Delivering Real Business Impacts with Intelligent Automation and AI – An Open Conversation with Digital Leaders

FST Media & Blueprism | Sydney
10 August 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sydney | Blue Prism
  • Days

Complimentary for FSI Executives

Join a roundtable discussion with FST Media & Blueprism, along with 10-15 Chiefs, General Managers and Executive leaders working in IT, Automation, Process Excellence, Process Innovation and Digital portfolios.

Banking and financial services organisations have fundamentally been slow to change as a result of complex governance and compliance policies. Yet recent disruptions in the industry have shown an urgency for businesses to reinvent themselves and react faster to market and technological changes. At this luncheon, we have invited renowned digital leader and automation expert, Steve Blunt, General Manager of Automation & Innovation from the University of Sydney to join us in an open conversation about leveraging AI and automation to deliver innovative solutions for the organisation. Steve will be sharing first-hand experience of making AI and automation work for the business, and practical tips on navigating these new technologies for your businesses.

Discussion Points

  • Do you see process automation gaining more relevance in your organisation?
  • What do you think are the key hurdles to leveraging AI in the financial services sector?
  • How do you think we could address these challenges?

By delving into these specific areas and discussing practical use cases, this roundtable aims to provide valuable insights and promote meaningful exchanges among leaders strategically reimagining RPA innovations in Financial Service Institutions.


Steve Blunt, General Manager of Automation & Innovation, University of Sydney Steve Blunt is the University of Sydney’s General Manager of Automation & Innovation, a position he has held since July 2018. At the University of Sydney, Steve established a dedicated internal automation and AI delivery practice, which was the first of its kind in the Australian higher education sector. The Automation & Innovation Hub (AI Hub) solves problems across the organisation using automation and AI to deliver innovative solutions, with the objective of improving service levels for staff and students. Under Steve’s leadership, the AI Hub has won two separate global automation awards within their first two years, for their ability to deliver value and use cutting-edge innovative solutions. Steve has also held various senior finance positions within the University of Sydney and prior to that in the manufacturing sector in Canada. His responsibilities spanned management of treasury and banking, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and audit, and business case creation and financial modelling. Steve holds an Executive MBA from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is an active member of Chartered Professional.

Lisa Johnston, Senior Executive – RPA Technologist, SS&C Blue Prism Lisa Johnston is a renowned technologist with over 20 years experience in delivering digital transformation projects to many global Fortune 500 companies. Her advocacy work has helped guide legislation changes to allow the introduction and acceptance of electronic signatures for eConveyancing in Australia. As a Senior Executive at Intelligent Automation Market Leader SS&C Blue Prism, Lisa has been at the forefront of optimising automation for some of Australia’s leading Financial Services Institutions. Lisa is a regular commentator with Sky News and Channel 9’s Today Show, offering unique insights into our social, cultural, economic and technical future.

Date and Time: Thursday, 10th of August, 12pm till 2pm, Sydney 

Future of Financial Services Sydney: Attendees joining the Future Conference can request transportation to and from the venues.

Details: Reservations are strictly limited and reserved for Financial Service Executives. All food and beverage is complimentary. Chatham House Rule apply. 

For delegate enquiries:
Benjamin Harris
Delegate Acquisition Manager
T: +61 2 8484 0945