Jan 20

Overview of the event

Robotic process automation (RPA) technology is the next frontier for businesses looking to streamline processes, increase productivity and ultimately improve the bottom-line.

RPA typically uses artificial intelligence to handle repetitive, rules-based, back-office tasks. And the market is about to experience a period of "explosive" growth.

The RPA market grew 64 percent to $200 million last year and is expected to grow 70 to 90 percent by 2018 because successful pilot projects are inspiring buyer confidence in the technology, the consulting and research firm reports.

However, there are some barriers to adoption, such as IT departments concerned about data security and loss of control. Plus, “replacing staff with robots in some sectors, such as government, could become a political minefield.

Join us at RPA Summit in January to hear from subject matter experts currently evaluating RPA for their businesses in areas such as Finance, Procurement, HR, Outsourcing, Automation, etc.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference , Chennai (20 January, 2018)

X Topic Abstract

I'll be covering the past, what differentiates between robot/robotic processes v/s machines. What is the present and what holds in future and how can we get there.

Speaker Profile

Karan is organized and goal-oriented, with 12 years of experience in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, People Management , BPO Operations, training solutions & content management with a strong focus in on internal and external customers.

Domains expertise in- RPA, AI, Human Resource Outsourcing, Web Chat, Vendor Management, Banking & Customer Service

Analytical problem-solver, able to anticipate changes required in processes in dynamic environment and to create new systems that streamlines operations which reduces end to end processing timelines, resolves concerns and improves overall quality which ultimately achieves customer satisfaction

Have expertise in building effective and collaborative relationship with clients and teams. Have ability to see the big picture and align work to achieve company goals.

Have skills to delegate effectively and motivate team members to achieve on-time project completion.

X Topic Abstract

How to create an hybrid collaborative RPA model which involves both human and machine intelligence working in conjunction with the goal of maximizing efficiency and productivity in the Business process Operations.

Speaker Profile

Vijayashree currently heads the Center of Excellence group within the Intelligent Process Automation practice @ Cognizant Technology Solutions. This practice focuses on Digital transformation of the Digital Operations/ Business Processes group across various domains through Robotics automation and Cognitive technologies.

She has around 18 years of experience in the IT industry with expertise in Product Development, Business Process Re-engineering, Program Management with experience in varied Digital technologies which includes Web and Mobile platforms, Automation technologies, Cognitive , AI and Machine learning libraries/ platforms

In the current role, Vijayashree’s primary focus areas include

• Building for scale – Capability enablement on Robotics Automation technologies, define automation methodology guidelines and workbook to identify opportunities ,best practices definition and knowledge management,

• Delivering first of its kind – To lead key large automation delivery engagements using RPA, cognitive -NLP and NLG based solutions , development of solution accelerators and reusable components to accelerate development.

• Research labs – Emerging / new products, new concepts and platforms evaluation to reimagine Business processes and enable Digital Transformation in an efficient and effective way across Digital Operations

Prior to this role, she was leading the Product Management and Engineering groups within Trumobi- Cognizant’s EBA product venture on Enterprise mobility and H3 solutions within Digital Practise @ Cognziant.

Prior to Cognizant technologies, she was working @ InautixTechnologies close to 10 years and was leading Reengineering programs in the Banking and financial services domain.

X Topic Abstract

Dynamic changes in the global scenario demands for high level of automation in industries, to sustain in the market. Promoting knowledgeable and skilled workforce is the key factor that will influence the development and adaption of emerging automation technologies in Indian industries. India needs a focussed approach in the workforce development to meet the present and future industrial demands and robotics is one of the key technology areas which is likely to have visible impact on the economic progress.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates that over 2.5 million industrial robots will be at work in 2019, representing an average annual growth rate of 12% between 2016 and 2019 (International Federation of Robotics 2016). In the present scenario, robotics education and training is essential to promote manpower effectively and efficiently at all levels to ensure the positive impact of robots on employment, job quality and wages.

It requires interdisciplinary skills in systems, measurements, controls and computing. Courses on robotics and automation are to be introduced in the curriculum of interdisciplinary engineering programmes like Mechatronics and Manufacturing systems to improve employability skills of engineering graduates. This requires a proper alignment of theory courses with practical components to meet the prerequisite for learning the concepts of automation.

