RPA & IA Assembly

Designed to maximize the return of the time invested with 1-2-1 meetings, private boardrooms, presentations, roundtables & networking events

Speakers

José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation

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Christopher Hodges

Intelligent Automation Leader

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Rias Attar

Vice President – VP, Transformation, Integration, Project Management, Continuous Improvement

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Martin Lampman

Director, Customer Support Operations

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Jon Walden

CTO, Americas

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Rohail Khan

President

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Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering

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Hao Dinh

Director Global Digital Industrial Operations

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Patrik Spreitzer

Global Operations Coordinator Quality and Business Solutions

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Marco Chmura

Director of Quality & Transformation

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Tony Benedict

President

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Tony Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

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Brandon Nott

Senior Vice President Product

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Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality

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Mark McGregor

Author, Performance & Business Coach

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Mark Chasan

CEO

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Eric Fisher

Senior Solutions Architect

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Eric Smith

Senior Product Marketing Manager

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Jesse Tutt

Program Director, IT Analytics, A.I, and Automation COE

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Matthew Marino

AVP Lean Management- Operational Effectiveness

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Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering

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Matthew Agnew

Director of Product Marketing

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Deepti Kawoor

Global Transformation Leader

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Christopher Denver

Managing Director, Accounting Practices (RPA)

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Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality

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José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Christopher Hodges

Intelligent Automation Leader, Speaker, Consultant, Author

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

My name is Christopher, most call me Chris. I am the author of the upcoming "Noble Automation Now".

I am a former Intelligent Automation Leader for Accenture and Deloite and now an independent consultant and speaker. I work with business leaders who want to increase their profits while calming and motivating their people.

As a professional speaker and consultant, I train leaders how to profitably embrace Intelligent Automation and inspire their teams. In fact, For 25 years I have helped Global Fortune 500 companies to understand, apply and succeed with technology. I now speak and consult globally on successfully leading with automation.

As a result of my work, leaders achieve more innovation and motivate their teams all while profiting from intelligent automation.On a personal note, my Japanese wife has had me traipsing around the world looking for the next great soak for 30 years.

If your business needs automation and artificial intelligence and you are not sure how to implement without damaging your team, maybe we should work together - Now.

Rias Attar

Vice President – VP, Transformation, Integration, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Caesars Entertainment

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 10:30 - 11:00 am

Biography

Rias Attar is an accomplished operational excellence and project management professional. He is recognized for his ability to help strategize business architecture, identify areas to improve processes and outcomes, turn around businesses from deficient to profitability, champion continuous improvement efforts, deliver challenging cross-functional programs while working collaboratively with diverse types of stakeholders, lead and coach winning teams, and inspire staff to deliver ambitious results.

Mr. Attar has planned and executed transformational projects (Business and Technology) that contributed over $500M of combined EBITDA impact and is managing a portfolio of initiatives that adds between $200 and $300M of EBITDA annually. He established PMOs, led Lean and Six Sigma efforts, championed Change Management, ensured proper Governance while reducing Bureaucracy, and has set proper business directions while staying focused on motivating staff, inspiring trust and confidence, developing people’s skills, and generating enthusiasm.

Mr. Attar worked for different companies at a variety of industries such as: Michelin (Tires), Friede Goldman Halter (Oil & Gas) , DHL Express (Courier), and General Electric/Genworth (Mortgage Insurance), and Maple Leaf Foods (Food Processing and Supply Chain). Prior to working at Caesars (Entertainment/Hospitality), he spent a few years in the consulting business working with companies such as Danone Dairy (Food Processing), Steel Tech (Steel Manufacturing/Rolling Mill), Sport Master (Clothing/Retail), and dipndip (Chocolate F&B). 

Mr. Attar started his professional career in Finance as an FP&A analyst then moved to project management and operational excellence about 18 years ago. During that time, he worked/lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, The Middle East, Toronto-Canada, and now in Las Vegas. 

Mr. Attar has a bachelor degree in Finance, got his MBA from University of Texas, and have a few certifications in project management such as (PMP) Project Management Professional, (ACP) Agile Certified Practitioner, and (CSM) Certified Scrum Master. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).

Outside of work, Rias is a devoted family man with a wife and 3 kids. His best time is when he spends it with his kids playing board games, riding bikes, swimming, or just watching movies. Rias loves sport, tries to work out often, practiced Jiu Jitsu and Kick Boxing for years, and enjoys lap swimming every once and a while. He also loves music and plays the classical guitar.

Martin Lampman

Director, Customer Support Operations, BCLC

Cultural Transformation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 28th February 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Martin Lampman has over 30 years in leadership management with 20+ years in Contact Center Management within the financial, technology and communications industry. Working in the public and private sector to drive top tier performance in SLA and KPI performance while building highly engaged cultures and communities.

Jon Walden

CTO, Americas, Blue Prism

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Jon Walden currently serves as the CTO – Americas for Blue Prism Software. Jon is a solutions-focused Executive with more than 30 years of success across a wide variety of industries. Leveraging extensive experience in technology he has been a valuable advisor for organizations seeking guidance in aligning the business with growth initiatives. With deep roots in diverse technologies focusing recently on RPA and Automation, Jon Walden thrives on helping to solve challenging and complex business problems faced by organizations.

