RPA Weekly for August 12th, 2020
Not a lot of RPA news this week (at least news that isn’t in the form of a press release), but some decent Podcast and YouTube content to keep you occupied as you automate the world.
LOTS of data in here from Cube Insights. Worth a quick glance at least.
Nothing too shocking here, the pandemic has sped up automation efforts and called into question their effects on job redundancy.
Gina Schaefer, U.S. intelligent automation practice lead at Deloitte, suggested that the root cause of many types of failures “stems from a lack of overall vision and direction for the program, defined by the leadership and embraced by the business.”
Hard to argue with that.
The A/V Club
This week, we chatted with Babu Sivadasan, CEO of Jiffy.ai. Jiffy is an IPA (Intelligent Process Automation) platform that is meant for scale. We get a background on Babu and why he got into the space. We also dive into some of the key features needed to execute IPA. Babu talks to us about leadership qualities for successfully ushering automation through an organization. We also talk about how change affects automation and the timescale lens that Babu looks at automation through.
…we introduce new thinking on the Automation TAM & explore the competitive spending dynamics between Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Blue PrismPegasystems & some giants entering the space like MicrosoftSAP and IBM.
Francis Carden of Pega: RPA Doesn’t Automatically Mean Adding Intelligence to Your Automation (Podcast)
VP of Digital Automation at Pega talks about what it means to add intelligence to automation and what’s in store for the RPA market. Transcript
Always interesting to hear an RPA implementation story, even if it is promoted by a vendor.
Manish Pandya, SVP, TaskUs talks about why RPA was a focus of their business strategy, and how it directly improved the team experience. He'll cover a few topics, including Why RPA?, How RPA offers an "API-less" solution and Why Automation Anywhere?