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Tom Clancy

Senior Vice President, UiPath Learning

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Tom Clancy

Senior Vice President, UiPath Learning

As leader of the UiPath Learning organization, Tom is responsible for all internal and external learning initiatives, including technical and non-technical training for Sales, PreSales, Customer Success, Services, Operations, Partners, Customers, Universities, and Giving Back audiences. Success across the multiple audiences and initiatives is driven by an extremely passionate and professional global team of experts in learning and subject matter specialization. Our mission is to help enable the democratization of RPA technology globally for all audiences regardless of background or level of current expertise.

Prior to UiPath, Tom led an industry award winning technology learning organization, EMC Education Services. EMC Education Services was well recognized as being an innovative industry thought leading organization. Included within this role was the EMC Academic Alliance Program which was built from one university to more than 2500 universities globally, with greater than one million participants.

Prior to education roles, Tom had a variety of entrepreneurial roles within Product Marketing, Channels, and Program Management across multiple corporate functions.

Tom holds a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Massachusetts.

UiPATH

Daniel Dines

Founder and CEO

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Daniel Dines

Founder and CEO

Daniel Dines is the founder and CEO of UiPath, the fastest growing and leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. Dines started UiPath in 2005 with the goal of building a technology that could help humans reduce the time and stress that come from menial, administrative business tasks. Today, UiPath is the most highly-valued AI enterprise software company.

With a vision to deliver A Robot for Every Person, Dines is committed to ushering in the “automation first” era; an era delivering both substantial productivity gains and also higher employee satisfaction and engagement to businesses of all sizes. Dines is focused on helping the workforce adapt to this change through a global commitment to democratize RPA, offering free training, software and programs to help skill, reskill, and upskill the workforce of the future.

Since incorporating UiPath in 2015, and moving its headquarters to New York in 2017, Dines has led the company through substantial growth becoming the world’s fastest growing enterprise software company in history. He has raised more than $1 Billion from top-tier venture capital firms and public institutional investors, recently achieving a $7 Billion valuation. In September 2019, Dines was featured as Boss of the Bots on the cover of Forbes magazine.

Dines began his engineering career at Microsoft where he designed and developed the SQL Server Agent. Still a hacker at heart, he is active in driving the company’s RPA platform and supporting over 500,000 developers who are building automations on the UiPath platform.

Bestselling author (The Brain)

David Eagleman

Neuroscientist, Author, Technologist, Entrepreneur

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Bestselling author (The Brain)

David Eagleman

Neuroscientist, Author, Technologist, Entrepreneur

Often called the Carl Sagan of neuroscience, he’s the scientific advisor on HBO’s Westworld, a bestselling author, and host of the new documentary The Creative Brain, now streaming on Netflix. Whether he’s expounding on the careful balance between routine and novelty, or how leaders can embrace risk and disruption, he provides a vivid, inspiring take on cultivating the right attitude for discovery. As the host of PBS’ Emmy-nominated series The Brain, Eagleman was the charismatic tour guide through the most impressive series—in content and dazzling style—ever produced on neuroscience. A Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Communication, he’s also traded jokes with Stephen Colbert and been featured in Italy’s Style magazine.

UiPATH

Param Kahlon

Chief Product Officer

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Param Kahlon

Chief Product Officer

Param Kahlon is the Chief Product Officer at UiPath. In his role at UiPath, he is responsible for product strategy and roadmap. Prior to UiPath, Param was a General Manager at Microsoft responsible for Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps (sales, customer service, and field service) and, prior to Microsoft, managed customer service and order management products for SAP and Siebel/Oracle. Param has been in the enterprise software space for over two decades leading strategic planning, CRM product management, and new product introduction. Param holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjabi University, India.

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Guy Kirkwood

Chief Evangelist

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Guy Kirkwood

Chief Evangelist

Guy Kirkwood, as chief evangelist of UiPath, is using RPA and AI to reboot work with a robot for every person. Joining in 2015 when UiPath was 27 people in one city, Guy has helped the company to grow to 3,300 people across 25 countries; and from $1m to $250m in ARR, making UiPath the fastest-growing enterprise software company in history.

Forrester

Craig Le Clair

Vice President and Principal Analyst

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Craig Le Clair

VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ANALYST SERVING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS

Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in automation, AI, and the future of work. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation, AI solutions in financial services, and the potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. His 2019 book, Invisible Robots in the Quiet of the Night, has been met with wide acclaim. A prolific writer and speaker, Craig is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets. Dynamic case management, electronic signature, and customer communications management round out his coverage.

Previous Work Experience
Craig brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Forrester through his 25 years of experience in IT and business process transformation. Prior to joining Forrester, he was a vice president at ADP, focusing on next-generation strategies for investor communications. He holds a patent for electronic delivery of compliance information. Craig was also a cofounder of docHarbor, an early SaaS provider. He has both a strong business and technology background, including time at Mitre and BBN.

Education
Craig earned a BS in economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

UiPATH

Bobby Patrick

Chief Marketing Officer

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Bobby Patrick

Chief Marketing Officer

Having begun his career at 16 as a computer specialist with the FBI, Bobby Patrick is now Chief Marketing Officer of UiPath, the fastest growing enterprise software company in history and leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI. For over two decades Bobby has driven significant growth in technology businesses, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups. Before joining UiPath, Bobby served as CMO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s $4 Billion-dollar Cloud business. He served previously as CMO for Basho (acquired by Bet365), GXS (acquired by OpenText), and Digex (acquired by Verizon). He strongly believes that digital workforces will reshape businesses in their journey to become digital enterprises, complementing and empowering the human workforce to better business outcomes, job satisfaction, and workplace experiences.

Chevron

Roohi Agarwal

Business Relationship Manager

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Roohi Agarwal

Business Relationship Manager

Roohi Agarwal is a Program Manager for RPA Center of Excellence at Chevron. She has 15+ years of Software Engineering experience leading software development teams and managing business relationships. Currently, she is responsible for accelerating RPA adoption, managing risk and building organizational capability through a community of practice.

EY Global

Jeff Aldridge

Americas Intelligent Automation Leader

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EY GLOBAL

Jeff Aldridge

Americas Intelligent Automation Leader

Jeff leads EY's Intelligent Automation practice for the Americas. In his role, Jeff helps business leaders reimagine their future strategy and business processes with the aid of emerging digital technologies including Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools such as Machine Learning, Virtual Agents, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision.

He has over 30 years of experience advising organizations across multiple sectors with the strategic and tactical transformation of their business, combining leading practice process and technology expertise. As a thought leader for EY, Jeff is frequently involved in some of our largest and most integrated transformation efforts and is part of our global Solutions Leadership Team.

Allianz

Julien Bardou

Global Head of Robotics

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Allianz

Julien Bardou

Global Head of Robotics

Julien originally comes from Biarritz in the south of France. He has had a career that spans different industries such as advertising, software marketing and aircraft design at Airbus. Julien joined Allianz 5 years ago and his first mission as Head of Innovation was to bring into the company a culture of innovation, especially through the development of MVPs in the area of machine learning. Julien is now Global Head of Robotics at Allianz Technology and together with his international teams he works across the full spectrum of automation, providing internal services to all Allianz entities around the globe.

Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 10,000 employees located in 36 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in leading IT for the worldwide digitalization of Allianz. Allianz Technology oversee the full digitalization spectrum – from one of the industry’s largest IT infrastructure projects that includes data centers, networking and security, to application platforms that span from workplace services to digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

UiPATH

Christian Berg

Director Product Management AI

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Christian Berg

Director Product Management AI

Christian Berg is a Director of Product Management at UiPath’s AI team where he leads the Process Understanding work which is part of the team’s five pillars. Prior to UiPath Christian developed cutting edge cognitive decision support solutions for the enterprise at Microsoft.

Uber

Delphine Bernard

Global Head of Finance Operations

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Uber

Delphine Bernard

Global Head of Finance Operations

Delphine Bernard is the Global Head of Finance Operations at Uber, reporting to the CFO. She leads the procurement, supply chain and logistics functions, accounts receivable, travel & expenses, payroll, Finance shared services and center of excellence for intelligent automation. Starting with a decentralized team of approximately 40 people, she now oversees a department of 250 employees across the world and more than 400 external contractors with global processes and optimized efficiency.

Under her procurement hat, she oversees $3b in spending.Her department serves more than 40K suppliers, 20K employees in 70+ countries, bringing complexity in operations while remaining efficient and compliant. Delphine also launched first finance outsourced function in early 2017 and now oversees the Global Business Service for the Finance & Administrative. In 2018, Delphine continued to push the digitalization world and created the Center Of Excellence for Intelligent Automation. She has showcased to executives the benefits of Robotic Process Automation and in less than a year saving thousands of human hours and has increased controls. Prior to her move to San Francisco, Delphine was Uber Financial Controller in Amsterdam in charge of revenue and financials outside the US.

Delphine is today a director on the board of Uber Freight Inc, and in the past has held multiple seats on boards of directors for Uber international subsidiaries. She is also co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation member review committee ensures compliance within Uber.

Delphine founded Women of Finance, Uber's employee resource group focused on creating a strong community of women in finance. She is a passionate advocate for supporting diversity and leadership in the workplace. She leads and works to inspire others through mentorship, panel discussions and connections.

Delphine is an alumni of Microsoft and Skype where she served as Group Controller. She elevated and groomed the finance function from startup phase to maturity in a fast growing environment.​

Delphine has Master of Business Engineering from Louvain School of Management. She is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School Executive Education, where she continues to take courses and learn about leadership and strategy.

GE Power

Abhijeet Bhandare

Chief Automation Officer

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GE Power

Abhijeet Bhandare

Chief Automation Officer

Abhijeet Bhandare is a business technology executive with 17+ years of extensive experience in Healthcare and Energy sectors. He has led large global teams to enable wing to wing business transformation through technology. Currently Abhijeet Bhandare is the Chief Automation Officer & the Finance CIO for GE Power. In this role, Abhijeet is focused on driving productivity and velocity in business operations leveraging automation technologies while building the next gen digital platform for Finance operations. Prior to joining GE Power Abhijeet was the Global CIO for Pressure Control, one of the larger divisions within GE Oil & Gas. He has held multitude of different roles in supply chain, Services, Quality & Finance during his tenure in GE Healthcare & GE Oil & Gas. Abhijeet has a Masters in Computer Science from Loyola University in Chicago, IL and Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University in India.

Accelirate

Zia Bhutta

CEO & Managing Partner

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Accelirate

Zia Bhutta

CEO & Managing Partner

As CEO of Accelirate, Zia brings a wealth of Enterprise Leadership and Strategic Vision to the company. Prior to Co-Founding Accelirate Inc., Zia co-founded a Global IT Services Consulting firm in 2001. This company is now a $450 Million Global IT Services firm with over 7,500 Employees. He has over 22 years of extensive Technical, Operational and Management experience within the Information Technology Services Industry. In addition, he is also the Co-Founder and Board Chairman for Taptobook Inc. which is a Marketing Automation platform for Small Services based businesses. Zia attended Rutgers University to earn his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; he enjoys chess, boating, and playing tennis in admiration of his favorite tennis player Roger Federer. Zia has a driven focus in everything he does, he puts everything he can into each project and takes great pride in living during this time of the Internet and Artificial Intelligence Industrial Revolution. Zia is always open to a new opportunity, and loves innovation, one of his favorite T.V. shows is Shark Tank, it’s the entrepreneurial spirit that motivates him and all of his work.

PepsiCo

Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram

CTO Sr Director, Digital Services

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PEPSICO

Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram

CTO Sr Director, Digital Services

Senior Leader with 20+ Years of Information Technology leadership, innovations and management experience in verticals: Insurance, HealthCare, Transportation & Logistics, Government, Manufacturing, Telecom, Education, Retail, Defense, Publishing and Software. Extensive end-to-end Digital Transformations Leadership experience with large global enterprise. AI, Cognitive Systems, Machine Learning, RPA, IoT, Bigdata, Analytics, DevOps contributions. Enterprise mission-critical, highly scalable and available systems architecture, design and vision to large enterprises

Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary

Kurt Carlson

Associate Dean and Faculty and Academic Affairs

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Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary

Kurt Carlson

Global Vice President Presales

Kurt is the Associate Dean of Faculty & Academic Affairs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary, and the Fields Professor of Marketing. He is an expert on human decision processes, having published his findings in numerous top psychology, marketing, and management journals. His current research focuses on the mechanisms that guide information search/evaluation and preference formation.

Kurt has taught courses on Analytical Problem Solving, Market Intelligence, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Management. He is currently developing a new-to-the-world RPA Business Translator course for his students at the Mason School. Prior to joining the Mason School, he was co-founder and Director of the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research at the McDonough School of Business, and prior to that was a Professor of Marketing at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Kurt has a BS (90) and MS (93) in Applied Economics from UW Madison and a PhD (01) from Cornell in Behavioral Economics.

UNICC

Sameer Chauhan

CEO

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UNICC

Sameer Chauhan

CEO

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Sameer Chauhan to the position of Director, ICC, beginning 22 August 2018. The ICC Director is directly accountable to the ICC Management Committee that governs the organization.

As per his Terms of Reference, Sameer has the responsibility to lead all aspects of ICC’s strategy and operations, to facilitate the provision of services to more than 50 Clients and Partner Organizations and establish an ICC strategy with business goals, a two- to four-year business plan and a program of work and budget, and implementing the approved plan.

Sameer joined the International Computing Centre on 1 August 2015 as Chief, Clients and Projects. In this capacity, he was responsible for strategic product development including developing new products, establishing strategic private partnerships and developing new service offerings. He was also responsible for the CRM function tasked with managing, strengthening and growing ICC’s Client base. He spearheaded project delivery at ICC to manage and deliver all Client and internal projects, including all consulting engagements. He was also the administrative head of the New York office of ICC.

