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Boots Presentation: Case Study - Pilot Automation Case Study: What should a successful RPA pilot scheme look like?

Boots Presentation: Case Study - Pilot Automation Case Study: What should a successful RPA pilot scheme look like?

Laura Southam, Robotics Process Automation Manager, Finance Shared Services, Boots

Laura joined us at the 2017 RPA & AI Exchange to speak about her RPA piloting journey at Boots. She demonstrated what a successful RPA pilot scheme should look like and explained some of the obstacles you are likely to face when starting your journey. Boots have automated 9 processes so far and are continuing to develop their RPA programme in Laura’s capable hands! A great success story which, judging by all the photos of the slides that were taken, you can certainly learn a lot from.

School of Economics and Political Science Presentation: RPA The Real Risks and Smart Actions of Leading Companies

School of Economics and Political Science Presentation: RPA The Real Risks and Smart Actions of Leading Companies

Lesley Wilcox, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation, School of Economics and Political Science offered a fresh view on RPA & AI, sharing some ‘lessons learnt’ stories with us from the numerous case studies he has researched over the years. He even tackled some of the myths surrounding RPA & AI with surprising revelations. Moreover, Professor Wilcox was able to break down the facts for us: what RPA can really do for your business; the risks of implementing RPA and how to get stakeholder buy in.

Analyst Presentation: Intelligent RPA - Taking Automation to the Next Level

Analyst Presentation: Intelligent RPA - Taking Automation to the Next Level

Philip Carnelley, Research Director at IDC Europe subject of choice was intelligent RPA and taking automation to the next level. Many of our delegates felt reassured to hear that most companies are still in the experimental stages of implementing RPA and few are really advanced. It’s also interesting to hear that finance are currently leading the way in RPA. Not really surprising seeing as it’s possible to automate 60 - 80% of finance processes! GDPR was highlighted as something we should all be thinking about, consumer rights are due to change and according to Philip 30-40% of companies are not prepared for it (a quick show of hands consolidated his point).