Harnessing AI and RPA to achieve Intelligent Automation in Banking

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Dervla Walsh

Enterprise Account Director
Celonis UK

Dervla Walsh is an Enterprise Account Director, leading the Financial Services sector at Celonis UK, which provides companies with AI-powered Process Mining technology delivering 100% transparency to take businesses to the next level. Dervla has over 10+ years in High Tech having international experience Australasia and Europe with market leaders including Oracle, LinkedIn, and Salesforce. She believes any company using Celonis can deliver a smart, simple and fast business transformation.

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Brian Halpin

Global Head of Automation

Brian is Global Head of Automation at HSBC. He is responsible for the global delivery of the Intelligent Automation programme at HSBC Group Operations combining RPA and AI.

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Dev Govender

Director of Intelligent Automation.

Dev is a Director in Financial Services for PwC leading Intelligent Automation. He has 24 years experience in working for both as a business executive and consulting. In the last 8 years he worked in Financial Services with multiple strategic delivery roles. He worked on the banks digital transformation agenda and was the Head of Robotics and AI. He has in-depth knowledge and experience of implementing over 100 RPA processes and the establishment of a RPA COE. As the Head of RPA in the Bank, Dev established the strategy, practice and investment plan for RPA and AI. The areas of deployment included back-office (Finance, Procurement and HR, middle office – remediation processes, reconciliations, front office, client on boarding, and statements management).

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Adam Crocker

Sales Director UK & Ireland
Kryon Systems

Adam Crocker is the UK & Ireland Sales Director with Kryon specialising in Intelligent RPA and Process Discovery. He has spent over 15 years in the technology and software industry with a background in the data storage and web hosting sector. He has worked with many global organisations to implement exciting innovative projects that solve key integration and automation challenges. During this time he’s amassed a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the IT arena and deepened his experience in RPA, process automation, business intelligence, competitive intelligence, and mobile solutions.

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Lee Howells(Moderator)

Head of Artificial Intelligence
PA Consulting Group

Lee Howells focusses on helping businesses, governments and nations understand and identify how they can use Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies to create value and achieve better outcomes for customers and citizens. He is a recognised thought leader in AI, and an invited speaker at the World Government Summit 2018. He also has a background in disruptive technologies and leading complex projects and programmes, as well as deep technical expertise in AI and automation technologies, including machine learning. His broader experience includes establishing and leading an innovation lab to create novel solutions through idea exploration, incubation and rapid prototyping.

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Yehuda Dayan

Co-Head of Research Innovation Lab
Manager Big Data Analytics

Yehuda Dayan is the Co-Head of Research Innovation Lab | Manager of Big Data Analytics Program at Citi Bank. He is skilled in Statistical Data Analysis, NLP (Natural Language Processing), Big Data Analytics, Management, Alternative Data and Data Analytics. Strong professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Statistics from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Natalia De Miguel

Director – Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Natalia De Miguel is the Director of Artificial Intelligence Strategy at GSMA. She is working with the Chief Strategy Officers of the top 30 mobile operators and the global ecosystem to support operators' identification of options to address the AI opportunity and hedge against AI disruption. Strong focus on global partnerships.

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Karl Henderson

IA Expert
Ex. Rabobank

Karl Henderson is the Intelligent Automation Lead at Rabobank. He is leading the London Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Automation - Robotics, Machine Learning, Big Data - building and delivering truly transformational solutions to internal customers.

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Kathryn Harris

Innovation Lead
Lloyds Banking Group

A long way from her farming roots in New Zealand, Kathryn has fuelled her passion for innovation in a mix of industries including funding, cyber security, sports book, online retail, tourism, media, FMCG, and pharmaceuticals - learning among startups, SME’s and now the corporate side of the financial services world in the LBG Innovation Labs team. Kathryn currently leads the Lloyds Banking Group FinTech Mentoring Programme where last year she successfully matched over 100 experienced leaders from LBG with FinTech entrepreneurs, starting a new community of over 200 Financial Services professionals and influencers who weren’t connected this time last year.

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Tom Castle

Director – Artificial Intelligence

Tom Castle is a Director in the Artificial Intelligence team at Natwest and RBS. He has over 16 years of experience designing and delivering complex products and services, covering everything from trading systems through to digital platforms supporting small businesses. In his current role he is focused on delivering a range of AI based solutions across the corporate and commercial bank supporting both customers and staff in achieving their goals.

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Dr. Lobna KAROUI

Artificial Intelligence Leader
Société Générale

Dr. Lobna KAROUI is an Artificial Intelligence Leader at Société Générale having a scientific background in Artificial intelligence domain and working on project management. She has also served as a member of AFIA for more than 8 years.

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Martin Goodson

Evolution AI

Martin Goodson is the Chief Scientist and CEO of Evolution AI. He is a specialist in natural language processing, the computational understanding of human language. Martin has designed Artificial Intelligence products that are in use at organisation like Dun & Bradstreet, Elsevier, the Office of National Statistics and several UK and European banks. He runs the largest community of machine learning practitioners in Europe, Machine Learning London and convenes the CBI/Royal Statistical Society roundtable, AI in Financial Services. Martin’s work has been covered by publications such as the Economist, Quartz, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and others.

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Angel Serrano

Head of Data Science

Angel joined Santander UK in 2017 as Head of the Data Science, focusing on implementing Machine Learning solutions to increase the value we offer to our customers, reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Prior to that, Angel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2004, both in Spain and UK, where he led one of the advanced analytics teams in the financial services sector, implementing machine learning solutions for UK, European clients and regulators. Angel holds a BS in Physics (University of Madrid - UAM), MBA (UAH).

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Angela Johnson

Programme Director
Deutsche Bank

Angela is an Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Technology Programme Director at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for delivering data and analytics tools to enable improved anti-financial crime activities in alignment with AFC strategy and regulatory requirements. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Angela worked as a Senior Manager at EY across APAC and EMEIA within the Financial Services team focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Angela started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager. Angela has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.