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“Free the humans” at Automation 2018

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IBM Digital Business Automation 2018I’ve attended several business technology events this year, including the AIIM Conference, OpexWeek and Think 2018, to name a few. I have begun to recognize a certain look in the eye from attendees at all those events, almost pleading, “Help me understand what’s happening.”

When a transformational technology or solution emerges, such as digital business automation, most people hit their favorite search engine for analyst reports and white papers, blog posts from trusted thought leaders and case studies, but it’s often not enough to separate the signal from the noise.

The opportunities and threats of automation are easy to find in today’s headlines. Some stories make it sound scary; some like a silver bullet; themes range from massive job loss to magical front-end customer experiences and cost take-outs. But the question remains: will automation liberate workers to focus on high value work or take their jobs?

What’s increasingly clear is that people are attending business technology events hoping to get a holistic view of what’s real and what’s possible, separate the hype from the hope and contribute to the discussion taking place in every organization in the world.

Automation 2018, the IBM Digital Business Automation event, is a free, one-day conference conceived to offer everything that someone in IT, operations or line of business needs to understand what’s real and what’s possible for digital business automation today. It includes a broad set of tools: robotic process automation, intelligent content management, workflow, decision management, document capture, machine learning and more. It’s an exciting topic that’s at the heart of the next wave of opportunity.

That’s why we’re bringing together analysts, customers, IBM automation experts and business partners in an intimate setting for some common-sense discussion and deep learning, predictions and roadmaps.

Event highlights will include

  • IBM Digital Business Automation roadmap and strategy
  • Business and technical tracks on the key automation technologies available
  • Peer digital transformation journey stories
  • Personal briefing opportunities with a Forrester analyst

Join us for a day of relevancy and discovery. Help us shape the direction of digital business automation and learn how the IBM portfolio of process and content solutions can help you free the humans in your organization.

Register here for the Automation 2018 event Wednesday, 13 June in Chicago at the Lyric Opera with more locations to be announced soon.

WW Portfolio Marketing Manager, Enterprise Content Management

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