All Eyes on Automation USA 2024

All Eyes on Automation USA 2024 All Eyes on Automation USA 2024

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  • Wednesday May 15th – Thursday May 16th 2024
  • 09:00 – 17:00EST
  • In Person
  • Miami, Florida.

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DAY 1 AGENDA

LISTEN TO THE BEST MINDS IN AUTOMATION
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Time
Session
Speakers
8:00AM – 9:00AM

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

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REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

When

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Where

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Speakers

9:00AM – 9:20AM

Back to the Future: A Time Travel through Tomorrow’s Trends

Auditorium 13

Derk Weinheimer Derk Weinheimer

Derk Weinheimer

Global CEO

Back to the Future: A Time Travel through Tomorrow’s Trends

Join us for the opening act as Derk Weinheimer, Roboyo’s visionary CEO sets the stage for an exploration of the latest automation trends. Derk will reveal the key themes that demand your attention, offering strategic insights and expert analysis to help you navigate the evolving business landscape with confidence. Don’t miss this captivating keynote that promises to fast forward your automation strategies. 

When

9:00AM – 9:20AM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

Derk Weinheimer Derk Weinheimer

Derk Weinheimer

Global CEO

Derk, CEO of Roboyo, has an extensive experience in professional services and technology businesses and is here to take Roboyo to the next level of growth and success, and most importantly accelerate digital transformation initiatives for its customers globally.

With deep experience delivering digitally enabled process transformation for multinational organizations, Derk is adept at leading organizational change and leveraging Roboyo’s emerging technologies. Delivering more effective ways of working, unlocking investment capacity, and driving Next Level continuous improvement across front, middle, and back-office operations.

9:20AM – 10:00AM

Transforming The Edge of Tomorrow: Merck’s Path to Process Perfection

Auditorium 13

Steve Carpenter Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Executive Director GBS Digital Services

Transforming The Edge of Tomorrow: Merck’s Path to Process Perfection

Join Steve to explore Merck’s journey from startup to enterprise excellence. Through innovative use of Digital Process Twins, Merck has transformed its operations, delivering significant value across the organization. From establishing an RPA-Factory to becoming Hyperautomation practitioners, Merck’s evolution highlights their commitment to process optimization. Discover how their latest initiative, the Process Transformation COE, is driving efficiencies and enhancing enterprise processes.

When

9:20AM – 10:00AM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

Steve Carpenter Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Executive Director GBS Digital Services

Steve is highly experienced in Process Mining, Automation, Data, and Analytics Industry Leader with a history of success managing high-performance departments for Fortune 100 multi-national corporations. Leads Merck’s GBS Digital Services organization in an effort to drive Process Transformation across the Enterprise.

10:00AM – 10:30AM

COFFEE BREAK

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COFFEE BREAK

When

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Where

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Speakers

10:30AM – 11:15AM

The Chronicles of White Castle: A story of Digital Evolution

Auditorium 13

Susan Carroll-Boser

Susan Carroll-Boser

Chief Information Officer

Sam Bosson

Sam Bosson

Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer

The Chronicles of White Castle: A story of Digital Evolution

Join Susan and Sam as they share the story of White Castle’s groundbreaking journey towards digital transformation. From embracing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and utilizing UiPath technology, to harnessing Druid’s AI-based Structured NLP bot, you’ll gain insights into the pivotal milestones and lessons learned along the way. They’ll also explore the symbiotic relationship between AI and automation and uncover the best strategies to optimize processes and empower your own employees. Plus, get an exclusive look into White Castle’s future use cases, providing much food for thought.

When

10:30AM – 11:15AM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

Susan Carroll-Boser

Susan Carroll-Boser

Chief Information Officer

Susan Ann Carroll-Boser started her career with White Castle in 1994 as a systems administrator. She has consistently advanced in the company during her 30-year career and now serves as the Chief Information Officer. In this position, Susan has the overall responsibility for the company’s technology strategy, leading the tech shared services, IT and information services departments. Her teams are responsible or software development, software implementation, the server/data center, network services, cybersecurity and business intelligence and data services. Susan also serves on White Castle’s restaurant leadership team and leads the company’s technology strategy team.

Sam Bosson

Sam Bosson

Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer

Sam Bosson is the current Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer for White Castle System, Inc. where he leads the Accounting and Finance Transformation functions. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated in the year 2000. Sam has spent the last 25 years in roles spanning Accounting, Finance, and Treasury for both domestic and international companies. His operational and technical experience in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, restaurant, and banking industries, creates a unique viewpoint on team building, operational efficiency, and system enhancements. In his free time, Sam likes spending time with his wife and two kids, is an avid reader of a variety of genres, and he enjoys fishing with his dad. Through White Castle, he supports a variety of charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Free Throws for Kids, and Habitat for Humanity.

