Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is a major disrupting technology. 62% of CEOs expect this technology to completely disrupt their business within the next 5 years, according to a PwC CEO Survey. The concept of ‘Digital Labor’ is seeping into the lexicon of executive business speech as they look to adapt their operating models to automate a broad spectrum of business processes on demand. As RPA ‘BOTS’ mimic the actions of humans, it follows that there will be displacement of human workers as a result. Therefore, with the increased adoption and criticality of the new processes with BOTS, there is a great imperative to develop and deploy robots that exceed the level of productivity and quality as humans are replace.
This presentation will focus on the current state of the market and the impact of RPA on business operation, workforce development, quality and compliance imperatives. Forward-thinking companies need to understand this disruptive technology and how it will impact today’s workforce. The presentation will explore how companies can unlock the full potential of automation using robotic process automation throughout the enterprise. A key discussion as to the impact of this technology on the current workforce and how to effectively communicate the coming changes is critical. This presentation will discuss how to ensure that your organization is disrupting and not DISRUPTED by technology changes as RPA demands a pivot for sustained operational efficiency and productivity.
Valarie King-Bailey is the CEO of OnShore Technology Group, an independent Chicago-based consultancy founded in 2004 specializing in Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) services and solutions. She has over 34 years of international experience in the life sciences and technology industries. OnShore’s innovative software application, ValidationMaster™ is the first fully integrated Enterprise Validation Management System (EVMS) on the market. ValidationMaster™ was recognized by CIO Review Magazine as one of the top 20 most promising technologies for life sciences in 2016. In 2017, CV Magazine recognized ValidationMaster as the BEST IV&V Solution for 2017 and designated OnShore as the 2017 Best Software Testers. As a strategic partner with Microsoft, OnShore developed the FIRST and only U.S. FDA Validation Toolkit for their flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system used by life sciences companies across the globe.
Prior to her tenure as CEO of OnShore Technology Group, Valarie has held executive positions for leading global companies such as QUMAS Limited (Ireland), EMC/Documentum, Abbott Laboratories, and U.S. Steel – South Works. During her tenure with QUMAS, an Irish-based software company, she served as Chief Marketing Officer where she was responsible for all global tactical and strategic marketing initiatives in addition to the development of their validation toolkit. She also made a significant impact at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago where she served as Director of Document Management and Quality Systems leading a $16MM division-wide validation initiative. As recognition for outstanding performance, Valarie received Abbott’s Chairman’s Award – the highest honor bestowed by Abbott on its employees by the CEO and Board of Directors. Remarkably, she received Abbott’s Chairman’s award for 2 consecutive years saving the company over $40MM in annual cost savings. In 2008, Valarie received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the U.W. College of Engineering in 2008 and in 2010, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.W. College of Engineering.
Ms. King- Bailey holds an M.B.A. in Information Systems from Keller Graduate School of Management (1985) and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1982). She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Girls Collaborative Project for STEM education, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and a U.W. College of Civil Engineering Advisory Board Member.