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.

Speakers

José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation

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José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

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.

José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation

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Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering

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Dr. Shakthi Kumar

Advisory Board Member

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Matthew Agnew

Director of Product Marketing

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Jesse Tutt

Program Director, IT Analytics, A.I, and Automation COE

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Deepti Kawoor

Global Transformation Leader

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Christopher Denver

Managing Director, Accounting Practices (RPA)

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Tim Bracken

Director of Automation

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Mark Chasan

CEO

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Katryna Ceniza

Robotic Process Automation Support

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Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality

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Pablo Consuegra

Principal, Business Transformation - Intelligent Automation

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Christopher Hodges

Speaker, Consultant, Author

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Eric Smith

Senior Product Marketing Manager

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Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering

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Damani Brown

Fmr. Digital Transformation Lead

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José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

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.

Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering , Blueprint Software Systems

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

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. 

Dr. Shakthi Kumar

Advisory Board Member , Former CEO, BHS Group

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Dr. Kumar is an innovator, entrepreneur, and global executive having led and operatedhealthcare businesses in US and EMEA. He has held several senior positions as CEO, COO, EVP,and Co-Founder for many healthcare organizations and currently serves on advisory boards formany startups. Dr. Kumar is sought for his expertise and insights at the intersection ofhealthcare, life sciences, medical and digital technology. He has also served as adjunct faculty andmentor for MD/MPH students.

Matthew Agnew

Director of Product Marketing, Blueprint Software Systems

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

For over 10 years, I have been a go-to resource for sales, marketing, communications, and product management in the technology sector. I love tackling new challenges and using my creative background to help organizations thrive in new and innovative ways.

Jesse Tutt

Program Director, IT Analytics, A.I, and Automation COE, Alberta Health Services

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jesse leads the IT Analytics, A.I., and Automation COE for Alberta Health Services (Canada's 5th largest organization). As an IT leader (20 years), his background is focused on automation (robotic process automation, software development and ETL processes), artificial intelligence (A.I.), and analytics of IT performance (2,300 staff) and program performance for AHS' $1.6B Epic implementation.
He also has excelled as an entrepreneur founding software development, virtual tour, mattress (https://gottasleep.com) and Search Engine Optimization / SEO companies (https://guruseoservices.com).
Jesse has spoken at eHealth, Tableau Conference 2018, CIO Calgary Summit, DAMA, DMC Conference, etc. and has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, Breakfast TV, Readers Digest, the Edmonton Journal, Fortune Magazine, Red Deer Advocate, Metro Magazine, St. Albert Gazette, Maclean's Magazine, and NAIT Techlife Magazine.

Deepti Kawoor

Global Transformation Leader,

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Astute Change Leader with 18 years of experience delivering complex large scale digital transformation programs across diverse industries (Finance and Banking, Technology, Travel and Insurance) and Geographies.
My leadership style is adaptable. I believe in investing in my team members and building professional relationships, resulting in constantly outperforming business objectives.

I'm most passionate about leading change and transformation in an organization, with cross-functional international teams to deliver measurable improved customer and commercial outcomes.
I care deeply about animal welfare and environmental conservation and spend my free time volunteering .

Christopher Denver

Managing Director, Accounting Practices (RPA), Crowe LLP

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Chris is a Managing Director at Crowe with more than 25 years of experience. He supports clients across all industries with Technical Accounting consulting and Robotic Process Automation as a Service (RPAaaS). Chris’ clients include both domestic and foreign owned entities where there are significant international operations, technical accounting challenges, and reporting requirements.

Tim Bracken

Director of Automation, Geisinger's Steele Institute for Health Innovation

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Tim Bracken is the Director of Automation for the Intelligent Automation Hub (IAH) at Geisinger's Steele Institute for Health Innovation. Tim joined the IAH in 2021 bringing nearly two decades of IT experience and 15 years of leadership to this role. Providing strategic leadership and mentoring to the IAH team, Tim is driven by improving people's lives and making a positive impact on society.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Tim spent the previous 8 years at Penn State where he led a team of technologists delivering online education to people from all over the world. With a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters degree in Business Transformation from Penn State, and multiple graduate certificates, Tim is an avid learner and believes in continuing education.

