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4:00 PM – 4:05 PM (AEDT)

Welcome Address

Andrew Groth


Future Forward
Powering New Opportunities with AI and Automation
Speaker: Andrew Groth, Executive Vice President, Region Head – Australia & New Zealand, Industry Head – Financial Services, Asia Pacific, Infosys

Digital transformation has been the rallying cry in every enterprise after businesses encountered complex financial and operational challenges during the pandemic. It emerged as a game-changer in the “new reality” and highlighted the role of technology as business differentiators to enable enterprises to expand, improve their current products and services, and create innovative strategies.

The promise of accelerated innovation, scale, and growth in endless ways, while addressing the changing needs of the customer and the market has made AI & automation the most significant digital transformation drivers. The investments in these technologies have seen a steep growth indicating the shift from being a “good-to-have” initiative to becoming top of the list business imperative.

The disruption caused by the pandemic exposed the gaps in digital transformation initiatives, and businesses have now realized the need to move from an experimental phase to the mainstream making intelligent solutions the mainstay of enterprise growth and digital transformation plans. Additionally, it has also become clear that realizing the full potential of AI & Automation solutions requires speed and scale to deliver greater value to the customer and the enterprise.

A perfect blend of the right technology and the right strategy will guide us forward to a future that has a more innovative and leaner enterprise capable of balancing stability, scalability, and innovation.

Sateesh Seetharamiah

CXO Panel

Pushing the Frontiers of Innovation
A Path to Digital Dominance with AI and Automation
Moderator: Sateesh Seetharamiah, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Edge Products
Panel Members:
N.T. Arunkumar, Country Managing Director (India) & Head of Innovation, Global Business Services, Telstra
Pankaj Purohit, Senior Executive Group Vice President, Information Technology, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited
Raja Shah, Senior Vice President & Industry Head, CMT & SURE, APAC & MEA, Infosys
Leslie Joseph, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Recent events have demonstrated that risk is more of a rule than an exception, where businesses need to be forever agile and responsive to stay ahead of the curve during any kind of disruption. This approach can be translated into a strategy that espouses the use of technologies like AI and automation to improve the future of digital transformation and offer more innovative ways than ever before to address business challenges.

Driving value with these advanced technologies is not elusive. When done right, Intelligent Automation & AI can bring a host of benefits, from reinventing processes and functions to redefining the workforce. According to reports, companies that make extensive changes to many processes for AI & Automation adoption are 5x more likely to realize significant financial gains.

As the digital revolution takes shape, enterprises that strategically leverage these technologies will be able to drive higher cost reduction, process efficiency, data intelligence translating into better customer experience, and higher top and bottom-line growth, to thrive in disruption.

Discover transformational opportunities and drive exponential returns! All in all, leveraging the power of Intelligent Automation & AI holds enormous promise.

Are you geared up to push the frontiers of innovation?

Deepak Kumar

Product Showcase

Unlocking Enterprise Document Intelligence
Embrace the Smarter Approach to Business Decision Making
Deepak Kumar, Associate Vice President, APAC, EdgeVerve
Sathish EV, Associate Director – Product Management, EdgeVerve

Join us as we unveil XtractEdge, an AI-based platform that optimizes the document extraction, processing, and comprehension pipeline to help enterprises unlock business value faster.

XtractEdge provides superior AI-powered document processing, enabling enterprises to achieve faster time to value and improved productivity, leverage insights and information to drive effective business outcomes, and stay compliant with industry regulations.

Praveen Kombial

Panel Discussion

The Intelligent Enterprise – Moving from Complexity to Possibility
Scaling AI to Harness Insights from Documents in the Next Normal
Moderator: Praveen Kombial, Global Head of Sales – Edge Products
Panel Members:
Anthony Larratt, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Jaggaer
Arvind Sankaran, Digital Finance Expert
Roger Gibson, Managing Partner – Asia Pacific, Infosys Consulting
Anil Vijayan, Partner, Everest Group

Digital transformation took a big step forward when AI and Machine Learning went mainstream and offered innovative ways to address business challenges. Many business possibilities that were inconceivable only a few years back are now possible twofold. As the digital revolution takes shape, AI & Automation are at the center and bound to become indispensable, accelerating innovation, scale, and growth in endless ways. AI & Automation technologies have come a long way and are fast becoming the essence, enabling transformation in unpredictable ways.

Aside from boosting productivity and improving operational efficiency, these technologies can help drive profits through the digital transformation initiatives by enabling better use of data, a huge chunk of which is trapped in documents. Information derived from this data can help businesses expand, improve their current products and services, and create innovative strategies. With organizations staring at a massive manual effort, high costs, and lost opportunities due to the lack of relevant information in real-time, AI can be a game-changer and open doors to a wealth of rich insights critical for faster and easier decision making without the need for time-intensive, manual extraction of information from documents.

How can enterprises use AI-based solutions to comprehend a deluge of data trapped in documents to uncover underlying business value? How can they leverage these insights and information to drive effective business outcomes?

The pandemic has made it clear that digital intelligence and automation are the only solutions that can make businesses agile and responsive. Get ready for the new phase of digital transformation with Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the core.

