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Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:30am – 6:30pm

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Blue Prism World 2018 NYC offers attendees an opportunity to learn from and share with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) industry leaders, practioners, analysts and experts about real-world benefits and applications of RPA and Intelligent Automation. As the largest event in RPA, this is an experience you will not want to miss.  Join us and learn about how Digital Visionaries are driving transformation within their organizations.

Opening Keynote

Martin Ford


In New York Times Bestseller the Rise of the Robots, MARTIN FORD looks at how the accelerating pace of new technologies will change, for better and worse, the economy, the job market, the education system, and society at large. In a front-page feature in The New York Times Book Review, Barbara Ehrenrich writes that Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots is “both a humbling book and, in the best sense, a humble one.”

Ford, a software entrepreneur who both understands the technology and has made a thorough study of its economic consequences, never succumbs to the obvious temptation to overdramatize or exaggerate.” Ford is a researcher whose unique insights into the increased mechanization of work across various fields, and the rise of increasingly capable “information technology,” has shed new light on the nature of work and education and the value of “human” capabilities in the 21st century.

Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year. He has more than 25 years of experience in computer design and software development and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. Ford has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC, and was a main stage TED2017 speaker.

Customer Keynote

Olympia Baldrich

VP of Innovative Automation and Banking Services, TD Canada Trust

Olympia leads the strategy and execution of automations and is focused on delivering services and advice with speed, agility and insights. She also leads the operations team that supports TD’s 1,200 branches across Canada. Prior to joining TD, Olympia developed corporate strategies and delivered business transformation across North America at Deloitte Consulting. Olympia started her career in Airbus and has a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.


Mona Kahn

Director of Strategic Initiatives for Fannie Mae

Mona Kahn is the director of strategic initiatives at Fannie Mae and runs the Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center with overall responsibility for the organization including the Intelligent Automation COE, Innovation, Delivery, and Production Operations for enterprise Automation solutions. Her team has spent the past 12 months heavily focused on RPA solutions, and more recently branching into connecting RPA with other technologies, as well as evaluating solutions across the IA spectrum including Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Mona has been a technologist in the Financial Services industry for more than 18 years having worked as a developer, tester, project manager, and various other roles. She was recently selected by CIO magazine and CIO Executive Council as a 2018 Ones to Watch honoree, identifying rising stars in IT – the senior staff destined to become the CIOs of the future.

Jomel Angat

Senior Lead, Fannie Mae

Jomel Angat is a senior lead at Fannie Mae for the Smart Process Automation & Robotics Center (SPARC) with leadership responsibilities for the Intelligent Automation COE, Discovery & Design (D&D) and Research & Development (R&D) for enterprise Automation solutions. Working heavily in RPA for more than a year and innovating and experimenting with RPA+ technologies across the Intelligent Automation spectrum including Machine Learning and Natural Language Understanding. Jomel has been a technologist for more than 20 years having worked as leads in operations, production support, innovation, quality control, program management and other critical roles. Jomel is an Intelligent Automation evangelist speaking at several industry events and brings a wealth of experience to Intelligent Automation across multidisciplinary strategic and tactical functions.

Akshay Sabhikhi 

CEO, CognitiveScale

Akshay (Shay) Sabhikhi is the CEO and co-founder responsible for overall company growth and strategic direction. Shay has more than 18 years of entrepreneurial leadership, product development, and management experience with growth-stage, venture-backed companies and high-growth software divisions within Fortune 50 companies. Previously, Shay was the global leader for Smarter Care at IBM. He successfully led and managed the acquisition of Curam Software to establish IBM’s leader- ship at the intersection of Social Programs and Healthcare. He has a BS & MS degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Acton School of Entrepreneurship.

Lee Coulter

Senior Vice President, Ascension

Lee Coulter is Senior Vice President of Ascension, the world’s largest non-profit health system, and Chief Executive Officer of its shared services subsidiary, the Ascension Ministry Service Center. He is a change leader with expertise in shared services, business process transformation, automation, and technology developed over 30 years in leadership positions across 7 industries in companies including General Electric, AON, Kraft Foods, and Ascension (
Lee chairs or serves on several industry boards (HfS, SSON, World BPO/ITO), and has been appointed as Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Standards in Intelligent Process Automation.

Anan Liu

Senior Consultant, Advisory Services, EY

Anan Liu is a Senior Consultant in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. She has extensive supply chain experience in process improvement and optimization, operating model design, system implementation and digital transformation. She worked in a variety of industries that involve complex Supply Chain structures and operations.

Terry Wright

VP Finance Shared Services, Pfizer

Terry Wright is Vice President of Pfizer’s Global Financial Solutions, Shared Services operations. In this role, he leads the financial shared services and transformation strategy and oversees nearly 950 colleagues across seven operating centers in China, Ireland, the USA, Costa Rica, Czech Republic the UK and Egypt. Terry has gained extensive and diverse experience in his career at Pfizer holding leadership roles in Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain.