Mark Chasan

CEO, Transformative Capital

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Mark Chasan is a regenerative whole-systems futurist, strategic advisor, mentor, and eco-social entrepreneur with a track record as:

  • a lawyer with over 35-years of experience in corporate, finance, business, media, renewable energy and technology (including cleantech, digital media, fin-tech, agtech, aquatech and distributed ledger technologies) (Chasan & Associates, Exemplar)
  • an Internet entrepreneur & innovator with a public exit (Founder & CEO of Emusic) and two M&As (Sharecomm and Publex Ventures)
  • a Fortune 25 executive (Leader of IBM’s Digital Media Consulting Practice)
  • a renewable energy and structured finance executive (VP of Business Development and General Counsel for Clean Fund)
  • a financial advisor and innovator who has participated in over $500 million of financial transactions.

 

Katryna Ceniza

Robotic Process Automation Support, Capgemini

Biography

Experienced System Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Process Improvement, Public Speaking, Requirements Gathering, and Network Infrastructure.

Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality, Rivian

Biography

Proven customer focused Fortune 100 leader. A global, results-driven executive with 20 year record of leadership success in program delivery, product development, engineering, quality, customer satisfaction, and margin maximization.

Pablo Consuegra

Principal, Business Transformation - Intelligent Automation, Finastra

Biography

I am a strategic and passionate leader who supports enterprise programs to produce tangible results that add value to stakeholders. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to fulfill multiple leading roles supporting technology implementation in Artificial Intelligence, digital adoption, process design & re-engineering and operational effectiveness to promote innovation, cost reduction, revenue enablement, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation and employee engagement.

I have demonstrated through my proven record the ability to improve financial performance, service delivery and technology stack through business transformation and remarkable collaboration.

In my current role, I am accountable for cross functional business transformation focusing on Intelligent Process Automation for the enterprise, delivering optimization and high performance results.

As a professional engineer under the regulated entity Professional Engineers Of Ontario I am enthusiastic about innovation leveraging enabled - cutting edge technology to deliver business transformation.

Christopher Hodges

Speaker, Consultant, Author,

Biography

 

Christopher Hodges works with individual leaders and teams to realize their highest professional potential with automation and team performance. He is the author of “Noble Automation Now”.
He brings the best of 30 years as a corporate executive, consulting partner and US Naval Officer to helping organizations thrive.  
Chris works with committed leaders to serve all their stakeholders, resulting in more innovation, employee enthusiasm and business success. 
Prior roles include Intelligent Automaton leader for Northern Europe (Accenture & Deloitte), GE executive, author and entrepreneur. 
He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the London Business School.

 

Eric Smith

Senior Product Marketing Manager, NINTEX

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Data-driven and customer-focused marketing professional with 15 years of experience implementing highly effective growth marketing campaigns. Proven ability to deliver multi-faceted programs that improve conversion rates and exceed revenue goals at every position held. An accomplished leader with consistent track record of building, training, and leading high-performing teams that execute revenue-driving campaigns.

Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering, Presidio

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Mladen Milanovic is Vice President of Engineering responsible for Presidio’s Global RPA Program. Mladen has 20+ years of experience in contact center industry leading presales, post-sales, project management, and custom application development groups. In recent years Mladen is focused on workforce transformation and automation.

Damani Brown

Fmr. Digital Transformation Lead, Jamaica Public Service Company

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

A strategic leader who seeks to optimize processes and realize cost savings, while increasing efficiencies and delivering value to customers through digital transformation. Committed to leading and transforming teams to deliver high-quality services.

Previous RPA Speakers

Marco Chmura

Director of Quality & Transformation

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Eric Fisher

Senior Solutions Architect

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Tony Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

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Matthew Marino

AVP Lean Management- Operational Effectiveness

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Rajesh Rao

Global Head of the RPA & Conversational AI (Chatbot) CoEs

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Rias Attar

Vice President – VP, Transformation, Integration, Project Management, Continuous Improvement

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Rai Phakay

Solutions Architect

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Dan Whitacre

Senior Director Transformation and R&D

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Patrik Spreitzer

Global Operations Coordinator Quality and Business Solutions

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Brandon Nott

Senior Vice President Product

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Hao Dinh

Director Global Digital Industrial Operations

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Balázs Kégl

AI Leader & Netmind Chief Data Scientist

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Armand Angeli

Chairman Committee Shared Services, RPA & Intelligent Automation Scientific Committee – Editorial Board F&G President DFCG International (www.dfcg.fr)

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Vinay Mummigatti

Chief Automation Officer, Data Science Executive & Digital Transformation Leader

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Helen Jackson

Machine Learning Engineer

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Rohail Khan

President

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Taylor Herron

Lt Col, Action Officer, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff

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Jim Collins

Best Selling Author & Co-Author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, Great by Choice

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Kevin Kroen

PwC Partner, Intelligent Automation Leader

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Bob Gross

Sr. Director, RCM Transformational Initiatives

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Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering

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Donald Kuk

President & CEO

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Bryan Eckle

Partner

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Aura Bhattacharjee

Enterprise Architecture - Planning and Governance Lead

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Martin Lampman

Director, Customer Support Operations

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Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering

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Dr. Zeynep Hizir

Head Of Strategic Development, Insurance EMEA

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Rohail Khan

President

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Jonathan Wong

Head of Process Automation

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Jon Walden

CTO, Americas

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Marco Chmura

Director of Quality & Transformation, Morningstar

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

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.