11:15AM – 12:00PM

The GenAI Odyssey: Permira’s quest for the next technology frontier

Lionel Hill Lionel Hill

Lionel Hill

Chief Technology Officer

The GenAI Odyssey: Permira’s quest for the next technology frontier

As Permira’s Chief Technology Officer, Lionel has been instrumental in guiding Permira’s GenAI Journey. In this session, Lionel will take you through the start of their journey with the first prototype App in 2023, built using Appian and OpenAI ChatGPT, to developing a robust strategy that has already delivered a well-used production application.  

Lionel will explore the challenges they’ve overcome in implementing M365 CoPilot and shed light on Permira’s 2024 Roadmap, including the integration of LLMs within Data Warehouses and the use of Appian as an orchestration layer for GenAI-enabled applications. Join Lionel on this thrilling exploration into the future of AI and technology at Permira. 

When

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Where

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Lionel Hill Lionel Hill

Lionel Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to Permira, Lionel has had CTO roles at both Revantage, a Blackstone company and CBRE, where he spent 10 years in the Real Estate industry. Before real estate, Lionel spent 20 years working in real-time financial data split between Bloomberg, Reuters and UBS.
Qualifications
Lionel has a Masters in Economics & Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, England.

Lionel is also qualified in Data Science. He has always been interested in AI and Machine Learning, working on algorithmic trading at UBS, lease abstraction at CBRE and most recently, generative AI at Permira.

12:00PM – 1:00PM

LUNCH BREAK

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LUNCH BREAK

Join us for a delicious lunch as you network with fellow delegates. Take a moment to relax, recharge, and prepare for an afternoon packed with invaluable insights and expertise.

When

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Where

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Speakers

1:00PM – 2:00PM

ASK US ANYTHING

Auditorium 13

Aaron Factor

Aaron Factor

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

Brent Roberts Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts

Director of Process Excellence and Mining

Frank Schikora

Frank Schikora

Chief Technology Officer

Yuliya Harris

Yuliya Harris

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

ASK US ANYTHING

This interactive session will dive deep into all things automation, process excellence, and digital transformation with Roboyo’s dynamic experts. It’s your chance to ask the tough questions and soak up invaluable insights straight from the pros. You’ll be able to drop your questions in the question box beforehand or go live – our Roboyo crew will be on hand with the mic. Don’t miss this chance to tap into the expertise and knowledge that will fast forward your automation journey 

When

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

Aaron Factor

Aaron Factor

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

Aaron, an accomplished Middle Manager specializing in Hyperautomation, Transformation, and Strategy, brings a wealth of expertise to his clients. With a diverse background spanning various industries, including roles at McKesson Corporation, Protiviti, EY, and HighRadius, Aaron has consistently driven operational excellence and spearheaded digital transformation initiatives. He has led numerous transformative projects aimed at enhancing organizational efficiency and agility. Armed with a Master of Arts in Financial Economics from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Utah, Aaron’s credentials include a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, highlighting his commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in strategic and transformational pursuits.

Brent Roberts Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts

Director of Process Excellence and Mining

Brent is a highly skilled and experienced professional leader with a background in the US Army, industrial manufacturing, and service industries. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, as well as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with a specialization in reliability and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). With years of process improvement and industry experience, Brent brings invaluable insights and expertise to Roboyo Academy training programs.

Frank Schikora

Frank Schikora

Chief Technology Officer

Frank, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Roboyo, has over a decade of expertise in steering the design, implementation, and delivery of multifaceted IT projects and services. His extensive background encompasses senior positions in projects that span not only Robotic Process Automation (RPA), infrastructure, Hyperautomation but also network management, business intelligence and Low-Code platforms, Process Mining and Conversational AI.

In his capacity as CTO for Roboyo, Frank orchestrates the strategic technology vision and innovation across Roboyo, ensuring alignment with the overarching business goals of a leading professional services firm. Frank’s leadership extends to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and agility, guiding the organization in the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and best practices to bring the most value to Roboyo’s clients.

Yuliya Harris

Yuliya Harris

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

Yuliya, as a Senior Manager in Roboyo’s Americas practice, leads Hyperautomation Transformation and Strategy programs. With a background in process excellence and automation transformation, Yuliya drives enhancements to automation solutions and develops cutting-edge strategies for global clients across retail/CPG, manufacturing, and banking sectors. Yuliya brings valuable experience from previous roles at PwC, local government, and higher education.