Standard certification programmes may be directly inducted in diploma and industrial training courses to overcome the shortage of skilled manpower. This presentation covers a case study on introducing Robotics in Mechatronics engineering programme and focuses on the issues related to teaching of interdisciplinary courses, industry interface, course alignment, assessment methods and updation of contents. This will be useful for industrial experts, researchers and academicians to understand the necessity for robotics education and the challenges.

Speaker Profile

Dr.D.Dinakaran obtained his Ph.D., in the field of Automation from College of Engineering, Anna University. He has about fifteen years of experience in teaching, research and industry in this filed. Presently he is professor and head of centre for automation and robotics, which is one of the research centres of Hindustan University and also heading Mechatronics Division. He has established two research laboratories in collaboration with Yaskawa Robotics and SMC Pneumatics in his centre.

At present he has four funded projects with Royal Academy of Engineering, British Council, UK, MTRDC-DRDO and Nelcast Ltd. He has joint research projects with leading Universities – WMG, Warwick University and Northampton University. He has completed consultancy projects in the field of automation and NDT. To his credit, he has published about 50 research papers in reputed International and National Journals. He had participated and presented about 40 technical papers in prestigious conferences . He also delivered invited talks in prestigious forums like Visiting Professor's Conference-UK, CVRDE, DRDO , CII Conference, VIT etc. The article 'Technology for People' published in Indian Express written by him brought attention by many people and organizations to discuss about the technological gap between societal needs and technology advancements.

He has conducted many training programmes in the field of robotics, NDT and CNC for graduates and industrial engineers as a coordinator and resource person. He is guiding 8 research scholars and three have completed their Ph.D. He has been awarded as Young Technology Faculty by EET India for his research and academic excellence. He is an executive member of condition monitoring society of India and member of IEEE, IET, ISNT, ISTE and AUVSI.

X Topic Abstract

Leveraging on RPA for Increased Productivity and Labor Costs. Capitalizing on a robotics system's ability to provide high precision for improved quality + Share latest trends on Industry 4.0 – Automation and Robotics

Speaker Profile

Yahya Rasheed is a Global Practice Leader for LEAN Enablement, RPA, Risk Mitigation & Analytics at DXC Technology. He is an entrepreneurial Tech Industry veteran with over 19+ years of experience in Business Operations, Account management and Robotics & Automation space with a deep knowledge of structure and processes. He has held several leadership positions within Hewlett Packard spread across different businesses. Yahya has lead the Program Management for Robotics & Automation initiative across Hewlett Packard Shared Services and BPS functions cutting across different transactional processes to achieve significant efficiencies. He has published 2 whitepapers and is recognized as a Thought Leader in the Shared Services and BPS Space.

X Topic Abstract

I will be talking on Industry use cases pertaining to HR processes and Insurance claims processes for healthcare couples with AI.

Speaker Profile

A multi-faceted global business leader with more than 19 years of experience in the area of Business Intelligence, Big data, Advanced Analytics, Robotics Process Automation and research in Decision Science with high Mathematical & Statistical orientation. Playing strategic role in the IT industry spanning across Information Management Strategy, Technical Sales and High end Technology Solutions architecting. Built lasting Global Alliance Partnerships and Customer Relationships through a solution oriented and consultative approach substantiated with measurable metrics through out.

Evangelized, architected and monetized a full fledged Robotics Process Automation Analytics solutions for various industry verticals embedding Machine and Deep learning models. Excellent experience in GENOME Variation exploration for genetic prioritization based on annotations, genotype and relationships in the field of DRUG discovery and post launch analysis for life sciences organizations in the US. Innovated self learning / healing analytical models in the field of actuarial science using deterministic and stochastic models for BFSI domain. Excellent experience in Aerospace and Manufacturing domain (Automotive and Oil&Gas) in the Analytics horizontals. Consulting experience in single chassis HYPER-CONVERGENCE Architecture for complex COMPUTE, STORAGE & VIRTUALIZATION for Advanced Data analytics and IOT solutions.

Built and nurtured hi-geared analytics practice teams for global implementations for top 50 companies. Respected team player, life-style coach and mentor; have built large technical delivery teams infusing a culture of fun, ownership and high performance. Nurtured leaders being in the front and behind with the team contributing to their success and customer delight continuously.

