Ascend 2020 Speakers | WorkFusion
Meet the Intelligent Automation Experts

Geoffrey Moore

Author, Speaker and Advisor

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolios and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google, and Splunk.

Julie Dillman

Senior VP Global Head of Operations, Chubb

Julie Dillman is Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Global Head of Operations. She is responsible for a range of operational areas across Chubb including information technology, operationalizing digital and e-business, real estate and facilities, contingency planning and business continuity, purchasing, workflow management and general business efficiencies.

Dave Brajkovich

CTO, Polaris Transportation Group & NorthStar Digital Solutions

Dave’s technology career spans 30 years and has mainly been focused on engineering, designing and building core transactional systems for some of the world’s leading fortune 500 companies.

Vishal Sheth

Director -Transformation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Vishal Sheth is the Director of Transformation at NewYork-Presbyterian, where he is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies and programs across the enterprise that transform the patient experience, hospital operations, and clinical outcomes.

Linda Kulhanek

CFO, Houston Methodist

Dr. Gunnar Dolling

SVP P&C Claims, HDI Germany

You want to learn more about AI in claims? I’m looking forward to an exchange on this topic away from buzzwords, looking at the reality and what you can achieve with it and whatnot.

Michael Daniels

Head: Operations Shared Services & Business Process Improvement, Standard Bank

Michael has over 23 years’ experience with the last 16 spent within the financial services industry fulfilling roles in strategy, product, operations and IT. He currently leads the retail operations business unit and the RPA/IA center of excellence at Standard. Standard Bank is an African-focused, client-centric, digitally enabled universal financial services organization operating in 20 African countries

Nick Buckner

Vice President – Global Sales Operations, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nick Buckner is Vice President, Global Sales Operations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and leads the company’s channel operations globally.

Matt Speare

CIO, Carter Bank & Trust

Matt Speare is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Carter Bank & Trust.

Brad Shaink

Digital Innovation & Technology Leader, Houston Methodist

Brad is the Director of Innovation for the Houston Methodist Center for Innovation and Director of Information Technology at Houston Methodist. Brad is responsible for the mobile, web, robotic process automation, and Epic Access channels.

Jean-Claude Maas

Head of Robotics, BDL- Banque de Luxembourg

Jean-Claude Maas is the Head of Robotics for Banque de Luxembourg. With nearly 20 years of experience at BDL, his prior role was managing transactional services within the Operations Department.

Denis Penanhoat

Automation Engineer, BDL- Banque de Luxembourg

Denis Penanhoat joined Banque de Luxembourg as an Automation Engineer in April 2019. He is passionate about new technologies, coding and Star Wars. In his leisure time, he enjoys driving and hiking. He studied in France and graduated as an engineer in Computer Science, Electronics and Machine Learning.

Tim McCarthy

Senior Vice President, Global Operations, TransUnion.

Tim McCarthy is Sr. Vice President on the Global Operations team at TransUnion.  Tim is responsible for managing the customer consultation and product delivery within the Operations team.

Alex Lyashok

CEO & President, WorkFusion

Alex Lyashok is CEO and President of WorkFusion. Prior to joining WorkFusion, Alex was Head of Global Operations at EPAM, an NYSE-listed digital product development services firm. He was responsible for Strategy, Marketing and EPAM’s operations globally.

Marc Aché

CTO - Engineering, WorkFusion

Marc Aché leads engineering at WorkFusion. He was most recently SVP of Technology at Viacom, where he managed and architected several top brand properties. For more than 25 years, Marc has been a leader and evangelist for the importance of modern engineering practices such as DevOps, CI/CD, end-to-end test automation, APIs, microservices and cloud native systems.

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