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Hear From The Winners Of The IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge August 25

By DAVID Jenness posted Fri August 20, 2021 12:09 PM


The recent IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge was one of the most satisfying events I have been associated with in my 11 years at IBM.  We put out a challenge to use IBM RPA to make a difference in the world and our Community responded.  We offered two $10,000 prizes to any non-IBMer who could build an IBM RPA Solution to either Improve Their Workplace or Address A Social Challenge.  We received some amazing submissions that show what RPA-powered Automation can do.

On August 25, at 11 AM ET, we’re going to convene a webcast with the two winners and let them explain how they learned IBM RPA, how they decided on the problem to tackle, and how they built their applications.  To attend this free webcast, register here.

We’ll hear from Wei Lai, of Perficient, a leading IBM Business Partner, who built an incredible solution for Addressing a Social Challenge with IBM RPA to Automate a Food Drive for needy families.  He built it over the weekend, with help from his kids.  I can’t wait to learn more about that!  And we’ll get a look at his RPA solution in action.

We’ll also spend time with the team from Cedrus Digital - Paul Hofle, Maksim Chepel, Justin Irazabal, David Kaufman and Nathaniel Watkins – who won for IBM RPA Solution to Improve My Workplace. They built a solution to automate the submission and processing of Expense Receipts, using RPA but also integrating IBM Datacap, Content Services and other elements of the IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation. That could help not only their workplace, but MY workplace too.  It’s a great solution and we’ll ask the Cedrus team how they collaborated to create this clever application that they call ReceiptsIA.

What’s important to know is that most of our Contestants had no prior experience working with IBM RPA, so they had to master the toolset within 30 days. We’ll dig in to their experience and explore their process and their vision for Automation and we’ll talk about what comes next.  This will be fun and informative.

Title: Mastering IBM Robotic Process Automation In 30 Days through IBM’s Build-A-Bot Challenge

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Register here: