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Intelligent Automation

Machine Automation for Business Success

Day 1 - 30 November 2023

9:45AM

Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks:

Scoping the full potential of intelligent automation from RPA to cognitive automation: Where are we now?

 

Armand Angeli, Vice-President, Digital Transformation and International, DFCG

Armand Angeli

Vice-President International and Finance Transformation | DFCG

DFCG

10:05AM

Keynote Panel: Getting to grips with our automation objectives: Are we cost saving, de-risking, innovating or something else?

    • Is our goal risk mitigation, cost saving or competitive advantage and what does that progression entail?

    • Pinpointing the right processes for automation: Avoiding costly mistakes

    • Addressing organizational challenges and change management in the implementation of intelligent automation

  • Intelligent automation vs hyperautomation use cases

    • What can automation not do? Scoping the outer limits of IA within your organisation  

    • Exploring the intersection of intelligent automation with other emerging technologies including blockchain and the internet of things 

  • Planning for Generative AI: How to correctly put the building blocks in place at the start of your roadmap

 

Moderator: Armand Angeli, Vice-President, Digital Transformation and International, DFCG 

Vladimiro Ferreira, Head of IT Infrastructure and Automation, SEG Automotive 

Praveen Tomar, Head of Process Digitisation, ofgem 

Daniel Doll-Steinberg, Founder, Edenbase

Nico Celaj Head of Innovation Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

 

 

 

Armand Angeli

Vice-President International and Finance Transformation | DFCG

DFCG
Vladimiro Ferreira

Head of IT Infrastructure and Automation | SEG Automotive 

SEG Automotive
Praveen Tomar

Head of Process Digitisation | ofgem

ofgem
Daniel Doll-Steinberg

Founder | Edenbase 

Edenbase
Nico Celaj

Head of Innovation, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

11:10AM

Presentation: Harness the Power of Generative AI-driven Integration and Automation 

When integration and automation is fuelled by AI, technology is democratized, and transformation is unleashed faster. Join us for a 30-minute keynote session where Workato, a leader in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), will share their insights into the transformative synergy between iPaaS and AI.

Adrian Lloyd, Senior Partner Manager, Workato

Adrian Lloyd

Senior Partner Manager, Workato

Workato

11:30PM

Networking Break

11:50PM

Pre-recorded Presentation: The Future of Data-Enabled Automation – Pioneering the Next Era of Digital Transformation 

Delve into the transformative power of data-driven automation and its pivotal role in shaping the future of industries. Gain valuable insights into how businesses can leverage data to fuel innovation, optimize processes, and embrace a new era of digital transformation. Discover cutting-edge technologies and practical strategies that enable organizations to unleash the full potential of data-enabled automation in propelling their journey towards a digitally empowered future.

This is a pre-recorded presentation Cristina delivered at our European version of this event series.

Cristina Duta, Director of Intelligent Automation, AECOM

Cristina Duta

Director of Intelligent Automation | AECOM

AECOM

12:10PM

Cross industry learning: Fireside chat

AI is coming into its own in the NHS: The positive impact of automation on bottlenecks and customer experience. 

  • Making the right thing to do for the patient be the easiest thing to be done by the clinician 
  • Aligning clinical capacity to pathway demand
  • What can industry learn from data informed decision making at such a massive scale? 
 
James Friend, Director of Digital Strategy, NHS England – London Region
James Friend

Director of Digital Strategy | NHS England – London Region

NHS England

12:45PM

Lunch & Networking Break

01:45PM

Presentation: Setting Realistic Goals and the Smashing Them

Strategy level interview revealing best practice for taking your ambitious and realistic automation road map to the next level

  • What can automation not do? Scoping the outer limits of IA within your organisation
  • Exploring the intersection of intelligent automation with other emerging technologies including blockchain and the internet of things
  • Planning for Generative AI: How to correctly put the building blocks in place at the start of your roadmap

 

Bhuvan Panwar, Chief Digital Officer – Innovation, Automation and Analytics, Asahi Europe and International

Bhuvan Panwar

Chief Digital Officer – Innovation, Automation and Analytics | Asahi Europe and International 

Asahi

02:20PM

Women in Big Data Sessions

Audience members are welcomed to join representatives of from Women in Big Data for the following conference sessions:

 

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02:20PM

Presentation: Why AI now? The Evolution of AI and It’s Impact on Business

Why the time for AI is now, the AI ‘hype’ curve/market trends, the impact of Generative AI, and how businesses in different industries are leveraging this technology today. 

 

 

Kirsty Biddiscombe, AI Business Development UK | NetApp – Women in Big Data

Beth Robinson, Sales Enablement EMEA | NVIDIA – Women in Big Data

 

Kirsty Biddiscombe

AI Business Development UK | NetApp

Beth Robinson

Sales Enablement EMEA | NVIDIA

03:00PM

Presentation: Beyond the hype of AI: Understanding AI to unlock its potential in your organisation

We deep dive on LLMs and talk about how to avoid the one mistake everyone is making. We’ll also talk about how to start capitalizing on gen AI, setting the stage for you to stay ahead of the curve. 

