2015 Beyond Budgeting Conference

Held in partnership with the Beyond Budgeting Institute, this event demonstrated that the Beyond Budgeting philosophy is a holistic and coherent management model. Speakers included John Seddon, occupational psychologist, researcher and global authority on management change; Andy Copsey, Chief Operating Officer of Handelsbanken in the UK; Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School; Jesper Kruger of AP Moller Maersk; and Ulrich Gammelgaard of Velux.

Watch clips and read excerpts from the conference

Through this page you can find clips from the speakers at the conference along with links to the related blogs.

Reinventing leadership – John Seddon at Beyond Budgeting 2015

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Andy Copsey, COO, Handelsbanken: the UK’s Fastest Growing Bank

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Jesper Krüger on Driving Performance at AP Moller Maersk

Jesper Krüger is Head of Group Performance and Analysis at AP Moller Maersk.

Jesper’s Performance and Analysis team is responsible for driving the company’s short-term and long-term planning cycles, and for analysing, tracking and challenging the performance of business units within the APMM Group against their strategic ambitions.

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Ulrich Gammelgaard: Transparency and Demand Response at Velux

Ulrich Gammelgaard is Head of Global Financial Management at Velux, a roof window and skylight manufacturer, and one of the strongest brands in the building industry.

Ulrich has played a major role in the transformation of the Velux planning model which has improved transparency and the company’s ability to act on demand changes globally.

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Julian Birkinshaw from London Business School: Bureaucracy, Meritocracy and Adhocracy

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Next Conference: 2025 Happy Workplaces Conference

Our Happy Workplaces Conference is our biggest event of the year, and we'd love for you to join us on Wednesday 25th June!

Our 2024 event was our first ever hybrid event, and so we hope to run next year's in the same way. We will host up to 50 people face-to-face at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, London, and we can host up to 200 people online via Zoom. However you choose to join, there will be interaction, discussion, space for reflection and opportunities to network with others.

Stay tuned for full details of our speakers for next year's event. As always, our speakers share practical, hands-on ideas that you can implement to create happy and engaged workplaces.

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The Happy Conference Methodology

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