Blue Prism, the leading developer of enterprise robotic process automation (ERPA) software, today announced the eleventh meeting of the Operational Agility Forum, happening March 4, 2015 in London. Hosted by IT services company Sopra Steria, the 2015 Forum will bring together Blue Prism’s customers to discuss ways in which they can most effectively use ERPA to drive operational agility. As an Advisory Board member of the invite-only group, Blue Prism CEO Alastair Bathgate will participate in the discussion around software robots and their ability to drive operational efficiency and meet overarching business objectives.
Founded in 2009 by some of the largest corporate users of IT, the Operational Agility Forum enables senior business and IT professionals to explore ways in which complex organizations can enhance the delivery of core operations in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. In seeking to identify and share approaches and tools for achieving operational agility, the Forum examines solutions – like software robots – that empower organizations to implement their own initiatives in collaboration with IT functions.
Forum participants will discuss how businesses and IT personnel can successfully deploy and manage software robots to expedite key processes and improve overall business operations – an approach the group has defined as “Business Led Computing.” Members from across industries will offer real-life examples of how they have leveraged software robots to execute procedures efficiently, accurately and at scale, thereby maximizing costs and boosting productivity.
The 30 attendees from 18 organizations will include customers from industries spanning telecom, like telecom provider 02; energy, like energy supplier npower; and healthcare, like university teaching hospital UHB NHS Foundation Trust. Attendees will draw on their personal experiences working with software robots to offer fellow meeting attendees tips and strategies for harnessing the potential of a virtual workforce.
“In today’s highly competitive and complex business environment, businesses across industries are seeking solutions that can help them drive innovation,” said Bathgate. “This innovation is crucial not only for gaining a leg-up over the competition, but also ultimately maintaining market share. By discussing ways in which software robots can support operational agility, our customers can identify and share new avenues for effectively implementing software robots into legacy systems and optimizing their power to drive efficiency. That is the aim of the Forum.”