Presenters

Steve Fox

sfox@consider.biz
Process Excellence Practice Leader
Consider Solutions
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in present job 34

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Presentation title

The future of SSC’s – Panel

Description of the presentation

Our panel convenes to delve into the multifaceted landscape of Shared Services, examining both its opportunities and challenges. Through a comprehensive discussion spanning topics from the political landscape and FDI to EBITDA, we’ll explore the intersection of talent and technology in this dynamic arena. Join us for valuable insights and strategic perspectives.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Eat well, sleep well, and exercise to be the best version of yourself in all aspects of your life

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

To listen more than speak and live in the present

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Be an enabler for tangible, value generating change for any company looking to improve

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

Empowered employees delivering innovative solutions

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Dan French, Harvey Campbelton, Tom Bangemann, Naomi Secor, and Mark Harrison

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Energy, innovation, analytic power, vision, and common sense

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Barack Obama

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

You always seem so engaged and happy, what is the “super power” that you to be this way?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

3

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-fox-61778a5/

Dr. Bruce Gahir

bruce.g@praguecollege.cz
Associate Dean of School of Business
Prague City University
Number of years in present job 15
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

The Credit and Collections Coffee Club: Bridging the Gap between University and the Workplace

Moderator: Mark Harrison, Bruce Gahir, Olga Ismagilova, Greg Bech

Description of the presentation

Callisto Grand Credit and Collections Coffee Club, a monthly online roundtable uniting the global credit/O2C community happening live at the Credit Matters XIII. 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Being me..

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Continue to be me...

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Stay as I am

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

Helping humanity.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Dalai Lama

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucegahir/

 

Fabio Lazzarini

f.lazzarini@crif.com International Development
B2B Services Senior Director
CRIF
Number of years in present job 8
Number of years in profession 24

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Presentation title

Major Geopolitical and Macroeconomic Challenges Important for Credit Industry

Description of the presentation

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with industry peers and explore pertinent issues.

 

 

Biography

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

worklife balance

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

data data data!

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

Everybody wants to change the game, but few know how to do so. Everyone want to be the next Michael Jordan and very often they hide behind the “nature”. To be a game-changer you must be a talent, being born with a talent. Nurture is the keyword When we see an athlete or a performer excel at what they do it is not because of their natural talent only but on how hard they train So training is the key for being a game changer

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/flazzarini/

Markus Kuger

markus.kuger@gmx.de
Chief Economic Advisor
Baker Ing
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 15

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Major Geopolitical and Macroeconomic Challenges Important for Credit Industry

Description of the presentation

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with industry peers and explore pertinent issues.

 

 

Biography

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-kuger-a4111635/

Milan Beneš

milan.benes@curiumpharma.com
VP Shared Services Center Prague
Curium Pharma
Number of years in present job 1,5
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

Curium Pharma Shared Services Prague Voyage

Description of the presentation

Development of SSC in Prague, new strategy for growing Shared Services Center 2022 – 2025. Building an effective Shared Service Center faces challenges such as resistance to change, varying stakeholder expectations, integration of disparate systems, maintaining consistent service quality, and ensuring data security. Additionally, balancing cost savings with service efficiency, aligning with business objectives, and managing remote teams add to the complexity.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Let us welcome Change Management, it is a fuel of our lives.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Inspire, develop, learn.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Building an international Shared Services structure with a global reach

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

Be a true leader and build the best team.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2

Social Media Profile (Li)

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

Olga Ismagilova

olga.ismagilova168@gmail.com
Career Catalyst and Coach
AICPA-CIMA
Number of years in present job 4
Number of years in profession 25

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Presentation title

The Credit and Collections Coffee Club: Bridging the Gap between University and the Workplace

Description of the presentation

Join us for the Callisto Grand Credit and Collections Coffee Club, a monthly online roundtable uniting the global credit/O2C community to discuss the latest topics.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

One of the most significant life lessons I’ve learned over the past five years is the importance of resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity. During this period, I’ve encountered various challenges and setbacks, both personally and professionally. However, each obstacle presented an opportunity for growth and learning. I’ve come to understand that setbacks are not permanent roadblocks but rather temporary hurdles that can be overcome with determination, perseverance, and a positive mindset. Embracing change, being open to new experiences, and maintaining a resilient attitude have been invaluable qualities that have helped me navigate through life’s ups and downs.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

A complete version: Over the next five years, my personal vision encompasses further development and expansion of the SustaAInable Career project, aiming to empower individuals to pursue sustainable careers aligned with their values and aspirations. Concurrently, I envision growing my business coaching practice, specialising in consulting on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues for corporations. This dual focus reflects my commitment to fostering sustainable practices both at the individual and organisational levels. In addition to professional growth, I prioritise cultivating a well-balanced lifestyle that aligns with my personal criteria and philosophy. This entails integrating sustainability into all aspects of my life, from daily habits to long-term goals, and maintaining a heightened awareness of the interconnectedness between personal well-being and environmental stewardship. By embracing a sustainable integrated lifestyle, I aspire to contribute positively to society while nurturing my own growth and fulfilment.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

As above.

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

Gamechanging success is achieving impactful, transformative outcomes with innovation.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Mark as Visionare, and experts in aerospace engineering, botany (for sustainable food production), psychology (for mental health support during long space journeys), and artificial intelligence (for technical support and problem-solving).

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions??

The main qualities that make them suitable mission companions are expertise in their respective fields, adaptability to the challenges of space travel, strong problem-solving skills, excellent teamwork and communication abilities, and resilience in high-pressure situations.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela, then Navalny

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

If I could meet Nelson Mandela, I would ask him about his strategies for promoting reconciliation and unity in a divided society, as well as his approach to leadership and resilience in the face of adversity.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

This is the first time attending this conference. 

