Jason Kingdon | Executive Chairman | Blue Prism

Founded in 2001, with the vision to provide a digital workforce for every enterprise, Blue Prism is a leading Robotic Process Automation UK based company. Blue Prism’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology provides an intelligent, automated, Digital Workforce that operates with humans to address these core challenges – enabling every enterprise to exceed its business goals and drive growth with unmatched agility and speed.

Blue Prism’s purpose is to unleash the collaborative potential of humans, operating in harmony with a Digital Workforce, so every enterprise can exceed their business goals and drive meaningful growth, with unmatched speed and agility. A Digital Worker plays a key role in the future workforce – by doing things ill-suited to humans – much faster and better, liberating humans to do more things aligned to their strengths, and by easily enabling any new tech to operate with any existing tech – to generate huge possibilities. The company aims to develop an automation solution that solves 4 key challenges facing all operations teams in any global enterprise:

  • To fill the gap between the ever-changing requirements of operations – and what can’t be delivered by technology and by people.
  • To help mitigate low productivity.
  • To mitigate IT skills shortages and operations’ reliance on the IT department.
  • To enable business leaders to more easily consume and benefit from any age of technology – faster, without limits.

Exclusive and Advanced Offerings 

Blue Prism pioneered enterprise-grade, connected-RPA technology that provides an intelligent Digital Workforce that’s trained and run by business to safely automate evermore complex, end-to-end business activities – with unmatched agility, accuracy and speed. To deliver, support and augment its technology, Blue Prism has also created a unique partner distribution model and a technology partner ecosystem.

Fortune 500 and public-sector organizations, among customers across 70 commercial sectors, trust Blue Prism’s enterprise-grade connected-RPA platform, which has users in more than 170 countries. By strategically applying intelligent automation, these organizations are creating new opportunities and services, while unlocking massive efficiencies that return millions of hours of work back into their business.

One Step Ahead of Others 

Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange (DX) is a ground-breaking intelligent automation “app store” and online community. The DX is the first network of its kind, designed to provide users with an “a la carte menu” of intelligent automation solutions, making it easy to scale automation projects through drag and drop capabilities. Through the DX, the company is able to offer a range of AI tools that organizations would previously have never been able to access – never before has there been an aggregate shop for automation. Within its first year, the DX has secured 1,700 registered companies, accounting for thousands of downloads of assets that enable convenient access to technologies from companies including ABBYY, Appian, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP and others.

Renowned Leader 

Jason Kingdon, an EY Entrepreneur of the Year and the author of several AI books, papers and patents, is a technologist and mathematician with a PhD in computer science from University College London (UCL), where he co-founded the Intelligent Systems Lab that went on to nurture DeepMind. Jason was also one of the first people to deploy a neural network in live financial forecasting as far back as the early 90s. Previously the CEO and co-founder of Searchspace, Kingdon was an inventor of big data analytics, introducing intelligent transaction monitoring to the London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and Lloyds of London, amongst others. After a highly successful exit he set-up a private AI research lab being commercialized as glass.ai.

Kingdon first joined Blue Prism as Executive Chairman in 2008, and later became the non-executive Chair on the company’s highly successful London IPO. Kingdon returned to the company in his original role in October of 2019 to lead Blue Prism on a successful path in the rebirth of RPA. He believes that RPA is on the cusp of being recognized as “the platform of choice for all corporate AI.” Kingdon wants to focus on Blue Prism’s years of heritage RPA experience, managing robots and aligning them with AI capabilities to make them self-remediating and aligned with transformative process roadmaps for its clients.

Bringing Innovation 

Blue Prism recently unveiled Blue Prism Cloud, a fully integrated, SaaS-delivered, intelligent automation platform that provides enterprises with access to a pool of intelligent Digital Workers straight from the cloud, with pre-integrated AI skills – a clear investment in innovation, and research and development spending. The advantages of the Blue Prism Cloud include a fully managed, SaaS-based intelligent automation platform with guaranteed SLAs for availability, and zero infrastructure requirements for launch and scaling of automation programs. Blue Prism Cloud offers digital workers with pre-integrated AI skills ready to work on front and middle office use cases as well as back office. It has simplified and transparent management of digital workforce through the company’s Hub dashboard, with quick and easy deployments across multiple business disciplines and geographies.

Future Aspiration 

Blue Prism’s vision for the future is that there will be a digital workforce for every enterprise. And this is already happening. In Kingdon’s vision for the future, businesses will have a functioning digital workforce, and this tandem will be the key to digital transformation. Human workers will continue to provide strategy and creative thinking, digital workers will execute on business processes, and core IT will provide the underlying technology infrastructure and data storage. These digital workers will be cloud-based and easily scaled up or down to redeploy across the organization as business needs shift.

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