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Scaling Automation to Reduce Thousands of Work Hours in One Year

In this webinar for Shared Services and Outsourcing Week, Todd Blevins, Vice President Global Business Services, UL will share the global safety certification company’s experience in building a successful automation initiative with shared services use cases, along with important lessons learned along the way.

Event Details

What began as a journey to drive efficiency for UL’s Global Business Services functions has now expanded to developing ways to help the business gain insights on performance and customers.

Now, a year after forming its automation Center of Excellence, the team is already saving millions.

In this webinar for Shared Services and Outsourcing Week, Todd Blevins, Vice President Global Business Services, UL will share the global safety certification company’s experience in building a successful automation initiative with shared services use cases, along with important lessons learned along the way.

Speakers

Moderator
John Neaylon Senior Account Executive Catalytic

As an advisor for digital agility and business transformation in enterprise SaaS, John is passionate about helping organizations use automation and AI technology to run smarter and more efficiently. At Catalytic, John leads our Strategic Accounts, collaborating with customers to envision the future of work, and then targeting platform enhancements to realize that future.

Featured Speaker
Todd Blevens Vice President, Global Business Services UL

Todd Blevins has been leading global business services organizations for over 15 years with a mission of leveraging shared services, automation and workforce transformation to freethe business’ he supports to create greater enterprise value.

Todd currently is theVice President of Global Business Services for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services.Prior to joining UL, Todd previous led GBS/Shared Services Operations atThe US Dept. of Transportation,Hertz and Cadbury.Prior to these roles, Todd worked in management consulting where he led systems implementations and process improvement engagements. He has been a reoccurring speaker at GBS industry events as well as participating on industry advisory boards.

Todd is originally from Texas where he graduated from Abilene Christian University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional.Todd recently competed the Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy executive certification program through MIT’s Sloan School of Business and is now completing the requirements to receive the Advanced Diploma, Global Business Services professional certification through The Hackett Institute.

Panel: Inside & Out

How Grant Thornton is transforming its internal operations to deliver exceptional customer experience in the wake of Covid-19

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In the wake of Covid-19, companies that have operated in their comfort zones for years have been forced abruptly to fully embrace rapid change. Digital, adaptable companies have the power to transform entire industries. Grant Thornton is on pace to do just that. Join this case study session to learn how Grant Thornton’s technology, go-to-market and back-office teams are building intelligent end-to-end processes to improve customer and employee experiences. With a technology-agnostic, holistic approach, they move faster, adapt to changes and invent new services built on digital infrastructure.

Speakers

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Neil Bahadur Channel Partnerships Catalytic

As a founding member of Catalytic’s business development team, Neil leads Channel Partnerships. Since 2016, he has been driving innovation in a broad range of industries—from advertising to manufacturing—to help organizations achieve unprecedented efficiency with the Catalytic platform. He brings years of experience in computer science and information security, and acts as a trusted advisor on change management for digital transformation. Neil helps motivated businesses identify where automation can deliver the most impact, then he provides simple solutions while fulfilling his mission of upskilling employees for their own professional development and empowering them to leave a positive impact on their business.

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Tony Dinola Partner, Advisory Services Grant Thornton

Tony is a versitile business consultant focused on servicing clients in many industries. With deep expertise in technology and his background as a CPA, he is focused on solving business problems across the enterprise.

Tony’s professional experience has centered on large-scale transformations across the finance function and IT systems. His experience has included:

  • Helping merge the finance function of new acquisitions onto acquirer processes and systems
  • Leading program management efforts for ERP projects to accomplish objectives and achieve desired benefits
  • Providing governance models and structure to track progress and address issues and risks
  • Coordinating system testing, conversion, and cutover efforts
  • Adoption of new accounting standards through process re-design efforts and new systems implementations.
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Victoria Wind Director, Enterprise Transformation Grant Thornton

Victoria is a director of Strategic Planning in the Enterprise Transformation team at Grant Thornton and has held leadership roles in customer experience strategy at Dell, AIG, EDS, HP, and Accenture. During her years at these Fortune 500 companies, she has specialized in transformation and innovation planning across a variety of industries at the business unit, account, product, and initiative levels. Developed out of her consulting work with dozens of brands in active transformation, Victoria has expertise in building innovation and digital growth visions supported by operational execution and disciplined measurement.

