Hyper Automation – Sharing Experiences

Event Detail

Today’s enterprises have shifted the pace of digital transformation into an overdrive –Technology leaders are finding themselves in the hot-seat once again not just to implement business continuity plans, but to accelerate the move of mission-critical business operations to alternative digital platforms and develop new digital. This requires digital automation capabilities to be democratized across the workforce enabling all stakeholders beyond IT teams to maximise existing resources and focus on strategic business recovery outcomes.

This exclusive round table will explore practical frameworks for organisations to accelerate enterprise automation journeys, mapping productivity gains with the most urgent business needs for the post-pandemic future and share real life learning to avoid pitfalls.

  • What is hyper-automation?
  • Why do it?
  • How – the journey
  • Key challenges / lessons learnt

Event Date

Tuesday, 6th October 2020

Event Time

12:55 - 14:00

Event Location



Manish Gupta

Former Global CTO, Diageo
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Manish Gupta

Manish is an experienced contemporary enterpriseIT leader who has 25+ yrs.of work ex with some marquee logos –Accenture,PepsiCo, and Diageo. He has worked across domains, industries, geographies and thus different archetypes, cultures and delivered impactful outcomes towards business growth, profitability,and reputation. He has led large teams , managed scale P&Ls(cost centre)and been a member of senior leadership teams, interacting and presentingextensively to boards and external stakeholders. Manish Is also actively involved in advising 3 start-ups at different stages of their evolution.

He is currently spending a lot of time designing and developing a 3 dayindustry program “Business Innovation with Emerging Technologies”with India School of Business as Exec in Residenceand is devoting a lot of time to learn more about Machine Learning/ AI and Emotional Intelligence.


Ian Golding

CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Ian Golding

Until recently, Ian was the Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017 as the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim), Ian created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that helped the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning.

Ian has held recent posts as Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group with prior to roles including as Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.

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