WorkFusion
ASCEND
Summit
New York City
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THURSDAY, MAY 17

8:00am
Registration, Networking & Exhibition Alley Open
9:00am
WorkFusion Welcome
Adam Devine, SVP Marketing, WorkFusion
9:05am
Customer Story: A Case Study of Automation at Its Best
Eugene Roman, CTO, Canadian Tire
9:35am
WorkFusion Keynote

WorkFusion's CEO & President, Alex Lyashok to announce exciting product news highlighting the exciting features and capabilities.

Alex Lyashok, CEO & President, WorkFusion
10:30am
Networking Break in Exhibition Alley
11:00am
Panel: The Fastest Path to AI

WorkFusion’s SVP of Engineering, Marc Aché, our customers and partners discuss how Everyday AI makes automating complex work simpler and where businesses that haven’t yet used AI see the greatest potential to put it to work.

Marc Aché, SVP Engineering, WorkFusion
Theodor Piletski, Managing Principal, Intelligent Automation Consulting, EPAM
Sehr Saghir, Director RPA, Bank of Montreal
Anthony Russo, Director of Product Marketing , WorkFusion (moderator)
11:45am
Proof of Concept to Production: A Case Study of Applying WorkFusion to Enable Financial Crime Compliance in Banking.
Jeff Segebarth, VP Sales, North America, WorkFusion
Rakinder Sembhi, Principal, Deloitte
Adam Schabes, Managing Director AML Technology, Modeling and Analytic, Bank of Montreal
Adam Devine, SVP Marketing, WorkFusion (moderator)
12:15pm
Panel: Transforming the Customer Experience Through Innovation & Ingenuity

How WorkFusion's customers are leading the way through their long tradition of technology-led, best-in-class solutions to build the customer experience of the future.

Michael Daniels, Head of Operations Shared Services & Business Performance Improvement, Standard Bank
Rajesh Menon Pudukulangare, Partner, Infosys
Dan Pavlick, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services and Enterprise Architecture, PNC
Kerry Wang, Business Technology Leadership- Robotic Process Automation CoE Leader, Humana
Monica Jonas , SVP, Strategic Services, WorkFusion (moderator)
1:00pm
Lunch in the WorkFusion Lounge
1:45pm
The EnterpRISE Awards

Presenting this year's Ascend North American winners for excellence in Intelligent Automation impact.

1:55pm
Customer Story: Healthcare Success

Discover how back office automation is making room for even more focus on outcomes in healthcare, presented by one of the true leaders in tech-powered care.

Dr. David Tsay, M.D., Ph.D., NY Presbyterian
2:15pm
Analyst Insight: Trends in Intelligent Automation

Top Gartner analyst Fran Karamouzis distills volumes of hard-earned, industry-leading research into a crisp presentation about where AI-powered automation is going and how businesses can put it to work.  

Fran Karamouzis, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
3:00pm
Networking Break in Exhibition Alley
3:30pm
Keynote

Renowned author, change agent and advisor Tom Davenport brings his high-impact executive guidance to Ascend in a powerful presentation about using Intelligent Automation to transform a business.

Tom Davenport, Professor, Author
4:30pm
Customer Story: Turning High-Volume Data Into Smarter Automation

Learn best practices and better outcomes from AI-powered RPA.

Abhaya Gupta , EVP & Global Head of Tech Practices, Capgemini
Raj Panishetty, Automation Technology Leader, Wells Fargo
Dave Mayer, Principal Analyst, AI & RPA, Nelson Hall
Adam Devine (moderator), SVP Marketing, WorkFusion
5:15pm
Roundtable: From Pilot to Production

Hear why Intelligent Automation is simple to start and simple to scale.

Marc Aché, SVP Engineering, WorkFusion
Dave Kaplowitz, Director, Site Reliability, WorkFusion
James Ki , Senior Manager, Advisory Services , EY
Glenn Parkinson, Partner, Strategy & Operations , EY
5:45pm
Hackathon Presentation & Winner Announced

See the results and winners of the all-day Hackathon.

6:00pm
Closing Remarks & Evening Dinner Reception

Join us for a top notch dinner reception to network with fellow executives and partners and enjoy exclusive entertainment.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

9:00am
Advisory Services Welcome
Jennifer Valenti, VP, Client Strategy and Transformation, WorkFusion
9:15am
Organizational Readiness

Success goes beyond the use case identified – it includes organizational alignment, honest assessment of your success factors and a knowledge of what’s ahead. 