Prior to ICC, Sameer has over twenty years of professional experience in both public and private sectors and an educational background in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Before joining ICC, Sameer was the Head of Knowledge Management and Digital Marketing IT for Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management. He played several roles at Deutsche Bank over eight years, including being the COO for an IT division of approx. 800 staff and externals worldwide. In that capacity, he handled annual budgets of over EUR 110m and provided oversight into all operational aspects including financials, audit, compliance, regulatory and operational risk, vendor management, and business continuity planning. He also established and managed processes to govern the entire change portfolio for Deutsche Application Services IT (6,000+ headcount). Sameer started his career at Deutsche Bank as the Product Manager responsible for developing and delivering on the online platform strategy for a multi-billion dollar client platform for DB Prime Brokerage.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Sameer spent several years as a consultant for Deloitte, establishing a track record of delivering complex, global programs and projects for major global organizations across various industries, including financial services, public sector, telecom, manufacturing and software. He gained experience in operational and strategic aspects of running large IT departments, defining and adopting best practice operational and governance processes, portfolio management, vendor management, business and enterprise architecture.

He started his career as an IT developer in the US public sector, developing child and family welfare systems for various US state governments.

HFS RESEARCH

Elena Christopher

Research Vice President, Head of US Operations

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Elena Christopher

Research Vice President, Head of US Operations

Elena Christopher is Research Vice President, Industry Research and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) at HFS. Elena is responsible for driving the industry-specific research agenda for HFS, digging into the major trends impacting each in-scope industry and the implications for business process and IT services. Elena’s industry coverage areas are High-Tech, Banking and Financial Services and Telecommunications.

She additionally leads HFS’ coverage of robotic process automation (RPA) helping to identify and articulate the value proposition for this important change agent and its intersection with other emerging value levers.

Elena brings more than 20 years of IT and business process services expertise to HFS, having served as either an advisor or vendor partner for major clients in industries such as financial services, high-tech, communications, retail, automotive and energy. She most recently led Strategy & Portfolio for Conduent’s (formerly Xerox Services) Commercial business. Her previous roles include Managing Director, Research, Risk & Compliance at DTI where she built and ran their risk and compliance outsourcing practice; Vice President, Financial Services at Mobius Knowledge Services where she launched their Reference Data practice; Vice President, Research & Analytics at OfficeTiger/RR Donnelley, where she built one of the first successful offshore Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) practices; and Global Research Director, Gartner, where she provided research and advisory services to consumers and purveyors of IT and business process services.

Elena holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology (cum laude) from Lewis and Clark College. She resides outside Washington, DC with her husband and two children. She is an avid runner, delights in cooking friends tasty food and traveling off the beaten path with her family.

UiPATH

Ana Cinca

VP Enabling Technologies

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Ana Cinca

VP Enabling Technologies

Ana has been with UiPath for almost 4 years, even since the company was little less than 30 employees worldwide. Coming with extensive experience in setting up and transitioning large transformational projects, she wore many hats during these years: from setting up the product support, pre-sales and professional services, launching the UiPath Academy, leading the UiPath Community to nowadays being part of UiPath Product team and in charge of creating products that help organizations scale faster their RPA initiatives.

AXA UK

Simon Clayden

Chief Operating Officer (Technology)

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AXA UK

Simon Clayden

Chief Operating Officer (Technology)

With a career in financial services spanning 25 years, Simon specialises in the creation and execution of technology strategies that deliver real business transformation. In the past five years, he has been the driving force behind AXA UK’s tech shifts in the areas of data, customer contact and artificial intelligence. Simon has focused IT strategy on ensuring outcomes are business and customer-led while delivering tangible shareholder value. He lives in the English countryside with his beautiful family and three-legged dog.

Cognizant

Mariesa Coughanour

Automation Advisory, Managing Principal

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Cognizant

Mariesa Coughanour

Automation Advisory, Managing Principal

Mariesa works with clients to establish automation programs and drive them to scale across the enterprise. Her experience spans across industries from industrial to capital services. Additionally, she brings extensive experience in process improvement, lean, six sigma, agile, and change management.

Before joining Cognizant, she led Operations and IT for Movable Ink, a New York based startup. Prior to that she spent 8 years in GE working across multiple business units and functions, including leading the Automation CoE and establishing the analytics platform for GE Global Operations. She is also a graduate of two GE career accelerator programs: Operations Management Leadership Program and Corporate Audit Staff.

Mariesa holds a Bachelor and Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering with management & communication minors from the University of Miami.

Coca Cola

Leyla Deliç

CIO at Coca-Cola İçecek

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Coca Cola

Leyla Deliç

CIO at Coca-Cola İçecek

Leyla is the Chief Information and Digital Officer in Coca Cola İçecek responsible for defining and executing digital strategy and transformation to improve current business operations and implement digital products, services and new digitally enabled business models. In her previous role, she was VP, Technical Product Management responsible for defining and driving Digital Technology strategy for Enabling Functions in GE Healthcare working closely with Finance, Quality & Regulatory, Legal, HR and Business Development teams. Leyla was the Chief Information Officer and Lean Leader for Eastern and African Growth Markets (EAGM), GE Healthcare. EAGM, a large and diverse set of growth markets, comprising over 80 countries including Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia, Russia and CIS. She was responsible of creating and executing the IT strategy for EAGM to accelerate business growth in this region. Leyla was also leading the EAGM Lean team to drive sustained business process improvements.

Leyla joined GE in 1998 in Tradanet jv GE Information Services. She then worked for Tradelink Technologies Inc., managing multi-national EDI projects with the European and US companies from various segments. She continued her career as Chief Information Officer in Aras Holding until she joined GE Healthcare in 2010.

Leyla actively engaged in the Women’s Network, led initiatives which support growth of women in technology and co-led the GE Girls Infrastructure group. She is an active board member in YenidenBiz, NGO supporting women to join the workforce.

Leyla holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. She enjoys swimming. Leyla recently relocated to Istanbul, Turkey from Wisconsin, USA where the GE Healthcare global headquarters was based, with her husband and their son.

UiPATH

Craig Dewar

Director Product Marketing RPA

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Craig Dewar

Director Product Marketing RPA

Craig has extensive experience in product management, marketing, sales and business development. Craig leads global product marketing for the UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform including Studio, Robots, Orchestrator and AI. Prior to UiPath Craig spent 20+ years working at Microsoft on the Windows client, Server, and Microsoft Dynamics businesses.

UiPATH

Harish Doddala

Director, Product Management

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Harish Doddala

Director, Product Management

Harish Doddala leads Insights (Analytics) at UiPath. He has over 10 years of Product Management and Software Engineering experience delivering results for high-growth startups and large organizations such as AppDynamics, VMware, Oracle & IBM Research. Harish holds a Masters at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published in several international speech and audio conferences and holds 3 patents.

Amazon

Jonathan Finch

Assistant Treasurer

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Jonathan Finch

Assistant Treasurer

Jonathan is the Assistant Treasurer and CIO for Amazon's Cash Management, Capital Markets, Workers Compensation and Insurance divisions. His team consists of product managers, treasury and risk professionals, software development engineers and various other roles. As Assistant Treasurer, he is chartered with automating and transforming the systems and processes that manage one of the world’s largest private banks. Prior to joining Amazon, Jonathan spent nine years in management consulting at PwC where he served technology clients including Microsoft, Adobe, and Expedia. He led various national practices around business transformation, finance effectiveness, and IT Strategy. Jonathan also spent seven years as a VP at JPMorgan Chase where he was responsible for managing the Investment Banks’ technology infrastructure for the US and EMEA. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and an BBA from the George Washington University. Jonathan has four beautiful kids under the age of nine at home, so sleeping is not in the cards for him although red wine certainly is.

