Abstract: Technology is not meant to replace humans but to augment the way we work. Productivity and the business’ bottom line remain the priority, but while technology is advancing rapidly, our understanding of workplace happiness and work/life balance is only just starting to catch up. We are beginning to understand that working smart is more valuable than working long hours at a low level, as the repetition and longevity of manual techniques often lead to burnout and human error.
Data Automation is a prime example of how technology not only increases our output but also changes our approach to the traditional working day. It can be the catalyst not only for quicker, more accurate BI, but for a holistic transformation of our working lives.
Bio: Simon Asplen-Taylor is a Chief Data Officer at Rank Group, Tesco, Cushman & Wakefield. He is a specialist in transforming business through the use of data, analytics and artificial intelligence. Data IQ list him as one of the 100 most influential people in data 2020. Simon is an Executive Speaker, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).