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8 RPA Experts to Start Following Now

Stay up to date on all things RPA by following those most in the know. These experts diligently study robotic process automation and the benefits it’s bringing to businesses around the world. Check out what they have to say and learn more about RPA through their articles, blogs, and presentations.    

8 RPA Experts to Start Following Now

Expert 1: Frank Casale

Frank Casale

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI)

Casale is truly an authority on robotic process automation and AI. He is well-known for founding the IRPA AI in 2013, which features a great blog with a host of valuable info and discussion about the evolution of RPA and AI. Casale also recently founded the Digital Americas Pipeline Initiative (DAPI), an effort to train new talent for the growing automation and AI space.

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Expert 2: Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett

EVP and Distinguished Analyst, Everest

Burnett is a leading industry analyst and recognized influencer when it comes to automation technologies including RPA and AI. She currently leads Everest Group’s Service Optimization Technologies (SOT) research program. Among other accolades, Burnett was named one of the 50 most influential women in UK IT by Computer Weekly in 2017 and 2016. You can get an overview of her impressive body of research for Everest Group and read her perspective in this IRPA AI interview feature with Frank Casale.

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Expert 3: Dr. Leslie Willcocks

Dr. Leslie Willcocks

Professor of Technology, Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics’ Department of Management

Dr. Willcocks is a highly respected expert in the field of knowledge work automation and RPA. He has co-authored 57 books, including his most recent work on RPA called Robotic Process and Cognitive Automation: The Next Phase. Additionally, Dr. Willcocks has amassed a great deal of research on the topic. You can hear his views on workplace automation and the associated myths in this video blog.

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Expert 4: Mike Quindazzi

Mike Quindazzi

Managing Director at PwC

Quindazzi is a connoisseur of all things tech, and RPA is among his areas of focus. He published Will #AI and #Robotics Replace Our Jobs? and 10 Opportunities in Financial Services 2017 to spark conversation about how technologies such as RPA are impacting businesses in very real ways.

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Expert 5: J.P. Gownder

J.P. Gownder

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Gownder’s notable expertise is in how AI, robotics, and other emerging technologies are impacting jobs, the future of work, and the economy at large. You can learn about his perspective in his many blog posts, including this new video on how to drive the most value from investments in AI and automation.

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Expert 6: Craig Le Clair

Craig Le Clair

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Le Clair is an international expert who devotes his time to helping companies leverage today’s mobile and digital technologies to succeed in a changing world. His areas of research and coverage span topics such as robotic process automation and the emerging digital workforce, AI solutions in financial services, and the associated potential for workforce disruption.

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Expert 7: Clint Boulton

Clint Boulton

IDG Senior Writer, CIO.com

Boulton writes knowledgably about RPA as well as other digital transformation topics for IDG publications such as CIO. He developed a primer on the subject called What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation and looked at how it’s making waves at well-known global companies such as Walmart in RPA is poised for a big business break-out.

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Expert 8: Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Business and Technology Freelance Writer

Violino is known for his work covering the latest in technology and business innovation for CIO and other publications, and he often writes about RPA. Check out his articles specific to implementations: 5 reasons RPA deployments fail and 8 keys to a successful RPA implementation. You can also find more of his writings on related technology topics such as AI.

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