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Automation Summit (RPA & Agile Testing)|Dublin|19 September 2019

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DCU All Hallows Campus

Grace Park Road

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Automation Summit (RPA & Agile Testing)|Dublin|19 September 2019

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08:40AM – 08:45AM

Registration

08:45AM – 09:00AM

Conference Overview

Nitesh Naveen, Partner & Managing Consultants - Digital Transformation, 1.21GWS

09:00AM – 09:30AM

Empowering the Digital Workforce - Click Here for More Info

Paul Prior, Digital Strategist and MD in Digital Transformation, FTI Consulting

XTopic Abstract

In this thought provoking keynote, Award Winning Digital Strategist Paul Prior asks the question of “How to engage your Digital Workforce”, drawing upon the latest thinking in A.I, RPA and Neuroscience. He puts forward a framework for managing the performance of BOTs, how to consume them into your operating model, and ensure they continue to perform and be promoted through the organisation just like any other employee

Speaker profile

An award-winning digital strategist who helps organisations increase market share, profit and revenue and/or reduce cost and regulatory burden through data analytics, digital transformation, business transformation and data compliance execution. Paul has worked globally with a large percentage of the Fortune 500, High Potential Start-Ups and SMEs.

09:30AM – 10:00AM

Agile Blind-spots. Angles to Keep at Sight for a True Agile Transformation - Click Here for More Info

Cristiane (Coca) Pitzer, Head of Agile & Transformation, Retail inMotion

XTopic Abstract

This Talk is based on real-life experience while leading Agile transformation in organisations.

I will speak about what I have learned as well as some angles I almost missed, and that other Agile Coaches typically miss while identifying corporate problems.

A practical session where I call out the blind spots and actual actions taken to course-correct.

Speaker profile

Senan Coffey is Senior Manager with over 15 years’ software development experience in the financial services and Telecommunications industry combined. Over the 15 years I have held multiple roles including management, delivery, Test automation, scrum master to name a few. Recent certifications include CSM, CSP, PSM level 1 and AWS Cloud. “Fail fast and come back stronger” and “Change is a good thing, embrace it” – this is my motto.

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Tea/Coffee Break

10:30AM – 11:00AM

How to Lay Foundation for Smooth RPM Implementation - Click Here for More Info

Dr. Annie Ibrahim Rana, Head of Data Science, UL

XTopic Abstract

This talk will introduce RPA and PRM processes, gives a background, purpose, suitability, impact and basic steps for adopting and implementing RPA. It will lay out steps for defining strategy, roadmap, platform evaluation, automation implementation and continuous improvement models.

Speaker profile

Annie is currently working as Director of Data Science/Chief data scientist in UL. Previously, she has worked with ResMed as global advanced analytics manager and senior research scientist with Intel. She has doctorate degree in Artificial Intelligence, masters and bachelors degrees in computer science and information technologies. She has 15 years of R&D experience and worked as assistant vice president of data science, analytics manager, lead data scientist, software engineer, system analyst, researcher, research scientist and authored many technical patents, conference proceedings, journal articles and blogs.

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Shifting Left - Building Quality in - a SAFe Core Principle - Click Here for More Info

Senan Coffey, Senior Manager, Fidelity Investments

XTopic Abstract

In the world of Agile software development, software quality can often be de-prioritized over business feature delivery pressures. Come along to hear about how software quality can be the heartbeat of your team and everything that they do.

Speaker profile

Senan Coffey is Senior Manager with over 15 years’ software development experience in the financial services and Telecommunications industry combined. Over the 15 years I have held multiple roles including management, delivery, Test automation, scrum master to name a few. Recent certifications include CSM, CSP, PSM level 1 and AWS Cloud. “Fail fast and come back stronger” and “Change is a good thing, embrace it” – this is my motto.

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Lean Testing: Using Maths to Test Better, Faster, Cheaper - Click Here for More Info

Rob Healy, Consultant, Unum

XTopic Abstract

Much is made of "Agile Testing" - the art of breaking down the silos between development and testing to deliver faster. This talk focuses on "Lean Testing" a metrics-driven approach to identify, prioritise and deliver massive efficiencies in testing approaches. Using a series of anecdotes and examples from my own career to date we will discuss how to deliver tactical improvements to testing to increase coverage quality whilsts reducing time and cost.

Speaker profile

Rob Healy is an IT Delivery Manager with over 16 years experience testing, developing, documenting, managing and consulting on all aspects of software design, development and delivery. He is a co-founder of Agile-Lean Ireland. He is a student of Agile, Lean, DevOps and ways of getting things done. His greatest invention was a lightweight testing tool that automated a monotonous 80 person hour manual job into a 80 minute lights

12:00PM – 12:45PM

Lunch Break

12:45PM - 01:15PM

Round Table Discussion

01:15PM - 01:45PM

What we wish we knew before our IA roll out - Click Here for More Info

Mark Kelly, VP & Executive Director, AI Ireland & Alldus International

XTopic Abstract

In the talk you will hear about the pitfalls, hype and practical strategies to creating meaningful change derived from IPA. will share with you the top 10 learns from interviewing companies who have successfully implemented IPA within their business. How will Artificial Intelligence transform business and the very nature of work? Mark will unravel some of that enigma by sharing what he has learned from interviewing over 50 leaders from the world of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science in Ireland for the AI in Action podcast. He will also share some of the great applications received for the AI Awards from autonomous vehicles to drug discovery.

