BBRT Annual Conference May 13-15

Beyond Budgeting Round Table's 8th Annual North America Conference, May 13-15, 2009, San Francisco, CA

8th Annual Beyond Budgeting Conference
Managing Success in Turbulent Times

The 2009 conference empowered attendees with the knowledge of how to manage for success in today’s turbulent times, and provide insight on implementing tools to outperform the competition.

The event was held at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, California



Keynote Speaker

David Cooke, CFO, Park Nicollet Health Services

David Cooke has spent a great deal of his professional career on the provider side of healthcare as a CFO, COO and CEO in a variety of provider settings, including hospitals, medical groups and integrated provider organizations. Cooke has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, since December 1999.

David Cooke has eliminated traditional budgets at Park Nicollet Health Services by implementing the Beyond Budgeting principles. He will offer keen insight on how to succeed in these turbulent times. David's presentation illustrates proven real-life examples which worked in his organization and can also work in yours.


Bjarte Bogsnes, vice president and project manager beyond budgeting for StatOilHydro

Author of Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential shows you how to build an environment where people want to perform, excel and deliver their maximum potential. Bjarte’s experience in leading BBRT implementation efforts at Borealis and Stat Oil gives him keen insight on how companies can prosper and succeed without traditional budgets. His experience can also help your company become unified in achieving strategic goals and objectives.


Mark Graham Brown

One of the world’s leading authorities on performance measurement will share real-life examples of how key performance indicators have become more sophisticated and complex so that intricate aspects of performance can be more accurately evaluated. This Best-Selling Author and former Baldrige Award Examiner will teach you how to analytics can be designed to accurately measure & evaluate complex aspects of performance such as corporate culture, customer relationships, communication and intellectual capital. Learn how to evaluate your existing scorecard, design and implement better metrics based on best practices and to measure employee morale quickly without formal surveys.


Beau Keyte, Lean Enterprise Institute

Beau Keyte is the founder of Branson, Inc., a management consulting company focused on the application of lean manufacturing strategies and techniques. Beau began his "lean" consulting career in the mid-80’s at the Ford Motor company.

Keyte has coauthored the Shingo Prize-winning book, The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Office and Administrative Processes, available through Productivity Press.


Jeremy Hope, Author: Reinventing the CEO; Co-author: Beyond Budgeting

Over the past 12 years, Jeremy Hope has spoken with hundreds of CFOs and other finance professionals. His research has identified two visions for improving finance operations. One leads to frustration and poor-to-average long-term growth. The other leads to top performance.

He began his career as a chartered accountant and has since had experience in venture capital and business management. For the past five years his work has been focused on "Beyond Budgeting" and he is currently research director of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table, an organization dedicated to helping firms improve their performance management processes. Hope’s most recent book, Reinventing the CFO, outlines 7 critical roles CFOs must embrace to transform their companies finance operation.


Dr. Charles Horngren, Author: Cost Accounting & Accounting Hall of Fame Member; Professor Emeritus at Stanford University

Currently an accounting professor at Stanford University, Dr. Horngren has received numerous awards for his teaching and contributions to accounting education and practice. A recipient of honorary degrees from Marquette University and De Paul University, he became a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1990.

Dr. Horngren is also the author of themarket-leading textbook, Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, which has been used to train more CFOs than any other text.



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