6 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
A comprehensive understanding of the key service automation technologies: Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive Automation (CA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – their capabilities, future potential, and how they can be applied for social good.
Knowledge of the organisational, ethical, and technical challenges involved in automation technology deployment, and how to effectively prepare your business for practical application.
A certificate of competence from LSE – a world-leading social science university – as validation of your knowledge of managing service automation technologies for business value.
Module 1: The service automation landscape
Understand the technologies, history and dynamics of the service automation market, and explore automation for social good.
Module 2: Managing RPA: Becoming strategic
Explore the attributes of a strategic approach to service automation.
Module 3: RPA for business: Maintaining momentum
Managing RPA for business value across the lifecycle.
Module 4: Managing Cognitive Automation: Technologies and challenges
Explore different CA technologies and approaches to managing them for optimal business value.
Module 5: Taking action on the promise of AI
Explore the many perspectives of AI and where the technologies are leading.
Module 6: Service automation and the future of work
Explore the different perspectives and the future of work.
Professor Leslie Willcocks
Professor of Work, Technology and Globalisation in the Department of Management at LSE
Leslie has a worldwide reputation for his research and advisory work on automation, digital business, the future of work, IT and business process outsourcing, organisational change, management, and global strategy. He has developed executive education programmes for organisations including Standard Chartered Bank, Stater, ABNAmro Bank, Royal Sun Alliance, Singtel, Commonwealth Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Trizma, Accenture, IBM, Rotterdam Port Harbour Authority, and several government institutions in the UK, USA and Australia. He has served as an expert witness on congressional committees and senate inquiries on outsourcing in Australia and the USA and provided evidence to a number of UK government reports on major public sector IT projects. For the last 28 years he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology and is the co-author of 65 books. His recent publications, which cover over 450 automation deployments, include Service Automation, Robots and The Future of Work (2016), Robotic Process Automation and Risk Mitigation: The Definitive Guide (2017), Robotic and Cognitive Automation: The Next Phase (2018), and Becoming Strategic With Robotic Process Automation (2019).
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