Dialog 2018
Connected Finance
Transform Today. Accelerate Tomorrow.
SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2018
Classic Remise | Düsseldorf

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Longview empowers organizations to maximize performance

Make quick and informed decisions as a strategic business partner.

Longview is The Connected Finance Company empowering the office of the CFO in accelerating planning, consolidation, tax and analytics. Join us at Dialog to hear from leading global companies, share in best practices, and discuss the transformation of the office of the CFO in becoming a key driver of strategy and business performance within organizations. In addition, DIALOG includes use cases, presentations and panel discussions on current hot topics, product updates and more. How will you keep up?

At Dialog 2018, you'll step away from your day-to-day routine and take proactive steps to transform your company. You'll learn how to optimize organizational performance, more accurately predict outcomes, and sharpen your strategy. You'll join more than 200 of your peers at this unique educational forum designed to bring you the inspiration, technology and actionable insights you need to make the right decisions, every time, with confidence.

This year's event includes two action-packed days where you can:

Choose from 20+ sessions.

Learn from Longview experts, customers, and industry thought leaders

Be the first to hear about Longview's product and technology roadmap.

Learn about updates to your product and powerful, new features that can help optimize your business processes and results.

Get inspired & Enhance Your Expertise.

Discover how you can benefit from embracing disruption, see what your peers are doing, and gain a clearer picture of what's possible for you.

Conference Venue

Classic Remise Düsseldorf
Harffstraße 110a
40591 Düsseldorf, Germany

DIALOG 2018 takes place in the Classic Remise Düsseldorf, a centre for vintage cars in a historic roundhouse. With its exhibition of classic cars, services and dealers for classic cars, shops and spare parts and accessories, the building is the ideal place to discuss the changes in business life.


DIALOG 2018 will include multiple keynote speakers and more than 20 breakout sessions sharing knowledge and experience among our customers and partners


September 19


September 20




1:00 - 5:30PM

Partner Day

7:30 - 10:30PM

Partner Networking Dinner and Evening Program
Location to be confirmed

8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Get-together

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome | Florian König (Moderator)

Opening Remarks | Roland Hoelscher, EVP, Customer Success, Longview

9:15 - 9:45AM

Connected Finance | Jerry Dolinsky, CEO Longview

9:45 - 10:30AM

Longview Product Roadmap & Update
Wayne Stevens, Chief Product Officer, Longview
Hans Peter Wolff | Global VP Product Development, Longview

10:30 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:30AM

Digital Darwinism | Karl-Heinz Land, Digital Darwinist

11:30 - 12:15PM

Cracking the Value Code
How digitalization enables the CFO organization to transform raw data into true value

Oliver Becker | Partner Advisory Services, EY

12:15 - 2:00PM

Networking Lunch and Partner Exhibition

Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:30PM

Longview Analytics Update & Roadmap
Hans Peter Wolff | Global VP Product Development, Longview

Longview Plan powered by Tidemark Intro & Overview
Wayne Stevens | Chief Product Officer, Longview
Emeka Ajoku | VP Product Management, Longview

Longview Tax Intro & Overview
Brad Hearn | VP Tax Product Management, Longview

2:30 - 2:45PM


Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:15PM

A Successful BI Project – do’s and don’ts
Börge Hansen | IT-Consultant, Union Investment

How to become digital in Workforce Sizing
Florian Grumiller | Responsable Pilotage | BlueLink group

Operational Transfer Pricing
Kathryn Abate | Senior Product Specialist, Longview

3:15 - 3:30PM


Breakout Sessions
3:30 – 4:00PM

If "Where" becomes decisive for your business decision making
Uli Drexelius | Principal Consultant, mip Management Informationspartner GmbH

Operational Order Planning
Holger Kollenbroich | Project Management Bayer AG

Longview GRC – Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
Bart-Jan Veenhof | Director Customer Success, Longview
Jürgen Günther | Managing Director, antares Informations-Systeme GmbH

4:00 - 4:30PM

Networking Coffee and Partner Exhibition

Breakout Sessions
4:30 – 5:00PM

Project- and Purchasing Controlling
Aurelius Stolka | Operational Business Controller, Atlas Copco IAS GmbH
Jens Thor | Consultant, MCG Management Consulting GmbH

