Successful RPA adoption requires successful adoption of the ‘Automation First’ mindset. Businesses embarking on a digital transformation journey should carefully weigh their options, align changes to their growth plans and define a clear set of strategies before taking an exploratory plunge.
To deliver value and accelerate growth, enterprises need to change their fundamental approach and add speed and accuracy to the various business processes. New digital technologies present both game-changing opportunities for-and existential threats to-companies whose success was built in the pre-digital economy. Digital transformation is a pre-requisite for sustainable growth and in some cases, survival of enterprises in the current dynamic and pace-driven market.
What are some of the AI related challenges and transformational possibilities we are faced with as a company delivering digital transformation for enterprises? This is the question I attempted to answer in my innovation keynote speech at AI Tech North, the first large scale AI conference in the North of England. It was truly exciting to share insights, my perspective and observations with AI enthusiasts, academics, graduates and leaders gathered in large numbers to discuss innovative technologies and data trends.
Agile Government Digital Service (Agile GDS) framework was designed and adopted by the UK public sector to ensure a higher level of agility in their digital services development programmes. This terminology is not new for people and enterprises that are already associated with digital services market or public sector transformation initiatives in the UK. For all enterprises and professionals involved in digital transformation projects or digital services development it is vital to have a firm grasp on the historical background and reasons for putting in place a distinct framework.
During last month’s Leeds Digital Festival, I had the pleasure of hosting a round-table discussion on RPA entitled Robotic Process Automation: The Emperor’s New Clothes? The collective insights of my guests – senior representatives of businesses from across the north of England – made for a truly fascinating debate and I want to share the fruits of our discussion with you.
Do you feel like you have all bases covered to make the organisational impact with your transformation programme? That it will be an easy tick in the box at the end of the project. You've got it all wrong then.
It’s no surprise then that over 80% of companies fail to some extent when delivering digital transformation. In this blog post, I've captured insights on digital transformation risks from Prahlad Koti, the Managing Director of our UK business. These recommendations are relevant whether you are embarking on a new transformation programme, and equally, if you need help with an existing or failing project.
Following the success of our first internal Hackathon with Mastek, our key IT partner in June last year, we promised that we would run another one soon. Since it was a UK-based event, it was not available to our Mastek colleagues in Mumbai. Therefore, the concept of the first Together and Mastek Hackathon was born. This blog post captures my insights of the day without the use of too many techie terms along the way.
In recent years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with several local councils to support them in realising their digital ambitions. By translating ‘analogue’ council services into digital services, they’ve increased transparency and access to services while reducing costs. As satisfying as the involvement has been, we’re even more excited about what the future holds.
We recently helped a customer use machine learning concepts to build models for predicting how their customers will shift across channels. It is a significant milestone in our ability to help customers create their digital strategy and specifically, to build the business case for the channels that they should go after. Know more about this engagement here.
It sets the winners apart from the losers. Yes, test automation can revive flagging digital transformation projects and give new ones a head start. In fact, it is essential for enterprises to succeed in the digital age.