San Francisco | Parc 55, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, California, 94102

The Digital Workforce for the Modern Enterprise has arrived.

November 1st, 8:00am – 6:15pm

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Discover how Blue Prism is working with leading technology partners including Appian, Amazon Web Services, Google and IBM to help enterprises build out best-of-breed solutions incorporating leading edge cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

Gain insights you can’t find anywhere else. Attendees have access to industry thought-leaders, senior IT execs and leading academics on RPA technology. Hear real-world examples directly from dozens of enterprise users.

Our software robots are becoming the foundation for more than automation: they are becoming the cornerstone for building out the next generation of enterprise-grade digital technologies. This is the event of the year for intelligent automation and the workforce of the future.

Visionary Keynotes

Thomas D Bowenwright

VP, Digital Innovation – Baylor, Scott & White Health

Tom is the VP, Digital Innovation at Baylor, Scott & White Health – the largest health system in Texas. In this role, Tom oversees BSWH’s digital assets and is also responsible for identifying and integrating digital innovations across the enterprise to drive our mission.  Tom was previously a healthcare strategy leader at McKinsey & Co. Tom has a MA in Mathematics from Oxford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Lee Coulter

Lee Coulter is Senior Vice President of Ascension and Chief Executive Officer of its shared services subsidiary, the Ascension Ministry Service Center.

Lee 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 (the world’s largest non-profit health system). 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.

Gordie Sands

Office of FinTech Strategy, Executive Director, IT Architecture

Gordie has over 30 years of IT expertise, including IT strategy, database design and development, systems engineering, application development and architecture, and IT project management. He also has in depth knowledge of across the equities, fixed income and derivatives post-trade lifecycle.

In his current role, he is responsible jointly with DTCC’s Business Strategy team for leading DTCC’s FinTech initiatives. Additionally, Gordie directs DTCC’s User Experience program.

Gordie is a frequent speaker at IT and FinTech conferences. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and interdisciplinary master’s degrees from Yale University and the University of Delaware.

Naresh Venkat

Head of AI partnerships for Google Cloud

Naresh currently heads AI partnerships for Google Cloud, and prior to that led security and networking partnerships for Google Cloud. Having worn various hats in Software Engineering, Corporate Strategy, Product Management and Alliances & partnerships, he has deep appreciation for business challenges and a practitioner’s perspective of how technology can help improve workplace experience. Prior to Google he lead strategic alliances for Trend Micro and built products for Dell and Oracle. He gets very excited about AI and Machine Learning and sits squarely in the camp that believes that the next big industrial revolution will come from Artificial Intelligence.

Kenneth T Parker

Managing Director, WW Banking and Capital Markets, Microsoft

Ken is a highly experienced senior executive in the Financial Services and Technology industries. As a proven technologist with a deep business, technology, and operations background; he has over thirty years experience specializing in all aspects of Retail and Commercial Banking and Wealth/Investment Management. Ken has been an agent of change working at national and international banking and securities firms driving business and technology transformation, enhancing strategic performance, and improving operational efficiency. Lastly, Ken was instrumental in working with major regulatory groups including the FDIC and US Treasury navigating through the financial crisis of 2007-2011 helping to restore confidence in America’s financial and economic foundation.

Ken is an Alumni of the University of North Carolina and his work includes a BA, MPA and PhD in Business.


This is a draft agenda, subject to change and updates.

8:00am – 8:45am

Registration & Breakfast
Exhibitor Area

Meet all our sponsoring partners.

8:45am – 9:00am


Meet our CMO Pat Geary and hear about the agenda for the day.

Pat Geary, CMO, Blue Prism.

9:00am – 9:45am

Machine Learning in Shared Services and Outsourcing RPA and Data Considerations

This session looks at how RPA enables Machine Learning and other technologies to drive a complete Digital Transformation.

Lee Coulter CEO of Ascension Shared Services and Chair of the IEEE Working Group.

9:45am – 10:30am

Blue Prism Product Technology Vision and Roadmap

Blue Prism CTO & Co-founder Dave Moss will present the Product Technology Vision and Roadmap.

Dave Moss, Blue Prism CTO & Co-founder.

10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee in the Partner Village

Meet all our sponsoring partners.

