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Orchestrating HyperAutomation – Detroit, MI

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Did you know that Hyperautomation is the #1 strategic technology trend for 2020 according to Gartner?

What is Hyperautomation? 

Automation is getting more intelligent, and more complex to orchestrate.  Hyperautomation deals with the application of advanced technologies, including Robotic Process Automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to increasingly automate processes and augment humans

Hear from K2, Ashling Partners & UiPath on how intelligent automation can be orchestrated to provide end-to-end process efficiency and put your business into hyperspeed.


Event Date & Time: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Meridian Building (Microsoft Technology Center), 1 Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226

Who should attend?

  • Leaders of RPA, Intelligent Automation, and Process improvement initiatives
  • Business Unit leaders including Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Procurement and HR
  • IT leaders that design and support intelligent automation solutions
  • Curious minds

K2 UiPath Ashling Partners


Welcome/Opening Remarks

Ashling Partners | Orchestrated Automation for the Manufacturing Industry

Image of Marshall SiedSpeaker: Marshall Sied , Co-founder of Ashling Partners.

Abstract: We will discuss the value and need for orchestrated hyperautomation, key stages and technologies needed to cross the business value chasm, specific use cases and how to get started. This presentation will focus on the details of the automation journey and the action items required to start and scale intelligent automation capabilities.

UiPath | Enhancing & Extending the Intelligent Automation Journey

Abstract: We will explore the Automation First Mindset of Enterprise RPA and provide an overview of how it will define & transform the future of work that drives business value using intelligent automation by leveraging a connected ecosystem of the latest AI technologies & RPA together. We will drill into what RPA is, how it works, and why an orchestrated approach is important for the manufacturing industry. Nathan Welch

Nathan Welch Strategic and customer-focused technology professional with over 15 years of successful experience guiding strategy for the full life-cycle of technology products and program applications with successes in designing, developing, implementing, and supporting digital transformation software solutions for diverse clients.  Currently leading a team of RPA professionals defining the digital workforce of tomorrow by enabling RPA implementations for some of the world’s largest companies.  Nathan is responsible for empowering UiPath customers to achieve business value and significant ROI for their digital workforce by maximizing the adoption, self-sufficiency and business outcomes of their RPA & UiPath software investments through proven deployment methodology and strategic guidance.

 K2 | Controlling the Chaos via Workflow Orchestration

Brian Keener K2Abstract: We’ll discuss how K2 can be used to orchestrate AI, RPA, and humans together into a holistic solution – without writing code!  Specifically, we will show different scenarios where a workflow may be needed to wrangle AI and RPA, and also discuss how we can integrate with these providers using our SmartObject technology.  Towards the end, we’ll see just how much time you can save when combining ABBYY, UiPath, and K2 together to implement a truly intelligent solution around Invoice Processing.

Speaker: Brian Keener is a Senior Technical Specialist at K2, he loves diving into cutting-edge technology and aligning it to practical use-cases.  He has 10 years of experience automating processes with K2’s DPA platform.  A few of the processes David has helped digitize include:  Manufacturing Change Management, Factory Shipping Requests, Master Data Management, Internal Auditing, Invoice Processing, and Capital Expenditures – each one delivering tremendous value and time-savings across the organization.

Commodity Price Monitoring use case demonstration

The Overview: Watch how leveraging technologies across the hyperautomation space can address a commonly manual and critical manufacturing process

The Process: Commodity Pricing is a common process within manufacturing that has ripple effects throughout an organization if not handled with speed and accuracy. Procurement activities and downstream product pricing and operations rely on accurate and vetted pricing of raw materials.

The Moderators: 
Ryan Mac
Business Process Transformation lead
Jim McClowry
Digital Process Automation & Workflow lead

3:15-4:00pm Client Panel | Lessons for your peers in the intelligent automation journey

Abstract: We will close the day with an interactive discussion with individuals that represent Intelligent Automation programs at large organizations who have had both successes and lessons learned in orchestrating automation.  There will be a varying degree of adoption, maturity, and technologies deployed to achieve outcomes across the panel.  This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you may have for those that are living the orchestration discussed.

The Panelists: 
Brandi Corbello
Senior Director, Business Transformation | Intelligent Automation COE lead | Cushman & Wakefield
Rachel Boudrie
Director of Accounts Payable | La-Z-Boy Corporation
Krissy Grant
Finance Manager | NSK Corporation



February 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Orchestrating HyperAutomation – Detroit, MI
1 Campus Martius

Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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