Intelligent Automation. RPA. AI. NLP. ML.

July 27 - 30, 2020 | Illinois, United States

MAIN CONFERENCE: DAY ONE - August 6, 2019

8:00 am - 8:40 am Registration for Main Conference Day One & Networking Breakfast

8:40 am - 8:50 am SSON Welcome Address

Heather King - Divisional Director, SSON North America
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Heather King

Divisional Director
SSON North America

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s Day One Opening Remarks

Shaun Dawson - Vice President of Intelligent Automation Advisory, Cognizant
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Shaun Dawson

Vice President of Intelligent Automation Advisory
Cognizant

9:00 am - 9:45 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Where Is IA Technology Today & How Will the IA Landscape Evolve?

Vivek Wadhwa - Technology & Innovation Futurist, Academic & Author, Carnegie Mellon University & Harvard Law School
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Vivek Wadhwa

Technology & Innovation Futurist, Academic & Author
Carnegie Mellon University & Harvard Law School

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Eric Wong

Director, Digital Corporate Administration & Process Automation, United
United Airlines

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James Smolich

IT Project Manager
United Airlines

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Mythili Vellanki

RPA Product Manager
Palo Alto Networks

Sarah Strokes

Director, Finance
Medline

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Brent Haley

Direct, Marketing
UiPath

10:15 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking Break & Demo Drive

"THE IA RACE"

Please note, all “The IA Race” participates must bring their own laptops that will be utilized to perform the tasks at hand.
We apologize, but IQPC/SSON will not be providing laptops for the “The IA Race”.
If you would like to participate in the “The IA Race”, you must sign up upon registering for the overall event.

Train - If you are an IA Developer, and/or likeminded IA technical enthusiast, then join us for the friendly competition of IA technical challenges structured as a game that will require you to complete a series of IA Developer technical projects and tasks. To win the "The IA Race", you must finish all the projects in the allotted time to do so and per the guidelines set forth by our IA Developer Bot Board members - as well as present your final results to your game peers (during Part 4 of the game). There will be several "The IA Race" categories to strive to be the winner of and prizes will be awarded to all winners!

Additional information soon to come!
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Jomel Angat

Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI)
Fannie Mae

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Rene E. Laurencot

Senior Information Manager, IM – Information Management, CTS – Clinical Trials Solutions, GPD – Global Product Development
Pfizer

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Sameer Naik

SAP Technology and Intelligent Automations Leader
Conagra Brands

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Vince DiMascio

Chief Technology Officer
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

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Edward Brooks

Founder
The RPA Academy


INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

During this part of the conference, delegates will be sorted into groups of 20 to take part in Interactive Discussions Groups (IDGs) around the below topics. Upon registering, you must choose your top two (2) IDG topics (11:15am & 12:45pm IDGs) and everyone will rotate between their two (2) choices, in back-to-back 30-minute intervals. There will be a ten (10) minute transition break between your two (2) IDG selections.

All conference attendees must pre-register for their two (2) IDGs upon registering for the event.  
If you do not pre-register for your IDGs, we’ll have to assign seating based upon demand and availability.

Round 1

IDG #2

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #2 PAINLESS BABY STEPS TO ATTENDED & UNATTENDED RPA
Leyton Perris - Chief Revenue Officer, Softomotive

Leyton Perris

Chief Revenue Officer
Softomotive

IDG #3

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG# 3 UTILIZING AUTOMATION TO ENHANCE CALL CENTER CX
Danny Borrelli - Pre-Sales Engineer, Kryon
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Danny Borrelli

Pre-Sales Engineer
Kryon

IDG #5

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #5 IA OOPS-ADAISIES
Doug Daniels - Senior Account Executive, Redwood
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Doug Daniels

Senior Account Executive
Redwood

IDG #6

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #6 ENHANCED PROCESS MINING TO OPTIMIZE PROCESS AUTOMATION TRACKING & ANALYSIS
Alessandro Manzi - Product Manager, Signavio
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Alessandro Manzi

Product Manager
Signavio

Adil Aslam

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

Vidhi Gandhi

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

Asif Hussain

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

IDG #8

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #8 OCR HYBRIDS TO OPTIMIZE DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Bill Galusha - Director, Product Marketing, ABBYY
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Bill Galusha

Director, Product Marketing
ABBYY

IDG #9

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #9 “HOURS SAVED” UTILIZING IA TECHNOLOGIES
Timur Kalimov - Chief Customer Officer, HyperScience


Timur Kalimov

Chief Customer Officer
HyperScience

IDG #10

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #10 ENSURING DATA SECURITY WITH & WITHOUT BOT ASSISTANCE


IDG #11

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #11 CHANGE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES TO ENSURE IA PROGRAM SUCCESS

IDG #12

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #12 PREVENTING AND TRACKING FRAUD WITH AI

IDG #13

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #13 DETERMINING YOUR COE MODEL
Scott Furlong - Partner, Information Services Group (ISG)
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Scott Furlong

Partner
Information Services Group (ISG)

IDG #15

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #15 WEARING YOUR “DAY JOB” & IA LEADER HAT WITH STYLE & SKILL
Linda Kulhanek - CPA, MBA, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Houston Methodist Hospital
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Linda Kulhanek

CPA, MBA, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Houston Methodist Hospital

IDG #16

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #16 CHATBOTS TO ENHANCE HR SERVICE DELIVERY

IDG #17

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #17: Automation Success Assured: Scaling Intelligent Automation
Sateesh Seetharamiah - Vice President, EdgeVerve
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Sateesh Seetharamiah

Vice President
EdgeVerve

IDG #18

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #18 STARTING SMALL & SCALING UP
Anupam Govil - President and Partner, Avasant
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Anupam Govil

President and Partner
Avasant

IDG #19

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #19 AI & COGNITIVE DATA ANALYTICS TO BOOST BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Bhavdeep Singh - Associate Vice President, HCL America, Inc.
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Bhavdeep Singh

Associate Vice President
HCL America, Inc.

IDG #20

11:15 am - 11:45 am IDG #20 REALISTIC IA PROJECT GOALS & TIMELINES
Peter Duff - CPO, Adlib Software
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Peter Duff

CPO
Adlib Software


11:45 am - 11:55 am 10 - Minute Transition Break

Round 2

IDG #2

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #2 PAINLESS BABY STEPS TO ATTENDED & UNATTENDED RPA
Leyton Perris - Chief Revenue Officer, Softomotive

Leyton Perris

Chief Revenue Officer
Softomotive

IDG #3

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG# 3 UTILIZING AUTOMATION TO ENHANCE CALL CENTER CX
Danny Borrelli - Pre-Sales Engineer, Kryon
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Danny Borrelli

Pre-Sales Engineer
Kryon

IDG #5

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #5 IA OOPS-ADAISIES
Doug Daniels - Senior Account Executive, Redwood
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Doug Daniels

Senior Account Executive
Redwood

IDG #6

11:55 am - 12:25 pm DG #6 ENHANCED PROCESS MINING TO OPTIMIZE PROCESS AUTOMATION TRACKING & ANALYSIS
Alessandro Manzi - Product Manager, Signavio
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Alessandro Manzi

Product Manager
Signavio

Adil Aslam

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

Vidhi Gandhi

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

Asif Hussain

RPA Solution Architects
Royal Cyber Inc.

IDG #8

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #8 OCR HYBRIDS TO OPTIMIZE DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Bill Galusha - Director, Product Marketing, ABBYY
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Bill Galusha

Director, Product Marketing
ABBYY

IDG #9

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #9 “HOURS SAVED” UTILIZING IA TECHNOLOGIES
Timur Kalimov - Chief Customer Officer, HyperScience


Timur Kalimov

Chief Customer Officer
HyperScience

IDG #10

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #10 ENSURING DATA SECURITY WITH & WITHOUT BOT ASSISTANCE

IDG #11

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #11 CHANGE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES TO ENSURE IA PROGRAM SUCCESS

IDG #12

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #12 PREVENTING AND TRACKING FRAUD WITH AI

IDG #13

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #13 DETERMINING YOUR COE MODEL
Scott Furlong - Partner, Information Services Group (ISG)
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Scott Furlong

Partner
Information Services Group (ISG)

IDG #15

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG # 15 - Wearing Your “Day Job” & IA Leader Hat with Style & Skill
Linda Kulhanek - CPA, MBA, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Houston Methodist Hospital
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Linda Kulhanek

CPA, MBA, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Houston Methodist Hospital

IDG #16

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG # 16- Chatbots to Enhance HR Service Delivery

IDG #17

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #17: Automation Success Assured: Scaling Intelligent Automation
Sateesh Seetharamiah - Vice President, EdgeVerve
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Sateesh Seetharamiah

Vice President
EdgeVerve

IDG #18

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG # 18 - STARTING SMALL & SCALING UP
Anupam Govil - President and Partner, Avasant
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Anupam Govil

President and Partner
Avasant

IDG #19

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG #19 - AI & Cognitive Data Analytics to Boost Business Intelligence
Bhavdeep Singh - Associate Vice President, HCL America, Inc.
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Bhavdeep Singh

Associate Vice President
HCL America, Inc.