The 21st Century Finance Manager
Maximilian Tritschler | TRITSCHLER Business Controlling

A New Standard in Customer Service
Thomas Schaap | Managing Director, Satisfactor B.V.
Jan Hoorntje | COO, MAAS International

5:00 - 5:15PM

Closing Remarks Day 1 | Roland Hoelscher, EVP, Customer Success, Longview

Wrap-up | Florian König

5:15 - 7:15PM

Partner Exhibition and Afternoon Activities

7:30 - 10:30PM

Networking Dinner | Evening Program at Classic Remise

9:00 - 9:45AM

Welcome | Florian König (Moderator)
Customer Case Study
Tim Stephan | Head of Business Analysis - Business Intelligence, Cargolux Airlines International

9:45 - 10:00AM


Breakout Sessions
10:00 – 10:30AM

Controlling & Reporting 2.0 at First Advisory Group
Jörg-Dieter Lahni I Senior Data Analyst, First Advisory Group

Advanced Analytics for AIF
Prof. Dr. Robert Göötz I CEO, AIF Kapitalverwaltungs-AG

SAP Round Table
Jan Ackermann | Senior Specialist Group Reporting, thyssenkrupp
Dr. Jan Piontkowski | Head of Group Reporting, thyssenkrupp

10:30 - 10:45AM


Breakout Sessions
10:45 – 11:15AM

Digital Reporting – from Monthly 2000 printed Excel Files to a Central Platform
Daniel Steinhoff | Controlling Systems, Rhenus Logistics

Introduction to Close Consolidation
Guy Menard | Vice-President of Product Management, Consolidation, Planning and Forecasting, Longview

TraceMiner 4 Collaborative Documation
Günther Hein | Managing Director, SYNAXUS BI Solutions

11:15 - 11:30AM


Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 12:00AM

The New Longview Self-Service Offering
Hamza Amor | Director Analytics Professional Services, Longview
Uli Selbach | Managing Director, Selbach Information Systems

A Journey through Fast-Pace Change with Longview
Sahar Uddin | Systems Developer, Allergan Inc. Europe

Perception and Subconsiousness – Visual Storytelling makes BI Applications accessible to EVERY Employee
Arne-Kristian Schulz | Head of Visual Business Analytics, blueforte GmbH

12:00 - 12:15AM

Network Coffee Break | Partner Exhibition

12:15AM - 12:45PM

Digitalization in the Formula 1
Florian König (Journalist and Moderator)

12:45 - 1:15PM

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Connected Finance
Sarah Bergseth, VP Global Marketing, Longview

1:15 - 1:30PM

Conference Closing Remarks | Vince Beacom, COO, Longview

1:30 - 2:00PM

Closing Partner Exhibition | End User Conference

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with Finance Decision Makers

Imagine hundreds of your ideal customers all in one place – seeking solutions to change the way they do business
As a Dialog sponsor, you can get face time with finance and tax professionals. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities that will help you raise brand awareness, generate targeted leads, and engage hard-to-reach buyers.
Here are some of the sponsorship options available to connect with financial professionals across industries, including those in the insurance, mining, retail and manufacturing space.

  • Keynotes and breakout sessions:

    Sponsor at our Platinum or Gold level and enjoy direct access to address conference delegates with exclusive speaking opportunities.

  • Solutions Center:

    Don't get lost in the crowd. As a sponsor, enjoy a dynamic exhibit space to highlight your products and services, and participate in our passport program designed to drive traffic to sponsor booths

  • Conference passes:

    Receive Dialog 2017 conference passes with sponsorship packages, for use by your employees or transferable to your customers and prospects.

  • Networking and Prospecting:

    Gain access to attendees, including decision makers at the executive and intermediate level, in a setting that sparks conversation and drives interest in your products and services.

  • Branding:

    Enjoy heightened brand visibility with pre, during and post conference branding that come with various sponsorship and a la carte options. Choose various at-event branding opportunities, such as our coveted Beat the Bear event, or our welcome reception so your brand can be one of the first things that attendees see.

To reserve your sponsorship package or for additional information, contact [email protected]