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Meet the Experts

Pascal Bornet

Former Head, AI & Automation, McKinsey

Forbes Technology Council

LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech

Author, INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation

Pascal Bornet is a global expert, thought leader, author and pioneer in the fields of Intelligent Automation, AI, and Analytics. 

Formerly Head of AI, Automation & Digital Innovation for McKinsey & EY, Bornet is a senior advisor to IRPA AI, member of the Forbes Technology Council, author of Intelligent Automation: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation and is recognized as a Top Voice in Tech with over 300K online followers.

Chris Surdak

Former Executive Partner, Gartner &
EY Practice Leader for Intelligent Automation, RPA/AI

Author, The Care & Feeding of Bots

Chris Surdak is an author, engineer, speaker, JD, and Expert in Big Data, RPA Cognitive Computing and AI.

Formerly an Executive Partner at Gartner and Head of EY’s Practice for Intelligent Automation, RPA and AI, he’s the author of Bots: Their Care and Feeding, a practical guide on how to use these new Intelligent Automation technologies and has assisted clients with strategic issues of IA, including change management, governance, strategy and Legal & Regulatory issues.

Shail Khiyara

Former CMO & Chief Customer Officer Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism & UiPath

Intelligent Automation Thought Leader, Advisor & Investor
Shail Khiyara is recognized as a thought leader, advisor and investor in RPA & Intelligent Automation. He writes extensively about digital transformation & automation and has served as a CMO & Chief Customer Officer of three leading automation firms (Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, UiPath, helping shape this industry.

He also founded & runs a global independent customer-only automation council comprised of over 50 global brands.

Rohail Khan

Former President, Bank of America, HomeFocus &

Group President, Outsourcing Solutions at Xerox

IRPA AI Process Automation Expert

Rohail Khan is a a seasoned business executive & process expert having driven process re-engineering and automation implementations for countless clients.

Formerly Group President of Outsourcing Services at Xerox, he drove initiatives generating $1B+ in global revenue & led global teams of 8000+ employees across 23 countries. Prior to that Rohail ran Bank of America’s HomeFocus division where he was responsible for sales, operations and a P&L with budget spend in excess of $780 million annually.

About Intelligent Automation

The Industrial Revolutions started over 200 years ago, automating blue-collar work in the agricultural and manufacturing industries. They provided massive and structural benefits to our society, such as the reduction of famine and an increase in standards of living, and they relieved people from laborious manual work.

Intelligent Automation (IA), also called Hyperautomation, is one of the most recent trends in the broad field of artificial intelligence. It is a cutting-edge combination of methods and technologies, involving people, organizations, machine learning, low-code platforms, robotic process automation (RPA), and more.

IA ushers in a new revolution: that of office work, automating white-collar work. Today, office work accounts for more than 80% of the job roles in our global economy, such as lawyers, financial controllers, or call center operators. Like the previous automation revolutions, we believe IA will have a significant impact not only on employment but more broadly on our society.

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