Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

Date May 17, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time 1200pm - 1345pm (light lunch will be served before 1230pm)
Venue EY Hong Kong Office, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong [ Map ]

Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

  • Transformation of back office in terms of cost, efficiency and quality of executing
  • The latest trends of financial institutions in robotics automation and digital transformation
Host Dr. Michael C S Wong, Associate Professor of Finance & Director of Financial Computing Laboratory of City University of Hong Kong

Sophia of Hanson Robotics

Hanson Robotics develops some of the world’s most humanlike robots, endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity. Sophia is one of the Company’s most advanced and celebrated robots. She can simulate a full range of facial expressions, track and recognize faces, look people in the eye, and hold natural conversations with them. She is a media personality that has done numerous press interviews, garnering over one billion engagements in online coverage.


David Ashton, Director, Advisory Services, Hong Kong, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited

David leads EY’s Robotics Center of Excellence for APAC, supporting our markets across the region to build up our internal and client-facing robotics capability. He has 10+ years of experience leading major global Finance transformation and shared services programs across APAC.


Floyd Newsum, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Hong Kong, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited

Floyd is the EY Robotics Capability Lead in Hong Kong. He specializes in “digital enablement” and assists clients in aligning technology to business strategy and leveraging new innovations to improve business performance and growth. Floyd is a Certified Scrum Master® and has 15+ years experience successfully assisting clients in achieving performance improvement goals.


Josh Heiliczer, Director, Advisory Services, Hong Kong, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited

Josh is a Director in EY’s Financial Services Practice with a focus on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF). Josh has been leading EY initiative around KYC and AML automation in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining EY three years ago worked at a number of banks in the AML function.