Social Media Profile (Li)

linkedin.com/in/olga-ismagilova-fcma-cgma

Brett Keen

brett.keen@medtronic.com
Credit Services Manager
Medtronic
Number of years in present job 7
Number of years in profession 19

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Presentation title

Panel session: Beyond Borders: Evaluating BPO and Captive Options

Description of the presentation

Explore the dynamic world of global business operations. Delve into the intricacies of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Captive models, weighing their pros and cons to make informed decisions. Discover how these strategies can transcend borders, optimizing efficiency, and achieving international success

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Nothing is impossible, while there will be efforts spent to help others with maintaining this mindset – its worth it!

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Transform people and processes through automation, ensure people are not left behind in Generative Ai possibilities

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Become a leader and innovator of virtual teams while maintaining clear boundaries for the physical teams

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

Innovate with fresh executable ideas, bring results and deliver promises

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela

What would you ask them if you could meet them? 

Not what I would ask, more how I can use him as an inspiration to listen until others have spoken before answering and giving others a voice.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

5

Social Media Profile (Li)

http://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-keen-1310a975

Adela Plesnik Schicker

adela@procrastination.com
Founder
Procrastination.com
Number of years in present job 12
Number of years in profession 12

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Presentation title

Negotiate like your life depends on it

Description of the presentation

You will learn how smarter negotiation and better communication changes the discussions you have, the meetings you hold and the life you lead.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

That you can have a full time job, work on your PhD., raise a two-year-old, work on your happy marriage, but in no f*cking way will you ever have a work-life balance (or sleep for that matter)! And that it is all worth it 😀

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

To raise my daughter with her two core values – adventurous & kind. To keep my sanity and my clear vision – kindness, critical thinking & growth. To be grateful for every single day no matter how cheesy that might sound.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Find a way to be more effectively altruistic, inspire more people to finally get stuff done and to focus on research leading to uncover the real impact of DEI within leadership structure.

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

Going to bed knowing my actions transform lives, including mine.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Ada Lovelace & Effje Van Craen.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions??

integrity, wisdom, imagination, humor and kindness.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Queen Elizabeth I

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How can I be tis fearless?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

6 times 🙂

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adelaschicker/

Gabriel Eszter

eszter@callistogrand.com
Operations Manager
Callisto Grand
Number of years in present job 6
Number of years in profession 11

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Presentation title

Welcome to Credit Matters XIII!

Description of the presentation

Get ready to be captivated as Eszter sets the stage with a heartfelt welcome to Credit Matters XIII. Her warm embrace sets the tone for an enriching experience ahead. Join us as we embark on a voyage of insight, collaboration, and inspiration in the world of credit.

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Life isn’t fair, but it is good!

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

To brake my own barriers.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

To never stop learning.

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

Achieving something you never thought was possible.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

I’ll tell you in my opening presentation! 🙂

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?*

Creativity, Curiosity, Focus, Patience & Resilience

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Dr. Jane Goodall

What would you ask them if you could meet them? 

Why and How?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

6

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eszter-g%C3%A1briel/

Mark Harrison

mark@callistogrand.com
Founder & CEO at Callisto Grand
Callisto Grand
Number of years in present job 13
Number of years in profession 40

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Presentation title

The Callisto Way

Description of the presentation

Experience the transformative power of the Callisto philosophy as our founder shares his life and business voyage.

Immerse yourself in a unique blend of inspiration and introspection.

Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and challenged by his thought-provoking voice.

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Carpe Diem, you never know what is around the corner.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Live life to the max. Endeavour to achieve my dreams.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

For Callisto to be global organization

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

Making things happen and quickly

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My partner, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Baker, Nelson Mandela, Emma Thompson

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

belief in their ambitions, great story tellers, humility, tenacity, sense of humour

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Bruce Springsteen

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How do you feel just before you are in front of huge audiences?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

Every year, 14 Credit Matters conferences.

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-harrison-4b85128/

Adam Kardos

akdo@novonordisk.com
Business Finance Director
Novo Nordisk
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 10

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Presentation title

How change leadership enabled outstanding ROI via offshoring?

Description of the presentation

How many times you felt during your career that Global Service Center failed? Join Adam, Business Finance Director at Novo Nordisk, as he shares his vision how Global Service Centre contributes to unprecedented growth at Novo Nordisk. Adam will share insights how bold leadership and driving change made this transformation successful. Adam offers first-hand knowledge from Europe’s largest company and will share with you best practices so you can achieve world-class finance via offshoring and enable business growth for your organisation.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Be ready to make bold choices in life.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Be in physical shape to complete an Ironman below 10 hour.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Become a Business Unit / Commercial Head at Novo Nordisk

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

Make positive impact on large amount of people.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Best friends.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Collaboration, diversity, problem solving, optimism, bond

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How do you develop further as a leader?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-kardos-65b93429?originalSubdomain=hu

Leigh Tozer

l.tozer@nonstopconsulting.com
Finance Director
NonStop Consulting
Number of years in present job 4
Number of years in profession 21

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Presentation title

Talent Attraction, Retention and Development Workshop

Description of the presentation

In this workshop the participants will get to learn what they often miss: practical knowledge about talent recruitment and retention. Interesting, informative and interactive.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Give it a go. Even if it something you have not done before and is even out of your comfort zone if you try and persevere you will be amazed as to what you can do.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Stay healthy, keep learning, and allocate time for the things that bring happiness.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Utilize good people and technology to deliver an efficient and effective finance function that will support the growth of the business.

