RPA & Cognitive Congress Dallas | Kisaco Research
How do leaders use automation to enable holistic digital transformations?
Dallas, TX, USA
17-18 January, 2018
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RPA & Cognitive Congress Dallas is assembling leading service delivery and automation professionals for frank and pragmatic discussion about RPA, the benefits and opportunities of this technology, and the real-world challenges they’re facing in implementation. Use cases from early adopters will demonstrate how machine learning technology and digitization solutions, such as OCR and NLP, can take out the human touchpoints of a process and supercharge RPA. This discussion will be framed within analysis of the organizational transformation that is necessary to fully maximize the ROI from process automation and future technological innovations.

Key Topics to be Discussed Include:

  • Quantifying and unlocking the potential of RPA: Building the business case, constructing a call-to-action proof-of-concept, selecting a process to pilot, the pros and cons of re-engineering before automating, vetting vendors and implementation partners, determining whether to start in F&A or HR, deciding whether to use an attended or unattended approach.
  • Implementing RPA: Change management & communication, aligning realistic leadership expectations, qualifying success, establishing a governance model, managing bot security and IT infrastructure.
  • Scaling RPA: Hub and spoke vs. ‘as a platform’, monitoring the performance of bots, managing global deployments, balancing speed and sustainability.
  • Supercharging’ RPA: Determining which processes are best suited to cognitive functionality and AI, and intelligently enhancing your RPA with that functionality.
  • Digital Transformation: Reconfiguring your organization to take full advantage of digital innovation.
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Implementations Shared
20+
Speakers
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Who Will Be There

30%
Heads of Global Business Services
30%
Heads of Operational Excellence, Process Excellence, Process Automation, RPA
30%
Heads of Digital Transformation, Business Transformation
10%
Heads of IT, Technology

Heads of Global Business Services

Heads of Operational Excellence, Process Excellence, Process Automation, RPA

Heads of Digital Transformation, Business Transformation

Heads of IT, Technology

The Speakers

 

Allyssa Williamson

Innovative Automation Program Manager
Vistra Energy

Allyssa Williamson is the Innovative Automation program manager for Vistra Energy located in Dallas, Texas.  Allyssa is a graduate of Texas A&M University and responsible for identifying and setting the strategic plan to implement new technological opportunities within the next wave of tools aimed at transforming and optimizing business processes.  As the lead for launching robotic process automation across the enterprise, she established the Innovative Automation program and Center of Excellence in May 2017.  During her tenure at Vistra Energy, Allyssa has experience in lean process op

Allyssa Williamson

Innovative Automation Program Manager
Vistra Energy

Allyssa Williamson is the Innovative Automation program manager for Vistra Energy located in Dallas, Texas.  Allyssa is a graduate of Texas A&M University and responsible for identifying and setting the strategic plan to implement new technological opportunities within the next wave of tools aimed at transforming and optimizing business processes.  As the lead for launching robotic process automation across the enterprise, she established the Innovative Automation program and Center of Excellence in May 2017.  During her tenure at Vistra Energy, Allyssa has experience in lean process optimization, revenue operations, and acquisition sales, with most of her focus rooted in continuous operational improvement practices.  She has been awarded the Customer Quality Master award for achieving the highest level of lean skilling at Vistra Energy.   

 

Ed Hansen

Partner
Morgan Lewis

Edward J. Hansen brings more than 20 years of experience representing clients in technology transactions that involve significant business change. From the early stages of deals, Ed works closely with clients and their advisers on whole deal advice, often before a request for proposal is sent, and continues his support throughout the engagement’s life cycle. 

Ed Hansen

Partner
Morgan Lewis

Edward J. Hansen brings more than 20 years of experience representing clients in technology transactions that involve significant business change. From the early stages of deals, Ed works closely with clients and their advisers on whole deal advice, often before a request for proposal is sent, and continues his support throughout the engagement’s life cycle. 

