Software robots in the workplace

Written by Gary Conway in Software robots in the workplace on July 11, 2017

On June 14, 2017, Automation Anywhere’s chief marketing officer, Gary Conway, and principal product manager, Kelly Coupe, hosted an interactive webinar featuring David Jones and Edna Ezzell of our partner, Accenture. Entitled “Introducing IQ Bot,” our hour-long webinar focused on how artificial intelligence-based “bots” used in robotic process automation (RPA) were being enhanced with cognitive capabilities, and what that meant for today’s businesses.

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Webinar participants were encouraged to send us their questions during the presentation. We are pleased to provide the answers.

Written by Edmundo Costa in Software robots in the workplace on June 19, 2017

Government Intelligent Automation ForumThis idea isn’t as far fetched as you may think. And robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive computing are the capabilities that are enabling the federal government to lead this charge. 

For those of you in doubt, look no further than KPMG’s June 6 Government Intelligent Automation Forum as evidence of the direction our federal agencies are taking. Discussions throughout the event focused on how a digital workforce can help improve the federal government’s workplace, while also retaining skilled labor in the midst of aggressive private sector hiring. 

Written by Edmundo Costa in Software robots in the workplace on June 8, 2017

It was a standing room-only crowd of 200+ finance operations industry professionals today at the FinTech Conference at Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) headquarters on Wall Street. I joined Gary Wiedman, Executive Director of UBS, and Mike Wade, Managing Director at Deloitte to speak on the topic of RPA and cognitive in today's securities industry.

Written by Edmundo Costa in Software robots in the workplace on March 30, 2017

A soon-to-be-released study by HfS Research, in conjunction with KPMG, found that 44 percent of BFSI organizations are planning to make significant investments in RPA over the next two years. The study also found that banks and insurance companies prioritize cost savings more than any other industry sector.

Written by Shail Khiyara in Software robots in the workplace on March 28, 2017

Our March 2017 BotVisions webinar featured Veronique Sani, CEO of Société Générale's (SG) Global Solutions Center, who treated participants to an insider's look at RPA usage in the banking industry, and insights into her financial institution's automation and innovation journey.

To set the stage, SG is one of the biggest banks in France, with 146,000 employees representing 122 nationalities in 66 countries across three divisions: French retail banking, international retail banking and financial services, and global banking and investor solutions. The Global Solutions Center, based in Bangalore, India, is responsible for technology, operations, and infrastructure management services.

Written by Gary Conway in Software robots in the workplace on December 15, 2016

I had the pleasure of hosting Paul Bartley, Director of Global Shared Services at Becton Dickinson (or BD as it's called these days) at the SSON Summit near Atlanta recently. We did a sort of fireside chat about BD's implementation of Automation Anywhere's RPA solution. Here are Steve's most compelling insights from our chat.

I was struck by the notion that BD must be one of the largest companies which so few people have even heard of. But the company is enormous. At $12B in annual revenue, BD is one of the world's largest medical technology and life science companies, with 45,000 employees in more than 50 countries. As impressive, it has to be one of the world's best managed companies, having been around for about 120 years.