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Automation and AI together can augment your core strengths, supplement your weaknesses and empower your people to focus on what is important. Plus, automation can provide immediate ROI including short term payback on costs. 

Please join JWN Energy and our partner, IBM for this on-line event on November 5, 2020. Through real examples, this session will look at the power of AI, combined with automation of processes, workflows and digital worker to demonstrate how you can rethink your business and operations to accelerate your success. 

Program Outline | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (MST)

  • Welcome Context Setting
  • Presentations and Discussions
  • Q&A

Speakers and Presenters

Benjamin Jacob
IBM Automation

A strategic and driven executive, Benjamin leads the IBM Automation Practice in Canada. He works with his high performing team across all industries and sectors to help clients scale their automation programs, manage them with confidence and optimize automation benefits to ensure a resilient business ready for growth opportunities. 

Benjamin brings a vast range of IT industry and leadership experience with companies like Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Symantec and most recently IPsoft.

Pavel Abdur-Rahman
Partner - Service Line Leader
Cognitive Bus Decision Support, CPT

Pavel leads a technology agnostic growing global practice of data strategists, scientists, meta-data managers, hybrid cloud platform architects & software engineers. He is frequently engaged by Fortune 500 digital transformation executives in financial, natural resources and healthcare sectors to co-create data informed enterprise that leverages its information to make higher quality decisions and interventions. In addition to his role at IBM, Pavel is an Adjunct Faculty at Queen’s Smith School of Business and Chair for Financial Services Playbook at IEEE's Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems. Pavel regularly speaks at global conferences, advises venture capital firms and champions digital economic development government initiatives. 

 Pavel has been identified as IBM’s Top Performer (Top 10%) and enrolled in several Executive Leadership Development programs. He has a bachelor in Industrial (Operations Research) Engineering from University of Toronto and masters in Data Science & Advanced Analytics from Queen's University.

Wendy Ell
Director, Strategic Partnerships
& Industry Development
JWN Energy 

Having been a marketing strategist to Alberta businesses for over 25 years, Wendy’s had the opportunity to develop strategic business plans and event activities for over two hundred businesses. Her clients have come from the sectors of oil and gas, real estate, agriculture, food and beverage, consumer products, professional services and advanced technology. Wendy's current role involves collaboration with corporations and associations; all for the purposes of helping industry overcome hurdles, mitigate risk, better communicate and improve productivity. 

Currently, with respect to Alberta's construction sector, she is working on rolling out a major industry program called The Alberta Project Improvement Network. The organizations involved in this network are sharing best practices, piloting new practices and communicating wins. The synergies and new activities created is fully intended to generate a dramatic movement for change. This program aims to have our sector be twice and safe and twice and productive by 2020. 

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  To dive deeper in intelligent automation and your possible transformation journey, join IBM at the virtual Think Summit Canada on October 22, 2020. 


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