Automation week

We would like to invite all our public sector contacts to Automation week, which is organised by the Cross Government Robotics Centre of Excellence, a joint venture between Cabinet Office and Capgemini. This is a nationwide programme of events, taking place between 16-20th April, and aims to increase awareness of Robotics Process Automation across central government and explore the benefits your department will gain from automating mundane, repetitive processes.

You will have direct access to experts from the Centre of Excellence and leading software vendors who will be on hand to answer your particular queries and address any concerns you might have. They will share their expertise in Robotics adoption  and explain how automating simple processes can empower civil servants, allowing them to focus on the more value-adding aspects of their roles. We will also provide advice on building your business case for robotics adoption in your department, so please feel free to bring processes that you feel are good candidates for automation (please use the attached guide for identifying suitable processes for Robotics Process Automation).

Different software vendors lead each day and will introduce different topics related to RPA and how automation can help your department.

Download:  Guideline on process eligibility for automation

You can register to your nearest event by clicking on the respective link

Date City Venue Topic RPA vendor Registration link
16th of April Cardiff Capgemini – Innovation Hub, CF37 5UA How RPA and AI can help digitise the government and make it more efficient Pega    Register
17th of April Birmingham De Vere Colmore Gate –  6 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 Automation as a force for good – harnessing process automation to improve frontline services WorkFusion    Register
18th of April Manchester Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre – 25 Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3AE Securely scaling RPA to build the digital government workforce of the future Blueprism    Register
19th of April Glasgow Crowne Plaza Hotel – Congress Rd, Glasgow G3 8QT How automation can empower civil servants and the public sector NICE    Register
20th of April Newcastle Vermont hotel – Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ Why RPA projects fail and how to ensure yours is a success UIPath    Register



  • 11:00-11:15 Overview of the Centre of Excellence
  • 11:15-11:45  Vendor presentation on topic of the day
  • 11:45-12:45 Joint vendor / CoE expert panel on the topic of the day. This will be more of a facilitated discussion.
  • 12:45-14:00 Buffet lunch. Break out session – stands and demos

The Cross Government Robotics Centre of Excellence was established in 2017 to help government departments understand and deliver on the potential of Robotic Process Automation. The team works alongside Capgemini who, through our contract, can provide development across central government without the requirement for further procurement. The Centre of Excellence can be contacted on  or you can call James Merrick-Potter on 07723 336144.

Looking forward to seeing you during the week.


Event details

April 16, 2018
April 20, 2018
Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle

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