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 The Rise of Software Robots 

 Transforming businesses with intelligent automation 
 18:00 - 21:30 
 Monday 23 March 2020 
 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London 

Today’s wave of business automation is as seismic as the personal computing revolution envisaged by Microsoft over 30 years ago. A robot for every person is the new equivalent of a computer on every desk. 

With the number of companies deploying intelligent automation doubling in 2019, the robots have well and truly arrived. But are companies ready to take advantage?

The redesign and digitisation of business processes is a core yet often overlooked element of effective digital transformation. RPA is fundamentally changing how workflows are conceived, organised and delivered, enabling visible gains in productivity and with software robots becoming indispensable to the human workforce.

Change is coming fast. With automation impacting all major industries, a robot for every person is a vision that forward-thinking businesses must now adopt.

Join our lively evening event to examine the rise of the software robots.

  • What are the big trends in RPA for 2020? 
  • The skills capabilities for RPA. 
  • Real-life RPA deployment.

18:00 Registration Opens.  Drinks Reception

18.20 Welcome and Introduction

Chris Duddridge, Area VP & General Manager UK&I, UiPath

18.30 Automation Nation? Predictions for 2020

Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist, UiPath

18.45 RPA Case Study

Jon Lowne, Global RPA Lead, Parker Hannifin 

19.05 Delivering the Automation Revolution: Tackling the Skills Conundrum 

19.20 Panel Discussion

  • What are the typical use cases for automation?
  • What are the hallmarks of great implementation? 
  • What role does in AI play in RPA?
  • What’s holding companies back from scaling RPA?
  • What is ‘hyperautomation’ and what are the prospects for this in 2020?

20.00 Closing Remarks followed by Drinks, Canapés and Networking

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Speaker - Chris Duddridge

Chris Duddridge

Chris Duddridge is UiPath’s Area Vice President and Managing Director of UK and Ireland. He leads the UK and Irish teams in their mission to drive automation adoption in the region, helping customers achieve their automation goals using UiPath’s, best-in-its-class hyperautomation platform. 


Chris previously held the position of RVP of Sales for UK and Ireland at UiPath, supporting UiPath during a period of hypergrowth. With more than 20 years in sales and technology, he is an experienced sales leader with a track record of helping small teams rise to market leader status.

Passionate about technology, Christopher is inspired by the potential of automation to transform the future of work. Highly motivated by teamwork, his key areas of interest are incentivising collaboration, creativity, and customer focus.

Speaker - Guy Kirkwood

Guy Kirkwood

A passionate advocate of the as-a-service economy, Guy has 20 years’ experience in outsourcing and a particular interest in innovation and future development of the shared services and BPO markets. He is a writer and presenter on process automation and the future of work. Since becoming Chief Evangelist, Guy has a bi-directional role, communicating ‘out’ from UiPath and listening to its community of developers, customers, partners and analysts; communicating it back ‘into’ the development, product, marketing and sales teams. In this way, he’s able to help the company scale to ultimately IPO in the near future.

Speaker - Jon Lowne

Jon Lowne

Jon Lowne is a seasoned and innovative technology leader with experience of the Pharmaceutical, FMCG and Industrial Manufacturing industries.

He is a results-driven, ambitious IT professional with a strong track-record in managing large projects across multiple regions, combined with extensive experience in managing large enterprise applications, leading global implementations and integration projects.

Throughout his career, he has been known for strong organisational and implementation skills, attention to detail, communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as an ability to achieve corporate goals.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. 

This event is for 20 x VPs, Directors, Heads, Senior Managers and the drivers of live projects whose responsibilities include IT, Operations, HR, Finance, Accounting, Procurement, Shared Services, Supply Chain, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence.

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