Amdocs

Rupesh Gaikwad

COE Lead and Chief Evangelist

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Rupesh Gaikwad

COE Lead and Chief Evangelist

Rupesh Gaikwad is the Global Technologies Manager of Automation for Amdocs, where he’s helped build and evangelize their RPA program. Before that he ran Cognitive automation at Tieto. Rupesh lives in Pune, Maharashtra, India with his wife, daughter, and dog, Goofy.

UHG

Jolene Gardner

SVP Automation, Re-Engineering and Transformation

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Jolene Gardner

SVP Automation, Re-Engineering and Transformation

Jolene is a proven leader, strategist and driver of execution for innovative and transformational change. She has broad and deep technical knowledge, business acumen, and experience in Healthcare, Retail, Insurance, and Software and has demonstrated results with revenue growth and efficiency through process improvement and intelligent use of technology.

Jolene also has a passion for developing talent and focuses on building organizations with engaged teams and a strong culture. Jolene currently serves as a Senior Vice President of Automation, Business Initiatives and Client Implementation for Optum. Jolene is currently driving the build of a new Automation capability responsible for achieving $600M in run rate savings by 2021 and has already achieved $100M in savings in just the first year. In addition, Jolene leads Client Implementation, with a track record of on time implementations and strong NPS from clients; Business Initiatives, which is responsible for driving strategic initiatives across the enterprise as well as partnering with businesses to manage their portfolio of capital, product and operational programs and Capability Management which drives strategic capital investment across Optum and has resulted in $330M in benefits for Optum to date. Jolene joined UnitedHealth Group in 2003 and has over twenty years of experience in the health care industry. She has been serving in a variety of leadership roles within Optum for over 15 years.

Prior to Optum, Jolene worked in consulting roles across a variety of industries including Healthcare. She was a consultant at Accenture with clients such as National Marrow Donor Program. Jolene was part of a team that received a Smithsonian Award for technology innovation in Healthcare for her work at the National Marrow Donor Program. She received her MBA from St. Thomas University and received her B.S. in Physics from Bethel University. Passionate about supporting her community, Jolene leads a Compassion Matters social responsibility effort across Optum Operations which supports and celebrates teams with their own social responsibility activities. As part of that effort, Jolene sponsors the Optum MS150 team annually which has increased in size annually to over 100 riders this year raising over $100,000 for this important cause.

Landmark Group

Rajesh Garg

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Landmark Group

Rajesh Garg

Group Chief Financial Officer

Rajesh Garg is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Landmark Group. Landmark is the largest and fastest growing retailer across 21 countries, 27million sqft retail space and 55,000 employees. He has been leading enterprise wide transformation including a big push into newer technologies such as RPA and Blockchain.

Most recently, Rajesh was working as the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer & Member of the Board with Cipla (India's 3rd largest / world’s 15th largest generics Pharma Co) in Mumbaiwherein he was leading F&A, Procurement, Information Technology and Multi Functional Shared services. Prior to Cipla, he worked with UK retailer Tesco, first, in their India JV with the Tatas, where he was CFO & Strategy Director followed by a role in London leading Finance Transformation as part of the Group CFOs team.

Rajesh started his career with GE in their Corporate Audit Staff in NY followed by a decade with Procter & Gamble across Europe, South & North America across various businesses & brands and then with Cadbury Schweppes in London and Asia as Regional CFO & other Senior leadership roles. He has a US Patent in knowledge management which he was awarded as part of a Cloud enterprise marketing management company founded with investments from P&G, Accenture, Draper Fisher Etc.

Rajesh was born in India and studied Mechanical Engineering before getting his MBA jointly from Manchester Business School, UK and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

UiPATH

Erik Goelz

Director, Head of AI Product Marketing

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Erik Goelz

Director, Head of AI Product Marketing

At UiPath, Erik leads the product marketing team responsible for messaging, positioning, launch, and GTM for all of UiPath’s Artificial Intelligence products, and collaborates closely with product leadership to define the company’s customer-facing AI strategy.

Previously, Erik lead the development and scaling of the cloud marketing strategy for a $1B+ B2B software business at Microsoft and spent several years in a leadership role at a strategy consulting firm where he advised Fortune 500 technology clients on taking new technology products to market.

Erik earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

EY Global

Goutham Goudgere

Attended Automation Project Leader

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EY GLOBAL

Goutham Goudgere

Attended Automation Project Leader

Goutham is a Senior Manager in the SAP Advisory practice of EY. He has 15 years of experience in designing, building, testing and implementing large scale enterprise solutions across various process areas including order to cash and various record to report processes. He has worked on multiple fortune 500 clients in varies industries such as manufacturing, professional services, banking and investment management in the areas of financial close, consolidations and reporting and metric definition and scorecard design.

Goutham Goudgere is the lead for the Attended Automation project at EYG. This project aims to transform usability and efficiency of EY’s SAP systems by combining the power of UiPath attended automation robots with SAP transactional systems. On a day to day basis, he leads the design, build, test and implementation of attended automation BOTs across SAP C4C, CPM, ECC and Lumira systems.

Foundling

Arik Hill

Chief Information Officer

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Foundling

Arik Hill

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Hill is Chief Information Officer for The New York Foundling. Mr. Hill is an experienced business operations and technology executive with demonstrated leadership achievements in consulting, enterprise software development, health & human services. Arik brings significant international professional consulting expertise driving digital transformation in organizations of all sizes, from startups to multi-nationals. He brings proven executive leadership of Business Operations Management & Strategy, Product & Process Engineering, Digital Service Management and Customer Success to The New York Foundling’s five core program areas connecting individuals and families with the key building blocks of a strong and healthy life: education, wellbeing, family, community, and opportunity.

Ericsson

David Hunter

Strategic Product Manager

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Ericsson

David Hunter

Strategic Product Manager

David Hunter has for over 20 years been involved in first-mover Telecoms and IT technology. He produced the world’s first broadcast of a sports event over mobile Internet at the Rugby World Cup in 1999, launched the first mobile Location Based Services in Stockholm and with his company Sapio he created peer-to-peer mobile VOIP, Java based casino and sportsbook applications together with pioneering the use of mobile technology for social benefits with elderly and youth care schemes.

UiPATH

Iulia Istrate

Enabling Technologies Product Owner

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Iulia Istrate

Enabling Technologies Product Owner

As a Product Owner within the UiPath Enabling Technologies department, Iulia is responsible of maximizing the value brought to the customers by understanding their pain points and designing top-notch features that address them. Our mission is to create a community of interest around RPA, formed by both technical and non-technical users, who will help scale the adoption of RPA within each organization (and not only).

Iulia would describe herself as passionate about open innovation and books. Prior to joining UiPath, Iulia worked in a French tech incubator, helping startups scale with the help of technology.