N Shashidhar

Product Showcase

Powering Connected Automation for the Enterprise
N Shashidhar, Global Product Head – AssistEdge, EdgeVerve
Shrikant Deo, Director and Lead – Product Management, EdgeVerve

Join us as N Shashidhar introduces AssistEdge 19.0 to help customers thrive in their digital transformation journey.

AssistEdge, a cohesive automation platform, enables enterprises to scale in their automation journey. It offers enterprises a comprehensive suite of products enabling them to drive initiatives around process discovery, Intelligent Automation, and digital workforce orchestration.

4:55 PM – 5:25 PM (AEST)

Panel Discussion

Hitting a Home Run with Process Intelligence
Ensuring Automation Success with Data
Moderator: Glenn VanLandingham, VP – Head – Solution Consulting, EdgeVerve
James Dening, CEO, Minit
Dennis Gada, SVP, Industry Head, Infosys
Maureen Fleming, Program VP, Worldwide Intelligent Process Automation Market Research and Advisory Service, IDC

With the exponential growth of data today, enterprises are leveraging the power of advanced technologies like Automation to transform operations enterprise-wide. Enterprises need to move beyond automating repetitive, manual tasks to implementing Process Intelligence to redefine possibilities and determine the best path forward.

Reports showed that utilizing Process Discovery is very much a ‘front of mind’ objective for 2021; and 26% are already utilizing it; 35% are currently investing/planning to invest in the near future.

The powerful combination of Process Mining and Process Discovery to guide enterprises in their Automation efforts, driving significant results, cannot be undermined. By identifying processes to automate, enterprises can not only streamline workflows but also unlock automation success — an essential part of the digital transformation journey.

How can enterprises enable data-fueled customer journeys? How can organizations make sense of the voluminous amount of data? How can organizations identify automation opportunities in an ever-evolving business environment?

Get ready for a new paradigm of enterprise automation — Process Intelligence that will prepare the organization for future disruption.

Glenn McGrath

Keynote by Glenn McGrath

Former Australian Cricketer & McGrath Foundation President

Moderator: Glenn VanLandingham, VP – Head – Solution Consulting, EdgeVerve
Glenn McGrath, Former Australian Cricketer & McGrath Foundation President

Glenn McGrath has achieved many milestones throughout his illustrious cricket career and through his role as President of the McGrath Foundation. Glenn and his late wife Jane commenced The McGrath Foundation to address the chronic shortage of Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia particularly in Rural and Regional Australia. The foundation currently has over 100 McGrath Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia and has helped change the lives of Australian women fighting breast cancer.

McGrath’s success to date has seen him become one of Australia’s most popular and well respected athletes. His personal courage and on field success has seen him constantly sought after by the media and he is one of the most iconic faces in Australia today. In 2009 and 2010 he was named as one of Australia’s most trusted people. McGrath has taken more wickets than any other Australian bowler in One Day Internationals and is currently fifth on the all-time Test Match wicket list. Glenn was the first Australian bowler to play in 200 One-Day Internationals and the first Australian Fast Bowler to play in 100 Test matches.

Glenn announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2006. His Test career came to an end after the 5th Ashes test in Sydney, while the 2007 World Cup marked the end of his One-Day career.

In 2008 Glenn was named as a member of the Order of Australia for ‘service to cricket as a player’ and later that year he was the recipient of the NSW Australian of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the McGrath Foundation and his contribution to cricket. Glenn also played in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 Tournament for the Delhi Daredevils in 2008 and 2009.

4:55 PM – 5:25 PM (AEST)

Celebrity Keynote by Celebrity Speaker

Carl Lewis – In conversation with Deepak Padaki, Executive Vice President, Group Head – Strategy, M&A and Chief Risk Officer, Infosys

1:50 PM – 2:10 PM (UTC/AEST)

Breakout 1

Automation from a Practitioner’s Perspective
John Boyle, Senior Manager, Central Business Intelligence, Lumen
Guha R, AVP – Senior Director – Product Management, EdgeVerve

Breakout 2

Automation Factory: The Secret Sauce to Scaling Automation
Rahul Goyal, AVP – Senior Director and Head, Product Service Delivery, EdgeVerve

Breakout 3

Connected Automation – AssistEdge Architecture
Coutinho Savio Anthony, AVP – Senior Director – Product Engineering, EdgeVerve
Amit Karoliwal, Associate Director – Product Architecture

6:30 PM – 6:35 PM (AEDT)

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Sneha Harishchandra, Associate Manager – Client Services, EdgeVerve

About APAC AdvantEdge 2021

APAC AdvantEdge 2021 is an exclusive Automation and AI virtual event that aims to inspire, explore and connect fellow CXOs, Business and IT leaders of leading brands committed to unlocking unlimited possibilities that AI and Automation offer to transform businesses. You will also witness inspiring keynotes from leaders across industries, who will deep dive into how enterprises can design and deliver a unified digital transformation with AI and Automation.

With digital transformation at the heart of large enterprises, AI and Automation are emerging as must-have technologies to thrive amidst the disruption. As part of this exclusive event, you can hear experts share real-world insights from AI and Automation initiatives, define transformation objectives, and enable growth strategies.

We’re excited to have you join our exclusive community event to brainstorm and exchange ideas on the next big thing in AI and Automation!

The message, for those who’ve chosen to listen, is loud and clear: the intelligence revolution is here to stay – Are you ready?


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