 

Pamela Wolfe

Chief of the Enterprise Services Division
NASA SSC

Pamela Wolfe is the Chief of the Enterprise Services Division of NASA’s Shared Services Center (NSSC) located in Bay St Louis, MS.  Pamela is a graduate of the University of Southern MS and is responsible for managing the Agency IT help desk, the customer contact center, the National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS) which is a Federal data center facility, and robotics process automation.  Pamela also services as the Innovation Champion for the NSSC.

Pamela Wolfe

Chief of the Enterprise Services Division
NASA SSC

Pamela Wolfe is the Chief of the Enterprise Services Division of NASA’s Shared Services Center (NSSC) located in Bay St Louis, MS.  Pamela is a graduate of the University of Southern MS and is responsible for managing the Agency IT help desk, the customer contact center, the National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS) which is a Federal data center facility, and robotics process automation.  Pamela also services as the Innovation Champion for the NSSC.

During her tenure at the NSSC, Pamela established the Agency Information Technology Business Office to manage $400M in Agency IT contracts.  As a charter member of NASA’s Shared Services Center, Pamela established processes and procedures for monitoring performance and reporting of metrics associated with service level agreements for the 60+ services provided across Financial Management, Human Resources, Procurement, and IT.  Prior to joining NASA in 2006, Pamela held various Business and Financial management positions with Lockheed Martin and Sverdrup Technologies.

Pamela has been honored as the recipient of the NASA Superior Accomplishment Award, and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for her analytical support to the NSSC.

 

Brad Nelson

VP, Business Operations
JPMorgan Chase

Brad is a VP at JPMorgan Chase and Author of “The Holistic Aspect of Continuous Improvement”.

Brad Nelson

VP, Business Operations
JPMorgan Chase

Brad is a VP at JPMorgan Chase and Author of “The Holistic Aspect of Continuous Improvement”.

Throughout his career, Brad has been a Problem Solver and Change Agent helping companies solve strategic & operational challenges. A proven leader with a Fortune 500 Pedigree, he has effectively led operational teams as well as facilitated cross-functional teams to develop & execute large scale business transformation initiatives. As a Business Executive with a Technology Savvy background, Brad is a change agent for Improved Operational Efficiency, Driving Top Line Revenue, Reduced Costs & Enhanced the Customer Experience. 

 

Ramon Richards

SVP, Securitization & Servicing Technology
Fannie Mae

Ramon Richards

SVP, Securitization & Servicing Technology
Fannie Mae
 

Sheldon Foster

Global Manager, Business Process Automation
Manulife

Sheldon Foster

Global Manager, Business Process Automation
Manulife
 

Cecilia Edwards

Partner
Everest

Cecilia R. Edwards is on a mission to help people realize their potential to change the world and to equip them to do so. She is currently a Partner at Everest Group, a global management consulting and consulting and research firm that enables its clients to drive value in their businesses through the use of next-generation IT, business processes, and alternative delivery models.

Cecilia Edwards

Partner
Everest

Cecilia R. Edwards is on a mission to help people realize their potential to change the world and to equip them to do so. She is currently a Partner at Everest Group, a global management consulting and consulting and research firm that enables its clients to drive value in their businesses through the use of next-generation IT, business processes, and alternative delivery models.

With her 20+ year strategy background shaped initially by nearly 7 years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Cecilia works with her clients to develop business-centric IT strategies and drive IT-enabled business transformations.

Cecilia started her professional career as an officer in the United States Air Force. Captain Edwards was the launch manager on the Titan Satellite Launch program supporting the successful launch of 5 satellites during her tenure. When she says it’s not rocket science, she knows.

 

Paul Eisenmann

Director, Business Systems
Liberty Mutual

Paul Eisenmann has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing technology solutions that enable organizations to meet their business goals.  He has worked extensively in the Manufacturing and Insurance industries and is currently a Director of Business Systems at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Paul is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and certified agile Scrumaster and Product Owner. 

Paul Eisenmann

Director, Business Systems
Liberty Mutual

Paul Eisenmann has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing technology solutions that enable organizations to meet their business goals.  He has worked extensively in the Manufacturing and Insurance industries and is currently a Director of Business Systems at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Paul is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and certified agile Scrumaster and Product Owner. 

