My Blogging Journey Begins… again…

First blog post…. I guess I should introduce myself… I’m Amy Simpson-Grange, an Oracle Applications Consultant at Capgemini since July 2012. I’m not a very funny person, people usually laugh at me rather than with me (DOH!!), so, please excuse all of my attempts at being funny in this blog post or any subsequent blog posts should you frequent this site.

I’m also not a natural writer, I never have been and quite frankly, I never will be, but, I hope that I can, in these blog posts, be honest about my experiences, sharing knowledge and the highs and lows of an industry that is ever evolving and ever learning (..and any other topics that appear to be relevant!).

The eagle-eyed amongst you might notice that this is not my first time trying to start a blog. I started “My Journey to the Cloud” earlier this year, where I blogged a little about the beginning of my learning of cloud technologies, Oracle cloud, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and my time at the Oracle PaaS Forum in Budapest.

Unfortunately, I never really found the time — it has been a crazy busy year learning cloud, delivering projects and I also got married!! — or the topics to build on that blog … SO WHY DO I THINK IT’S DIFFERENT NOW?! … 

The Capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice! – Brian Herbert

I’ve spent this year LEARNING, LEARNING, and LEARNING some more. Don’t get me wrong, I am no cloud expert and I still have a long way to go, but, I really do feel like I now have information to share that can help you all (I also wanted to start fresh with my own domain 🙂 )

Not only that, but, only a few weeks ago, I presented for the first time at an Oracle conference. I had 2 sessions:

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Women in IT Breakfast (led by Debra Lilley)
Abstract: Late teenage years are a pretty confusing time for many reasons. At a time where, as an individual, you are doing so much growing up and understanding who you are as a person. It is also the time to make big decisions, like… what you want to study at university, if you even want to go to university, what career you want to have in the future. In this session, Amy will share her journey from those pivotal teenage years onto how she gained momentum in the IT industry and found opportunities to grow herself and to support young people in communities as both a woman and an apprentice.
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Robotic Process Automation
Abstract: DID YOU KNOW? According to research carried out by Vrije Universitet – Amsterdam, since the 1980s, productivity in the office has improved by ~3% compared to a ~75% increase in productivity in factories over the same period of time. Does this surprise you? Maybe not, but, how do we change the figures and increase office productivity?

In a world of constant innovation, Robotic Process Automation (or, RPA for short) technology is considered by many as the next “big thing” for businesses who are looking to streamline their processes, increase their productivity and ultimately, improve their bottom-line. Typically, RPA makes use of pre-defined processes to handle repetitive, rules-based, back-office tasks based on pre-programmed logic. However, the capabilities do not stop there. What about artificial intelligence and those partially defined business processes within front-office operations?

This session aims to provide an overview of what RPA is, how RPA can deliver efficiencies, security & compliance implications and any barriers or challenges for adoption. We will take a demo-focused tour of the capabilities of RPA using UiPath (Oracle’s product partner) with some glimpses of simply how easy it can be to build your automations.

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Presenting at UK Oracle User Group – TECH 18 … Women in IT Breakfast

I had a really great time and got some really positive feedback on both of my sessions, so, that’s what brings me here…

If you have made it this far, thank you for reading, and stay tuned!

Amy xo

One thought on “My Blogging Journey Begins… again…

  1. well done Amy – it used to be that a blog had to be very frequent to get people to follow but now you can just send then there with twitter etc.

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