Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday 4 December 2017

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop A: Launching RPA Pilot Projects - Proof of Concept (POC) and Result Analysis

Abhishek Verma, Vice president & APAC Lead - Operational Excellence, A leading global financial services firm
Early adopters who look for quick, viable results in cost savings and efficiency often dive straight into RPA with a complete process transformation. Through RPA pilot projectsadvancement, organisations can learn, foresee potential technical and commercialchallenges,fix them, gain the right support from management and staff, and gradually implement RPA across the enterprise to ensure longtermsuccess.
This step-by-step interactive workshop weighs up the benefits and risks of pressingforward with robotics, covers a tick list of what you should be assessing and covers othernecessary knowledge to ensure the success of your RPA pilot projects.
Learning outcomes:
· Understanding the basics of RPA, its potential approaches and benefits
· Evaluating risks and how to manage them
· Engaging stakeholders in identifying opportunities for RPA implementation
· Planning a successful RPA pilot initiative: Outlining the proof of concept, testing the solution and analysing results
· Re-evaluate operating model and overall technology architecture

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Abhishek Verma

Vice president & APAC Lead - Operational Excellence
A leading global financial services firm

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop B: Mastering Process Redesign & Vendor Selection

Abhishek Verma, Vice president & APAC Lead - Operational Excellence, A leading global financial services firm
Not all processes are suitable for robotic process automation. Without understanding yourorganisation’s processes clearly and choosing the right process to automate, successfulbusiness transformation will never be achieved with the narrow objective of automationalone. Vendor selection is the next most important step in implementing RPA. RPA consulting firms and technology providers all claim they are the best in the market. However what are really their differences? RPA projectleaders need to consider their organisation’s vision and business operations to ensure abest-fit.
This workshop covers insights on transforming your processes and selecting the rightvendor that can match your RPA objectives.
Learning Outcomes:
· Assessing your processes based on complexity, applications involved, technology and geographical location of process owners
· Identifying the process and deciding between end-to-end integrationor partial integration with RPA
· Defining the vendor selection criteria
· Understanding the key differences of the common RPA solutions providers offerings
· Weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing RPA vs. developing in-house RPA capabilities
· Post RPA implementation: Monitoring and tracking the performance of your processesand vendors

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Abhishek Verma

Vice president & APAC Lead - Operational Excellence
A leading global financial services firm