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The Digital Workforce: Robots in the Office

  • Holding Redlich 555 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing a tsunami of changes to the future of work and amongst them is the adoption of robots.

Easy to configure, train and deploy, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) simplifies business process delivery – processing data at greater speeds, lower cost and with fewer errors than us fallible humans. Essentially freeing up staff from repetitive work to focus on higher value contributions.

Then there’s hardware robots like ‘Amy’ and ‘Alice’ that can perform a multitude of tasks – from allowing clients to check in, to guiding customers through commercial and shopping centres through to answering questions and providing recommendations. Recruitment is beginning to look a whole lot different!

In this event our panel will be discussing:

  • Workplace applications of RPA
  • Telepresence, service and social robots
  • The social impact
  • Data privacy & cyber security
  • Current limitations of the technology

Panellists

Annie Hariharan - Senior Manager, PwC 
Annie is a Senior Manager in PwC's consulting team, focusing on process improvement and RPA. She has experience advising clients in a range of industries including financial services, retail and shared service centres.

Leigh Pullen - Executive Director, Ci-Gen

Leigh is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) services firm CiGen. CiGen’s key services include consulting, implementation, management, training, solution licences and RPA Robots for Hire.

His extensive IT and business experience was gained from a career spanning over 25 years in manufacturing, IT solutions, consulting, telecommunications and automation.

Leigh’s IT background prior to CiGen covered SME/implementation specialist for various ERP, CRM, Contact Centre solutions and sales for ICT services. He played a key commercial sales and negotiation role within a high functioning sales team, to acquire and retain over $1b revenue for global ICT management & services associated to the banking sector for one of Australia’s key telco’s.

He now concentrates on developing and growing CiGen’s RPA and AI expertise and services throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Nicci Rossouw - CEO, Exaptec 

Nicci is CEO and Founder of Exaptec that specialises in robotics platform solution development at enterprise scale. This includes full service, from research and design through to delivery and support of telepresence, social and service robot solutions worldwide.

As CEO and Founder, Nicci wants to show how Exaptec provides cross-platform robotic automation solutions that integrate state of the art service robot technology at the convergence nexus of Robotics, AI, Cloud and IoT as well as develop niche integrated robotic solutions and apps that are securely connected to enterprise databases.

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.

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