MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
As the seasons change, I look back at the exciting fall IAOP had and ahead to the New Year with great optimism about the strength and future direction of our association and global community.
RPA17, our first conference entirely dedicated to robotics, was held in New York this past September and was a great success. I want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their tremendous support: ISG and Wipro (Platinum), HCL (Gold), IPsoft (Cognitive), Everest Group (Research) and Avasant (Reception). I am so grateful for our speakers, members and our chapters for their active participation.
A big shout out to our New York Chapter for sponsoring a fabulous reception to kick off RPA and generating great interest with their presentation on mega-trends, featuring a discussion on crowdsourcing, moderated by Topcoder.
Here, on our new PULSE website, you will find photos and coverage from RPA17. We also feature an interview with Chip Wagner, President of Business and Emerging Services of ISG, in our View from the C-Suite. In the Knowledge Center, read the first in a two-part series on Business Continuity Management by our experts from Trizma, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Reading and Rame Associates.
This issue also focuses on training and what we’re doing to help keep you skilled and in professional shape for the changes that are here and coming to our jobs and professions. IAOP’s crucial role continues to be bringing together a community of thought leaders and experts to collaborate and learn from in this constantly changing environment we are all in.
Looking ahead to OWS18, taking place Feb. 18-21, in Florida – the program lineup is more exciting than ever. Our expert speakers will be focusing on taking all the disruption around us and turning it into dominance. To get all the details, see our preview this month and be sure to read our printed Summit issue at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. We can’t wait to see you!