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The Convene, 117 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

June 7th 2017, 8:00am – 7:00pm

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Attend the most exciting Robotic Process Automation (RPA) events of 2017; hear from users, industry experts and leading academics about how to deliver the world’s most successful digital workforce.

featured topics

RPA: Use Cases and Best Practices

RPA: The next ‘industrial’ revolution

Blue Prism’s Partner Ecosystem

Robotization being part of digital strategy

Enterprise RPA: Myths & Realities

World leading research from Leslie P. Willcocks and Mary C. Lacity

Minimizing Risk and Security Concerns in RPA

Robotic Automation Advisory Forum (RAAF)

Partnering With IT For Sustainable RPA

Visionary Keynotes

A. J. Hanna

Executive Director of Professional Services at the Ascension Ministry Service Center

A.J. Hanna is a leading voice on the implementation of Intelligent Process Automation. A.J. established and leads the automation Center of Expertise as the Executive Director of Professional Services at the Ascension Ministry Service Center, one of the early adopters of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in the shared service space. He has also lent his voice to the book Service Automation: Robotics and the Future of Work by Dr. May Lacity and Dr. Leslie Willcocks. He is one of the founding members of the IEEE working group on Intelligent Process Automation. A.J. has over 30 years of experience in operations management, business process standardization and shared services.

Mary C Lacity

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and a Visiting Scholar at MIT Center for Information Systems Research.

Mary has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Washington University, and Oxford University. She has produced 25 books, most recently Robotic Process Automation and Risk Mitigation: The Definitive Guide (2017) and Service Automation, Robots and The Future of Work (2016) (both coauthored with Leslie Willcocks). Dr. Lacity’s publications have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, IEEE Computer, MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, and many other academic and practitioner outlets.

Ann Delmedico

Ann Delmedico is Vice President and leader of Prudential Financials’ Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence.

This function works in collaboration with each US Business and Corporate Center in assessing, developing and implementing RPA Solutions.  Ann has a strong background in strategy and IT leadership, building high-performing teams and leading organizational transformations.  During her tenure at Prudential, she previously held roles in change management, software quality assurance and IT controls.  Prior to Prudential, Ann was employed with several software vendors specializing in reinsurance software and medical malpractice insurance software.  Ann holds a Business Degree from Thomas Edison State University.

Jon Theuerkauf

Managing Director and Group Head of Performance Excellence at BNY Mellon

Jon Theuerkauf is Managing Director and Head of Performance Excellence (PE) at BNY Mellon. Jon is responsible for the company’s Reengineering efforts, Robotics and SMART Technology initiative, Cost Management and the Global Delivery Network- managing the migrations of work and resources to the right locations. Jon has more than 25 years of experience working on and leading global transformation initiatives that delivered positive results in support of sustainable growth, quality, productivity and efficiency in financial services and other industries.


8:00am – 8:45am

Registration & Breakfast in Partner Village.

8:45am – 9:00am

Introduction from Pat Geary, CMO, Blue Prism.

9:00am – 9:40am

Keynote: BNY Mellon: What’s Beyond Robotics? How does Smart Technology Comingle, Collaborate, Converge? Jon Theuerkauf, Managing Director and Group Head of Performance Excellence.

9:40am – 10:20am

Blue Prism Product Technology Vision and Roadmap. Dave Moss, CTO & Co-founder, Blue Prism.

10:20am – 10:50am

Coffee in Partner Village.

10:50am – 11:30am

Keynote: Deploying a global RPA solution that’s secure, scalable and compliant. Ann Delmedico, VP of Prudential Financials’ Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence.

11:30am – 11:50am

Keynote: Evolution of RPA Standards: Why not all robots are created equally.  A.J. Hanna, Executive Director of Professional Services at the Ascension Ministry.

11:50am – 12:20pm

Keynote: Robots and the future of work. Hear about world leading research. Mary Lacity, Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and Visiting Scholar at MIT CISR.

12:20pm – 12:30pm

CEO Update: Alastair Bathgate.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch in Partner Village.

1:30pm – 1:35pm

Introduction and Welcome, Pat Geary, CMO, Blue Prism.

1:35pm – 1:55pm

Case Study: Williams Martini Racing.

How RPA, will bring new efficiencies and ROI.

The Formula 1 team, Williams Martini Racing is no different to any other business when it comes to the need for speeding up business cycles and increasing productivity to drive competitive advantage.  The only difference is they have to be even quicker!  With their technology partner, Avanade, Williams have been looking at new ways of working for its talented and high performing teams and how RPA, with Blue Prism, will bring new efficiencies and ROI for the IT function.

Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams Martini Racing.

1:55pm – 2:15pm

Customer Case Study: Western Union.

Lessons Learned, Best Practices and the Benefits of Establishing an RPA CoE at Western Union using Blue Prism.

Ricardo Badillo, Director of Business Process Management and Paul Donaldson, Senior Director, RPA Practice Lead. ISG.

2:15pm – 2:35pm

Customer Case Study: Pfizer.

Transforming global tax operations through robotics.

This session covers an innovative and transformative approach to enterprise automation that is redefining the work of traditional tax departments. Through the power of robotic process automation (RPA), significant efficiencies are being delivered within the indirect tax process, laying the groundwork for further deployment across the global tax function and for embedding artificial intelligence.

Dan Friedlander, Senior Director, Pfizer and Hadley Leach, Partner, Business Tax Advisory, EY.

2:35pm – 2:55pm

Customer Case Study: KPMG.

An ethical compass for automation.

Digital labor will be one of the most powerful and valuable methods for companies to change their futures and potentially improve the world in which we live. But making such sweeping decisions can’t be taken lightly. Decisions on how to use digital labor require digging into a company’s deepest core values.  This session will look at some compelling questions to consider when making those tough choices.

Todd Lohr, Principal, Automation Practice Leader

2:55pm – 3:15pm

Customer Case Study: IBM + Blue Prism.
Driving the Cognitive Enterprise.

Gene Chao  Global Managing Partner, Cognitive Business Automation

Glenn Finch  Global Managing Partner, Cognitive & Analytics

Ira Allen  Master Inventor, Automation Lead, CPS

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Coffee in Partner Village.

3:45pm – 4:05pm

Customer Case Study.

4:05pm – 4:35pm

Customer Case Study: Metlife.

Hear about how to prepare for your RPA journey.

Eoin (Owen) O’Reilly is Vice President of Business Process Automation within MetLife’s process excellence group.

4:35pm – 4:45pm


4:45pm – 5:00pm


1:30pm – 1:40pm

Introduction and Welcome.

1:40pm – 1:50pm

The importance of the Blue Prism Ecosystem, Alastair Bathgate, CEO.

1:50pm – 2:10pm

Digital Workforce Success Platform.

2:10pm – 2:30pm

The Blue Prism ROM.

2:30pm – 2:50pm

Technical Alliances & Digital Transformation.

Bart Peluso & Prittam Bagani

2:50pm – 3:15pm

How to Drive a Larger Deal with Blue Prism.

Russell Malz

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Coffee in Partner Village.

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Partner Enablement & Certification and Marketing Program.

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Marquee Blue Prism customers get together to discuss their RPA journey.

4:45pm – 5:00pm


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Closing ceremony:

Blue Prism Exec Panel and Partner and Customer Awards.

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Drinks and canapes.

Venue – The Convene

117 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Getting there


7th Avenue Station

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