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10 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Modern Automation for Business Resilience
The global COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the challenges with the structures and features of global supply chains and has highlighted the shortcomings within many organizations' own internal working environments and business processes. Listen in as Neil Ward-Dutton, IDC VP of AI and Intelligent Process Automation, and Michael Beckley, Appian Founder and CTO, discuss how low-code automation is helping organizations to be more resilient to both unpredictable environments and financial stresses.
16 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Rise of the Digital Human
We’re going through a radical restructuring of humanity. And it’s not just business and commerce and finance and technology. It’s actually a re-wiring of who we are as humans. Soon, not only will everyone on the planet be connected digitally, but they can be raised out of poverty through digital inclusion which is a low-cost way of reaching everybody—who was unreachable before—through the network and through the digital platform. So says Fintech commentator and best-selling author Chris Skinner in our latest Digital Masters podcast.
13 minutes | May 28, 2019
How Automation Accelerates Performance Improvement in Oil & Gas
What could you accomplish with better process automation? In the Oil and Gas Sector, the demand for continuous improvement, along with safety and reliability, is driving leaders to identify how they can operate more efficiently. Hear how a combination of performance coaching and automation technology is the key to success, including compelling use cases and fast start approaches. Participants: Rick Heyland, COO, RLG InternationalGlenn Healy, VP of Strategic Accounts, AppianModerator: Ryan Byrnes
19 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Appian and Bits in Glass, Working Together to Improve Patient Outcomes
We’re embarking on a new age within healthcare and technology. The trend of siloed systems is fading away so that systems can work together through interoperability to help ease how healthcare providers work with their patients. Appian’s low-code platform helps make this interoperability easier. Take a listen to the latest episode of the Appian Talks podcast to hear how we’re working hand-in-hand with Appian partner Bits In Glass to bring solutions to both healthcare provider, and payer, organizations. Through this partnership we are helping to ensure appropriate levels of care are being administered throughout the care continuum in the most cost-effective manner possible to make sure patients and members are achieving their desired outcomes.Other topics include:● Home Health Automation● HL7● FHIR
33 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Practical Applications of AI for Today’s Organization
With all the hype and misunderstanding around what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for your business today, it can be difficult to determine the real value of AI in today’s organization. Listen in to better understand the 4 levels of intelligent process automation, how to leverage AI and recommendations on how to combine this with other automation technologies like RPA, Digital Process Automation, Predictive Analytics, etc. to solve business challenges in a holistic way.We are joined by two special guests, both listed as top AI Twitter influencers to follow. Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer, Managing Partners, Principal Analysts and founders at Cognilytica, an AI and Machine Learning focused analyst and advisory firm producing adoption-focused research on application, use cases & market intelligence on cognitive technologies.Further explore why a wider ‘Intelligent Automation’ initiative is important: https://www.appian.com/platform/intelligent-automation/
35 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Introduction to Intelligent Automation - A Strategy Based on RPA, BPM and AI Technologies
During this expert panel discussion, our featured speakers aim to build awareness and interest in ‘intelligent automation’ – a strategy based on a combination of robotic process automation (RPA), business process management (BPM) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – within mainstream organizations. This panel features Neil Ward-Dutton, Research Director at MWD Advisors, Todd Lohr, Principal, Technology Enablement & Automation at KPMG, Anne McClelland, Vice President, Global Technology Partnerships at Blue Prism and finally Malcolm Ross, Vice President, Product Marketing at Appian.Learn more about getting the most out of intelligent automation and how organizations can start to understand its relevance and potential value to their businesses. Listeners will also learn: ● How we got to this point with intelligent automation, why such an excitement now● What kinds of value are organizations looking to get with intelligent automation● What challenges are organizations facing in implementing intelligent automation strategies● How intelligent automation will develop in the next few yearsWatch a video of the full panel discussion here: https://youtu.be/ktgFPS8JLWc
31 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Next Generation Provider Network Management
Healthcare organizations are focusing on ways to increase interoperability, improve communication, and streamline operations in order to deliver the best possible care at the best price for members. Provider network and data management has always been an important piece of health plan operations. In recent years, health plans have been re-imagining their provider relationships as a strategic way to improve their care delivery and member outcomes.In this podcast, Cate McConnell, Industry Leader, Healthcare Payers at Appian is joined by industry experts Todd Ellis, Principal, and Ash Shehata, Principal, US Healthcare Payer Lead for Advisory and Global Center of Excellence at KPMG, to discuss specific strategies around provider network management, challenges and opportunities for your health plan.Topics also include: ● Treating provider networks as a customer base● Managing the chaos around critical payer-provider functions● The importance of continuous process management
