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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 April 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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Monday, 01st April, 2019
Topic Abstract

What is RPA?
• Understanding the RPA Phenomenon: Myth Vs Reality
• Why RPA?
• Charting the right RPA Journey: Critical decision points during the RPA journey
• Taking the first steps with RPA – Structured approach to full-scale implementation
• RPA implementation is not without its share of issues and challenges

Speaker profile

Adnan has 14 years of experience serving clients across New Zealand, Europe and South Asia. His primary interest is in working using digital innovations such are automations, AI based solutions, chatbots and cognitive solutions. He has played various roles such as Solution Architect, Oracle Solutions Consultant, Technical Business analyst, Development lead and Process Analyst. He is well-versed in creating solutions using design thinking techniques, industry challenges, disruptive forces, and technology trends. He works as the Senior Consultant at Automate Practise, Deloitte in Auckland, New Zealand.

Adnan Ahmad, Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Topic Abstract

As organizations focus on ROI for RPA Implementations it's not all about ROI, it's about creating customer experiences which produce savings and revenue as a bi-product not a primary goal. By Adopting this approach you can reach a 82% automation success rate. The aim is to give back instead of taking away, this will yield far greater returns for both customers and employees and will smooth the digital disruptor called IPA.So what do we need to do to ride this fourth industrial revolution wave? A Bot or a Human ? and how can the two co-exist to create a Human centred future which creates value today. We will look at real world examples and inside knowledge on how a Fortune.

Speaker profile

Guaranteed Service Transformations through Intelligent Process Automation, delivering operational savings, reduced customer churn and effective supply chain & workforce management. Where focusing on excellent service to your end customers is paramount. Digital transformation in Asia Pacific and further including: Visionstream(NZ), NBN (AUS), Hawaii Telecom, ServiceStream (AUS), Fuji Xerox (AUS), University Of Auckland, Auckland Council, State Services Commission.
Transforming how businesses deliver service. Specialities include:
Robotic Process Automation
Intelligent process Automation
Smart RPA
Digital Business transformation
Service delivery management
Service delivery optimization
Field service technology
Big data insights
Actionable analytics

Adrian Cathcart, Director, Another Monday
Topic Abstract

Robotic Process Automation(RPA) has been around for atleast 10 years and Artificial Intelligence(AI) is around for more than 50 years but now there is enormous excitement around combining these two to create Intelligent Process Automation(IPA). From the experiences of toysrus and Amazon where first did not changed with technology and got eliminated and the other disrupted the supply chain market and customer experience. Examples like these have stimulated organisations globally to take RPA and AI from sandbox to boardrooms. Intelligent Automation isn’t creeping its way into the enterprise but is crashing through the front door. The talk will focus on use of Automation/why IPA now what has changed/ Challenges for IPA/ Key Tenants of IPA success/ What Next., Attaching a doc for your reference.

Speaker profile

Principal Consultant, Data and Analytics Practice Infosys - Senior Intelligent Automation consultant with over 19 years of experience in designing, developing implementing and managing Analytics and Automation initiatives. Supported global organizations in UK, Europe, India, US, Australia and New Zealand to recognize and automate their Data and Analytics needs, aligning with their business strategies . Specialties in Analytics/ Consulting, Practice leadership & Client Delivery, Business development, Setting up analytics and automation transformation programs based on RPA, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud. Worked for large Multinational organisations with experience across industry verticals.

Piyush Mathur, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Topic Abstract

The rate of change in automation technologies is moving so rapidly that business leaders are facing big challenges in implementing new systems systems, particularly when it comes to the priorities of the technology department. How do you ensure that technology change isn't slowed down by Technology?.

