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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology is the next frontier for businesses looking to streamline processes, increase productivity and ultimately improve the bottom-line.

RPA typically uses artificial intelligence to handle repetitive, rules-based, back-office tasks. And the market is about to experience a period of "explosive" growth.

The RPA market grew 64 percent to $200 million last year and is expected to grow 70 to 90 percent by 2018 because successful pilot projects are inspiring buyer confidence in the technology, the consulting and research firm reports.

However, there are some barriers to adoption, such as IT departments concerned about data security and loss of control. Plus, replacing staff with robots in some sectors, such as government, could become a political minefield.

Join us at RPA Summit in June to hear from subject matter experts currently evaluating RPA for their businesses in areas such as Finance, Procurement, HR, Outsourcing, Automation, etc.


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Wednesday, 20 June, 2018
Topic Abstract

The project teams have successfully developed and tested the automation, and business has signed off. Everybody is excited. The code is deployed into the production region and everything breaks. In this talk we will be discussing our best practices/lessons learned to date on environmental difference between prod and lower region and the challenges of applications changes post-implementation

Speaker Profile

Maria has over 30 years of Information Systems experience in various technical and leadership roles. At John Hancock, Maria has lead application development, database and implementation management groups. Her focus is in developing high performing teams with a concentration in process improvement. Her expertise lead her to her current role ushering in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to John Hancock.

In the past 2+ years, Maria has helped establish the RPA COE at John Hancock. The RPA COE is comprised of both IT and Business Operations members bringing best practices and expertise from their respective areas of expertise. Maria's role as Strategy and IT Lead helps the RPA COE in navigating through risk, compliance and security demands. She brings industry best practices such as agile project methodology and innovations in technology including cloud computing, as well as future technologies road mapping for the application of cognitive and machine learning. She is also responsible for establishing our in-house automation support group.

Caila joined John Hancock in 2011 as a Customer Service Representative in the Annuities Call Center. After leaving the Call Center she spent several years in Operations building and managing high performing teams covering areas such as the Annuities Cash Control & Reclaim as well as the Shared Services Data Integrity. During her tenure as manager of the Data Integrity team she had to opportunity to participate in the first Robotics POC in the US Division. During that time she worked with a consulting company to build three automations for her team. Once in production, she quickly realized the power of tool and came up with several enhancement to increase the business value of those automations. From the very first day that Caila was introduced to RPA technology she fell in love with ALL things robotics.

After POC was completed, Caila helped establish the RPA COE at John Hancock. The RPA COE is comprised of both IT and Business Operations members bringing best practices and expertise from their respective areas of expertise. Currently, Caila is the Operations Manager & Support Lead for the COE's Support Team. Caila and team support the entire automation project life cycle from development all the way through to deployment as well as provide post-production support. The team is also responsible for all code migration activities to allow for segregation of duties between the developers who wrote the code and the Support Team who migrates that code to the next region. Maria P. Pelaez, Senior Director, Robotic Automation Solutions, John Hancock
Caila Kantar, Operations Manager & Support Lead, Robotic Automation Solutions, John Hancock
Topic Abstract

Emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) as a key factor that has the potential to reshape financial services industry, especially Insurance sector. It has impacted various facets of the insurance industry, and has added automation to the whole value chain of an insurance sector. AI has resulted in automation from lead generation, policy underwriting, claim estimation and claims payout. In particular the presentation will focus on using deep learning for claims estimation automation.

Speaker Profile

Jasjit Maggu: Jas is the CEO and co-founder of Galaxy.AI. She has been part of the boards of early stage companies and advised companies on business strategy and development. She has been founder of start-up previously and has also worked with several technology companies as part of a Venture Capital fund across various industry verticals. She has worked in three other countries apart from the US - UK, Canada and India. Jas has also received a Commonwealth Scholarship offered by University of Cambridge from where she did her Masters, and also holds Bachelors in Engineering from Panjab University. Jasjit Maggu, Co-founder & CEO, Galaxy.AI
Topic Abstract

Early adopters of Robotic Process Automation have achieved dramatic benefits in terms of cost savings, increase productivity and enhanced auditability and accuracy. That said, many enterprises have encountered bumps in the road, gaining the insight that only experience can lend.
This session will examine four lessons learned by early adapters of RPA technology:
The Importance of CIO/IT Involvement
The Automation vs. Optimization Debate
Planning & Preparation are Key
Different Ways of Measuring Value

Speaker Profile

Alex has 30+ years of journalism, PR and content development experience, covering topics that include science and technology, artificial intelligence and automation, outsourcing and IT and business operations. He has worked with leading advisory firms and service providers to develop and execute content strategies that establish a business organization’s market-facing voice, articulate its value proposition and build corporate and individual brands. Throughout his career, he has specialized in making complex topics clear and compelling for both specialist and general audiences. Alex Kozlov, Content Director and Technology Evangelist, Softtek
Topic Abstract

Artificial Intelligence is making fast progress from the lab to the workplace, with profound implications for business and society. Rosy predictions about the benefits of AI-driven applications drive high expectations and massive investments in the technology and business process transformation.

But these aren't new. Previous waves of AI and knowledge management taught us that despite clear benefits, technology adoption can be slow, and business outcomes often disappoint early adopters.

We will discuss what, if anything, has changes since the previous wave of AI, and how to use these learnings to leverage innovation in AI and machine learning to achieve better business outcomes. We will discuss barriers to technology adoption, and how to plan for better alignment between the business and technology investment.

