UiPath swallows another monster funding round

COMMENTARY

Even judging it purely on its ability to raise venture finance, UiPath is a beast. UiPath’s latest funding round – $225m of capital – now values the company at $3bn. Is that crazy? The underlying momentum the company’s driving is pretty astounding. Per the news release announcing the venture round, here are some salient stats: […]

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TIBCO’s evolution, Building a global data consent ledger

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’19” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss the ongoing evolution of digital platform specialist TIBCO Software, and explore hu-manity.co’s initiative to build a blockchain-based Global Consent Ledger that individuals can use to grant access to third parties for use of […]

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TIBCO NOW: core vs edge

COMMENTARY

Last week saw TIBCO’s biannual global customer event, TIBCO NOW, back in Vegas. The theme of the conference: “Innovation at the edge”. After last year’s TIBCO NOW event in San Diego, I shared that TIBCO seemed to be getting its mojo back. My takeaway, though, was that its main challenge would be to bring its existing […]

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A conversation with TIBCO’s Shawn Rogers

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 29’21” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth talks to Shawn Rogers, Senior Director of Analytic Strategy at TIBCO. Topics covered include: Data privacy, literacy, and trust – and how all this affects the nature of customer relationships built around data-driven services How brands […]

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Google tiptoes into enterprise customer interaction tech with Contact Center AI

COMMENTARY

At Google Cloud Next ’18 the company announced – among many other things – a new bundle of enterprise-focused technologies specifically aimed at organisations building (or revitalising) multi-channel contact centres. Work automation vendors Appian and UiPath are part of the story. The foundation of Google’s new Contact Center AI is the high-end Enterprise version of […]

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Data Ethics, the Automation Bonanza and Secret Contracts

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 35’23” episode Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth talk about the UK Government’s new moves to establish a data ethics framework; the challenge of navigating through today’s fast-moving marketplace of automation technologies; and developments in blockchain to enable privacy in the execution […]

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Architecting the new wave of automation

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This report tackles the subject of ‘automation architecture’ – the practice of deliberately planning and shaping how your organisation invests in work automation technologies. Automation architecture is important because – on the surface at least – numerous technologies have the potential to compete or substitute for each other in enabling the automation of aspects of […]

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Automation Anywhere’s $250m funding: another nosebleed valuation?

COMMENTARY

Yesterday RPA specialist vendor Automation Anywhere announced it’s raised $250m from a number of venture capital firms including NEA (also led investment in Appian pre-IPO and invested in Salesforce, Workday and others) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. What’s going on? The funding round values Automation Anywhere at about $1.8bn – that’s somewhere between 50x and […]

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Shaking up work optimisation, decentralised AI futures and the AI market

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 34’20” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton talk about how the perennial debate about work automation vs work optimisation needs shaking up; blockchain cloud services and decentralised AI; and lastly – why, despite the huge and rapid advances currently happening in […]

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Unwrapping PegaWorld and Pega Infinity

COMMENTARY

At this year’s PegaWorld, Pegasystems launched – with significant fanfare – its latest major technology release, Pega Infinity. Here’s what’s inside the wrapping. In truth, Pega Infinity is largely a matter of packaging rather than a matter of significant new capability (although a number of new features are being released). Nevertheless it’s important, because it […]

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