RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference
The Largest Premier Gathering of RPA & IA Industry Leaders & Senior-Executives sharing key solutions to current & future RPA challenges.
The business environment is changing faster than at any time in history, and smart organizations know that their company’s competitive advantage today and in the future will come only by transforming their business from end to end, function by function and process by process.
This event unlike any other event in the industry truly represents the rapidly evolving landscape of RPA & Intelligent Automation in business transformation & operational excellence.
Carefully crafted, the agenda has been uniquely designed through primary telephone research, to deliver exceptional content, to drive the best attendees, and become the most engaging event in the industry.
Just Some of Our Outstanding Speakers
José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.
Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.
Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.
He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.
Armand Angeli is a recognized expert in shared services and outsourcing, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Intelligent Automation, and international business development.
Armand leads the RPA/Intelligent Automation /Shared Services and Outsourcing Committee of DFCG, the French CFO Institute, a Think Tank with more than 400 CFO’s, Shared Services/GBS, Automation coE and Finance Transformation Leaders
Since 2016, he is an independent Strategic Business Advisor in the areas of International Business Development, Digital Transformation, Automation / RPA, Outsourcing and Shared Services.
He has introduced in France and Southern Europe, a number of key added value software and solutions to improve the performance, quality and compliance of Finance functions.
From end of 2014 until May 2016, he was the Lead of the newly created Business Process Services (BPS / BPO for F&A, Payroll, HR, Procurement, Multichannel Cx / Contact Centers) Practice of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for EMEA South (focus on France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Northern Africa).
As a Partner, from 2004 to October 2012, with Grant Thornton, the global audit and accounting network, Armand held several roles over eight years including Director Global Outsourcing Services, heading business development for Finance Transformation and Outsourcing, and serving as Global Lead for Travel, Tourism and Leisure sectors, and head of Payroll Outsourcing Services. He was previously with PwC as European Business Development Director BPO, responsible for business development for shared services, outsourcing and consulting businesses for Continental Europe.
Armand has degrees in engineering from INSA Lyon (including an exchange program with IIT Chicago) (1981) and an MBA from INSEAD (1990), and served in senior international roles, including as Purchasing Director, Sales Manager, Internal Audit Director and CFO, over a 15-year period with IBM, General Electric and CNH. He has successfully led numerous financial re-structuring, IT, consulting, shared services and BPO projects. Armand is a French native and he is fluent in English and Italian.
Active in key professional and leadership organizations, Armand was for 9 years the President Europe, Middle East and Africa for the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI, www.iafei.org ). He is currently President of the DFCG International group (the French CFO organization, www.dfcg.fr ). He is a member of the Board of DFCG and of the Editorial Board of the CFO monthly magazine. Recognized as expert and influencer in his field, he is a frequent chairman and speaker at key international conferences. He leads and delivers executive level and certified professional training in RPA, Shared Services, Outsourcing and New Technologies
Brandon Nott leads Attended Automation at UiPath. As a former customer, he has built a successful RPA practice and brings firsthand knowledge of all aspects of the RPA life cycle to the product team. An award-winning technologist with a deep focus on sustainable, robust systems design.
From automating mortgage operations to testing wireless technologies, Brandon takes a holistic approach to digital transformation that brings humans and technology together, seamlessly. Not only does he create attending automations/robots at night, he is also avid race car driver, proud father of 3 and recently relocated to the NW area!
As Chief Automation Officer at LexisNexis, Vinay manages an enterprise-level organization to deliver digital transformation and automation for 14 business units. He set the vision and roadmap for building world class products and services leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Data science and emerging technologies, in partnership with the CEO, COO and CFO.
As an SVP, Enterprise Head of Automation and Process Excellence COE (RPA, BPM, Cognitive Automation) at Bank of America, he established a global organization to deliver Process Excellence, RPA and Intelligent Automation strategy, innovation, standards and digital transformation programs. He had similar roles and responsibilities at UnitedHealthcare and Virtusa and spent the early part of his career at Tech Mahindra, his last role as the VP and Global Head of Enterprise Business Solutions including CRM, ECM, Supply chain, Supplier relationship management, BPM, Business consulting, PLM, process consulting.
