Julie Shafiki

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Iris Sclar: Humans and Robots - Envisioning an Ideal Co-Existence

It seems that Iris Sclar’s path to RPA was almost predestined. After an early position as a programmer with software and services provider Amdocs, she moved on to a senior consulting role with the company, refining her business process design and management skills and gaining experience with a varied customer base. Now, after nine years with Bank Leumi, an Israeli financial institution with branches worldwide, she may have found her ideal position. Leading the organization’s robotics department and expanding RPA initiatives, she’s able to effect real change, enhancing commercial outcomes and customer experiences while also improving employees’ daily work lives.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, Banking, Women In Tech, Women in RPA

Elena Christopher: Mitigating RPA hype and working smarter while keeping your sense of humor

Welcome to our inaugural international Women in RPA profile!  We're proud to feature Elena Christoper as our very first Women in RPA honoree!

Elena Christopher is Senior Vice President of Research at HFS Research, which provides companies/enterprises with insights into innovations such as automation, AI and blockchain and how they impact business operations. Elena exemplifies what we had in mind when we launched this initiative – a smart, accomplished woman and out-of-the-box thinker making a difference in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). She’s also a busy mother, avid runner, and sometime-chef who loves to travel (and is confident we all will again soon). Like so many professional women today, she excels in many areas, a talented multitasker who seems to do it all with ease. 

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Topics: RPA, Women In Tech, Women in RPA

Women in RPA are Shaping the Future of Work: Talk to Me!

Today is International Women’s Day. As women in technology, we’re part of a burgeoning community succeeding in a dynamic and challenging industry. We’ve chosen today to kick off Kryon’s global Women in RPA campaign to highlight the many accomplished women in our industry. Women are blazing trails in every part of the tech world, and many are leading digital organizational transformation in banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, travel, and countless other industries. 

The equality gap / Closing the gap  
Women in RPA mirror women in other sectors of technology – talented, committed and rising in the ranks but too few in number. The simple fact is we’re still underrepresented, especially the higher we climb.  

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Topics: RPA, Women In Tech, Women in RPA

In Context: A Look at the Growth of Automation Against the Backdrop of Parallel Business Trends

Forrester’s recent guide on the Future of Work analyzes the ways in which automation is expected to change everything and anything to do with work – starting at the beginning, with fundamental questions such as what an organization is, what a company does, and how exactly the work gets done.

Automation is not happening in a vacuum – rather, in tandem with parallel trends that combine to create new types of business opportunities. Here’s some of how the intersection of automation and other trends are expected to pan out:

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Topics: AI, automation, Forrester, Digital Workforce, Future of Work

Kryon Recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT Vendor Evaluation of 11 Top IA (Intelligent Automation) Platforms

Kryon’s full-cycle automation solution was categorized as a leader and high achiever in the recent NelsonHall NEAT (Evaluation & Assessment Tool) vendor evaluation of Intelligent Automation (IA) platforms.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, intelligent automation, Analyst Reports, automation, NEAT, NelsonHall

Kryon Automation Suite is Runner Up for the Most Disruptive Technology of the Year at CCW Europe 2019

 

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, automation

5 Tips to Implementing Attended RPA: Forrester's Guide to Doing It Right

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is opening up new opportunities across the business world – with its ability to deliver efficiencies and eliminate some of the more repetitive and manual tasks.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, Attended RPA, automation

Training In RPA, part 4 - The Buck Stops Here: Managing RPA's Impact on the Workforce

This is post 4 of 4 posts. See also: Be Your Future, RPA and the Horse Carriage, and Back To School.

A recent episode of Last Week Tonight by John Oliver talks about how worried workers are that robots will take their jobs. While John Oliver puts a humorous spin on it, the anxiety is real.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, Kryon Academy, automation, Workforce Automation

Training In RPA, part 3 - Back to School: Continued Education as Part of Business as Usual

This is post 3 of 4 posts about RPA. See also: Be Your Future and RPA and The Horse Carriage

Changing how people learn: According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report, this is the single most significant trend in human capital today. Enterprises need to adjust how employees within their organizations undergo training and obtain skills – on a broad scale.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, Kryon Academy, automation

Training In RPA, part 2 - RPA and the Horse Carriage

This is post 2 of 4 posts about Training in RPA. See also: Be Your Future

Perhaps RPA (robotic process automation) can be compared to the introduction of the automobile. You can argue its advantages or worry about its disadvantages. But you can’t deny that the elimination of the horse carriage and invention of the automobile had a disruptive, almost ubiquitous impact on society and on the workplace – changing people’s jobs and creating new positions. True, you no longer needed coachmen. But you began to need bus drivers and conductors. Distances shrank, the world became smaller, and new opportunities and business partnerships became a reality.

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Topics: Robotic Process Automation, RPA, Kryon Academy, automation

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