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Online Meet-up – Intelligent Automation (German-speaking)

Watch this roundtable discussion with industry experts, customers and partners. Real digital transformation and successful implementation is the main headline of this format.

Pega provides our customers with an intelligent, scalable low-code platform that leaves nothing to be desired. In this interactive event, we not only discuss current trends, but also the future of intelligent automation with our speakers and participants.

Markus Spieleder Partner KPMG Deutschland

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Experience case studies from industry leaders first-hand, take part in exciting discussions on future-proof automation strategies, and ask the speakers direct questions in this online meet-up in talk-show format. Get valuable inspiration:

  • Accelerate your workflows with proven automation tools
  • Achieve long-term success by bringing people, processes, and systems together
  • Say goodbye to silos with a future-proof architecture tailored to your requirements

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Christiane Stein (Moderator)

Christiane Stein is a news journalist and presenter. For ten years she was News Anchor at the news channel n-tv. The business administration graduate leads through numerous conferences and congresses from industry, business and politics. Her main topics are digitalization, innovations and artificial intelligence.

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Georg Knöpfle

Partner, KPMG

Georg Knöpfle is partner in IT consulting at KPMG and based in Munich. For the last 20 years he has specialized in the development of financial organizations (Shared Services). For the last 8 years he has headed the "Intelligent Automation Unit" throughout Germany. His current focus is the automation of financial processes with modern technologies.

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Oliver Karalus

Senior Executive Manager, Pegasystems

Oliver Karalus has spent his entire career in the consulting and software industry. In collaboration with leading companies, especially in the financial and industrial sectors, he is considered a pioneer of Start-2-Start digitization. His focus is global companies, assisting them in driving productivity and growth through improved customer excellence and intelligent automation. He has been an integral part of Pega since 2009 and established a strategic partnership with Siemens in 2015, which has since developed into a continuous win-win scenario.

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Kai-Eberhard Lueg

Corporate Vice President, Global Business Services – Operations, Siemens

Kai-Eberhard Lueg heads the operational business of Siemens Global Business Services. He looks back on a total of 15 years of international experience in the Siemens Shared Services environment in various management positions, such as Head of Business Process Shared Services and Finance Shared Services as well as CFO of Global Shared Services. Prior to these positions, he was the global CFO of the Siemens Wind Power Division. In this role, he managed the ramp-up of Siemens Wind Power as a multi-billion Euro industrial unit, including the implementation of all relevant support structures (e.g. Finance, HR, IT, SCM, etc.). His CV covers various senior management positions in both operational and business management in an international environment, including e.g. the development of risk management systems in Corporate Audit and support in the establishment of first shared services structures in Corporate Finance.

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Christina Herweg

Portfoliomanagerin Segment ERP Solutions, DB Systel GmbH

Christina Herweg has been Product Manager since 2011 and Portfolio Manager since 2016 at DB Systel GmbH. She is responsible for the development of new standard services or solutions for all subsidiaries of the DB Group. Since 2017, she has been responsible for the new specialist topics relating to business processes and digital solution options - in this context, she is also a key driver for setting up a new organizational unit, Process Intelligence, within the new agile working environment of DB Systel GmbH. The following new services are assigned to the new Process Intelligence unit: Process Intelligence Consulting, Process Modeling, Workflow and Case Management, Robotic Process Automation and Process Mining. Prior to this, Christina Herweg was a product manager in the further education sector for middle to higher management as well as a manager for several years in various areas of the automotive industry.

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Susanne Auinger

Senior Partner Account Manager - Business Enablement, DB Systel GmbH

Susanne Auinger is responsible for the tactical and strategic partnership development of DB IT - Environment with a focus on digitalization of 4.0 and future technologies, in direct responsibility of defined key partners. Prior to assuming this role in 2016, she was Head of Sales Channel Management and led a team of experts in the area of sourcing for another five years. In her career, she gained experience as a domain expert and as a leader in ICT marketing and sales, managing international sourcing projects and key account businesses as well as cooperations. Susanne Auinger also led an EU research project MASAI (Mobility based on Service Aggregation and Application Networking) within the European Chapter H2020, analyzed new technologies and investigated and developed tools to enable a seamless travel experience in Europe.

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Nico Müller

Head of Global Process Ownership O2C, Siemens

Nico Mueller is responsible for the digitalization, optimization and automation of end-to-end business processes in the order-to-cash area. Prior to this role he worked in various functions at the interface between process, IT and project management within the Siemens Shared Service / GBS organization. Prior to his functions at Siemens Shared Service he worked in the commercial area and in IT/ERP consulting.

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Matthias Burkhart

Head of Process Optimization & Applications, Siemens

Matthias Burkhart is responsible for designing and implementing efficient e2e processes and continuously improving these applications. Prior to this position in Shared Services, he worked in Corporate Finance on the optimization of accounting processes, in a governance role. He was responsible for financial system process audits and project reviews in the Corporate Finance Audit department. He started his career at KPMG in IT Consulting and Accounting Advisory Services.

