Get 2020 Vision with Intelligent Automation

If there’s one thing IA Week New Orleans 2019 taught the AIIA Network it’s this: organizational maturity in RPA is accelerating faster than ever. At IA New Orleans 2019, half of our workshop attendees ranked their maturity as growing or scaling. This is no surprise, since RPA is far from a new technology. With companies like Pepsi, Microsoft, Mars and Entergy joining us for roundtable discussions focused on ML+AI, and over 30 women joining the IA Women’s lunch, the IA Week Series has quickly become a space for senior thought leaders to network, benchmark their progress and engage with market leading content.

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Led by a Speaker Faculty of 75+ cross-industry and cross-functional executives that represent an eclectic mix of IA and AI stories, from proof-of-concept (PoC), to early adoption, implementation, and advanced stages of their process improvement and digital transformation journeys.  

What Can You Expect at IA Week December 2020?

With this in mind, IA Week December 2020 will focus heavily on scaling and growing automation projects by delivering practical use cases that demonstrate the business impact of intelligent automation at a higher level of maturity. With twice the use cases, a 75+ speaker faculty, and technology-led tracks, organizations will have the opportunity to explore cross-functional applications of IA. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from, and network with, industry thought-leaders on:

  • Delivering Straight through Processing: Using Cognitive Intelligence to make Robotic Process Automation smarter, unattended, and more accurate
  • The Future of Work: From change management to upskilling, and diversity and inclusion
  • Continuous Development: Including Continuous Improvement, Continuous Implementation, and Continuous Delivery
  • Risk and Governance: Audits are coming! Know what to expect and how to prepare

Tech-Led Tracks

use cases and benchmarking opportunities so you can make an informed choice on the business impact tech will have on your organization

Learning Journeys

15 minute sessions that are purely focused on how to avoid repeating the mistakes made by the ground-breakers

IA Buddies

This opt-in service will ensure that you walk away with a new go-to person on your speed dial


Giving women the representation they deserve in our speaker faculty and enabling greater networking opportunities 

2019 Speakers

Jeffrey Ma

Former Vice President, Data Science/ Analytics, Predictive Analytics Expert & Kingpin of the famous
Twitter, ESPN & MIT Blackjack Team

Adeel Fudda

Senior Director, Global Automation Global Services
Becton Dickinson

Samuel Best

Assistant Vice President, Business Automation
GM Financial

Craig Ackerman

Head of the Global RPA Practice
Chazey Partners

Tim Dorren

Group Manager, NA Accounting & Finance Shared Services
Toyota Motor North America

Binu Surendranath

Global Process Owner - Finance Payout

Tom Marasheski

Director, Quality Management & Process Excellence, Global Marketing Operations

Jason Kammer

Director of Intelligent Automation
Fifth Third Bank

Jill Finlayson

Director, Women in Technology Initiative
University of California

Meagan O’Leary

Director, Data Management, Services Business Operations

Vince DiMascio

Chief Technology Officer
Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

Raj Polanki

Head of Analytics & Data Science
Wacker Chemical Corporation

Katrina White

Senior Manager, Business Process Automation CoE
The Boeing Company

Dr. Laz Mederos

Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics

Vanida Rattanaphasouk

Business Process Lead – Talent Acquisition

Bill Hemmerly

RPA Lead
Darden Restaurants

Cindy Pauls

CMA, Director of Shared Services
Borden Dairy Company

Jason Conde

Director, Intelligent Automation
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Richie Daigle

Group Director, Automation & Analytics
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Richard Mackey

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Henry Lyles

Director, Global Business Services, Automation COE Lead
McDonald’s Corporation

John Grigg

Network Operations Lead at MITSC-Res

Jairo Quiros

Vice President Global Shared Services & Site Leader - Costa Rica SSC

Akbar Thobani

Global Lead Intelligent Automation and Ai

Stefan Rank

Director Global innovation

Ali Ahmad, PhD

Louisiana Community and Technical College System- Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Rebecca Dietrich

Manager, Enterprise Architecture
Eastman Chemical Company

Mark Waugh Jr.

Automation Central Manager
Eastman Chemical Company

Jeff Frame

Director for Continuous Process Improvement & Agile Process Management
The RiverStone Group

Sal Giambanco

Omidyar Network

Avi Bhagtani

Director of Product Marketing, AI & Cognitive Automation
Automation Anywhere

Joel Krishnan

Senior Manager

Dana Zeller

Head of Banking Operations
Bank Leumi USA

Adam Smykowski

Operational Efficiency Initiatives Lead
Bank Leumi USA

Nicole Ostrander

Enterprise Solution Consultant

James Michels

Senior Software Engineer

Tom Wilde


Valerie Rodriguez

RPA Consultant
SouthWest Airlines

Lourdes Ramirez

Robotic Process Automation Technology
SouthWest Airlines

James Michels

Senior Software Engineer

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