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Joining the ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs in Northern California, and recognized for relentlessness, innovation and personal commitment


EY today announced that Mihir Shukla, CEO and co-founder of Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has been selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Northern California region. Widely considered to be one of the most prestigious business awards in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Shukla was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on Friday, June 21 at the Fairmont San Jose.

Under Mihir Shukla’s leadership, Automation Anywhere pioneered the concept of an intelligent digital workforce, where employees work alongside machines to do more meaningful work, combining sophisticated RPA, artificial intelligence (AI) and embedded analytic technologies to drive unconstrained productivity and innovation, lower operating costs and improve overall employee satisfaction. The company now offers one of the RPA industry’s most widely deployed solutions, with more than 2,800 customer entities and 1,600 enterprise brands using the company’s intelligent RPA platform, and expects to deploy more than three million bots by 2020, a 200 percent increase from today.

“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award, and it’s a testament to the dedication and vision of our entire team as we have worked tirelessly over the past 15 years to help create and establish an entirely new category,” said Mihir Shukla, CEO and co-founder, Automation Anywhere. “Today, the automation industry represents a $100 billion market opportunity and our mission to eliminate all mundane, repetitive tasks from the human enterprise is now within reach, as global organizations realize the potential of this transformative technology to usher in the next era of work.”

Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. To learn more about the Northern California program, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/norcal. Join the conversation on social media by following us @EY_EOYUS and using #EOYNorCal.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Northern California, local sponsors include Solomon Edwards and Woodruff Sawyer.



About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/gm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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