 

Jon Beller

SVP, Operational Excellence
First United Bank

Jon is responsible for the vision, strategy and deployment of Operational Excellence functions throughout First United Bank, and supporting and developing culture of the organization through integrated frameworks of Human Centered Design, Digital, Lean Six Sigma & BPM, Data Science, Advanced Analytics, Automation, Project Management and effective R&R programs. He drives the Customer Experience evolution to deliver compelling and competitive customer interactions.

Jon Beller

SVP, Operational Excellence
First United Bank

Jon is responsible for the vision, strategy and deployment of Operational Excellence functions throughout First United Bank, and supporting and developing culture of the organization through integrated frameworks of Human Centered Design, Digital, Lean Six Sigma & BPM, Data Science, Advanced Analytics, Automation, Project Management and effective R&R programs. He drives the Customer Experience evolution to deliver compelling and competitive customer interactions.

Specialties: 
• Process & Digital Transformation Focus
• Business Process Automation (RA/RPA)
• Lean Six Sigma certified (Lean, Workout, DMAIC)
• Human Centered Design
• Develops High Performing Teams

 

Sushil Nanda

VP for Process Excellence and Automation
State Street

Sushil Nanda is VP for Process Excellence and Automation through Robotics and Lean (PEARL) program at State Street. Driving several diversified global enterprise-wide RPA initiatives from ideation to business case formation until delivering RPA solution for benefit realization.

Sushil Nanda

VP for Process Excellence and Automation
State Street

Sushil Nanda is VP for Process Excellence and Automation through Robotics and Lean (PEARL) program at State Street. Driving several diversified global enterprise-wide RPA initiatives from ideation to business case formation until delivering RPA solution for benefit realization.

 

John Anastasopoulos

Head of Product
Softomotive

John Anastasopoulos

Head of Product
Softomotive
 

Mark Belford

Senior Director, Large Group Operations
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Mark is a graduate of Troy University of Alabama with degrees in Computer Science and Business.  He has over 30 years’ experience in IT and Operations, including 12 with Blues Plans.  Mark’s current areas of responsibility are Operations, which includes Account Setup and Benefits Administration, Finance, Informatics (OpenConnect team), ITS BlueCard, and Commercial Claims.  Through innovative uses of technology, Mark finds and implements processes to improve operating efficiencies and lower costs. 

Mark Belford

Senior Director, Large Group Operations
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Mark is a graduate of Troy University of Alabama with degrees in Computer Science and Business.  He has over 30 years’ experience in IT and Operations, including 12 with Blues Plans.  Mark’s current areas of responsibility are Operations, which includes Account Setup and Benefits Administration, Finance, Informatics (OpenConnect team), ITS BlueCard, and Commercial Claims.  Through innovative uses of technology, Mark finds and implements processes to improve operating efficiencies and lower costs. 

 

Sameer Bhandari

Vice President & Head, Key Account Management
UiPath

Seasoned Business Leader with proven talents in building high performing service offerings in Healthcare and Financial Services, coupled with the proven ability to drive transformational change in the organization to deliver material outcomes.

Sameer Bhandari

Vice President & Head, Key Account Management
UiPath

Seasoned Business Leader with proven talents in building high performing service offerings in Healthcare and Financial Services, coupled with the proven ability to drive transformational change in the organization to deliver material outcomes.
Experience in global program management for Healthcare and Financial Services Clients, relationship management, performance support and business process re-engineering. Specialize in defining and implementing operational strategies, project management office, next generation operational management capabilities, digital solutioning, and technology based operating solutions.

At UiPath as VP & Head of Key Account Management (Americas), Sameer leads a team of professionals tasked with ensuring implementation success as strategic Clients as well as developing long term strategies for success built on RPA and automation frameworks

 

Michael Cupps

Senior Vice President, Sales
OpenConnect

Michael Cupps

Senior Vice President, Sales
OpenConnect
 

Krishnan Subramanian

Co-Founder & Head of Sales
Option3.io

Krishnan Subramanian

Co-Founder & Head of Sales
Option3.io

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