The IT Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online event for senior IT executives of prominent Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain firms in Malaysia

Hosted by Automation Anywhere & PureSoftware, The IT Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for IT executives from prominent firms in Malaysia. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

Tech Talk: The role of AI in Fostering Human Connection in Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Artificial Intelligence is picking up the pace when in the manufacturing and supply chain industry. Although there is a common misconception that AI could alienate people, it actually frees up the workforce from repetitive, error-prone, and time-consuming tasks, and enables them to focus on business-critical and other priority tasks that require human interaction. 

AI algorithms and forecasting capabilities are changing manufacturing and supply chain management for the better. They are enabling more and more organisations to analyse heaps of data with precision and improve their forecasting. AI also empowers the supply chain with contextual intelligence, which can then be leveraged to reduce operating costs and manage inventory. Manufacturing companies have already started deploying AI-based solutions to optimise cost management and outcome-predictability related tasks. 

  • How can manufacturing and logistics companies leverage AI while maintaining a strong human connection?
  • How does automation help promote antifragility?
  • How can companies allay employee fears of new technologies such as AI?

1:50 pm:  Guests to check-in online
2:00 pm:  Welcome by The Ortus Club
2:10 pm:  Introduction of participants
2:20 pm:  Short address from PureSoftware
2:30 pm:  Presentation by Automation Anywhere followed by the Roundtable Discussion
3:10 pm:  End of session

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Amit Sawarkar, Sales & Strategic Partnerships at Automation Anywhere

Amit has more than 20 years of experience working in IT Services, Infrastructure, and the last year in RPA. Amit is currently the Partner Sales Manager at Automation Anywhere – the global leader in RPA and working closely with the Partner ecosystem to build up the Digital Workforce movement.  Prior to Automation Anywhere, Amit has worked with Cisco, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, and others in driving the business Transformation agenda in Sales, Account management, & Business Development roles in multi-year stints across geographies in US, UK and Europe.

Udeet Bhagat, Vice President of APAC at PureSoftware

Udeet is an experienced Head of Sales, owning background in selling solutions to banks and insurers for FinTech, Consumer Banking, RPA and Core Insurance platforms. He has worked with different cultures in assisting businesses to ultimately scale up their operations, gain new customer acquisitions and fix account managements. Being an experienced sales lead, Udeet has also managed teams across the globe towards a common objective of rapid growth.

Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more organisations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere’s enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. It combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies. They provide automation technology to leading financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, telecom and logistics companies globally.


PureSoftware is a software product and services company with over 700 employees and a presence in 10 geographical locations and over 15 years in business. We focus on driving differentiated customer experience, accelerating cycle time, and improving business outcomes through the integration of digital solutions, robotic automation, and non-linear commercial models.

PureSoftware has successfully executed projects in areas like Digital Transformation, Project Engineering, and Application Development & Management that are applicable across industries including Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain, Telecom, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Hi-Tech, Gaming etc.

Through our customer-centric and collaborative approach, we have been able to build global delivery models which ensure predictable outcomes, reduction in cost and time while maintaining the highest software engineering quality and standards.

Wednesday, 28th of October, 2020

2:00 PM MYT

Attended by:

Founder and Managing Director at Hexa Food
CTO at myTukar
Managing Director at CMA CGM
Executive of Digital Transformation at Malaysia Airlines
Head of Cloud Architecture & Strategy at British American Tobacco
Head of Operational Excellence  at Toll Group
Head of Data at Air Asia
Head of Digital Lab at DHL
Group Head of IT at Alliance Contract Manufacturing
Sr. Director of IT at Flex
Director at MyCeb
Sr. Manager of IT Project Delivery at DHL Global Forwarding
Manager of Data & Analytics at AirAsia
Manager of IT at HICOM HBPO
Manager of Group IT Business Partnering  at Dksh
Manager of IT, Business Intelligence, & Big Data at Continental
Manager of Data Center Operations at DKSH

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