Bridging the gap between RPA and Cognitive Automation

  • Date & Time:

    Thu, 06 June 2019 . 18:00 - 20:30

  • Location:

    No.1 Poultry WeWork, London

  • Costs:

    £15.00 / ticket

About this Event

For our second Digital Transformation by Bloom event of the year, we will be partnering with RPA Vendor Automation Anywhere.

The topic for the event: Bridging the gap between RPA and Cognitive Automation, will be discussed by a panel of three industry experts, chaired by James Dening, Automation Anywhere's VP Europe.

Our first panellist is Iain Wadie, Automation Anywhere's Director iQBot.

Our second panellist will be Karolin Nakonz, IBM's Automation Practice Leader.

Our finlal panellist will be Dinesh Mohan, Accenture's Managing Director!

The evening will include pizza and drinks and will give you the opportunity to listen to the panel discussion and to interact with and ask questions of all of the speakers. 

There will be lots of time to network and mix informally with other experts from across the Digital Transformation space.


The Panellists

  • Dinesh Mohan

    Managing Director


  • Karolin Nakonz

    Automation Practice Leader


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  • Iain Wadie

    Director iQBot

    Automation Anywhere

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  • Panel Chair - James Dening

    VP Europe

    Automation Anywhere

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Dinesh Mohan

Accenture, Managing Director


Karolin Nakonz

IBM, Automation Practice Leader


Professional Biography

Karolin Nakonz is an Executive Partner at IBM, with over 20 years’ experience of providing consulting services to public and private sector organisations. She leads IBM’s Automation Practice in the UK, working with clients to transform their organisations with Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 

Prior to joining IBM, Karolin worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and at the German Development Bank KfW.

Karolin holds a Masters Degree in Economics, and a Postgraduate Degree in Development Economics. She also holds the Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation.

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Iain Wadie

Automation Anywhere, Director iQBot


Fun fact about Iain: 


He has starred in a couple of TV adverts in Australia, one for cheese, and one for carpets.


Professional Biography:


Iain brings together experience from systems integration and associated process re-engineering with automation, first with physical robots in manufacturing and latterly with software robots.
Over 20 years ago he worked in research and development to enable robots to work in abattoirs deconstructing carcasses, which is where he first came across neural networks.
He then worked in consulting for 10 years, in software development, and implementation, working primarily with business intelligence and reporting systems.

A brief stint leading an operational control team in group finance for a UK bank gave him good insight from a customer’s perspective of running financial reporting and ERP systems and the day-to-day administrative tasks involved. This lead to a period running a consulting practice for Oracle specialising in Enterprise Performance Management before moving into Software sales.

He is now pleased to be applying this experience in the world of software robots for Automation Anywhere, applying AI to those process tasks which have until recently been beyond the reach of computers.



Panel Chair - James Dening

Automation Anywhere, VP Europe


Fun facts about James: 


He has played two completely unrelated sports to a professional level 

He makes chutney as a secret hobby


Professional Biography:


James is VP and European RPA Evangelist for Automation Anywhere and has been the architect of the exponential growth Automation Anywhere is experiencing across Europe. Previously, James was a member of the leadership team at XLN Telecom and a board member leading all commercial activities at Red Gate. Prior to that, James held a variety of sales and leadership roles in the software and telecoms industries before serving as Head of Sales for Amazon UK, leading their B2B sales activities. 


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