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CMCE Showcase: Learn to love the robot

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The Centre for Management Consulting Excellence runs evening symposia we call Showcases whose purpose is sharing leading edge thinking of interest in management consulting.

The Centre’s 2019 report into Consulting Skills for 2030 identified robotics as being an area where consulting skills in selling and delivering work would need to change by 2030. Though robots are not new – we’re familiar with their presence in manufacturing – they are being increasingly used for the automation of business processes and this is going to have a considerable impact on the way that businesses are run. Well-informed consultants and businesspeople, even if they are not involved in introducing robots, therefore need to understand how they are being applied and the benefits and challenges involved.

Our 2020 programme therefore kicks off on March 3 with a symposium in which we will be discussing these and related issues.

  • Our main speaker will be Keith Stagner, CEO of T-Impact, a consultancy specialising in introducing robotic process automation (RPA) to organisations in both the public and private sector.
  • Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist for UiPath, one of the main providers of robots for RPA, will then add his views. UiPath is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. Founded in Romania, from its first tiny venture round in 2015, its valuation has soared rapidly — to US$3 billion in 2018 and $7 billion in April 2019. Based in New York since 2017, the company has 3,000 employees, more than 5,000 clients, a developer community of 500,000 people, and annual revenues of more than $300 million.

As usual in our Showcases the presentations will be followed by the opportunity for questions and group discussions, followed by a networking session over refreshments.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
From 6:00pm
To 8:30pm

Cass Business School

106 Bunhill Row

London EC1Y 8TZ


Keith Stagner, CEO of T-Impact

Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist for UiPath