Much of the talk right now is about how robots (by which everyone really means AI-powered automation software) will eat away at the heart of the workforce – eroding those white-collar, transactional, repetitive jobs that have been the mainstay of the Western service economy for the past 20 years.

I was invited to speak at the annual Transformation Summit of the Purchase To Pay Network, alongside people like Ben Fogle, the TV personality and explorer, and Jim Hemmington, the Procurement Director at the BBC. The video here is a short summary of the whole event.

 

I recently contributed a major article to Outsource Magazine on the impact of Robotic Process Automation on business and, in particular, the outsourcing sector. I was writing in response to a piece in the prevous issue which proposed market distorting solutions as the answer to the inevitable rise and impact

I have been telling anyone who will listen that the robotic automation of business processes is set to fundamentally change the nature of the BPO market. The stark truth is that, to date, most of the real-live success stories have been in industry verticals such as telecoms,

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