This year's WHU Campus for Controlling focused on the future of controlling. From September 6 to 10, our speakers addressed the question of how controlling can succeed in providing top management with information relevant to controlling in the future in a variety of ways.
In his presentation "Sustainability Controlling - Call for Action", Utz Schäffer argued for the topic to be embedded in the organizational structure of companies. Sustainability must become an integral part of the planning and controlling process and the incentivization of management. Adam Pradela, Executive Vice President Corporate Accounting & Controlling - Deutsche Post DHL Group, also addressed how the finance function deals with sustainability and interacts with other business units.
Steven Lehmann, Head of Global Analytics & Data Foundation - UCB, gave an insightful presentation on how artificial intelligence can influence corporate decision-making and what he himself has learned from implementing AI in his company. Jürgen Weber analyzed the viability of cost accounting in the future and Heiko Schletz, Head of Governance, Methods and Systems - BSH Hausgeräte, reported on the digitalization of the finance function in his company.
Thanks to the conference's online format, the hosts of the WHU Campus for Controlling Week 2021 - Professor Marko Reimer, Professor Utz Schäffer, and Professor Jürgen Weber, were once again able to welcome over 200 participants on average to the individual presentations.
We look forward to welcoming participants again in person to the 16th WHU Campus for Controlling on September 9, 2022, at the WHU Campus in Vallendar!