17 June 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

Event Description

As industries become disrupted faster than ever, businesses are automating a large number of labour-intensive processes using a new technology solution called Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It is disrupting jobs of today, while giving rise to “careers of tomorrow”.

As a working professional or a student, how do you cut through the hype and understand what is actually happening in the industry? How can you be the disrupter, before your current job gets disrupted!

To demystify the technology trends, and envision the new career pathways unfolding, we have gathered a panel of industry experts. These experts come from the spectrum of organisations driving automation and creating a demand for skills in Robotic Process Automation.

Our panel will explore:

  • What is robotic process automation? How does it relate to Artificial Intelligence?
  • What kind of job functions and skills are required by organisations to implement RPA?
  • How is Human Resources (HR) changing in the gig economy?
  • How do you get started on this journey? What are the skills you are likely to need?
Samir Sinha

Founder & CEO of Robonomics AI

Samir is the Founder & CEO of Robonomics AI, an Australian-born multinational technology startup that democratises AI adoption using an AI-First approach. He is registered with the Australian Government’s Research Council as a researcher in AI and has been leading the development of Deep Learning algorithms.
Samir is one of the industry leaders who established offshoring as the prime delivery methodology for transformation projects in Australia and New Zealand. He was the MD for HCL Australia and previously head of Global operations of the SAP Practice at TCS. He has led teams of 2000 + FTEs several times and has delivered large complex transformation programs.
Samir has been a keynote speaker in multiple events and has been featured in leading publications across the globe.

Ross Riddleston

Director of Anson McCade

Ross Riddleston is Director of Anson McCade, a specialist technology recruitment company with presence in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Ross has worked in this space for 15 years, hailing from a technology background himself. He has helped firms from start-ups to the biggest brands on the planet grow capability across Strategy, Change, Digital & Data. Ross has helped shape talent growth strategy for firms, mentored and advised candidates in their careers from graduates to CxO level, he has also sat on panels discussing industry trends, technology, diversity and the future of the workforce.

Ross currently works with a number of firms around emerging technologies, especially Data driven transformation such as AI and is always happy to share insight where he can.

Amudha Karuppannan

Regional Head, Channel Sales and Alliances at EdgeVerve

Amudha Karuppannan heads Channel Sales and Alliances for EdgeVerve across APAC and India.

EdgeVerve is an independent subsidiary of Infosys and helps clients across the globe build an intelligent enterprise by supporting digital initiatives through a wide range of capabilities. This includes; discovering automation opportunities, automating business processes using unattended/attended/cognitive bots, managing and scaling these bots, delivering end to end AI programs using Data, ML, Contract analytics, Vision & Automation platforms and providing AI powered plug & play business applications.

She mentors women in workforce and works with focus groups at organisations such as the Australian Human Rights Commission in areas such as – “over-50” recruitment issues, knowledge transfer, transition to retirement and intergenerational workplace matters.

Dr. Suparna Dasgupta

Former AXA, Vice President

Suparna has over 21 years of in-depth experience in Global Financial services (AXA & Zurich Financial Services), Infrastructure (Broadband Network) Industry, and policy advocacy in CII, a leading Indian Industry association.

Her leadership experience ranges from Service Delivery (leading 250+ FTE) to Global Program Management across Europe, US and Asia.

She has led several Global & local Strategic Transformations Programs in diverse fields, namely, Robotics Process Automation, Customer Experience, Regulatory, Lean Six Sigma, Change Management and offshoring.

Pavel Gimelberg

Principal, Head of Intelligent Automation APAC at EPAM Systems

Pavel is RPA and AI Evangelist with deep and broad experience in the business process automation field across different industries. He believes in profound changes that will happen in our business environment during the next few years and makes these changes real. Pavel known for his background in Agile practices and bringing them into RPA development model. Pavel is the founder and one of the leaders of Robotic Process Automation communities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Dates and fees


17 June 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000

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