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A key aspect of digital transformation is enabling business agility. Business processes, the set of workflows and tasks to deliver an internal or external service, are often inefficient, time consuming and deliver poor customer experiences. Business process transformation can deliver significant improvements in top line, bottom line and risk mitigation but the most important outcome is business agility. A number of technology trends are enabling business process transformation to streamline front office, middle office and back-office processes – in the areas of Quote-to-Cash Processes, Financial Processes, Procure-to-Pay, Supply Chain, Customer Support, etc. They include digitization of documents, the move of applications to the cloud, data-driven decision making, process automation, process mining and continuous process optimization.
Abdul Razack (Chief Product Officer, SAP Cloud)
Abdul Razack is the Head of Cloud Technology and Architecture at SAP. In this role, Abdul is a key catalyst and one of the main contributors to SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy. Abdul returns to SAP from Infosys, where he ran their Platform Division, focusing on artificial intelligence and automation solutions. Prior to that Abdul was with SAP for over 12 years, leading the Portfolio Strategy team and then serving as the executive vice president for Custom Development & Co-Innovation at SAP. During his tenure, the team delivered over 40 new innovations powered by SAP HANA to customers worldwide across 12 industry verticals.
Sanjay Srivastava (SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Genpact) [MODERATOR]
Sanjay Srivastava is senior vice president and Chief Digital Officer, where he runs Genpact’s growing Digital business, overseeing the Genpact Cora platform and all Digital products and services. Previously, as a technology entrepreneur, Sanjay built four startups, taking each from founding to sustainable product businesses, and eventually successful acquisitions by Akamai, BMC, SunGard, and Genpact respectively. Sanjay also held operating leadership roles in other large corporations including Hewlett Packard, Akamai, and SunGard where he oversaw product management, global sales, engineering, and services P&Ls.
Naveen Zutshi (SVP & CIO, Palo Alto Networks)
Naveen Zutshi has been Chief Information Officer of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. since 2015. Mr. Zutshi served as the Vice President of Technology & Operations of Encover, Inc. Prior to joining Encover, he spent seven years in a variety of senior technology positions with Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for architecting and delivering Enterprise Management & Identity Management Solutions. His background at Cisco also includes leading the development of Sales Force Automation technologies in support of the global sales force at Cisco. In his career, he spent six years with Wal-Mart Corporation, served as Strategy Manager for their enterprise information portal and in senior engineering positions at Tata Unisys.
Praniti Lakhwara (CIO, Apttus)
Praniti Lakhwara joined Apttus in May 2017. Prior to Apttus, Praniti was the VP of IT at Nimble Storage where she was responsible for Infrastructure, Applications, Security and Data Platforms. Prior to Nimble, Praniti was at Guidewire software as the Sr. Director of Applications and Client Services. She spent 11 years at Align Technology (makers of Invisalign) and had the opportunity to work in multiple teams and roles.
6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking
6:30-6:45 – Intro from The Hive & SAP
6:45-7:45 – Panel Discussion
7:45-8:00 – Audience Q&A