X Topic Abstract

The RPA conference has a diverse array of subjects mainly in the Technical & business case space. This presentation would transcend Micro-Economics, Tech, HR, earlier implementation examples from real life. The lingering question is that, Are our jobs at risk? Would robots take away our jobs is not the title of a Science Fiction movie, but on the contrary it maybe a popular inhibition of the Services Industry professionals today.

The talk would focus on the Hypothesis of our jobs being taken away. Parallels & similar examples would be considered. The talk would touch upon past implementation examples and give a convincing answer to the question. Also further few supplementary queries would be answered as well. Overall this talk is definitely a no miss for an RPA expert or a beginner alike.

Link: http://www.iimnet.com/profiles/blogs/will-robots-take-away-our-jobs

Speaker Profile

Prabhakar MN started his career as a blue collar workman. He traversed an unbeaten path to complete MBA from a premier B school & now works as a Deputy General Manager at a leading Business & Services Provider. He has about 16 years work experience both in Manufacturing and Service Industries. He has served organizations like GE, Bosch etc. in functional and leadership roles of Quality, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Operations, Business Excellence, and Transformation & Transitions. Prabhakar MN also volunteers as global mentor at SCNext ISCEA, a supply chain forum for the youth of IITs/IIMs. He is also an associate member at ASQ. He has a variety of certifications ranging from Six Sigma Black belt to Automation.

X Topic Abstract

1: Demystifying Automation terms

2: Automation quick wins in Financial Services operations

3: Why RPA implementations go wrong

Speaker Profile

Rohit Garg started his career with Citibank Corporate Banking. In his current role as Vice President, Operations at RRD, he manages a number of large Financial Services teams. A specific area of interest for him is the rapid scaling of Financial/Banking Services operations to meet demand surges driven by Market or Compliance forces. More recently, he has championed RPA implementations across his business.

Rohit is a Mechanical Engineer from MNIT, Allahabad and holds Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.

X Topic Abstract

Being part of the team of early adopter since 2014 and having worked on multiple Pilot's/PoC's with a bunch of vendors across various domains & in different scales there has been a lot of lessons learnt. This session covers the way organizations need to view/approach Robotics automation in collaboration with other Digital technologies / Process methodologies, the overall organizational readiness for Robotics, key issues for large scale implementations and the overall sales pitch that Robotics implementers/product partners need to adapt for a successful RPA journey.

Speaker Profile

Vijay Ananthanarayanan is an Industrial Engineering & Management professional currently working as an Independent Process & TEchnology Consultant. His experience as an Solution Architect & Program manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in it's Robotics CoE journey helping both the company & it's external clients narrow the gap on its Digital transformation journey. His quest is to narrow the gap between Process & Technology and marry the Business needs to their digital transformation efforts that provides a long term win-win solution.

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Our Speakers

Prabhakar MN

Deputy General Manager, Business Excellence

A leading Business & Services provider

Rohit Garg

Vice President

RRD, Asia Operations

Yahya Rasheed

Global Leader - Risk & InfoSec | Design Thinker | AI & RPA | Strategy | Global Speaker | Author

DXC Technology

Vijay Ananthanarayanan

Independent Consultant

V3 Consulting

Vijayashree Natarajan

Sr. Director - Projects


Karan Kumar Puri

Digital Quality & Control Leader

GE Global Operations

Dr. D. Dinakaran

Professor & Head, Centre for Automation and Robotics

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Srinivasan Mohandass

Digital (M.A.C.S) Head, Data Science | RPA | Adv. Analytics | (Ph.D) & Vice President- Business Analytics

Eattributes Soft Technologies Private Ltd.

Our Pricing (January 20)

Group of 3 or more
Rs 6,000 + GST Till January 20
Early Bird
Rs 7,000 + GST Till December 20
Rs 8,000 + GST Till January 20

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Who can attend Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference in Chennai?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference Summit 2018 in Chennai is open to anyone who has an interest to streamline processes, increase productivity and ultimately improve the bottom-line.

Why to attend Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference in Chennai?

Understand the state of development of RPA technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Join us at RPA Summit in January to hear from subject matter experts currently evaluating RPA for their businesses in areas such as Finance, Procurement, HR, Outsourcing, Automation, etc.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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