Eric Fisher

Senior Solutions Architect, Micro Focus

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

Eric Fisher is a Senior Solutions Architect at Micro Focus. With over 10 years of industry experience at Micro Focus, (and HPE, HP, and Opsware by heritage), he works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the US to evangelize automation, promote Micro Focus' cloud and automation solutions, and help to translate technology into business value.

Based in Phoenix, AZ, he has a passion for technology and over 20 years’ experience working with data center engineers and IT experts, both as a consultant and a customer. 

Tony Higgins

Chief Technology Officer , Blueprint Systems

Biography

Tony Higgins is the Chief Technology Officer at Blueprint Software Systems where he oversees product development efforts to bring Blueprint's technology vision to life, within a philosophy of continuous innovation.

With over 20 years’ experience leading digital teams, he has been instrumental in driving the vision and evolution of Blueprint’s Enterprise Automation Suite, a modern and intuitive tool for scaling process automation initiatives to enterprise scale.

Tony has a broad base of software delivery skills and experience ranging from start-ups to global enterprises. He is passionate about building technology that helps teams to rapidly optimize, automate and digitally transform their organizations.

Matthew Marino

AVP Lean Management- Operational Effectiveness, Prudential

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Tuesday 17th November 2020 | 14:30 - 16:00 pm

Biography

Rajesh Rao

Global Head of the RPA & Conversational AI (Chatbot) CoEs, Nokia

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 11:30 - 12:00 pm

Biography

Rajesh currently heads the RPA & Conversational AI (Chatbot) CoEs at Nokia. He is responsible for globally implementing these technologies to deliver extreme automation benefits. Prior to this role, Rajesh was heading Platforms/Automation for HCL’s Business Services Division, where he delivered Automation solutions to multiple large global companies.

Rajesh brings strategic and operational expertise in Technology & Process led Transformation, Automation, Outsourcing and Emerging Technologies, and has held global leadership positions in these areas with people & PnL responsibilities, including board positions.

He holds a Business Management diploma (PGDBM) from XLRI and a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur, India. He is a trained Six-Sigma Black Belt and a certified Information Security Lead Auditor for ISO 27001.

Rias Attar

Vice President – VP, Transformation, Integration, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Caesars Entertainment

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 10:30 - 11:00 am

Biography

Rias Attar is an accomplished operational excellence and project management professional. He is recognized for his ability to help strategize business architecture, identify areas to improve processes and outcomes, turn around businesses from deficient to profitability, champion continuous improvement efforts, deliver challenging cross-functional programs while working collaboratively with diverse types of stakeholders, lead and coach winning teams, and inspire staff to deliver ambitious results.

Mr. Attar has planned and executed transformational projects (Business and Technology) that contributed over $500M of combined EBITDA impact and is managing a portfolio of initiatives that adds between $200 and $300M of EBITDA annually. He established PMOs, led Lean and Six Sigma efforts, championed Change Management, ensured proper Governance while reducing Bureaucracy, and has set proper business directions while staying focused on motivating staff, inspiring trust and confidence, developing people’s skills, and generating enthusiasm.

Mr. Attar worked for different companies at a variety of industries such as: Michelin (Tires), Friede Goldman Halter (Oil & Gas) , DHL Express (Courier), and General Electric/Genworth (Mortgage Insurance), and Maple Leaf Foods (Food Processing and Supply Chain). Prior to working at Caesars (Entertainment/Hospitality), he spent a few years in the consulting business working with companies such as Danone Dairy (Food Processing), Steel Tech (Steel Manufacturing/Rolling Mill), Sport Master (Clothing/Retail), and dipndip (Chocolate F&B). 

Mr. Attar started his professional career in Finance as an FP&A analyst then moved to project management and operational excellence about 18 years ago. During that time, he worked/lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, The Middle East, Toronto-Canada, and now in Las Vegas. 

Mr. Attar has a bachelor degree in Finance, got his MBA from University of Texas, and have a few certifications in project management such as (PMP) Project Management Professional, (ACP) Agile Certified Practitioner, and (CSM) Certified Scrum Master. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).

