Plan, Align and Optimise Your Automation Strategy

Friday 1 March 2024 │ 08:45-10.00 GMT │ Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club

Enterprise automation is the practice of identifying complex or repetitive manual business processes and streamlining them with software. Interest in automation is gathering pace across a wide range of industry sectors as organisations seek out new ways to cut costs, improve efficiencies and redefine how they connect with their customers. 

There are a number of types of automation suited to different use cases including process automation, integrated automation and robotic process automation (RPA). Some have expressed concerns that robots will replace humans at work, however a recent report by the World Economic Forum shows that although machines with AI will replace about 85 million jobs in 2025, about 97 million jobs will be created as a result of AI. 

Successful automation starts with aligning your automation strategy against your business and operational goals and processes, and the most effective programmes will pursue excellence through continuous optimisation and improvement. Optimising your automation strategy will require continuous monitoring and evaluation against well defined goals, and fostering a culture of iterative improvement. Join us at our Chief Disruptor Breakfast Club, Plan, Align and Optimise your Automation Strategy, on Friday 1 March 2024 to discuss how to make the most of your automation initiatives.


8:45 Welcome and introduction

8:50 Fireside chat

  • Exploring the different types of automation and business use cases; choosing what to automate, how and why 
  • Beyond RPA to intelligent automation; how are organisations exploring new automation capabilities with Big Data, AI/ML, VR and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • How is marketing automation delivering more personalised and relevant content to customers at each stage of their journey?
  • What are the main roadblocks to deploying automation in the enterprise?
  • Assessing automation impact: review and re-evaluate your automation programme and identifying areas for improvement and optimisation

09:05 Virtual roundtable discussion

  • What are your business goals for automation?
  • How do you identify the areas of your business that will benefit the most from automation?
  • Evaluating your existing automation programmes; how do you identify areas where more automation would be beneficial or whether existing automation efforts could be improved?
  • What are the necessary facets of an organisation culture that support automation optimisation? 

09:45 Next steps and key takeaways 

10:00 Close


Tommy Dalglish-1-1Tom Dalglish, Head of Data Governance and Enablement, NOW TV

Tom is a highly accomplished CTO/CDO with 25+ years of experience building and deploying global systems. With previous experience across financial services, top-tier investment banking and consulting, Tom is an internationally recognised technologist in enterprise data, innovation, automation, databases, big data strategies & architecture. At NOW TV, Tom brings together his solid end-to-end knowledge of computing with a core skillset in data, architecture, compute engines and system delivery. Besides his work in business and technology, Tom loves jazz music, skiing and DIY.


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