John Cottongim

Co-Founder & COO Roots Automation

Main Conference Day One: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

11:15 AM LOST IN TRANSLATION? - IA TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICES TERMS

Overview and group discussion regarding what are the common IA technologies and practices terms, why there’s so much confusion as to what the “correct” terms are and how to use them properly, with your business and IT teams, internal/external partners and vendors, so to ensure you’re all speaking the same language, so to avoid any unnecessary confusion that could cost your organization lost time and $$.

2:35 PM BUY, BUILD OR RENT?

Learn about the different models to fit your firms’ automation needs.  From home-grown automation COEs, to highly leveraged vendor models and hands-off Automation-as-a-Service offerings.  Find out what model is right for your firms size, scale and ambition!
  • Assess what delivery model is right for your company; Internal COE, Vendor-Led COE or Automation-as-a-Service offerings
  • Understand how the complexity and scale of your automation landscape can impact this decision
  • Identify how to maximize your firms return on investment in the short, medium and long-term time horizons

Main Conference Day Two: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

1:50 PM COES EXAMINED

Within the IA space, there’s undoubtedly a lot of talk about IA CoEs, how to develop one, is it necessary, and how to go about developing and managing an effective CoE. With so many IA program objectives at hand, how do you determine which areas of focus your CoE should own and in turn, go about developing the initiatives necessary to do so.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:
  • CoE roles, responsibilities and reporting lines defined
  • Support units within a CoE on an IT, organizational, and collaboration basis