Ditch the busywork, embrace the future! Episode #3 unveils how smart automation (think AI, RPA, and hyper-automation) paired with leadership and learning can unlock a happier and more productive you.

Episode #3: Simplifying Complexity in Technology

This episode of Turbocharge Tomorrow dives into the transformative power of hyper automation, robotic process automation (RPA), and generative AI. Host Dan Ptak and Guest Marshall Sied explore how these technologies are reshaping the work experience, boosting employee satisfaction and productivity. Marshall presents real-world examples of successful hyper automation implementations, showcasing their impact on areas like procurement and vendor management. The discussion emphasizes the importance of data governance, a well-defined application strategy, and continuous improvement in AI decision-making. Marshall highlights process mining as a key tool for optimizing workflows and deploying AI models effectively.

Episode Highlights:

Dan and Marshall dive deep into the employee-centric revolution of hyper automation, RPA, and generative AI. They explore real-world case studies that showcase how these technologies are boosting employee satisfaction and productivity. But it’s not all sunshine and robots – the episode also tackles strategies for managing legacy systems and technical debt during automation initiatives. They’ll emphasize the importance of a holistic decision-making framework for successful AI implementation, ensuring you avoid pitfalls and embrace continuous improvement for responsible AI in the workplace.

The Future of Work is Now (and it Doesn’t Involve Replacing You)

“…at the end of the day, there’s a saying in our niche industry, it’s about taking the robot out of the human. Right. It’s not about being the human with the robot.”


– Marshall Sied

Marshall acknowledges that cost-cutting is a major reason for automation, but there’s more to consider. He emphasizes a concept he calls “taking the robot out of the human.” This means using automation to eliminate repetitive, low-value tasks like data entry. By doing this, employees are freed up to focus on more strategic and engaging work.

Automate the Mundane, Empower the Workforce

“It’s all about throwing kerosene on the differentiation fire.”

– Marshall Sied

Beyond cost savings, Marshall sees automation as a tool for attracting talent and boosting strategic efforts. Automating repetitive tasks frees up younger workers for more engaging roles, while also tackling potential talent shortages. Additionally, by automating tedious vendor paperwork, companies can empower employees to focus on building stronger, more strategic relationships with suppliers – a key driver of business growth.

No Execs, No Go: Why Leadership Matters in Automation

“Executive sponsorship is crucial. Without an executive willing to champion the vision and secure funding, hyper-automation programs are doomed to fail.”

– Marshall Sied

Marshall identifies two keys to hyper-automation success: executive champions who champion the vision and secure funding, and a continuously learning workforce that can navigate the fast-paced world of AI. This ensures programs avoid the usual pitfalls and stay ahead of the curve.