Rohail Khan

President, IRPA AI Board

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Friday 17th December 2021 | 09:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Mr. Khan is a seasoned senior executive with over 23 years of C-Level experience across multi-sector Fortune 2000 and start-up companies.  His industry expertise lies within Healthcare Administration, Financial Services, and BPO Services where his areas of expertise include strategy, operations & administration, RPA/automation, business transformation, technology innovation, process-led reengineering, product development and building global organizations at scale. He has consistently exceeded results throughout his executive career and has established new service delivery models that remain in operation 15+ years later.                       

Mr. Khan is currently President of IRPA’s Digital Solutions Exchange guiding IRPA’s 100,000+ global members establish strategy, drive business transformation through process-led automation and digital business transformation. He is a Board Advisor to i-Tuple, a firm engaged by Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Family Offices to assess target companies across people, process and technology and validate their investment thesis. He also sits on the Board of Payssurance, a healthcare start-up. Prior to that, he was Founder and CEO of Skills International - a not-for-profit firm focused on global talent migration and immigration to Canada.  Mr. Khan was a member of Immigration Round Table co-sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada and the Federal Government of Canada.  He has been instrumental in helping public companies in Canada to address critical skill gaps. 

Prior to this role, he was Group President, of Xerox’s $1.7B Healthcare Administration and Human Capital Management Solutions. He managed 1300+ healthcare BPO contracts with Fortune 2000 and SMB clients including delivery, automation and service delivery to their employees. He managed a global organization of Sales, Strategy, IT Services, Delivery Operations, Product Management and Customer Service of 11,300+ professionals across 23 countries. He was at the forefront of defining health wellness solutions for customers.

Mladen Milanovic

Vice President of Engineering, Presidio

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Mladen Milanovic is Vice President of Engineering responsible for Presidio’s Global RPA Program. Mladen has 20+ years of experience in contact center industry leading presales, post-sales, project management, and custom application development groups. In recent years Mladen is focused on workforce transformation and automation.

Hao Dinh

Director Global Digital Industrial Operations, Electrolux

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 11:30 - 12:00 pm

Biography

For two decades, Hao has led digital transformation initiatives for IBM, Unilever, GE, Ford, GM & collaborated with IDEO & the Aspen Institute to drive social innovations.

Also, he’s successfully started two non-profits that partner with the education systems in the United States and China to nurture the next generation of innovators. Lastly, to strengthen his physical, mental & spiritual self, Hao recently completed a US Navy Seals training program.

Patrik Spreitzer

Global Operations Coordinator Quality and Business Solutions, Bosch Service Solutions GmbH

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Marco Chmura

Director of Quality & Transformation, Morningstar

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Marco Chmura is Director of Quality & Transformation at Morningstar, whose mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals. Marco’s spent the past 5+ years helping Morningstar achieve that mission by developing a process mindset and client-centric culture by championing the voice of the customer and mentoring/guiding leaders as they manage LEAN Six Sigma and Agile development projects. For the past year and a half, he’s also been responsible for helping Morningstar enhance the customer experience through the adoption of emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, AI, ML, Chat, etc.

Tony Benedict

President, Omicron Partners

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 14:15 - 15:15 pm

Biography

Tony is a Senior Operations Executive with over 2 decades of experience guiding global growth and transformation initiatives, realizing game-changing process improvements, cost efficiencies, and securing a meaningful competitive edge within the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and High-Tech industries. He is currently President, Director, Board of Directors of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals and Partner, Omicron Partners, a strategy and operations advisory firm.

Tony Higgins

Chief Technology Officer , Blueprint Software Systems

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 16:00 - 16:30 pm

Biography

Tony Higgins is the Chief Technology Officer at Blueprint Software Systems and is responsible for the vision and evolution of Blueprint’s Enterprise Automation Suite, a modern and intuitive tool for scaling process automation initiatives to enterprise scale, allowing organizations to automate complex, end-to-end business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize cost, and ensure regulatory compliance across their digital workforce. 

Tony has a broad base of software delivery skills and experience ranging from start-ups to global enterprises, and is passionate about building technology that helps teams to rapidly optimize, automate and digitally transform their organizations.

 

Brandon Nott

Senior Vice President Product, UiPath

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

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!

Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality, Rivian

Biography

Proven customer focused Fortune 100 leader. A global, results-driven executive with 20 year record of leadership success in program delivery, product development, engineering, quality, customer satisfaction, and margin maximization.

Mark McGregor

Author, Performance & Business Coach ,

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 09:00 - 09:30 am

Biography

A former Research Director at leading IT industry analysis firm Gartner, Mark has an extensive background in enterprise architecture, business process management and change management, having held executive positions with a number of technology companies.

Mark has authored or co-authored four books on business and process management, including “Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer” and “In Search of BPM Excellence” and  “People Centric Process Management.  Widely respected for his knowledge and views on business change, he is the creator of “Next Practice” and has variously been described as a ”BPM Guru”, a “Thought Leader” and a “Master of Mindset”. 

