International Key Note: Professor Leslie Willcocks
Willcocks has an international reputation for his work on automation, global management and strategic organisational change.
His research projects has covered multiple industries, applications and use cases to establish action principles that mitigate automation risks and will discuss multiple real-life cases of RPA and Cognitive Automation being used in a range of organisations to illustrate how contemporary enterprises are undergoing an exciting process of digital transformation.
Co-Author of over 60 books, Willcocks is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology and Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics.
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DX Seminar events address the immediate opportunity for Robotic Automation and the emerging opportunities of Intelligent Automation.
If you are involved in operational strategy, process automation, process improvement, shared services or business transformation. The half-day seminar is expected to be attended by innovative leaders from a variety of sectors ranging from financial services to telecommunications, local government, infrastructure and health to food production and more.
WHAT WE WANT FOR YOU
Gain a global and local context of what is possible now with Robotic Automation and the future opportunities of Intelligent Automation.
We want you to come away with practical information that will drive immediate business benefit & gain knowledge from leading experts and successful leaders in the field of what is possible now with Robotic Automation and the future opportunities of Intelligent Automation
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS EVENT
Speakers will share their expert views on highly topical subjects including the current state of Robotic Automation worldwide, the success of RPA in the New Zealand market, the future of work and the emergence of Cognitive and Intelligent Automation. Speakers will also address practical detail such as the vital role that governance (technical, project and programme) plays in scaling RPA and Cognitive Automation programmes.
Key Note Address: Professor Leslie Willcocks | London School of Economics
Professor of work, technology and globalisation
Professor Leslie Willcocks separates the hype from reality to provide business leaders with a fact based perspective of Robotic Process Automation; Addressing the future of work with Software Robots and the next phase combining automation with cognitive technologies.
User Perspective: Carol D’Silva | Westpac
Senior Manager, Process Centre of Excellence
The first Blue Prism Robotic programme in New Zealand, Carol shares Westpac’s automation journey discussing RPA as a tool for delivering better customer experiences, understanding approaches to transformation while working with legacy systems and mitigating risk.
Speaker and session to be announced
Positioning Robotic Automation Programmes for Success
Leveraging the collective expertise of a high-powered speaking line-up, we discuss the practical challenges that organisations face implementing Robotic Automation programmes such as governance, scaling and benefit realistion and how these challenges can be addressed and overcome.
Participants: Leslie Willcocks (Professor, London School of Economics), Garry Green (Managing Director, Quanton), Axel Schneider (Customer Success Director, UiPath), Carol D’Silva (Senior Manager – Process Centre of Excellence, Westpac)
Chair Summary & Event Conclusion
Book Signing and Networking
Join us for an informal networking session with an opportunity to grab a personally autographed book co-authored by Professor Willcocks and have a deeper conversation with the wider speaking line-up in person.
12:30 – 1:30
RPA User Workshop With Professor Leslie Willcocks
Chaired by Barry Coughlan, Head of Automation at ASB Bank, Professor Leslie Willcocks will participate in an exclusive workshop session.
The session is available to organisations on an invitation only basis. Attendance is for users only and will not be attended by partners, consultancies or advisers.
Attendees wishing to attend the User Group are asked to attend the full event.
Professor Leslie Willcocks
London School of Economics and Political Science
As well as having a worldwide reputation for his research on automation, digital business and the future of work, Willcocks has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology, is co-author of 57 books, including most recently Robotic Process and Cognitive Automation: The Next Phase. He has published over 230 papers in journals such as Harvard Business Review and through his research has had unprecedented access to some of the earliest RPA users globally.
Senior Process Robotics and Automation | Westpac
Connecting people, processes and technology to drive value for customers and businesses is Carol’s great passion. Drawing on over 15 years’ experience in the banking sector, Carol has an extensive background in Process Transformation and Automation with a proven track record in establishing successful business units and channels, which have enabled her to combine an understanding of customer and financial drivers to deliver end-to-end transformations. For leisure, Carol enjoys entertaining, travelling and hiking with her husband Roland and son Josh.
Managing Director | Quanton
Currently the Founder and Managing Director for Quanton, Garry has an extensive background in transformation and programme management in a range of sectors including government, utilities and financial services. Garry holds a Master of Business Administration and prior to arriving in New Zealand served in the Royal Air Force initially as an Engineering Officer and later in Information Communication Technology.
Customer Success Director | UiPath
Newly appointed to the role of Customer Success Director Axel draws his experience from an extensive career in technology including Hewlett Packard and Hitachi Data Systems. Axel is an avid pilot and has a distinct interest in Blockchain and Automation, and how organisations can position themselves to leverage the extensive benefits of these technologies.
More speakers to be confirmed in the near future