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

Delivering a value added change that has a long term impact

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Ricky Ponting

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What did you value more personal performance or team performance?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

3

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leigh-tozer-08181266/

Gregory Bech

gbech@its.jnj.com
Global Head of J&J Learn GSC Support
Johnson & Johnson
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

Using AI to power learning at JNJ

Description of the presentation

In this presentation, Greg will talk through the revolution taking place at Johnson & Johnson in
Learning and Development, using AI tools and strategic decision making to create a skills
based, build organisation to benefit our employees, and patients around the globe.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Don’t be afraid to make waves

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Maintain a strong work/life balance to ensure my family remains the core of my life

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Be in a better position to deliver outcomes for our customers

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

Working outside the box to deliver mind-blowing outcomes

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Bear – Survival skills, Stephen – Directions and emergency puzzle solving, David – Travel
stories and skills, BBT – Entertainment, Beyonce – Music/entertainment

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Collaboration, diversity, problem solving, optimism, bond

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Dr. Paul Janssen

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What techniques did he use to think outside the box and create some of the most innovative
and critical drugs.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregbech/

Vladimir Vano

vladimir.vano@globsec.org
Chief Economist
GLOBSEC
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

Major Geopolitical and Macroeconomic Challenges Important for Credit Industry

Description of the presentation

In the evolving landscape of the global economy, the credit industry faces significant upheavals from heightened geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic shifts. This presentation will delve into how rising geopolitical conflicts, such as the US-China trade tensions and the Russia-Ukraine war, are reshaping financial stability and driving financial fragmentation, critically affecting cross-border investments and the valuation of assets. Additionally, we will explore the macroeconomic pressures of inflation and rapid monetary policy shifts, which pose new vulnerabilities in asset quality and demand urgent adaptation in risk management and regulatory frameworks within the banking sector.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Optimism is a moral duty. (Karl Popper)

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Keep calm and carry on.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Onwards and upwards.

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

From Sarisske Michalany to top 7 most influential LinkedIn profile among business people in Slovakia.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

family.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

loyalty.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Winston Churchill

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How not to give up no matter what.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

over 5 times, I believe

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladimirvano

Dalma Mátéfi

dalma.matefi@computacenter.com
AR Enablement Team Leader
Computacenter
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 14

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Presentation title

Remembrance, Tolerance, Climate and Health

Description of the presentation

Panel discussion focusing on the the topics s of Remembrance, Tolerance, Climate and Health in the GBS, SSC and BPO environment.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Never procrastinate anything. Live in the present.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

I would like to spend more time with my hobbies.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

To be more knowledgeable in my new field.

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

To create a process which make a difference in my company’s life.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Stephen Hawking, Mike Massimino, Patricia Fölker, Zulaykha Atere-Buba, Amy Pritchett.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Knowledge, planning, problem solving, analytical thinking, positive attitude.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Karen McInerney.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Tell me her story of how she could fight against the obstacles she had in her life. What was her strategy.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

4.

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://linkedin.com/in/dalma-mátéfi-1568b760

Arleen Mitchell

mitchell@regeninnovation.org
Founder/President
Regen Innovation Inc.
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

Remembrance, Tolerance, Climate and Health

Description of the presentation

Immerse yourself in a unique blend of inspiration and introspection.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

What we do on a daily basis determines our success rate, in life, family, career, all aspects.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Continue raising funds for small scale farmers to become more climate resilient and to be able to support their families and communities.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

The same.

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

People coming together to work to bring lasting change

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

 

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

 

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How should I prioritize my focus.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2.

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://linkedin.com/in/arleen-mitchell-891a6429

Zaneta Hlinkova

zaneta.hlinkova@medtronic.com
Sr. Credit Services Manager
Medtronic
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 17

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Presentation title

Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry
Panel session

Description of the presentation

Explore the critical challenges and solutions in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, focusing on credit management and Order-to-Cash (O2C) processes. This panel session delves into financial strategies, risk mitigation, and best practices to optimize cash flow and enhance operational efficiency.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Successful women in leadership either has supportive partner or is alone.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Live happy life.. simply don’t worry and be happy:)

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

To be seen as supportive Leader who inspires others, creates Engaging environment with boldness Attitude while keeping inner Drive for results and brings valuable impact.

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

Be ahead of the game and challenge status quo.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

my team – Heleri T., Yanina V., Brano M. & Brett A.B.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

accountability, drive for results, adaptability, learning on the fly and support

Name one person you consider a great leader.

From the ones who I met in person, it’s my colleague Samir S.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

I’m meeting him on quarterly basis, so nothing to ask at this point.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

6

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaneta-hlinkova-586ab4253/

John Heaton

john@callistogrand.com
Academy Development Manager
Callisto Grand
Number of years in present job <1
Number of years in profession 38

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Presentation title

Brewery Industry
Panel session

Description of the presentation

Dive into the brewery industry’s unique challenges and solutions in credit management and Order-to-Cash (O2C) processes. This panel session will discuss financial strategies, risk management, and best practices to optimize cash flow, ensuring sustainable growth and operational efficiency in the dynamic world of brewing

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

To make the most of every day

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Be careful. Strive to be happy.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

To train and hopefully inspire the younger generation to reach their potential

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

Revolution of thought and word and deed.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

The Callisto team!

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Boldness, bravery, competence, adaptable to change, sense of humour

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Winston Churchill

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How he prevailed over the rest of the British Cabinet in 1940 to continue the fight with Germany.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

First time.

