Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Event Date Wed Dec 1 EST - Fri Dec 3 EST (about 2 months ago)
Location Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Region Americas

The last year+ has only strengthened the value proposition for automation. Digital transformation topped the list of priorities, and investing in – or strengthening – digital technology stacks is still top of mind. But, at the end of the day, automation must be able to maximize output, efficiency and time-savings. To do this, it must create a strategic focus that ties any automation solution to the broader objectives of the organization. This isn’t an easy thing to do. With so many solutions promising an end to the administrative headaches, it can be hard to decide when to invest and when to stick with pre-existing tools.

Join the conversation and gain the competitive advantage by unlocking the value of automation. Get involved with these conversations:
• Defining and Communicating Value: redefining the benefit of Automation by measuring both hard savings and downstream impact
• Transforming IT's role in Automation: From competition to collaboration, utilizing IT for governance, security and scalability
• COE Governance: From funding to management models, make automation centers a crucial resource for your organization
• Process Excellence: From selecting the best process tool, to marrying process excellence with automation opportunities

Join us at IA Week Winter where you can participate in…
• Pitch Networking: like speed dating for your solutions provider – only stay for the ones you like
• Pre-Event Zoom Networking Roundtables: Get to know your peers before you arrive by participating in pre-event zoomtables
• White Space Roundtables: join a roundtable based on maturity, tool interest, or function and have a 30 minute unstructured conversation


2021 Speakers

Ian Barkin
Chair, IA Week Winter

Bridgette Ridgeway
Director, of the Core Experience Program Management Organization Google

Joel Arnold
Senior Director, Intelligent Automation Travelers Insurance

Max Ioffe
Director, Global Intelligent Automation, WESCO Distribution

Brandi Corbello
Senior Transformation Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Claire Grosjean
Sr. Director Process Enablement Global Operations, Silicon Valley Bank FG

Joseph Peri
Chief Automation Officer, Change Healthcare

James Haw
Vice President of Automation and Digital Strategy, PureCycle Technologies

Zachary Toner
Director, Automation Services, American Modern Insurance Group Inc

Laura Moore
Vice President of Engineering and Automation and IM Applications, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

Chad Aronson
Global Head of Intelligent Automation, Uber

Saeed Contractor
Head of Technology, Intelligent Automation COE Uber

Asheesh Biyala
Director Intelligent Automation, Acrisure

Katalina Reynolds
Director, Information Security Governance, Diebold Nixdorf

Dana Zeller
SVP Head of Commercial Loan Operations, Citizens

Peter Persson
Intelligent Automation Director, Entergy

Matthew Kelly
Senior Vice President for Digitization & Automation, Asset Management, Northern Trust Corporation

Holly Uhl
Director of Operational Excellence & Robotics, State Auto Insurance Companies

Manish Khadiya
Head of Enterprise Architecture, Parker-Hannifin

Tina Provost
Head of Continuous Improvement, Covetrus

Steve Parle
Director, Customer Master Data and Order to Cash Business Process, Spectrum Brands

Yarrow Diamond
SVP for Innovation & Technology Solutions, CNB Bank

Phil Searle
Founder & CEO, Chazey Partners

Naazi Khanna
Senior Director - Finance Strategy and Transformation, Affordable Care Inc.

Ben Podbielski
2VP of Emerging Technologies, Protective Life

Hiren Kotak
Global Practice Head, Intelligent Automation, R Systems, Inc.

Samuel Aborne
Senior Vice President, Services and Operations Enablement, Cbre Group, Inc.

Russell Malz
General Manager, Americas GTM, Hyperscience

Brad DeMent
Partner, ScottMadden

Chuy Michel
Global Head, Hyperautomation, Chazey Partners

Trey Robinson
Partner, ScottMadden Inc

Kristin Rhebergen
Director, ScottMadden, Inc

Ken Reatherford
Director, Finance Global Operations, AT&T

Jose Manuel Perez
Head, of Intelligent Automation

Archana Kulkarni
Director of Process Automation, Ascensus

Russell Michna
CFO, Chazey Partners

Barry Cook
Director Pre-sales Consulting, apexanalytix

Adam Smykowski
Operational Efficiency Initiatives Lead, Bank Leumi USA

Kirk Serjeanston
CIO, TForce Logistics

Chandra Yadati
Chief Information Officer, Ferro

Lori Pon
Director, Claim Strategy & Innovation, The Auto Club Group

Joel Vanovitch
Head of Investment and Core Banking Operations, Bank Leumi USA

Jeff Frame
AVP, Shared Services Domain Owner, Arch Insurance Group

John-Michael Scott
Purecycle Technologies

Wayne Butterfield
Director -Cognitive Automation, ISG

Anurag Saxena
Partner, Information Services Group, Inc

Brad Cordova
Founder & CEO, super.AI

Henning Hubbert
Office of Digitalization & AI MAHLE International

Matt Murphree
AVP Employee Technology & Enablement, GM Financial


Samuel Best
VP Business Automation, GM Financial

Henry Lyles
Director IA, Mcdonald's

Dana Zeller
SVP Head of Commercial Loan Operations', Citizen Federal Bank

Marilyn Krichko
Head of Continuous Improvement Automation, Spectrum Brands

Dave Palastro
former VP Finance Innovation and Transformation, Sompo International

Vikram Sandhu
VP for Digital Transformation and Head of Process Re-engineering, IPA Emirates NBD

Sehr Saghir
Head of Data and Analytics Strategic Initiatives, Charles Schwab

Armand Angeli
Chairman, RPA, Intelligent Automation, Shared Services and Outsourcing Committee DFCG

Holly Uhl
Director of Operational Excellence & Robotics,

Stefan Rank
Director Global Innovation, DHLState Auto Insurance

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• APEX Analytix
• Chazey Partners
• Fortress IQ
• Hyperscience
• ISG -Information Services Group
• R Systems
• ScottMadden, Inc.


• Analytics Insight
• Industry Tech Insights
• AiiA IQ
• Shared Services & Outsourcing Network