23 minutes | May 1, 2018
Cybersecurity in the Cloud: Safer Than You Think
The EXPLOSION of cloud computing has connected more people than anyone ever imagined. But the massive numbers of companies migrating to the cloud has also amplified the urgency of data security and regulatory compliance as well.In this thought-provoking podcast, Malcolm Ross sits down with Appian Chief Information Security Officer, Omesh Agam to take a fresh look at how to keep your data, applications and infrastructure secure in the cloud. Check out the conversation and learn:● How to choose a cloud partner you can trust● The latest mega trends in cloud adoption● The top security management frameworks and standards● The importance of audits and compliance in the cloud● General Data Protection Regulation and why you should care about it
21 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
The Continuing Transformation Journey in Financial Services
Digital transformation is not one-size-fits-all. There are no technology vendors selling a Digital-Transformation-as-a-Service solution. So, how can financial institutions implement a successful digital transformation strategy that delivers on strategy, increases operational efficiencies, reduces operating risks, and fosters higher levels of interaction and integration? This type of success requires an organizational culture that fosters a focus on customer centricity and a dedication to breaking down the silos that traditionally exist between business and IT. Without that cultural shift, digital transformation efforts can flounder.Listen in as Appian invites Julien Courbe, Financial Services Advisory Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Michael Heffner, Vice President at Appian, covering Global Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance, for an opportunity to discuss the challenges and responses they are seeing as financial institutions move forward on the digital transformation journey.
26 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
How Automotive Leaders are Embracing Digital Transformation
Innovation and disruption are not new concepts to the automotive industry. Technology driven trends are predicted to have a major impact on the future of designing, manufacturing, selling, servicing, and using vehicles. In this digital age where consumers expect high connectivity, vehicles are becoming more like computers, and change happens rapidly, identifying ways to adopt digital transformation is a strategic priority for automotive leaders. Appian invited Jeffrey Hojlo, Program Director, Product Innovation at IDC, and Jo Seidel, Automotive Industry Expert at Appian, to speak on an episode of the AppianTalks podcast series about how the automotive industry is embracing digital transformation. Listen to the conversation as they touch on digitalization–and how the power of a low-code application platform enables automotive leaders to overcome business challenges faster.
11 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Why Contact Center Operators Need to Take Advantage of Intelligent Automation
Call center agents are the frontlines of the contact center. They must be able to seamlessly navigate multiple communication channels—in real-time—across the customer journey. This is where a core suite of seamless, multi-channel technology integrations, including automated business processes, unified data, and intelligent software robots, can empower agents by providing context to customer interactions via a comprehensive customer record.Intelligent automation has the power to bridge communication channels and back-end systems across the enterprise, to deliver a single view of the customer. Built on a case management approach, combining AI and automation capabilities can enrich case logic by providing recommendations for better, faster problem resolution. Additionally, this convergence of technologies can also help contact center operators maintain comprehensive communication histories across every channel, and ultimately empower agents to consistently meet customer expectations.In this episode of Appian Talks, Appian’s Director of Product Strategy, Arturo Oliver, reveals the secret to transforming your contact centers. Listen to discover how to build a smarter contact center and provide intelligent customer engagement.Learn how to transform your contact center with an innovative platform powered by industry leading case management: https://www.appian.com/platform/customer-contact-center/
22 minutes | Dec 19, 2017
Digital Transformation - Innovating the Heart of Your Business
Digital Transformation seems to be the latest buzzword, but is it just another word created by industry titans to drive business, or does it actually mean something and can it provide value?According to a Forrester senior analyst, this move towards digital is the key to survival, “It is no longer possible to ignore the shackles of legacy; firms must digitize the heart of their business, driving agility and flexibility to the core, and 2018 is the year when that process starts wholesale.”But how do we actually drive towards a digital future? How do we “digitize the heart” of our businesses.To be able to adopt new technologies in a meaningful way requires two things: being able to connect to them and fold them into standard business processes. Listen to this podcast to hear Brian Mill, VP at Mulesoft join Appian’s VP of Product, Malcolm Ross and VP of Product Solutions, Medhat Galal, to discuss what digital transformation means, why it matters, and how organizations can tie these new technologies into their core business processes.