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Interstellar: Navigating the Revolution in AI-Driven Workflows and Human-Centric Strategies Across Time

Auditorium 13

Shail Khiyara

Shail Khiyara

Founder & CEO

Carlos Cardona Carlos Cardona

Carlos Cardona

Vice President of Intelligent Automation Operations

Nadeem Saeed

Nadeem Saeed

Corporate Vice President, Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence

Interstellar: Navigating the Revolution in AI-Driven Workflows and Human-Centric Strategies Across Time

Explore the evolving landscape of work in our panel discussion, delving into the fusion of AI, robotic process automation (RPA), and workflow automation. Discover how these technologies are reshaping business processes and redefining roles within organizations. From the strategic integration of AI-driven digital agents to the rise of digital workers, we’ll examine the crucial skills and ethical considerations arising in this new era. Join us as we discuss workforce development strategies, including reskilling initiatives and fostering adaptability, to navigate towards a more innovative and human-centered future of work.

When

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

Shail Khiyara

Shail Khiyara

Founder & CEO

Shail is the Founder and CEO of Plutoshift AI with a mission to drive AI powered Industrial Excellence. As visionary leader in Intelligent Automation and AI, his tenure spans North America, Europe, and Asia, where he has been instrumental in leading public and venture-backed technology firms driving growth, executing turnarounds, and leading acquisitions while building world class teams.

He has served as the Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism and UiPath. His book, “Intelligent Automation – Bridging the Gap between Business & Academia,” offers a unique blend of strategic insights and practical execution that has become indispensable in the field.

To give back to the community Shail founded VOCAL (Voice of Customer in the AI/Automation Landscape), a global initiative uniting over 90 worldwide leading brands to foster collaboration among automation and AI leaders, demonstrating his commitment to driving innovation and thought leadership in the industry. Shail holds and MBA from Yale University and an MS in Structural Engineering.

Carlos Cardona Carlos Cardona

Carlos Cardona

Vice President of Intelligent Automation Operations

Carlos Cardona is a highly experienced IT executive with over 30 years of experience in the field. He currently serves as the Vice President of Intelligent Automation Operations at Virgin Pulse, where he is responsible for driving the company’s automation strategy and overseeing a team of RPA and low-code developers to improve operational efficiency across the organization.
Throughout his career, Carlos has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and business acumen, having co-founded two successful companies, Welltok, Inc and Yupi Internet, which were both acquired by industry leaders, Virgin Pulse and Microsoft respectively. He has also held various executive roles in Product Management, Product Development, Client Operations, System & Data Architecture, and RPA.
Carlos possesses a deep understanding of the latest technological advancements and is committed to staying ahead of the curve. He is always seeking new opportunities to drive growth and innovation, whether through starting new companies or bringing new ideas to existing organizations. He has a proven track record of driving the implementation of cutting-edge technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Low-code Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Architecture to improve business operations and drive growth.

Nadeem Saeed

Nadeem Saeed

Corporate Vice President, Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence

Nadeem Saeed is a technology executive with extensive experience leading major business transformations. With Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Microsoft, INRIX, and Verizon, Nadeem led teams for category-leading offerings in retail, logistics, healthcare, automotive, enterprise, government, and consumer sectors. Nadeem has also led integration teams during medium to large-scale M&A activities at Motorola Solutions, Microsoft, and INRIX.
Nadeem is a Motorola-certified Digital Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB). He holds a Master’s in Software Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

2:45PM – 3:15PM

COFFEE BREAK

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COFFEE BREAK

When

2:45PM – 3:15PM

Where

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Speakers

3:15PM – 4:00PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Auditorium 13

PANEL DISCUSSION

When

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Where

Auditorium 13

Speakers

4:00PM – 6:00PM

EVENING RECEPTION & HYPERAUTOMATION FAIR

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EVENING RECEPTION & HYPERAUTOMATION FAIR

When

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Where

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Speakers

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JOLT

IS NOW A PART OF ROBOYO

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In a continued effort to ensure we offer our customers the very best in knowledge and skills, Roboyo has acquired Jolt Advantage Group.

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AKOA

IS NOW PART OF ROBOYO

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In a continued effort to ensure we offer our customers the very best in knowledge and skills, Roboyo has acquired AKOA.

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LEAN CONSULTING

IS NOW PART OF ROBOYO

Lean Consulting & Roboyo logos

In a continued effort to ensure we offer our customers the very best in knowledge and skills, Roboyo has acquired Lean Consulting.

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PROCENSOL

IS NOW PART OF ROBOYO

procensol & roboyo logo

In a continued effort to ensure we offer our customers the very best in knowledge and skills, Roboyo has acquired Procensol.

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