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnheaton99/

Velga Priede

velga.priede@elfadistrelec.com
Head of Financial accounting
Elfa Distrelec Ltd
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 26

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Presentation title

Callisto Grand in Portal Combat
Panel session

Description of the presentation

Join the “Callisto Grand in Portal Combat” panel session to tackle the challenges of invoice portals in the credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) world. Explore strategies to streamline invoicing, enhance payment efficiency, and overcome common obstacles, ensuring smoother financial operations and improved cash flow management. The discussion will also be related to e-invoicing mandates (providing the invoices to customers via governmental portal) and all the current challenges related to OTC departments in relation to this new obligation.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Do not be afraid of changes

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

to get my next certification

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

to continue to lead a very professional team of finance specialists

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

Work more efficiently to achieve better results

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Mark Harrison, Brad Morris, Nikoletta Kovacs, Aneta van den Kieboom, Lubica Oavlovica

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

passionate about credit, people leaders

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Margaret Thatcher

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What was the greatest challenge in her life.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/velga-priede-ex-trautmane-57008867/

Michal Sůva

michal.suva@sap.com
Country manager SAP University Alliances
SAP ČR, spol. s.r.o.
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 7

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

The SAP S/4HANA Implementation experience
Panel session

Description of the presentation

Discover the impact of SAP S/4 HANA implementation on credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) processes

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

SAP S/4HANA technical migration

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Focus on skills relevant for future, especially those which are unique and irreplacable by AI.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Influence the direction and execution of teaching with direct added value for employment at Czech and Slovak universities.

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

SAP hands-on experience in clasess at all Czech and Slovak universities.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Mark Harrison, Dr. Bruce Gahir, Ondřej Hanuš, Peter Podprocký, Christian Klein

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Team spirit, hard-working, dedication, focus, effectivness.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Christian Klein

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Per aspera ad astra.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michalsuva/

Paulina Lara

paulina.lara@bruker.com
Senior AR Process Lead
Bruker BSC
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 15

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

The SAP S/4HANA Implementation experience
Panel session

Description of the presentation

Discover the impact of SAP S/4 HANA implementation on credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) processes

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

You can never be 100% prepared. Unexpected is part of everything. It was after my first solo glider flight 😉

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

I hope to spend a lot of time on the seaside

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Global role connected with transformation

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

It influences positively and in long-term wide group of people

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My boss and my 4 TLs

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

We are already dream team. With all our qualities we can achieve everything

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Jacinda Ardern, former prime minister of New Zealand

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How she kept all her compassion and character during the hardest storms?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

This will be my first!

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulina-lara-finance/

Paolo Di Stefano

paolo.distefano@lego.com
AR Senior Manager – Credit
The LEGO Group
Number of years in present job 5+
Number of years in profession 10+

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

workinprogress

Description of the presentation

workinprogress

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

A great Team can make miracles !

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

The market and the profession are changing rapidly. It’s essential to constantly be in a state of ‘change and learning.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Credit management will continue contributing greatly to modern organizations. It’s essential to reassess the spectrum of value and interactions both internally and externally

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

Digital evolution great Team Empathy

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Jan, Jana, Timea, Vera,

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Trust, expertise, Team Spirit

Name one person you consider a great leader.

I see great leaders everywhere 🙂

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

I meet them every day !

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

I believe 5

Social Media Profile (Li)

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

Irina Hoffmann

irina.hoffmann@iff.com
SSC Credit Project Manager
International Flavors & Fragrances I.F.F. Kft.
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 15

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

The SAP S/4HANA Implementation experience

Description of the presentation

Discover the impact of SAP S/4 HANA implementation on credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) processes

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Develop an expertise in leading change and project management, becoming a catalyst for innovation within my organization

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Develop an expertise in leading change and project management, becoming a catalyst for innovation within my organization

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

AI usage in our processes

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My son Peter, my husband Karoly, my friend Luca, Elon Musk and James Blunt

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Lovely, smart, funny, creative, powerful.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Elizabeth II

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What do you believe has been the most valuable lesson for humanity during this time?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/irina-hoffmann-13spb198

Peter Daniel

peter.daniel@iqvia.com
OTC Global Process Owner
IQVIA Holdings Inc.
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 23

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Panel session: Callisto Grand in Portal Combat

Description of the presentation

Join the “Callisto Grand in Portal Combat” panel session to tackle the challenges of invoice portals in the credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) world. Explore strategies to streamline invoicing, enhance payment efficiency, and overcome common obstacles, ensuring smoother financial operations and improved cash flow management. The discussion will also be related to e-invoicing mandates (providing the invoices to customers via governmental portal) and all the current challenges related to OTC departments in relation to this new obligation.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

All team working from home can be even more efficient than in the office.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Come back to academic career after >25 years

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Stabilize my team and find excellent successors before I leave for next in my career

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

Use all new technologies in favor of doing better job by my team..

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Some really motivating people from different areas of our profession.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

strong ethical principles, professional modesty, bringing new revolutionary ideas, being consistent in decisions over the time, see the future better than the others

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Combination of many. I never had one person in mind as the role model for me.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Is ethics in business more important than just making money?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

Approx. 6-7 times

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-daniel-32508214/

Matej Nekvinda

matej.nekvinda@moodys.com
Associate Director-Data Scientist
Moody’s
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 8

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Through the Moody’s prism: Generative AI and what is it good for?

