Guy Kirkwood, UiPath Chief Evangelist, joined us for a breakfast to talk all things RPA, compliance, and the future of business process.
Topics of discussion included Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes, and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These regulations impact how every business deals with its data; we looked at how the budding RPA industry can assist companies to meet these requirements by the 25 May 2018 deadline.
There is a growing recognition from the leading consultancies and SIs that managing business processes now can, and has to, be done in a much more efficient way. The idea that ‘offshoring is dead’ is one which has been being debated since the start of the year – and yet, this slightly tongue-in-cheek quip is substantiated by the early response of the traditional outsourcing economies to the advance of RPA: UiPath offer free online robotics training in their Academy, and of the nearly 30,000 people who have so far enrolled, 60% of are in India. This is a small but indicative trend, as many within a country which has been one of the stalwarts of traditional outsourcing practices look to adapt, and not be left behind by the new world of automation.
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