Programme List - IT Leaders' Forum - Automation: Streamlining your essential business processes



Event Programme


8.30 – 9.00

Registration and breakfast

9.00 – 9.05

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

9.05 – 9.20

Computing research: Stop before you print: The final barrier to digital transformation
Peter Gothard, Technology Analyst, Incisive Media

Despite the phrase on everyone's lips being "digital transformation", most organisations still use a combination of print and electronic communications, despite the wealth of paperless methods now available in even the least advanced modern office.
New Computing research shows the current reality of paper in the modern workplace and what organisations need to be doing to shift it.

9.20 – 9.50

Keynote: The Art of the Possible: The Digital Mailroom
Barry Meaden, Head of Scanning Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Learn how you can improve experience, enable efficiency and ensure compliance with automation in the digital mailroom. This presentation will look at the compelling future of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) of inbound documentation.

9.50 – 10.15

Intelligent Automation: Driving the mailroom digital transformation
Chris Huff, Chief Strategy Officer, Kofax

Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us. The way we do work is evolving and automation is leading the change. Recently, RPA has become one of the more popular automation solutions. This session will focus on the next wave of RPA called Intelligent Automation (IA). IA builds upon RPA by adding complimentary automation services such as intelligent-OCR, mobile capture, machine learning and advanced analytics to drive scale and enterprise value.

10.15 – 10.40

Morning break and networking

10.40 – 11.05

Demo: Intelligent Automation at work
Chris Huff, Chief Strategy Officer, Kofax

Kofax will provide an interactive and live demo of Intelligent Automation (IA) at work. This session will show how Kofax IA digitises and automates critical operations resulting in significant efficiencies in record time-to-value.

11.05 – 11.30

End-user case study: Automation in action
Federico Olivieri, Network  Automation Engineer, Ticketmaster
  • Exploring network visibility and telemetry problems. 
  • Understanding what we need and finding the right tools for automation. 
  • How to monitor the network using open-source tools.
  • Creating an approachable interface for non-tech people.

11.30 – 12.10 

Panel discussion: Effectively automating the enterprise
Barry Meaden, Head of Scanning Solutions, Pitney Bowes
Tanya Gillingham, Automation Test Engineer Specialist, Barclays
Tony McKenna, Director of IT, Gowling WLG
Jana Novohradska, Digital Transformation Architect, Mizuho Bank
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Group News Editor, Computing, V3 & The Inquirer
  • What processes are you automating already and what are you looking at automating in the future?
  • Have you saved money through the implementation of RPA and do you foresee a rapid increase in companies utilising the technology?
  • What are the cultural implications of automation and how do you deal with this?

12.10 – 12.15

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

12.15 – 13.15

Lunch break and networking