Ascend 2019 Agenda | WorkFusion



Wednesday, April 10

8:30 am

Registration, Networking & Coffee

9:30 am

Ascend 2019 Keynote

Seth Godin, Author

Seth Godin take the stage at Ascend 2019. As an influencer in automation, Seth will bring his past experience to the present to tell why leaping into automation is necessary. Even more important, for businesses to cross the chasm, they need to leap further than the rest.

10:15 am

A Word from our CEO

Alex Lyashok, CEO & President, WorkFusion

Our CEO discusses the Future of Work and how WorkFusion is breaking barriers. Be part of the major product announcements that will change business operations as we know it.

11:45 am

Scaling Intelligent Automation: A learning Journey

Kerry Wang, Intelligent Automation CoE Leader, Humana

From Proof of Concept to Scaling Automation at the Enterprise level, learn the things NOT to do.

12:05 pm

Networking & Lunch

1:05 pm

Software Spotlight

Marc Aché, CTO, WorkFusion

Joe Watson, CPO, WorkFusion

WorkFusion's technology takes the main stage. Hear how AI will take out the complexity of your automation and allow you to speed up the process to automate. See the tools that will drive your success and solifidy WorkFusion as the only Intelligent Automation software.

1:35 pm

Automation's Future and Its Impact in the Market

J.P. Gownder, Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, Forrester

Top Forrester Analyst gives the inside view of the Intelligent Automation market from current market trends to what's next in automation.

2:20 pm

Scaling Intelligent Automation Across the Enterprise

Mark Davison, Partner and Global Lead, ISG Automation

David Jones, Managing Director, Accenture

Gautam Moorjani, Principal, Digital & Technology Innovation - Financial Services, PwC

Kakul Sinha, Intelligent Automation Leader Banking and Capital Markets, Deloitte

Scott Lee, Global Head of Alliances, WorkFusion

Automation leaders discuss how to scale and maximize value from an enterprise-wide intelligent automation program

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm

Fireside Chat: Tech Talk

Eugene Roman, ID-AH Conduit, Design.AI

Paul Walker, Global Advisory Board Member, Motive Partners 

Dean Del Vecchio, EVP, CIO & Chief of Operations, Guardian

James Powell, Ex-CTO ThomsonReuters, Nielsen and NonExec Board member at Solace

Joe Watson, CPO, WorkFusion

Forward thinking technology leaders come together to discuss just where they see business operations heading. From the value of data to change management operations, learn from the experts.

4:00 pm

Automation Success: Case Study Spotlight

Nick Buckner, Vice President, Global Channel & Data Operations, Hewlett Packard Enterprises

Sehr Saghir, Director Robotic Process Automation, Bank of Montreal

Michael Daniels, Head: Operations Shared Services and Business Process Improvement, Standard Bank

Regina Viadro, VP, Co-Head NA, EPAM

Albert Rees, SVP, Head of Business Consulting NA, EPAM

Key WorkFuion customers and the WorkFusion partners take the stage to tell their Intelligent Automation success stories.

5:00 pm

Taking the Leap: Intelligent Automation Best Practices

Sanchit Mullick, Head of Sales - AI and Automation Services, Infosys

Santha Subramoni, IPA Practice - Global Head, TCS

Ann Delmedico, Enterprise Automation Advisory Lead, Cognizant

Theo Piletski, Head of Intelligent Automation, Financial Services, Capgemini

Ilya Vadeiko, VP, Global Program & Delivery Management, WorkFusion

Hear from partner experts bringing Intelligent Automation to the workplace. From a small project to scaling a large operation, learn best practices from the best.

5:40 pm

WorkFusion Awards

6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Join WorkFusion for a lovely evening of cocktails and a heavy food reception.

Thursday, April 11

8:30 am

Registration, Networking & Coffee

9:30 am

Winning the Automation Race: 3 Stories, 3 Steps

Sam Fahmy, CMO, WorkFusion

WorkFusion's CMO, Sam Fahmy, tells the tale of automating past, present and future. Hear the deep of successes and failures in innovation.

General Assembly
10:15 am

Strategy for Successful Execution

Alexey Vitashkevich, SVP Professional Services, WorkFusion

Ilya Vadeiko, VP, Global Program & Delivery Management, WorkFusion

Hear from those providing WorkFusion's support to successfully deliver and execute Intelligent Automation.

10:45 am

Creative Innovation: Thinking Outside and Beyond the Box

Reshma Nuggehally, Sr Manager, Cognitive Engineering CoE Lead, Accenture

Accenture presents Intelligent Automation's innovative and creative use cases.

11:15 am

Maximize Automation's Impact on Business Results

Ensure your business outcomes are tracked, attained and set up for success.

Eugene Roman, ID-AH Conduit, Design.AI

Albert Rees, SVP, Head of Business Consulting NA, EPAM

Dmitriy Galper, SVP, Global Consulting, WorkFusion

Anti-Money Laundering WorkShop
10:15 am

AML Workshop: Financial Crimes Roundtable

Devesh Desai, Partner Financial Crime Technology & Analytics Leader, PwC

Michael Lammie, Director, Financial Crimes Unit Technology Practice, PwC

Saksham Shukla, Manager (FS - Insights and Data) Financial Crimes Division, Capgemini

Ivan Zasarsky, Partner, PwC

Ozgur Vural, Capgemini

Get up to speed on the latest in financial crimes. Join a roundtable discussion led by those leading the fight.

11:00 am

AML Workshop: Financial Crimes Case Study

Hemant Goyal, Bank of Montreal

Ivan Wu, Bank of Montreal

James Lawson Director, Strategic Market, WorkFusion

Alan Datema, Senior Account Manager, WorkFusion

Join WorkFusion customers as they discuss their Anti-Money Laundering case study.

11:30 am

AML Workshop: Discussion Group

Daniel Eaton, PwC

Andrew Bonslater, PwC

James Lawson, Director, Strategic Markets, WorkFusion

James Welden, Sales Director, WorkFusion

Ian Lepo, Solutions Consultant, WorkFusion

Tech Deep Dive
12:15 pm

Ask the Experts (WorkFusion Theater)

12:15 PM WorkFusion Architecture

12:40 PM RPA Fundamentals

1:05 PM Auto-ML

1:30 PM SPA Analytics

1:55 PM Smart Process Discovery

WorkFusion's tech opens up for Q&A in an ask the experts session. Join us for 20 minute intervals on the following topics to be in the know. WorkFusion Architecture, RPA, Auto ML, Analytics, Process Accelerator

12:15 pm


1:30 pm

Use Case Election 2019 (Main Stage)

2:00 pm

Automation Academy: Enabling People to Adopt Intelligent Automation

Veronika Andreeva, Product Marketing Manager, WorkFusion

Yury Shilyaev, Director of Digital Products, WorkFusion

Learn about WorkFusion's investment in you and your team. Automation Academy will present on how it is enabling everyone on AI and IA from the C-Suite to the architects.

2:30 pm

Ascend Closing Remarks

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