With 10+ years of experience as a keynote speaker, Albert Birck knows how to create a stir when sharing his vast experience within the Performance area. Keynotes are often a mix of best-practices and thought-provoking real-world examples. Focus is on engaging and encouraging the audience to reflect on how to drive an even stronger performance behaviour.

Some of the recurring themes are:

  • Setting the record straight: What is all this about Performance?
  • State-of-the-art for Performance: Is performance management dead? Then what?
  • What now for Performance in our organisation: Inspiration and discussion of the performance road map and performance maturity
  • Them or us? Using Performance to create systemic and sustainable improvements
  • Control or empowerment, stick or carrot? Leadership challenges for strategy execution
  • Data transparency: Why is analytics paramount for succeeding with Performance?
  • A tale from the dark side: What can we learn from performance management gone terribly wrong?

Book A Keynote

We tailor keynotes to the individual organisation and target audience, e.g. the c-suite, general managers, specialists or others. The format is typically a shorter presentation with or without group excercises and discussion.

Please see our training options if you are interested in something more hands-on than the keynote format allows.

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Past Engagements

Please find an overview of selected past speaking engagements across Europe below.
  • Performance management for the finance business partner, Finance Business Partnering Conference, Copenhagen.
  • Actionable performance information, Performance Management Forum, Copenhagen
  • Performance management cases. CBS Copenhagen. Invited by associate professor of performance management at Copenhagen Business School Cristiana Parisi
  • Business analytics and performance management. Optimisation and digitisation of financial performance management conference organised by Advectas, IBM and Valcon, Copenhagen
  • Financial performance management. Performance Management Conference, Copenhagen
  • The future for performance management. Performance Management Conference, Copenhagen
  • The performance roadmap for HR. Bransch 100 – HR Excellence, Stockholm.
  • Performance management, CBS-SIMI Executive Program, Copenhagen. Invited by Copenhagen Business School professor of performance management Allan Hansen.
  • 5th annual Corporate Performance Management Conference, Amsterdam
  • “Successful performance management”. Controlling and Reporting Management: Excellence in Performance Management. Barcelona
  • ‘Actionable performance management’. 3rd Controlling, Reporting and Performance Forum. Amsterdam
  • Sustainability strategy and lean / six-sigma methodologies. ‘Lean Day’. Taastrup
  • ‘The people side of performance management, transparency and value-creating business analytics’. 2nd Annual Business Performance Summit, Berlin
  • ‘Guerilla analytics’ as a web conference for Atlanta, USA
  • Information principles for creating competitive advantages, Sustainability Conference, Holte
  • ‘Process and performance management: Pros and cons – do we need both?’ 2nd Controlling, Reporting and Performance Forum. Amsterdam
  • ‘Overcoming resistance and getting to buy-in for BI-projects’. European Customer Conference. Amsterdam
  • Chairman for the 4th annual Corporate Performance Management Conference.
  • Keynote speaker on ‘Redefining performance management and selecting the right performance management methodology’. 4th annual Corporate Performance Management Conference. Amsterdam
  • Expert speaker on ‘Performance management and business analytics’. 3rd annual Corporate Performance Management Conference. London
  • Performance management and game theory. Copenhagen Business School. Invited by Copenhagen Business School professor of applied microeconomics Peter Bogetoft.