Outside of work, Rias is a devoted family man with a wife and 3 kids. His best time is when he spends it with his kids playing board games, riding bikes, swimming, or just watching movies. Rias loves sport, tries to work out often, practiced Jiu Jitsu and Kick Boxing for years, and enjoys lap swimming every once and a while. He also loves music and plays the classical guitar.

Rai Phakay

Solutions Architect, Micro Focus

Biography

Rai Phakay is a versatile solutions architect with Micro Focus specializing in automation, orchestration and cloud migrations technologies. He has 16 years of industry experience working with Fortune 500 companies.

Rai’s current stint is in IT Operations Management, focusing on delivering automation solutions for enterprise environments with mission critical infrastructure, helping translate technology to business value. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, he is a post graduate in wireless networking and VOIP, and holds a bachelor's degree from Delhi University, India.

Dan Whitacre

Senior Director Transformation and R&D, Kroger

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Senior Director Transformation team charged with engagements to enable the transformation of customer and associate experiences through the harmonization of strategies across business units, technology departments and external partnerships and a value-based approach to utilizing data, science, technology and engineering methods.  Asked to re-join Kroger in 2015 to lead the initiative that would transform the organization to an enterprise approach to data and analytics architecture, technology, practices and strategy.

In between Kroger tenures, Dan served as the CTO and Vice President of Business Development for a technology services organization transforming to a data and analytics consultancy eventually acquired by Data Intensity. 

Additionally, served six years consulting at IBM on Information & Analytics strategy and architecture in multiple industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing and U.S. intelligence.  While at IBM, Dan served in the IBM Federal CTO office, the Information and Analytics Tiger Team, the Big Data Champions team, as a client software advocate for IBM R&D, the IT Architecture Certification board and the Information On Demand Executive Architecture team. 

Patrik Spreitzer

Global Operations Coordinator Quality and Business Solutions, Bosch Service Solutions GmbH

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Brandon Nott

Senior Vice President Product, UiPath

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

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!

Hao Dinh

Director Global Digital Industrial Operations, Electrolux

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 11:30 - 12:00 pm

Biography

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.

Balázs Kégl

AI Leader & Netmind Chief Data Scientist, Huawei Technologies

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 17:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

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.

Armand Angeli

Chairman Committee Shared Services, RPA & Intelligent Automation Scientific Committee – Editorial Board F&G President DFCG International (www.dfcg.fr), DFCG

Biography

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

Vinay Mummigatti

Chief Automation Officer, Data Science Executive & Digital Transformation Leader, LexisNexis

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 09:00 - 09:30 am

Biography

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.

Helen Jackson

Machine Learning Engineer , Summit2Sea

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Tuesday 14th December 2021 | 13:30 - 15:00 pm

Biography

I have a mixed background in software engineering, machine learning, materials science, and physics. I have an active Top Secret Security clearance 

Rohail Khan

President, IRPA AI Board

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Friday 17th December 2021 | 09:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

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.

Taylor Herron

Lt Col, Action Officer, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, United States Airforce

Biography

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.

Jim Collins

Best Selling Author & Co-Author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, Great by Choice,

Biography

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick.

Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: GOOD TO GREAT, the #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results, along with its companion work GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS; the enduring classic BUILT TO LAST, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations; HOW THE MIGHTY FALL, which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct; and most recently, GREAT BY CHOICE, which is about thriving in chaos – why some do, and others don't – and the leadership behaviors needed in a world beset by turbulence, disruption, uncertainty, and dramatic change.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research and engages in Socratic dialogue with CEOs and senior leadership teams. In addition to his work in the business sector, Jim has passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, healthcare, government, faith-based organizations, social ventures, and cause-driven non-profits. In 2012 and 2013, he had the honor to serve a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jim holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences and an MBA from Stanford University, and honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

He is an avid rock climber, with one-day ascents of the north face of Half Dome and the 3,000 foot south face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

Kevin Kroen

PwC Partner, Intelligent Automation Leader, PwC

Biography

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.

Bob Gross

Sr. Director, RCM Transformational Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic

Biography

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.
 

Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering , Blueprint Software Systems

Biography

Matthew Dodgson is Head of Global Solution Engineering at Blueprint Software Systems, supporting the delivery of Blueprint’s Enterprise Automation Suite, a modern and intuitive tool for scaling process automation initiatives to enterprise scale. He believes in delivering quality solutions to customers that drive change and value for their organization, and is passionate about helping teams to rapidly optimize, automate and digitally transform their organizations. Cultivated through a background in customer service, quality assurance and software engineering, he has seen first-hand that the best solutions require dedication, passion and support from the whole team. 

