Marcus Esser, Global Technology Innovation lead at Capgemini Business Services, was shortlisted in the Automation Champion of the Year category of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Professional Awards. Now in its fourth year, the awards exist to celebrate the talents of those working across the outsourcing industry. 

Marcus EsserNominated by Capgemini’s partner UiPath, a leading provider of Robotic Process Automation software, Dr. Marcus Esser is the Global Technology Innovation lead at Capgemini Business Services and together with his team develops the novel IT concepts and solutions that drive the company’s highly competitive delivery model. His role includes creating IT solutions and deployment to operations to realise cost efficiencies, operational efficiency and business agility, with focus on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and analytics & big data. He works on large scale global IT programmes and is involved in definition and enforcement of IT standards globally.

Lee Beardmore, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini Global Business Services, commented: “Marcus is a pioneer in the field of RPA. His drive, dedication and intellect have led to the creation of a unique automation platform optimised for business process outsourcing and shared services operations. He is constantly pushing the envelope of technology to seek out new ways of implementing RPA solutions. His roadmap for RPA evolution holds some very exciting developments which I await with keen anticipation”.

NOAKerry Hallard, CEO of the NOA, commented: “The availability of skills is increasingly becoming a chief concern for those operating in the outsourcing sector in the UK and beyond – our research throughout 2015 demonstrated this is the case now more so than ever. And that’s why the NOA’s Professional Awards exists – to showcase outsourcing’s most talented, and encourage the professionalisation of outsourcing globally.”

The full shortlist is available here and winners will be announced at the NOA’s Professional Awards 2016 on Thursday 19th May 2016. This year the ceremony takes place in Manchester, at the Museum of Science and Industry.