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

IPA 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 IPA/RPA market grew 64 percent to $200 million last year and is expected to grow 70 to 90 percent by 2020 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 IPA Summit in May to hear from subject matter experts currently evaluating IPA for their businesses in areas such as Finance, Procurement, HR, Outsourcing, Automation, etc.

While Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is often the first tool to garner investment as it leads to quick wins with a lower investment, IPA is only one tool in the automation toolbox, and this event covers the gamut of intelligent automation technologies including cognitive, machine learning, AI, and more.


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Friday, 17th May, 2019
Topic Abstract

The hype around RPA is beginning to get justified. 92% of IT leaders believe that automation technologies are key to addressing the emerging requirements of the digital business. But hype can only get you so far. It’s clear to me from working with clients across a number of industries, that understanding where RPA can add business value is of paramount importance. RPA strategy isn’t about the technology much, but it’s mostly determined by the people and the business/operational processes.

Speaker profile

SpirosLiolis is an "AI, RPA and Emerging Technologies Business Development Director and CTO."
His experience in Digital Transformation, AI, RPA, Hybrid IT, and Cyber Security has led to creating break though solutions, concepts, and early technology adoptions.
Spiros, has been with HPE for almost 20 years, with multiple roles and responsibilities, in the US and EMEA.
He has a Master of Science in Engineering Management, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is about 40% complete in his quest to "scratch off" the world map.

Spiros Liolis, AI, RPA and Emerging Technologies Business Development Director & CTO, HP
Topic Abstract

This would focus on real case studies from across industries and how our Coe model addressed their business transformation needs.

Speaker profile

Currently leading IBM Automation's Center of Excellence (CoE) offering globally, I am known for my expertise in pioneering new business models at the confluence of Artificial Intelligence, Agile and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). I collaborate with clients to continuously embrace disruptive technologies with a human-centric, change-driven approach to automation. A proven record building and deploying chatbots, virtual agents, digital workers, RPA, analytics and Agile Transformations across multiple Fortune 500 clients. Known for leading innovative, first-of-a-kind programs inside and outside of IBM by applying cutting-edge technologies and change leadership to to rapidly address complex business problems. Expert in collaborating across cultures, and have lived and worked in China and Singapore.

Ben Chance, Director, IBM
Topic Abstract

Join this session to understand how you can help amplify and realize business value, understand how your enterprise can maximize Automation ROI, lessons learnt, challenges faced through a case study for a client that went about automation at a larger scale.
Get a view on holistic automation with real use cases on enterprises scaling and succeeding in their automation journey and open up a new range of possibilities to overcome the limitations of discrete automation.
Accelerate & Amplify the power of Automation with Process Discovery Industry studies indicate that over 50% of Automation implementations are not successful. Lack of business process understanding and implications of handling the process variations, bot unpredictability and reliability issues challenge the intended automation outcomes. Process Discovery can prove to be a game changer - as there is a direct correlation between deep process understanding and automation success.

Speaker profile

30 years of experience in Supply Chains and IT services across industries globally for Automation & Analytics. Expertise in solving business problems through Design Thinking. BS in Industrial Engg with a MBA in Supply Chain & Information Technology.

Riju Mittal, Sales and Delivery - Automation, Advanced Analytics - Robotics & AI /ML, Infosys
Topic Abstract

Travel Industry is under pressure to optimize the operating costs without impacting customer experience. Some of the external factors like fuel prices, property costs etc. are beyond organization’s control, but optimization in the operational processes is one of the options that all are exploring aggressively.
In this session I will be talking about the areas that are increasingly gaining interest within the travel corporations along with some real world examples how we are solving this using smart bots created through a mix of AI, ML, RPA.

Speaker profile

Vipul Gupta is the Client Partner at IGT Solutions that is on a mission to enable better travel. Vipul focuses to drive innovation and partner with strategic clients across Americas in defining digital solutions. With 18+ years of experience, he plays consulting role in building business cases for managed services in a global delivery model. He has managed key portfolios and provided consultancy to large and medium organizations in the domains of Travel and Transportation in the regions of North America, Middle East and Asia. He has given numerous lectures in test forums and presented several papers at international and Indian testing conferences.

Vipul Gupta, Client Partner, IGT Solutions
Topic Abstract

Media is full of news about how the robots are coming and many jobs in the future will be replaced. Is that true? How soon will this happen? Is there any other scenario that may be possible? Where does the robotics and humanity intersect and can they co-exist?

