Artificial Intelligence forum - Feb 20
Robotic Process Automation: challenges and opportunities of implementation
AJ Maxwell, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting
Sapan Bafna, senior leader, Core Logic
Josh Noble, US Life Sciences & Defense, Blue Prism
In a recent survey of 500 senior decision makers, 77 percent of respondents believe Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will drive productivity, through the automation of mundane, transactional tasks. Put simply, RPA describes a software development toolkit that allows non-engineers to quickly create software robots (also known as “bots”) to automate rules-driven business processes by replacing human effort to complete tasks. This quarter’s AI Forum will take a look at how enterprises are freeing up employees’ time for more strategic, creative and valuable activities, while also saving money in the long term.
AJ Maxwell is a Senior Manager within Deloitte Advisory who focuses on helping companies consider and explore innovative Digital solutions to transform the way they operate and drive significant cost savings, organizational efficiency, and shareholder value. He helps organizations evaluate and implement Advanced Analytics, Data Strategy and Management, and Intelligent Automation solutions. He helps lead Deloitte Advisory's Intelligent Automation practice. He has more than 10 years of experience helping clients across industries execute complex process transformation initiatives, including adoption of technology solutions, to unlock and realize significant value across the enterprise.
Sapan Bafna is senior leader at CoreLogic, within the Decisioning and Advanced Delivery Engines business unit. In this role, Sapan has launched and leads many business lines to create innovative, data driven solutions that address a broad range of client pain points and operational challenges. He has successfully implemented new technologies like OCR, Robotics process automation, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics in his business lines.
He manages ongoing advances in product and service offerings for CoreLogic clients, leveraging staff expertise both in the United States and abroad, lean processes and agile technology. His role encompasses identification of new business opportunities, quick prototyping, custom solution development, and operational execution.
Since joining the company in January 2004, Sapan has held various process engineering, business development and business leadership roles including innovation, research and development, outsourcing, creating strategic initiatives, and P&L management. He is a graduate of DA University in India with a Bachelor’s degree in finance as well as a Master’s in business economics. He completed his MBA with specialization in MIS from Florida International University, Miami. He has also completed Accredited Mortgage Banker (AMP) certification offered by Mortgage Bankers Association and Lean Six-sigma certification from Villanova University. He currently sits on the Industrial Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation (NSF-CAKE).
Josh Noble is a Texas native with a B.S. in Biology and an MBA from Texas Christian University. As Blue Prism employee #31, Josh has been in the center of a hypergrowth RPA market and expansion into Intelligent Automation. In his role as Practice Director at Blue Prism, Josh primarily oversees the growth of Blue Prism’s US Life Science & Defense verticals. In addition, Josh has authored several publications bridging both operational and technical interests in the areas of supply chain management, automation, analytics, and enterprise search.