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WEBINAR:  Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Automation Insights:

What does it take to Automate?


The majority of Automation Programs fail to operationalize – why? FortyOak’s unique position in the market positions us closely with the people who have successfully run day to day operations of automation programs. We’re inviting you to join Anthony Giardina of FortyOak (previously KPMG’s RPA Program Leader), Lorrie McBride (Manager of Software Quality, Collaboration Solutions, and Robotic Process Automation), Lilyan Parker (Lead Process Engineer at The MITRE Corporation) and Patrick Erkkila (Senior Program Manager – Process Automation CoE at Columbia Sportswear) as we discuss what it takes to automate.

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Meet Our Panelists:

Lorrie McBride

Manager of Software Quality, Collaboration Solutions, and Robotic Process Automation

Lorrie McBride is the Manager of Software Quality Assurance and Robotic Process Automation for MSC Industrial Supply Co. Lorrie brings 15 years of Information Technology experience in traditional SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), as well as Agile Methodology for Web, Desktop, and Mobile Applications. Prior to her role at MSC, Lorrie led multiple Software Development and Quality Assurance teams in the Finance, Healthcare, and Automotive Industries.

Lilyan Parker

Lead Process Engineer at The MITRE Corporation

Lilyan brings diverse work experience to the table, having begun her career in corporate finance before transitioning into consulting in the areas of business process reengineering, financial analysis, and project management. She spent time working with a non-profit organization overseas prior to shifting her focus to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and business process innovation. In this realm, Lilyan supported the Army’s adoption of RPA within its financial information management community; she helped design a robust methodology to walk automation concepts through to deployment and also managed the successful completion of several RPA projects. Currently she is employed at The MITRE Corporation where she is supporting a Department of Defense organization in managing and governing its RPA services at the enterprise level. Lilyan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University.   

Patrick Erkkila

Senior Program Manager – Process Automation CoE at Columbia Sportswear

Pat Erkkila is currently the Senior Program Manager of the RPA CoE at Columbia Sportswear Company. He’s been in the role since it was a pilot program with 2 customers and it currently has grown into an enterprise application. Prior to Columbia, Pat was the RPA Delivery Lead at NextEra Energy, a Senior Associate on the RPA team at JP Morgan Chase, and a Project Manager on the RPA team at UBS. Pat earned a B.S. in Finance from Portland State university, where he is from in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to pursuing an education in finance and a career in process automation, Pat served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps where he worked as a helicopter mechanic.

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