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Automation Station – a podcast series

For years, much has been said, written, and promised about automation in the workplace. But what is the reality today?

This question compelled us to explore the automation landscape; to find out how to derive maximum business value from automation, its transformative capabilities, and of course the ever-evolving human-machine relationship that is an obvious outcome.

And we found some answers, some questions, and six great conversations.

Welcome to Automation Station – a six-episode podcast series, with leading automation experts from Capgemini, and around the world. Hear what analysts, our technology partners, entrepreneurs, and academicians have to say about the impact of automation on the future of the enterprise. Tune in today!

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Seven key insights on Automation from the podcast

  • For successful automation, focus on strong governance, executive support, and robust orchestration.
  • Automation deployed appropriately can result in realizing business benefits.
  • Taking a “people, process, and technology” approach enables the creation of a “frictionless enterprise”.
  • IT departments can drive the business to better results.
  • The new normal has laid the foundation for the future of work through augmented teams involving humans and machines
  • The lessons learned from the accelerated deployment of automation in the past two years shall propel us forward.
  • It is important to perform automation-maturity diagnostics for your enterprise before adoption and implementation.

Guests

Amardeep Modi: Amardeep Modi is a seasoned RPA, intelligent automation, and process mining SME advisor, and leader. He leads the Service Optimization Technologies (SOT) research and advisory practice at Everest Group.

Dr. Adam Bujak: Adam is the CEO and founder of kyp.ai, a German based transformation mining company that works with their customers to understand abstract processes and how to balance the associated people and technology dimensions. He previously worked at Capgemini as the Global Head of Intelligent Automation Practice. He evangelizes digital transformation and Intelligent Process Automation.

Mike Lackey: Mike Lackey joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and has global responsibility for Solution Management, LoB Manufacturing. With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a unique set of knowledge that covers both manufacturing software and design collaboration along with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector.

Martin Snellgrove: Martin Snellgrove has served many years as a business development leader, including five years at Capgemini before joining Red Hat, where he is now an Alliance Manager. He is strategic thinker who has successfully generated new business through transactional channel deals and strategic alliance partnerships.

Chantelle Brandt Larsen : Chantelle Brandt Larsen is Director of Corporate Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St. Gallen (ES-HSG), responsible for Custom Programs. She has also led the Future of Work for Deloitte Switzerland and has worked as Global Director Digital Solutions for Capgemini. She has pioneered new products to market, connecting the human design experience and technology, and has established her expertise in Organization Development. 

Brad Borkan: Brad Borkan in award-winning author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His first book, “When Your Life Depends On It” is listed in the top 100 best decision-making books of all time. From an IT professional perspective, Brad had a long career at Oracle and SAP. His second book called “Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results” has been recently published.

Host

Brian Doherty: Brian Doherty is Marketing & Communications Director – SAP Partnerships at Capgemini. With over 24 years with the organization, Brian has played a lead role in the development of innovative and successful market offers. These include business process outsourcing, service integration and management, cloud computing and end-user services.

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Experts

Pooja Herwadkar

Head of Group Industrialization & Automation, VP
She has been with Capgemini for more than 18 years and has experience across many industry sectors, regions, and disciplines. She has expertise in pre-sales, organization design, delivery, and transformations. Pooja has been instrumental in providing strategy and thought leadership for Capgemini’s ADM offerings and technology office setup. Pooja is a thought leader in digital transformation.

Sonal Chaturvedi

Expert in Intelligent Automation
I am a Vice President in Capgemini’s Group Industrialization & Automation unit, and Product Owner for Capgemini’s Intelligent Automation Platform, responsible for its evolution. His team focuses on Automation, AI-driven solutions, and Data Analytics.

Jerome Thomas

Expert in Innovation Design, Transformation
Jerome Thomas is Capgemini’s Head of Europe Industrialization, Automation, and Innovation for Application Managed Services. He’s been with the company for almost two decades and has extensive experience in business intelligence, transformation and solution deployment. He’s driven by the objective to design collectively better business for all stakeholders, external and internal clients. 

Marek Sowa

Data & AI for Enterprise Management leader
Marek Sowa is head of Capgemini’s Intelligent Automation Offering & Innovation focused on adopting AI technologies into business services. He leverages the potential hidden in deep and machine learning to increase the speed, accuracy, and automation of processes. This helps clients to transform their business operations leveraging the combined power of AI and RPA to create working solutions that deliver real business value.

Gary James

Expert in Application Management Services, Automation
Gary James leads Capgemini European ADM Center of Excellence. Building on over 25 years of experience in Business Applications he works with clients to ensure that their application strategies and services are aligned to their requirements in a dynamic, ever changing market.

Iris Brückner

Expert in Strategy and Transformation
Iris Brückner is part of the People & Organization team and is heading the topic of workforce transition. She has 20 years of international consulting and industry experience, specializing in the field of People and Organization in large international and national transformation programs. She helps our client to integrate the strategic people planning into their digitization and consequently to realize the potential of the digital transformation.