Mark is passionate about the people aspects of change, he has spent much of the last ten years travelling the world, learning, teaching and researching the cultural aspects of change and how executives perceive business and process improvement In this capacity he has literally taught hundreds of people and been fortunate to interview and interact with many CEO’s .

Mark Chasan

CEO, Transformative Capital

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Mark Chasan is a regenerative whole-systems futurist, strategic advisor, mentor, and eco-social entrepreneur with a track record as:

  • a lawyer with over 35-years of experience in corporate, finance, business, media, renewable energy and technology (including cleantech, digital media, fin-tech, agtech, aquatech and distributed ledger technologies) (Chasan & Associates, Exemplar)
  • an Internet entrepreneur & innovator with a public exit (Founder & CEO of Emusic) and two M&As (Sharecomm and Publex Ventures)
  • a Fortune 25 executive (Leader of IBM’s Digital Media Consulting Practice)
  • a renewable energy and structured finance executive (VP of Business Development and General Counsel for Clean Fund)
  • a financial advisor and innovator who has participated in over $500 million of financial transactions.

 

Eric Fisher

Senior Solutions Architect, Micro Focus

Digital Transformation Excellence World Summit (BTOES DIGITAL)

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

Eric Fisher is a Senior Solutions Architect at Micro Focus. With over 10 years of industry experience at Micro Focus, (and HPE, HP, and Opsware by heritage), he works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the US to evangelize automation, promote Micro Focus' cloud and automation solutions, and help to translate technology into business value.

Based in Phoenix, AZ, he has a passion for technology and over 20 years’ experience working with data center engineers and IT experts, both as a consultant and a customer. 

Eric Smith

Senior Product Marketing Manager, NINTEX

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Data-driven and customer-focused marketing professional with 15 years of experience implementing highly effective growth marketing campaigns. Proven ability to deliver multi-faceted programs that improve conversion rates and exceed revenue goals at every position held. An accomplished leader with consistent track record of building, training, and leading high-performing teams that execute revenue-driving campaigns.

Jesse Tutt

Program Director, IT Analytics, A.I, and Automation COE, Alberta Health Services

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jesse leads the IT Analytics, A.I., and Automation COE for Alberta Health Services (Canada's 5th largest organization). As an IT leader (20 years), his background is focused on automation (robotic process automation, software development and ETL processes), artificial intelligence (A.I.), and analytics of IT performance (2,300 staff) and program performance for AHS' $1.6B Epic implementation.
He also has excelled as an entrepreneur founding software development, virtual tour, mattress (https://gottasleep.com) and Search Engine Optimization / SEO companies (https://guruseoservices.com).
Jesse has spoken at eHealth, Tableau Conference 2018, CIO Calgary Summit, DAMA, DMC Conference, etc. and has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, Breakfast TV, Readers Digest, the Edmonton Journal, Fortune Magazine, Red Deer Advocate, Metro Magazine, St. Albert Gazette, Maclean's Magazine, and NAIT Techlife Magazine.

Matthew Marino

AVP Lean Management- Operational Effectiveness, Prudential

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Tuesday 17th November 2020 | 14:30 - 16:00 pm

Biography

Matthew Dodgson

Head of Global Solution Engineering , Blueprint Software Systems

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

I believe in delivering quality solutions to customers that drive change and value for their organization. Cultivated through a background in customer service, quality assurance and software engineering I have seen first hand that the best solutions require dedication, passion and support from the whole team. 

Matthew Agnew

Director of Product Marketing, Blueprint Software Systems

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 15th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

For over 10 years, I have been a go-to resource for sales, marketing, communications, and product management in the technology sector. I love tackling new challenges and using my creative background to help organizations thrive in new and innovative ways.

Deepti Kawoor

Global Transformation Leader,

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 16th March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Astute Change Leader with 18 years of experience delivering complex large scale digital transformation programs across diverse industries (Finance and Banking, Technology, Travel and Insurance) and Geographies.
My leadership style is adaptable. I believe in investing in my team members and building professional relationships, resulting in constantly outperforming business objectives.

I'm most passionate about leading change and transformation in an organization, with cross-functional international teams to deliver measurable improved customer and commercial outcomes.
I care deeply about animal welfare and environmental conservation and spend my free time volunteering .

Christopher Denver

Managing Director, Accounting Practices (RPA), Crowe LLP

RPA & Intelligent Automation Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 14th March 2023 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Chris is a Managing Director at Crowe with more than 25 years of experience. He supports clients across all industries with Technical Accounting consulting and Robotic Process Automation as a Service (RPAaaS). Chris’ clients include both domestic and foreign owned entities where there are significant international operations, technical accounting challenges, and reporting requirements.

Scott Bodjack

Vice President, Quality, Rivian

Biography

Proven customer focused Fortune 100 leader. A global, results-driven executive with 20 year record of leadership success in program delivery, product development, engineering, quality, customer satisfaction, and margin maximization.