AI Gov: Future of RPA

AI Gov: Future of RPA

 
Future of RPA
AI Gov: Future of RPA
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Robotic process automation has the potential to streamline business processes, reduce manual and time-intensive labor and drive efficiencies across the enterprise. This event strives to examine how smart RPA applications are increasing productivity and driving federal agency missions forward, from medical research and development to acquisition processes to IT maintenance.

Date
June 9, 2021
Time
11:30 am
Where
Virtual event
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AI Gov: Future of RPA

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RPA is rising in federal agencies as an emerging technology that streamlines business processes and drive efficiencies across the enterprise. Experts in the technology from GSA, DOD, VA, IRS and more tell us about their RPA adoption journeys and collaboration efforts in this recap of the AI Gov: Future of RPA virtual event.

GovernmentCIOMedia President Michael Hoffman interviews Gerard Badorrek, CFO at the General Services Administration (GSA) regarding the current state of robotic process automation (RPA) and its various implementations across the federal government.

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Erin Mirsky of GovernmentCIO speaks with Carrie Lee (VA), Harrison Smith (IRS), and Erica Thomas (DOD). They discussed how heavily manual processes cost federal agencies many hours and dollars. Fortunately, officials are looking to automate business manual processes to drive efficiency and productivity across their organizations. This panel will discuss those opportunities for RPA applications to improve internal processes and mission across the federal space.

Watch our Fireside Chat interview with Krista Kinnard, the Emerging Technology branch chief at the Department of Labor. Moderated by Jackie Medina, Director, Digital at GovernmentCIO.

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Illustrator Wade Forbes joined our event to visualize our panelists' conversations and insights. Learn more about Wade Forbes at Redtale.com

Speakers

 

Gerard Badorrek is the Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As the senior financial executive at GSA, he is responsible for the management of its $25 billion budget and over 600 financial personnel at GSA’s central office and across 11 regions. Mr. Badorrek oversees all financial functions and activities, including strategic planning, performance management, budgeting, accounting, analytics and reporting, financial operations and audits. He also serves as GSA’s Performance Improvement Officer.

Since joining GSA in December 2014, Mr. Badorrek has completed a comprehensive transformation of the GSA finance organization that will standardize business processes, tighten financial controls, and enhance operational performance and drive efficiencies. The effort included centralizing four budget organizations into an overall GSA Budget Office; creating new Performance Management and Analytics offices; and streamlining the Regional Financial Operations from 11 regions into 4 zones. In addition, Mr. Badorrek led the successful transition of GSA’s Financial Management Line of Business to another federal agency in support of the federal directive for shared services.

Prior to this role in federal government, Mr. Badorrek spent more than 25 years in the private sector. His expertise in financial management and business operations successfully drove organizational change and improved performance levels at both public and private companies. Mr. Badorrek was a Senior Vice President at Xerox Services, holding positions as a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer(COO) of the State Government group. He had an extensive career with MCI Communications including roles as Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Business Operations, Executive Director of Corporate Business Analysis and Business Unit CFO and Controller with responsibilities for leading large organizations, building teams and solving complex operational and business problems. He also served as CFO and COO for several private technology companies.

Mr. Badorrek has an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University.

CFO, GSA; Executive Sponsor, RPA Community of Practice

Krista Kinnard is the Chief of Emerging Technologies at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. In this role, she leads the organization’s discovery and adoption of new technologies and solutions to meet the unique business challenges faced by DOL agencies. She helps foster the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA) and other emerging technologies across the organization in support of mission work.

Prior to joining the Department, Krista was a Director of the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, where she partnered with federal agencies to foster the adoption of AI and automation capabilities. She played a critical role in DOL’s standing-up of a robotic process automation capability for procurement and IT based processes. Additionally, she helped lead the Artificial Intelligence Community of Practice (CoP) for GSA.

Krista has several years of experience as a data scientist and technical project lead in the private sector, leading the design and development of machine learning based systems for government clients.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Science degree in Data Analytics and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Chief of Emerging Technologies, Department of Labor
Senior Technical Advisor, Project Special Forces, DevSecOps, Office of Information and Technology, VA
Co-Director, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, IRS

Ms. Erica Thomas works for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). She is currently the Program Manager for OUSD(C)’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives and co-leads the DoD’s RPA Consortium. Outside of DoD, she is an active champion for the Federal RPA Community of Practice and co-led the “Use Case, Process Selection, and Automation Sharing” practice area.

Prior to her current role, she served as the Team Lead for DoD’s Financial Management Reform efforts and as a Senior Accountant in the Business Integration Office, leading enterprise wide Procure-to-Pay initiatives and DATA Act reporting compliance. All told, she has over 14 years of DoD Financial Management experience.

RPA Program Manager, Department of Defense

Agenda

 
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Opening Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: The State of Federal RPA

  • Gerard Badorrek, CFO, GSA
  • Moderator: Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Getting to Better Business Processes with RPA

Heavily manual processes cost federal agencies many hours and dollars in cost. Fortunately, officials are looking to automate business manual processes to drive efficiency and productivity across their organizations. This panel will discuss those opportunities for RPA applications to improve internal processes and mission across the federal space.

  • Carrie Lee, Senior Technical Advisor, Project Special Forces, DevSecOps, Office of Information and Technology, VA
  • Harrison Smith, Co-Director, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, IRS
  • Erica Thomas, RPA Program Manager, DOD
  • Moderator: Erin Mirsky, Senior Vice President, GovernmentCIO
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Fireside Chat

  • Krista Kinnard, Branch Chief, Emerging Technology, Department of Labor
  • Moderator: Jackie Medina, Director, Digital, GovernmentCIO
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Closing Remarks