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AI-driven automation powers manufacturing

Sumeet Pathak

Senior Director - Digital Innovation and Solutions, Automation Anywhere

Sandeep Arora

CEO, LH Global Hub Business Services

R.Balaji

Head – Shared Services Centre, Larsen & Toubro

Ramarao T V

Chief General Manager (Information systems & Digital strategy), BPCL

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The session highlights how leading manufacturers are automating back-office and operational processes to eliminate waste and increase agility, while at the same time reducing costs, speeding up time-to-market, and enabling innovation to flourish. Learn how manufacturers are applying RPA+AI to make supply chain processes more agile by deploying a digital workforce for faster process execution thus maximizing productivity and driving customer loyalty with real-time data from RPA bots to improve support processes and better anticipate customer needs.

About the Presenters

Sumeet Pathak

Senior Director - Digital Innovation and Solutions, Automation Anywhere

Sumeet Pathak is an IT professional with in depth experience in Banking and Finance vertical. He has more than 18 years of experience in top tier regional and global banking institutions. An early adopter and now avowed evangelist of Software Automation, Sumeet has been at forefront of Automation strategy and execution in finance industry. Sumeet has built Automation CoE from scratch and led automation for global banks.

Sandeep Arora

CEO, LH Global Hub Business Services

Sandeep is a versatile business leader with ~27 years of proven experience in global capability center (GCC) strategy, transformation, global operations, GCC set-up, digital solutions, intelligent automation, new capabilities building, business development, transitions, operations excellence, leadership development, P&L management, audits, information systems and business consulting.

In his current role, Sandeep is CEO and Executive member on the Board for LH Global Hub Services (Holcim’s Group GCC). He is responsible for setting up the GCC from ground up, building & executing growth strategy and digital transformation for global shared services.

Prior to this, he has worked as CEO with AXA Business Services (AXA Group’s GCC), set up a start-up venture and worked in the leadership positions with Genpact and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has extensive expertise in areas of finance, investment management operations, HR, risk management, data analytics, automation and Information systems consulting

R.Balaji

Head – Shared Services Centre, Larsen & Toubro

A Chartered Accountant with 31 years of Highly Successful Professional Experience, including Four Years stint with the Bakrie Group in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bakrie Group is one of the largest Business Conglomerate with Interests in Manufacturing, Mining, Metals, Plantations, Construction, Banking & Insurance, Property Development & Resorts.

Joined Larsen & Toubro Ltd, in Aug’2016 as Head – Shared Services Centre. SSC handles a business volume of ~ Rs 1,00,000 Crores per annum. The role covers the SSC activity of the entire group, encompassing Employee Payroll (145,000 employees), Employee Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Social Security Trusts, Hr Services, Employee Welfare Foundations, Vendor Payables, Accounts Receivable, R2R Services (General Accounting etc).

Have implemented several Process Improvement & Automation initiatives resulting in significant improvement in Productivity, cost reduction and enhanced stakeholder’s satisfaction in delivery of SSC’s Services. Created “Centre of Excellence” (COE) concept for Finance & HR under SSC & various other activities are now under transition to the respective COE.

Ramarao T V

Chief General Manager (Information systems & Digital strategy), BPCL