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Avasant delves into the role of Automation, AI, and Blockchain in driving Transformation at Empowering Beyond Symposium, Washington, DC

Global management consulting firm Avasant hosted its signature event, Empowering Beyond Symposium, at the National Union Building, Washington DC on October 30th. Sponsored by Hexaware and Uipath, the event featured industry executives and thought leaders firms such as Bristol Myers-Squibb, US Small Business Administration, the National Council on Aging, and LexisNexis. Over 100 senior executives from major financial institutions, NGOs, and donor firms attended this enterprise executive invitation-only event.

The summit’s theme, “Thriving in the Digital Age: How Automation, AI and Blockchain can Drive Transformation” focused on how the next generation of digital services will push companies to transform and adapt their business and operating model to align with new market realities. Speakers addressed important questions facing technology and business executives today, such as:

  • How should companies develop a transformation roadmap to avoid getting disrupted in the Digital Age?
  • How are digital technologies such as Automation/RPA, AI and Blockchain impacting enterprises and what is the best way to leverage them to drive transformation?
  • How can organizations partner with technology and services firms to implement these transformation initiatives?
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Kevin S. Parikh (Global CEO, Avasant) delivers opening keynote, “Dare to Dream: Creating the Enterprise of the Future”

Opening keynote by Avasant CEO, Kevin S. Parikh, “Dare to Dream: Creating the Enterprise of the Future” set the right tone with the concept of digital singularity and what it means not only for businesses to adapt in order to survive and thrive in the Digital Age, but also in the goal of serving the needs of humanity. Parikh, known for his work celebrating the inherent connection between humanity and technology, made the point that, “digital singularity brings an opportunity for us that can unlock the capabilities of human beings, enabling us to lead more fulfilling lives.”

Following the opening keynote was a thought leadership panel discussion with executives from the National Council on Aging, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hexaware and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to discuss leveraging automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain in the transformation journey.

A fireside chat, hosted by Anupam Govil (Partner, Avasant, President, AvaSense™), allowed Ajay Jindal, Senior Director, RPA, Continuous Improvement and Quality, LexisNexis and Joseph Santamorena, Vice President, Sales, Northeast Region, UiPath to share their insights based on their experiences scaling automation across a global organization.

Keynote speakers, Sanjay Gupta, CTO, US Small Business Administration and Naresh Lachmandas, Former CIO, L3 CSW, spoke about innovation and disruption in the digital age and the role of the new CIO therein.

This thought leadership event was part of Avasant’s Empowering Beyond series, intended to be a forum for a broad spectrum of technology leaders around the world to examine technology trends, social impact, and opportunities for economic growth. The event was sponsored by Hexaware and UiPath.

About Avasant 
Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client based solutions.

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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