Description of the presentation

A brief intro to Generative AI and examples of use cases in which it can help our business. Both internally by boosting productivity and externally through product improvement.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I almost lost the person closest to me due to some medical conditions and such situation teaches you not to care about unimportant things and to try to live life to it’s fullest.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Get married and have kids

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Be happy with my job

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

Anything that either makes a ton of money or helps a lot of people have a better life.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

 

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

 

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Václav Havel

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How to make society less polarized?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

http://www.linkedin.com/in/matěj-nekvinda-13a25420a

Aleksy Matukiewicz

aleksy@callistogrand.com
Member Success Manager
Callisto Grand
Number of years in present job 1.5
Number of years in profession 6

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

The Situation Room

Description of the presentation

The Situation Room is Callisto Grand’s unique introduction to Leadership that has been well received and delivered across Europe. Aleksy will share a taster with two real business life scenarios that the attendees are to evaluate and deliver proposals to the board. Are you tomorrow’s leader?

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

You don’t know what you don’t know.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Stay curious, keep learning and get shredded one day.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Stay in O2C/Credit and try to keep up with the technology

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

Have people that trust you and will follow you

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Stanisław Lem, Jacek Dukaj, Isaac Clarke, modded HAL 9000, the guy from ‘The Martian’

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

knowing their space and science and philosophy stuff 🙂 Knowledge, resilience, curiosity, discipline, capability

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy – I hope it ages well!

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Do you think every Putin we see on TV is real or some are doppelgängers?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

3

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksy-matukiewicz/

Katarzyna Kącka

katarzyna.kacka@aptiv.com
OTC Manager
Aptiv
Number of years in present job 1
Number of years in profession 10

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Prevention and Perfection – Billing operations vs PD

Description of the presentation

Navigating the complexities of meeting diverse customer demands while maintaining lean operations is a common challenge we face. Our Order to Cash (OTC) teams tackle daily invoicing challenges with precision to prevent payment delays and reduce invoice rejections. Root cause analysis, tailored solutions aligned with business capabilities, and cross-functional collaboration are pivotal to our success.

Aptiv has significantly enhanced billing accuracy through strategic initiatives, process optimizations, and enhanced visibility. Our goal was to establish a Center of Excellence with a unified ‘One Team’ approach, striving for perfection in every transaction. Even minor operational adjustments have demonstrated substantial improvements, underscored by our measurable success metrics.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Look around for people who inspire and challenge you to develop. Success never comes without engagement and endeavors.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Embracing a lifestyle that balances work, rest, and play.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Always seize the right opportunity and stay open minded.

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

Shattering the status quo and proving better efficiency of doing things new way.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Elon Musk, Niel Armstrong, Sheldon Cooper, Phoebe Buffay, Thor

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Elon Musk – knowledge and innovative ideas, Niel Armstrong – experience, Sheldon Cooper – educational background to complete Elon, Phoebe Buffay for being brave and thinkng out of box, Thor for keeping everyone secure 🙂

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What gave you the courage to stand out?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katarzyna-k%C4%85cka-507a8771/

Natalia Włodek

natalia.wlodek@aptiv.com
OTC Delivery Manager
Aptiv
Number of years in present job 9
Number of years in profession 10

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Prevention and Perfection – Billing operations vs PD

Description of the presentation

Navigating the complexities of meeting diverse customer demands while maintaining lean operations is a common challenge we face. Our Order to Cash (OTC) teams tackle daily invoicing challenges with precision to prevent payment delays and reduce invoice rejections. Root cause analysis, tailored solutions aligned with business capabilities, and cross-functional collaboration are pivotal to our success. Aptiv has significantly enhanced billing accuracy through strategic initiatives, process optimizations, and enhanced visibility. Our goal was to establish a Center of Excellence with a unified ‘One Team’ approach, striving for perfection in every transaction. Even minor operational adjustments have demonstrated substantial improvements, underscored by our measurable success metrics.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Change is good, people mindset is a key to success. Building engagement, investing in people growth and development is very important, as these people really touch the processes and can find the potentials for improvements.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Consider what truly matters. Enjoy life and slow down to be present at particular moment.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Becoming a mentor, raising top talents who focus on development, improvement, automation. Building OTC GBS brand as Center of Excellence.

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

Committed team with a common goal, sharing experience and knowledge

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Neil Armstrong, Henry Ford, Chuck Norris, MacGyver, Bear Grylls

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Neil Armstrong – we need a pilot :); Henry Ford – genius engineer and lean father; Chuck Norris – For obvious reasons. He’ll be first line of defense; MacGyver – genius-level intellect,superb engineering skills, excellent knowledge of applied physics; Bear Grylls – would provide something to eat even in the most difficult conditions

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Henry Ford

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What would you like to influence in today’s world?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

3

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-w%C5%82odek-b32b0498/

Alena Dvornicenko

alena.dvornicenko@sita.aero
Director Credit & Collections
SITA
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 20

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Presentation title

GPO session

Description of the presentation

GPO session

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Challenges move you forward

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Reach life / work balance

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Growth together with company

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

Coming to completely new level

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My wonderful colleagues

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

We are on same wave, in success and struggles

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Volodymyr Zelensky

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How he motivates him daily to remain such passionate & resilence

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alena-dvornicenko-0271971/

Dan French

dfrench@consider.biz
CEO
Consider Solutions
Number of years in present job 21
Number of years in profession 35

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

End to End Processes & Global Process Ownership (GPO) Workshop

Description of the presentation

Following the success of its introduction at Credit Matters XII, our dynamic panel welcomes Global Process Owners and aspiring GPOs. Delve into crucial questions: Why are we fixated on “end to end” processes? Is Global Process Ownership mere hype? How to navigate complexity in execution? Explore process experience, stakeholder management, and driving change in a global landscape.”

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I can do more than I ever think possible

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Release some music that beats 1m plays on Spotify, I’m at 100k for my most popular song so far . . .