He has a Masters in Science from the University of North Carolina.
In his current role as the VP & global Head of Finance Global Operations at HP Inc., Rajeev currently leads HP Finance hubs across India (Bangalore, Chennai), Mexico (Guadalajara), Poland (Wroclaw) and China (Dalian), along with 44 country front offices. His organization is responsible for delivery & stakeholder management for Finance processes. Rajeev is also accountable for Site Leadership, Talent Development & Digital Transformation across these hubs. In a career spanning 3 decades across organizations like HP, Fidelity Investments, GE, L&T and Eicher group, Rajeev has invested 12 years in manufacturing / factory management & 18 years in Shared Services. He has been a speaker / panelist at forums like PEX (Process Excellence Network) forum, SSON (Shared Services & Outsourcing Network) Singapore summit & BTOES (Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit) in Orlando, Florida. Rajeev is well known for his inspirational leadership, change management skills and Business partnership. He has strong capabilities in Robotics, Process Reengineering & Digital transformation in Operations; and has achieved a unique trifecta of certifications in Business Excellence: ‘Master Trainer’ (GE), ‘Quality Leader’ (GE) & ‘Executive Belt’ (HP). Additionally, Rajeev has a strong passion for Social Impact – with key focus on underprivileged children and women. He has worked with several NGOs and Social Innovation programs. Rajeev has also completed certificate course on ‘Negotiation & Influence’ from MIT Sloan School of Management.
In his current role as the VP & global Head of Finance Global Operations at HP Inc., Rajeev currently leads HP Finance hubs across India (Bangalore, Chennai), Mexico (Guadalajara), Poland (Wroclaw) and China (Dalian), along with 44 country front offices. His organization is responsible for delivery & stakeholder management for Finance processes. Rajeev is also accountable for Site Leadership, Talent Development & Digital Transformation across these hubs.
In a career spanning 3 decades across organizations like HP, Fidelity Investments, GE, L&T and Eicher group, Rajeev has invested 12 years in manufacturing / factory management & 18 years in Shared Services. He has been a speaker / panelist at forums like PEX (Process Excellence Network) forum, SSON (Shared Services & Outsourcing Network) Singapore summit & BTOES (Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit) in Orlando, Florida.
Rajeev is well known for his inspirational leadership, change management skills and Business partnership. He has strong capabilities in Robotics, Process Reengineering & Digital transformation in Operations; and has achieved a unique trifecta of certifications in Business Excellence: ‘Master Trainer’ (GE), ‘Quality Leader’ (GE) & ‘Executive Belt’ (HP).
Additionally, Rajeev has a strong passion for Social Impact – with key focus on underprivileged children and women. He has worked with several NGOs and Social Innovation programs.
Rajeev has also completed certificate course on ‘Negotiation & Influence’ from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Advises the Air Force’s second highest ranking officer on strategies to optimize the Department’s 689,000 person workforce and $165B budget to accelerate change across a broad range of disciplines including artificial intelligence, human capital management, agile software development, and robotic process automation. Crafts strategic messaging in support of a broad range of senior engagements and drives maturation of the Air Force's intrapreneurial capabilities.
Dr. Balázs Kégl is Chief Data Scientist and the Head of AI research leading a team of researchers and engineers working on cutting edge AI research motivated by telecommunication applications. His team is part of at Huawei's Noah's Ark Lab, a world class research with facilities located in China, Canada, UK, and France.
Dr. Kégl's research focuses on learning autopilots for engineering systems to make them more reliable, safer, and more energy efficient. Balázs joined Huawei's Algorithm and Software Design Department in France on sabbatical from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he was a senior research scientist from 2006 to 2019 and head of the Center for Data Science of the Université Paris-Saclay between 2014 and 2019.
Dr. Kégl is co-creator of a code-submission platform (RAMP) to accelerate building predictive workflows and to promote collaboration between AI consumers and data scientists. Balázs graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary with an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and was assistant professor at the Université de Montréal from 2001 until 2006.