Heritage Bank

David Johnston

Manager, Intelligent Automation & Process Excellence

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Heritage Bank

David Johnston

Manager, Intelligent Automation & Process Excellence

With a history in both Technology and Business, David was ideally placed to identify and grab the opportunity presented by RPA in early 2017.
David has worked at Heritage Bank for nearly 13 years, in roles such as IT Project Management, PMO Management and Process Improvement. David currently reports to the CFO as Manager, Intelligent Automation & Process Excellence and is responsible for Heritage's Continuous Improvement Program (SNAP & LEAP), Business Continuity Management, Business Process Management and most recently Intelligent Automation.
David holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science and in 2009 was awarded the Australian Mutual Institute Young Achiever state award for Queensland, and subsequently, the National Award.

Heritage Bank was a very early adopter of UiPath in Australia market, and today boasts of 80 automated processes saving hundreds of hours per day of mundane work moved from humans to UiPath Bots.

Capgemini

Robert Kennedy

Global Head of Intelligent Automation Delivery

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Robert Kennedy

Global Head of Intelligent Automation Delivery

Robert Kennedy is the Global Head of Intelligent Automation Delivery for Capgemini’s Business Services. Robert leads the global management team overseeing the technologists in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC who design, develop, deploy, and maintain robotic process automation, machine learning, and natural language processing solutions. Under Robert’s leadership, Capgemini’s automation delivery include solutions for finance and accounting, human resources, master data management, and other common business processes. Robert is also the principal advisor for Capgemini’s North America Intelligent Automation practice, advising clients on how to take their automation journey to the next level by adopting a “digitally-augmented workforce at scale” strategy. Robert has over five years of experience in automation development leadership, and over 20 years of experience in software engineering. Prior to Capgemini, Robert led the automation center of excellence for business services at a major American financial institution, and led test automation services as part of his responsibilities as the head of global quality assurance at an industry-leading global measurement and data analytics company. Following a career in broadcast engineering, Robert has been in IT executive leadership for over a decade. Robert and his family live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Pandora

Abe Khaleeli

Head of PMO & Intelligent Automation Practice

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Abe Khaleeli

Head of PMO & Intelligent Automation Practice

Abe is a PMO Director and Project Executive delivering future-state technologies spanning RPA, Cloud, SaaS, and AI to drive growth and scalability across Enterprise systems at SiriusXM-Pandora.

Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the leading music and podcast discovery platform, providing a uniquely-personalized listening experience to approximately 100 million users each month Abe has extensive experience working with enterprise application, back office systems and processes over a long career at companies like Nestle, Electronic Arts and now Pandora SiriusXM

Autodesk

Prakash Kota

Chief Information Officer

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Prakash Kota

Chief Information Officer

Prakash Kota is Autodesk’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for Autodesk’s global infrastructure, enterprise operations, and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Millions of Autodesk customers around the world depend on Autodesk products for their business livelihood. Mr. Kota’s team ensures they have access to their products and entitlements in a reliable, resilient, and highly available environment.

Mr. Kota has led several successful initiatives that strengthened Autodesk’s core business operations making it agile, cost effective, and stable. He transformed his teams from an engineering and operations focus into end-to-end service oriented teams that deliver value faster to business units. He is passionate about the digital transformation of Autodesk and aligning the employee and customer experience. He has accelerated this transformation for employees by providing IT services on demand through a self-service portal and also through the implementation of modern cloud employee collaboration and productivity tools. He has redefined IT Operations for the digital agenda to enhance operational agility and accelerate the transformation of IT and business processes. He has introduced automation services such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and most recently robotic process automation which has led to savings, increased productivity, accuracy, reliability, and scalability.

Mr. Kota has been with Autodesk for 11+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Director DevOps, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from the University of Madras.

Wells Fargo

Paul Krauss

VP, Enterprise RPA COE Leader

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Paul Krauss

VP, Enterprise RPA COE Leader

Paul leads the Wells Fargo Automation Center of Excellence. This COE works across all lines of business to uncover and implement the best opportunities utilizing a variety of automation tools. The COE is also responsible for guiding the major business units towards self-sufficiency in automation. Paul returned to Wells Fargo in 2017 after a 7 year career in consulting, where he was able to partner with many of the top financial institutions in establishing their RPA organizations and determining the best opportunities for automation success. Paul has a 35-year career in financial services technology strategy and delivery, covering most business lines for both US and International institutions.

PwC

Kevin Kroen

FS Intelligent Automation Leader

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Kevin Kroen

FS Intelligent Automation Leader

Kevin is a partner in PwC’s Advisory practice, specializing in middle and back office transformation across the Financial Services sector. Kevin leads PwC’s Financial Services Intelligent Automation practice in the US and plays a key role incorporating automation capabilities across all of PWC’s financial services sectors (Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, and Insurance) and competencies (Finance, Operations, Risk, Compliance, HR, etc.). Kevin also manages PWC’s overall go to market alliance with UIPath as well as with other complimentary technology vendors. Kevin has 20+ years of management and technology consulting experience, focused in the operations, finance, and technology competencies of Financial Services.
Kevin has a BS degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Information and Decision Systems. Prior to joining PwC, Kevin worked as a Financial Services consultant for Diamond Management and Technology Consultants and Accenture.

UiPath

Liji Kunnath

Principal Product Manager

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Liji Kunnath

Principal Product Manager

Liji Kunnath is a principal product manager at UiPath. Her product area focuses on enabling customers who started RPA journey to orchestrate their entire digital workforce on UiPath platform, bringing more value out of RPA deployments . Prior to joining UiPath, Liji has spent 17 years at multiple technology companies building large scale enterprise solutions that influenced industry transformations like Mobile first, Cloud first and Automation first being the latest. She believes that RPA has a potential to be very impactful with unique value proposition of bringing Technology, Business and End users together.

Bayview

Armando Lambert

VP Enterprise Optimization

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Armando Lambert

VP Enterprise Optimization

Armando is the Vice President of Enterprise Optimization for Bayview Asset Management. A proven leader and strategist who drives business change through technology. He has built a successful intelligent automation practice utilizing Governance as the driver. With a wealth of experience in Data, Robotics & Machine learning, Armando advises C-Suite and senior executives on how to govern intelligent automation, identify opportunities for change, and how to be effective leaders in a digital transformation age. Prior to Bayview, Armando has spent over 20 years in technology and the financial industry. He has held various leadership positions where he focused on new technologies and industry trends around Information/Cybersecurity, Technology Risk and Governance.

PwC

Julia Lamm

FS Digital Workforce Strategy Leader

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Julia Lamm

FS Digital Workforce Strategy Leader

Julia is a Partner in PwC‘s Financial Services People & Organization practice, based in New York. She has more than a 15 years of experience helping clients address complex organization transformation challenges, driven by disruption from digitization, regulation, business model changes and cost pressures. Her experience includes: Workforce strategy and planning, operating model and organization design, HR strategy and transformation, talent strategy and process design, HR technology strategy and implementation, change management and culture change, and program/project management.
Notably, Julia is a specialist in digital workforce transformation, partnering with clients to understand their overall and individual digital acumen, and define a path to build digital skills across organizations that are being disrupted by technology. Additionally, Julia leads PwC’s ‘workforce strategy’ global service offering, which encompasses talent processes ranging from workforce planning to recruiting, talent management, performance management, diversity and inclusion, learning and succession planning.
Julia has an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where she specialized in Corporate Finance and Strategy. She has a BA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she double majored in journalism and international studies. Prior to joining PwC, she worked in public relations advising clients on their corporate, product and crisis communications strategies.

