October 12, 2018 – Business digitization. Is intelligent automation really here for businesses?

Moderator: Sorin Anagnoste, Knowledge Manager at EY Romania


  • Marius Alexandru, Manager for Special Project at Telekom
  • Sorin Peste, Technology Solutions Professionals, Data & AI at Microsoft
  • Mircea Grigore, Product Manager at UiPath
  • Stefan Baciu, Country Leader, SAS Romania & Republic of Moldova

At the latest World Economic Forum, the experts mentioned that between 75 and 375 million people may have to switch occupation by 2030 due to the latest advances in intelligent automation. On the other hand, there is no certainty of extreme disruption – with automation of 50% or more of the current jobs, as predicted in a study by the researchers from Oxford University. It can be seen already that the new technologies are already here and fully used by businesses across globe: robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent optical character recognition (IOCR), chat-bots, machine learning, big data analytics, cognitive platforms, anomaly detection, pattern analysis, voice recognition, data classification and many more. No matter what scenario will be in place, one aspect is clear: the future will be automated and augmented. For these new jobs new skills will be required, such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management.