Editor's note: if you're reading this after FORWARD III, the author's #1 reason you should attend FORWARD remains the same. Read on and we hope you'll join us for this year's FORWARD conference.
UiPath is a leader in the field of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and FORWARD is our biggest event of the year. Next month UiPath will host FORWARD III, which is going to be the largest gathering of RPA practitioners and experts in history. More than 3,000 attendees, more than 30 sessions, and some groundbreaking announcements to come. But why should you go?
Well, I’ll tell you why. Back when I was starting out implementing RPA, I got a call from a woman named Marie Myers, who needed help with her RPA program. She was the global controller for HP at the time. She had just inherited the RPA program when she read a book that I had written a piece for and found my name. There were problems with the RPA program that she needed help with, and I had experience with RPA, so I went up to HP and helped them out a bit. A few problems later I was offered a job at HP to take over their automation program and I took it.
When I got to HP, I brought in people from several top RPA companies to test them and see which platform we were going to automate with. There were a few top contenders, but the RPA engineer from UiPath impressed me, and that was a big reason why we went with UiPath. Then, I brought in people from UiPath to help us start and they trained employees at HP while helping us set up our first few Robots. I implemented 224 Robots in a little over a year at HP before coming to UiPath.
In an industry that’s all about robots, it takes a lot of people to achieve success and that is what made me successful in RPA implementation. Marie Myers needed a person to come and be there to help. I needed to talk face to face with different RPA companies and we later needed people to come in and help us get started. The people around us made all the difference and that’s why you need to come to FORWARD III.
Surround yourself with the best and smartest people in the field and listen to what they have to say. Go to panel discussions and ask questions. See how RPA is going to reboot work and continue changing the game.
FORWARD III has a lot of cool stuff going on, but in my mind, the most important thing is that we’re getting the community together. The biggest collection of RPA experts in history will all be in one place, which makes learning about RPA very efficient, and we do love improving efficiency.
UiPath has been named a leader in RPA in several reports, including the Forrester Wave for RPA Q2 2018 and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Software in July 2019. Come and see why we have continually earned those honors by listening to keynotes by our CEO, the vice president of Forrester, and several of our customers and partners.
Join us for a fireside chat and hear how the C-suite of several leading companies are making RPA a strategic priority. We want to meet you and have you join us on our journey of automating the future.
The RPA community is big and getting bigger because it takes a lot of people to reboot work. We want you to be a part of that community and join us in that future. Whether you’re just starting to look into RPA, or you’ve been doing this for years, FORWARD III is the place to go.
UPDATE: FORWARD III may be over, but you can still get presentations, videos, and guides from the event directly to your inbox when you sign up for the free FORWARD III event pack!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.uipath.com/blog/rpa/number-one-reason-to-attend-forward-2019