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Daniel Kennedy

Intelligent Automation Services Manager, St John of God Health Care


Daniel is the Intelligent Automation Services Manager for St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) Inc, one of Australia’s largest Private Hospital Groups. After initially implementing RPA and automating ~24,000 hours per annum of manual effort in 2018, Daniel has led the development of process digitisation using e-form, workflow and OCR technologies in conjunction with RPA. He and his hybrid team of developers and digital workers perform an increasingly large proportion of key Finance processes for SJGHC. Daniel is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Mary Karborani

Head of Business Systems at CBH Group


About Mary

Mary is leading Automation at CBH Group for the last 3 years.  She is proactive, driven, and highly accomplished IT leader recognised for strategic ingenuity and insight in technical operations, business processes, and leadership. She have extensive experience in leading and achieving business transformation, process optimisation, change objectives, and capability development goals.


Paul Smith

IT Editor, Australian Financial Review for last 21 years.


About Paul Smith

Paul is working at Australian Financial Review as IT Editor for last 21 years.

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Gordon Huke

Managing Director, Future Fit Consulting


About the session

Mindfields Automation Summit is our exclusive annual conference featuring keynotes and panel discussions with Hyperautomation leaders from top-tier organisations.

This year, the summit was held at The Ritz Carlton in Perth and featured an impressive line-up of speakers from leading organisations including CBH Group, Faethm, Future Fit Consulting, Komatsu, Lifeline Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers St. John of God Health Care and Water Corporation.

Impact of Responsible Automation on the Economy, Post Pandemic

Daniel Kennedy, Gordon Huke and Mary Karborani engaged in an invigorating panel discussion, moderated by Paul Smith. The session covers:

  • How does a finance person view responsible automation?
  • How has automation changed over the course of pandemic and post COVID?
  • How are organisations considering automation in terms of ESG and other issues today?
  • How do organisations look at the operating model so that metrics besides financial can be captured?
  • How important is technology and digital strategy in organisations that are capital intensive ?
  • How would intelligent automation help with advancement of employment landscape in Australia?