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Mar 28, 2022 | < 1 min read

Roboyo’s Senior Vice President of Public Sector, Jim Walker joins the founding Advisory Board for RPA initiatives at George Mason University (GMU)

MARCH 22, 2022 – WAHSINGTON D.C. – Today, the US premier academic RPA research institution at GMU announced its founding Board of Advisors which now includes Roboyo Public Sector automation expert Jim Walker.

Recognized for being at the forefront of bringing and implementing the benefits of software automation into the public sector, Jim joins a number of distinguished former executive leaders of public institutions, leaders of the private sector automation community, venture capital industries, and education professionals.

“We are honored to have such distinguished leaders joining the RPA initiative to help define our strategic vision and contribute to better meet our mission to research, educate, and communicate how RPA can make government at all levels more effective and efficient.”

Dr. David Rehr, Co-founder of the Initiative and a professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

The appointed individuals are the following:

Jim Walker – Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Roboyo, who led “first in government” RPA deployment at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Gerard Badorrek  – Former Chief Financial Officer and​ Performance Improvement Officer of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Executive Sponsor and Chair of the ​Federal RPA Community of Practice.

Ian Barkin – Co-founder of Symphony Ventures, a leading RPA consultancy firm, and co-author of the book “Intelligent Automation: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation”, the first of its kind.

Anthony Fung – CEO and Founder of Amplitude9, former Deputy Secretary of Technology for Virginia.

Bobby Patrick – Chief Marketing Officer of UiPath, one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies ever, and an RPA and AI market leader.

“We continue to build momentum and strengthen the Initiative to better harness software automation technology and innovation for public sector institutions and end routine and tedious jobs of employees, so their time can be focused on higher value work …our Initiative is privileged to benefit from the experience, creativity and vision of these accomplished individuals and together we will ensure the vision of becoming the prominent institution for the study of automation’s complexities and its ramifications on society.”

Dorin Munteanu, RPA Initiative Co-founder

RPA initiative Mission

The mission of the RPA Initiative is to research, educate, and communicate how the adoption of this emerging technology can improve productivity, operations, and service delivery of public sector organizations. The Initiative will also study and recommend possible governance models and public policy initiatives for RPA deployment in the context of the broader economic outlook and the future of work.

About GMU

GMU’s identity was forged in 1972 on Virginia’s strong ideals of academic excellence and service. Today, that spirit energizes GMU as a leader in scholarship and research; preparing graduates to meet the complex needs of a rapidly changing world.


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