Speaker bio

Mark Kelly the founder of AI Ireland & Chief Customer Officer of Alldus International a premium AI & RPA specialist workforce solutions

01:45PM - 02:15PM

How the role of QA and automation engineers expended with agile - Click Here for More Info

Frederic Oehl, Scrum Master & Agile Tour Dublin Organiser, Storyful

XTopic Abstract

They are now involved in the discussion regarding requirements and their mindset helps discover issues before any line of codes is written. They are also quality evangelists, helping the developers to understand what a good test is, helping with test automation, etc.

Speaker bio

Frederic started his career as a Software Engineer in small French startup and that’s where, in 2006, he discovered eXtreme Programming and Scrum. Since then he has a passion for Scrum and for enabling people to reach their potential. In each subsequent role, he has helped teams/ organizations in their agile transformation. This includes training and coaching teams, managers and executives. He’s currently working as a Scrum Master for Storyful where he’s coaching the product team.

02:15PM - 02:45PM

Hold the Gherkin - a team’s journey to high performance with Behaviour Driven Development- Click Here for More Info

Sarah Graham, Agile Coach, Workday

XTopic Abstract

This presentation focuses on one on team’s journey to high performance going back to basics with Behaviour Driven Development It outlines the many practices and improvements they implemented to achieve high performance focusing mainly on the introduction Behavior Driven Development. While many teams embrace behavioral driven development they focus purely on the output, hung up on Given, When, Then and automation while forgetting about the key focus of BDD the behaviours of real life customers.

‘Hold the Gherkin’ is an insight into teams journey to high performance with Behavioral Driven Development how they stopped focussing on the output and then focussed on the outcome. This presentation is based on real-life experience and how the teams change in behaviour led to happier customers and improved team spirit.

Speaker bio

Sarah is an Agile Coach in Workday with over 18 years experience in software delivery in telecoms, financials and utilities industries. Although starting life as a software engineer, with some time spent as a business analyst her main area of expertise has been quality. After a number of years as a scrum master she now focuses her time coaching teams to high performance focusing on a number of collaboration techniques ensuring high quality software is being delivered. She will share her highs and lows of introducing Behavioral Driven Development to minimize defects and keep customers happy while boosting team morale. Sarah is passionate about creating a fun safe work environments for teams to innovate and enjoy. In her spare time she loves to run and tap dance, though not at the same time.

02:45PM - 03:15PM

Turning your customers questions into an opportunity to reduce costs and increase revenues - Click Here for More Info

Ben Waymark, Product manager, OpenJaw's Project-X

XTopic Abstract

Conversational interfaces such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and WeChat are the new entry points to engage with your customers. Each has billions of users, so now is the time to tap into your customer conversations, queries and questions and create value for your travel brand - at the same time as reducing costs. But it can be hard to know where to start. OpenJaw has deep expertise in creating advanced AI and machine learning-powered conversational interfaces such as chatbots. Explore how to turn your customers' questions into a chatbot training data set that helps create real-time conversations that solve customers' queries. Join this session to: Understand how to start writing dialogues using the exact flow that your customer service staff uses to step through problems; define the Personality and Purpose of your chatbot and how to express your brand; choose the correct question data set that can achieve 70% first contact resolution, even during peak call times; lower response times from hours to minute to seconds and dramatically improve service.

Speaker bio

Ben Waymark is a product manager in OpenJaw's "Project-X" innovation lab and is the product manager for t-Social, OpenJaw's AI Enabled Automated Agent for the travel industry. He is an IT professional who focuses on travel and airline industries. He offers digital transformation advocacy, product management, technical architecture, a passion for emerging technology and systems consulting to help TravelTech companies and Airlines get the most out of the technical resources available and to enhance their online sales, passenger experience, online presence, and social media engagement with an eye towards Artificial Intelligence and natural speech processing

03:15PM – 03:40PM

Tea/Coffee Break

03:40PM - 04:10PM

Journey from RPA to hardware robotics

Ben Duffy, Founder and Researcher, The M Tank

04:10PM - 04:40PM

The Case for an IPA Business Strategy and Governance Process - Click Here for More Info

Tom Halton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Executive Director, HMHmmmmm Limited

XTopic Abstract

AI, IPA & RPA are a growing presence in global business. They present immense opportunity for companies to automate tasks and free people to innovate for the business. Tom discusses the real life challenges facing businesses and how IPA & RPA can address them. He illustrates real-life business situations and the strategy and governance processes put in place to maximize the companies' return on investment (RoI). Tom will also guide attendees in how to approach an IPA/RPA strategy, how to identify what is required from both business and technical perspectives, and how to implement and govern the strategy.

Speaker profile

Tom Halton is CEO of HMHmmmmm Limited, a Digital Transformation, AI & Cloud Consulting Practice based in Dublin, Ireland. Tom has consulted to companies in Ireland, Europe, and across the USA. In a career spanning over three decades he has worked in AI Research and Product Development, Robotics, Process Automation, as a CTO, Architect, Designer, Developer, Product and Program Manager, with an array of technology leaders such as Amazon, Digital Equipment, IBM, and Microsoft.

04:40PM – 05:10PM

Playing Lean workshop or "flight simulator" for innovation and Lean Startup - Click Here for More Info

Svitlana Samko, Senior Mobile QA Automation Engineer, Verizon Connect

Andrii Stepura, Test Automation Lead, Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer, BidX1

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