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
  • SILVERSPOT CINEMA, DOWNTOWN MIAMI, FL.

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Aaron Factor

Aaron Factor

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

Roboyo

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.

Amol Rajmane

Amol Rajmane

Global Digital Automation Technology Leader

DuPont

Amol Rajmane

Amol Rajmane

Global Digital Automation Technology Leader

Amol is an experienced IT professional an experience of over 25 years. Always curious about new technological developments, he harnesses this knowledge to enhance his work. Amol’s areas of expertise encompass several other cutting-edge concepts like Robotics Process Automation, Process Mining, Generative AI, and Low Code Application Platforms in the digital transformation realm.

Blake Treu

Blake Treu

Automation Leader

Blake Treu

Blake Treu

Automation Leader

Blake Treu is an experienced leader in intelligent automation whose most recent work was to establish and lead PetSmart’s enterprise automation capability as the CoE’s director. Blake is also a Certified Public Accountant with prior experience working in tax technology, data analytics, and tax services for Ernst & Young. Blake has a BS in Accounting and a law degree, both from Brigham Young University.

Brent Roberts Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts

Director of Process Excellence and Mining

Roboyo

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.

Carlos Cardona Carlos Cardona

Carlos Cardona

Vice President of Intelligent Automation Operations

Virgin Pulse

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.

Derk Weinheimer Derk Weinheimer

Derk Weinheimer

Global CEO

Roboyo

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.

Emily Laws

Emily Laws

Manager, Automation and Process Optimization

AmerCareRoyal

Emily Laws

Emily Laws

Manager, Automation and Process Optimization

Emily leads Process Optimization, Automation, and Analytics at AmerCare Royal. Throughout her career, she has utilized process mining and automation to reach strategic goals and maximize efficiency. She focuses on delivering solutions that creates measurable business value and aligns to her organization’s top-down strategy.

Emily Vanidestine

Emily Vanidestine

Head of Financial Operations

Snap

Emily Vanidestine

Emily Vanidestine

Head of Financial Operations

Emily is an experienced finance leader with a demonstrated history of enabling global Shared Services and finance transformation programs. Highly skilled in accounting, audit, change management, and RPA, she’s a prominent advocate of adding value by implementing control-focused and scalable, process improvements and efficiencies with Intelligent Automation.

Frank Schikora

Frank Schikora

Chief Technology Officer

Roboyo

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.

Jesper Blomster

Jesper Blomster

Digital Officer & Enterprise Architect

Scania

Jesper Blomster

Jesper Blomster

Digital Officer & Enterprise Architect

Jesper Blomster is a highly experienced professional in automation and digitalization, with over 15 years in the Finance Domain. He excels in driving change and delivering scalable solutions through agile methodologies and continuous learning. With a strategic mindset, Jesper leads teams in prioritizing robust technical designs for seamless and scalable outcomes. He embraces digitalization to solve challenges and has successfully implemented upscaling initiatives in the finance community. Jesper’s extensive experience and commitment to continuous learning make him a leader in automation, delivering exceptional results.

Jose Manuel Perez Rebellon

Jose Manuel Perez Rebellon

VP Enterprise Automation Director

City National Bank of Florida

Jose Manuel Perez Rebellon

Jose Manuel Perez Rebellon

VP Enterprise Automation Director

Jose Manuel is a hands-on leader with over 20 years as Financial, Quality and AI Leader working primarily in the Financial Service industries. He received his BS from Javeriana University (Colombia) and his MBA from Wales University (UK), with different certification in IA from Oxford University, FIU, RPA Academy, Uipath, Nintex, AA also expert on six sigma and Agile methodology. Under his experience, he has created a successful CoE with more than 200 implementations, currently he is leading the CoE of the biggest bank in Florida, City National Bank of Florida, where the bank is transitioning from a traditional CoE (Center of Excellence RPA based) to a EoE (Ecosystem of Excellence) including CI, RPA, BPM, IDP, AI.

Kirk Hunter Kirk Hunter

Kirk Hunter

RPA Process Lead

Southern Company

Kirk Hunter Kirk Hunter

Kirk Hunter

RPA Process Lead

Kirk Hunter is the Process Lead for the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Team at Southern Company. A futurist and graduate of the University of Miami with certifications in Agile, Lean Six Sigma, SCRUM & Blue Prism with a proprietary blend of creativity, intelligence and decisiveness. Award winning public speaker (Toastmaster DTM), author and thought leader with extensive experience in Sales, Logistics, Supply Chain, eCommerce, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Media. Kirk has a passion for providing financial education and empowerment to underserved communities, receiving the 2022 Distinguished Educator of Personal Finance Award.

Lionel Hill Lionel Hill

Lionel Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Permira

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.

Maxim Ioffe Maxim Ioffe

Maxim Ioffe

Automation Lead

WESCO Distribution

Maxim Ioffe Maxim Ioffe

Maxim Ioffe

Automation Lead

Maxim Ioffe started WESCO Intelligent Automation program in early 2019 and has been driving it ever since. Max leads Global Intelligent Automation COE that is responsible for the vision, strategy, governance, and execution of the program and takes pragmatic value driven approach to opportunity identification, solution design and implementation, production support, employee education, and citizen developers.

Nadeem Saeed

Nadeem Saeed

Corporate Vice President, Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence

Verizon

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.

Ryan Clare

Ryan Clare

Head of Corporate Program Management

Jefferies

Ryan Clare

Ryan Clare

Head of Corporate Program Management

Ryan is a seasoned digital transformation leader with over a decade of experience driving organizational change and innovation. As a passionate advocate for leveraging technology to achieve strategic objectives, Ryan has successfully led numerous transformation initiatives.
With a background in program management and a deep understanding of emerging technologies, Ryan possesses a unique ability to align business goals with technological solutions, resulting in tangible improvements in efficiency, productivity, and customer experience.
Passionate about driving positive change in the digital age, Ryan is committed to harnessing the full potential of technology to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.
His collaborative leadership style fosters a culture of continuous learning and adaptation, empowering teams to embrace change and drive sustainable growth.

Sam Bosson

Sam Bosson

Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer

White Castle

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.

Shail Khiyara

Shail Khiyara

Founder & CEO

VOCAL Council

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.

Steve Carpenter Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Executive Director GBS Digital Services

Merck

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.

Susan Carroll-Boser

Susan Carroll-Boser

Chief Information Officer

White Castle

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.

Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly

Digital Automation Center Leader

Altria

Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly

Digital Automation Center Leader

Tom Kelly is the Senior Manager of Digital Automation, Center of Excellence at Altria with more than 30 years of IT experience, 20 of those at Altria. His last 6 years have been instrumental in the expansion of the Digital Automation at Altria, that has saved more than 40,000 hours of labor. He has spent his last 5 years on new technology services such as Office365, Azure and RPA.

Yuliya Harris

Yuliya Harris

Senior Manager Hyperautomation Transformation & Strategy

Roboyo

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.

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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

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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

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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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