Gerard Badorrek is an executive with experience leading transformation and automation in both the public and private sectors. Most recently he served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the General Services Administration with responsibility for GSA’s $30B+ Budget, Strategic Plan, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Analytics, Audits and Financial Operations. He completed a broad transformation of the CFO office before leaving the government in January 2022.
While in the federal government, Mr. Badorrek introduced RPA to the CFO Office and created a program that supported RPA implementations across GSA. By working closely with business owners, this team developed over 100 automations and created incremental capacity of over 400k hours annually. He also founded the Federal Government RPA Community of Practice (COP) which brought together agency leaders developing automations across the federal government to share best practices and address common challenges. The COP now has more than 1300 members from over 100 federal agencies and conducted webinars and conferences with more than 10k attendees. He was responsible for the publication of the Federal RPA Playbook and the State of Federal RPA reports.
In 2018, Gerard was named a leader by the Office of Management and Budget of the government-wide goal to help federal agencies to shift from low to high value work through automation, work optimization and burden reduction. He received the 2021 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service and was named a FED 100 technology leader.
Prior to this role in federal government, Mr. Badorrek worked for over 25 years in the private sector with both public and private companies. He developed expertise in Business Operations, Finance, Strategy and Analytics while leading and driving organizational change and improving performance levels.
Mr. Badorrek was previously a Senior Vice President at Xerox Corporation holding positions as a Managing Director of Business Process Outsourcing and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the State Government sector of Xerox Services, while providing services to 43 state governments. In addition, Gerard had an extensive career with MCI Communications and was responsible for leading worldwide operational organizations, building teams and solving complex operational and business problems. At MCI he held various leadership positions including Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President of Finance, Business Unit CFO and Controller and he has served as CFO and COO of private technology companies.
Mr. Badorrek has an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a Master degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Ian Barkin is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and author, fascinated by the Future of Work and its implications for the workers of the future. He co-founded the leading RPA consultancy, Symphony Ventures, which he sold to Sykes Enterprises in 2018. He then served in the C-suite of the $1.7B NASDAQ listed CX company. Ian has authored LinkedIn Learning courses used by people globally to learn about, and to apply, RPA, AI and Cognitive technologies in their careers. He co-authored the book “Intelligent Automation: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation” and was the host of the podcast “OneTAKE”, where he explored customer experience and digital transformation trends. Ian is exploring new ways to discuss work, digitalization, among other topics, through his eponymous vlog, found on Youtube and LinkedIn.
Anthony Fung is the CEO of Amplitude9, a company that provides robotic process automation and artificial intelligence solutions that improve service delivery to citizens, provide significant organizational cost savings, and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.
Anthony Fung served as Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, Anthony served as a senior advisor to the Commonwealth on technology matters including data analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, innovation and entrepreneurship, and oversaw Virginia’s technology agency which supports technology governance and needs for over one hundred thousand commonwealth employees.
Anthony is a proven executive with over 23 years of experience in information technology management, strategic planning, and operations management. Before joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Anthony was the CEO of a professional consulting firm, which serviced Federal focused clients such as DoD, HHS, DHS, and GSA. Anthony also served as a SCORE counselor, providing advice to small businesses on start-up best practices, business operations, and strategy.
Anthony has been recognized as one of Washington’s top business leaders, recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Award, SmartCEO Top 100 CEOs, and named Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader.
BS Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems ’93 – George Mason University
Having begun his career at 16 as a computer specialist with the FBI in Washington DC, Bobby Patrick is now Chief Marketing Officer of UiPath, the fastest growing enterprise software company in history and leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI. UiPath’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) propelled from $20 Million when Bobby joined the company in 2017 to nearly 40 times larger four years later. In 2021, UiPath debuted on the NYSE as one of the largest US software IPOs in history raising over $1.3 billion.
Bobby strongly believes that humans-and-robots will integrate in partnership, freeing humans from the mundane, empowering them to be their best, and driving a new era of hyper-productivity growth; a vision he calls A Robot for Every Person. The vision earned UiPath a spot on the coveted CNBC Disrupter 50 list in 2020. Bobby was also recently named among the Forbes CMO 50 and named among 50 Influential Marketing Leaders Changing the Industry in 2020 by Comparably (https://www.comparably.com/news/50-influential-marketing-leaders–changing-the-industry-in-2020/).