VMware

Mia Leondakis

Vice President – Business Transformation and Automation

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Mia Leondakis

Vice President – Business Transformation and Automation

Mia is Vice President, Business Transformation and Automation at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility that helps customers accelerate their digital transformation.

She leads a global organization of more than 300 professionals in driving enterprise-wide business transformation initiatives that result in increased revenue, improved process efficiencies, new business capabilities, and an enhanced customer experience. Her team focuses on business architecture, portfolio planning and value realization, operational excellence, portfolio/program management, solution delivery and change management.

A Silicon Valley veteran, Mia has a diverse background with more than 25 years’ experience in business transformation, customer strategy, business development, and marketing.
She is passionate about the advancement of women in and out of the workspace, regularly mentoring female professionals at all stages of their career journeys.

SwissRE

Jose Ordinas Lewis

Head Robotic Automation Center

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Jose Ordinas Lewis

Head Robotic Automation Center

Jose is an accomplished process improvement and senior IT leader with over 25 years of experience, 17 of which are with Swiss Re. He currently heads Swiss Re's Robotic Automation Centre of Excellence. He has held positions in IT, management consulting and Lean Six Sigma. In the past 3 ½ years, he successfully established the Centre of Excellence including the design of operating model, key processes, governance, controls and building the team. Under his leadership, the Centre of Excellence moved from pilot to full implementation to scaling, successfully streamlining and deploying robots globally across over 100 processes.

UiPATH

Diego Lomanto

VP of Product Marketing

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Diego Lomanto

VP of Product Marketing

Diego Lomanto is the Vice President of Product Marketing for UiPath. In this role, he develops theframework for positioning, market strategy and go-to-market delivery of UiPath’s products and services.Diego has led both product and marketing organizations, most recently as VP of Product Strategy forVerint Systems where he guided the strategy and development of products with over $200M in revenue.Prior to that, he built marketing organizations as CMO of Talent Inc, and Vice President of Marketing forWork Market, which was recently acquired by ADP.Diego is passionate about helping enterprise software companies reach product-market fit and craftingmarket narratives that drive exponential growth. Diego holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, as well as a BS inmarketing with honors from Saint John's University. He resides on Long Island, New York, and lives forthe excitement of startup culture. Additionally, Diego is the founder of Tournament Poker Edge, asubscription-based, poker-training community, which he founded in 2010.Follow Diego on Twitter and connect to him on LinkedIn.

VMware

Emilie Ly

Sr. Director, Business Apps Support for Business Transformation and Automation Team

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Emilie Ly

Sr. Director, Business Apps Support for Business Transformation and Automation Team

Emilie has over 20 years’ experience in the high-tech industry leading global operation teams through transformation programs to scale, run and optimize business processes. At VMware, she leads the Business Support & Services (BSS) function in the Business Transformation & Automation (BTA) team. Emilie built a shared services team located in 3 geographies to deliver enterprise SaaS application and transaction support for the company. She has been able to leverage Robotics Process Automation within the BSS function to improve operational efficiencies and established global support for the digital workforce. Most recently, she expanded her focus to lead the Business Process Management practice and RPA Center of Excellence.

UiPATH

Tarek Madkour

Director of Product Management

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Tarek Madkour

Director of Product Management

Tarek Madkour is the Director of Product for Cloud at UiPath. Tarek’s team is responsible for building the world’s best elastic automation experience in the cloud, and is driven to accelerate RPA adoption of every enterprise customer. Prior to UiPath, Tarek worked at Microsoft creating industry-grade developer and cloud products as part of the Visual Studio and Azure teams. Outside work, Tarek spends his time being a kid again with his three no-so-little kids and creating chaos with his "home improvement" projects. When he gives up, you can find him on a sunny beach somewhere.

NEXT ERA

Clemmie Malley

Enterprise Automation COE Lead

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Clemmie Malley

Enterprise Automation COE Lead

Clemmie Malley is the Enterprise Automation COE Lead at NextEra Energy.

She has 8 years’ experience working in and leading teams in Information Technology. Currently, she is responsible for automation across all lines of business for the organization that includes a holistic approach of combining process automation with analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver end-to-end solutions. Prior to that she led key strategic digital projects for the Finance organization.

Clemmie holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting, minor in Information Systems and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology & Management from Florida Atlantic University.

UiPATH

Justin Marks

Principal Product Manager

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Justin Marks

Principal Product Manager

Justin Marks is a principal product manager at UiPath working to enable every contact center agent to have their own robot. Before coming to UiPath, Justin worked at Microsoft for over 16 years on a variety of services and applications including Azure DevOps, Visual Studio, Windows and MSN.com.

Deloitte

Arthur Mazor

Global HR Transformation Practice Leader

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Arthur Mazor

Global HR Transformation Practice Leader

Art is Deloitte’s HR Transformation Global Practice Leader and member of the Global Human Capital Executive team. Art is accountable for guiding the firm’s continued innovation and capability growth to drive unique and powerful client business outcomes that have enabled Deloitte’s position as the world’s #1 HR Transformation consultancy.
Art collaborates with complex, global clients to drive business value through transforming Human Capital strategies, programs, and services. He is the firm’s thought leader in setting people and HR strategies to pivot toward the Future of HR in the context of dynamic business, workforce, and digital disruption. Art has previously served as Deloitte’s Human Capital practice digital leader and the global practice leader for HR Strategy & Employee Experience. As a hands-on leader, Art is actively engaged in driving major Human Capital and HR Transformation initiatives with some of the world’s best known brands.
Art’s professional journey for 24+ years has been exclusively focused on Human Capital Management. He has held senior HR leadership, outsourcing executive, and human capital transformation consulting roles that form the multi-faceted foundation from which Art delivers value to his clients across strategic planning, operating model and organization design, experience transformation, digital enablement, governance, and change management to realize sustained results.
Art earned his degree in Organization & Management at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

UiPATH

Anton McGonnell

Director, Product Management AI

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Anton McGonnell

Director, Product Management AI

Anton manages product development of UiPath’s machine learning platform, AI Fabric. His focus is on enabling UiPath customers to bring AI into their RPA workflows, expanding the scope and value of business process automations. Before UiPath, Anton worked at multiple enterprise technology companies and attended Harvard Business School for his MBA. He is from Ireland and keeps a firm grip on his heritage by continuing to take part in Gaelic Football in the US. Anton has an unwavering belief in the potential of automation and AI to bring transformative change to economies and societies.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)

Phil Merrell

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)

Phil Merrell

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Phil Merrell is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). He is responsible for Blue KC’s technology strategy and direction. He’s also responsible for all technology implementation.

Phil has served as an executive in the healthcare industry for more than a decade. Prior to joining Blue KC, Phil previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer at AIM Specialty Health in Chicago, Illinois. He was served as the Vice President of Information Services Strategy and Shared Services at AmeriHealth Caritas in Philadelphia. Phil also has seven years of military service in the Navy.