Caleb Longenberger

Principal Ops Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Caleb has been with Deloitte for over 11 years and has extensive experience designing and executing global Finance Transformation, Cost Optimization and M&A programs including operating model design, shared services, process optimization, technology enablement and organizational optimization. Caleb has been a Consultant in 16 countries including North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business.

Curtiss Kirchmaier

Director Financial Systems, Constellation Brands Inc.

Curt Kirchmaier is a director of financial systems at Constellation Brands, the company behind the wine, beer and spirits brands you love. Curt works with a team of talented humans and bots to enable people by using technology. His experience spans various technology solutions focusing on finance, EPM and automation. Curt has a BA in Information Science at SUNY Oswego and MBA from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.

Todd Lohr

Principal, Intelligent Automation Practice Leader, KPMG

Todd is a Principal within KPMG’s Technology Enabled Transformation practice, specializing in Enterprise Transformation, Process Excellence and Intelligent Process Automation. He is a thought leader in Transformation and Process Automation and has led numerous initiatives at FORTUNE100 companies and government agencies. Todd leads the US practice for Intelligent Automation and specializes in the enterprise selection, design, and implementation of automation technologies including workflow (BPM), robotics (RPA) and cognitive technologies (AI). In addition to his practice responsibilities, Todd is responsible for KPMG’s global transformation solutions, including the development of methods, accelerators and delivery platforms. Todd is a regular presenter at conferences, and guest lecturer at universities and recently has focused on the ethical implications of AI.

Chris Karcher

Director, Enabling Technology, Johnson & Johnson

Chris Karcher is the Director of Enabling Technology for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Services organization. He has spent the majority of his career in the shared services business technology space and has been with Johnson & Johnson for 18 years. Over the past two years he’s been in his current role where he has responsibility for the cross-functional enabling technology strategy supporting Johnson & Johnson’s HR, Procurement and Finance shared services operation globally. Among his organizations responsibilities is defining, deploying and implementing the Global Services’ automation and RPA strategy.

Mahesh Shah

Vice President and General Manager, Business Process Services DXC Technology

Mahesh Shah has been with DXC Technology as vice president and general manager of global Business Process Services for just over a year. Before that he was general manager and vice president, Acquisition and Divestiture, IT Consulting Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He serves on the board of advisors for several technology startup and holds an MBA from Northwestern University, J. L. Kellogg School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce, management information systems, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Paul Heard

Transformation Director, Micro Focus

Paul Heard joined Micro Focus in September 2017, when the HPE Software division merged with Micro Focus. He is responsible for the digital transformation of the business as part of the integration of the two companies. Prior to Micro Focus, Paul had spent 7 years with Hewlett Packard, where he led their global finance IT organization. He started his career at Mars Inc. Paul was born in England and received a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. He moved to the US in 2005 and now lives in Austin, with his wife and 2 children.

Jeff Hamilton

VP, Intelligent Automation, Lincoln Financial Group

Jeff started his career with Kemper Financials as an Analyst and has now worked with the Lincoln Financial group for over 17 years. He now leads the project management, business analyst and audit teams. 
Jeff holds a Batchelor of Science in Computer Technology from Purdue University and also a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Carolyn Goldbeck

Principal Director, Accenture

Carolyn has been with Accenture for over 18 years and leads the Intelligent Automation practice within Technology Advisory for Financial Services North America. Carolyn ensures that the best of Accenture is brought together to make use of cutting edge intelligent automation technologies like RPA. She holds both a BA and an MA from Indiana University Bloomington.

Prittam Bagani

Director of Product Strategy, Appian

Prittam Bagani is the Director of Product Strategy for Appian Corporation and is responsible for Appian’s strategy and go-to-market for Analytics and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) capabilities. Prittam has been directly involved in the development and delivery of enterprise software solutions for over 10 years. Prittam received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from India and a Master’s in Quality and Manufacturing Management from The Pennsylvania State University.

Pritam Das

Product Leader BPM and RPA Platforms, CME Group

Pritam has spent more than a decade on Enterprise Application and Integration(EAI), Business Process Management(BPM), Re-Engineering(BPR) and Robotics Process Automation(RPA). Qualified in the areas of technology and Information Systems Audit as a CISA professional, backed by extensive experience and expertise in FinTech, Strategy, and Product Management, he helps large Organizations think and act like startups.

Closing Keynote

Deborah Kops

Board Member & US Chairmans, Antuit

Deborah serves as US Chairman and is a Board Member at Antuit. She is also Managing Principal of Sourcing Change. Her career includes managing directorships at FleetBoston Financial (now Bank of America) and Deutsche Bank, partnerships at Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Chief Marketing Officer of a leading Indian-legacy outsourcing company. Deborah is a Senior Advisor at The Conference Board, and she leads their Global Business Services and Emerging Shared Services Councils. She has also been a Strategic Advisor to technology companies and Deborah is on the Board of Digital Divide Data, and is the Founder and Chair of Liberty Source PBC.

