UiPath Responds to Global Shortage of Enterprise-Grade RPA Developer Skills

Launching Academy 2 at UiPath Forward

NEW YORK, November 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Sold-Out User Summit Will Assemble RPA Early Adopters, Industry Analysts, Partners and 700+ Attendees  

Today at the UiPath Forward User Summit in New York, UiPath, a global leader in Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software, will announce the launch of its free online advanced RPA learning program, Academy 2, designed to help tackle the global RPA skills shortage by building the world's largest global RPA developer base.

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Building on the success of UiPath Academy launched in April 2017 which counts 30,000 students of the RPA Developer Foundation Diploma course, Academy 2 is the first free-of-charge online Advanced Diploma for RPA Developers.

As a reflection of the company's dedication to knowledge sharing, the training certifies and prepares participants to be production-ready immediately after course completion. The curriculum offers developers practical RPA development exercises focused on proven use cases, enabling them to master the UiPath RPA platform in a controlled environment. This is delivered alongside a series of webinars preparing users for a certification exam. Utilising UiPath's methodology of automation best practices, Academy 2 also provides in-depth teaching on how to develop scalable enterprise-grade RPA deployment.

Also at UiPath Forward Americas a powerful line-up of early RPA adopters will present to an attendance of more than 700. Alongside prominent industry analysts from Forrester and Everest Group, the summit will host a plethora of UiPath customers including Dentsu, GE, HP, Equifax, JG Wentworth. The event will also present partner implementation success stories by Avasant, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, and EY.

Sarah Burnett, VP, Everest Group, will reveal fresh new findings at the event, "Enterprise-grade RPA is critical to the success of automation projects today. Our latest research indicates that users value ease of software and robot maintenance, security, and scalability as the most important features of enterprise RPA. These reduce the effort that is needed to develop, run and maintain robots. Our findings show that enterprise RPA should also offer integrated cognitive and machine learning for processing unstructured data and provide detailed robot operational analytics."

Building on Forrester's latest report that estimates the growth of the RPA market to $2.9 billion by 2021, Craig Le Clair, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester will also unveil new research at UiPath Forward, "The majority of firms now believe RPA robots as digital workers are good for their organizations. Businesses today are looking for control and operations management, proof of scalability, and a cognitive AI roadmap when selecting an RPA provider. We are also seeing a growing variety of use cases for RPA and AI to accelerate, including chatbots with customer service, IoT sensors with predictive analytics and unstructured content with text analytics."

UiPath's CEO and Co-Founder, Daniel Dines, who will open and close UiPath Forward considers the event as part of a year that truly consecrated RPA, "Today, I am excited to be outlining our priorities to continue to raise the bar on Enterprise RPA and deepening our commitment towards big scale, cognitive automation, ease-of-implementation, and strong partnerships.  We will also be hearing from the absolute avant-gardists in the automation industries sharing their successes and challenges, and we've invited analysts predicting the future on RPA and its role as the path to AI. I believe this event will further show that RPA is becoming commonplace in the digitization journeys of global organizations. UiPath is delighted to continue to lead our industry forward."

The next events in the UiPath Forward user summit series featuring prominent players and analysts in the automation space will occur in the UK on November 30th and India on January 17th - 18th 2018.

About UiPath 

UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations efficiently automate business processes. The company is at the forefront of the digital business revolution achieving over 500% yearly revenue growth since 2015.

A global community of thousands of users and over 450 customers use UiPath's Platform to deploy attended and unattended software robots quickly and accurately resulting in better business outcomes, stronger security and compliance across complex processes, and higher job satisfaction.

Based in New York City, US, UiPath also maintains offices in Australia, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Romania, and the United Kingdom with an employee base of close to 400 people.