Brad Sullivan is a Regional Sales Director located in Dallas supporting the South Central region. He began his career with IBM selling both mid-range and mainframe computers to the energy and manufacturing verticals. In college, Brad earned a BBA in finance and his next endeavor focused on global M&A activities for technology companies.
Brad's career later evolved to artificial intelligence for Texas Instruments where he interacted with the US Navy and and various aerospace companies. Next Brad was asked to join Oracle with a focus on application and database technologies for large investor owned utility companies where he achieved recognition as the #1 sales person the world. Ultimately, Brad career grew into networking and more recently has spent time at both Riverbed and Arista Networks.
Marco Chmura is Director of Quality & Transformation at Morningstar, whose mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals. Marco’s spent the past 5+ years helping Morningstar achieve that mission by developing a process mindset and client-centric culture by championing the voice of the customer and mentoring/guiding leaders as they manage LEAN Six Sigma and Agile development projects. For the past year and a half, he’s also been responsible for helping Morningstar enhance the customer experience through the adoption of emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, AI, ML, Chat, etc.
Dr. Kirchmer is an experienced practitioner and thought leader in the field of Digital Transformation and Business Process Management (BPM). He co-founded BPM-D, a consulting company focusing on digital process transformation, operational excellence and customer experience by leveraging the discipline of BPM. Before he was Managing Director and Global Lead of BPM at Accenture, and CEO of the Americas and Japan of IDS Scheer, known for its ARIS Process Software.
Dr. Kirchmer has led numerous transformation and process improvement initiatives and has worked with hundreds of clients in technology, financial, health, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He has published 11 books and over 150 articles. He is affiliated faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and received a research and teaching fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Bob Gross is the Senior Director of Revenue Cycle Transformation at Cleveland Clinic with
over 10 years of experience in the hospital & health care industry. He is skilled in
leading teams focused on analytical capabilities including enterprise data
warehousing, data visualization, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Bob is
also leading a new team focused on transformative technologies, including robotic
process automation (RPA), block chain, electronic data interchange (EDIs), and
application programming interfaces (APIs). He also serves as an influencer of technology adoption and optimization within the Revenue Cycle.
Bob has held prior roles in budgeting, financial modeling, accounting, enterprise information systems, and healthcare information technology (HIT). He is a Certified
Professional in Health Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification
holder, as well as a finance professional with a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) focused in Corporate Finance from Cleveland State University. Technologies
his team are leveraging to transform the Revenue Cycle at Cleveland Clinic include Epic, UiPath, Olive, Teradata, Informatica, Tableau, SAS, Python, Hyperledger, Hadoop, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Mr. Khan is a seasoned senior executive with over 23 years of C-Level experience across multi-sector Fortune 2000 and start-up companies. His industry expertise lies within Healthcare Administration, Financial Services, and BPO Services where his areas of expertise include strategy, operations & administration, RPA/automation, business transformation, technology innovation, process-led reengineering, product development and building global organizations at scale. He has consistently exceeded results throughout his executive career and has established new service delivery models that remain in operation 15+ years later.
Mr. Khan is currently President of IRPA’s Digital Solutions Exchange guiding IRPA’s 100,000+ global members establish strategy, drive business transformation through process-led automation and digital business transformation. He is a Board Advisor to i-Tuple, a firm engaged by Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Family Offices to assess target companies across people, process and technology and validate their investment thesis. He also sits on the Board of Payssurance, a healthcare start-up. Prior to that, he was Founder and CEO of Skills International - a not-for-profit firm focused on global talent migration and immigration to Canada. Mr. Khan was a member of Immigration Round Table co-sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada and the Federal Government of Canada. He has been instrumental in helping public companies in Canada to address critical skill gaps.
Prior to this role, he was Group President, of Xerox’s $1.7B Healthcare Administration and Human Capital Management Solutions. He managed 1300+ healthcare BPO contracts with Fortune 2000 and SMB clients including delivery, automation and service delivery to their employees. He managed a global organization of Sales, Strategy, IT Services, Delivery Operations, Product Management and Customer Service of 11,300+ professionals across 23 countries. He was at the forefront of defining health wellness solutions for customers.