Before joining UiPath, Bobby served as CMO for Hewlett Packard’s $4 Billion-dollar Cloud business. He served previously as CMO for Basho (acquired by Bet365), GXS (acquired by OpenText), and Digex (acquired by Verizon).
Bobby is a limited partner in Crew Capital, a newly established early-stage venture capital firm, launched by current and former executives and founders at UiPath.
Sidney Madison Prescott
Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify
Sidney Madison Prescott is the Global Head of Intelligent Automation (Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence) at Spotify. In her role, Sidney partners with internal business units to strategize ways to transform business processes via automation. Immediately prior, she also led intelligent process automation for a leading global investment firm. Early in her career, Sidney held the position of Vice President of Intelligent Process Automation at BNY Mellon, where she partnered with internal business units to strategize ways to transform business processes through robotic automation. After spending the past few years of her career in the cognitive automation space, Sidney knows what drives successful global robotics implementations and has excelled at delivering projects resulting in a seven-figure return on investment stats for Fortune 250 companies across the globe.
In addition to her enterprise technology expertise, Sidney is an Executive Board Member for three global non-profit organizations where she contributes automation insights to enhance overall program objectives. Recently Sidney was elected to join the board of the Habitat for Humanity, New York City Young Professionals organization. In addition to her passion for philanthropy, Sidney is an active champion of women in technology, as the former head of the East Coast chapter of the global non-profit organization, Women in Tech.
In January 2020, Sidney was awarded the prestigious 2020 Top 50 Tech Visionaries Award. In 2019, Sidney was nominated by the USA Women in Payments awards committee and a group of her peers, as a coveted “Rising Star in Payments” 2019 award recipient. In addition, the Women in IT global organization nominated Sidney for the 2019 Silicon Valley “Rising Star in IT” award.
In addition to her extensive work in the technology sector, Sidney is also a published author. Sidney has co-authored a technology book, release via global publishing house Apress in April 2021. The book is entitled, Robotic Process Automation using UiPath StudioX: A Citizen Developer’s Guide to Hyperautomation. The manuscript allows readers to leverage firsthand examples to explain the basis of UiPath through the use of real-world prototypes and has gone on to become an Amazon best-selling new release. Sidney has also published an Honors Thesis and an award-winning philosophical essay via ScholarWorks & Misericordia University’s Journal of Living Philosophy. In 2021, Sidney co-authored a PLOS Computational Biology academic journal article entitled, Responses to 10 Common Criticisms of Anti-Racism Action in STEMM.
Sidney holds a BA in Philosophy with a double minor in Political Science & Ethics (Pre-Law) along with Honors, Advanced Honors & Research Honors from Georgia State University after graduating Magna Cum Laude. Sidney graduated from the country’s first women-only executive MBA program, a part of Brenau University’s inaugural Executive Women’s MBA cohort in August 2021. During her graduate studies, Sidney was the proud recipient of a 2019 Women in Technology $10,000 scholarship. In addition, Sidney is a 2020 MBAChic Fellow, after accepting a second $10,000 scholarship to attend Brenau University in pursuit of her MBA. Sidney is currently pursuing the third degree of her academic career, a Master of Science in Legal Studies from Cornell Law School.
Sidney resides in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with her two small dogs, Addison, and Grey-Sloan. In her spare time, Sidney is an avid snowboarder and frequent spin class attendee.
Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Roboyo, Prior to this role Jim Walker was the Public Sector Evangelist and CTO for Americas at UiPath. Walker works across all levels of government to help show the tremendous value to agencies as they move to the fully automated enterprise™. He applies 32 years of leadership experience in government (NASA, MDA, DISA, and as an Army Major) to the fast-paced and potentially game-changing technology of robotic process automation (RPA). Previously, Walker led NASA’s “first in government” deployment of “Washington bot” and led the technical team in the design, and development of the Bureau of Fiscal Services first bots at Treasury.