Speaker profile

Business Transfromation/Innovation
For his entire career, Ashish has been guided by a single, simple principle: customer experience is about bringing the humanity in interactions.
Born and brought up in India, the eastern philosophy is the bedrock of Ashish engagement style. Open, inquisitive, non-judgmental, he looks at customer experience with a desire to make the engagement personal and memorable. Schooled in management from some of the best universities, including Harvard Business School, he brings the discipline of structured thinking into the art of customer experience management.
He leads Alorica’s client facing product and technology solution endeavors, that is bringing Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation for clients. Bringing an in-depth operational and human interaction background, he plans to keep the humanity of engagement as the world is automated to create insanely great interactions. Blend of art and science, operations and technology, automation and human involvement, he is creating unique solutions.
Ashish has his business degree from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant with Big Four, a customer service operator, a COO, and a service provider, thus bringing a holistic view and an ability to see different viewpoints. He has lived and worked in seven countries across the five continents, so also brings the true global experience that is needed in todays world.
Ashish serves on the board of ALS Georgia and Harvard Business School GA alumni, his way to pay it forward.

Ashish Bisaria, Global Head,Innovation & Business Transformation, Alorica
Topic Abstract

Robotics process automation is revolutionary area of automation, expected to give companies back billions of dollars and free up precious time. However, RPA does have limitations. Such processes are excellent candidates to be augmented by artificial intelligence. In this talk, we will give an overview of real world examples we have solved by augmenting robots with technologies such as machine learning, chatbots and general artificial intelligence methodologies such as common sense reasoning.

Speaker profile

Melanie wants a world where robots do all the boring, repetitive stuff for her so she can spend her time doing not boring, repetitive stuff.
As a mathematician-turned-programmer with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at universities, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Capgemini analyzing data, producing cool demonstrations of artificial intelligence, discovering (inventing?) mathematics, project managing large technical implementations, and trying to keep people from freaking out. After work, she spends most evenings working on homework and studying as she is trying to complete a M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Melanie Laffin, Senior Intelligent Automation Developer, Capgemini
Topic Abstract

Specifically, I can show a demo of a person walking up to a camera, the face being recognized, a workflow being triggered and options being selected based on historical data and context. The demo would be about 5 minutes. The technical overview would be about 15-20 minutes, and discussion around applications for another 10-15 minutes.

Speaker profile

I love working with smarter people, building solutions, and getting hands-on with technology. In that order.
I built my first deep learning network over 25 years ago. I designed my own home security system with a combination of cameras, sensors, image recognition using a combination of cloud based and on-premise infrastructure. I control my car through the OBD-II port in non-moving scenarios.
I have several years of experience leading teams of architects, engineers, consultants, pre-sales engineers and new hires. I have led and managed product engineering teams, global delivery and presales teams. I have managed P&L for business units and been responsible for revenue, margin and utilization targets. I have been to the President's Club for exceeding revenue targets..

Venkat Swaminathan, Technology leader and Director, AI & IoT, DMI (Digital Management,LLC )
Topic Abstract

I will talk about real life examples of RPA in either Healthcare or Banking (mostly Healthcare). May be, some dos and donts, some best applications of RPAs for some of the most labor intensive work in the industry.
And will also include how RPA is the great opportunity to create more jobs and not otherwise.

Speaker profile

Innovative, highly analytical, and goal-oriented professional with extensive experience in overseeing organization's technology initiatives, including IT strategy, modernization, execution, and business growth. Expert at assessing information technology systems and providing decisions on investments and implementation of future technology. Skilled at creating and executing plans toward business development; as well as resolving issues to guarantee top-quality service and excellent customer experience. Have successfully led many multi-year, multi-million dollars’ initiatives around transformation including automation, cloud enablement and IT modernization. Successfully manage and grow P&L of 180M+ by offering innovative and cost effective solutions to customers.

Vikrant Raje | Senior Director | Cognizant
Topic Abstract

As service delivery evolves from outsourcing to automation, we are using aspects of design thinking, rapid prototyping and a scalable automation factory to transform our customer's operations. The traditional 'lift and shift' approach is dead. We are helping out clients to disrupt the digital value chain by being the digital at scale partner

Speaker profile

Aniket Maindarkar, vice president and general manager of Business Process Services (BPS) at DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC), is responsible for all aspects of the BPS business, including sales, strategy, execution, product management and profitability.
Prior to this role, Aniket led core product management for DXC’s BPS business, driving product strategy, building and executing the roadmaps for differentiated and scalable offerings, and driving sales enablement.
Aniket has more than 25 years of IT and BPS experience and has held roles spanning sales, operations, and channel and client management. Prior to DXC, he managed a portfolio of retail and consumer and packed goods clients and led BPS operations in the Americas at Infosys. He also held leadership roles at Cognizant, Patni (now Capgemini) and Knight-Ridder (now Reuters).
In addition to IT, Aniket brings a deep understanding of the shared services/global business services (GBS) industry. He has assisted several Fortune 1000 organizations with developing and executing their GBS strategies and bringing new offerings to market.
Aniket holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA with a specialization in marketing.

Aniket Maindarkar, Vice President and General Manager - BPS, DXC Technology


The IPA Conferences features insightful talks by recognized thought-leaders addressing the actual developments and trends in IPA. 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 IPA 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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