of presentation
The spirit of rugby in business

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Beating Overmach Parma, a top level italian club in the Rugby European Chalange Cup.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Being a good husband and father.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Working in the methodological area.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Being useful for the society.

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Christian Gajan

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Honesty, Respect, Confidence

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
I have the good luck to have known him for 18 years, so I have had a lot of oportunities to consult with him.

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My wife, my son, my sisters.

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
The birth of my son.

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Brad Compton

Credit Control Manager EMEA
https://www.resideo.com/
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 22

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Presentation Title
Panelist

Description of presentation
Panelist

What is your proudest work related achievement?
The many team transformations we have done at several companies

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Turn Resideo Credit Control into best in class

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Potentially expand my role here

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Happy productive team, happy business, great results

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Nelson Mandela

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
• Integrity
• Communication with empathy
• Ability to guide & influence

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Would he do it the same again?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My parents & grand parents

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Home office works

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-compton/

Biography

Athanasia Koliri

Credit Controller
https://gr.timacagro.com/
Number of years in present job: 2
Number of years in profession: 8

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Presentation Title
Callisto Grand Certificate in Operational Credit Excellence

Description of presentation
Callisto Grand Certificate in Operational Credit Excellence

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Innovative Financing Solutions for AR

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To accomplish my short-term goals in every aspect of my life

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To become a subject matter expert in finance

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Be proud for my actions

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Walt Disney

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Vision, Confidence, Persistence

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Βecoming a dynamic leader caring for the team is an innate characteristic or a secret recipe can be followed?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My family and best friend

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Continuous Personal Development

Social Media links
http://linkedin.com/in/nancy-koliri-9161b9148

Biography

Nelie Noordenbos

VP International Markets
http://www.order2cash.com
Number of years in present job: 10+
Number of years in profession: 20+

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Presentation Title
Panel discussion industry experts

Description of presentation
Panel discussion industry experts

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Supporting our clients on their digital transformation

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Enjoy my family, empower my children and appreciate our health.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To be the expert on succesfully guiding corporates through their finance digital transformation

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
To do what you love every day

Name one person you consider a great leader?

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelie-noordenbos-08a886/

Biography

Brett Keen

ITC Manager
http://medtronic.com
Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 16

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Presentation Title
ENGAGEMENT DURING A TRANSFORM & TRANSITION JOURNEY

Description of presentation
A focus of a centralization journey to a SSC, then through a transformation and BPO transition. How we kept people engaged through a long journey, addressing the teams needs and a reflection of what went well, what went less well and the overall learning.

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Completion of our transition and transformation journey with proven results

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To lead transformational teams, and processes through innovative solutions. Leading independent and highly [self] motivating teams, who ‘love’ what they do, and who are driven by respect for one another. I want to be known for improving peoples lives on a personal and professional level.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To remove barriers for customers, to make it easier for them to do business with us. End to end processes going touchless.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
To have an engaged team, rewarded for their great performance

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Jeff Bezos

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Data driven, customer obsession, hiring the right people

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
With so much automation being driven in our current environment, what should people in our industry start to upskill themselves on?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Just family and Friends, people who are important to me.

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Nothing is impossible. If something is not broken… Break it!!! Everything can be improved on and evolved.

Social Media links
http://linkedin.com/in/brett-keen-1310a975

Biography

Brad Anderson

Director Digital Transformation
https://www.highradius.com/
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 13

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Presentation Title
Tech Showdown Debate

Description of presentation
Panelist Discussion

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Seeing the impact clients and their businesses create as an outcome of an intense transformation programme.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Doing something everyday to be a better husband, father, friend, and leader.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Helping teams use technology and data to drive maximum change in the world. Specifically, building HighRadius Europe into a trusted business technology platform enabling transformation for finance leaders.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Making the world better and enjoying the challenge.

Name one person you consider a great leader?

Winston Churchill

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?

Clarity, Resilience, Determination

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How can one know if going against the crowd is hubris or enlightened determination?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?

Thomas Edison, Achilles, Ada Lovelace, Marco Polo

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?

Dramatic organizational change can be executed faster than ever before dreamed. Boldness is the key character quality required to act.

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bganderson/

Biography

Marton Hegyi

Business Development Director
https://www.dnb.com/hu-hu/
Number of years in present job: 0.5
Number of years in profession: 22

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Presentation Title
5 tips to mtigate fraud risk in your organization

Description of presentation
Introduction of fraud and compliance with prevention and detection methods

What is your proudest work related achievement?
I gained trust of clients I hold in high esteem

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To develop the right work-life balance.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To develop further professionally.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Harmony & progress

Name one person you consider a great leader?
I cannot point out one

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Prudent, definite, empathetic

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How do you handle failures?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
My family and friends

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Think twice act once

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/martonhegyi/

Biography

Andrzej Targosz

CEO
http://www.eventory.cc
Number of years in present job: 6
Number of years in profession: 12

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Presentation Title
How events can help you build a great community and company culture.

Description of presentation
We are living in strange times. People are not allowed to meet each other, there is no option to have a quick coffee with your colleagues. How to keep communication and company culture on the same level as before Covid hit the market?

