The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Revolution - Hosted by the ICT Committee

Pascal Bornet, Leader for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Global Business Services (GBS) Advisory, Asia, Ernst & Young

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : April 18, 2017

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

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Delivering High Benefits to Leading Companies through the Powerful Combination of People and Robots

Companies have always been looking for new ways to improve efficiency. For example, over the last two decades, we have seen the rise of ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning), Shared Service Centers (SSC), offshoring and outsourcing. Robot softwares (also called digital workforce, or RPA) are now considered as the new revolutionary initiative to drive productivity. It offers strong advantages compared to previous initiatives: higher speed of implementation, shorter payback periods, and lower disruption to existing processes and systems.

Robotic Process Automation is revolutionizing the way leading companies operate their businesses. Specialists refer to it as the fourth industrial revolution. It is impacting all functions and all industries.

Moving on from rule-based automation, RPA is climbing the value chain to encompass cognitive functionalities - functions to “think & learn” and “interact” with the environment. In other words, an evolution toward Artificial Intelligence (AI), including the ability to autonomously drive other robots.

Whilst industries such as offshoring and Business Process Outsourcers (BPO) have been highly disrupted by RPA, others like banking, insurance, telecommunications, government and pharmaceutical see their operations strongly benefiting from it. 

How do leading companies realize the benefits associated with RPA? What is a typical journey to digital operations: where to start and what comes after RPA? At which pace can we expect this market to evolve? What can be the impact of RPA on our society? How to fully take advantage of the RPA revolution?

About the Speaker

Pascal Bornet
Leader for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Global Business Services (GBS) Advisory, Asia
Ernst & Young

Pascal has almost 20 years’ experience improving Finance and Back Office Functions like HR, IT and procurement. Over the past decade, he has specialized in leading International Back Office Transformation Projects for Multinational Companies, with a particular focus on Shared Services Centers (SSC), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Global Business Services (GBS) and Outsourcing projects in Asia (design, implementation and optimization projects). 

Pascal was appointed the EY Asia Pacific lead for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) two years ago. He has played a key role in building this offering, and founding the EY Apac Center of Excellence. He is now supporting 30 clients in Asia designing and deploying their RPA projects, in partnership with lead vendors.

Pascal is a licensed CPA from USA (AICPA), he holds a Master of Finance from ESC Saint Etienne - EM Lyon (France), a Master of Business from NUS (National University of Singapore), and his MBA from UCLA Anderson (University of California, Los Angeles).
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