ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

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Marc De Kock


Marc has a Bachelor of Economic Science degree (Computer Science and Economic Science) from the University of the Witwatersrand and is also a certified TOGAF enterprise architect and a certified Scrum Master.

Marc started his career as a technology-focused management consultant with Accenture in the mid-1990’s. He has led the delivery of several major enterprise transformation projects, with daily management responsibility of up to 60 developers and 60 business analysts and 60 testers.

Marc also co-founded an IT services company in the mid-2000s and with his business partner grew the company to 30 full-time staff within 3 years. More recently Marc has been working with clients in understanding their process and delivery landscapes and helping them shape their digital transformation journeys making use of RPA, DPA, Process Intelligence, LEAN agile and LEAN start-up. Marc firmly believes in using agile principles to deliver value to end customers.
Marc and his wife moved to New Zealand in 2018 and he currently leads the RPA and process intelligence (PI) business units for K2 New Zealand.

Using Process Intelligence to implement Robotic and Digital Process Automation

Friday 3:40pm - 4:10pm, ITPNZ (Cybersec Room 4)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a hot topic within the business and IT space. Many organisations that have deployed RPA solutions and have not achieved the value they had anticipated.

Similarly, many organisations have an RPA platform but struggle to identify and motivate project candidates for automation and delivery.

This topic is aimed at business stakeholders and helps them understand how process intelligence (PI) can provide analytical data to identify process activities that are good project candidates for RPA and DPA initiatives.

Some of the thoughts covered:
* What is process intelligence and how are its insights used to define, launch and measure the results of projects?
* Ensure that robots reduce the workload of users.
* Actively look at stewarding the robotic workers into the organisation through cultural engagements and creating viable post development support and management structures.