STARWEST 2021 Concurrent Session : The Rise and Benefits of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Rise and Benefits of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a term given to technology that allows developers to programmatically emulate the actions of a human to execute a business process. RPA often operates on the user interface (UI) layer to capture data or interact with an application or across multiple applications to perform tasks that are considered repetitive or time-consuming. Originally focused on business processes, many RPA solutions now integrate with testing tools. While the promises of easy adoption and scaling are made by almost every vendor, the reality is long-term commitment to an RPA program is the same as any new application. In this presentation, the audience will learn about the benefits of RPA, multiple RPA use cases, and how RPA can be assimilated into a testing program.

Thomas Haver
Red Green Refactor

Thomas is presently serving as a Test Automation Architect. He leads a team of testers, ops engineers, and production support analysts in the adoption of DevOps practices. Previously, he led the enterprise automation support of 73 applications at Huntington National Bank that encompassed testing, metrics & reporting, and data management. Thomas has a background in Physics & Biophysics, with over a decade spent in research science studying fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy before joining IT. He is co-author of the book "Accelerating Software Quality: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the Age of DevOps".