Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn II & III
Speaker: Paul Watts, President - Japan Operations, Blue Prism
Hosting Committee: Information, Communications and Technology Committee
Member Fee: ¥4,300
Guest Fee: ¥7,700
Meal: Plated Lunch
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, October 18, 12:00 noon
Today white collar work finds itself consumed by the potential of automation, and artificial intelligence. The potential to move current slow, form intensive, operational processes and tasks into an environment where “digital workers” sit side-by-side with traditional employees has arrived. Japan is a buzz with directives from the very top of government for the need of work style reform. The challenge of addressing these directives, in tandem with macro-economic issues associated with an aging labor force have forced companies to look beyond traditional IT projects to solve the problem. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), is a foundation technology, that enables large enterprises to establish a 3rd pool of labor, that can act as the nervous system for the establishment of an organisation leveraging the potential of artificial intelligence.
Paul Watts, head of Blue Prism Japan, will talk about the current strategic challenges and opportunities that are opening up as a result of the latest wave of AI driven technology, combined with insight into the major considerations that corporations need to consider (eg: managing compliance, security, audit, etc). A particular focus will be about the Japanese trends around work style reform, and some of unique challenges happening across Japan. Blue Prism is one of the pioneers of this marketplace and responsible for the creation of the term RPA. Headquartered in the UK, Blue Prism evolved leveraging the high percentage of back office outsourcing prevalent there to expand into other markets, rapidly partnering with leading global IT partners.
Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs
William Dallyn, John Kirch, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ by the event deadline as arrangements must be made and a ¥1,700 parking fee will apply.