Virtual Summit Speakers
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.

Tony Saldanha

Advisor, Author, Former VP, Procter & Gamble

For over three decades, Tony Saldanha has been a globally recognized business and technology leader on the forefront of the Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology industry.

Don Callahan

Executive partner at Bridge Growth Partners, Former COO Citi

Daniel H. (Don) Callahan is an executive partner at Bridge Growth Partners and serves as executive chairman of TIME, where he is leading a comprehensive digital transformation of this iconic media brand. Acknowledged internationally as a leader in both the financial services and technology industries, Callahan was most recently the chief administrative officer and global head of operations and technology at Citigroup.

Julie Dillman

SVP for Chubb Group and Global Head ofOperations

As SVP for Chubb Group and Global Head of Operations, Julie Dillman oversees a wide range of operational areas across the Chubb organization including information technology, service, digital and e-business operations, real estate, facilities and flight operations.

Michael Daniels

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

Michael Daniels has over 23 years’ career 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 Bank: an Africa-focused, client-centric, digitally enabled universal financial services organization operating in 20 African countries.

Craig Le Clair

Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester

Craig Le Clair serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized author and expert in automation, AI and the future of work.

Matt Speare

CIO, Carter Bank & Trust

Matt Speare is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Carter Bank & Trust, where he is responsible for overseeing the bank’s technology infrastructure to ensure it effectively supports the bank’s strategic objectives.

Homaira Akbari

President & CEO, AKnowledge Partners

Dr. Homaira Akbari is President and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, LLC, a global strategy advisory firm providing services to leading private equity funds and large corporations in the sectors of the internet of things (IOT), cyber security, supply chain visibility, mobility and enterprise software.

Sameer Jain

Former CTO, Barclays

Sameer Jain has 25 years of experience leading Global Technology organizations, including at Barclays and UBS as CIO/CTO. Currently, he is a founding member and CTO of a new company that is at the intersection of Capital Markets and Commercial Real Estate.

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.

Ivan Zasarsky

Financial Crime Practice Leader, PwC Canada

Ivan is a Partner in Canada and leader of financial crime with PWC, one of the largest professional services entities in the world, based in Toronto.

Sehr Saghir

Managing Director, Intelligent Process Automation, Bank of Montreal

Sehr is Process Automation and Reengineering practitioner with over 16 years of experience in financial services working in various roles targeted at creating and implementing growth strategies, driving efficiency / productivity, enhancing employee and customer experience.

Nischal Piratla

Director of Innovation, Deutsche Bank

Nischal Piratla is a versatile R&D leader with 18-plus years of expertise in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy & Development, contributing to revenue streams of tens of millions of dollars, across the globe (NA & EMEA).

Veronika Andreeva

Director of Product Marketing, WorkFusion

Veronika is a Director of Product Marketing at WorkFusion, where she leads analyst relations and go-to-market for automation solutions. Veronika holds an MBA from Cornell University. 

Grant Vickers

AML and Sanctions Automation Lead, WorkFusion

Grant Vickers brings leading insights on AML and financial crimes from a regulatory and banking compliance perspective.