Phil is dedicated to giving back to the community. He served on the board of directors for Hinsdale Theater, a training space for aspiring actors in Chicago. He’s also been a youth sports coach and served on various commissions for youth athletic associations.

Phil was a 2018 semi-finalist for Chicago’s CIO of the Year ORBIE Award, an award that recognizes technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

UiPATH

Brandon Nott

SVP Product - Attended Automation

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Brandon Nott

SVP Product - Attended Automation

Brandon Nott leads Attended Automation at UiPath. As a former customer, he has built a successful RPA practice and brings firsthand knowledge of all aspects of the RPA life cycle to the product team. An award-winning technologist with a deep focus on sustainable, robust systems design. From automating mortgage operations to testing wireless technologies, Brandon takes a holistic approach to digital transformation that brings humans and technology together, seamlessly. Not only does he create attending automations/robots at night, he is also avid race car driver, proud father of 3 and recently relocated to the NW area!

The University of Auckland

Matt Poole

Strategic Program Manager

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The University of Auckland

Matt Poole

Strategic Program Manager

When not looking after his kiwi sanctuary, Matt cares for the automation ecology of the University of Auckland. He established the internal Centre of Excellence, university academic courses, courses for disadvantaged school children, and is working with government to provide automation skills to unemployed job seekers. Meantime he also led the creation of the university’s new School of Design, and reorganised their Learning Design, Finance, and IT functions. University of Auckland has 45,000 students and staff from 120 countries, and is ranked #1 globally by Times Higher Education for Impact on Society.

Until three years ago Matt dwelt in corporates, primarily Telco, Financial Services and Big 4 Consulting in roles focussed on technology or investment management.

He also sea-swims, plays bad tennis, hugs trees, and does whatever his wife, daughters and scottie dog tell him to.

Equifax

Jairo Quiros

VP Global Shared Services & Head of Global RPA COE

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Jairo Quiros

VP Global Shared Services & Head of Global RPA COE

Experienced Global Vice President Shared Services with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Overall responsible to lead a 1300 people organization driving shared services capabilities across the enterprise including RPA/IPA solutions, Digital Workforce Management, Business Operations Management, Sales and Marketing Support, Operational Excellence programs and enabling Technology Services, Enterprise Platforms, Cyber Security, Finance & Accounting. Strong information technology professional with a Master of Business Administration with focus on International Business.

Jairo is responsible for the Global Shared Services organization at Equifax. Under his leadership more than 1300 people deliver services to all Business Units worldwide and five Global COEs including technical, operational and business support functions. He is also member of the Global Operations senior leadership team and has been charged to build the Enterprise RPA COE in order to develop, enable and scale intelligent automation technologies and processes globally.

With over 23 years of experience building high performing teams to support multiple corporate processes, Jairo is a specialist in areas such as Business Management, Applications/Systems Design and Engineering, Data Management, Business Process Operations, Contact Center Operations and Process Improvement programs.

During the past 14 years, Jairo has performed various executive roles for Equifax in the areas of Global Operations and Global Information Technologies with responsibilities such as the development and implementation of global information systems, business process support and data services for the Fintech industry.

Before Equifax, he was part of the software development community having worked for several multinational companies in different industries such as ACER America, Phelps Dodge and Baxter Healthcare. Jairo holds a B.S in Computer Science and Major degree in Business Administration and Information Systems. Additionally, he completed a specialization program in International Business Management at the University of California and a specialization in CMMI models at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

He was born and lives in Costa Rica, married and proud father of two boys, musician by heart and passionate about his guitar and devoted member of a Christian organization helping young people.

Wärtsilä

Nishant Redekar

Solution Architect, Process Automation

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Nishant Redekar

Solution Architect, Process Automation

Hands on guy with passion for problem solving and emerging technologies. Has over a decade of experience in designing and implementing enterprise solutions for variousdomains.

In current role, finding ways of enabling businesses & people to take advantage of fast moving technology landscape. Focused on integrating technology and people to enable digital transformation at root level.

UiPATH

Bogdan Ripa

VP, Product Management

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Bogdan Ripa

VP, Product Management

As a VP of Product Management, Bogdan is leading the product team is UiPath responsible for the RPA development tools and robot execution framework, leading the RPA democratization efforts. Prior to UiPath he worked for Fitbit and Adobe in similar positions, plus some successful entrepreneurial endeavors.

Nielsen

Oleg Royz

Vice President - Global Digital Transformation / RPA

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Oleg Royz

Vice President - Global Digital Transformation / RPA

Oleg held multiple leadership roles at Nielsen in the past 6 years making positive impact through technology, product innovation and operational efficiency on how Nielsen serves its clients. Prior to joining Nielsen, Oleg worked in Consulting, Marketing Analytics, Insurance and Pharmaceutical industries with focus on innovation, transformation and growth.

EY Global

Sanjay Sadasivan

Senior Manager, Cloud Solutions Delivery Lead

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Sanjay Sadasivan

Senior Manager, Cloud Solutions Delivery Lead

Sanjay Sadasivan is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 15 years experience leading and designing SAP product suite package led transformations. These programs focused on defining solutions on SAP ECC and CRM for several Fortune 500 corporations and organizations. This included business process re-design and improvements to align software to meet corporate requirements. He has also been involved in pre-sales, sales and architectural design for several clients. He also has significant experience with managed services and running all aspects of the IT support department. He has extensive knowledge of the CRM – ECC integration, because of his ECC background in Sales and Distribution.

Walmart

Scott Schmidt

VP of People Solutions and Modernization

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Scott Schmidt

VP of People Solutions and Modernization

Scott Schmidt is Vice President, Global Business Services People Solutions & Modernization for Walmart. In his role, Scott is responsible for the company’s Human Resources People Solutions (Shared Services) operations, HR technology portfolio, and the global deployment of Workday.

He joined the company in April 2017 as Sam’s Club Vice President of HR Optimization and Technology and became Vice President of People Modernization and Technology four months later. Scott was named Vice President of Walmart’s combined People Solutions and Modernization organization in July 2018.

Prior to Walmart, Scott spent 10 years as an stratetgic human resources consultant, helping companies with HR strategies, process design, and technology deployments.

Scott previously held various positions in the gaming industry in Las Vegas. He led Talent Acquisition and HR systems for Wynn Resorts where he responsible for opening casinos in Las Vegas and Macau, China. Scott also was the Corporate Director of Talent Acquisition with Boyd Gaming, overseeing and assisting Boyd properties with hiring and recruiting processes.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Find out more about Scott on LinkedIn.

NTT DATA Services

Vincent Sciotto

Sr. Director of Automation & AI, Global End User Services

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Vincent Sciotto

Sr. Director of Automation & AI, Global End User Services

Vincent has over 20 years of IT experience. His background is in Computer Engineering and his passion is in continual innovation initiatives. While working at Fujistu, Vincent introduced RPA to their service desk, EUS, and retail divisions. In his current role with NTT Data, Vince focuses on innovating and improving productivity while growing and transforming business. He currently is the Senior Director of Global Automation & AI, End User Services.

