Leading Conference for BPM, RPA and AI Professionals

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00am - 8:00pm

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540

Registration code required. If you have not received a code by email and would like to attend, please Contact Us.

Event Overview

Automation 18 is the premier conference for digital automation professionals and enthusiasts. What started off with BPM alone 11 years ago has evolved into a discipline we refer to as digital automation that includes technologies like BPM, Low-code Development, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help accelerate your digital automation journey with the objective of delivering near end-to-end automation.

Industry thought leaders will share their experiences and best practices from real world projects and what innovations to expect from digital automation vendors in the coming year. You will hear real world success stories, lessons learned, tricks and techniques that have helped us all become more successful in our own digital automation journey. Most importantly, you will get to network and hear from your peers about what’s working - what’s not!

I guarantee you this “By Invitation Only” event will be like no other digital automation conference you've attended.

Speaker Profiles

Our keynote speakers are thought leaders and visionary in the area of Digital Transformation across a variety of industries and disciplines. They shared their thoughts on what’s working with digital automation and what’s not based on real world project implementations and what innovations to expect from digital automation vendors in the coming year.

Pramod Sachdeva

Founder and Managing Director
Princeton Blue, Inc.

Pramod Sachdeva is the Founder and Managing Director at Princeton Blue. Pramod has been an evangelist for Digital Transformation using BPM, Business Rules and Cognitive technologies since he founded Princeton Blue over a decade ago. With over 30 years of business and technology consulting experience, Pramod brings tremendous knowledge to help clients navigate their digital transformation journey. Pramod's vision has helped Princeton Blue get recognized as a high-profile thought leader in delivering digital transformation by leading industry analysts.

Sushma Akunuru

SVP - Wealth Management & Consumer Products Architecture and Strategy
Global Technology & Operations, Bank of America - Merrill Lynch

Sushma is the strategy and execution leader of various mission critical projects within Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management organization. Her 16 years experience spans across Managed Solutions, Alternative Investments, Institutional Retirement and Wealth Management Capabilities delivery. She led the efforts to establish an enterprise RPA center of Excellence, enabling CIO strategies across 8 lines of businesses in advancing process automation.

Michael Robbins

Sr. Director, IT Business Partner
Clinical Research and Development and Operations, Celgene

Michael focuses on driving a deep partnership between the Celgene IT organization and Clinical R&D for the benefit of patients worldwide. Michael brings over 20 years of diverse business, IT, and consulting experience as a researcher and operations professional as well as an IT professional delivering pragmatic and implementable strategies in support of critical business programs across the entire research and development value chain.

Vipul Narula

Senior Executive and Industry Thought
Leader in Financial Services

Vipul has a proven track record of leading large scale organizations in successful execution of their digital transformation programs. His expertise includes digital strategy, innovation, architecture and complex program delivery. Specifically, in Financial Services, his experience spans across wall street and main street banks with expertise in digital payments, fraud prevention, commercial banking and bank operations amongst other areas.
Vipul will be sharing his thoughts on how companies can react to Digital Disruption. This includes understanding the digital disruption occurring in the financial services, common myths and pitfalls and how to come up with an organizational strategy to survive and thrive.


April 5, 2018
From To Topic / Abstract
8am 9am Breakfast and Registration
9am 9:45am Keynote Address
Digital Automation: BPM, RPA and AI
Pramod Sachdeva, Founder and Managing Director, Princeton Blue

Digital Automation allows businesses to improve customer experience and operational efficiency at an exponentially faster pace than before. Technologies like BPM, RPA and AI (and often in combination) are able to automate more of a business process than before leaving fewer exceptions and approvals for humans.

9:45am 10:30am Robotic Process Automation
Gotcha’s in Enterprise-Scale RPA Implementations
Sushma Akunuru, SVP, Robotic Process Automation Strategy Lead, Bank of America

Lessons learned from building an Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence from the ground up.

10:30am 10:45am BPM and RPA SOLUTION DEMO
10:45am 11:15am Networking Break
11:15am 12noon Financial Services Perspective
Digital Automation Technology Evolution in Banking
Vipul Narula, Principal Consultant and Industry Thought Leader in Financial Services

Understanding how digital automation is disrupting the banking industry, from low-code development to ChatBots, and from software robots to machine learning.

12noon 12:15pm BPM and RPA SOLUTION DEMO
12:15pm 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm 2:15pm Life Sciences Perspective
Adoption of Digital Automation Technologies in Life Sciences
Michael Robbins, Director, R&D Enterprise Architecture, Celgene

Learn how Low-code Application Development, BPM, RPA and AI are automating Clinical Trials, Pharmacovigilance and Label Management processes in Life Sciences.

2:15pm 2:30pm AI SOLUTION DEMO
2:30pm 3:15pm TBD: Awaiting customer input on topic selection
3:15pm 3:45pm Networking Break
3:45pm 4pm BPM and RPA SOLUTION DEMO
4pm 4:45pm TBD: Awaiting customer input on topic selection
4:45pm 5:30pm Wrap-up Discussion, Q&A and Closing Remarks
5:30pm 7pm Happy Hour

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