Panel Discussion

Intelligent Automation – the next stage of transformation to address government’s challenges

In an era of digital disruption, citizen expectations dictate new approaches to the business of government.  Faced with changing demographics and declining government workforce, legacy siloed systems and the need to demonstrate value in a cost-effective manner, governments need to take advantage of intelligent automation technologies to be more efficient, transparent and agile – while enhancing employee satisfaction and increasing citizen engagement.

Join us on June 11th  to engage in a panel discussion with two experts in Intelligent Automation;  Kirke Everson, the Government Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in the US, and François Gaudreau, National Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in Canada.  They will discuss the full spectrum of intelligent automation – from robotic process automation and bots, through to artificial intelligence and evidence based-learning, and its application to both the front and back office.  They will also address the specific benefits to government, the unique challenges around ethics and trust, labour and compliance, and provide a realistic perspective on return on investment.  With specific examples of early government adopters in the US, Kirke will take participants through the pain points and successful outcomes achieved.

Lunch will be served.

When: June 11, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, 157 Séraphin-Marion, Ottawa ON.

Event Agenda

11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Panel Presentations
12:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A

Speaker Bio

About Kirke Everson

Kirke Everson, Managing Director, Federal Advisory KPMG US, Government Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in the US.

Kirke Everson is a managing director in KPMG’s Federal Advisory practice based in McLean, VA with over 18 years of management consulting experience focusing on technology enablement, program management, process improvement, cyber security, risk management, and financial management. Kirke primarily supports the Federal Government and currently serves as the Government lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in the US and works with federal, state and local governments to build awareness of business applications and has spoken at multiple government conferences across the US. Kirke leads intelligent automation projects for an independent federal research agency as well as agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Defense, and State of Texas to name a few.  Kirke is a CGFM, CISSP, CISA, PMP, CRSC, and CGEIT.

About François Gaudreau

François Gaudreau, Partner, Intelligent Automation Services, KPMG in Canada, National Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in Canada

François is a Partner in the Advisory Services practice of KPMG and leading the National Intelligent Automation practice for KPMG in Canada, with over 15 years of consulting and management experience in a verity of industries, including information technology, insurance, banking, mining and utilities. He has a strong background in technology and process improvement with extensive experience in delivering automation programs including Robotic Process Automation, Optical Character Recognition, Chatbot and Cognitive capabilities across multiple industries, including utilities and financial institutions.  He has an M.Sc. in International Commerce (Finance & Economy) from HEC in Montreal, an Automation Anywhere Accreditation (Developer), and a PRINCE2 Certification. 

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