Novatio

Gokul N. Solai

CEO of Novatio Solutions

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Gokul N. Solai

CEO of Novatio Solutions

Gokul Solai, MD, attended Northwestern University where he cultivated his passion for healthcare and technology. After completing a degree in Biomedical Engineering he made the decision to attend medical school. Gokul completed his residency in Chicago, IL, and then practiced as an internal medicine physician for five years. He has always had a passion for innovation and technology, especially in the healthcare field. While he was practicing, Gokul identified several opportunities in which technology could help facilitate healthcare delivery. This motivated him to form Novatio Solutions, a technology company that focuses on implementing cutting edge technology such as Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Gokul serves as the CEO at Novatio Solutions. His mission is to use technology and innovation to eliminate inefficiencies in areas with high-value potential, including, for example, the redundant tasks performed in the healthcare space, thereby improving patient outcomes. In addition to being and MD, Gokul continually seeks to improve his technical repertoire and has furthered his education by obtaining executive master’s degrees in Machine Learning from MIT, Blockchain from Oxford University, and Cybersecurity from Harvard University. He looks forward to one-day using these technologies to run his own network of connected hospitals across the world.

UiPATH

Alexandru Statie

Global Vice President Presales

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Alexandru Statie

Global Vice President Presales

As a leader of the UiPath PreSales organization, Alex is responsible for showing the value that UiPath brings to its customers by translating technical features into powerful use cases. Our mission is to help enable the democratization of RPA technology globally for all audiences regardless of background or level of current expertise. Alex would describe himself as a passionate storyteller and avid programmer. Prior to UiPath, Alex mixed the corporate environment with the start-up community of Romania.

Cision

Susan Steele

Global Chief HR Officer

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Susan Steele

Global Chief HR Officer

As the Chief HR Officer for Cision (NYSE: CISN), Susan joined this well-known provider of earned media software and services in April 2019 to optimize the talent function for 5,000 colleagues in 25 countries.

Known for pioneering the use of AI and automation in the HR and talent domains, Susan previously led IBM’s global HR Reinvention consulting practice which transformed the HR functions of IBM clients. Susan’s background prior to IBM includes C-Suite HR roles at WPP, Deloitte and global law firm, Linklaters. The first part of her career was spent in investment banking in London.

Susan is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, London Business School and the Tavistock Institute. She serves on the Advisory Board of Open Classrooms, a French ed- tech start-up, as well as on the New York HR People & Strategy board and the Board of Advisors at Carnegie Mellon University.

Susan is a frequent commentator on the growing impact of new technologies, including AI, automation, IOT, blockchain and AR/VR, on both the HR function and employee experience: https://twitter.com/TalentTalking and https://www.linkedin.com/in/steelesusan

UiPATH

Tom Torlone

VP of Business Consulting

UiPATH

Tejus Venkatesh

Chief Evangelist - India and APAC

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Tejus Venkatesh

Chief Evangelist - India and APAC

Tejus is a Robotic Process Automation Evangelist and Practitioner with over half a decade experience in implementing various RPA technologies. He has experience in Pre-Sales, Business Analysis and Implementation. He has played a key role in growing a strong UiPath team in India. Tejus helps in enabling UiPath customers and partners in India & APAC region in ensuring quality deliverable. He promotes Automation First mindset not only in Enterprise business but also in NGOs and Universities. Currently Tejus is focused on creating a UiPath talent pool in APAC after successfully leading the Industry's biggest Developer's conference in Bengaluru.

Roboyo

Christian Voigt

Co-Founder

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Christian Voigt

Co-Founder

Christian Voigt is co-founder and managing director of Roboyo, a global pioneer and leading automation specialist. His mission at Roboyo is to support customers on their digital journey bringing them into the digital age of robots, chatbots and artificial intelligence. Christian has more than 10 years of experience advising customers on intelligent automation, operational excellence, shared services and outsourcing.

Morgan Stanley

Katherine Wetmur

Managing Director, International CIO & Head of Quality Assurance and Production Management

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Katherine Wetmur

Managing Director, International CIO & Head of Quality Assurance and Production Management

Katherine Wetmur is a Managing Director, the International CIO, and the Head of Quality Assurance and Production Management (QAPM) at Morgan Stanley. As International CIO, Katherine manages the Firm’s diverse international Technology footprint including the Global In-house Centers (GICs). She partners with technology and business management to address regional and local business needs, optimize global efficiency, and help navigate the complex regulatory landscape.

As Head of QAPM, she leads global quality assurance and production management for the Firm’s Institutional and Corporate businesses.

Katherine is a member of the Technology Operating Committee and a member of the EMEA Operating Committee.

Katherine started at Morgan Stanley in 2002. She has worked in various roles in Technology mostly focused on Production Management. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Katherine worked as a Chemical Engineer then at the firm Getronics managing projects for Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Katherine holds a B.S. in engineering from Rice University.

A long-standing champion of diversity, Katherine is the Co-Chair of the Global Technology Diversity Council and a strong supporter of the Firm’s initiatives to foster STEM education and encourage young women to pursue technical careers.

Singtel

Kerry Williams

Director Digital Programs

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Kerry Williams

Director Digital Programs

Change leader with 15 years of experience in the international telco industry. Kerry makes magic happen inside organisations by connecting and enabling people to do their best work supported by processes and systems that work.

”I thrive on solving the most complex business problems using proven design and data driven methodologies and by balancing deep customer insight with business needs and drivers. I’m currently working on scaling how we apply automation across the Singtel Group.”

AGILITY

Rob Whitaker

Lead Automation Engineer

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Rob Whitaker

Lead Automation Engineer

Rob Whitaker is the Lead Automation Engineer at Agility Partners. In this role, he provides thought leadership and delivery of automation solutions to clients. Prior to Agility Partners, Rob was a Manager Consultant at Sogeti USA delivering automation solutions, full stack e-Commerce development, content delivery and agile coaching. Outside of software engineering, Rob has served over 16 years as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. As a combat engineer, he has completed heavy construction missions all over the world, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

UHG

Rob Wood

Senior Director of Automation

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Rob Wood

Senior Director of Automation

A highly driven and committed professional with over 18 years' management experience in the Healthcare, Financial Services and Insurance sectors, including Health Insurance, Life and Pensions and Banking. Expertise in successfully managing and delivering large transformation programs, leading highly effective teams and driving innovation through Cognitive Automation. Specialising in the areas of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation, Operations Management, Technology, Outsourcing, Programme Management and Six Sigma process improvement.

Google Cloud

Amit Zavery

VP Product and Engineering

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Amit Zavery

VP Product and Engineering

Amit Zavery is a result-oriented transformational leader with deep technical knowledge and proven business acumen. He is the head of platform for Google Cloud. Previously he was executive vice president and general manager of Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware products. He led Oracle’s product vision, design, development, and go-to-market strategy for cloud platform, middleware, and analytics portfolio and oversaw a global team of more than 4,500 engineers. Amit has a proven track record of designing and delivering market-leading products and building organizations by recruiting and retaining world-class talent. He was instrumental in building Oracle’s Fusion Middleware product portfolio before leading Oracle’s transformation into a cloud platform provider by starting and building Oracle Public Cloud and operating multiple cloud-native services. Amit is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and considered a thought leader in enterprise software by customers, press, and analysts. He also has extensive experience in identifying, acquiring, and integrating numerous private and public companies.