Programme List - IT Leaders' Forum - Preparing for an automated future


Event Programme

8.45 – 9.15

Registration and breakfast

9.15 – 9.20

Welcome and opening remarks
Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

9.20 – 9.50

Keynote: RPA: IT's biggest threat or biggest opportunity?
James Dening, VP Europe, Automation Anywhere

  • Why RPA is seen as a threat by IT, but as an opportunity by the business
  • How IT leaders can harness RPA and put governance in place
  • How to most effectively work with business leaders to scale with RPA

9.50 – 10.20

Case study: GSK and RPA: An Ongoing Journey
John Johnston, Director of Global Applications Development, GSK


  • An overview of the journey that GSK is taking in adoption RPA. 
  • 4 months into the journey: what has GSK achieved, the challenges they've faced and where they are going next.


10.20 – 10.45

Morning break and networking

10.45 – 11.10

Case study: Raising robots: Experian's hub-and-spoke robotics centre of excellence
Jason Cox, Senior IT Specialist, Experian
  • How has your organisation started its journey to automation?
  • Will the implementation of AI increase efficiency?
  • What is the long term impact automation will have on your industry?

11.10 – 11.55
Panel discussion: The impact of automation on business
James Dening, VP Europe, Automation Anywhere
Finbarr Joy, Group CTO, Superbet
Sejal Modi, Automation Test Developer, Hermes Investment Management 
Federico Olivieri, Network Automation Engineer, Ticketmaster
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer
  • How is automation transforming the workforce?
  • Will the impact automation has on the workforce lead to greater profit generation?
  • What are the implications of automation on jobs and will this negatively impact the economy?

11.55 – 12.00

Closing remarks
Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch break and networking

*Please note this programme is subject to change