Speaker profile

Anthony is a skilled technology professional with experience in developing technology strategies across a range of domains.. While working as an Enterprise Architect at Bank New of New Zealand Anthony was involved in developing the architectural visions for RPA and Business Automation. This involved mapping business requirements and expectations against technology constraints and priorities which often saw concerns raised about who should be responsible for delivery.
This experience has provided valuable in Anthony’s current venture where he works with businesses to help develop and deliver on their technology strategy.
Having recently completed a Master of Management, Anthony also holds a Bachelor of IT and is accredited in both TOGAF and ITIL

Anthony McMahon, Technology Strategist, The IT Psychiatrist, Committee Member, IT Professionals New Zealand
Topic Abstract

Artificial intelligence tools for making decisions about available and predicting the unknown data. RPA on the other hands usually runs in parallel and follows a "record and playback" policy. However, with recent advancements in both tools, their scopes are increasingly overlapping. AI and machine learning could be integrated into RPA to introduce intelligence to the programmed robots whereby they could learn how to make even more accurate decisions than a human user. Amongst many introduced AI tools, reinforcement learning is a relatively new and advanced unsupervised learning tool which has become very popular recently. A combination of RF and RPA maybe able to provide a powerful IPA system which could be applicable to many fields such as computer networks and healthcare.

Speaker profile

I am a data scientist at Chelmer LTD and PhD student in Bioengineering at Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland. I am working on exploratory analysis of Chelmer databases including, market basket analysis and stock market prices. For my PhD, I am doing computational modelling of the respiratory airways in which, I am doing data analysis and forward modelling of gas mixing in the lungs. I am passionate about data science, AI and machine learning in particular about Reinforcement Learning and Generative Adversarial Networks.

Amir Rastar, Data Scientist, Chelmer
Topic Abstract

Focusing on how you can extend RPA by adding AI into your Robot's through NLP and contextual information, essentially creating smart robots to enable a greater reach through the business. Focusing on the maturity levels of your IA programme, and what's needed at each level to correctly scale, from a governance perspective, people change management and business uptake through managing known risks, this also goes hand in hand with the IA strategy and vision. looking at cognitive automation in to enable a true IA ecosystem.

Speaker profile

Adam is the General Manager, Automation Advisory Services at Quanton, the first to deliver Robotic Process Automation (RPA) into New Zealand, Quanton are New Zealand’s leading boutique RPA & Intelligent automation practitioner focused on partnering with organisations to develop and establish robust automation strategies in order to transform their operating models through digital transformation.
Demonstrating proven success with some of New Zealand's largest brands, Quanton offers end-to-end services from Automation Consultancy to Delivery and Support from locally based teams.
Adam has over 15 years’ experience in providing automation consultancy services and delivering world class digital transformation projects into enterprise organisations across New Zealand, Australia and the USA centred around intelligent automation.
One of Adam’s core skills is helping organisations make sound investment choices by applying technology to simplify business processes, whilst enhancing both the customer and employee experience through intelligent automation.

Adam Taylor, Cognitive Automation specialist, Quanton
Topic Abstract

Drawing on many years of experience with RPA Barry outline ten factors that need to be taken into if you wish to deliver successful RPA solutions. This presentation will focus on the practical aspects of delivering RPA and draws of the challenges experienced by the many clients that Probotics was worked.

Speaker profile

Barry is the Managing Director of Probity Consulting and its subsidiary Probotics. The company was founded in 2001 and specialises in assisting clients to evaluate, procure and implement business applications, and supports these activities in providing process reengineering, project management and change management services.
Probotics was started in 2016 to expand the process reengineering service to provide robotic process automation (RPA), and associated business tools such as AI, machine learning and natural language processing.
In just three years Barry has built a dedicated RPA team, based in Auckland, specialising in providing consulting advice, designing and building robotic process automation solutions utilising the UiPath software.
Probotics has delivered a large number of RPA solutions to a signification number of clients, many being in the New Zealand top 40. These solutions range from processing patient appointments at a major hospital to integration with AI to provide procure to pay solutions for major retailers.

Barry Carruth, Managing Director, Probity Consulting


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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