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Drive meaningful change in how we think and execute processes

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

Delivering value and having a good time

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Ghengis Khan, Zach Galifianikis, Will Ferrell, David Bowie, Nelson Mandela

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Experience, perspective, humour, intelligence, EQ

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Ghengis Khan

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How did you learn so much about other belief systems that they all trusted you?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

5

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfrench/

Richard Moreton

Richard@invevo.com
CEO
Invevo
Number of years in present job 4
Number of years in profession 25

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

AI – The tech lifecycle- what’s next

Description of the presentation

Good ideas take time to become great ideas. The AI goldrush from hype to mainstream

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

It takes time for mainstream technology to harness the power of great innovations.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

I try to remain focused on the Now in my personal life.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

We look at things differently at Invevo, we’re innovators so we’re building towards changing the way that businesses work. If we’re right then we win but so will our users.

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

The satisfaction of knowing that we were right.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Ernest Hemingway, Bob Dillon, Michael Caine, Neil Armstrong, ffler Moreton

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Ernest for the literature, bob for the music, Michael for the stories, Neil to pilot the ship and my wife because she will keep us all grounded.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Martin Luther King

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Would you feel happy with humanities global progress with equality, human rights and acceptance in 2024.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

My first time and I’m excited to be joining the team this year.

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-moreton-2571a79/

Timea Barath

timea.barath@molgbs.com
CEO of MOL GBS SK & Head of Credit Management
MOL GBS Slovakia, s.r.o.
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 20

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Focus on the Petrochemical Industry

Description of the presentation

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

People/soft topics are important, even crucial for the success.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

More involvement into volunteer activities (mainly supporting schools in talent development)

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Credit management centralization within MOL Group

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

Having a big impact that transforms the way things are done — through innovation, technology, or a shift in mindset.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Rákóczi Éva, Peternai René, Gutay Roland, Domonkos Tímea, Németh Marika

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Professionalism, reliability, dedication, agility, open-mindset

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How did you maintain hope during your long imprisonment?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timea-bar%C3%A1th-006047153/

Kamil Provaznik

kamil.provaznik@mann-hummel.com
Process Mining Coordinator
Mann+Hummel
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 6

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Enhancing cash collection through predictive analytics

Description of the presentation

The essence of this project lies in its ability to leverage the power of predictive analytics and shift the focus from reaction to prevention, improving the cash collection process. This is achieved by analyzing historical data and identifying patterns that signal potential late payments.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Failure moves you forward

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Visit Australia

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Business Data Analyst

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

Smart solution tool making customer and employees happy

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My best friend Martin, Jakub Gulik, Dusan Plichta, Martin Kozel,

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

analytics mindset, visionary mindset, coffee expert, stand-up actor, out-of box thinking

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Vaclav Havel or Dusan Plichta (powerlogy Founder)

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What is the vision that the people will eat in 20 years. How to predict it?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamil-provazn%C3%ADk-488771151/

Eefje Van Craen

eefje.vancraen@moodys.com
Senior Director Industry Practice Lead Trade Credit
Moody’s
Number of years in present job 12
Number of years in profession 14

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Connecting the data around you.

Description of the presentation

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Work – Life – Sleep: You can only pick two apparently 🙂

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

To set the best example I can for my two daughters. To go to sleep every evening without a single regret. Continue to – like the Egyptians – idolize my cats like gods.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Surround myself with interesting and (more) clever people that motivate me to continue to improve my skills and abilities. At the same time, continue to mentor people in our organization to become the best version of themselves.

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

Having a household that is healthy and happy.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

I would be stuck in the bar with Adela Schicker watching a Harry Potter marathon whilst being paralyzed because of our fear of flying. (Which is truly great when you travel 50% of the time!)

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Integrity, wisdom, imagination, humor and kindness

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Odysseus

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Couldn’t you find a shortcut? 🙂

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

4 times and counting

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://be.linkedin.com/in/eefje-van-craen

Arthur Helles

arthur.helles@mydsomanager.com
Senior Project Manager
My DSO Manager / P2P Solution
Number of years in present job 1
Number of years in profession 12

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

 

Description of the presentation

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

My biggest lesson was that i should embrace change . Change is constant and inevitable. Being open to new experiences and willing to adjust plans to lead me to unexpected opportunities and growth.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

I aim to drive significant improvements in credit management, contribute to the success of my organization, and lead the project management Team.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

I’m focused on improving My DSO Manager customer onboarding experiences and regularly adjusting our functionalities to better serve their evolving needs. My target is to increase our Customer Retention Rate by 10%, over the next five years. To strengthen my competitive position, I’m optimizing our credit management services, using data analytics to identify high-potential customers, and building strategic partnerships to capitalize on growth opportunities.

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

Innovative concepts or strategies that establish unprecedented market dominance.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Bertrand Mazuir, Klara Boor, M’Part Mendy, Tímea Vaski, Jérémie Yao

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Analytical Skills , Adaptability, Leadership, Industry Knowledge, Communication

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Nelson Mandela

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How did you maintain hope and resilience during your long imprisonment, and what lessons can we learn from your leadership in reconciliation?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-helles-15679b5b/

Giovanny Pinto

giovanny.pinto@highradius.com
Lead, Finance Digital Transformation
HighRadius
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 15

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

How will Credit / O2C technology evolve?