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Build a great team and a great product that customers love.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Keep on going. Learn and understand how to scale international sales and marketing faster. Would love to spend more time with family and focus on my previous passion which was basketball.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Stay in the business and be a part of the current innovation wave. I want to help young people to build great startups and that’s why I am not only involved in Eventory but also sharing my knowledge through Bitspiration Booster VC.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Have a great, independent team and spend more time with people who matter.

Name one person you consider a great leader?

There are to many of them.

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?

Leadership, making tough decisions quickly.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

I don’t know.

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?

Wife, Jocko Willnick, Walt Disney

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?

Listen to your customers!

Social Media links
https://www.linkedin.com/in/atargosz/

Biography

Andras Kohl

Head of AR & Credit Operations EMEA / AMER
http://www.celanese.com
Number of years in present job: 4
Number of years in profession: 20

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Description of presentation

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Establishing world-class AR / Credit / O2C function in 3 different companies

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Keep healthy to support my family

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Lead a SSC

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Have genuine impact on busniess results whilst grow and have fun

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Barack Obama

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
vision, inclusion, drive

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
Do a bit of coaching on ,e

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Barack Obama, The Queen, Michael Jordan, My wife

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
When the going gets tough, the tough (have to) get going

Social Media links

Biography

John Lorié

Cheif economist
https://www.atradius.com
Number of years in present job: 10
Number of years in profession: 34

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Presentation Title
From pandemic to endemic: France, Germany and th UK

Description of presentation
Credit matters in France, Germany and the UK

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Building th economic research at Atradius so far

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Healthy and happy with the family, sports, culture and travelling

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Improve forecasting capabilities and visibility of economic research

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Acknowledged achievement, by all involved, of realistic objectives

Name one person you consider a great leader?

Mario Draghi.

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?

Authenticity, courageousness and convincing

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How the think they got great and how they stay at the top

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?

Mario Draghi, Olivier Blanchard, Kevin Pietersen and Diego Maradonna

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?

In a crisis, and perhaps more generally, agility, flexibility and hard work are key.

Social Media links
https://nl.linkedin.com/in/john-lori%C3%A9-77bb467?form=MY01SV&OCID=MY01SV

Biography

Aaron Rutstein

Risk Director
http://atradius.com
Number of years in present job: 5
Number of years in profession: 19

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Presentation Title

Rapid Review: North America

Description of presentation

Overview of the US Economic Landscape and Outlook

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Successfully navigating the pandemic

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Continue to grow and develop, try new things, and raise my children to be strong leaders

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
Develop the worlds best risk underwriting team

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
It means looking back and not having any regrets

Name one person you consider a great leader?
Tom Brady

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Work ethic, intelligence, selfless

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
How do you stay motivated to achieve greatness still at this age and with all your success?

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Elon Musk

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
The global economy and society much more fragile than most people believe

Social Media links

Biography

Tommy Yu

Head of Key Account Underwriting APAC
https://group.atradius.com/
Number of years in present job: 1
Number of years in profession: 13

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Presentation Title
Asian Trade at a Crossroads

Description of presentation
The impact of the most recent Covid-19 wave on macroeconomic developments in the region

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Have helped to build one of the most successful underwriting teams in North Asia for Atradius with some of the most profitability years and excellent customer retention

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
Be community-minded and share my time and talents with people and organizations who need them

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To ride on the tremendous growth momentum we are seeing in Asia and be the best service provider and underwriter for our customers.

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
People see you as the role model and inspirations

Name one person you consider a great leader?

Jurgen Klopp

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?

Clear vision and identity, Strong connections with the team, Aim high and deliver

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How would you keep an already successful team be motivated, if not more motivated

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?

Elon Musk, Bruce Lee, Kobe Bryant, Anne Hathaway

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?

We don’t take things for granted and on a business and personal level we all have to be on the front foot

Social Media links
https://hk.linkedin.com/in/tommy-yu?trk=people-guest_people_search-card

Biography

Schuyler D'Souza

Managing Director
http://atradius.com
Number of years in present job: 10
Number of years in profession: 19

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Presentation Title

The Middle East – A region where Credit Matters

Description of presentation

Business and Economic Outlook for the Middle East

What is your proudest work related achievement?
Having developed and led a team of risk and business professionals, and built a sustainable and successful business for Atradius in the Middle East

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?
To ensure that I spend more time with my family and to plan our future beyond the next 5 years in more concrete terms

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?
To continue to grow Atradius’ business and nurture our people’s development and welfare in the Middle East, and thereby take our organisation to the next level

What does success look like to you in less than 10 words?
Following your passion, happiness , personal growth, and making a difference

Name one person you consider a great leader?
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum

What are the 3 main qualities that makes them great?
Visionary, Micro monitors not micro manager, strategic thinker

What would you ask them if you could meet them?
I would just listen to them and try to better understand their art of leadership

What 4 people would you invite for your perfect dinner party?
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Shashi Tharoor, Chris Martin and, Russell Peters

What is your biggest takeaway from the past 2 years?
Dealing with disruption and navigating professionally and personally

Social Media links

http://linkedin.com/in/schuyler-d-souza-1073b17a

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