Tired of the endless deluge of rhetoric and hype about robots stealing our jobs and every consultant, man, woman and dog claiming they’ve been RPA experts all their careers, long before they were doctors of digital, custodians of cloud and barons of big data? If not and you still want more, then switch off now and go to whatever robo conference is on next, that takes you back on that well-trodden path to hear about the same old three client case examples, and drink more of that cheap chardonnay with those same old customers and consultants who seem to have an awful lot of time to spend talking about this stuff at conferences. I mean, don’t these people have day jobs?
So let’s cut to the chase – it’s time to have the real, hard conversation about where we really are as an industry. Why aren’t those 40% cost savings happening, each time someone slams in some software and hope it somehow eliminates manual labor because they can access a bot library? In fact, why are a third of RPA pilots just left hanging with no result? Yes, people, it’s time to wake up and smell those robotic roses and have those really tough conversations about what is real, versus why so much of this stuff just isn’t working – and why we’re not putting together properly governed RPA rollout plans like we do with ERP software and SaaS platforms. Why are we making such a mess with this, when we could have so much to benefit from?
So join us in Chicago this September 19th for FORA the inaugural council meeting that finally debates the true Future of Operations in the Robotic Age
FORA is the very first industry council is established to bring together buyside operations leaders, service providers leaders, expert advisers and technology developers to steer industry’s transition to the Digital OneOffice™.
FORA’s mission is to bring together the leadership from senior buyside operations leaders, service provider leadership, expert advisers, and technology developers to set the agenda for the transition to the Digital OneOffice™, and to develop an industry mandate for navigating and managing the creative destruction that looms. Supporting the FORA initiative is the IEEE’s Intelligent Process Automation Standards initiative that will encourage further research and investment, leading to powerful and attractive new service offerings. But the commercial frameworks needed to encourage and sustain wider deployment of these technologies are lagging because they fundamentally threaten established models.
In order to communicate the learnings from the FORA meetings, the group will produce a quarterly “FORA Mandate” that communicates core recommendations to the industry from the group meetings that will be held at quarterly HfS Summits.
So how can you get considered for Council Membership?
HfS will consider applications to the FORA Council based on seniority and relevance. Are you interested in participating? Just email us at [email protected].
This is a really important development as we consider the future of services and operations amidst all this creative disruption. I hope to greet many of you personally in Chicago this September.
(Cross-posted @ Horses for Sources)