Description of the presentation

Meet world class leaders and Challengers from the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant & the Hackett Excelleration Matrix™

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

My biggest life lesson from the past five years is the importance of resilience and adaptability. Life is unpredictable, and the ability to navigate challenges, learn from setbacks, and adapt to changing circumstances is crucial for personal and professional growth. This lesson has taught me to stay flexible, maintain a positive mindset, and embrace change as an opportunity for development.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Continuous Learning and Growth: Pursuing further education and skill development, particularly in emerging technologies and areas of personal interest. Health and Well-being: Maintaining a balanced lifestyle with regular exercise, healthy eating, and mindfulness practices. Career Advancement: Achieving significant milestones in my professional career, including taking on leadership roles and making meaningful contributions to my field. Building Strong Relationships: Cultivating and nurturing relationships with family, friends, and professional networks. Giving Back: Engaging in community service and philanthropic activities to make a positive impact on society.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Embracing Technology and Innovation: Leveraging AI, blockchain, and fintech solutions to streamline operations, enhance security, and improve customer experiences. Sustainable Finance: Promoting and integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria into investment strategies and financial products. Personalized Financial Services: Using big data and analytics to offer tailored financial advice and products that meet individual needs and preferences. Regulatory Adaptation: Staying ahead of regulatory changes and ensuring compliance through advanced risk management and reporting systems. Financial Inclusion: Expanding access to financial services for underbanked and underserved populations through innovative digital solutions and partnerships.

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

Transformative innovation that redefines norms and exceeds all expectations.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Elon Musk ,Malala Yousafzai, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jane Goodall, Admiral William H. McRaven

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Elon Musk – Visionary and problem-solver.

Malala Yousafzai – Advocate for education and resilience.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist with a scientific approach.

Jane Goodall – Environmentalist and humanitarian.

Admiral William H. McRaven – Leadership and strategic planning expertise.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Phill Jackson

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What’s the greatest way to motivate star players and the remaining of the team?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

First time

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/giovanny-cappuccelli-pinto/

Daniel Eymer

daniel.eymer@esker.com
Key Account Manager
Esker Software GmbH
Number of years in present job 2,5
Number of years in profession 10

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

 

Description of the presentation

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Don’t be afraid of changes and starting again from scratch!

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

2

Social Media Profile (Li)

www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-eymer-212a0430

Gergely Bene

gergely.bene@thermofisher.com
Senior Customer Care Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 17

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Pharma and Med Device industry outlook

Description of the presentation

Industry challenges and opportunities

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Hard work always pays off

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Happy Family

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Talents are key in any company’s success. In the coming years my goals is to develop talents and to build a high performing, sustainable organization

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

Gamechanging success

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

Zsolt Varga (coach of the Hungarian Men’s Waterpolo National Team), Marcus Aurelius, Boyan Slat

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Leadership, ethical standards, innovative mindset, positive thinking, passion

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Zsolt Varga

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How do they keep up their enthusiasm and energy to go on day by day?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

6

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gergely-bene-28236226/

Miroslava Prokopová

miroslava.prokopova@asahibeer.cz
AR, Credit & Collection Manager CZ/SK/GER/AT
Asahi CE & Europe Services, s.r.o./Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.
Number of years in present job 12
Number of years in profession 23

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Financing of Receivables by Factoring

Description of the presentation

Reasons and impact of receivable factoring

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I’ve gone through some major changes in my position in Asahi/Plzeňský Prazdroj, that I thought would never happen, but finally they moved me forward, so it´s all about change of mindset.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Continue in happy life with my family and dogs, to have a good job and enjoy travel

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Make the transition to SSC ABS successful, stabilize new AR team, be part of strategy changes and continously enhance/automize processes.

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

Don’t be trapped by dogma, turn failures into stepping stones for success

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

my husband, daughter, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe,  Jan Werich

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

support, inteligence, sense of humor, charisma, knowhow

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Steve Jobs

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What do you value most in your life?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

4

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://linkedin.com/in/miroslavaprokopova

Tomas Burian

tomas.burian@mann-hummel.com
Global Service Head O2C
Mann + Hummel
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 19

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Enhancing Cash Collection Through Predictive Analytics

Description of the presentation

The essence of this project lies in its ability to leverage the power of predictive analytics and shift the focus from reaction to prevention, improving the cash collection process. This is achieved by analyzing historical data and identifying patterns that signal potential late payments.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Anything is possible

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Maintain work life balance

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Revolutionise O2C

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

O2C as an Customer Centric Digital organisation

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My wife, Bill Gates, Mahathma Ghandi, Richard Dawkins, Audrey Hepburn

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Visionary, Bold and Compassionate

Name one person you consider a great leader.

My wife ;o)

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

I do ask different questions every day

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomasburian82?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app

Milan Šudoma

milan.sudoma@gmail.com
Project coach
Arks Foundation
Number of years in present job 2
Number of years in profession 15+

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Schindlers Ark and Museum of Survivors

Description of the presentation

A brief introduction into the history and present of the Arks in the heart of Europe

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

You don’t have to be friends with everyone.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Find more time for myself and hobbies.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Finish the build of the Museum and create a working educational environment in Brnenec

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

You are free to pursue your dreams.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My wonderful colleagues

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

dedication, determination, loyalty,

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Tomáš Čupr

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What is the magic?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/milsud/

Steven Deruyter

Steven.Deruyter@ab-inbev.com
Sales Finance Lead Europe
AB-Inbev
Number of years in present job 1.5
Number of years in profession 7

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Description of the presentation

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I became recently a father and this made me realize that time is flying by. It’s important to enjoy every moment of it, as before we will know it we will be 30 years further.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Trying to be a great father for my son and a good husband for my wife.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Keep growing and learning in the company, further expanding my skill set and trying to enjoy the ride.

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

Hire the right people and use data to make decisions.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My team.

