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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 August 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, 08 August, 2018
Topic Abstract

Title: The RPA Patent Landscape

The presentation will cover mainly a survey of the RPA patent landscape in the US and other countries. Included in the discussion are various examples of claimed inventions that RPA-related patents and patent applications cover, the top companies with the most patents and patent applications in the RPA space, and initial trends in the RPA intellectual property domain. The presentation will also include examples of different RPA use cases, potential challenges in the RPA space, and possible business implications.

Speaker Profile

He currently works as a Senior Patent Analyst at Parola Analytics, Inc., which is based in New York City. He previously worked as scientific advisor for more than 5 years at Pennie& Edmonds in New York City and at Brinks Hofer Gilson &Lione in Chicago, where he prepared patent applications, freedom-to-operate opinions, and replies to office actions relating to photonics, medical devices, semiconductors, business methods, computers, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, and polymers. He worked directly with many clients on matters relating to their patent applications and also conducted work relating to a USPTO patent interference case. While a law clerk and scientific advisor at Pennie& Edmonds, he attended Fordham Law School’s evening program. He has given talks as an invited speaker in several international conferences. He has also prepared several patent landscape surveys and whitespace analysis, and has written various articles covering topics ranging from AI and cryptocurrency to healthcare and mixed reality.

Nikko Quevada, Lead Patent Analyst, Parola Analytics, Inc
Topic Abstract

Building successful RPA implementation programs through pre-process simplification, streamlining, standardization to optimize automation rate and overall efficiency with focus on high volume transactional processes.

Speaker Profile

18 years experience in operations, projects, business excellence, PMO and leading various projects in 4 geographical regions across the globe for some of the top conglomerates in the Fortune 150 list. He is a recipient of multiple awards and citations and has successfully designed, transformed, planned and implemented robotics process automation for H2R, PTP, OTC, RTR, FA, MD processes.
He has a degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and Master of Business Administration and currently pursuing his Master of Finance Engineering. He is a certified Master Black Belt for Six Sigma, PMP, and Lean Master, Scrum Master among other noteworthy certifications.

John Ysmael O. Reyes , Director Of Global Operational Excellence, Sony Finance Ssc
Topic Abstract

After running Proof of Concepts, or testing out RPA functionalities, companies need to start laying the foundations for RPA implementation. This presentation will be discussing: -concepts that will make the RPA program sustainable -key phases for an RPA operational framework (Idea Generation to Robot Operationalization) - key profiles for an RPA Center of Excellence.

Speaker Profile

Danvic started his career in I.T. as a project manager in Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (now known as DXC Technology) where he focused on process management specifically the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3). In 2015, he decided to move to Henkel to lead a team that delivered process improvements through automation. They started with VBA solutions, scripting, workflows and later on Robotics Process Automation (RPA). Today, Danvic is working on operationalizing RPA and a Center of Excellence team in Merck KGaA

Danvic Ruiz, Robotic Process Automation(RPA) Program Manager, Merck Group
This will be an interactive session where participants will join a table to discuss the round table topic - Robotic Process Automation . Each table has a "Topic Guru" to facilitate the discussion.
Topic Abstract

The reason being is because there are many scaremonger tactics attempting to convince the Industry we should excel and strive to harness the technology, the question to ask is why and where are the recent case studies to prove otherwise why we should?
"Should AI solutions be considered in BPO?" Cases for and against

