Congress program

08:30 - 09:30

The 14th Controlling Intelligence Adventure Congress participants’ registration

09:30 - 09:40

The official opening of the 14th CIA Congress organised by ICV POLAND

The conference will be led by the UNDER CONTROL by Małgosia i Tomek team


Małgorzata Podskarbi, Member of the Board of ICV GLOBAL


dr Tomasz M. Zieliński, Managing Director of ICV POLAND


  • Welcoming of the Congress participants
  • Presentation of the Congress speakers
  • Presentation of the Congress organiser and partners
  • Presentation of the topics discussed during the 14th ICV POLAND Congress
09:40 - 10:00

Controlling in times of crisis

Małgorzata Podskarbi, Member of the Board of ICV GLOBAL


  • Which companies will survive the pandemic crisis?
  • How to survive in times of crisis?
  • What role does controlling play in a crisis situation and what should cooperation with the management look like?
  • How in a crisis situation should controlling support crisis management?
10:00 - 10:40


Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, Director at Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC), WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


  • The digital controller agenda
  • Future controller roles
  • Future controller competencies
  • Role-specific competencies
10:40 - 11:10


dr Tomasz M. Zieliński, Managing Director of ICV POLAND

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee break – networking

11:40 - 12:10

Change Management enables efficient SAP S\4 Hana Implementation in NTT DATA Romania S.A.

Nausica Costin, Chief Financial Officer, NTT DATA Romania S.A.


  • NTT DATA Romania – company presentation
  • Why to implement another SAP version (SAP S\4 Hana)? –  implement a new visionary mindset change: decentralisation of finance responsability to self service for managers
  • Introducing New organisational changes with the New System landscape
  • Change Management start….end?
  • Simple ideas to support the change (please see slide below, togehter with a short movie)
12:10 - 13:10

Business partnership or death - Top Management perspective

  • Does Top Management need support from business partners?
  • How do top-level managers see the role of controlling and finances?
  • What support do they expect from controllers and financiers?
  • Will the role of controllers and financiers change in the coming years?
  • Is self-controlling of managers possible?


The panel of experts, together with Top Managers from the best companies, will discuss issues related to the role of controllers and financiers in organisations.

The discussion panel will be led by dr Tomasz M. Zieliński – Managing Director of ICV POLSKA

The panel will involve:
Marcin Barański, General Director, Member of the Board at VOX Capital Group
Robert Stobiński, Member of the Board for Digital Transformation at AMICA S.A., formerly General Manager at AMAZON in Poland
Wojciech Olasek, Head of Logistics Planning Department at Volkswagen Poznań

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch – networking

Thematic sessions


Thematic sessions

Session A: Advandced Anlytics (translation to ENG/PL)

14:10 - 14:55

How to control profitability in a constantly changing world? Advanced analytics on controlling services.

Dorota Zaremba, Sales Executive – Business Analytics, SAP
Andrzej Kuś, Senior Presales SAP Finance, SAP

  • What does analysis of efficiency mean in times of digital transformation?
  • Why is the need for cost transparency greater than ever?
  • How to build controlling models corresponding to rapidly changing reality and find answers to new questions?
14:55 - 15:40

Oracle’s Innovations in the area of EPM

Andreea Vasiliu, Director Product Strategy, EPM, EMEA w Oracle

  • How does Oracle’s EPM Cloud benefit Hyperion customers
  • What is the adoption of EPM Cloud across Europe
  • EPM strategy and roadmap, including AI and Machine Learning

Session B: Business Intelligence and Visualization – trends and modern concepts

14:10 - 14:55

How to see and understand data when there are plenty of them, are in an unusual form and more often it is not just financial data?

Witold Kilijański, CEO, NewDataLabs Sp. z o.o.

  • Why in some companies Business Intelligence does not bring anything new, and in others it becomes an element of competitive advantage and has absolutely strategic importance?
  • Is it just a tool?
  • How can Tableau change the work of an analyst, manager or company?
14:55 - 15:40

Automation of financial processes using RPA - how to save thousands of hours and get rid of errors in process handling - case study

Marcin Motel, Country Sales Manager, UIPATH
Zbigniew Kępiński, Genius Lab Manager, Raben Management Services Sp. z o. o.