 

Adam Craven, Engineering Leader | Y-Align – Women in Big Data 

 

Adam Craven

Engineering Leader | Y-Align

03:35PM

Panel: Women In Big Data

An opportunity to ask questions of the speakers from the previous two sessions, run by the Women in Big Data group, and to further discuss:

  • The Impact of Gen AI on Technology and Innovation.
  • The Empowerment of Women in AI and Tech Fields.
  • The Role of Men as Allies in Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Tech.
 
 
Moderator: Armand Angeli, Vice-President, Digital Transformation and International, DFCG 
Silky Vaidya, Interim CTO and UK&I Chapter Director – Women in Big Data– 
Kirsty Biddiscombe, AI Business Development UK | NetApp 
Beth Robinson, Sales Enablement EMEA | NVIDIA
Adam Craven, Engineering Leader | Y-Align 
Armand Angeli

Vice-President International and Finance Transformation | DFCG

DFCG
Silky Vaidya

Interim CTO and UK&I Chapter Director | Women In Big Data

Women in Big Data
Kirsty Biddiscombe

AI Business Development UK | NetApp

Women in Big Data
Beth Robinson

Sales Enablement EMEA | NVIDIA

Women in Big Data
Adam Craven

 Engineering Leader | Y-Align

Women in Big Data

04:15PM

Networking Break

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04:50PM

Deep Dive Fire-Side Chat: Maintaining an unbiased, fair and ethical digital environment: Essential steps we must take as a sector on the cusp of massive change

The UK hosted the first ever AI Safety Summit earlier this month with representatives from countries from across the globe, what does this mean for innovation, adoption of AI technologies, regulation and how we maneuver our sectors and companies through a period of rapid technological change in a safe, ethical and responsible way.

 

Sana Kharaghani, Former UK Office for Artificial Intelligence head and AI Policy Lead for Responsible AI UK

 

Sana Kharaghani

Former UK Office for Artificial Intelligence Head and AI Policy Lead for Responsible AI UK

Responsible AI UK

05:20PM

Closing re-cap: Chair’s summary

Armand Armand Angeli, Vice-President at the French Association of CFO’s and Controllers, summarises the key ideas and actions from the day.

 

Armand Angeli, Vice-President, Digital Transformation and International, DFCG 

Armand Angeli

Vice-President International and Finance Transformation | DFCG

DFCG

Day 2 - 1 December 2023

10:10AM

Chairperson’s Welcome

Chairperson’s welcome and opening remarks. 

 

10:25AM

Keynote opening session: ŠKODA AUTOmation: From Zero to Hero

  • Understanding our starting point, and the challenges on the road to excellence. 
  • Smart Automation: Tailoring automation solutions to unique business demands. 
  • Mess-ups and lessons learned: What could you do differently? 
  
Ondrej Cesak, Senior Business Analyst, Škoda Auto 
Martin Letáček, Head of the Automation Competency Center, Škoda Auto  
Ondrej Cesak

Senior Business Analyst | Skoda Auto

Škoda Auto
Martin Letáček

Head of the Automation Competency Center | Škoda Auto 

Škoda Auto

11:15AM

Panel: Digital Twins as an Essential Baseline for Predictable, Scalable Automation

  • Killing costs and capturing growth, what are the key opportunities presented by the proficient use of digital twin technology? 
  • Grappling with scalability and the need to reduce the risk of expanding your automation road-map 
  • Using twins to show you product opportunity you wouldn’t otherwise have spotted: Examples in the wild 
 
Moderator: Haider Alleg, General Partner, Allegory Capital 
Bhuvan Panwar, Chief Digital Officer – Innovation, Automation and Analytics, Asahi Europe and International 
Vladimiro Ferreira, Head of IT Infrastructure and Automation, SEG Automotive
Haider Alleg

General Partner | Allegory Capital

Allegory Capital
Bhuvan Panwar

Chief Digital Officer – Innovation, Automation and Analytics | Asahi Europe and International 

Asahi
Vladimiro Ferreira

Head of IT Infrastructure and Automation | SEG Automotive

SEG Automotive

12:00PM

Status of the Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) Ecosystem and What Can We do to Improve it!

  • Many analysts comment that the Enterprise sector is the biggest growth area for Augmented Reality (AR) which is supporting Intelligent Automation. Yet these ecosystems are still developing, and companies are unsure if they should invest, or they find themselves in pilot purgatory. Find out what the AREA (Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance) is doing to grow and educate the ecosystem and what you can do to help! 
  • Status of the global enterprise AR market and key use cases 
  • The latest AREA research and initiatives 
  • Harnessing the benefits of enterprise AR, overcoming the business and technical barriers and how to accelerate adoption 
 
Mark Sage, Executive Director, AR for Enterprise Alliance, AREA
Mark Sage

Executive Director, AR for Enterprise Alliance | AREA

AREA