Expert Working Group
Digital Controlling Competence
We give you the tools, technologies and competencies to turn your data into value-creating information and decisions.


Upcoming event of the expert group:

Jan, 10 2022, 2 pm - 6 pm

The access to all events and the DCC knowledge platform ist limited to FP&A experts and scientists. We review all submitted applications for the ICV Digital Controlling Competence Working Group.


TOPIC of the upcoming Digital Controlling Competence Event:

State of the Art Risk Management and Controlling




  • Let's have lunch together in the meeting room 1 - 2  p.m.
  • 2 - 2:45 pm:  'Often read never done' . Proactive Chance & Risk Management. An interactive presentation of Uwe Seidel.
  • 2:45 - 3:30 pm: Time for networking & learning from others: 'How do you digitize your financial controlling processes and get Digital Controlling Competence?'
  • 3:30 - 4:15 pm: Modern Risk-Management and Controlling - a usecase. Pascal Speicher shows a comprehensive System, built up at Villeroy and Boch during the last years
  • 4:15 - 5 pm:  Coffee break & Time for networking, learning from others: 'What's sophisticated Risk-Management and Controlling in your opinion?'
  • 5 - 5:30 pm:  Alexander Hein shows examples of proven cross-departmental FP&A solutions and discusses their benefits and problems with the attendees
  • 5:30 - 6 pm: Free networking, discussions, learning from others, 1:1 - end of the expert group DCC meetup


Register for the Meeting:

Please understand that the number of seats for this free event is limited to experts from Finance, Financial Controlling and Science.


  • A network of science and practice in a 3 dimensional conference setting: experts in digitalization, FP&A, change & process management

  • Knowledge-Transfer: Experience from pioneering and user companies

  • Many different angles: S&OP, Project Performance Management, Industry specific solutions etc.

  • How to transfer fragmented, inefficient processes to fully integrated business planning, both economically and technically

  • Learning of new competencies and skills for digital processes: Data & Decision Science, Business Partner - many roles for controllers

Expert Group Leader and Core Team


Alexander Hein

Expert Group Leader

"always go the extra mile" is his motto. As specialist group leader, he is committed to use modern technologies in controlling and teaches at various universities.



Christian Bramkamp

Deputy Expert Group Leader

is honorary member of the International Controller Association. In his professional life he drives digital transformation in project driven companies.

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Uwe Seidel

Prof. of Business Administration & Core Team Member

teaches at the University of Regensburg in the Controlling departement. He is also a freelance consultant.

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Pascal Speicher

Corporate Financial Controller at Villeroy & Boch, Core Team Member

He has a lot of experience with the single point of truth, digital tranformation and FP&A technologies and processes.


Marina Hein

International Scientific Cooperation & Strategic Product Development at, Core Team Member

combines science and practice and teaches at various universities.



You want to join our active core team?

You want to share your experience with digital transformation and change management in usecase presentations? Feel free to get in touch with us.

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Key focus areas of the ICV Expert Working Group Digital Controlling Competence


Processes & Optimization

  • Automation, predefined content for standardized controlling requirements - supporting the journey to fully integrated business planning.
    • Sales & Operations
    • Optimization algorithms (e.g. production planning)
    • initative planning -> strategic measures / projects
    • Project- & program performance mangement
    • Sales planning & controlling
    • Marketing controlling
    • Go-to-market planning
  • Fully integrated business planning
  • State of the art planning methods

    • Top-down planning with allocation wizards and "CEO button"
    • Value driver-based planning
    • flexible countercurrent processes & planning calender
    • scenario planning & rolling forecasts


Technology & Tools

  • Multi-dimensional & multi-attribute analysis & planning: state of the art, high-performance and scalable BI & CPM tools
  • Make AI decision support, mathematics and statistcs easy to grasp and accessible for the controller and apply predictive / prescriptive analytics
  • Modern BI functions (dashboards, integrated reporting)
  • Office add-ins for live connections to Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Flexible granularity (operational vs. tactical vs. strategic planning) with different time periods (years, months, weeks, days)
  • Ensure compliance with the help of the systems though
    • User rights
    • ICS - SOX 404
    • Audit trails
  • Performance optimization - applications for large numbers of user, for all web browsers and devices
  • ERP & CRM integration - interfaces vs ETL (extraction, transformation & loading)


'At Fabasoft we have modernized our controlling departement and processes within a few short weeks and made it ready for the future. The success factors and lessons learned from such a transformation project are diverse, and we would like to share our experience with a larger controlling community. ' Dado Mekic, Acting Head of Finance at Fabasoft
My passion for controlling has accompanied me for more than 15 years. Much has changed in the world during this time. You have to constantly adapt yourself and your way of life in order to keep up. This is no different for the professional world either. From my point of view, modern controlling therefore requires “state-of-the-art” processes and systems in order to be able to make a value-adding contribution to the respective company.We at Villeroy & Boch are constantly trying to evolve further, so I look forward to an exchange with you and look forward to having interesting discussions. Pascal Speicher, Corporate Financial Controller Villeroy & Boch