24 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
The Need for Digital in Insurance
According to recent research from Strategy Meets Action (SMA), an independent strategic advisory firm for insurers and technology solution providers, approximately 57% of insurers have some type of digital transformation initiative in progress, yet there is still a lack of clarity about what encompasses a shift to digital and what the best practices are for a company when planning and executing these initiatives.Appian invited Deb Smallwood, the founder of SMA, and Kate Gingras, Vice President & Global Insurance Lead at Appian, to speak on episode of the AppianTalks podcast series to discuss digital platforms and how they help insurers. Listen to the conversation as we touch on the need for digital everywhere in insurance companies - and how an iterative, agile technology approach will enable insurers to solve business challenges faster.
29 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
AI In Your Company: Why, Why Now, and How
Many, including us, predicted that 2017 is the year AI goes mainstream. Many organizations will start looking into AI with a "kick the tires" mentality: how can I take advantage of this new technology? Will it actually have an impact in my business? Can it positively affect the bottom line? Can it drive competitive advantages? We also predicted that this phase would end in a new beginning. One that would confirm that AI technologies are here to stay and companies need to get into the bandwagon. It turns out we were right. The fourth quarter of 2017 is just starting. Companies are already transitioning from research into practical applications of AI technologies to make apps smarter, take decisions faster, and automate things like never before. Join us in this AI Podcast for a glimpse on why companies are finally taking AI seriously, why now is the right time to start, and how you can leverage a low-code platform like Appian to ensure you take full advantage of the benefits AI technologies can provide.
13 minutes | Oct 17, 2017
Appian World 2018: Bigger, Better…and all about You
Digital Transformation is the name of the game. It means using new digital technologies to innovate how you engage your customers, how you optimize internal operations, and how you deliver new, game-changing products and services. It’s the #1 priority for anyone who’s trying to grab or grow competitive differentiation in the Digital Age.It comes down to how effectively you can master change and overcome organizational inertia. It comes down to how you can obliterate the status quo for better business, happier customers, and a more rewarding career.This is what Appian World 2018 is all about. The conference is designed to make you an agent of rapid, high-impact transformation in your organization. It’s your one-stop-shop for hands-on product training; for sharing tips and best practices with your industry peers; for getting a handle on where BPM software, Low-Code development, Case Management and more are headed.In this episode, April DelFavero, Appian’s Senior Director of Events, and Ben Farrell, Appian’s Vice President of Corporate Communications, sit down to discuss everything Appian World, from the hands-on product training and industry insights to the networking and “fun in the sun” at the iconic Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.Ready to sign up for better business, happier customers, and a more rewarding career? Register for Appian World 2018 today! http://ap.pn/2gpu7TX
19 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Digitally Transforming Businesses
As almost every electronic device is being connected to the internet, businesses are transforming their operations using both the insights and real-time information from IoT. Traditionally, it was slow and iterative to improve processes; now, businesses are able to monitor their operations in real-time, increase operational efficiency and reduce costly mistakes. Using powerful platforms like Appian, companies can collect, analyze, and act on IoT-generated data. But with IoT, business processes can do much more than just manage data in a workflow; they can easily integrate and interact with connected devices, managing every part of a business from a single platform. In this episode, Austin Fathman, Appian’s Product Strategy Developer, explores what it means to implement and integrate IoT, how IoT is transforming the modern business and why this trend is crucial for businesses to embrace. Malcolm Ross, Appian’s VP of Product serves as contributing host of the program.