Lead PWC's Intelligent Automation go to market efforts, with a focus on bringing PwC's "New World, New Skills" initiative to clients through innovative products and services. Kevin also manages PwC's go to market alliances with a number of leading automation software platforms.
Kevin previously led intelligent automation efforts within the Financial Services industry (spanning across Banking and Capital Markets, Asset and Wealth Management, and P&C/Life Insurance). These efforts span Operations, Finance, Risk, and Compliance competencies.
Kevin has prior extensive experience in Capital Markets operations, finance, and technology transformation, focused on post trade processing and books/records processing.
I have a mixed background in software engineering, machine learning, materials science, and physics. I have an active Top Secret Security clearance
Bryan Eckle is a partner at Summit2Sea Consulting (S2S). He collaborates with clients and leads our consulting team to identify and solve complex problems with clean and simple solutions. Bryan's expertise lies in implementing people, process and technology solutions to financial management, procurement, budget and overall data analytics challenges.
He is constantly evaluating emerging technologies across data analytics, process automation and AI / machine learning in order to identify the optimal solutions to our client’s business challenges. He received his BS in Business Administration from Mary Washington College and holds a certification in ICAgile.
Steve Sarafinovski is a natural leader that began his career on the front lines of the transit industry, and has progressed his versatile background through his experiences in operations, technology project management, transit scheduling and resource management.
Currently, as a strategic leader in Resource Planning and Optimization of the Capital Projects Group division at Metrolinx, a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, Steve does what he does best which is exploring and finding opportunities by implementing efficiencies and automated processes within his projects portfolio.
Being a recipient of the Innovation Award at Metrolinx, as well as being awarded the “Top 40 Under 40” honours from the transit industry, achieving success in implementing new and more efficient processes, has been the cornerstone of his career. Steve is also the Founder of KJS Group, a consulting firm that offers expert management consulting and strategic planning advice for small to medium businesses.
I believe in delivering quality solutions to customers that drive change and value for their organization. Cultivated through a background in customer service, quality assurance and software engineering I have seen first hand that the best solutions require dedication, passion and support from the whole team.
For two decades, Hao has led digital transformation initiatives for IBM, Unilever, GE, Ford, GM & collaborated with IDEO & the Aspen Institute to drive social innovations.
Also, he’s successfully started two non-profits that partner with the education systems in the United States and China to nurture the next generation of innovators. Lastly, to strengthen his physical, mental & spiritual self, Hao recently completed a US Navy Seals training program.
A former Research Director at leading IT industry analysis firm Gartner, Mark has an extensive background in enterprise architecture, business process management and change management, having held executive positions with a number of technology companies.
Mark has authored or co-authored four books on business and process management, including “Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer” and “In Search of BPM Excellence” and “People Centric Process Management. Widely respected for his knowledge and views on business change, he is the creator of “Next Practice” and has variously been described as a ”BPM Guru”, a “Thought Leader” and a “Master of Mindset”.
Mark is passionate about the people aspects of change, he has spent much of the last ten years travelling the world, learning, teaching and researching the cultural aspects of change and how executives perceive business and process improvement In this capacity he has literally taught hundreds of people and been fortunate to interview and interact with many CEO’s .
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RPA is a software robot that mimics human actions, whereas AI is the simulation of human intelligence by machines.
Many people often asked about the difference between Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Some even confused the two to be the same.
To make matters worse, many vendors are now brandying about terms like Intelligent Automation (IA) or Intelligence Process Automation (IPA).
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), led by a diverse panel of industry participants, published the IEEE Guide for Terms and Concepts in Intelligent Process Automation in Jun 2017. The purpose of this standard is to promote clarity and consistency in the use of terminologies in this still nascent industry.
According to IEEE SA, RPA refers to the use of a “preconfigured software instance that uses business rules and predefined activity choreography to complete the autonomous execution of a combination of processes, activities, transactions, and tasks in one or more unrelated software systems to deliver a result or service with human exception management.”
And AI is “the combination of cognitive automation, machine learning (ML), reasoning, hypothesis generation and analysis, natural language processing and intentional algorithm mutation producing insights and analytics at or above human capability.”
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