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Technology Trends & Me: Automation & Me – Episode 2

Technology Trends and Me is designed as a series of regular, informative insights on today’s emerging trends designed to give you the highlights and implications from both an individual and organizational context as we try to make sense of the world around us. 

In Episode 2, we cover Automation & Me, what is automation and what isn’t it, automation’s trajectory, the value of automation today, the risks associated, automation tools available and what to do next. 

Automation is the glue to our digital lives.  It helps us automate routine work flows, respond in a timely fashion, improve our work practices and ultimately help us handle more complexity in our lives with less effort.  Are you doing enough to improve your digital skills to be successful in the 21st century?

Learn more about how experimenting with this technology in our 1 – and 2-day 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme can advance your digital literacy, and effect change in your business as a result.

Stay tuned for May’s edition on AI & Me.

AUTHORS

Lewis Richards
Researcher
Lewis Richards, based in the UK, is a researcher and self-styled Digital Chef for Leading Edge Forum.  He is responsible for research into Pro-active, Haptic Sensing and bringing additional value to clients as Head of our 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme Advisory practice, enabling clients to build hands-on digital skills.  Lewis’ most recent publications are the Technology Trends and Me video series; AI & Me,  Automation & Me and VR & Me which provide insights on today's emerging trends as we try to make sense of the world around us. Prior to this, Lewis authored the report The Field Engineer of the Future – An LEF Xperience Lab Case Study. Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the Corporate Office of Innovation.  Lewis managed the European Innovation Centre for CSC and worked with clients and partners to showcase Next Gen technologies whilst articulating how IT can address the needs of current business problems. In his previous post, Lewis was responsible for Global Portfolio Management for CSC's Application Business.  This role involved the management of a diverse workforce and the reengineering of the applications business, including the adoption of a globalized portfolio management process and the implementation of product and technology roadmaps. Lewis is passionate about collaboration and the cultural changes required to enhance business functions. Lewis has a BSc from the University of Surrey and an MBA in Technology Management from the Open University.

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