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This is a draft agenda, subject to change

08:00am – 08:45am

Registration & Breakfast

08:45am – 09:00am

Conference Opens:
Welcome Digital Visionaries

09:00am – 09:45am

Opening Keynote:
Do Robots Want Your Job?

Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots, a New York Times Bestseller

09:45am – 10:15am

Customer Keynote:
Unlocking the Value of the Digital Workforce

TD Canada Trust:
Olympia Baldrich, VP of Innovative Automation and Banking Services

10:15am – 10:45am

Morning Networking Break

10:45am – 11:30am

Blue Prism Product Vision:
Our Vision for the Digital Workforce

11:30am – 12:00pm

Customer Case Study:
RPA Plus – Taking RPA to the Next Level

Fannie Mae:
Mona Kahn, Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Jomel Angat, Senior Lead
Smart Process Automation & Robotics Centre (SPARC)

12:00pm – 1:10pm


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1:10pm – 1:30pm

Customer Fireside Chat: Lincoln Financial Group
Sponsored by Accenture and Avanade

Jeff Hamilton (VP, Intelligent Automation), Lincoln Financial Group
Carolyn Goldbeck, Principal Director, Accenture

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Customer Fireside Chat: Johnson & Johnson
Sponsored by KPMG

Chris Karcher – Director, Enabling Technology, Johnson & Johnson
Todd Lohr, Principal, US Practice Leader for Intelligent Automation, KPMG

1:50pm – 2:00pm

Excellence in Enterprise RPA Awards:

Best Use of Blue Prism to Deliver Business Value 

This award goes to the nominee who has leveraged the Blue Prism Digital Workforce to drive exceptional value to their business by achieving or exceeding the value proposition originally scoped, within the timeframe identified.

2:00pm – 2:20pm

Customer Fireside Chat: Constellation Brands Inc.
Sponsored by EY

Curtiss Kirchmaier, Director Financial Systems, Constellation Brands Inc.
Anan Liu, Senior Consultant, Advisory Services, EY

2:20pm – 2:50pm

Blue Prism Product Fireside Chat:
Myth Busters

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Blue Prism Robotic Operating Model:
Think Robot

3:10pm – 3:20pm

Excellence in Enterprise RPA Awards:

Best Enterprise RPA Implementation of Blue Prism 

This award goes to the nominee who has successfully implemented a Robotic Operating Model that delivers maximum business benefit and agility by having IT and Business working in harmony to transform the organization through the implementation of a Blue Prism powered Digital Workforce.

3:20pm – 3:50pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:50pm – 4:10pm

Customer Presentation:
Leveraging Enterprise RPA and Machine Learning to Strengthen Business Value

Lee Coulter, CEO Ascension Shared Services and Chair, IEEE Working Group on Standards in Intelligent Process Automation

Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO at CognitiveScale Inc.

4:10pm – 4:30pm

Customer Fireside Chat: Enterprise Transformation: How Robotic and Cognitive Automation is Enabling the Pfizer Journey
Sponsored by Deloitte

Caleb Longenberger, Principal Ops Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Terry Wright, VP Finance Shared Services, Pfizer

4:30pm – 4:40pm

Excellence in Enterprise RPA Awards:

Most Innovative Use of Blue Prism 

This award goes to the nominee who has the most innovative use for their Digital Workforce or who is pushing the envelope to integrate with new emerging technologies that take digital transformation to the next level.

4:40pm – 5:00pm

Customer Fireside Chat: Unlocking the Full Potential of RPA @ Enterprise Scale
Sponsored by DXC

Paul Heard, Senior Director of IT, Micro Focus
Mahesh Shah, VP & OGM, DXC BPS

5:00pm – 5:20pm

Customer Presentation: CME
Sponsored by Appian

Pritam Das, Product Leader BPM and RPA Platforms, CME Group
Prittam Bagani, Director Products, Appian

5:20pm – 5:50pm

Closing Keynote:
Where Next: Moving from Tool to Transformation

Deborah Kops, US Chairman & Board Member, Antuit

5:50pm – 6:00pm

Excellence in Enterprise RPA Awards:

Most Value Derived by Long Term Customer

This award is a special award to acknowledge the long-standing partnerships we have developed with key customers. It is awardedto the nominee who has scaled their Digital Workforce to achieve goals unimaginable when they began years ago and where the value delivered far exceeds the costs to support the workforce.

6:00pm – 6:10pm

Closing Remarks

6:10pm – 8:00pm

Networking Reception

Kindly sponsored by Genpact

Our Platinum Sponsors


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