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Curiosity, analytical, people managers, ambition & resilience

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Jen-Hsun Huang

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How do you define the strategy of your company long-term if you re adjust your business plan in a very Agil way. Are people not missing the vision of your company long term if you act in such an Agil way.

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

1

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-deruyter-931a80144/

Simon Yaxley

s.yaxley@quadient.com
Pre-Sales Solutions Consultant
Quadient
Number of years in present job 1.5
Number of years in profession 28

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Description of the presentation

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Something’s you have no choice of or control over but you have no option but to tackle head on. Good or bad the experience is enlightening

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Live, laugh, love and enjoy the ride

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Embrace technology and what it can do for individuals and organisations

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

Evolution not revolution

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My father, my wife, Bill Hicks, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

Family, Love, Comedy, Creativity, Science

Name one person you consider a great leader.

JFK

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

How he would bring people together by what had naturally divided nations

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

0

Social Media Profile (Li)

www.linkedin.com/in/simon-yaxley-0aa65210

Laszlo Rab

laszlo.rab@gmail.com
Director, Revenue Operations EMEA Japan
Novocure
Number of years in present job 4
Number of years in profession 14

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Dilemmas in order-to-cash

Description of the presentation

consider some promises vs. reality few years ago vs now, technolog and automation vs. where we are

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I would need to think about that….

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

hm, not easy..:)

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

even tougher..:)

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

real difference in people, patients’ life – delivered by us

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

hm….

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

hm hm….

Name one person you consider a great leader.

my former boss, Jon Tepe

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

whats next?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

5

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/laszlo-rab/

Jana Nekvapilova

jana.nekvapilova@irco.com
Team Leader Collections
Ingersoll Rand
Number of years in present job 6.5
Number of years in profession 6.5

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Portal Combat

Description of the presentation

Join the “Callisto Grand in Portal Combat” panel session to tackle the challenges of invoice portals in the credit and Order-to-Cash (O2C) world. Explore strategies to streamline invoicing, enhance payment efficiency, and overcome common obstacles, ensuring smoother financial operations and improved cash flow management. The discussion will also be related to e-invoicing mandates (providing the invoices to customers via governmental portal) and all the current challenges related to OTC departments in relation to this new obligation.

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Try and change the things you can, let go of the things you can’t.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

 

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

The world is changing so much right now – so I try to make the most of these changes and get ahead of them if I can.

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

Being generously paid for doing something you love.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

My family, Czech President Petr Pavel, Chris Hadfield

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

My family for obvious reasons. The President is a great diplomat and will know what to do if we encounter aliens. And Chris Hadfield is a professional astronaut.

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Danaerys Targaryen – she rose from nothing, leads with compassion but also authority, is able to turn life challenges into opportunities and learns from her mistakes. All great qualities for a leader to have.

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

Probably something about the dragons 🙂

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

this is my third time

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-nekvapilova-4861b1243/

Peter Kovacs

Peter.kovacs2@bp.com
Head Of Credit and Collection
BP – British Petrol
Number of years in present job 5
Number of years in profession 20

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Description of the presentation

 

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

If we talk about the global economic and geopolitical challenges then only one thing is for sure that nothing is for sure…

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

The biggest goal for me is to constantly learn and understand the changes that the entire global society is going through. Be it technical, generational, or economic and political.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Although in the short term we tend to overestimate the role of technical achievements, nevertheless, I believe that in the next 5 years we will undergo revolutionary changes in terms of new technological solutions and this will also affect the way we manage business risks in the future. This will also be necessary because, in my opinion, the world is moving in an increasingly unpredictable direction.

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

To build agile organization with resilient employees in order to achieve superior performance

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

 

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

 

Name one person you consider a great leader.

 

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

 

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

 

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-kovacs-9372675/

Miroslava Prokopová

miroslava.prokopova@asahibeer.cz
AR, Credit & Collection Manager CZ/SK/GER/AT
Asahi CE & Europe Services, s.r.o./Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.
Number of years in present job 12
Number of years in profession 23

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

Financing of Receivables by Factoring

Description of the presentation

Reasons and impact of receivable factoring

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

I’ve gone through some major changes in my position in Asahi/Plzeňský Prazdroj, that I thought would never happen, but finally they moved me forward, so it´s all about change of mindset.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Continue in happy life with my family and dogs, to have a good job and enjoy travel

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Make the transition to SSC ABS successful, stabilize new AR team, be part of strategy changes and continously enhance/automize processes.

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

Don’t be trapped by dogma, turn failures into stepping stones for success

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

my husband, daughter, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe,  Jan Werich

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

support, inteligence, sense of humor, charisma, knowhow

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Steve Jobs

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What do you value most in your life?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

4

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://linkedin.com/in/miroslavaprokopova

Sema Fongod

sema.fongod@fisglobal.com
Head of Growth Office, Receivables & Payables
FIS
Number of years in present job 3
Number of years in profession 12

CREDIT MATTERS XIII THE CALLISTO WAY
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Presentation title

TBC

Description of the presentation

TBC

 

 

Biography

What is your biggest life lesson from the past 5 years?

Making money is quite simple – identify a problem, and solve it.

What is your personal vision for the next 5 years?

Be in great physical shape, very fulfilled and a stable family.

What is your professional vision for the next 5 years?

Grow FIS’ Autonomous Finance division to a $1 Billion revenue unit.

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

Financial Freedom.

Name 5 people you would want with you on mission to the star “Callisto”?

 

What are the 5 main qualities that makes them your mission companions?

 

Name one person you consider a great leader.

Barack Obama

What would you ask them if you could meet them?

What does your 9-5 look like?

How many times have you been to a Credit Matters conference?

Many times

Social Media Profile (Li)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sema-fongod/

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