IDG #20

11:55 am - 12:25 pm IDG # 20 - Realistic IA Project Goals & Timelines
Peter Duff - CPO, Adlib Software
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Peter Duff

CPO
Adlib Software

12:25 pm - 1:25 pm Networking Lunch Break


IA OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFITS

Choose one (1) of the below five (5) tracks, mixing up your selection between all the track sessions.
You can’t be in two rooms at once, so bring a colleague and “Divide & Conquer” all there is to learn about this subject!

IA MATURITY LEVEL GUIDE:
Early Adoption = EA
Implementation & Evolving = IE
Mature & Scaling = MS
Various Stages = VS

DATA ROCK STAR POTENTIAL

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm USE CASE: Processes With the Greatest IA Potential
Jim Waddell - Corporate Controller, Bose Corporation
EA | VS
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Jim Waddell

Corporate Controller
Bose Corporation

EA | VS
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Justin Donohue

Vice President of Intelligent Automation
MFS Investments

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Iris Gregoriou

Assistant Vice President of Continuous Improvement
Manulife Investment Management

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Tom Naylor

Director of Finance Process Improvement
Asurion

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Bhavdeep Singh

Associate Vice President
HCL America, Inc.

IE | VS
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Morey Thompson

Finance Director - Shared Service & RPA
Essilor of America

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Henry Lyles

Director, Global Business Services, Data Excellence & Automation
McDonald's Corporation

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Henry Lyles

Director, Global Business Services Data Excellence & Automation
McDonald's Corporation

TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LOUNGE

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Infrastructure Designed to Unleash Optimal Process Improvement Results
IE | VS

DEVELOPER LOUNGE

8:00 am - 8:30 am USE CASE: Abstract soon to come!
Jomel Angat - Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI), Fannie Mae
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Jomel Angat

Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI)
Fannie Mae

BEYOND RPA

8:00 am - 8:30 am CLIENT USE CASE: Accelerated Automation Using a CoE Approach: Developing a Rapidly Scalable Digital Workforce
Preyash Shah - Enterprise Head of Business Solutions Group, Crisil Limited

Preyash Shah

Enterprise Head of Business Solutions Group
Crisil Limited

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm 5-Minute Transition Break

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Choose one (1) of the below five (5) tracks, mixing up your selection between all the track sessions.
You can’t be in two rooms at once, so bring a colleague and “Divide & Conquer” all there is to learn about this subject!

IA MATURITY LEVEL GUIDE:
Early Adoption = EA
Implementation & Evolving = IE
Mature & Scaling – MS
Various Stages – VS


DATA INTEGRITY

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm USE CASE: Successful IA Programs Are Only As Good As the Integrity of Your Data
Richard Mackey - Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Intalere
EA | VS
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Richard Mackey

Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Intalere

ENHANCED CUSTOMER DELIVERY

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Improved Call Center Customer Experience by Optimizing Processes
Mônica Azzali Bello - Global Director - GBS People Services, General Motors
Chair: Naresh Lachmandas - Principal, Avasant
IE | VS
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Mônica Azzali Bello

Global Director - GBS People Services
General Motors

Chair: Naresh Lachmandas

Principal
Avasant

EA | VS


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Julie Avchen

Senior Manager,
TMC - a division of C.H. Robinson

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Brian Klochkoff

Director of Automation Solutions,
Dentsu Aegis Network

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Neil Bahadur

Head of Business Development
Catalytic

TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LOUNGE

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: IA Infrastructures Built on the Principles of Program Consistency, Accuracy, Transparency & Compliance
Jomel Angat - Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI), Fannie Mae
IE | VS
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Jomel Angat

Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI)
Fannie Mae

DEVELOPER LOUNGE

8:00 am - 8:30 am USE CASE: Utilizing Intelligent/Smart OCR In RPA: How to Use Cod to Extract Data
Anshuman Das - Director of Robotics & Testing, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
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Anshuman Das

Director of Robotics & Testing
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group

BEYOND RPA

8:00 am - 8:30 am CLIENT USE CASE: Digital Operations - Data & Service Transformation for Competitive Advantage Using an Integrated Automation Platform (IAP)
Rick Koo - Digital Product Experience Leader, Mercer
Bill Schrank - Senior Vice President of Sales, AntWorks
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Rick Koo

Digital Product Experience Leader
Mercer

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Bill Schrank

Senior Vice President of Sales
AntWorks

2:30 pm - 2:35 pm 5-Minute Transition Break

IA PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Choose one (1) of the below five (5) tracks, mixing up your selection between all the track sessions.
You can’t be in two rooms at once, so bring a colleague and “Divide & Conquer” all there is to learn about this subject!

