Scaling, IT Involvement Cognitive Automation & Transformation at IA Asia

2nd Annual Intelligent Automation Asia Feb 19-22

No matter where APAC is comparative to other global regions, the 2nd Annual Intelligent Automation Asia Feb 19-22 has the opportunity to deliver quick wins for global enterprise practitioners

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At a first glance, when compared to agenda’s in Europe and the America’s it seems that Asia is slightly behind the conversation. But look deeper and onee finds that regional advantages abound.

The kickoff keynote in particular sights a statistic that should make business run intelligent automation strategists jealous – that 50% of CIOs are in on the IA conversation and seemingly in charge of the decision-making.

Some say that the region is behind in implementation. Even if that's the case, they don’t have to suffer another oft-quoted statistic –30-50% of initial implementations failing. Which means that 2019 just might be the year that APAC leapfrogs the other regions:

The Evolving Role of Intelligence Automation (IA) in Digital Transformation

Ravikumar Jeevarathinam - Vice President , Technology & Innovation - Global Technology Centre, Lloyd's Register 

  • How does IA fit into an enterprise’s existing digital transformation plans? Should it be viewed as an independent project or an add-on to the transformation?
  • Will we see greater synergies between human and machines for a truly human driven digital transformation?
  • With nearly 50% of CIOs in Asia currently investing in or planning to invest in intelligent automation, which sectors and industries are likely to get traction?
  • What are the emerging trends and technologies to look out for?

Ravikumar Jeevarathinam

Vice President , Technology & Innovation - Global Technology Centre 
Lloyd's Register


Another possible sign that APAC isn’t behind is the focus of cognitive automation and AI on the program. An impressive panel of top-level executives dive into the cognitive conversation initially around decision making. It will be interesting to hear how concrete the examples are which are shared:

Industry Panel : Cognitive Automation and Artificial Intelligence Driving the Next Wave of Intelligence Automation

Utpal Chakraborty - Head of Artificial Intelligence, YES BANK 
Venkatesh Subbaraman - Regional Chief Operating Officer - Institutional Banking, ANZ Bank 
Timothy Kooi - Head of Data Analytics, DHL 

  • How are enterprises leveraging on machine learning technologies in conjunction with RPA for decision making?
  • Run before you walk:  Can companies bypass RPA and move straight into cognitive solutions?
  • Can the innovative use of bots pave the way for faster AI adoptability
  • Impact of IA on  workforce utilization in-terms of hiring, re-retraining  and mobilising employees  to focus on more value added tasks

Utpal Chakraborty

Head of Artificial Intelligence 


Venkatesh Subbaraman

Regional Chief Operating Officer - Institutional Banking 
ANZ Bank


Timothy Kooi

Head of Data Analytics 


Industry case study examples are promised in the transitioning from RPA to cognitive session. That comes along with the promise of a focus on ML and cognitive automation enterprise-wide:

Transitioning from RPA to Cognitive Automation

Vince Kasten - Head of Workflow Automation, Prudential Corporation Asia 



  • The potential from machine learning and robotics working together
  • Enabling Cognitive Process Automation across the entire organization
  • Case Study and examples from the industry

Vince Kasten

Head of Workflow Automation 
Prudential Corporation Asia


Another nut, which global enterprise practitioners are craving to crack, is cross-enterprisee scalability. Based on the fact that the session is run by a top CoE executive, it has the opportunity to deliver quick wins:

Scaling Cognitive RPA Across the Enterprise

Vihang Shah - Head- Centre of Excellence , Digital Productivity, Electrolux Asia Pacific 

  • Expanding your Bot workforce: What are the commercial and technical considerations?
  • The importance of small success and how can these be replicated in other units?
  • Creating a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for automation governance, process assessment and organisation wide support
  • Fostering internal collaborations, management support and customer acceptance for cross-functional scaling

Vihang Shah

Head- Centre of Excellence , Digital Productivity 
Electrolux Asia Pacific

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