Speaker Profile

Joe Barkai is a recognized industry analyst, strategy adviser, blogger, and published author. His focus is on researching, forecasting, and the strategic application of technology to drive innovation, competitiveness, and business processes excellence.

With more than 30 years of experience helping organizations across diverse industries chart their product and market strategies, Joe offers a unique ability to "connect the dots" and articulate the business value of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and machine learning.

In his book The Outcome Economy: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Changing Every Business, Joe explores the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things on manufacturing companies and offers a perspective on product innovation and operation in an always-connected world.

As the Chairman of the Automotive IoT program at SAE, the world’s largest organization of automotive engineers, Joe has a unique perspective on emerging technologies and business models in connected cars, autonomous driving, and mobility of the future. He works with auto manufacturers and suppliers, technology vendors, and system integrators to guide investments in vehicle telematics, infotainment and self-driving technologies, and formulate the commensurate business development strategies.

Previously, as Vice President of Research at IDC, a leading global market research firm, Joe led global research across a broad spectrum of industries, including automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace, construction machinery, medical devices and high-tech.

Joe is a sought-after consultant and speaker. He has appeared on CNN Japan and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CIO Magazine, and numerous industry publications. Joe Barkai, JBMC (http://joebarkai.com/)
Topic Abstract

Developing distributed AI systems is difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Over the past couple of years, event driven architecture has made a rise to stardom as companies have realized its unique value in reducing system complexity while streamlining the process of extending their systems. With an event driven architecture, you can simplify development of your product and make monitoring easier without sacrificing system flexibility. In this session, we will discuss what an event driven architecture is and how it can be leveraged to advance your project to the next level of scalability

Speaker Profile

Brandon Kindred is the CTO of Qanairy Inc, where he currently architects and builds distributed AI systems and machine learning algorithms. He has a degree in Computer Science and Math from University of Hartford and has over a decade of experience in software architecture and design. Throughout his career, he has worked on global scale products in a variety of industries including hospital software, video conferencing, market research, and insurance. Brandon Kindred, CTO, Qanairy, Inc
Topic Abstract

Demystify the Automation Lifecycle! Learn ISG's best practices and approach to automation development. We will cover ideation through digital workforce management and everything in between! Regardless of automation platform, the Automation Lifecycle is foundational to successful automation programs.

Speaker Profile

Sam Best is a Consulting Manager in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) practice at ISG. He is the foremost expert within the practice on automation techniques, including automation configuration and architecture best practices. Sam's expertise enables clients to optimize their RPA efficiencies both from a short term and long term perspective. He is a sought after internal and external trainer due to his approach, experience and knowledge with the leading RPA software platforms.

Sam has worked on a variety of RPA engagements spanning the following areas: automation implementation, code development, process assessment, project management, strategy, training and mentoring. His specialty is providing technical leadership to automation programs while providing mentoring and training support for resources new to RPA. In addition, he has served as a lead developer building automations that interact with a variety of applications including Mainframes, SAP, AWD and Salesforce among many others. Sam’s experience is with clients across a wide range of industries including Insurance, Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical.

Derek Koziol is responsible for consulting, delivery oversight, and sales support for Life Science Accounts. He is an operational excellence expert with over 18 years of experience as a leader and consultant and proven his abilities as an innovative visionary, and driver of business strategies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medical device sectors.

Prior to joining ISG, Derek has held multiple leadership consulting and advisory roles providing Management Consulting, IT Transformation, Strategy, and Operational Excellence. He is a recognized expert at facilitating complex environments and creating logical and efficient end to end solutions in: Product and Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Financials. Derek's strength comes from innovative thinking, building cross-functional teams, and an ability to focus on people, process, and technology.

In addition to an MBA in Healthcare Management and a BA in communications, Derek is a certified Lean, Sigma Master Black Belt. Sam Best, Consulting Manager, RPA, ISG
Derek Koziol, Director, Life Sciences, ISG
Topic Abstract

The View of the Robotics Market from a Re-seller/Value added Services Provider Perspective.

What has been the real experience - the perceptions and misconceptions? What should robotics software and robot platform providers focus on? Making channel choices? What happens after 'go-to-market'?

Speaker Profile

- Experienced executive in the technology industry since 1970.
- On the senior management leadership teams for two successful IPOs - NASDAQ, 1983 and NYSE, 1999
- Served on the Boards of Directors for two corporations
- Built the leading nationwide utility billing system sending over 900,000 utility bills per month to residents in the U.S. Apartment Industry (Sold to Real Page)
- Led the global marketing for a world-wide tele-communications Network to over 180 countries (Sold to British Telecom)
- Sold and led the deployment of the original IRS system for the electronic filing of U.S Income Tax Returns
- Sold and led the deployment of the original American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) computer timesharing software library
- Published the book: "Reality-based Marketing"
- U.S Army 1st Infantry Division, Viet Nam - Awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, Air medal and Combat Infantry Badge. Served as Personal Aide to Major General Albert E. Milloy, Viet Nam
- President Student Body Organization, Bay Shore High School (1964); Four-year Varsity Track and Field; Boy Scouts of America: Star Scout Mike Radice, Managing Director, ChartaCloud Robotics | ROBOTTECA


The RPA Conferences features insightful talks by recognized thought-leaders addressing the actual developments and trends in RPA. Discussions and presentations by a variety of speakers at a series of past and upcoming events elucidate solution based details that will help you face RPA challenges with confidence. You will find a mix of speakers from diverse organizations sharing their real experiences and expert insights with the event participants.

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