11:00am – 11:45am

Blue Prism & Google talk about Intelligent Automation and AI

Join Blue Prism and Google on a journey towards exploring what’s next in Intelligent Automation.

David Moss, Blue Prism CTO & Co-founder, Naresh Venkat, Head of AI partnerships for Google Cloud. Moderated by Shail Khiyara, Chief Customer Officer at Blue Prism.

11:45am – 12:30pm

Maximise Business Value and Return on Investment

Find out how the Blue Prism Robotic Operating Model leads to satisfaction, scale and success through structured and controlled adoption.

Neil Wright, Executive Vice President – Professional Services.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch in the Partner Village

Kindly sponsored by IBM.

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Chief Customer Officer

Corporate update from Shail Khiyara on the market momentum, customer growth and successful relationships.

Shail Khiyara, Chief Customer Officer at Blue Prism.

1:45pm – 2:30pm

The Ubiquitous Digital Enterprise

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing how corporate banks operate, manage data, and interact with customers. In this discussion you will learn how AI is a key enabler in accelerating digital transformation, the steps in the journey that drive significant value based on client examples, from streamlining and automating financial process tasks to delivering data analytics and insights that allow corporate bankers to make informed decisions – with speed and accuracy – that will result in more profitable growth, less risk, business model scale and provide customized service to the always-on customer.

Kenneth T. Parker, Managing Director, WW Banking and Capital Markets Microsoft.

Shail Khiyara, Chief Customer Officer at Blue Prism.

2:30pm – 2:50pm

Monitoring the Digital Heartbeat

Managing the digital workforce to create transparency and increase value. Deloitte and IHG will discuss the importance and impact of understanding the value created and insight to further improvement from a Robotic and Cognitive Automation program.

Deloitte: Mauricio Garza, Senior Manager, Ops Transformation, Bill Lloyd, R&CA Managed Services Lead.

IHG: Derk Weinheimer, VP Cost, Efficiency & Continuous Improvement.

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Automation Journey Starting in Shared Service and Beyond

Baylor Scott and White Health (Accenture/Avanade customer).

Thomas D Bowenwright, VP, Digital Innovation.

3:10pm – 3:30pm

How to build game-changing applications and digitally transform your business

Appian and Blue Prism have partnered to help enterprises drive greater automation and rapid digital transformation.

Prittam Bagani is the Director of Product for Appian Corporation.

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Coffee Break in the Partner Village

Kindly sponsored by IBM.

4:00pm – 4:20pm

DTCC & EY: RPA Case Study

Learn how a cornerstone of Wall Street, the DTCC, is approaching its adoption of Robotics.  Hear Gordie Sands reflect on learnings from the journey and how DTCC aims to disrupt the financial services industry by approaching Robotics as a strategic technology solution.

Gordie Sands, Office of FinTech Strategy, Executive Director, IT Architecture.

4:20pm – 4:40pm

Rise of the Digital Workforce

Explore how KPMG is expanding “art of the possible” transformation for our clients and for ourselves through intelligent automation solutions that combine multiple classes of automation technologies along with pioneering CoE disciplines.

Bill Cline, National Advisory Leader for Intelligent Automation at KPMG.

4:40pm – 5:00pm

Patterns and best practices for reaching higher level of maturity with RPA

Dr. Ali Arsanjani, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for IBM Analytics Hybrid Cloud and Machine Learning.

5:00pm – 5:40pm

Blue Prism Executive Panel

Ask your questions to the Blue Prism team. 

  • Pat Geary, CMO
  • Dave Moss, CTO & Co-Founder
  • Shail Khiyara, Chief Customer Officer at Blue Prism
  • Neil Wright, Executive Vice President – Professional Services
  • Ron Raczkowski, SVP Sales and Alliances, Americas
  • Linda Dotts, VP Alliances and Channels, Americas
  • Alex Bentley, Director of Corporate Development
  • Martin Flood, EVP Global Sales

5:40pm – 6:40pm

Drinks Reception

Venue – Parc 55

55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, California, USA, 94102

Getting there

The Parc 55 is located adjacent to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit System) Powell Street Station. The hotel is also next to cable car stop on the Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason line.