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The pivotal moment in achieving four critical business objectives

Mihir Shukla

Chairman and CEO, Automation Anywhere

Richard Harding

Intelligent Automation Director, Jaguar Land Rover

Craig Davenport

Senior Vice President of International Operations IT & Corporate Systems, GM Financial

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Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO Mihir Shukla provides his always-profound look at the unparalleled value of intelligent automation and how it is making businesses of all sizes more resilient, far more sustainable, and ultra-competitive. Always inspiring. His insights make this one of the most compelling parts of Imagine, for which people return again and again.

About the Presenters

Mihir Shukla

Chairman and CEO, Automation Anywhere

A serial disrupter, Mihir founded Automation Anywhere. A visionary in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) category, Mihir pioneered the Digital Workforce—software bots that automate business processes with both cognitive capability and embedded analytics—driving unprecedented human productivity while dramatically reducing processing costs for the world’s largest enterprises.  

Under Mihir’s leadership, Automation Anywhere has become a global leader in this rapidly growing industry generating more revenue, with more employees, and a greater market share than its top three competitors combined. Prior to Automation Anywhere, Mihir held leadership roles in internet, e-commerce, and wireless companies at the forefront of innovation, such as E2Open, Kiva, ISN, Netscape, Infoseek, and Omnisky. 

Richard Harding

Intelligent Automation Director, Jaguar Land Rover

Until recently, Richard Harding has led the JLR Global Purchasing Transformation team since June 2017. During that time, Richard has established an enterprise-wide Robotic Process Automation Centre of Excellent and subsequently an Intelligent  Automation Centre of Excellence.  Richard has recently joined a new Jaguar Land Rover Digital business unit called InDigital where he continues to lead the Jaguar Land Rover Intelligent Automation team as well as fulfilling a newly created role as Digital Domain Director in support of the Jaguar Land Rover enterprise Transformation programme called ReFocus. Previously, he led purchasing activities related to JLR’s Aftermarket business requirements as well as the Purchasing team responsible for the JLR Special Operations Division. Richard began his career at Rover Group, working with BMW in Munich before joining Siemens and then Telent Technology Services as their CPO in 2008. Richard has a degree in geography (BSC) from the University of Leeds.

Craig Davenport

Senior Vice President of International Operations IT & Corporate Systems, GM Financial

Craig Davenport is SVP of International Operations IT & Corporate Systems at GM Financial. Craig oversees hyper-automation programs for the company of over 9000 employees. Prior to GM Financial, he has held leadership roles at Acelity, Activant Solution, Broadlane and others.