The Zurich FP&A Board meeting: Power of FP&A Predictive Analytics
Zurich FP&A Board is proudly sponsored by:
The Zurich FP&A Board

The ninth meeting of the Zurich FP&A Board will take place on Thursday, 23rd of May 2019 to debate about the Power of FP&A Predictive Analytics.

Predictive Analytics (PA) is one of the most effective ways of extracting value from data in order to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends. It is a very objective and credible way to derive insights and for FP&A is a great mean to move towards forward-looking analytics and fact-based decision making. This FP&A Board meeting will be focused on how to define and approach FP&A Predictive Analytics

The International FP&A Board was created in London, UK, in 2013 to guide the development and promotion of the best practices in Financial Planning & Analytics (FP&A). Since then, the Board chapters were successfully established in 21 cities and 14 countries of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America to identify and support new global trends, skill sets and thought leadership in modern corporate financial planning and analysis. 

The FP&A Board is exclusive to senior finance practitioners in active employment (at CFO, FD and Head of Finance levels) who represent large local and international organisations. Please note that places are limited. We are inviting only 25 senior finance practitioners to join the Board. 

The meetings are complimentary, vendor-agnostic and by-invitation-only.


The Power of FP&A Predictive Analytics


Thursday, 23 May 2019


6-30 pm - 7-00 pm       Registration, networking, refreshments and light food
7-00 pm - 9-00 pm       Discussion
9-00 pm - 10-00 pm     Drinks and networking


1. Predictive analytics for FP&A: key concepts and definitions
2. Driver-Based Planning and Predictive Analytics: What are the differences and similarities?
3. Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
4. A case study and the best practice from the field:

  • "Algorithmic steering in Finance and Controlling". Marco Maisenbacher, Senior Quantitative Business Modeler - Lead Predictive Analytics at Horváth & Partner GmbH

5. Group discussion on Predictive Analytics 
6. Conclusions and Recommendations 

Marco Maisenbacher works as Senior Quantitative Business Modeler at the Horvath & Partners Steering Lab and leads the Predictive Analytics Team. His consulting expertise lies in the execution of advanced analytics modules within large digitization initiatives. He helps international corporates as well as leading mid sizes companies with the definition, modeling and implementation of predictive analytics solutions. Most of his projects were sponsored by CFOs and hence driven by the finance function. Marco studied Economics and Statistics in Bonn, Berlin and St. Louis USA.

Meeting Venue:

Bleicherweg 10, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland

Discussion Facilitator:
Larysa Melnychuk
, MD of FP&A Trends Group and founder of the International FP&A Board.

Participation in FP&A Board meetings is complimentary and exclusive to finance practitioners at CFO, FD, and Head of Finance level in active employment at large local and international companies. We cannot confirm the registrations of vendors, salespeople, consultants, middle management or unemployed.

The meeting is oversubscribed and the registration process is closed now.

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