Speaker Profile

Mr Michael AJ Conroy is an Australian & European Citizen, now residing between the Philippines &Australia for the past 10 years. He is also a former resident of USA, Saudi Arabia, India, &UK/N.Ireland.
Prior to Michael's contracted appointments at Atos EU/PH, King Saud University Saudi Arabia as a Visiting Professor in Business & Entrepreneurship, DuPont Chemicals Sustainable Solutions S.E.A, as Managing Director for APAC & Middle East within the Protection Health & Safety Division, Vice President of BPO Operations Sitel APAC, Mr Conroy was also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Telebrokers Telecom Pty Ltd Australia, where subsequently after the 2008 Financial Crisis Co-Founded Talk Bpo Inc & currently serves on the Advisory Board as Non-Executive Director. Most recently Mr Conroy was elected as President of IPACC, Irish Philippine Assoc. Chamber of Commerce.
His current duties involve Global Corporate Business Development, Strategic Mgt, Client Liaison Mgt re Various LOB, Campaigns, Hands on Operations, Sales, Customer Service Training and Call Centre fit out andIT design to name a few.
Michael has an extensive 20 years of Strategic Mgt Experience in IT&T &BPO, Business Processing & KPO,and Knowledge processing outsourcing experience in hands on Call Centre Operations Management. His expertise is in customer service management and ranges from IT&T BPO & KPO from, Telecoms, Travel &
Tourism, Airline Reservations, Retail Franchise Telecoms, Insurance, SAN, VoIP, Voice, Data Capture, Loggers,CRM, ERP software, HR, Energy, Finance, Mortgages & Customer Service Sales Training, Protection Health &Safety training, Law Enforcement, litigation, fraud and guest speaker & visiting professor in entrepreneurship.
Throughout his 20 years to date within the IT&T, BPO & Public Safety Industry, Michael has successfully won contracts for American Express, APAC Australia, The Department of Defence Canberra Australia, Air China,Sony Colombia Tri Star Pictures Sydney Australia and most recently Dept Defence, Singapore Navy which are all USD $2-$3million plus contracts.With Telebrokers Telecom & Talk Bpo Inc,
Michael successfully won tenders to take mobile phone carriers,AAPT, iProvide VoIP, Vodafone, Three Australia, iPrimus, People Telecom, Commander & Soul Communications off shore to the Philippines Islands & India from Australia, where he maintained sales,customers service, client customer service level agreements costs reduction analysis with increased contribution margins.
Michael obtained his Post Graduate taught studies, Executive MBA Degree in Strategy Management inconjunction with Ateneo De Manila & Regis University Co USA. His research & dissertation was on CallCentre IT&T BPO/KPO outsourcing Strategies within the Philippines where a copy can be requested from him.
He also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing Management at Ateneo De Manila University the Philippines. Undergraduate Studies in Law Enforcement at the New South Wales Police Academy Goulbourn Australia and finally his Undergraduate Business Studies at Thames Valley University London UK.
Michael is about to undertake a PhD transfer from Switzerland for his Doctorate Research Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Automated Robotics Processing at Southern Cross University Gold Coast Australia, where it is expected he will graduate in 2021 with his Doctorate Degree.
Open to relocation again with his family, he currently resides in BGC, The Philippines, he is supported by his wife Mariecris Director of Talk Bpo (Ireland) Ltd and two daughters. Time & weather permitting Michael alsoenjoys good health, plays golf badly, but make up for it in running, biking swimming and is a keen PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. Michael'O' Conroy MBA, Co Founder & Non Executive Director, NameTalk Bpo (Ireland) Ltd
Topic Abstract

The success of RPA projects does not solely rely on a single group within an organization. Similarly, RPA projects involves more than the technical aspect of the project.

Speaker Profile

Michael Vincent T. Villafania have 6 years of hands on experience in Desktop Automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in every project phase - from discovery to delivery. He implemented numerous in house automation projects as well as projects for Fortune 500 clients in Healthcare, Petroleum, and Consumer Goods both as a Developer and an Automation Lead. He is experienced in automating cross-industry processes such as Finance & Accounting( PTP, OTC, RTR) and HR (Onboarding, Employee Records, Compensation and Benefits, Personnel Admin), as well as industry specific processes in Healthcare Management (Claims, Utilization Management, Intake), Pharmacy Benefits Management and Insurance.

