European Economic Recovery with Software Automation



European Economic Recovery with Software Automation

November 19 | 10:00 am CET

Organized by The Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union and UiPath


While the vast implications and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unravelling, it has already reshaped the way we live and work. As a result, the Union designed the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The Facility aims to support a sustainable, inclusive and long-term recovery while promoting green and digital transitions. Each recovery and resilience plan submitted by the Member States will have to include a minimum of 20% of expenditure to foster digital transition.

The event will provide a forum for discussion on the road ahead in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the public sector, the existing barriers to the uptake of digital technologies and the potential of such digital technologies to support the economic recovery within the European Union. 


Event moderator: Alessandro Cenderello, Managing Partner for EU institutions, EY


10:00 - 10:05 OPENING REMARKS: European economic recovery with software automation
H.E. Ambassador Luminița Odobescu, Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union


10:05 - 10:15 Preparing our digital future: opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General of DG Connect, European Commission

10:15 - 10:25 EU Recovery Resilience Facility: increased productivity and resilience of the EU economy through digital transformation

Dragoș Pîslaru, MEP, Renew Europe Group, Employment and Social Affairs Committee

10:25 - 10:35 Introduction to RPA: socio-economic benefits and impact on public institutions

Maurits Houck, Regional VP BeNeLux, UiPath

10:35 - 11:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: RPA as a driver of transformation: how automation can boost the quality and productivity of European public administrations
·    Felicia Stănescu, Head of Unit, Secretariat General, Recovery and Resilience Taskforce at European Commission
·    Spyridon Pilos, Principal Manager - Information, Workplace and Innovation, European Court of Auditors
·    Per Åkerlund, Head of RPA and Automation, Tyresö Municipality, Sweden
·    Matthias Heyn, Vice President of Global Solutions, SDL

11:15 – 11:25 Q&A session

11:25 – 11:30 CONCLUDING REMARKS: Vision and priorities of the incoming Council Presidency towards a digital-led economic recovery

H.E. Ambassador Pedro Lourtie, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union