Changing the world with automation

Written by Jordan McMahon in Changing the world with automation on March 30, 2015

Jobs of the futureMany of today’s jobs won’t be here tomorrow.  In fact, they’ll disappear to the tune of over 100 million by 2025, according to McKinsey reports.

It’s an alarming statistic. And, like many of you, I find myself unsettled. In light of information like that, I can’t help but wonder: What will the jobs of the future be like? What will we be doing? What will our kids be doing? But before we think forward, think backward.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Changing the world with automation on January 29, 2015

Recently, an article on LinkedIn posited what the jobs of the future might look like after many of today’s jobs are automated (to the tune of 100M by the year 2025, according to McKinsey).

Automation Anywhere CEO Mihir Shukla saw new jobs emerging in three areas:

Written by Jordan McMahon in Changing the world with automation on November 12, 2014

Gallery of disruptive technologiesThe McKinsey Global Institute has spoken: ranked number two on their gallery of disruptive technologies, automation of knowledge work is predicted to drastically change business operations in the next decade.

Written by Mihir Shukla in Changing the world with automation on September 15, 2014

The media today has issued an indirect challenge: imagine the world around you completely automated, or perhaps, run by robots.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Changing the world with automation on September 9, 2014

robots journeyIn the post-apocalyptic Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (and more familiarly, the Blade Runner movie), citizens in the wake of a nuclear war are persuaded to leave the city by being offered an android to do their bidding. The rest is a classic story of “robots gone wild,” assuming human identities and trying to work themselves back into the general population.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Changing the world with automation on September 4, 2014

c-level-positionWe’ve already seen it with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Supply Chain Director, and other roles that have made it to boardroom status. When a function becomes important enough to an enterprise, it becomes elevated to C-level. IT underpins most of what businesses do. Supply chains are one of the few means left for a company to generate competitive advantage. But what if there was a further role, one that potentially covered every business process in the organization, one that could stimulate massive savings of time and effort, not to mention improvements in corporate reliability and responsiveness? Shouldn’t that role be represented at the top, as well? Here’s why system automation and the Chief Automation Officer could be next in line.