Victoria holds a B.A. in History from Duke University and a M.B.A. from the University of
Texas. She and her husband Martin reside in Prosper, Texas, and have two full-time
children.

Panel: The New Normal for BFSI: Covid-19, Business Continuity, and Risk Reduction

Covid-19 has introduced a new normal to the workplace. Leaders in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance need to spearhead strategies that anticipate and negate the impact of a workforce that may be working from home consistently in the next 12-18 months, with less access to the physical infrastructure that enables paper use.

Event Details

This panel discussion will include:

  • Anticipating the second wave of working from home, and planning accordingly
  • Assessing the hard dollar impact of automation expenditure versus ROI
  • Working with third party vendors, and when to consider outsourcing or in-house management
  • Cost shifting vs cost reduction: when to invest in work at home infrastructure for automation dev-ops

Panelists

  • Sean Chou, CEO and Co-Founder, Catalytic
  • Ryan Brown, Chief Enterprise Architect - Cloud, Visa
  • Jerome Dwight, Former CEO, BNY Mellon Canada • Board Advisor, Executive at Royal Bank of Canada, Cox Enterprises, Bayshore Capital Private Equity
  • Craig Libby, Retired Head Risk Management Data, Analytics, Reporting and Quality Monitoring, USAA

Speakers

Panelist
Ryan Brown Chief Enterprise Architect - Cloud Visa
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Craig Libby Retired Head of Risk Management Data, Analytics, Reporting and Quality Monitoring USAA
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Jerome Dwight Former CEO BNY Mellon Canada

Former CEO, BNY Mellon Canada; Board Advisor Executive at Royal Bank of Canada, Cox Enterprises, and Bayshore Capital Private Equity

Moderator
Sean Chou CEO and Co-Founder Catalytic

As the co-founder and CEO of Catalytic, Sean leads the charge on product design and company strategy, and builds relationships with customers, channels and investors. As a lifelong technologist and true SaaS pioneer, Sean loves turning complex business problems into simple solutions.

The Urgency of Digital Agility in our New Normal for Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics

In this webinar with FreightWaves, learn how to find the silver lining of the new world of work.

Event Details

Facing unforeseen operational challenges, companies operating in their comfort zones have been forced into change. You have the opportunity to revolutionize your organization by digitizing operations and building net-new offerings that extend your company’s value.

 

This session will cover:

  • Why and how optimizing the effectiveness of both people and technology is crucial to your success
  • Upskilling citizen developers to quickly respond to market and workplace changes
  • In-depth case study examples from Catalytic customers in the manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics industries
  • Recommendations for what to do next

Speakers

Moderator
Jeff Grisenthwaite Vice President, Product Catalytic

With more than 15 years of experience in enterprise SaaS, Jeff is passionate about helping organizations use automation and AI technology to run smarter and more effectively. At Catalytic, Jeff leads product management, collaborating with customers to envision the future of work, and then targeting platform enhancements to realize that future.

Panelist
Sophie Thompson Director of Solution Delivery Catalytic

Sophie serves as Director of Solution Delivery for Catalytic, leading Catalytic’s post-sales implementation and delivery efforts. Since joining Catalytic in June 2017, Sophie has held roles in Customer Success, where she helped build out Catalytic’s training program, and as a Project Manager for key accounts in Enterprise Services. Prior to joining Catalytic, Sophie worked for a Chicago-based nonprofit, focusing on education reform. Sophie is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago

Panel: Change, Improve, Automate

How to identify smart workflows and transform your organization

Event Details

Learn how to identify inefficiencies in your organization and discover how to execute effective workflows that will create the digital agility your organization needs. Walk away with actionable steps to get started today.

Speakers

Event Moderator
Nasir Feerasta Sales Engineer Catalytic

Join our Sales Engieer, Nasir Feerasta, as he gives a quick tour of the Catalytic platform and dives into different use cases.

By the end, you will be able to see just how easy it is is to build a smart workflow and see it running in action within Catalytic.