Donald Kuk

President & CEO, Enterprise Transformation Excellence, Inc.

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 13:30 - 15:30 pm

Biography

Donald Kuk is an innovative, multiple industry award winning Global Transformation, Cognitive Automation and Operational Excellence Senior Executive with 20 plus years of delivering record setting top line growth, customer and employee satisfaction, and margin improvement leading rapid Enterprise Transformation and Intelligent Automation for the world’s most highly regarded manufacturing, retail and centralbanking, insurance, technology, health care and health sciences industry leaders.

Widely published successes include advanced metrics, analysis, strategy, mission, vision, opportunity identification, milestones, budget and roadmap development, multi-tiered communication, transformation and improvement program management, training, change and performance management, and results verification.

Named the “Enterprise Whisperer” by Fortune Magazine, Donald is a frequent invited Conference Chairperson, Keynote Speaker, Session Chairman and Tutorial Presenter at CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, Operational Excellence and Enterprise Strategy events worldwide.

Bryan Eckle

Partner, Summit2Sea

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Tuesday 14th December 2021 | 13:30 - 15:00 pm

Biography

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.

Aura Bhattacharjee

Enterprise Architecture - Planning and Governance Lead, Mondelēz International

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Friday 17th December 2021 | 16:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

Aura had joined Mondelēz International in 2017, after completing 2 years MBA in Information Management from SPJIMR, Mumbai, India during which she had also attended a month long classroom program at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After rotating across Innovation and Supply Chain functions within Mondelēz, she finally joined the Enterprise Architecture team, and has been there for 3-and-a-half years now.

As a Governance and Planning Lead, she monitors Digitalization, Innovation and Technology related projects across all Functions and Geography of the company. During this tenure, she has also been honored as 30-Under-30 Super Star by Celerity Supply Chain Community in 2019, and as FMCG Rockstar by Future Group in 2020. Aura had done B.E.(Hons) Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani and had worked across Procurement Consulting, Data Analytics and Programming, domains. Besides her corporate profile, Aura is a Writer, Indian Classical Singer and Dancer . She is also a published author, her book being available both in paperback and kindle format on Amazon globally.

Her debut book is entitled  "Dozen Pebbles Washed Ashore by Life". 

Martin Lampman

Director, Customer Support Operations, BCLC

Cultural Transformation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 28th February 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Martin Lampman has over 30 years in leadership management with 20+ years in Contact Center Management within the financial, technology and communications industry. Working in the public and private sector to drive top tier performance in SLA and KPI performance while building highly engaged cultures and communities.

Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering, Presidio

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Mladen Milanovic is Vice President of Engineering responsible for Presidio’s Global RPA Program. Mladen has 20+ years of experience in contact center industry leading presales, post-sales, project management, and custom application development groups. In recent years Mladen is focused on workforce transformation and automation.

Dr. Zeynep Hizir

Head Of Strategic Development, Insurance EMEA, SS&C

Biography

Dr Zeynep Hizir is a scholar and commentator on business digital transformation. Her specific expertise lies in the implementation of Intelligent Automation (IA) which combines Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) - in financial services firms, including asset management and insurance companies.

Dr Hizir’s career has seen her lead investment/asset management, business development and client relationship teams across back, middle and front offices at some of the worlds largest financial and fintech companies, including Goldman Sachs, MetLife and SS&C Technologies in London and New York.

A graduate of New York’s Fordham University (BS) and New York University (MBA) and the London School of Commerce/University of Wales Trinity St. David (DBA), Dr Hizir’s academic work has focussed on RPA implementation in client services of global institutional investment management firms.

Dr Hizir regularly features in the media commenting on matters on matters related to digital transformation and automation. She is also a frequent speaker at international industry conferences

Rohail Khan

President, IRPA AI Board

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Friday 17th December 2021 | 09:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

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.

Jonathan Wong

Head of Process Automation, Merck

Biography

Jon Walden

CTO, Americas, Blue Prism

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Jon Walden currently serves as the CTO – Americas for Blue Prism Software. Jon is a solutions-focused Executive with more than 30 years of success across a wide variety of industries. Leveraging extensive experience in technology he has been a valuable advisor for organizations seeking guidance in aligning the business with growth initiatives. With deep roots in diverse technologies focusing recently on RPA and Automation, Jon Walden thrives on helping to solve challenging and complex business problems faced by organizations.