Transform 2019


Where? The Hilton, Union Square, Downtown San Francisco When? July 10-11, 2019
Questions about Transform 2019? Contact us at events@venturebeat.com

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© 2019 VentureBeat Transform, the AI Conference of the Year.

July 10 - 11 | San Francisco | The Hilton, Union Square

INTELLIGENT RPA

AND AUTOMATION

Transform 2019

Join the AI thought leaders for two days of powerful talks and unbeatable networking.

explore the stages

General session: Day One

Wednesday

July 10th

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast presented by Bold360

9:00 am

Continental 1-4

Welcome - Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat

Opening Remarks - Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

9:15 am

Continental 1-4

Vanja Josifovski, CTO, Homes, Airbnb

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

9:40 am

Continental 1-4

Julie Choi, VP, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Intel,

Jessica Wang, VP Marketing, Mixpanel

Women in AI Breakfast Recap

9:50 am

Continental 1-4

AJ Abdallat, CEO, Beyond Limits

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

10:15 am

Continental 1-4

Kevin Scott, EVP & CTO, Microsoft

Moderator: Deepak Agarwal, VP of Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn

Fireside Chat

10:40 am

Continental 1-4

Tech Showcase Demos

Companies: Cognitive Scale, Applied Brain Research, integrate.ai, AI Foundry, D-ID

11:10 am

Networking Break for industry verticals (Expo Ballroom):

  • Gaming

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail/Commerce

  • Finance

  • Health

  • Energy/Manufacturing 

  • Government

How to prepare for a Machine Learning-infused future for enterprise process automation
Once you've successfully scaled an robotic process automation (RPA) implementation, the next step is to make it smarter -- by letting processes learn to get better. Hear how CenturyLink has leveraged RPA to improve process efficiencies, customer and employee satisfaction and more, but is now preparing itself for an AI future. Learn about how a modern intelligent RPA system looks like from both a tech perspective but also organizationally -- ensuring everyone in the organization is onboard.
 
PD Singh, Vice President of AI, UiPath & Brian Bond, VP of Consumer & Small Business Repair of CenturyLink
Moderator: Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research
PANEL

11:45 - 12:10 pm

Imperial A

The Enterprise Automation Journey: Lessons learned with E&J Gallo
Ted Shelton, Chief Customer Officer, Catalytic & Chad Rich, Sr. Director IT, Commerical Applications & Innovation, E. & J. Gallo Winery

PANEL 

12:10 - 12:35 pm

Imperial A

Panel of intelligent RPA customers: Major enterprises discuss the deployment challenges, opportunities, and wins

The vast majority of companies who use RPA say it is getting them wins, and that new Machine Learning and AI technologies are allowing them to make smarter decisions to get still more wins. Here’s a look at the architecture and deployment governance decisions that smart companies are using to do this.

Herve Coureil, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric,

John Cottongim, Automation Director, Mars

Moderator: Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research

PANEL 

3:30 - 3:55 pm

Imperial A

Delivering automation at scale: From demand generation to running a successful bot operation

Leaving the POC phase behind to deliver your automation program at scale provides a new set of challenges and demands on your organization. John Cottongim, Automation Director at Mars, will discuss how Mars created and then accelerated an Automation program, from forming a COE to delivering enterprise scale in under 12 months.

John Cottongim, Automation Director, Mars

PANEL 

4:40 - 5:05 pm

Imperial A

5:30 pm

General session: Day two

Thursday

July 11th

8:00 am

9:05 am

Continental 1-4

9:10 am

Continental 1-4

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Overview

Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Hub

9:20 am

Continental 1-4

John Fremont, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Hypergiant

Moderator: Heidi Messer, Cofounder and Chairperson, Collective[i]

Fireside Chat

9:45 am

Continental 1-4

Hilary Mason, GM, Machine Learning, Cloudera

Khari Johnson, Staff Writer, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

10:15 am

Continental 1-4

10:40 am

Continental 1-4

Tech Showcase Demos

Companies: Skymind, Techsee, EngineML, Brainworks, Unravel

11:10 am

Networking Break for industry verticals (Expo Ballroom):

  • Gaming

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail/Commerce

  • Finance

  • Health

  • Energy/Manufacturing 

  • Government

VIP Advisory (invitation only) - location Franciscan B

The new augmented analytics driving intelligent automation

Benjamin Arnulf, a senior director, Product Management Strategy, Data & Analytics at Oracle, walks through how new innovations in 2019 are delivering augmented analytics packed with artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language and chatbots. This convergence allows personalized adaptive insights, deep data profiling and intelligent enrichment. The solution is built on three pillars: Augmented, Integrated and Collaborative to enable insights to action using intelligent automation and RPA. The goal is to use augmented analytics, to deliver responsible agile analytics at enterprise scale.

Ben Arnulf, Senior Director Product Management Strategy Data & Analytics, Oracle

PREZO

11:45 - 12:10 pm

Imperial A

VC Panel: Trends in investing in intelligent RPA
Trends in investing in intelligent RPA.
Guru Chahal from Lightspeed Ventures, 
Lan Xuezhao, CEO Basis Set Ventures
Moderator: Seth Colaner, VentureBeat
PANEL 

3:00 - 3:25 pm

Imperial A

How to intelligently automate business process across your company.

Companies have been automating specific processes -- from HR, to IT, to finance and supply chain -- but often it has remained siloed. Here we look at how companies should be optimizing workflows and handoffs across the enterprise, to increase intelligence, quality, and reliability. With the cloud, shareable data an API-ready world, and affordable AI data-crunching, now is the time you can intelligently automate anything, from employee onboarding, support-ticket routing and contract facilitation -- keeping all employees in the loop wherever they are in the company.

Michael Setticasi, Sr. Director of Technology Alliances, DataRobot, Stefan Groschupf, Founder & CEO, Automation Hero

Moderator: Ted Shelton, Chief Customer Officer, Catalytic

PANEL 

3:25 - 3:50 pm

Imperial A

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Yosemite C

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in AI Roundtable

Hosted by: Rodney Sampson, Founder & CEO, OHUB

3:50 pm

5:00 pm

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm