April 27, Main Day One

10:30 am - 11:00 am EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

10:00 am - 10:30 am EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

11:00 am - 11:30 am EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

11:30 am - 11:45 am EST Comfort Break

11:45 am - 12:00 pm EST Welcome Orientation and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST OPENING KEYNOTE CASE STUDY Modernizing the World Bank’s Procurement Infrastructure with Digitization and Process Automation

Kenny Cheung - Chief Of Procurement, The World Bank Corporation

The World Bank Group is a leading development institution whose own corporate practices are leveraged to assist clients in 189 countries to reach their development goals. Its procurement team manages an annual spend over USD 2 billion with 34,000 vendors across 140 headquarters and country offices. Internally, it has pursued an enthusiastic innovation strategy to digitize its procurement process and identify automation opportunities. Chief of Procurement, Kenny Cheung, will discuss:

  • Investing in the right eProcurement and intelligent automation tools to meet the needs of the procurement team and the broader enterprise
  • The governance structure and projects centering the procurement team as an automation hub to road-test investments
  • Keeping the organization updated and engaged to spread awareness about the work and opportunities for involvement

Kenny Cheung

Chief Of Procurement
The World Bank Corporation

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST 45 Million Documents Per Year and 40% Savings in Processing Costs. Learn How Cognizant Leverages Intelligent Processing Automation to Solve Unstructured Data Challenges

Tom Wilde - CEO, Indico
Abhinav Kolhe - Senior Director / Digital Strategy & Automation Solutions, Cognizant

As part of its business process solution offering for a major real estate property data provider, Cognizant processes 45 Million title and deed documents from 3500 counties across the United States. Historically processed using manual data entry, Cognizant sought to automate the intake, classification and extraction of these documents to capture cost savings and throughput acceleration. With Indico's Intelligent Processing Automation platform, Cognizant was able to build dozens of custom models capable of classifying and extracting these documents spanning over 150,000 different document varieties.


Tom Wilde



Abhinav Kolhe

Senior Director / Digital Strategy & Automation Solutions

As automations scale enterprise-wide, automation leaders are looking at ways to re-imagine the enterprise starting with automated systems. Instead of taking human processes and automating them, this panel discussion will look at how processes, functions and the enterprise as a whole can be re-designed with a bot in mind, and how this will ultimately produce more customer centric (and employee centric) outcomes.

  • From data to automation and the future of work, where do our panelists see their enterprise in 5 years’ time?
  • How should automation leaders readjust their technology roadmaps to be more flexible and agile?
  • How can technologies like process discovery provide opportunities for process re-engineering?
  • What is one piece of advice each panelist would give to automation leaders who are re-imagining enterprises with automation as the foundation?

Stefan Rank

Director Global Innovation


Shelly Blakeman

Vice President, Enterprise Portfolio Delivery Services
Bank of the West (part of BNP Paribas)


Vivek Goel

Vice President Automation, Reengineering and Transformation
UnitedHealth Group


Reggie Twigg

Director Solution Marketing


Uri Kogan - VP of Product Marketing, AppZen

Similar to a roundtable IRL, a V-IDG is a discussion held over video chat. Kept to smaller groups of 5 or less so that everyone is able to visually connect, V-IDGs help senior business leaders get face-to-face time with like-minded people, experiencing similar current challenges. When executive decision makers are facing many of the shared problems across departments, industries, and countries, it’s imperative that they share their found pieces of the jig-saw puzzle. Only then can they collectively start piecing together the whole picture.

TOPIC: What’s beyond automation? How AI can Take you from Good to Great

  • Automation technologies like RPA, analytics, and workflow tools have been a boon to back office finance teams the world over, and for good reason
  • But — despite enormous energy and investment – they only solve many team’s challenges halfway
  • The challenge of making the processing of manual, non-PO invoices as easy as processing electronic, PO-backed invoices remains
  • Learn the difference between automation and expertise-driven AI, and why AI can take you to the next level


Uri Kogan

VP of Product Marketing

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST Comfort Break

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm EST 1:1 Matched Business Meetings

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm EST Close of Day One