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Blue Prism Customer Excellence Awards 2022 | Meet the Judges

By Charlotte Arrowsmith posted 03-10-2022 12:45


Blue Prism Customer Excellence Awards 2022 | Meet the Judges

You still have time to apply for the Blue Prism Customer Excellence Awards 2022. We would love to hear your intelligent automation story. Share your team’s innovative, creative, and bold use of their team of digital workers and inspire other automation enthusiasts to do the same.

Find out more about entering here. Entries close on March 17, 2022.

If you are wondering who might be reading your entry here is an introduction to some of our judges. Our panel includes industry professionals and influencers, thought leaders, digital transformation experts, representatives from the previous year’s winners and internal Blue Prism intelligent automation experts. Please meet:

Ashish Jha, Principle Program Manager, Amazon

Ashish has led organization-wide digital transformation, RPA, AI Strategy, and change delivery at Invesco and HSBC in his past career. In a previous role Invesco won the Long-Standing Innovation Award in the  Customer Excellence Award 2020 under Ashish’s leadership.

Bernadette Clarke, Managing Director, Evolution NHS

Bernadette runs teams of consultants nationally who deliver digital interim talent into NHS organizations. She is an organiser of Her Plus Data Meet Up in Manchester, a female only women in data meet up group. Bernadette is also a mentor for WIR - Women in Recruitment and is a fellow of the One HealthTech Manchester Hub.

Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor, Computer Weekly

As the Business Applications editor at Computer Weekly, Brian covers information management and enterprise software topics. He is a former editor of Computer Weekly, Infosecurity and Knowledge Management magazines, and has edited academic journals in information science and computer security.

Catherine Gray, Editor, AI Magazine

Catherine is currently an Editor at BizClik Media Group for AI Magazine, sharing cutting-edge developments in the world of artificial intelligence. CAtehrine has a keen personal interest in sustainability and technological innovation and writes about how the two will align to support global decarbonisation targets.

David Cushman, Practice Leader – Emerging Technology, HFS

David Cushman leads the Emerging Technology Practice and is the Editor in Chief of the HFS OneOffice Hot Vendors program and is currently heavily focused in the SaaS XXV research agenda – focused on the business value delivered by software-as-a-service vendors. He is a published author and a former director in digital strategy advisory at a tier-1 services company.

Felix Perex, Client Manager, Prosegur

Felix handles international clients with the aim to provide impeccable business value to them. He has been leading various technology initiatives such as Blue Prism connected RPA in the cloud with Prosegur clients. Prosegur has won many awards over the 2020 and 2021 awards.

Hannah Atherton, RPA Lead , Pets at Home

Hannah is the RPA Lead Pets at Home. She leads the team and delivers automations across the business. Hannah previously judged the Blue Prism Customer Excellence Awards 2021.

Jesse Tutt,  Program Director, IT A.I., Analytics & Automation, Alberta Healthcare Services

Jesse is an IT leader with nineteen years experience focused on Triple A; Analytics, A.I. and Automation and an entrepreneur. He leads the IT Analytics COE at Alberta Health Services.

John Hindle, Managing Partner, Knowledge Capital Partners

John has over 35 years experience as a senior executive and adviser to companies in the US and Europe in areas of technology and business services. John has served as a judge for the Customer Awards since the program’s inception. John publishes widely in trade, popular and academic media.

Juice Madai, Program Director, Enterprise Automations Program, Raytheon Technologies

Juice has seventeen years experience in supply chain, operations, program management, and digital technology and has led Raytheon’s world class program since 2017.  Juice is always looking for ways to stretch the boundaries of the art of the possible. Raytheon won the Americas ROM Excellence Awards 2020.

Mitra Wani, Senior Director, Digital Transformation & Solutions, ADP

Mitra has been in the process automation space over fifteen years, helped companies in setting up and scaling the global solutions & transformation practice. Mitra leads some of the key digital initiatives at ADP, and is also a senior executive of an EdTech startup.

Nikki North, Intelligent Automation Product Manager, NewDay

Nikki has sixteen years of experience working in RPA and have automated hundreds of processes over her career in Financial Services. Nikki was the Global Winner  of the Woman In Intelligent Automation of the Year 2021 and continues to be an active member of WIRPA.

Prasanna Ballepalli, IT Innovation/Strategy Manager, Prosegur

Prasanna leadis multi-talent teams in new technologies such as ML, Cloud and IPA with the aim to create standardized and cost-effective RPA operations models. Prasanna has been using Blue Prism since 2017 and automated hundreds of processes. Prosegur has won many awards over the 2020 and 2021 awards.

Rachel Swindells, Intelligent Automation Capability Lead, ASB

With nine years in automation, Rachel led the first APAC Blue Prism implementation in 2016, defining an optimal return operating model for the NZ market. Racehl currently leads the capability, governance, and ways of working for ASB. Rachel was a  finalist for Woman in Intelligent Automation of the Year 2021.

Rich Kimmens, Automation Lead, S&P Global

Rich is responsible for the governance and operations of the Robotic Operating Model including the RPA Academy at S&P Global.  After taking part as a judge last year Rich is excited to be involved again and to see how other companies are leveraging Blue Prism’s tools and capabilities. S&P Global were a finalist for the ROM Excellence Award 2021.

Silvina Montemartini, Head of RPA, Santander Technology Argentina

Silvina leads the RPA  area at Santander Tecnología Argentina. With more than twenty seven years of experience in private banks and technology companies in Argentina, Silviana has led her team to be leaders in the Blue Prism platform in LATAM. Santander won the Americas All-Star Business Value Driver Award 2021.

Steve Blunt, General Manager AI Hub, University of Sydney

Steve established the automation and AI shared service within the university, which was the first of its kind in Australia. Under Steve’s leadership, the AI Hub won the Rookie of the Year Award in Blue Prism Customer Excellence Awards 2019.[CK1] 

Vanessa Corbett, ASB

Vanessa has been an integral member of ASB’s digital transformation journey since the program began in 2016. She has driven her team to deliver innovative automation solutions for over 45 core business processes and stand up a fleet of 70 robots running 24/7. She was the APAC regional winner of Woman in Intelligent Automation of the Year 2021.

Vipul Tiwari, Sr. Process Simplification Developer,  Amazon

Vipul has than 5 years of automation experience has implemented several large-scale solutions end to end and mentored many people in the field of RPA and AI. Vipul was a finalist in the Intelligent Automation Developer of the Year 2021 category. Vipul  is also a and has won and judged multiple Blue Prism hackathons. 

Tina Short-Tupaea, Head of Intelligent Automation, Fonterra

Tina has extensive leadership experience across manufacturing, supply chain and complex business processes. This has enabled a wholistic view across end-to-end value chain, where automation can be applied both en masse and to discreet bespoke activities. Tina also chairs the Intelligent Automation (IA) forum in NZ. Fonterra won the APAC Innovation Excellence Awards 2021.

There are still a few judges to be announced, keep an eye out for more!

We look forward to reading your entries and learning more about your achievements! Entries close on March 17, 2022 please find out more information here.



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