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Simeon Weibler

Senior Project Manager / Product Owner, Siemens

Simeon Weibler is currently the product owner in an agile software development project that leads the product design of NextGenP2P to drive automation and process harmonization in Siemens' global processing centers. In the past, he has worked on a number of large financial transformation projects with a special focus on high-volume and highly complex transaction processing.

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Dirk Böning-Corterier

Product Owner Workflow-/Case-Management, Process Intelligence Consulting, DB Systel GmbH

Dirk Böning-Corterier has been working for Deutsche Bahn's digital partner for over 10 years. As project manager and consultant he has successfully implemented major projects. Since 2011, he has been driving forward the development of agile and self-organized teams in order to advance the railroad company with the rapid implementation of digital solutions.

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Doris Barth

Senior Project Manager FINANCE 4 DB, Deutsche Bahn

Doris Barth works as a senior project manager in the corporate program "FINANCE 4 DB", which deals with digitization and the resulting process changes in the finance functions of Deutsche Bahn. For more than 20 years, she has held management positions in the controlling department of the DB Group.

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Luisa Thiele

Project Manager FINANCE 4 DB, Deutsche Bahn

Luisa Thiele manages digital speedboat projects at FINANCE 4 DB (F4DB), testing the use of new technology solutions and their potential for DB's finance department. She has been working as a project manager in the corporate program F4DB for two years.

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Agenda - 15. October 2020

10:00 AM

Registration / Dial-In
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10:05 AM

Welcome and introduction of topic and guests
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In order for companies to remain successful, even in difficult times, they must be able to react quickly and process new volumes efficiently. Learn how to master today's challenges while building future-proof architecture.

Oliver Karalus

Pega

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Georg Knöpfle

KPMG

Automation re-thought

New technologies allow companies to redesign classic processes. In doing so, challenges arise in organization, processes and IT. In many cases, market constraints accelerate the transformation. Essentially, the way employees work will also adapt. We will give a short insight into this.

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Kai-Eberhard Lueg

Siemens

Siemens' innovative P2P service - Milestone towards global implementation of the shared service strategy

Siemens, KPMG and Pegasystems have worked closely together to design a new Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) service. Siemens launched a comprehensive program in 2019 with the aim of optimizing, harmonizing and automating the P2P process by introducing a unified platform. After a detailed market analysis and intensive evaluation of various solutions together with KPMG, Siemens decided to introduce the Pega platform also for the digitization of the P2P process, after Siemens had already digitized other core processes based on the Pega platform. NextGenP2P is a completely digital P2P processing service that automates the entire process end-to-end. Siemens is introducing the service throughout the company and to the market. Learn more about the underlying strategy and the benefits for your company.

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Christina Herweg

DB Systel

Susanne Auinger

DB Systel

Digital transformation - achieving success with T-Shaped Teams

Digitization initially only associates technological challenges. However, successful digitization requires mastering several disciplines, such as change management, communication, building strategic partnerships, direct customer integration, organizational conditions and, of course, ultimately the operational use of all technological capabilities. Gain an insight into how DB Systel, as the IT provider for the railroad group, has proceeded step by step and what challenges still need to be overcome.

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Our panelists will discuss various approaches and give some insight into intelligent automation in practice and how companies can create future-proof architecture.

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We invite all participants to participate in the discussion! Respond to what you hear, share your experiences, and ask the speakers direct questions via chat or a live studio phone-in connection.

11:40 AM

Summary and conclusion
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Meet-up Demo - 16. October 2020

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Experience Pega technology live! Experts will show successful automation strategies can be implemented, with engaging demos. Take the opportunity to ask the speakers or experts direct questions again at this point!

Georg Knöpfle

KPMG

Oliver Karalus

Pega

Cash is King – how Siemens optimizes their Cash Collection Process with Pega Platform

Gain insight into how Siemens has used the Pega Platform to optimize receivables management in more than 30 countries to date, with a focus on productivity, cash flow and transparency. Learn about the role of customer segmentation, different strategies in receivables management, and the need for harmonization to meet local requirements in this area of interaction.

Nico Müller

Siemens

NextGenP2P – Purchase-2-Pay-Service: digital, automated, end-to-end

We are introducing a seamless and fully digital Purchase-to-Pay processes. With our innovative digital PEGA platform NextGenP2P we increase your automation rate, process efficiency and reduce manual workloads. Our platform enables us to efficiently manage and conduct processes in a highly automatic manner. The first Pilot with Focus on Account Payables is successfully live and we are happy to give a demo of the solution.

Matthias Burkhart

Siemens

Simeon Weibler

Siemens

Let the work flow - Digitization of intra-group contracts

Companies in the DB Group maintain close business relationships with each other and conclude a large number of internal contracts. By piloting a standardized workflow management process for concluding internal contracts, we are standardizing and digitizing the process comprehensively. After the first pilot weeks, clear effects are already visible - the process throughput time has been more than halved.

Dirk Böning-Corterier

DB Systel

Doris Barth

Deutsche Bahn

Luisa Thiele

Deutsche Bahn

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