Mr. Villafania has a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Batangas State University. He also earned units for Masters in Information Technology in Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Michael Vincent T. Villafania, RPA Technical Development Lead | Blue Prism | Software Engineer, EY
Topic Abstract

Is it a product, a solution or something entirely different? With the advent of a new Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) we see a shift from technology as a object to one that embrace the joining of cognitive, physical and conjoined solutions.

The focus of our discussion will be on better understanding RPA, where we presently stand and what things we willconsidering doing in order to optimize the value which can be achieved.

Speaker Profile

Jerry established his 10th startup in April 2017 (3rdLAW) and previously served as President for Red Core Solutions (PH) focusing on strategy development and technical process delievery. He resigned from in his position to form 3rdLAW with focus on business and technical transitional sciences. In this role he remains actively involved in the advancement of Robotic Process Automation (RPA an adjust to Enterprise Optimization), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advance Analytics. Recent endeavors have involve equity investments in startup enterprises.
* Jerry formerly served as Chairman (founder) for The International Institute for Outsource Management and CEO for Certellus Corporation a leading international technical IT service consultancy prior to their acquisition. He also was Division Director of Software Testing Engineering for AT&T involving a team of over 600 professional with an operating budget in excess of $2.7 billion dollars.
* Jerry has well known as a serial innovator having, o Created the first institute dedicated for the development of outsource service providers (IIOM), o Authored the Outsourcing Management Body of Knowledge, o Produced the first certification of project managers for outsourced engagements (Certified Outsource/Offshore Project Manager-COOPM), o Fostered the creation of high speed Agile testing methods, o Established the first and only corporate viability model (Global Star Certification (GSC) licensed and conducted in over 90 countries for 200+ companies), o Formed the first International Outsource Management Research Center in Wuxi, China, o Developed and registered a proprietary protocol for SAP Role Profile Risk Remediation, and o Formed the Business Engineering Institute (BEI) and produced the hallmark framework for business process optimization.

Jerry E Durant, CEO & Founder, 3rdLAW
Topic Abstract

Historically, the focus of Automation is to reduce cost and increase efficiency of processes that are highly repetitive and labor intensive. But companies now are changing their approach or adoption of automation; they are now more focused on deploying automation that are highly scalable has high customer effect or visibility.
Companies also must face the reality in implementing Enterprise Automation. They need to think of the business impact, process impact and economic impact that will drive the rapid and widespread adoption of Automation.
To help you start your automation journey, here are 3 easy steps:
* Think big and create an automation foundation.
* Start small and streamline expansion with an automation command center.
* Work differently and optimize digital processes to rebalance the workload.
This session will help you avoid the common pitfalls in automation programs and help you get started in implementing enterprise automation for your company.

Speaker Profile

I have more than 10 yrs experience in IT industry and currently the lead RPA Architect in IBM Philippines CIC. I've design and setup various Blue Prism/Automation Anywhere environments for various client and provide technical leadership to Robotics Process Automation (RPA) projects. I'm also part of th pre-sales team that provide RPA solution to client and help sellers by providing technical presentation for RPA. I also Provide guidance and technical leadership to all automation lever focals including Cognitive, Dynamic Automation (RPA&DTA), Test Automation, LEAN/CI and other automation levers.

Drew San Miguel, RPA Architect, IBM
Topic Abstract

The speaker will talk about 3 different business cases highlighting the challenges, solution, and benefits obtained for each of the 3 classes of automation: basic; enhanced; and cognitive automation in different sectors. Strategic overview to assess the opportunity to leverage and scale robotic process automation in Industry specific applications of AI will also be discussed to wrap-up the talk.

Jallain Marcel Manrique CPA, CISA, CRISC, KPMG Philippines
Topic Abstract

The Lean Sig Sigma MindSet is a jumpstart and refresher session for everyone gearing towards automation. It covers the generic rule of what we should have in mind if we want to automate and then robotized. We all cannot go through the process if we do not have the correct mindset.

Kristine Grace Arang, Assistant Manager, KPMG Philippines


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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