32 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Healthcare IT: Transforming for Value-Based Care
In the healthcare provider space, consumer behaviors and expectations are evolving as digital touchpoints grow and the importance of providing exceptional customer experience translates across patients, nurses, doctors, and administrators alike. Patients often feel like they are at the mercy of their providers for scheduling appointments, acquiring compatible medication, and more. While a lot of the blame gets placed on providers not having the proper information or coordination to effectively and efficiently deliver flawless care, the reality is that outdated and disjointed healthcare IT systems and applications is at the root of these issues. Listen as Fritz Haimberger, Appian’s Industry Practice Lead, Healthcare Providers, touches on some of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare provider industry and how technology can help increase positive experiences on all ends of the healthcare spectrum. Topics discussed include legacy Healthcare IT, electronic medical records (EMRs), compliance, and digital healthcare initiatives. Abby Jacobs serves as contributing host.Learn more about how consumer expectations are transforming the healthcare industry at appian.com/industries/healthcare/
13 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Capabilities and Considerations for Enterprise Automation
With constant advances in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the digital workforce—digital disruption will happen sooner and faster than imagined. There’s a disruptive trend going on in the way work gets done. In the past, companies offshored high-volume back office production and IT operations to take advantage of cheap foreign labor. Today—not so much. Labor costs have trended up, while software-powered digital labor is now cheaper, faster and more productive than those conventional approaches. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) fundamentally represents a pivot to digital labor—the reinvention of how work gets done. The most successful companies are pivoting from people to software for high-volume, highly transactional manual processes, to take advantage of this emerging digital workforce. In this episode, Prittam Bagani, Appian’s Director of Product Strategy, discusses why this pivot is so important and the basics of RPA and Enterprise Automation. Zach Messler serves as contributing host.Ready to learn more about RPA? Visit our resource center at https://www.appian.com/robotic-process-automation-rpa/
16 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Part Two: How Financial Services Institutions Can Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption
Having to do more with less is not a new challenge for enterprise IT. For the financial services industry, the cost of maintaining legacy systems accounts for about 75% of a bank’s annual tech investment, leaving only 25% to spend on new technology and innovation. This is the reality that’s frustrated senior business leaders for a long time; it’s not that there is a lack of vision for how to innovate and engage differently, but that they’re hamstrung by maintaining legacy environments. In part 1, we discussed the challenges bankers face in the age of digital disruption and introduced the concept of leveraging a digital overlay as a core capability for enterprise environments. Part 2 discusses how to incorporate this strategic approach to enable end to end business process improvement to deliver greater collaboration and a seamless experience across the value chain, both inside and outside of the organization. Additional topics include FinTech, the financial services regulatory environment, and the trends shaping the modern enterprise environments of financial services institutions. Abby Jacobs serves as contributing host.
16 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Part One: How Financial Services Institutions Can Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption
Customer expectations are transforming because customers themselves are transforming. This statement can’t be more true for the Financial Services and Capital Markets Industry. We're in the middle of a significant inter-generational transfer of wealth. Dig into the patterns and the expectations of the new generation and some clear behaviors emerge. The new generation is more mobile and digitally in tune with value, but what about personal interaction and customer service? And what’s the future of the financial advisor - or the branch? How can Financial Services Institutions transform to thrive in the digital age?In part 1 of this 2-part series, Mike Heffner, Appian’s VP of Global Banking and Capital Markets discusses the challenges bankers face in the age of digital disruption and how they can respond to be more transformative. Additional topics of discussion include the impact of FinTech, reimagining customer experience, gaining greater value from tech investments, emerging digital technologies, and the strategic direction and core IT capabilities needed to drive enterprise change. Abby Jacobs serves as contributing host.
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