Imagine Digital is a 3-day event with Automation Anywhere leaders, customers, and partners where you can see customer/Automation Anywhere led demos, hear about customer success stories, and get hands-on with our products in the day-3 tech tracks. There is a TON of great content presented, and lots of lessons to be learned. To help our developer portal readers get the most out of the information shared at Imagine Digital, we’re highlighting the top 10 moments from Imagine 2021 so you can quickly jump to the sessions that can add the most value for you and your organization.
Day 1 of Imagine started off quite strong and included an interesting interview with Craig Davenport, Senior Vice President of International Operations IT & Corporate Systems from GM Financial. In the interview, Craig and Automation Anywhere CEO, Mihir Shukla, discussed how many organizations struggle with getting employees on board with bot building and democratizing RPA capabilities across the organization. At GM Financial, Craig mentioned 2 things that have been extremely helpful in expanding out their RPA efforts:
Hearing from Richard Harding, Intelligent Automation Director at Jaguar Land Rover, was another highlight for Day 1. Richard explained very plainly that JLR’s automation journey began with a POC Richard and team had created and shared with their CFO who immediately connected with the concept and stated “This could be something that really drives efficiency”. Two points really stood out in Richard’s conversation with Mihir:
Day 1 also included a conversation with Neeraj Gokhale, Executive Vice President of Products at Automation Anywhere, and Kevin Murray, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Automation Anywhere. Neeraj covered 3 particularly interesting aspects of Automation 360 that differentiate it in the marketplace:
The conversation between CEO of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, and CEO of Automation Anywhere, Mihir Shukla provided an awesome opportunity to hear from two visionaries on how they see their two platforms coming together to create end to end efficiencies for customers. What makes this partnership so strong?
It’s always refreshing to see the impact that technology can have across the globe. In this session, Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy and Culture, Neeti Mehta Shukla, shares some incredible stories of organizations across the globe working with the Automation Anywhere Global Impact Team to democratize access to RPA technology and training in order to change lives.
Zeth Baker from Republic Airways and Luke Keenan from The City of Seattle both presented valuable perspectives on how their organizations have leveraged Automation 360 to gain operational efficiencies.
In this session, Chief Human Resources Officer, Nancy Hauge, outlines the strategies to create a culture for humans and bots to operate in a combined workforce. Humans can focus on the work which only they can do best – such as creating, innovating, discovering, brainstorming, and learning – while the automated workforce can do the work that is robotic in nature. She decodes the areas that an organization’s human resources team can consider automating, to relieve them from performing manual and boring tasks. Nancy also touches on some of the use cases that have been automated within the HR department here at Automation Anywhere. Finally, she shares an interesting use case of how automation can help organizations and employees both achieve their goals using a Career growth survey process performed at Automation Anywhere.
Scaling automation initiatives can be a real challenge for many organizations looking to grow their RPA practices. In one of the highlight sessions of Day 2, Laura Della Torre, Senior Director of Customer Journey Marketing at Automation Anywhere, takes viewers through some of the keys to an RPA practice that scales. A couple of key takeaways from the session:
Most bots are designed to mimic human actions. In this session, Developer Evangelist, Micah Smith, demonstrated how RPA integration with ML capabilities can enable bots to mimic not only human actions, but human decision making. Some key takeaways from this session:
Automating burdensome processes using Automation 360 is great, but what additional insights could be gleaned from the data used/generated during these automations? In this session, Senior Developer Evangelist Arjun S Meda, takes attendees through the process of creating and customizing business, operational, and AARI dashboards using Bot Insight. Last but not least, Arjun also walks users through the process of integrating Bot Insight with a Tableau Dashboard to show how Bot Insight data can be used to power other business intelligence/analytics platforms.
Imagine Digital 2021 was great, and this list only starts to scratch the surface of some of the interesting and useful session topics. Tons of incredible Automation Anywhere, customer, vendor, and partner sessions were spread out over 3 days. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, all of the sessions are now available on-demand, so be sure to catch up as time permits. Enjoy all of the Automation Anywhere content, and Go be great!