Attendees will be able to engage executives and Finance in a constructive discussion about the serious problems with traditional management, including budgeting, and how these can be solved. They will have learnt what a number of companies around the would have done to escape rigid, centralized command and control in favor of more agile and human management models.
Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is currently heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting Statoil, Scandinavia's largest company, with operations in 34 countries and a turnover of USD 60bn. Within the Fortune 500, the company has been ranked #1 on Social responsibility and #7 on Innovation. Transparency International has named Statoil amongst the most transparent listed companies in the world.
Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT). He is a popular international business speaker and is the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award. He is the author of "Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential", where he writes about his implementation experiences. Statoil realized that traditional leadership and management practices no longer work in today's knowledge organizations operating in business environments more complex, dynamic and unpredictable than ever. The company implemented innovative alternatives to traditional management, such as abolishing traditional budgets and calendar-based management in favor of more decentralized, agile and values-based processes. Statoil has recently opened up for Bjarte to undertake select external consulting work.