September 19 – 20, 2019 │ Westin Grand, Frankfurt

Cognitive Finance – From Intelligent Automation to Business Value!
The Cognitive Finance is Europe's leading annual event dedicated to presenting the use & business cases of Robotic Process Automation, discussing the practical use of cognitive technologies, and delving into the substance of the potentials of intelligent automation in the Finance Industry on its way to algorithmic business.


Event at a glance

Leading Experts
Industry-focused Speakers
Hours of networking
% Decision Makers / Senior Influencers

Enter Cognitive Finance!

Don’t miss out on the latest case studies surrounding robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive technologies and hear from experts on how intelligent automation helps reduce costs and improves the accuracy and efficiency of process execution.

We have so much in store for you that you’ll need every minute to try and experience everything.

With so much going on and so many things to see, you should really think about bringing your colleagues along to help you divide and conquer the content.

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Cognitive Finance – the calendar event for...

…RPA, Digital Business Transformation & Innovation Executives!

Our mission:

  • Be an active part of the full RPA, Smart Automation, Digital Business Transformation, Process Innovation, and BPO Operations ecosystem
  • Explore how RPA & AI will change business strategies, processes and organization in the financial industry
  • Find out how leading companies in the industry already use intelligent automation to reduce costs and improve the quality and efficiency of their business processes
  • Discuss the challenges of RPA implementation and work on practical solutions together with your peers
  • Discover latest trends intelligent automation & cognitive technologies and gain insights insights into business strategies & commercial concepts
  • Learn about the most innovative RPA solutions from the market leaders and new market players in the financial industry

Where else in Europe can you find so many RPA projects and leads under the same roof?

Get involved as a business partner as our events are a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with over 150 key prospects. Cognitive Finance offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to RPA, smart automation & digital business transformation executives in the financial industry.

The Cognitive Finance Sessions

The 2-day event is a unique combination of inspirational keynotes, well-moderated, interactive World Cafés, Challenge your Peers sessions, a pre-event Workshop, Icebreakers and much more.
Be part of our exclusive platform that explores business models, case studies, actions, and profitability and identify missing gaps that hide opportunities, chances and potential solutions for your technical and business challenges.

Discuss strategies and practical use & business cases of RPA and learn more about their potential for your business. Experience the best networking with RPA specialists and decision makers from at Europe’s leading cognitive finance event!

We look forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt!

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We have partners

Not sponsors… Cognitive Finance is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience. Position your business as a thought leader at Cognitive Finance. Join our 2019 partners today!

This event is of the right size, which allows sufficient interactions between participants.
Charbel Fakhry
AI Specialist & Data Scientist Credit Agricole
Incredibly inspirational and humbling to be amongst some of the best minds in the business.
Ksenia Wahler
Lead Architect Group Finance IT Department Credit Suisse
Diverse players, lots of presentations which show detailed work, roadmaps and problems as well es the diversity of the field.
Steven Hedges
Director, Interim CIO for AI and Robotics Deutsche Bank
Very rich discussions thanks to a high diversity of senior level profiles.
Laura LiPuma
Head of Big Data and IoT Office, Innovation Center Intesa Sanpaolo
Interesting perspectives and thoughts, now we need to focus and implement.
Thomas Jensen
Head of AI and Machine Learning Nordea Bank
One of the most interactive conferences I have ever attend.
Annika Schröder
AI Program Lead, Group Innovation UBS Group


Process Excellence & Cognitive Business Automation – Challenges, Approaches & Projects

  • 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?
  • RPA CoE: 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 life-cycle 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?


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

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


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

Discover who else is participating at the Cognitive Finance. 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.

Live Tech Take

we.CONECT gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and ideas and provides an excellent opportunity for start-up level companies to present their best tools & solutions in a live Tech Take Session.

Tweetback & Comments

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

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