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Cognitive Finance 2019: Beyond the hype
The second edition of the Cognitive Finance in Frankfurt was unanimously characterized as a successful conference. The 100+ attendees put the success down to great networking, inspirational presentation content and the interactive sessions throughout the 2-day event. With case studies and interactive round table discussions covering the topics of cognitive technologies, AI, automation and machine learning in the financial industry, delegates heard about the possibilities, as well as the limitations, on these technologies on the industry.

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Cognitive Finance 2019 key topics

IA Project Management & Organization

Roadmapping & Piloting RPA

What are practical timelines to accomplish your RPA objectives and how to identify and prioritize the processes that are ripe for IA to ensure maximum program success?

Continuous evaluation of your IA & RPA program

What are realistic IA project management timelines & KPIs to meet and performance measurements to ensure your IA opportunities and benefits meet their maximum potential and what are software tools and workflow dashboards to ensure your IA programs stay on track towards success?

Realistic IA payback & ROI expectations

How to scale up an IA program and achieve payback sooner vs. later and how to budget financial investments?

Cost-Budget Management

Where to start and what are the costs of process automation?

RPA & IA Governance

How to control and steer RPA programs with effective RPA governance strategies to achieve maximum benefit from your virtual workforce

Small vs. Scale

What are the benefits of starting small and how doing so it will lower risks?

Mid-sized companies

How to calculate and generate value without scale?

Sizing up the vendor landscape

Which IA software tools would be the best fit for your functional needs, project/s scope, and budgets?

People & Culture

Workplace Management

How successful is cognitive automation in the workplace?

Change management initiatives

How to set up partnerships that encourage successful communication between departments, staff, and stakeholders?

Talent Management in RPA and intelligent automation

How to recruit top IA talents considering the fierce market demand and high salaries being offered by the competition

Process Excellence & Cognitive Finance

Next Level Accounting

What are hybrid models for intelligent automation and which backend processes should be automate

Process Mapping

How to avoid automating tasks instead of processes?

Enhanced Process Mining

How to optimize automation tracking & analysis, automatic process visualization, root cause analysis and KPIs?

Automating less standardized and smaller volume processes

How they determined which “low volume, less standardized” – or both” processes were cleared for IA, including their business case that won their stakeholders’ approval?

Process Mining and Process Automation

How to utilize process mining as a first step to process automation optimization?


What are the benefits of creating an RPA Center of Excellence and which guidelines for assessment, design, development and deployment of robots are needed?

Determining your CoE Model

What are CoE model types and the pros & cons of each?

Tools & Technologies

Advanced Automation

What are RPA techniques like semantic text recognition or Cognitive like NLP to deal with unstructured data?

The RPA and AI Roadmap

How does my Data Readiness affect my journey?

Data Governance

How to streamline your Data preparation flow?

Data management strategies for RPA

How to curate and standardize data as a precursor for RPA and gather data along your process definition?

Model and data lifecycle at scale

Measuring performance for time-series models and NLP systems and use cases for RPA?

Managing Bots Workloads & Schedules

How to determine which processes your bots should handle and how to manage cost scenarios of bots?

Infrastructure Design

How do you ensure your systems are compatible with the technologies your business partners would like to bring into your organization, and how can you set up your organization’s IT infrastructure so to maximize the technologies running through them?

IA Data Security

What are technological safeguards specifically designed to protect an organizations’ data infrastructure?

Cognitive Finance in numbers

Leading RPA, IA & Process Excellence Experts
Industry-focused Speakers
Hours of networking
% Decision Makers / Senior Influencers


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Keynotes and highlight case studies 2019

RPA as part of a bigger picture – Arguments for a holistic approach to automation at Credit Suisse
René Konings
Program Manager Group Strategy and Architecture | Credit Suisse
AI-based scaling of comdirect’s business model

Dietmar von Blücher
CFO | comdirect bank AG
Progressing automation maturity @ OP – from automation strategy to the optimal use of a general automation toolbox

Antero Immonen
Head of Process Automation | OP Financial Group

Highlights 2019

Excellent opportunity to networking and information exchange
Claus Mitterlehner
Raiffeisen Bank
A great conference
Marius Puzaras
Danske Bank
Interactive & Inspiring
Amit Vats
Ing Bank
Great mood and networking talks
Jutta Pribil
Danske Bank
A good combination of direct applicability, future-orientated innovation, and potential partnerships.
Coen Elferink
Generali Luxembourg

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Audience Profile

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of Attendees are Decision Makers with direct or indirect Budget Responsibility

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of Attendees join to evaluate new services, technologies and products

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of Attendees have budgets ranging over 1M €

Industry Split

Banking : 62%
Finance: 16%
Insurance : 12%
Technology: 5%
Other : 5%

The Community

Manager / Senior Manager
Manager / Senior Manager: 36%
Head of / Director
Head of / Director: 28%
CFOs: 10%
VP: 6%
Other: 21%

Geographical Split

Germany : 50%
Netherlands: 16%
Austria / Switzerland
Austria / Switzerland: 10%
United Kingdom
United Kingdom: 8%
United Kingdom
United Kingdom: 6%
Other: 10%

What is the unique networking experience at Cognitive Finance?

We know that networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this „little detail I didn‘t know so far“ is one of the most important reasons to participate at our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions has been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Concept!



Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.


World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.


Matchfinder! Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect


Say Hello?

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.


Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.



Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.


Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges


Meet! Cognitive Finance 2019

Discover who else is participating at Cognitive Business Automation. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.


Breakfast Club

Start the conference with coffee and… NETWORKING! Join the we.CONECT Breakfast Club – an exclusive area in your hotel – and get into a conversation with other delegates already while having your first coffee.


Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.


Community Wall

Take your picture on the community wall with vintage polaroid cameras and connect easily the faces to with the right names by viewing the polaroid wall.


Give feedback

 Your feedback will be used to improve the event next year.

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Join us next year for another excellent Cognitive Finance!


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We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

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