Prepare to Launch for Mission Automation!

Time is of the essence. Join our mission to search for signs of Intelligent Automation at FORWARD VI October 9-12 in Las Vegas.

Your reconnaissance of Planet Automation and its atmospheric changes will provide vital knowledge of emerging potential.


Start Your Journey at Ashling Palooza

Mark your calendars, space cadets! On October 10th, join Ashling Partners and your fellow explorers at Ashling Palooza for out-of-this-world refreshments and all the insider knowledge you need to make your mission at FORWARD VI a success.

Date: Tuesday, October 10

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. PT

Location: Mama Rabbit Mezcal + Tequila Bar, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109



Join us at the world's largest gathering of automation experts!

 Get ready for the future of innovation with an inspiring line-up of sessions, speakers, use cases, and networking opportunities. 

The Ashling Line-Up

Make Contact with Ashling Partners Mission Control at Our Booth

Communicate with Mission Control to report on your progress and receive encouragement for your ongoing journey.

Date: Tuesday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 11


Report for Mission Briefing

Review a simulation demo and get briefed on your mission to Planet Automation!

Date: Tuesday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 11
Location: Ashling Partners Booth

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Speaking Sessions

Bedazzle your Organization with AI: What to Expect, Where is the Highest ROI and How Intelligent Document Processing is Leading the Pact

Join Everest Group's Amardeep Modi, VP and leading analyst in the topics of AI, intelligent automation, discovery, and IDP, as he presents the very revealing findings of a survey among CXOs and practitioners on how they understand, deploy and get value out of AI in their organizations. 

Following that, Don Sweeney, Founder of Ashling Partners, will lead a discussion with global organizations like Dexcom, AO Smith, and Littelfuse on how they leveraged AI capabilities such as Intelligent Document Processing to overcome significant challenges they had in their organizations. Each group will provide a deep dive into their automation program and provide valuable suggestions for successful IDP implementations as well as lessons learned on how they would do it differently.


  • Donald Sweeney, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ashling Partners
  • Diana Swain, Business Process Optimization Manager, A.O. Smith
  • Stephen Sikes, Director Operational Excellence, Dexcom

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Session Track: Inspiration Theater
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 10 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Location: Inspiration Theater L1 Boulevard Ballroom 155-16


Purchase-to-Pay Best Practices

Most enterprises, regardless of size or industry, have a purchase-to-pay (P2P) process. In this session, Ashling Partners, Komatsu, and Westinghouse will share best practices for using UiPath Process Mining to improve this mission-critical process to achieve better procurement and finance outcomes.


  • Michael DeLeonardis, CGO at Ashling Partners
  • Natalie Bober, Robotic Process Automation Manager, NRG
  • Jim Alexander, Controller & Shared Services Leader, Komatsu

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Session Track: TechEd Day
Date and Time: Thursday, October 12 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM PDT
Location: L3 Chairman's Ballroom 356

Go Through Special Agent Training

Join roundtable sessions with Ashling specialists regarding the topography of Planet Automation.

Day 1: October 10 

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Location: L1 Grand Ballroom

Roundtable 1: Empowering AI and End-to-End Automation for Advancement in the Energy Industry

Join Ashling Partners at UiPath Forward for the Automation in Energy roundtable. Explore how end-to-end automation accelerates energy innovation, sustainability, stakeholder value, data insights, risk management, and collaborative transformation. Collaborate and discover new paths for energy advancement and resilience.

    •  Ashling Speaker: Donald Sweeney, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ashling Partners
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Roundtable 2: Manufacturing Momentum: Fostering End-to-End Automation for Industry Advancement

Join Ashling Partners as we host the Automation in Manufacturing roundtable at UiPath Forward. This engaging and collaborative session will spotlight the pivotal role of end-to-end automation in driving manufacturing industry objectives while enhancing supplier and employee experiences.

    • Ashling Speaker: Kyle Kain, Vice President of Intelligent Automation
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Day 2: October 11th

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Location: L1 Grand Ballroom

Roundtable 1: IA: Unlocking Profitable Growth and Value Extraction

Join Ashling Partners’ roundtable event for a dynamic discussion focused on strategic integration on Intelligent Automation (IA) into your growth strategy. Explore how IA optimizes efficiency, drives revenue innovation, elevates customer value, and enables value extraction from IA programs. Collaborate and discuss insights on data-driven decision-making and adaptability, shaping a future of enhanced profitability and strategic advancement.

    • Ashling Speaker: Michael DeLeonardis, CGO at Ashling Partners
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Roundtable 2: Harnessing Document Understanding for Advanced Automation

Join Ashling Partners’ roundtable event and discover the power of Document Understanding (DU) in driving automation and AI innovation. Explore DUs integration into core business operations, optimized resources, and customer experiences. Shape a future where efficiency, growth, and automation and AI converge seamlessly.

    • Ashling Speaker: Kyle Kain, Vice President of Intelligent Automation
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