IA MATURITY LEVEL GUIDE:
Early Adoption = EA
Implementation & Evolving = IE
Mature & Scaling = MS
Various Stages = VS


EA

Hosted by: Kyron
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AJ Bernstein

Director, Finance Transformation and Compliance
Facebook, Inc.

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Tom Naylor

Director of Finance Process Improvement
Asurion

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Liz Capell

Director, Process and Service Management
Sysco

Roger Eason

Sales Director
Kryon

Chair: Shawn Davis

Vice President, North America
Kryon

MS | VS
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Marlee Laks

Director, GCS Process Automation CoE
American Express

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Steve Carpenter

Executive Director of GBS Digital
Merck

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Matt Gustitus

Director of Automation CoE
Eli Lilly and Company

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John Cottongim

CFA Automation Director
Mars Inc.

MS | VS
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Özgür Genç

Head of Global Intelligent Automation & Shared Services - OTC
Procter & Gamble

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Apurva Mehta

Executive Director - IT Strategy, Data & Digital Transformation
Aon

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Bart Kellerman

CEO & Founder
Capital Acquisition, LLC

TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LOUNGE

2:35 pm - 4:50 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming Enterprise Technical Obstacles
Roderick Kaleho - Director Security & Risk, Cargill
MS | VS
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Roderick Kaleho

Director Security & Risk
Cargill

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Rene E. Laurencot

Senior Information Manager, IM – Information Management, CTS – Clinical Trials Solutions, GPD – Global Product Development
Pfizer

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Mariesa Coughanour

Managing Principal, Intelligent Automation & Technology
Cognizant

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Bill Schrank

Senior Vice President of Sales
AntWorks

"THE IA RACE"

Please note, all “The IA Race” participates must bring their own laptops that will be utilized to perform the tasks at hand.
We apologize, but IQPC/SSON will not be providing laptops for the “The IA Race”.
If you would like to participate in the “The IA Race”, you must sign up upon registering for the overall event.

Train - If you are an IA Developer, and/or likeminded IA technical enthusiast, then join us for the friendly competition of IA technical challenges structured as a game that will require you to complete a series of IA Developer technical projects and tasks. To win the "The IA Race", you must finish all the projects in the allotted time to do so and per the guidelines set forth by our IA Developer Bot Board members - as well as present your final results to your game peers (during Part 4 of the game). There will be several "The IA Race" categories to strive to be the winner of and prizes will be awarded to all winners!

Additional information soon to come!
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Jomel Angat

Product Owner, Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (RPA & AI)
Fannie Mae

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Vince DiMascio

Chief Technology Officer
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

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Rene E. Laurencot

Senior Information Manager, IM – Information Management, CTS – Clinical Trials Solutions, GPD – Global Product Development
Pfizer

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Sameer Naik

SAP Technology and Intelligent Automations Leader
Conagra Brands

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Edward Brooks

Founder
The RPA Academy

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Vivek Wadhwa

Technology & Innovation Futurist, Academic & Author
Carnegie Mellon University & Harvard Law School

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Sateesh Seetharamiah

Vice President
EdgeVerve

3:35 pm - 4:05 pm CLIENT USE CASE: Build & Manage a Scalable Digital Workforce for Smarter Invoice Automation

Diana Rudha - Head of Automation, Coyote Logistics
Kathleen Delaney - Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax

Diana Rudha

Head of Automation
Coyote Logistics

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Kathleen Delaney

Chief Marketing Officer
Kofax

4:05 pm - 4:40 pm Afternoon Networking Break & Demo Drive Continued

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm CLIENT USE CASE: Delivering a Next Generation Employee Experience

Mukesh Fabuvani - Senior Manager of Order Management, BMC Software

Mukesh Fabuvani

Senior Manager of Order Management
BMC Software

5:10 pm - 5:55 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Automation & AI

Ayanna Howard - Ph.D., Renowned Educator, Founder and CTP, Professor, Zyrobotics, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Ayanna Howard

Ph.D., Renowned Educator, Founder and CTP, Professor
Zyrobotics, Georgia Institute of Technology

5:55 pm - 6:00 pm Close of Main Conference Day One

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Cocktail Party