SOURCE: ifb group

May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

ifb group Presents "International Banking Conference for SAP Users"

-- 3-4 June 2008 in Vienna (Austria)

-- Exchange of ideas on the potential and benefits of SAP for Banking

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Banking professionals and managers from all over the world will meet to exchange ideas at the "International Banking Conference for SAP Users" in Vienna (Austria) on 3-4 June 2008. The event is being organised by the consulting and software provider, ifb group, which as a special expertise partner to SAP AG specialises, amongst other things, in the development and implementation of SAP banking software. The focus of the conference will be an exchange of ideas regarding bank controlling with "SAP for Banking". Speakers from international banks, SAP AG and the ifb group will explain how leading banks are benefiting from the latest economic and technical management methods using SAP systems. This will involve "Analytical Banking" and "Transactional Banking" issues, including the following topics:

--  Strategies dealing with standardisation, industrialisation and IT
    architecture in financial institutions
--  Concepts for total bank controlling, integrated reporting,
    consolidation and processes
--  Implementation of IFRS, Basel II, profitability analyses, management
    accounting, supervisory issues, etc.
--  Application possibilities in analytical banking, transactional banking
    and ERP

A selection of scheduled speakers:

--  The role of IT in the banking world of tomorrow
Thomas Balgheim, Senior Vice President Financial Services, SAP AG, Germany
--  Top-down meets bottom-up: The Postbank's managed evolution towards
    service oriented architecture
Dr. Stephan Güsken, Head of SIC, Postbank Systems AG, Germany
--  Strategic challenges of a new banking IT architecture
Gustavo Roxo, Chief Information Officer, Banco Real, Brazil
--  BIAN - towards an international SOA standard for banks
Oliver Kling, Solution Architect, SAP AG, Germany
--  Enhanced SAP ERP Finance Processes
Farah Jama, Vice President, Global Finance Technology, JPMorgan Chase (USA)

The conference will be held in English. Venue is the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna. For online registration and further information, please see or contact Regina Landwehr, ifb group, Cologne (Germany), +49 221 921841 777, Fax + 49 221 921841 300, The participation fee is EUR 1,390.

As a consulting and software specialist, the ifb group partners 1,600 companies worldwide, of which 1,400 are financial service providers. ifb is a specialist in the fields of banking and corporate management, risk management, accounting and reporting, for which it provides suitable management consulting and software solutions. ifb is an SAP AG special expertise partner and a member of the European consulting network, BPM International.

ifb group has companies in Germany, USA, China, Austria, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Uruguay, which currently employ more than 400 staff. The ifb group network also includes the legally independent auditing companies ifb Lux-Audit S.à r.l. (Luxembourg) and ifb Treuhand AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (Germany).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Andreas Grotz
    Public Relations Manager, ifb group
    Neumarkt-Galerie, Neumarkt 2
    50667 Cologne (Germany)
    Telephone: +49 (0)221 92 18 41 281
    Mobile: +49 (0)177 76 51 742