Jennifer Valenti, VP, Client Strategy and Transformation, WorkFusion
9:45am
Book of Work

The automation book of work is a powerful tool in your arsenal to source and plan for change throughout your organization. Learn how a data-driven book of work assessment can identify not only viable cost-centers for automation, but also become a method for groundswell use case identification.

Laura M Veldhuis, Sr. Engagement Manager, WorkFusion
10:30am
Networking Break
11:00am
Panel: Best practices - Partner POV to drive Automation Initiatives
Melissa Edwards, Managing Director, KPMG
Monica Jonas, SVP, Strategic Services, WorkFusion (moderator)
Jessica Radow, Director, Infosys
11:45am
Consolidating Your Digital Operations Outlook 

Learn how to utilize WorkFusion's analytics at hand to manage your digital workforce

Kyle Hoback, Director, Market Enablement, WorkFusion
12:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm
Scaling Strategies: Power User

Learn how to scale your IA program by leveraging your internal talent to master business-led automation. ​

The Power User session will review how to select candidates, the training and skills required, and the success your organization can achieve by implementing it. 

Michael Daniels , Head of Operations Shared Services & Business Performance Improvement, Standard Bank
Jennifer Valenti, VP, Client Strategy and Transformation, WorkFusion
2:00pm
Networking Break
2:20pm
Scaling Strategies: Agile Mindset

Adopting a transformative technology has inherent challenges -- learn why an agile mindset signals program success, protects your ROI and how to adopt its principles beyond IA delivery. 

Jennifer Valenti, VP, Client Strategy and Transformation, WorkFusion
Ilya Vadeiko, VP, Global Program & Delivery Management, WorkFusion
3:50pm
Day Ends

9:00am
Applying Automation to Your Business Process

Learn how to articulate the full process for your solution design. See solution examples and demos for banking, insurance and healthcare. 

Ryan Buttacavoli, Director, North American Solutions Consulting, WorkFusion
Ryan Peters, Senior Solutions Consultant, WorkFusion
10:00am
Panel: Solutioning Q&A

Learn best practices from WorkFusion's Solutions Consulting team.

Ryan Buttacavoli, Director, North America Solutions Consultants, WorkFusion
Kyle Hoback, Director, Market Enablement, WorkFusion
Ryan Peters, Senior Solutions Consultant, WorkFusion
Anthony Russo (moderator), Director of Product Marketing, WorkFusion
10:45am
Networking Break
11:15am
Know Before You Go - Effort Estimation

How to estimate WorkFusion Implementations. 

Brian Briggs , Director, EMEA/APAC Solutions Consulting, WorkFusion
Fiodar Ryzhykau, Lead Delivery Manager, WorkFusion
12:05pm
Panel: Planning Effort & Resources

Hear from our WorkFusion partners on setting up an implementation for success. 

Abhinav, Kolhe, Cognizant
Brijesh Singh, Robotics and Cognitive Automation Leader , Deloitte Consulting
Pavel Kotsikau, WF Competency Lead, IA Practice, EPAM
Fiodar Ryzhykau, Lead Delivery Manager, WorkFusion
Brian Briggs (moderator), WorkFusion
12:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm
Delivering Automation on Time & on Budget
James Ki, Senior Manager, Advisory Services , EY
Glenn Parkinson, EY
Ilya Vadeiko, VP, Global Program & Delivery Management, WorkFusion
2:15pm
Panel: Automation Delivery
Gaurav Jayaswal, Virtusa
Glenn Parkinson, EY
Fiodar Ryzhykau, Lead Delivery Manager, WorkFusion
Anthony Russo, Director of Product Marketing , WorkFusion (moderator
2:45pm
Networking Break
3:05pm
WorkFusion Product Blitz
  • Scaling
  • Installation
  • AutoML
  • OCR
Marc Aché, SVP, Engineering, WorkFusion
Pooja Gupta, Director, Product Management, WorkFusion
Andrew Tomin, Product Manager, Platform, WorkFusion
Heorhi Stsefanovich, Product Manager, AI, WorkFusion
3:35pm
End of Day