Session C ONLINE: ICV Young Controllers Barcamp

14:10 - 15:40

ICV Young Controllers Barcamp

  • Controller competence model – key competences of controllers
  • Work perspectives in controlling for young controllers
  • What controlleers do and what their tasks are
  • Tasks of controllers – the perspective of Poland
15:40 - 15:55

Coffee break – networking

15:55 - 16:35

Future thinking - from strategic thinking to thinking in the future

dr Adrianna Lewandowska, President and founder of the Family Business Institute. Owner of the Lewandowska & Partners consulting company.


  • How to skillfully recognize and analyze trends that affect an enterprise and its competitiveness?
  • Why are customer experiences important when building a development strategy and maintaining a competitive advantage?
  • Contemporary controlling – how to implement future thinking methodology and tools based on conscious creation of value in customer experiences?
  • How to use service design methodology tools – creative service design while maintaining the optics of achieving strategic goals?
16:35 - 16:40

Summary of the first day of the 14th CIA Congress organised by ICV POLAND

Małgorzata Podskarbi, Member of the Board of ICV GLOBAL
dr Tomasz M. Zieliński, Managing Director of ICV POLAND

16:40 - 18:00

Integration and networking

The congress coordinator reserves their right to change the schedule.

08:30 - 09:00

Morning coffee and networking

09:00 - 09:30

Controlling - people and ... robots. Case study on the example of transformation of PKP Energetyka S.A. portfolio company CVC Capital Partners

Marek Lelątko, Director of the Controlling Department at PKP Energetyk


  • Challenges facing controlling
  • The role of controlling in the organization
  • Support for sustainable development of the company
  • Use of Business Intelligence (BI) systems
  • Digitization and robotization
  • Business partnership
09:30 - 10:30

Profitability modeling using the transformation of the role of cost controller and modern tools and methodologies

Szymon Szawerna, Director of the Cost Allocation Office at the Cost Management Department at Santander Bank Polska S.A.


  • Controller or consultant? Transformation of the role of cost controller in Santander Bank Polska
  • Building the value and importance of a cost controller in an organization
  • Modern cost consultant – tools and methodologies supporting transformation
  • How to meet market expectations? Challenges and development directions
10:00 - 10:30

Up the heart, may Lech win! Challenges in managing the finances of the football club KKS Lech Poznań S.A.

Tomasz Kacprzycki, CFO at KKS LECH Poznań S.A.


  • The specificity of the sports club budget
  • Cooperation with the world of finance in the conditions of unpredictable financial results
  • Reporting to supervising institutions – PZPN / UEFA in the context of the principles of financial fair play
  • Profitability assessment models for strategically key activities [youth training, transfers] and investment policy.
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break – networking

Thematic sessions

Thematic Sessions

Session D: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in finance and controlling

11:00 - 11:35

Automation and robotization of controlling processes

Piotr Kwaśniak, Chief Financial Robotics Strategist, Rhenus Data Office Sp. z o.o.


  • Controlling and its transformation in recent years
  • How to bring out the greatest potential for robotization
  • Where to start robotizing processes
  • Main areas of application of automation and robotization in controlling
11:35 - 12:10

Discussion panel: Challenges in implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Session E: Controlling competence model

11:00 - 11:35

How to approach a predator - that is, communication in the business jungle - communication workshops

dr Paweł Błaszkiewicz, Trainer, Controlling Academy


In the conference rooms various communication „genres” meet. The world of „researchers” and the world of „conquerors” differs in the way they express their thoughts, motivation to listen, and even in the form of asking.

Controller as a Business Partner is aware of different styles of communication of his colleagues and knows how to use such knowledge to communicate more efficiently. The workshop is an invitation to develop social competences for everyone who wants to be more effective in professional communication.

11:35 - 12:10

DEVELOPMENT SCENE - BUSINESS SCENE - self-presentation workshops

12:10 - 12:30

Coffee break – networking

12:30 - 13:00

Summary of the 14th CIA Congress organised by ICV POLAND

Małgorzata Podskarbi,Member of the ICV GLOBAL Management Board


dr Tomasz M. Zieliński, Managing Director of ICV POLAND

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch – networking

Important: The congress coordinator reserves their right to change the schedule.