Sydney | Darling Island, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009

The World’s Most Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Event Comes To Sydney.

October 10th, 8:30am – 6:30pm

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Blue Prism World On Tour 2017 gives attendees access to industry thought-leaders, senior IT execs and leading academics on RPA technology. Hear real-world examples directly from enterprise users. Come network and share best-practices with your peers as well as get hands-on training from Blue Prism product experts.

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about building, deploying and maintain a successful digital workforce. We’re committed to driving RPA success in Australia. No fluff. No sales pitch. Just the RPA facts.

Visionary Keynotes

Glenn Seaye

CIO, Office of CEO, Computershare Limited.

Glenn has over 20 years’ experience within the information technology services space and has successfully developed and deployed technology solutions spanning several industry verticals.  Glenn joined Computershare in 2002 and was extensively involved in the successful design, standardisation and deployment of their software solutions globally. Subsequently, as the region’s CIO for 7 years, his responsibilities included Software Development, Infrastructure Delivery, Operational Services and Support for Computershare’s group of companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.

In his current role, within the Office of the CEO, Glenn has responsibility of Computershare’s global Process Automation initiative. Since launching in October 2016 Computershare have process automations now running in several countries, across several business lines.

Brandy Smith

Digital Partner, McKinsey Digital Labs (MDL)

Brandy is Digital Partner leading the global McKinsey Automation@Scale practice. She has 25 years of experience in running operations and helping companies achieve value from digital solutions. Throughout her career, she has maintained a focus on leveraging technology to drive lasting business results across an enterprise.

Within McKinsey, Brandy’s role includes working with our clients to ensure value capture by leveraging automation technologies as they bring the business strategy and insights to life around P&L efficiencies, customer journey innovation, and disruptive industry specific processes. Brandy maintains a strong focus on not only helping clients envision the possible and deliver automated journeys and processes, but in also performing capability building and workforce transformations that help the organization fully embrace “the possible” in order to surpass impact expectations. Prior to joining McKinsey, Brandy ran operations for Oracle North America, a role that spanned across sales, customer and call center operations of the $9b business.

Michelle Hannan-Brown

Process Engineering Manager, CoE Process Engineering, Westpac New Zealand

Michelle is a Processing Engineering Manager at Westpac New Zealand where her main focus is on project management and process improvement. She is experienced in using and coaching Lean, Agile and Six Sigma methodologies and has been involved in Westpac’s RPA journey for the last 12months. Michelle has been in the finance sector for over 10 years and is a passionate advocate for customers and simple processes.

Leslie Willcocks

Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Leslie has an international reputation for his work on global management, outsourcing, digital technologies and business, organizational change, and automation and the future of work. He has co-authored 54 books and 135 refereed papers in academic and practice journals such as the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies and California Management Review.

Joining via video link

Kellie King

Head of Process Excellence ANZ, Bupa

Kellie leads Bupa’s Process Excellence in A&NZ which includes all automation activities.  She has 30 years experience in I.T., Operations, Manufacturing and transforming large global organisations in Hong Kong and the U.S.  Kellie is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has introduced Lean, Human Centred Design and Robotics Process Automation and Chatbots to Bupa to reduce error, streamline processes and reengineer the way Bupa does business that enhances the customer experience.

With a passion for understanding the customer journey Kellie is known for aligning processes, people and innovative technology to how to do business and has created new ways of working at Bupa.  Her breakthrough initiatives and start up concepts that have driven expedient improvements to gain customer satisfaction results
Kellie has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida University, and has won the Microsoft Global Award for Innovation and is a an active member of the AICD.  Outside work she enjoys spending time with her husband on her home at Bribie Island taking long walks on the beach, swimming and fishing.

Andy Gillard

Andy Gillard, APAC Digital Operations Lead, EY

Andy Gillard is the lead partner for EY’s Financial Services Digital Operations practice across the APAC region, and represents the region on the firm’s global Digital Operations leadership team.  EY’s solution encompasses process automation technologies including RPA, operating model change, workforce of the future considerations, risk management and end-to-end process transformation.

Prior to joining EY, Andy held a number of senior global banking operational transformation roles at Barclays, based out of the UK, including leading significant efficiency initiatives and leading the group’s global offshoring and nearshoring strategy.


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

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Exhibitor Area

Meet all our sponsoring partners.

9:00am – 9:15am


Pat Geary kicks off Blue Prism World and covers the agenda for the day.

Pat Geary, CMO, Blue Prism.

9:15am – 10:00am

Special Guest: Brandy Smith, McKinsey

A look at how RPA is becoming the execution platform for AI and cognitive computing.

Brandy Smith, Digital Partner in the McKinsey Digital Labs (MDL) practice.

10:00am – 10:30am

Research findings from new book titled, “RPA and Cognitive Automation: The Next Phase”

Explore research findings in new book by esteemed professors Mary Lacity and Leslie Willcocks.

Leslie Willcocks, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Joining via video link.

10:30am – 10:50am

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Bridging the Gap – Utilising RPA to increase Customer Experience.

Michelle Hannan-Brown, Process Engineering Manager, CoE Process Engineering, Westpac New Zealand.

10:50am – 11:20am


Meet all our sponsoring partners.

11:20am – 12:05pm

Blue Prism’s RPA Vision and Product Roadmap

Hear about the latest capabilities and feature set on version 6 as well as share the company’s future product roadmap.

Kevin Whittingham, Head of Product, Blue Prism.

12:05pm – 12:35pm

Computershare Limited

RPA Case Study.

Glenn Seaye, CIO, Computershare Limited.

12:35pm – 12:50pm

CEO Update

Corporate update from Alastair Bathgate on market momentum, customer growth & successful partnerships.

Alastair Bathgate, CEO & Co-founder of Blue Prism.

12:50pm – 1:50pm


Meet all our sponsoring partners.

1:50pm – 2:10pm

Delivering Transformative Business Impact with RPA and Low-Code

Learn how you can bring together RPA, low-code, and BPM platform to deliver transformative business applications and have a mission-critical impact at your organization. 

Isaac Blaise, Solutions Consultant, Appian

2:10pm – 2:40pm

How to get the most out of your RPA investments with the Robotic Operating Model (ROM)

Find out everything you need to know about building and scaling the world’s most successful digital workforce.

Richard Hilditch, Chief Robotic Operating Model (ROM) Architect & Head of Professional Services EMEA, Blue Prism and Bindi Basan, Head of Professional Services, APAC, Blue Prism

2:40pm – 3:00pm

RPA Case Study

Bupa shares their Journey to a Robotic Future.

Kellie King, Head of Process Excellence ANZ, Bupa and Anita Le, Health & Public Service Practice, Accenture ANZ

3:00pm – 3:20pm

Global Perspective on Robotic Process Automation


Andy Gillard, APAC Digital Operations Lead, EY

3:20pm – 3:50pm


Meet all our sponsoring partners.

3:50pm – 4:10pm

RPA Case Study


Ajay Yadav – Director in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice
Markoss Martina – General Manager, Robotics and Cognitive Automation, NAB

4:10pm – 5:00pm

Blue Prism Executive Panel

Get answers to your RPA questions directly from the executive team.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Drinks and canapes

Meet all our sponsoring partners.

Venue – Darling Island

48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Getting there

The venue may be accessed by boat, water taxi, ferry, light rail, bus or private transport.

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