Both UiPath and Blue Prism have announced huge funding rounds in the last few weeks.
Totaling more than $250m.
But what does that money mean for you?
Yes, the money is earmarked towards developing their products.
But it is also about funding growth.
And that growth needs skilled people.
As I keep repeating, this market is still in the early days.
Most organizations have done nothing with RPA.
Even advanced users are only at 10% penetration – and that is before the technology advances to do more.
If you are looking to learn RPA, then your timing is great.
So, where is the growth taking place?
Just talk to the Blue Prism and Automation Anywhere teams and see where they are traveling to.
Japan is a surprising growth area, as well as being the only non-English language that Blue Prism supports.
While the world seems happy to learn and implement in English, expect Spanish and Portuguese to come into the equation soon.
India, of course, remains the epicenter of the RPA world.
If labor could really flow freely these skilled resources would get sucked to the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia within seconds.
I was initially amazed to see how much is going on in Toronto and Sydney. Singapore is bubbling up, and I’m slightly shocked that Hong Kong is not as active.
In the US, NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas are at the top. Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, appear less active, but the players there are more spread out, and less easy to categorize.
To follow the market growth, we’re just releasing our online and onsite training for the next 3 months (see below).
Next week we’ll release our “On Tour” dates, taking the training to new cities around the globe.
If you have any advice on where we should go, just hit CONTACT and let me know.
Any plans in the next 3 months?