Automation emerged as the top priority for the enterprise CXOs during the Covid times to ensure business resiliency. Consequently, more than 90% of the Fortune 250 enterprises have invested meaningfully into automation to ensure business resiliency! Given this traction on the demand side, there is immense crowding on the supply side with more than 1300 platforms vying for this market opportunity. In addition, we see larger platforms and technology majors rapidly acquiring niche assets in order to build tech capabilities, and short circuit the time to market. We have tracked more than 100 acquisitions in the last 5 years alone aligned to automation! And this trend of consolidation is expected to intensify further.

Key Discussion Areas

For Trailblazer Platforms –

  • How do you create differentiated offerings resulting in a high-quality aspirational business?
  • How do you create a competitive or economic moat around the business?
  • What are the value levers that result in higher valuation?
  • How can a company be better prepared for an M&A sale process? When is the best time to think about an exit or sale?

For Scaled Platforms –

  • What strategic advantage can an established player gain from acquisitions?
  • What are the top factors under consideration while identifying assets for acquisition?
  • What is the playbook for a successful acquisition?
  • When to consider PE investors, and what are the key factors to identify the best-fit PE?
  • What is the right time to consider IPO?


08:00 AM – 08:05 AM PDT
Introduction and Welcome Note (Zinnov)
08:05 AM – 08:30 AM PDT
Keynote Session

– Chris Huff, Chief Strategy Officer, Kofax
– Ulf Persson, Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY

08:30 AM – 09:05 AM PDT
Open Forum Panel Discussion

Open interactive session with all the keynote speakers and the entire audience (CEOs and founders), moderated by Zinnov

09:05 AM – 09:20 AM PDT
Keynote Session

– Michael Lim, GM for Acquisitions, IBM (RPA and Process Mining)

09:20 AM – 09:25 AM PDT
Closing Note



Chris Huff

Chief Strategy Officer



Michael Lim

Integration Executive and GM for Acquisitions



Ulf Persson

Chief Executive Officer




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